Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The Mighty Anchor is live and FREE in KU! The third book in the Rogue Academy series is a standalone new adult novel with your favorite tropes: secret baby, second chance, sports romance, and broken engagement!
A stoic force to be reckoned with.
The steady rock on which England is destined to lean.
Everyone’s reliable mate, at the ready to defend when called upon.To the world, Vance Morley is the next great keeper for the Rogue Football Club, biding his time at the academy. The definition of tall, dark and handsome, his quiet confidence and mysterious persona only draw the public in. He’s their mighty anchor, both on and off the pitch.
But when it comes to the one woman he claims to love, he conveniently vanishes at the exact moment I need him. The first time I saw Vance, he was a ten-year-old standing on his lawn across the street. The first time he kissed me, we were sixteen and sitting on the very shores we grew up on. We crashed into each other like waves in a storm, fated to destroy everything in our paths. Including each other.
The first time Vance saw our son, by serendipitous accident, my little boy had already lived the first year of his life. And instantly, the man who chose football over me wants to have it all. There is no way I can trust his declarations of love and fatherhood, especially when I’m set to marry another man.
We’re a new game, one to occupy him until the world stage beckons. But the more I try to tell myself he’s not the one, the more Vance’s efforts to win us back increase.
How can I guard my heart against seeing my son with his father?
Can Vance really sacrifice his dreams in the name of love and family?
Is there a way that everyone else’s safe harbor can finally become mine too?
Vance turned out to be a man I had not expected but had hoped to see. We watched Kingston and Jude pull their heads out of…well, where the sun doesn’t shine. But the stoic giant who has only ever been focused on his family, mates, and the game turns out to be not just swoon-worthy, but also a man who has finally figured out exactly what he wants out of life. He’s seemed to have had an order of importance for things in his life, and when he learns of Mason and sees Lara again, that order goes out the window and priorities are steadfastly reorganized.
I’d have to say that while I have loved the previous pairings, Lara and Vance are by far my favorite. There isn’t a lack of chemistry with any of them, but Aarons managed to create such an organic passion between these two that there is no way you can’t root from them from the first chapter.
Jude made me swoon. Kingston made me blush. But Vance…he stole my heart.
- Author Bio
Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.
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