At Attention (Lili’s Review)

Title: At Attention (Out of Uniform #2)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 10th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 3358 kindle locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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.

Book Two of the Out of Uniform series

This book is approximately 73,000 words

Annabeth Albert,

This book’s got me all giddy!

At Attention is the second installment of the Out of Uniform Series. We met Apollo towards the conclusion of the first book Off Base. We found out he was a widowed father of twin girls. In this book, Apollo allows his best friend’s little brother to stay with him for the summer. The only problem is that Dylan is not the awkward teenager with puppy eyes he remembers. He’s all grown up now, and Apollo has a hard time keeping his eyes and hands to himself.

My highlights:

-Apollo. Broody, anal retentive, SEAL, and devoted father.

-Dylan. Sigh, what was there not to love about him? He was the epitome of patience, understanding, and true.

-Push and pull. I generally detest this plot device, but it made sense in this instance. Apollo just wasn’t ready to open his heart- he had to heal first.

-The supporting cast. The twins, the in-laws, mom, and the cameos from past characters were simply awesome and made me eager for future stories to come.

-Narration. Dual POV- my favorite.

-The pace of the story- it was smooth and quick.

-The sex scenes…. haawwwwt! Wait until y’all go into the spare room with the mirror. 😉

-Relationship development. It felt real. Apollo wasn’t perfect, and Dylan was wise beyond his years. The progression of feelings felt natural.

-The end. It made me teary eyed. ♥

Can it be read as a standalone? Yes, but don’t do it. READ Off Base!! Don’t deprive yourself of a great book!

In conclusion, do I recommend At Attention? Hells yeah!

Annabeth Albert just keeps getting better and better, and At Attention is a testament of that. This a heartfelt story of healing, family, and new beginnings. 5 Stars!

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant