Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Tight Quarters
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #6
Heroes: Spencer & Bacon
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: July 9, 2018
Available at: Carina Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
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: This was another great installment to the series which can easily be read on its own, though the entire series is worth the read. Here, we have a journalist (think Anderson Cooper) who is embedded with a Navy SEAL team in search of story material. Due to a minor injury, Bacon is the unlucky SEAL who gets tasked with babysitting Spencer.
After some initial dislike, mostly because Bacon resents being taken out of action, he and Spencer share a few things in common and feelings inevitably grow. Neither wants to act on their obvious attraction due to circumstances, but both are disappointed by Spencer’s abrupt departure from the Team.
They continue on with their friendship which becomes more without either of them really realizing it’s happening. Work gets in the way of their happiness though, for various reasons, and it takes a little work for them to figure things out and realize they don’t want to miss the opportunity at something special.
I really enjoyed these guys as a couple. They both stuck to their convictions but weren’t wholly against making compromises in the end. They each had jobs that were the sole focus of their lives for a long time, and neither could just walk away from that. I loved how they struggled but didn’t let it go on too long before they took action. If you’re looking for a great military love story, be sure to give this one, and the entire series, a try.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*