Friday, July 17, 2015

Anchor by B. Toler

The Anchor 
A Holly Springs Novel #2

by B.N. Toler

Parker Hayes has just graduated at the top of his class from law school. He has an amazing new job and a killer new bachelor pad. Life is good! It’s damn near perfect. But something is missing. No matter how hard he tries, he hasn’t been able to get Nikki Reese off his mind. The mind-blowing, sex-filled weekend they spent together was more incredible than anything he’s ever experienced. But the brief encounter wasn’t enough, and now Parker finds himself musing over if he’ll ever see Nikki again. Just one more touch… 

Nikki Reese is Holly Spring’s beauty queen. She’s the kind of woman that can smile, taking a man’s breath away, all while flipping him the bird. Pageants are her life and she’s determined to make it to the Miss USA pageant no matter what. No. Matter. What. 

But what was supposed to be a fun-filled—no strings attached—weekend together in New York changes all of that. 

Months after their fling, Nikki discovers the incredible time they spent together will forever change her life. Two bold pink lines have written a fate she’s not sure how to deal with. When Parker discovers the news, to her surprise, he rushes to Nikki’s side, ready and willing to help in any way he can. 

Seeing Nikki again sends Parker’s imagination running wild, but he keeps his cravings in check for the time being. The two agree to work together for the sake of their child, but neither can fight the intense, raw chemistry between them. But when Nikki’s abandonment issues threaten to divide them, brutally sending them drifting apart, Parker must become the one who keeps them grounded and intact. 

He must be The Anchor. 

She may feel like she’s shattered into a million little pieces, but he’s about to show her that letting him go again is not an option.


The word Anchor has more than one meaning, and in B.N. Toler's eyes we see what it means to Nikki and Parker... 

Anchor: a person or thing that provides strength and support.

Nikki has trust issues, when it comes to men. She grew up without her mother around and her father was anything but supportive. Her father was judgmental and full blown arrogant ass. So when Parker shows interest in Nikki, she does what she does well, pushes him away.

But Parker is determined to show her that not all men are the same. He is not her father, and the road along the way is anything but smooth.
Nikki pushes and she pushes hard. She fights Parker every step of the way. At time he can barely hold it together, feeling frustrated and angered.

More than once he wonders if they'll make it, but he never gives up hope.

We get to revisit with Edie and John...( I love those two )

We meet a couple new characters and get to revisit the fun loving banter between Parker and John. Not to mention the great support system and STRONG love the girls share with Joey, the best friend for years.

I loved SUIT, and Anchor was a great addition to an amazing series.
I can't wait to read the next installment.

Once again YOU ROCKED IT!

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