Review Post: Anchor by M. Mabie


Anchor (Wake #3) by M. Mabie

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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.



My Review

*****5 Unforgettable Blake & Casey Stars*****

How do I even begin to describe my love for Anchor by M. Mabie?

I could say reading Anchor is like having one last weekend, with all the people you love and adore, having the best and most memorable times of your life. I could also say reading this book is like eating a whole jar of Nutella, because it just keeps getting better and better the more you have it, and once you start it, you definitely have to devour the entire glorious thing until you’re practically licking it. I could even say reading this book is like coming home, and realizing what made that home so special, so unforgettable, and so distinctly perfect in the first place.

I could say so many things about what reading Anchor was like, bring out my comparisons until the cows come home, and yet I don’t think I would even come close to capturing how utterly wonderful, amazing, and downright phenomenal this book was.

Anchor follows Blake and Casey as they finally get their well-deserved and extremely hard fought happy ending. While there are so many things you need to know about Anchor, please know this: Anchor gives you the most satisfying, all-feeling, beautiful, and immensely meaningful endings EVER. It is hands down, one of my favorite books ever, and it also gives one of the best endings I have ever read. Seriously. M. Mabie knows how to give you an ending that will literally leave you in awe, and leave your heart, mind, and soul beyond filled with what you get from Blake and Casey in this book.

Now I am an immense lover of endings in general. They’re my jam, and they’re why I love series so much, because I get to go on such a journey with the characters in hopes of getting an ending that does them and their story the justice they warrant. M. Mabie does Blake and Casey, and their emotional rollercoaster of a story justice in every single way possible. I want to live in this book with Blake and Casey, and what M. Mabie so outstandingly creates for them through her exceptionally crafted writing. What she gives them is everything. It’s perfect, it’s wonderful, and it’s them through and through.

Reading Anchor was experiencing pure, unadulterated, swoonworthy literary perfection. It had all the feels. And I mean feels, upon feels, upon give me more of those amazing and heart melting feels. It had some definite twists and turns that had my jaw dropping, my heart soaring, and my mind going crazy with what those twists and turns revealed.

Anchor also had so many of the wonderfully distinctive things that made Blake and Casey them. Their humor and banter, their personalities that never failed to bring a smile to my face, and continued filling my heart over and over again as I read, and most of all their endearing, soul stopping, and awe inspiring love. My heart was bursting with Blake and Casey while reading Anchor, and I loved every incredible moment of it.

Blake’s pink nose? It’s there. Casey’s crazy and seriously touchable curls? Even better than before. Lou & Honeybee? They’re there in all their unforgettable glory. All the love, and feels, and laughs, and meaningful moments that make you want to laugh, cry, cheer, smile, and fist pump in the air all at once? You’ve got that all in spades in Anchor.

When I say Anchor gives you everything, I mean it truly gives you everything. It gives you so many moments that give you so many extraordinarily crafted feelings and emotions and thoughts. It gives you so many moments that make you cry the most meaningful tears because of what Blake and Casey are sharing in their the truly unforgettable, wholly mesmerizing, and completely soul touching moments. It also gives you so many moments that make you think some certain choice expletives in the best possible way, and will have your mind reeling at what you are learning. It’ll also have you chomping at the bit to see what comes next for some of the other seriously fabulous characters that make up these books. (Let’s just say I have no doubt that the books to come from Blake & Casey’s siblings will be nothing short of amazing too!)

You also get so many phenomenal moments in Anchor that reinforce why you love Blake and Casey, and their distinctive and highly wonderful flavor of love. Over and over again while reading, I kept being reminded of why I love these characters so much. They’re two of my favorite literary characters ever, and I know that so much of them will stay with me always. I personally think it’s impossible not to fall for their authentic, flawed, and wonderfully messy and highly endearing characters. They’re just the best, and I love them so fiercely. Anchor gave me one last amazing ride with them, and I basked in everything that I got to experience with them on that wonderful rollercoaster ride.

I think one of my favorite aspects of Anchor has to be that you really feel and see how far these two characters have come since they first met in Bait. You fully experience their evolution and journey, and it makes everything you get in Anchor that much better, and that much more beautifully meaningful.

Over the course of this series I’ve fallen heart first in love with Blake and Casey. Even in those moments when they were being two of the most stubborn characters around, and were making choices that completely broke my heart for them, I loved them. So fiercely. I have loved them every single step of the way on their journey together because through it all they kept fighting and trying and giving it their everything in order to be in the exact place they wanted and so truly deserved to end up at.

They had their missteps, their falls, and their moments that cracked your heart in two, right along with theirs leaving you heaving on the ground with what that gave you. (Taking that Bait never hurt so good!) Then they had their moments when they started to turn it all around, admitted to their wrongdoings, and started doing everything within their power to make themselves better and to fix what they shared. (The wind in those Sails definitely took!) In the end they came together in the most literal and soul connecting way, working together towards an ending they both craved and needed with every ounce of their being, and basking in the power and true awe of the love they shared. (That Anchor goes about as deep as it could ever possibly get!)

And in the end you had Blake and Casey at their absolute best, in the place they fought tooth and nail to get to, and relishing in the true beauty of their love and what it gave them.

Blake and Casey are very real, can be so messy and raw at times, and they don’t always get it right, but going through everything that they did in this series, made what you get from them in Anchor mean that much more. The ending that M. Mabie so perfectly crafts and gives you in Anchor is everything. It gives you the full force impact of Blake and Casey’s deep, heartfelt, and exceptional love. It allows you to realize and get how far these two have come, and all that they did to get to where they end up in this book. It also gives you a plethora of incredible moments that will melt your heart into a gooey pile of swoon and feels.

You get it all in Anchor, and I am telling you now that you will love everything that this book so fantastically gives you. You get every ounce of the unique and whole-hearted love and connection Blake and Casey share, and in the end you will be beyond thrilled with what you get from them both in Anchor. You’ll also never want their story to end, or to say goodbye to Blake and Casey, but even when you reach that ultimate end and have to say that last farewell, you’ll be in true literal awe of everything you’ve just experienced with them along their breathtakingly emotional rollercoaster ride of amazingness. That will make you feel everything under the sun, all at once in the most extraordinary way, and in that moment of pure and real awe as you reach “the end” you will bask in every single thing you got from Blake and Casey and their unforgettable love story.

That is all possible because of what M. Mabie so phenomenally gives you with her thoughtfully crafted and emotionally driven writing. Her writing and storytelling makes this book and this series the fantastic things that they are, and her true writing talent shines in this book. Her writing gives you so much, and you’ll want to take it all because it is so good. So. So. Good.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your Lou and his sweet honeybee. Go get the ending you fought and desired for just as much as they did. Go get your unforgettable and amazing feels. Go get your swoonworthy moments that will have you swooning all over the place. Go get your Blake and Casey. They’re waiting for you, and they’re ready to give you one helluva last ride on that rollercoaster they’re on together.

And you know what?

That ride, and what Blake and Casey so truly give you on it, is nothing short of spectacular.

It’s so distinctly them in the best possible way, because they are the absolute best. Period.


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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.

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