At Attention by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review by Caroline

Title: At Attention
Series: Out of Uniform Book 2

Author: Annabeth Albert

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/10/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance

Blurb:

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.

My View:

I know this is only the second book in the series but it has gone straight in as my favourite so far.

At Attention gives us so many things – age gap, comfort/hurt, angst, second chances but most of all it gives us Apollo and Dylan, who although different in so many ways prove in the end to be absolutely perfect for each other.

Apollo is a widow and he misses his husband every single minute of every single day, Neal may have died over two years ago but his grief is raw and something he carries with him always. The one thing that keeps him going are his daughters but their lives and indeed his life are run like a military operation complete with a folder of instructions. When his mother goes off travelling his best friend’s younger brother steps in, moves in and helps with the running of the house and care of the girls.

Dylan is definitely not the teenager with a crush that Apollo remembers from their youth. Ten years younger than Apollo he has grown up in every way possible and is now a beautiful young man who proves to be a great friend for Apollo’s girls and a huge distraction for Apollo himself. Dylan’s crush is alive and well but faced with Apollo’s grief and almost stand offish behaviour he is certain he doesn’t stand a chance.

This was a near perfect romance for me. I loved the slow and steady – the feeling out of a situation before one of them was brave enough to move things forward. The very alpha version of Apollo when things heated up, the dirty talk and the mirror sex. I highly recommend At Attention.

Links

At Attention on Goodreads
Carina Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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2 thoughts on “At Attention by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. Thank you for the review, Caroline. I have a thing for uniforms, and Annabeth does know how to portray attractive men in uniform, so her books are always a must buy for me!

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