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review 2018-06-18 10:43
Wheels Up (Out of Uniform #4) by Annabeth Albert
Wheels Up (Out of Uniform #4) - Annabeth Albert

Wheels Up is the fourth book in the Out of Uniform series, and spend some time with Dustin, Dylan's big brother.

 

Dustin is bisexual, but his family doesn't know. Just as he is about to come out to his family, Dylan beats him to the punchline. Dustin then gets a whole heap of family pressure dumped on his shoulders. His dad wants grand-kids, after all! Plus being a SEAL hasn't always been the best situation to be in if you're gay or bi, so Dustin has stayed firmly in the closet. He has his 'special' time with an online friend though, and that is more than enough for him... or maybe not.

 

Now, I'm not American, and I'm not in the Forces, nor do I know of anyone who is, so the whole fraternisation rules are new to me. That being said, wow! After seeing how distracted Dustin became, I can sort of understand the no relationship part, but to have that enforced to such a degree you can't even be friends??? And I didn't get the enlisted part of it - sorry! However, that didn't stop my enjoyment of this story one iota.

 

I think my heart broke so many times reading this one. The need to be with each other, the wanting to show people, the absolute necessity of keeping it quiet. Dustin and Wes put paid to so many preconceptions - why is it always the big guy who is the bossy top? Big guys need cuddles too! And to be fair, I can see them needing someone else to take charge of them, after being in charge of others for so much of the time.

 

So much steam, so much heartbreak, so much worry, and so much hope. You get a HFN, which I just hope will be enough. Can't wait to read more and find out. There were no editing or grammatical errors that interrupted my reading flow, and I was thoroughly engrossed from start to finish. Absolutely recommended.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

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review 2018-06-18 10:38
On Point (Out of Uniform #3) by Annabeth Albert
On Point (Out of Uniform #3) - Annabeth Albert

On Point is the third book in the Out of Uniform series, and we learn more about Ben and Maddox, who have been known to the reader since Zack and Pike's book.

 

They have been best friends for years, but things have been weird between them lately, and neither of them knows how to make it right. You find out what happened through a series of flashbacks, from both points of view, so you can see the situation for both of them.

 

Oh my goodness, I wanted to give Ben a hug - even knowing he'd push me away! He has been so hurt in the past, and it is affecting his judgement of the present and the future. For Maddox though, he will try. Maddox is a dream of a character. He is tough and gentle, hard and soft. He is a S.E.A.L. who dreams of owning his own bakery, and gets excited about trying new recipes. You wouldn't think these two would match, but they do, if only Pike would let them. Of course, it doesn't quite go according to plan, but they have plenty of steamy fun times on the way.

 

One thing I love about these books is previous characters aren't forgotten. Through cameo appearances, the reader finds out just how they're getting along. Brilliant!

 

There were no editing or grammatical errors that interrupted my reading flow, and I was thoroughly engrossed from start to finish. I am loving this series, and this is definitely my favourite so far. Absolutely recommended.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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review 2018-06-18 10:34
At Attention (Out of Uniform #2) by Annabeth Albert
At Attention (Out of Uniform #2) - Annabeth Albert

At Attention is the second book in the Out of Uniform series, and we reunite with Lieutenant Apollo Floros, who we met in Zack and Pike's story. We learn more about his past - how he is a grieving widower with two young twin daughters. He is existing with his life, not living it. When a friend asks him for a favour, he looks for a thousand different ways out of it, before he capitulates ungraciously.

 

That is the build up to a slow-burning, gut-churning, emotion-packed story that will get you right in the feels. There is no 'bad guy' in this, just a young hopeful man, and an older, grieving one, who just can't move past his pain. I really felt for Dylan, but couldn't bring myself to hate Apollo either, although I did want to whomp him upside the head a few times.

 

Saying that, there was plenty of heat in here, more than enough to keep me happy! The story didn't suffer for the steamy times though. Everything was in the right place, when it needed to be said or done. Kept on tenterhooks right to the end, I adored this book. I also loved the small cameos from Zack and Pike. So nice to see them still in love.

 

I have no hesitation in recommending this book, or the series, as I am absolutely loving it.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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review 2018-06-18 10:28
Off Base (Out of Uniform #1) by Annabeth Albert
Off Base (Out of Uniform #1) - Annabeth Albert

Off Base is the first book in the Out of Uniform series. I double-checked the synopsis as it didn't feel like the first book, only to see it was a spin-off from the #Gaymers series! Now I have another series to catch up on ;)

 

Zack is an all-macho good guy, determined to make his deeply religious parents proud. His brother is basically a deadbeat, so he feels the pressure to be perfect. Pike is a friend of a friend, and someone who riles Zack up in all the ways he doesn't want to acknowledge. So be prepared for snarkiness and sparks between these two.

 

This was a wonderful introduction to this series, showing out Zack thinks he has to fight every battle alone. Seriously, you think he'd know better, but his fears have their place, and are very real to him. Pike helps him where he can, but isn't prepared to hide who he is. I absolutely love these two, so young, so unsure, and yep, so HOT!

 

There is romance, angst, pain, steam, and a multitude of other emotions between these pages. With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, I absolutely recommend this book. An absolute blast of a start to the series, and I can't wait to read more.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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review 2018-06-18 10:00
5 STAR Release Day Review! Wicked Design (Wicked Brand #4) TinaDonahue!
Wicked Design - Tina Donahue

 

 

"Tina Donahue's stories are wickedly seductive, full of hot, irresistible men and heart-pounding romances." – Kathy Kulig, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

 

Clover wants Van Gogh. Bad. He’s the hottest ink artist at Wicked Brand and makes her blood race. Trouble is, he hasn’t noticed her. She’s determined to change that. Starting with letting him get under her skin—literally. But then the tattoo consultation goes a little deeper than expected.

 

In a night of wicked hot fun, she brings out his sexy beast. Talk about a major transformation. Soon they’re sneaking into the shop after hours to play with his chair and breaking in his new handcuffs. But when their differences start to arise, she’s not sure where all this hot sex will lead...

 

Each book in the Wicked Brand series is STANDALONE:
* Wicked Takeover
* Wicked Seduction
* Wicked Times Two
* Wicked Design

 

 

Clover and Van Gogh (V) are two strong, enchanting characters that stole my heart, both vulnerable and courageous, both shy and daring, both immensely sexual and playful. They were easily related and drew me in and refused to let go until I had read every part of their story, some of which was sweet, some was so hot that flames were pouring from the pages and some was heart breaking, so the story made me feel a whole lot of different emotions throughout the story including some chuckles. Not many romances show the male heroine as vulnerable as this romance does and I it was also very realistic with the situations and events that took place, especially how someone not used to attention and suddenly getting it might react and behave.

 

Tina Donahue always brings her wonderful characters and delightful world to vivid life, so visiting with the characters of Wicked Brand is always a treat, but I might just have to say that Wicked Design is my favorite of the series. And let me tell you that I could definitely picture the ink, that V wore and the jewelry that Clover made, so I am wondering if cuffs like Clover Cuffs really exist.

 

 

Wicked Design

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40230240-wicked-design

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/wicked-design-tina-donahue/book,13978848

 

4th book in the Wicked Brand series which includes


Wicked Takeover #1
Wicked Seduction #2
Wicked Times Two #3


Wicked Design is available in print or ebook at:

 

Entangled Publishing -
https://entangledpublishing.com/wicked-design.html

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC4PXDC?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Wicked%20Design

 

Amazon - AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07DC4PXDC?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Wicked%20Design

 

Amazon - UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DC4PXDC?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Wicked%20Design

 

Amazon - CA - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DC4PXDC?tag=entangpublis-20&name=Wicked%20Design

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/9781640635517?name=Wicked%20Design

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wicked-design/id1390580483?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wicked-design

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Tina_Donahue_Wicked_Design?id=UF9dDwAAQBAJ

 

eBooks - https://www.ebooks.com/96194780/wicked-design/donahue-tina/

 

 

 

Tina Donahue can be found at:

 

Website - http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16906164.Tina_Donahue

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tina-donahue

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DonahueTina1

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/tinadonahue

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/authortina/my-books/


Entangled Publishing - https://entangledpublishing.com/author/tina-donahue

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/tina-donahue/author,237287

 

 

 

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