From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Blanchard comes a small town military romantic thriller where a single dad will risk everything to rescue a woman in need.
He doesn’t know me, but he’ll die to save me.
Or at least, that’s the gist I get when I’m taken hostage by a psycho with a gun. He’d meant to take a little girl, but I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t try to save her. Now I’m in her place instead and my captor is determined to blow it sky high unless his demands are met.
She doesn’t know me, but I owe her everything.
My daughter is my world. After I gave up my career as a Marine to move closer to be with her, I thought I would stay out of danger. And yet here I am diving right back into it.
The rush of adrenaline at a new mission is almost as enticing as the woman who saved my daughter. Getting distracted by her sharp wit and bravery is the last thing I should do, but I can’t help but be drawn to her despite the danger.
If we make it to morning, maybe I’ll work up the nerve to take the biggest risk of all…losing my heart.
Anchor takes place in the First to Fight series, but may be read as a standalone.
“What’s he doing now?” Chloe whispers.
I shake my head. “I have no fuckin’ idea.”
“Any bright ideas?” she asks.
“I’ll figure something out,” I tell her.
And I hope I’m right.
“That sounds totally promising,” she says and startles a laugh out of me.
“Well, I aim to please,” I say.
Whatever her response will be is cut off by the horrendous clank of a chain smashing against its metal counterpart, followed by a splash of water.
“Well, wherever we are,” she says instead, “we won’t be going anywhere.”
The boat jerks as the anchor takes hold of the ocean floor.
“We’re stranded,” I say absently.
“In another time,” I hear her respond, “being stranded with you wouldn’t be such a bad thing.”
“If we get out of this, I have this cottage on the beach. I think you’d like it.”
“Are you hitting on me?” she asks softly.
I don’t get the chance to answer because Jones appears in the stairwell. I’m going to enjoy kicking his motherfucking ass when I get the opportunity.
Alpha Hero, Forced Proximity, Single Dad, Protector Hero, Small Town
Graphic Violence, Description of Death, Graphic Sex