Forged by Sacrifice: A Slow Burn, Political Romance

Forged by Sacrifice: A Slow Burn, Political Romance

Book 2: An Anchor Novel
What would you be willing to sacrifice for love?
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He’s a driven military man zeroed in on a new goal. She’s a struggling law student running from her family’s mistakes. They’re entirely wrong for each other…except their bodies disagree. When they end up as roommates, how long will it take before attraction shatters their resistance?


I’ve left my Navy career behind to reach for the political dreams of my childhood. All I need to do is keep the squeaky-clean reputation I’ve prided myself on for a few more months. It should be a piece of cake until a long-legged, dynamo enters my life. Until a single kiss with Georgie Astrella has me questioning everything I ever wanted.

Charming and suave may be Mac Whittaker’s middle name, but I can’t afford the distraction. Not when I’ve waited years to chase the law degree I put aside for my family. The stolen vacation kiss we shared must remain nothing but a faded memory.

Arriving in D.C., I’m stunned to find out my unseen, second roommate is Mac, and the chemistry burning wild between us hasn’t disappeared. Instead, it threatens to become a full-blown flame.

But with my family’s past threatening his shiny future, can either of us afford the sacrifice love would demand?

“My heart enlarged at a thought I’d never had for a woman... I wanted to keep her.”

Inspired by Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises,” comes a heart-warming, friends-to-lovers romance about dreams and family with vibrant characters on an emotional journey you won’t want to miss.


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: October 22, 2019

Publisher: LJ Evans Books

Print pages: 447

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Behind the book

Mac and Georgie came to life in Guarded Dreams, and as soon as they met, I knew they had to have their own happily ever after. Georgie is strong, with just enough of a chip on her shoulder that she isn't going to let anyone make her feel bad about her family or her life. Mac is all about family. His family in the military as much as his political one. They seem like they shouldn't fit, and yet they fit perfectly.

Like all the characters in my books, Mac and Georgie have to learn to live life resiliently. To take the challenges and successes that life throws at them, embed it into their souls, and become a newer, different version of themselves.

I hope you read Forged by Sacrifice and love it as much as I loved writing it.

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