Title – Anchor
Author – M. Mabie
Publication Date – September 20, 2015
Series – Wake #3
I believe in love at first sight.
Now I know soulmates exist.
Nothing has ever been easy for us.
Every fight, every struggle, has been worth it.
I’m stubborn, but what woman isn’t?
She’s hard work and I love the overtime.
He’s frustrating and unpredictable. I hope he never changes.
I love driving her crazy. That’s half the fun.
Lou’s sexy curls.
Honeybee’s pink nose.
He still looks at me like I’m precious and unflawed.
She treats me like I’m the center of her world.
Our future will be full of happiness.
Despite everything, we’re two of the lucky ones.
I took the bait.
She was a lucky catch.
He is the wind in my sail.
She’s the anchor that grounds me.
The wake our love made is beautiful.
Every day I thank God for her.
No matter the hurdles, we’ve jumped them side-by-side.
No matter the obstacles, we’ve made it through together.
For better or for worse, I’d do it again.
I’ll love and protect her all the days of my life.
We made it.
We always will.
If I’m being honest, I was a little nervous about the end of the Wake series, because it really could have gone several different ways. However, I’m happy to say that M. Mabie really satisfied everything I wanted to see, while still very much maintaining the integrity of the characters she created. When I was reading Anchor, it almost felt like I was coming home; arriving to a destination I knew was the end game but somehow made the journey that much sweeter.
“I’d dare anyone to test our love. They wouldn’t stand a chance.”
Blake and Casey are still the loveable, playful personalities that we met in the first book of the series. However the amount of growth we’ve seen from both of them is truly spectacular. They’ve blossomed out of their insecurities and trust issues and I am enamored with where they have ended up. It’s a beautiful example of the endurance of love that readers have gotten to witness with these two. While Mabie gave their story a more than satisfactory ending, I would be crazy to say that I won’t miss these two. There’s just something special about their passion and love that forced me to want them together, even when proper societal expectations would have said I shouldn’t.
“Through rough storms and calm waters we kept moving. Our love kept us going forward and it made the perfect wake.”
Anchor doesn’t have any unnecessary drama or angst. It’s a much lighter read that will leave you smiling, your heart cheering, and even cause a few tears to fall. It’s a very bittersweet ending to the Wake trilogy. Even if the sap in me knew how it would all end, I’ve loved every second of it. Mabie has put my heart through the ringer in the past year with these two, but I’m so glad that she was able to mend the pieces and leave it lighter than it was previously. I’m definitely a big fan of her writing and will be waiting anxiously for what she decides to do next!
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Don’t Miss the Previous Books in the Series!
Bait (Wake #1)
Sail (Wake #2)
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody “real-life romance.”
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn’t speak in third-person. She promises.