“Sexy, sweet and heartfelt, Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series is a fresh take on Navy SEALs that will delight and entertain romance readers.”
–Layla Reyne, author of the Agents Irish and Whisky series.
Series: Out of Uniform #6
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date ebook: July 9, 2018
Release Date print: July 31, 2018
Subgenre: M/M Contemporary Military Romance
Petty Officer Bacon, a navy SEAL and ace sharpshooter, has been on the front lines of more than his fair share of dangerous ops. Yet when a minor injury relegates him to the beta team, he’s tasked with what may be his riskiest assignment yet: the silver fox journalist he’s babysitting is the hottest, most charismatic man he’s ever encountered.
Award-winning journalist Spencer Bryant may have been named one of Pride magazine’s most eligible bachelors of the year, but he’s not looking to change his relationship status. He’s a consummate professional who won’t risk his ethics or impeccable reputation by getting involved with a source. Even a sexy-as-hell military man. But while Spencer can resist his physical attraction to Bacon, he has less control over his emotions—especially when the mission goes sideways and the two men are trapped alone.
Getting out of the jungle alive turns out to be easy compared to facing the truth about their feelings for one another back in the real world. And whether or not they can build a future is a different story altogether.
This book is approximately 82,000 words
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“But you know, timing’s everything. Maybe not till after this mission, after we’re done with the reporter. You don’t need those rumors.” Curly clapped him on the shoulder.
“This isn’t about Spencer Bryant,” Bacon said firmly. “But you’re right. Waiting makes some sense. I’m not in some huge rush. Just fed up.”
“I hear you,” Curly said as they reached the closed conference room door. He knocked and the senior chief opened it.
“Oh good, Bacon. We need to brief you on what to expect tomorrow.” The senior chief ushered him into the room after dismissing Curly. The small, dimly lit room contained a large table covered in maps, with laptops open in front of the senior chief, XO, and LT.
“You got more for me to do? We’ve got to be shorthanded with Shiny down, right?” He couldn’t contain his eagerness. Now more than ever he was ready to be done with babysitting duty.
“Shiny’s fine. Concussion check was inclusive, and he says he’ll be good to go.” The LT waved away Bacon’s concern. “We talked about having him assigned to the reporter—”
“Excellent idea.” Bacon needed more distance from Spencer. Even as much as he wanted to keep an eye on him, he needed to outrun his rogue impulses before he did something stupid like kiss Spencer. Or even worse, talk to him more, share more than he should.
4 of 5 Stars
I kind of feel like I cheated with this book. I listened to book 5 and discovered vocal performer Greg Boudreaux. And because of that, I decided to listen to this book instead of reading it (and that is a RARE thing for me, trust me). I honestly think that gives me a whole different perspective on the story because Mr. Boudreaux is a game changer. His performance…man, he brings these characters to life. I honestly think he made Spencer more…likeable? I don’t know that I would have liked Spencer nearly as much if I had read the book as I did listening. I hated what Spencer did…what he chose. When Del told him how much he hurt him…man he just broke my heart and you FELT that with the performance.
Spencer…confused me. He took such loving care of Del (Bacon) when he had time off and they spent time together; spoiled him; helped put him back together after missions or hard training sessions. But then to make the decision he did, with such a simple solution available really made me wonder if he just didn’t, or couldn’t, be in a relationship where someone had to come before his career. And God bless Del for making him work for his forgiveness. I hate when characters just forget all the hurt but Del sure didn’t. All in all, I liked them together when they worked out their issues. They’re sexual chemistry is off the charts. Their banter is cute. Thankfully, they figure it out.
There is quite a bit of action in this book. And Curly stands up and shuts down the BS comments we continuously hear which was awesome. I love that in this series each story is so different from the rest…each with a unique plot and characters and can be read as a standalone. We get a hint for a future story which I can’t wait for. This is absolutely another must read in a fantastic series!
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About Annabeth Albert
Annabeth 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. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series.
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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 active children.
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