Review of On Point by Annabeth Albert

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Had you asked me a while back, if I liked military men in romances I would have said: not really. I rarely seek them out, and yet, here I am reading and loving the third book in Annabeth Alberts Out of Uniform series and eagerly awaiting the fourth one.

On Point is a best-friends-to-lovers story. A theme I greatly enjoy when it’s done right and boy, does Ms Albert do it right! So much buildup and tension between the two, so much awkwardness and angst everywhere else but the bedroom. Because Ben and Maddox are dynamite in the bedroom, even if they find it hard to find the balance outside of it.

The start of the book is Ben and Maddox on a mission, which goes wrong, interspersed with flashbacks from the last couple of months, where their decade long friendship has taken a turn for the weird. Even though I am not normally the biggest fan of the “I almost died, so I need to take a chance on this”-trope, it worked really well here. The intensity of the experience and the aftermath of it made sense and was engaging.

This is very much a relationship driven story, with angst, hurt and comfort, which will leave you turning the pages and sighing happily at the epilogue – I even got a bit teary, I was so happy for them!

All of these books can be read as standalones, but they are all great, so don’t cheat yourself out of some great books. Happily awaiting the next in the series.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Review of Status Update by Annabeth Albert

Status Update (#gaymers, #1)Status Update by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Super adorable story about coming out late in life.

Noah is so tightly squezed into his closet, that it is practically suffocating him. For years and years, he has lived alone, denying himself everything, in order to live the right life. His world is turned upside down when out and proud Adrian enters his life, with his rainbow tattoos, his hipster looks and his easy sexuality…

I wanted to hug Noah and cry for him half the time. The other half I wanted to slap him upside the head. Adrian was a good guy, and I enjoyed that he too, got to do a bit of soul searching and growth, even if not in the momentous ways that Noah did.

Very recommendable, will get the next one in the series.

PS. Never really got the title, in relation to the story?

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