Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

by Annabeth Albert

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ISBN-13: 9781488081330
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Series: Out of Uniform Series , #6
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,916
File size: 780 KB

About the Author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out more visit annabethalbert.com. 

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Tight Quarters 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Bacon has watched his friends find their matches over the years. Can he find the one? Then a mission goes up in flames and life gets complicated. Recommend.
HEABookNerd 9 months ago
There was so much tension in Tight Quarters and Annabeth Albert had me wondering how she was going to make things work between these two. There were so many obstacles externally and internally but I really liked how things were handled. I won't go into details so as not to spoil anything but I'll just say my emotions went through all the ups and downs before it was settled. The beginning of the book focused primarily on Spencer being embedded and the developing friendship between Spencer and Bacon while the second half is after Spencer leaves the team. While nothing really happens in the first half, Albert builds up the tension and the emotional connection so that when they do get together, the intimacy means so much more. This created a really nice slow burn throughout. I really enjoyed Bacon and the fact that this tough Navy SEAL still had a bit of his emo teen years in him. He was really comfortable with himself and his sexuality but he also isn't sure how his team will handle knowing about him. While Bacon's best friend Curly already knows, there are a few guys on the team who frequently make homophobic jokes and he's getting to the end of his tolerance. I loved when Bacon's confidence comes through and he finally comes out and there's even a few surprises from his team. Spencer was also a great hero and since he's in his 40's he has a maturity that balances Bacon's more impulsive side nicely. He's been married before but he's so dedicated to his job that he just doesn't see a long term relationship in his life. Spencer is steady and hard working but he's also scared to really take a chance on love. He doesn't quite know how to handle Bacon and navigate the hurdles in a potential relationship and this causes some problems for them. While they struggle to make things work and there's some time apart, I was glad that Albert avoided The Big Misunderstanding and instead Bacon and Spencer talked everything out before taking some time apart. It wasn't that they weren't communicating but that they didn't know how to reach a compromise. There's one more book in the Out of Uniform series and I can't wait because I've loved these books from the very beginning.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Tight Quarters is the sixth book in the Out of Uniform series, and if M/M Romance mixed in with a Military scenario does it for you, then you really need to check out this series. In this book, we reunite with Bacon (and yep, that is his real name!). He is none too happy because he has been stuck with babysitting duty for an embedded journalist, one he actually admires and knows is gay. Bacon himself is Pan, and I loved him for it. Now, Bacon has a history, and is a SEAL. Bryant is a gay journalist. Whatever could go wrong? This is a book of two halves - the first part being with Spencer embedded and them both fighting their attraction. The second is when Spencer is no longer in the team, and they give up fighting. I honestly can't tell you which half I prefer! For differing reasons, both parts are fantastic, and definitely make up the whole. With stories that need to be written, but jobs that need to be protected, these two face a horrible decision that left me crossing my fingers and hoping for a happy ending. No knowledge of the American Military is needed as Ms. Albert gives out enough information for it all to make sense, without disclosing any secrets. I keep thinking to myself that this series can't go on for much longer. How many different military stories can one author do? And then Ms. Albert comes out with something new, something refreshing and unique that makes me fall in love with her characters all over again. How many is too many? I don't have the answer to that, but I do know I definitely need more in this series. Absolutely and highly recommended by me. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Playful, sexy, and full of genuine emotion! Tight Quarters is a gritty, sensual, military romance featuring the reliable, confident, skilled Petty Officer Bacon and the mature, principled, successful Spencer Bryant as they learn firsthand the power of attraction and discover a sense of purpose, passion, and fulfillment beyond their careers. The writing is ardent and fluid. The characters are hot-blooded, tenacious, and supportive. And the alluring plot is a perfect mix of slowing burning seduction, suspense, danger, action, adventure, palpable chemistry, SEAL team dynamics, journalistic integrity, and unconditional love. Tight Quarters is the sixth novel in the Out of Uniform series, and it’s definitely one of my favourites. I’m not sure how Albert continues to do it, but this series keeps getting better and better and continues to leave me wanting more.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
I’ve read a few of the earlier books in the Out of Uniform series, but missed the last few, but I decided to pick up this one anyway. It works perfectly fine as a standalone, though I recognized several of the secondary characters from previous books. Bacon is a Navy SEAL sniper with a minor injury that’s preventing him from being in alpha squad – the best members of the team, the ones who do most of the heavy lifting – and is even more put out when he ends up assigned to babysit a journalist for their next mission. However, the journalist is none other extremely sexy, charismatic, and confident silver fox Spencer Bryant, named most eligible bachelor of the year by a gay magazine. Expecting the man to be a disappointment in person, Bacon’s surprised when Spencer is able to keep up with the team and follows orders. Bacon’s impulsive, but even he knows better than to start something with Spencer while he’s still embedded, but after a mission gone wrong leads to Spencer’s time with the team being cut short, their chemistry turns into a one night stand, and then, slowly, the beginnings of a relationship. But Spencer’s next project – an expose on the treatment of special forces spurred by the suicide of a friend – will put him at odds with the Navy and jeopardize Bacon’s career. Are both their jobs that they’ve worked so hard for more important than their chance at love? One of Ms. Albert’s strengths is her complex characters. Bacon is pan, with a deep and sad backstory, and not out to his team, some of whom don’t hesitate to make homophobic slurs every chance they get. Despite that, he still is incredibly loyal to his team and proud of being a SEAL. He also has an emo/goth side, a relic of his childhood in a rural community, one that he doesn’t show much to the world, but it’s one of the many facets that fascinate Spencer. Spencer is gay, and while he’s been previously married, that relationship failed under the stresses of the constant travel that comes from his job. The two had such great chemistry even with the slow-burn due to the deployment, but the part of their relationship I loved most was how much laughter and joy they had together. Yeah, there’s hot sex, but they also spend lots of time talking and just being a regular domestic couple. Most of the angst in this book comes from Spencer’s actions and misunderstanding of what motivates Bacon – and what motivates himself, and there was a bit of a tearjerker ending from Spencer’s mentor. Overall, I very much enjoyed this book, and I will definitely be going back to catch up with the rest of the series. If you love complex characters and a steamy slowburn romance, you’ll love this book! I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
HEChapter More than 1 year ago
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third Person This story focused on Bacon and a journalist that was given the unheard of opportunity to embed with a Spec Ops team, Bacon's SEAL team. Minorly injured from a previous incident, Bacon was delegated to be Spencer's babysitter (Handler) for as long as he was on base or with the team. The lead characters were likable. The secondary cast, both new and old, were entertaining. The chemistry between the two men was magnetic, but professionalism kept them at arms' length. Dialogue was smart and enjoyable. The plot was good but lacked some of the excitement and/or tension a few of the other books had. The writing style was smooth and it made for a truly pleasurable reading experience. Predictability was low. The conclusion was passable with an implied HEA. Overall, I love this author and series. I felt this story makes a fantastic addition to the series. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.225 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Tight Quarters is the 6th book in the Out of Uniform series. Each book in the series stand alone so it's not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one. This is a very well done M/M romance and I loved Bacon and Spencer together. When Bacon is first tasked with babysitting the reporter that is being embedded in the SEAL teams he's not very happy. One look at Spencer Bryant and Bacon knows he's in all kinds of trouble if he doesn't get his raging libido under control. After spending some time with Spencer, Bacon knows it's too late. He's a goner. Great read that everyone who enjoys M/M romances will enjoy. I recommend it.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This latest romance in the Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert has a little bit of everything - external and internal conflict, action, steamy sex, and a thoroughly enjoyable and believable romance. Navy SEAL Bacon is on beta team duty due to a recent injury and gets to squire around the handsome, sexy, silver fox journalist Spencer embedded on their latest South Pacific mission. When things go awry, as they so often do, it's up to Bacon to get Spencer out alive. The intense feelings remaining after the mission spill over into a night of passionate sex once Spencer is safe and no longer on assignment, and then into a burgeoning relationship when back at home. For Bacon, having Spencer to turn to to decompress is a godsend, which makes Spencer's journalism career and his plans to write a book about mental health, suicide and the military fraught with more than just the usual concerns. He doesn't want to cause problems for Bacon as an active service member, nor does he want to sugarcoat reality. But the consequences for them both could spell the end of the good thing they've got between them. As always, the author handles everything deftly and with emotional scenes that have you rooting for both characters, understanding their individual concerns and wondering how they will find the compromise to get to a happy ending. The story keeps you fully engaged as the romance plays out, and the sex scenes definitely spice things up well. Working things out takes compromise, understanding and trust that they have each other's best interests at heart and that their love is worth fighting for. The happy ending leaves the reader satisfied that the characters have still been true to themselves. I look forward to continuing the series!
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
Gutted me in the best way; I loved it! It just boggles my mind how Annabeth Albert keeps coming up with such wonderful, heart-wrenching stories for this series. She talks openly about struggling sometimes as a writer and I'm here to say that Annabeth, your struggles are worth it for what you give to your readers. I don't mean that I like that she must struggle, I just want to let her know that her efforts are sincerely appreciated by this fan and I'm sure her other fans would agree. Tight Quarters is the sixth book in the Out of Uniform series but it stands alone just fine. I can't recommend the other books in this series highly enough though, so if you like Tight Quarters I know you will enjoy the other ones as well. I'm not a good person for remembering details from one book in a series to the next. That doesn't mean that I don't love them, just that I read so many books that it's hard for me to keep story details straight from one book to the next. I think other readers have been waiting for Bacon's story while I'm just waiting for the next any story from Annabeth and boy did she deliver with this one. There's an age gap between Bacon and Spencer but it's not focused on much throughout the book. What is focused on is being part of a team and still needing to connect with a soulmate. What starts out as a dreaded "babysitting" job for Bacon later turns into so much more between him and Spencer. The blurb is good but it doesn't really begin to convey the depth of feeling that grows gradually between these two men. Yes, they have hot as fire sex with each other but eventually it becomes even more, though neither one seems ready to admit it. They have a huge conflict, which seems insurmountable, but love will eventually win out and they get a very satisfying HFN (happy for now). I really want/need to read more about Bacon and Spencer; I hope we hear from them again in later books in this series. I know that all series must come to an end at some point but I really want this one to continue for many more books. Thank you, Annabeth, for making the tears (both happy and sad) flow once again. I love it when you do that to me. A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***