At Attention (Out of Uniform #2) by Annabeth Albert #mm #review @AnnabethAlbert @CarinaPress

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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.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14

I was so moved by this book that I will read it over and over.

Military men are not known for their emotions, more for how their mind works.  Then add in a man who has rules for everything because it makes him feel in control.   How do you fight a ghost? The answer is you don’t, life has a way of turning even a man dead set against living back to life.

My heart bleeds for Apollo, he is trying to be the best dad he can be.  However he is overwhelmed by work, and trying to be a super dad.  He has forgotten how to enjoy life.  It’s just one think after another.  Never taking the time to grieve for his lost love.

When Dylan comes to help out over the summer, he must overcome his past as a young guy crushing on Apollo.   He is a man with feelings and ideas.  He is battling his feelings that have only grown over the past years.  But he will not just settle for part of Apollo’s life he wants to be partners in everything from baby care to everyday problems.

When life gets hard people must learn how to deal with the pain, it never easy.  But the living must go on and the dead must be laid to rest.  This story shows how hard it can be.  True love is always worth it, but it doesn’t solve anything. That takes dedication and hard work.


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