Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 3.5 stars
Type: Novel in a Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb: 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.
Review: I’m not going to lie; this took me a long time to find the right words to describe how I felt about this book. I was really looking forward to Bacon’s book and I wasn’t really all that impressed. I liked this, but I didn’t love it. I wanted to love it and I’m bummed I didn’t.
Bacon is apparently accident prone and gets tweaked a bit on the last two missions. The last one was bad enough that he was placed on the B team which irritates and angers Bacon. Not only the B team but now he has to babysit a reporter?
Spencer really rubbed me the wrong way when we first meet him and Bacon together. He didn’t get why Bacon was resenting him? He honestly didn’t understand the anger? He didn’t get the actual danger he was in until it was spelled out for him? Selfish. Even with his story he was completely selfish. Spencer’s 15 years older than Bacon, but in my eyes acted much younger. Maybe Spencer was the reason why I didn’t like this book as much. I think if Bacon ended up with someone worthy of him it would have been better, for me.
I do love how Bacon and Spencer were together. There were lots of sweet and tender moments. I love the quiet moments in stories and this gave me plenty. I truly felt how Bacon felt towards Spencer. The way Bacon came to Spencer. The way he missed him while out on missions. I didn’t get the reverse, but maybe that’s just me.
Spencer and his friend and mentor Oscar has a nice relationship and I’m glad he had that.
Rooster! Can we have Rooster’s story now? I’m excited for that!