TIGHT QUARTERS (Out of Uniform #6)
Annabeth Albert, author
Carina Press, Publisher (coming in July 2018)
Review by @MainelyStories
Annabeth Albert breathes life into her characters, men who are strong and exciting; characters who are believable, yet vulnerable. The main characters have an age gap, background and lifestyle differences but those do not overtake the emotional journey the two men travel.
This is the story of Navy SEAL Bacon, Petty Officer Bacon. The SEALS and being a SEAL, is everything to Bacon, his salvation from an abusive childhood and the tragic loss of his closest friend. Bacon identifies as pansexual and he is comfortable with himself, with his sexuality. He isn’t out to his team brothers with very few exceptions and dealing with homophobic jokes on a daily basis leaves him feeling alone, lonely. When he learns that he is to ‘chaperone’ an embedded journalist rather than joining the team in his role as a sniper, he feels cheated. When he discovers that the journalist is Spencer, who he knows to be a successful, attractive and gay man, Bacon sees the risk of the upcoming tight quarters, on the mission with this charismatic and hot AF older man. Both men, the SEAL, and the journalist are driven to succeed in their chosen careers but Spencer’s career success may come at the expense of Bacon’s.
A low angst story that is high in emotion and sizzle!
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.