Audiobook Review: Anchor (First to Fight, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anchor by Nicole Blanchard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought I could save her.

A woman I’ve never met, whose name I don’t even know, gambled her own life to protect my child. In return, she was taken by a mad man.

I’ll put my career, my security, and my life on the line to get her back safely, even if it means risking my heart along the way.


Hero worship!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🤎🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😠😘🤓😉
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Heroes: Gabriel – he is a divorced father of a little girl named Emily and a former marine commander who now volunteers for the Coast Guard and works for his own tourist boating business on Rockaway Island where he grew up. He has a contentious relationship with his ex wife. He is a player with women but is getting a bit bored with the women he has been seeing.

The heroine: Chloe – she is helping out a friend by looking over a potential investment opportunity for a client on Rockaway Island. Chloe owed her friend who gave her a place to live and a job as a receptionist at her firm after college when her ex fiancée dumped her. So she finds herself on the ferry to Rockaway Island.

The Story: Chloe was running late to the ferry, when he ex shows up and tells her he is getting married. She is pleased to find that his news doesn’t bother her. She sees a young girl and her mother in front of her and a man with a gun bumps walks in front of the line of people. When the man takes the young girl and pushes the mother into the ocean, Chloe steps in and yells for someone to help the mother, while she does what she can to help the child.

When Gabriel gets to the dock, he is surrounded by news vans and helicopters and knows that something is wrong. He finds that the gunman has taken control of the ferry, with a bunch of hostages including a woman who put herself at risk in order to save his daughter.

The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Stephen Dexter and Susan Fouche. Stephen is terrific, as always. He has a fantastic voice and speaks in a great tempo. He is age appropriate for Gabriel. Susan Fouche is not one of my favorites, she has a soft, ultra feminine voice and sounds like a bit of an airhead.

The story is really good and pretty detailed for and audiobook of less than 5 hours. There is a lot of action and the story aboard the ferry constitutes the majority of the book, though there is time for romance and some steamy situations.


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