Narrator Tyler Stevens captures Zack's agonizing dilemma as he wavers between coming out and bowing to family expectations. He voices Zack as a tough Seal who struggles with his emotions. Pike comes across as a confident flirt with an unspoken fear of getting hurt. Stevens uses a slightly higher register for Pike and a vulnerable gruffness for Zack...Stevens makes their courtship sweet and sexy. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.-- "AudioFile"
Albert's continued rise in the world of contemporary M/M romance is justified considering just how enjoyable Off Base is. The heroes are the perfect pairing of smarmy and reserved, taking the trope of the experienced queer man and the man in denial and adding in the angsty spin of a Navy background. Albert's romance is deft, taking themes that could easily be melodramatic...Pike in particular is a brilliant hero, disarming in his self-confident queerness...Alberts kicks off her Out of Uniform series with an emotional and sexy first installment.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!)"
After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike’s flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike’s arrival would spark from Zack’s teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can’t refuse.
Pike Reynolds knows there won’t be a warm welcome in his new home. What can he say? He’s an acquired taste. But he needs this chance to get his life together. Also, teasing the uptight SEAL will be hella fun. Still, Pike has to tread carefully; he’s had his fill of tourists in the past, and he can’t risk his heart on another, not even one as hot, as built—and, okay, yeah, as adorable—as Zack.
Living with Pike crumbles Zack’s restraint and fuels his curiosity. He discovers how well they fit together in bed…in the shower…in the hallway… He needs Pike more than he could have imagined, yet he doesn’t know how to be the man Pike deserves.
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This book is approximately 73,000 words
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