Avenged by Love: A Friends-to-Lovers, Military Romance

Avenged by Love: A Friends-to-Lovers, Military Romance

Book 3: An Anchor Novel
Love is the only real superpower.
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When a broody military man marries a quiet bookstore clerk to ensure she gets the care she needs, they agree the relationship has a time limit. So why does it feel like their hearts are breaking before the countdown even begins?


I’m finally getting my Coast Guard career back on track after mistakes that weren’t mine derailed it. I’ll be in New London just long enough to earn my next post. The last thing I need is a romance with the woman two rooms down no matter how much Jersey Banner’s quiet beauty calls to me.


Travis Dayton has an alter ego just like the superheroes I adore. Broody military man by day and smooth charmer by night. But I can’t afford to be taken in by his wide smile, not when I’m barely keeping my family afloat with my dad in jail. Truck needs to keep his comic-worthy nickname and all-seeing eyes to himself.


Until he finds me writhing in pain and everything changes.


After taking Jersey to the emergency room, I discover she’s denied herself medical care because she can’t afford it. Desperate to help, I do the only thing I can think of—I marry her.


We both know it’s temporary. We both know our real lives will never fit.


So why does it feel like my heart will never recover if I let our fake marriage crumble?

“You don’t have to fight the world alone. You’ve got me.”

Inspired by Lady A’s “Ocean” this soul-tugging, slow-burn romance is full of vibrant characters, emotional journeys, and happiness you’ll feel in your bones.


Start the interconnected, standalone series today.

Can be read in any order.

Also available in The Anchor Novels: The Military Brothers box set with an exclusive novella.

Release date: April 29, 2020

Publisher: LJ Evans Book

Print pages: 403

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Behind the book

This story took a turn just as I was beginning it that I hadn't expected. I want my characters to come across as people you might know in your life. So, I never thought I'd write about a fake marriage because it doesn't seem like a real world occurrence. Then Jersey happened... And our struggle with healthcare as a nation, and it just sort of wrote itself. I hope you love and adore Truck and Jersey's HEA, but I also hope you feel like it could happen to the woman next door to you. Your friend. Your sister. Your colleagues. 

This book was therapy for me. While my health struggles are not exactly Jersey's and Jersey's are not exactly mine, they are twined together. To any woman, young or old, that is out their fighting with pelvic pain on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis, I want to say, IT IS NOT NORMAL. You should not be debilitated, even on a monthly basis, by your normal cycle. Get help!  

As always, thank you for choosing to spend some time with one of my book babies. I truly appreciate every single person who picks up my words and reads them.  XO LJ

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