Going Overboard (Anchor Point Series #5)

Going Overboard (Anchor Point Series #5)

by L.A. Witt

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Second-class petty officers Dalton Taylor and Chris Ingram have been best friends since coxswain's school. Now they're stationed together in the Harbor Patrol Unit of NAS Adams. They're content as friends, but secretly, they both ache for more. Neither makes a move, though; while Dalton is out and proud, Chris is closeted--even from his best friend.

Then another coxswain's negligence nearly drowns Dalton. After a taste of how easily they could lose each other, neither man can keep his feelings hidden anymore, and it turns out love and sex come easy when you're falling for your best friend.

Things aren't just heating up between the friends-turned-lovers, though. The Navy is investigating the accident, and the Harbor Patrol chief isn't going to let his star coxswain go down for dereliction of duty, even if saving him means throwing Dalton under the bus.

As the threats and gaslighting pile up, Chris and Dalton need each other more than ever--as shipmates, friends, and lovers. But if their chief prevails, the only way they can save their careers is to let each other go.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158749575
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Series: Anchor Point Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 249,861
File size: 1 MB

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Going Overboard 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. This was the first one where I literally could not read at times because I was so mad and frustrated with the characters. But I made it. I really can't wait to get Diegos story! I'm about to preorder that one. I have most books by this author and I really love this series! It's a great one.
NatReadsMM More than 1 year ago
The plot of this book felt more serious than previous stories have, adding more layers to the complex Navy politics the author weaves into these romances. Dalton, an out gay man and Chris, who’s black, have had a harder time gaining promotions and rank than most of their peers, for some valid reasons but also subtle bigotry. It’s made them distrustful of fair treatment by higher-ups. After the terrifying incident that hurts Dalton, he and the woman who saved him are being pressured about the investigation and their testimony. Their chief is twisting details about their actions during the accident caused by the bad decision of the other coxswain, the Chief’s golden boy. It was very interesting to learn various ins and outs of Naval procedure, the sharp divides between enlisted and officers and lack of trust in the chain of command. Romance did seem to get overwhelmed by the focus on Dalton’s problems though, so when Chris and Dalton finally got together, I didn’t get much sense of the UST they should have been drowning in (pun not intended!). There’s no drama when Chris finally comes out to Dalton, and I liked their little beach retreats but wanted more togetherness outside of their jobs and bedroom. The dialogue revolved almost entirely around Dalton, his stress over his difficult recovery which could hurt his career, the pressure of exams and the uncertainty about the investigation. Chris was so resigned to worrying, without much effort in finding constructive solutions, he was hard to like much at some points. The sex scenes were still pretty hot but didn’t add a lot of romantic elements. However, I was fully invested in how Dalton would save himself and his career, and how he and Chris could be together. The epilogue provides satisfying closure for all the characters, as well as the reader. I also liked the way Chiefs Jackson and Curtis, from the last two books, were drawn into the narrative. I read any and every book L.A. Witt writes about the military, as well as the majority of her other works in MM romance. She’s a skilled, prolific writer of well-researched tales but her personal experience as a Navy spouse lifts these books above the norm. I’m very much looking forward to the next book and Diego’s story! *An ARC was provided by the author, publisher or promotional service via NetGalley and I have chosen to publish a fair and honest review for Jessie G Books Reviews blog*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Interesting characters, likable and real. Love a good HEA and to read about the struggle for justice
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
Going Overboard was such a great read. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline. This is a great book for readers that enjoy a great friends to lovers m/m romance read that can be read as a standalone. I was rooting for Chris and Dalton knowing that Chief Lasby and Anderson would find a way to try and mess things up for them, and put the blame on what happened that night on Dalton and Rhodes. Chief Lasby and Anderson did not deserve their positions and I was finally glad when Dalton finally had enough of the nonsense. After all, he had nothing else to lose. I enjoyed this book a lot and definitely look forward to reading more of this authors work.
amatate More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars- Going Overboard is the fifth in the Anchor Point series. I started this series a bit late, beginning with the audiobooks, and have ended up jumping around a little with the reading order. Luckily, even though there’s often some overlap of characters between books, the Anchor Point series can be read as standalones or out of order without issue. Going Overboard proved to be a bit harder for me to rate. I ended up liking the military story more than the romance, but still enjoyed Miss Witt’s energetic pacing and the detailed storyline that’s different from most military romances. When I started this book, I was really excited Chris and Dalton were long-time friends. Friends to lovers is a favorite trope of mine because the chance for a strong, palpable connection is so high. While I definitely liked how well the men knew each other and felt that allowed their relationship to develop quicker without feeling rushed, I didn’t quite feel the chemistry radiating between them. That isn’t to say I didn’t like the characters. I did, and I enjoyed the overall story. I simply think the intensity of the military storyline following Dalton’s accident actually ended up overshadowing the romance in Going Overboard, and I was more caught up in what would happen with Chris and Dalton’s careers and the investigation than with them as a couple. What I love about this series is that it’s different than many military romances I have read. Once again, I was impressed at how well the author details the military elements, keeping things realistic for those familiar with military life while explaining elements of a career in the armed forces clearly enough to ensure the characters and situations are relatable to all readers. Although Going Overboard wasn’t my favorite of the Anchor Point series, I did really enjoy it and will certainly continue with the series going forward. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Sexy, sweet, and emotional! Going Overboard is a steamy friends-to-more romance that takes you back to NAS Adams and introduces you to second-class petty officer Dalton Taylor, a confident, young sailor who finds himself on the cusp of losing his career, his life, and the one he adores, as well as fellow second-class petty officer Chris Ingram who may finally have to risk it all to have the one he secretly yearns. The writing is lighthearted and provocative. The characters are devoted, driven, and supportive. And the plot, from start to finish, is filled to the brim with life, love, friendship, family, longing, angst, drama, military politics and tantalizing romance. Going Overboard is the fifth novel in the Anchor Point series and is certainly another spicy, entertaining, enjoyable military romance by Witt that highlights her exceptional knowledge into the pressures, challenges, and expectations of Navy life.