Anchor Me series

New Release: Leo – a Beauty and the Beast-inspired Navy SEAL Romance

Leo

Leo:  I hide in my Vermont cottage so nobody can see me.

I’ve seen the stares. I read their contemplation in their inquisitive expressions–how did I get those scars?

I refuse to spend the holidays with my parents as I’ll bring everyone down. Worried about me,  they send a caretaker. That’s not going to happen. I’ll turn her away at my front door..

When Rosanna arrives, she’s not the matron I expect. She’s young, pretty and curvy. And she comes with food to prepare dinner.

Hmm, it’s been a long time since I had a homecooked meal. Maybe I can tolerate her here for just one night.

Rosanna: I’ll do anything to avoid spending another Christmas with my stepfamily and this temporary job gives me an excuse.

When I arrive at the remote stone cottage in the woods, I’m stopped by a man with a scarred face and deep scowl. Leo turns me away. He didn’t agree to this arrangement.

I don’t have a backup plan. What am I going to do?

Fortunately, the groceries I brought to prepare dinner buy me some time. Leo agrees to let me cook for him (how generous) and to stay for one night.

Only we’re hit with more snow than expected, and I’m stuck there if I don’t want to freeze to death.

Leo will let me stay on one condition–never enter his studio.

If you like Beauty and the Beast, grumpy / sunshine, wounded heroes, dark secrets, and lost souls finding each other in romance, you’ll love escaping into Leo and Rosanna’s story!

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A Sneak Peek into Mark: A Marine and Billionaire Romance

Mark

“Since I pulled off the part of an old friend to get you out of your predicament, you can do something similar to get me out of mine,” Mark proposed.

Cora furrowed her brows. “How?”

“You pretend to be my girlfriend at the grand opening of my hotel on Saturday.”

Cora laughed. “That a bigger commitment than the thirty seconds where you acted like my old friend.”

Ah, she wasn’t easy to convince, intriguing him all the more. “True. I’ll make you an offer to sweeten the deal.”

She raised her chin. “Oh, and what are you planning to offer me, Mark?”

He fixed a steady gaze on her. “Escape.”

Find out what happens when these two opposites try to pull off a fake relationship!

Read Mark: a Marine and Billionaire Romance, the newest release in the Anchor Me series by USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle!

Release Day for Mark: A Marine and Billionaire Romance!

Mark

She’s a Marine. He’s a billionaire.

Can these opposites pull off a fake relationship?

After a broken engagement, Cora is done with dating. She wants to finish out her final year in the military stationed in Okinawa, Japan, without any more complications. Then one night, she pulls an attractive stranger into a ruse to escape an uncomfortable situation.

Mark is intrigued by this beautiful woman who fabricates a story of them being old friends. He grew up a military brat and wants nothing to do with that world. But he could use their instant relationship to ward off attempts at being set up at the grand opening of his resort next weekend.

So he makes her an offer she can’t refuse–escape.

All she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend and then she’ll be pampered with all the luxury his resort has to offer.

One night. One fake date. A perfect plan.

What could go wrong?

Find out what happens next in this Cinderella-inspired military romance!

If you like opposites attract and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Mark and Cora’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

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The Countdown is on to the Release of Marine and Billionaire Romance!

Mark

She’s a Marine. He’s a billionaire.

Can these opposites pull off a fake relationship?

After a broken engagement, Cora is done with dating. She wants to finish out her final year in the military stationed in Okinawa, Japan, without any more complications. Then one night, she pulls an attractive stranger into a ruse to escape an uncomfortable situation.

Mark is intrigued by this beautiful woman who fabricates a story of them being old friends. He grew up a military brat and wants nothing to do with that world. But he could use their instant relationship to ward off attempts at being set up at the grand opening of his resort next weekend.

So he makes her an offer she can’t refuse–escape.

All she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend and then she’ll be pampered with all the luxury his resort has to offer.

One night. One fake date. A perfect plan.

What could go wrong?

Find out what happens next in this Cinderella-inspired military romance!

If you like opposites attract and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Mark and Cora’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

Escape into the Anchor Me series with USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle with Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes!

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Excerpt from Slade – a New Friends-to-Lovers, Fake Relationship Romance!

“I can’t wait any longer,” Slade declared. “I’ve come up with a solution.” 

Caitlin narrowed her gaze. “Is there a problem I don’t know about?” 

Slade gave her a pointed look. “We just ran into one walking out of the barracks.”

“Oh.” Her gut sank. Davis. She didn’t want to talk about him. He’d consumed enough of her head space. It was bad enough that he was back and living under the same roof as her again. Slade stood up straight and paced across the tile floor. “I figured out a plan that benefits us both.”

It was hard not to gape as he prowled in her room. He was tall, built, and captivating with intense blue eyes framed by dark lashes.

She brought her fingertips together and replied, “I’m intrigued. Do tell.”

Slade stopped pacing and faced her with a determined expression. “We should get married.”

She blinked twice and her mouth fell open. He couldn’t be serious.

Could he?

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Slade

Caitlin: Slade is my best friend in the Marines. I don’t know what I’d do stationed in Okinawa without him. What he doesn’t know is that I’ve developed feelings for him. And he can’t know because it would ruin our friendship.

Slade: The way the men treat Caitlyn drives me mad. All I want to do is protect her. I propose a temporary solution–by proposing. It will be a marriage in name only, but at least I’ll be better able to look out for her.

One problem–I’m deceiving her. I haven’t told her the real reason. And I can’t let her know how I feel. If she finds out, not only is our fake relationship in peril, but our very real and very true friendship.

I can’t let that happen. She means everything to me.

So what can I do?

If you like friends to lovers and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Slade and Caitlyn’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

Escape into the Anchor Me series with USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle with Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes!

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New Release – Slade: A Marriage of Convenience Marine Romance

Slade

Can two friends pull off a marriage of convenience?

Caitlin: Slade is my best friend in the Marines. I don’t know what I’d do stationed in Okinawa without him. What he doesn’t know is that I’ve developed feelings for him. And he can’t know because it would ruin our friendship.

Slade: The way the men treat Caitlyn drives me mad. All I want to do is protect her. I propose a temporary solution–by proposing. It will be a marriage in name only, but at least I’ll be better able to look out for her.

One problem–I’m deceiving her. I haven’t told her the real reason. And I can’t let her know how I feel. If she finds out, not only is our fake relationship in peril, but our very real and very true friendship.

I can’t let that happen. She means everything to me.

So what can I do?

If you like friends to lovers and fake relationship romances, you’ll love Slade and Caitlyn’s story–a standalone romance in the Anchor Me series.

Escape into the Anchor Me series with USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Carlisle with Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes!

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New Release! Jack: A Second Chance Marine Romance

Jack

In the Marines, their relationship was forbidden.

Will an unexpected reunion at a cat shelter fundraiser lead to a second chance?

 

Vivi: My last deployment left me wounded, ending my military career. Now I’m a college student in Boston and volunteer at a nearby cat shelter. Spending time with the fur balls is my sanctuary from the real world.

Until a fundraiser when I run into a man I could never have. I need to escape.

I’m no longer the woman Jack remembers. No longer whole.

Broken.

 

Jack: Active duty had its challenges, but reentry into the civilian world presents new ones. The biggest choice being what do I do next?

When my mom and sister drag me to a gala raising money for cats, I see the woman I haven’t been able to forget. We met in Okinawa and I’ve been wondering about her since we parted.

I’ll ask her to dance.

One dance. It doesn’t have to mean anything.

But it could…

One dance might lead to our second chance.

Jack is a romance in the Anchor Me series by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes — Each encounters his most complicated mission yet when a woman from his past challenges his plans for his future.

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An Excerpt from Matty: a Navy SEAL Romance

Matty

Matty straightened and pinned his gaze on Jenna. “Has your ex been stalking you?”

The discomfort rippled through her, and she shuddered. “Not exactly.”

“Jenna,” her brother Derek prodded.

She sighed. “I wouldn’t go that far, but I guess some people might call it that.”

“What does he do?” Matty asked, his voice clipped.

“He—he sends me messages or shows up at places where he knows I’ll be. He tries to convince me to give him another chance. Go out with him to dinner or for a drink. I say no.”

“Yet, he hasn’t backed off.” Matty pointed out.

“This is only a recent thing. The marriage ended badly. A few weeks ago, he said he’s had time to calm down and come to his senses. He wants me back. He swears he’d never cheat on me again.” She grunted. “Like I hadn’t heard that before.”

“I don’t like it,” Derek said. “I’ve heard too many stories like this with the situation escalating.”

Jenna exhaled. “You’re overreacting. It’s not going to go anywhere.”

“But with the way he’s not letting you go,” Matty added, “It could escalate.”

She turned to face him and sighed. “Not you too?”

“Derek’s right. You should have someone looking out for you. I’m happy to do so.”

She scrunched up her face and placed her fingers on her temples. “This isn’t some SEAL mission.”

“I know.” Matty asked. “It’s helping out a friend.”

She drummed her fingers on the tabletop. “You can’t just act like my bodyguard just because my brother is worried about me.”

“Why not?” He shrugged. “I’m free from military responsibilities and have nothing else going on for the next few weeks while I figure out what I do next. And I’m right here in Newport.”

She shook her head. “This is crazy. Just because you’re in town—and you’re available—” Possibilities tumbled through her mind and she blurted out one of them with a wave of her hand. “What are you proposing? Like, you’d act like my boyfriend to scare Roberto off?”

The second she heard her suggestion, she bit her lip but it was too late to yank the words back. Matty’s presence after all this time turned her into a hot mess, leading her to amble without grace, spill drinks, and utter half-assed ideas. Too bad an ocean wave couldn’t break through the window and sweep her away from this conversation.

Derek’s eyes gleamed. “I didn’t even think of that. Jenna, that’s perfect.”

She bit her lip and glanced at the ice cubes in her glass. Her cheeks burned. What had she just suggested? A fake relationship with her brother’s friend? One she’d crushed on so long ago?

An uncomfortable silence followed. She couldn’t even look at Matty to witness his horror at her suggestion.

Since she’d run into Matty tonight after all this time, she’d practically been auditioning for the role of the Queen of Awkward Moments.

She grabbed her glass and gulped at the liquid as if she’d find courage at the bottom of the glass. Whether he said yes or no, both could mean trouble.

 

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*** Release Day for Matty – a Navy SEAL Romance! ***

She’s my best friend’s little sister and off limits.

I’m supposed to protect her, NOT fall in love.

Matty

Jenna: Matty is back in Newport and that means I’m in trouble. He’s my older brother’s best friend who I’ve crushed on since we were kids. The yearning returns, leaving me just as awkward as I was back then.

Meanwhile, my ex has decided he wants to get back together. Never going to happen, no matter how hard he tries.

My heart belongs to one man.

 

Matty: An IED ended my career as a Navy SEAL K-9 handler. I’m living near the sea and trying to figure out my next move when Derek asks me to look out for Jenna.

Only she isn’t his annoying little sister anymore—she’s all grown up and super hot.

But every guy knows you don’t hit on your best friend’s little sister. No matter how strong the attraction—even when you’ve agreed to pose as her boyfriend to convince her ex she’s moved on.

He’s dangerous, though, much more than Jenna realizes.

So when our fake relationship starts to feel real, I’ll protect her at all costs.

Jenna belongs to me.

 

If you like second chance romances spiced with steam and suspense, read the Anchor Me series by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Navy SEALs, Marines, and hometown heroes. Each encounters his most complicated mission yet when a woman from his past challenges plans for the future.

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