I think you should be fine. Anchor tags aren't always used with href attributes anyway. You can use the name attribute, which is used when linking to different parts of the page.
<a name="sectionName">Page Section</a>
From the sound of what you've done is over-optimise the anchor text for your domain and Google will not let you on page one.
The best tip we can give you is to examine what your competitors are doing in relation to their links.
Take your target KW, find the top 5 competitors for KW and then find the links that they've built by using all of the three main ...