Forged By Sacrifice by LJ Evans

Title: Forged by Sacrifice

An Anchor Series Novel

Author: LJ Evans

Genre: Contemporary Military Romance

Release Date: October 22, 2019


What would you sacrifice for love?

Leaving his Navy career and his assignment at the Department of Defense behind, Mac Whittaker is ready to join his family on Capitol Hill. He’s just missing one thing―a woman he loves at his side.

He wants the American fairy tale.

Georgie Astrella has put her life’s goals on hold for way too long. She’s finally putting away her cutting shears and curling iron to bury herself in justice and the law.

She certainly isn’t looking for love.

Fate has other ideas… throwing them together until neither of them can walk away from the attraction that thunders across their souls… from the truth of how their hills and valleys fit perfectly together.

But her family’s past would make his future an impossibility.

Will Mac give everything up for her? And more importantly, will Georgie let him?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a story of family and sacrifice inspired by Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises.” You won’t want to miss this inspirational, military romance.

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LJ Evans just continues to earn her spot as an automatic one-click author for me.  With every book she writes, I fall just a little more in love. This book is everything I’ve come to expect from her and so much more!  The writing is beautiful, the characters are engaging and so real, and the love is enough to pull at every one of your heartstrings. It is impossible to read this without falling head over heels, unabashedly in love with Mac and Georgie.

I’m not usually a huge reader of angsty romance, but following LJ closely on social media, I knew what I was getting myself into with this one. (Hey, she hasn’t gone for the restraining order yet, haha.)  Her playlist of inspiration alone, was enough to show this wasn’t going to be an easy, carefree romance. However, it was a hard earned love story, and it made it so satisfying. The character development in this book is second to none.  They had a lot to come to terms with in regards to starting a relationship, and a lot up against them from the very beginning, but they were also in the middle of huge transitions in their personal lives. Seeing them grow and make hard decisions broke my heart at times, but it also made the ending that much more rewarding.

Fans of this series will absolutely love the updates on Eli and Ava.  This book is like a reunion of some of my favorite people mixed with a teaser of so many yet to come that I am already half in love with.  I love the way LJ Evans includes a whole community in each of her series, because I never want to let them go when I’m finished with their books!  I absolutely can’t wait to see what is up for us next!


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I grinned at her. “I like this bet.”

“What do I get if I win?” she asked again.

“What do you want?” I asked huskily, her body distracting me from much thought other than putting my lips and tongue on every single part of her.

“Hmm. A favor. Granted without question.”

“What is this favor?”

“A future favor. One I don’t know yet.”

I let my hands journey from her waist up to the curve of her breasts, and her eyes fluttered closed and then opened.

“Why am I always having to agree to your terms before I can kiss you?” I asked and moved my hips slightly against hers, making her breath hitch.

“What do you want if you win?” she asked just as she put her lips at the corner of mine. The scent of her filled my nostrils, and my movements, tugging at her waist, went from gentle caresses to demands fueled by aching need.

“A favor. Granted without question,” I told her back, because I had a feeling that I’d never be able to deny her anything but that her walls were going to have me finding ways to climb across them repeatedly.

“Fair enough. Erogenous zones for favors. Should we shake on it?”

“No, we’ll kiss on it.

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About the Author

Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge watching original shows like The Crown, Victoria, Veronica Mars, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt—sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis. Which is exactly what LJ loves about fiction novels—the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.

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