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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.
This book, as well as the whole series should be come with a warming “attention: content hot” 😉 Annabeth Albert is always a proof for hot, steamy, smoky books but with At Attention she added a super sweet note to the book. You met the heroes from this book already in the first book, Off Base.
With Apollo we have a Navy SEAL who is grieving his husband’s death and in charge of two adorable, saccarine sweet twin girls.
I can’t stop telling how much I adore children in books and when fathers and their affection for their children are displayed in a book. I am – and probably ever will be – a sucker for those stories. ❤
I really love the sensitive, caring behaviour Apollo is showing, which is – at the beginning of the book – quite the contrast to his attitude towards Dylan.
As the kid brother of his best friend, he thinks he is too young, still the lean, particular nerdy young guy. But time has passed and Dylan isn’t the kid anymore which leads Apollo and his libido in trouble. Constantly.
The sexual tension is right the from the start. Several aspects let Apollo hesitate and sometimes he is uncharacteristically harsh, almost distant.
It is really heart breaking how he is suffering, his own thoughts keep him struggeling.
Therefore the encounters and actions with Dylan are super-sweet, the aspect that Dylan in living with Apollo to support him with his twins as a kind of babysitter, is one thing which leads to hot, steamy scenes.
Totally a page-turner and really awesome with a hot Navy SEAL officer who is totally an alpha dude and grown-up hot best friend’s brother. Not to forget the super-sweet twins with their bouncing courls and adorable costumes (the one is wearing an unicorn costume, how cute is this? <3)
Absolutely highly recommended, therefore 5 out of 5 stars. Be also prepared to read about Ben and Maddox in book 3 (coming June 5th). Some hot tension is already in the book if you look up closer. 😉