Forged by Sacrifice

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What would you sacrifice for love?

Leaving his Navy career and his assignment at the Department of Defense behind, Mac Whittaker is ready to join his family on Capitol Hill. He’s just missing one thing―a woman he loves at his side.

He wants the American fairy tale.


Georgie Astrella has put her life’s goals on hold for way too long. She’s finally putting away her cutting shears and curling iron to bury herself in justice and the law.

She certainly isn’t looking for love.


Fate has other ideas… throwing them together until neither of them can walk away from the attraction that thunders across their souls… from the truth of how their hills and valleys fit perfectly together.

But her family’s past would make his future an impossibility.


Will Mac give up everything for her? And more importantly, will Georgie let him?


From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a story of family and sacrifice inspired by Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises.” You won’t want to miss this character-driven, inspirational romance.

Genre: contemporary romance, military, political, inspirational romance

Series: standalone, an Anchor novel

Pages: 446

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Available: eBook, paperback, hardback, and box set

Other Books in Series: Guarded Dreams, Avenged by Love, Damaged DesiresBranded by a SongUnmasked Dreams, The Military Bros Box Set


  • Beautifully written, emotional, sexy, and full of depth with exciting twists and turns. I highly recommend it!” Angela’s Book Addiction

  • “A sweeping romance that includes love and sacrifice plus the importance of family, I fell hard and fast for Mac Whittaker and Georgie Astrella.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “Mac is WOW SWOON WORTHY! His heart makes mine melt!” -The Guide to Romance Novels

  • “LJ Evans delivers a powerful story of love that will have you laughing, cheering, crying and at some parts--fanning yourself from the heat.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • This story has it all: great lead characters, intriguing secondary characters, a visit to Ava and Eli from the first book in the series, a bit of political corruption, international flare, great families and family drama, as well as chemistry and passion.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “LJ Evans has a way of writing characters that dig into my heart and stay there. “Goodreads Reviewer

  • “I laughed and cried my whole way through the book in just one day, because I literally couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “I’ve read all of Ms. Evan’s books. She brings her characters to life on the page. Her writing is vibrant and full of emotion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of them because her stories are more than just romance, they are life with all of its ups and downs, decisions and risks and that glorious hope that happily-ever-after does exist. Forged by Sacrifice is no different.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • I love reading a book that I can just get lost in....lose track of time, forget it’s not real life, forget these are fictional character and not people I know....this is one of those books. Goodreads Reviewer

  • The writing is masterful with so many emotions and twists that brought real tears, by the way, but also plenty of love, passion, and laughter! The heart of this book is about family in all the ways you can create it, and the interactions between all the various characters draw you in and make you want to be part of their group too!” Goodreads review



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