Review: Off Base

Off Base
Off Base by Annabeth Albert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*

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


Wow, wow, wow. Holy hell, what a book. *^* This had a great impact to me in many ways. First the writing by Annabeth Albert was captivating as always and I can totally and truly say I am always engrossed and hooked from the start.

When a book captures you from the first page and you can’t put it down, it’s a great book. And this is the case with this book.

I squealed when I heard about the story, read the blurb, squealed even more when I got my ARC and a third time when I finally started reading this. 😀 ❤

You are thrown in the story really fast. You meet Pike and Zach and soon it’s clear: Zach isn’t really happy about having Pike around him, he only know him because of their mutual friends, the heroes from Annabeth Albert’s third book of the #gaymers-series, Connection Error.

Pike is a character you either like or you think is to flippant. He made me instantly laugh out loud and I really liked his energetic character. 🙂 Zach is a bit more strict, he is not bring or introvert but compared to Pike he is quite the contrast.
One sentence which catches Pike’s character is this:

Pike was the type of guy who would flirt with wallpaper, but he seemed to have singled Zach out for special attention ever since their first meeting at the LAN party.

Both men could be happy not to have too much connection but due to certain circumstances Pike is in need of a flat and Zach seem to have the perfect place, though it’s not what Zach had expected. Derailed with horror to have Pike nearly around 24/7 he can’t believe what he signed himself into…

But the tension between the both is there, only lying deep… or not so…

The story was great developing from the part when Pike was moving in the house with Zach and soon both guys get more in contact. The relationship shifted from a slight acquaintance to true friendship and finally into something hot and steamy.

Fans of Annabeth Albert’s stories get what they want and spiced up with humor and emotional aspects the book developed a great hot steamy entertainment.

Though humor and funny parts the book doesn’t lack of serious aspects, which makes the whole book more appealing and give the needed edges.

The displayed minor character are also a great mix up to the story and you are interested in learn more about them.

Again 5 out of 5 stars, totally great… ❤
Also damn, so excited to read about Apollo, the hot dude and hero in the next book. ❤ *swoon*

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