Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Review: On Point (Out of Uniform #3) by Annabeth Albert

On PointTitle ~ On Point (Out of Uniform #3)

Author ~ Annabeth Albert

Publisher ~ Carina Press

Published ~ 5th June 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Never fall for your best friend…

Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn't smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can't ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul.

Ben admits he likes what he's seen—his friend's full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben's still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he's not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.

Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.

Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.

 

Lisa’s Review

On Point is the third book in Annabeth Albert’s series entitled Out of Uniform. The series started off as a spin-off from her #gaymers series, particularly the last book in the series entitled Connection Error. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of this author and with each new book she releases I think she just gets better and better. Seriously, giddiness ensues with a new Annabeth Albert book! Her books tell emotional, fun and heart-warming stories that leave you happily sighing in romance lala land. This book was no exception from her norm. Further, we are dealing with military men here. WHOOT! From the first page I was hooked and wanted to see just how things would play out between the two best friends.

Maddox Horvat and Ben Tovey have been best friends ever since they forged an unshakable bond as two fellow SEALs. Despite the fact that they are actually quite different, they have always been there for each other never quite crossing that line into a romantic relationship. However, things have changed for Maddox and Ben in the last little one and when a mission goes wrong leaving both men injured, the pair decide to venture into the land of the unknown.

Matters get complicated for the two best friends as they attempt to navigate unchartered territory. Ben and Maddox seem to be at very different stages in their lives as Ben is all about returning to active duty as soon as he can while Maddox is wanting to pursue other dreams. When our two protagonists do give in to what is transpiring between them, both guys have no idea just how powerful and real their connection would be. Sure, they have developed a strong friendship over the years, but taking things further has left both men feeling uncertain about their future and very vulnerable. Falling for someone is always a scary thing, especially when the person you are falling for may not be on the same page. With so much standing in their way, do Ben and Maddox stand a chance?

I loved the fact that Ben and Maddox grounded each other and seemed to fill a void in each of their lives. Despite their obvious dissimilarities, they just seemed to work and brought out the best in each other. Both men are certainly taken aback by just how profound their feelings for one another become. Certainly something they both are unable to walk away from even if they both seem to be heading in different directions.

This was a tender, sweet and sexy tale as we watch the two best friends who may have not been expecting to feel so much for each other become everything to one another. All in all, On Point was a wonderful addition to this series. I love how real and different the characters this author creates seem to be. Ben and Maddox were no exception. They had their flaws but in the end all that matters is finding someone who accepts you, the good and the bad. Someone who wants you to fulfill your dreams and perhaps make some new ones with you. Someone that will fight for you and not be ashamed. This is definitely a series to check out for lovers of the M/M genre. Highly recommended.

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Off Base (Out of Uniform #1)

After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can't refuse. 

Pike Reynolds knows there won't be a warm welcome in his new home. What can he say? He's an acquired taste. But he needs this chance to get his life together. Also, teasing the uptight SEAL will be hella fun. Still, Pike has to tread carefully; he's had his fill of tourists in the past, and he can't risk his heart on another, not even one as hot, as built—and, okay, yeah, as adorable—as Zack. 

Living with Pike crumbles Zack's restraint and fuels his curiosity. He discovers how well they fit together in bed…in the shower…in the hallway… He needs Pike more than he could have imagined, yet he doesn't know how to be the man Pike deserves.

Lisa’s Review :: Amazon Global Link


at attentionAt Attention (Out of Uniform #2)

Lieutenant Apollo Floros can ace tactical training missions, but being a single dad to his twin daughters is more than he can handle. He needs live-in help, and he's lucky a friend's younger brother needs a place to stay. He's surprised to see Dylan all grown up with a college degree…and a college athlete's body. Apollo's widowed heart may still be broken, but Dylan has his blood heating up.

It's been eight years since the teenage Dylan followed Apollo around like a lovesick puppy, and it's time he showed Lieutenant Hard-to-Please that he's all man now—an adult who's fully capable of choosing responsibility over lust. He can handle Apollo's muscular sex appeal, but Apollo the caring father? Dylan can't afford to fall for that guy. He's determined to hold out for someone who's able to love him back, not someone who only sees him as a kid brother. 

Apollo is shocked by the intensity of his attraction to Dylan. Maybe some no-strings summer fun will bring this former SEAL back to life. But the combination of scorching desire and warm affection is more than he'd expected, and the emotion between them scares him senseless. No fling lasts forever, and Apollo will need to decide what's more important—his past or his future—if he wants to keep Dylan in his life.

Lisa’s Review :: Amazon Global Link

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Meet Annabeth Albert

Author PicAnnabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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