Tough Luck by Annabeth Albert

Tough Luck is the first book in Annabeth Albert's new series A List Security and what an amazing start it is...

From the blurb:

My best friend’s little brother needs a bodyguard. Now I’m the one in danger…
I’m a SEAL. Or rather, I was. Retired at the grand old age of thirty-eight, I’m at loose ends. My best friend wants me to join his security team. I’m not sure I’m bodyguard material, but he needs someone to protect his kid brother. How hard can spoiled brat duty be?

Somehow, I missed the part where former child star Danny Love went from dorky TV darling to all grown up and disturbingly attractive. All the gossip about his wild ways fails to mention that he’s trying hard to clean up his act. But now he’s got a stalker.

Hiding out together in a remote mountain cabin, alone, the temptation keeps building. I’m feeling things I never have before. Secrets I’ve kept even from myself bubble to the surface every time Danny looks my way with those puppy dog eyes.

I’m a SEAL. We leap into danger. So why is it so terrifying when that danger comes with the softest pair of lips I’ve ever known? At some point we’re going to have to return to Hollywood and our vastly different lives. Will Danny still want me around when he doesn’t need me for protection? Can I be brave enough to give him a reason to?

TOUGH LUCK is book one in a brand-new SEAL bodyguard series. It features an age gap, steamy first times, and all the high heat, big emotions, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author. Join A-List security for this lower-angst series featuring former SEALs and the celebrity clients who win their hearts. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!

Heather's Review:

Annabeth Albert knows how to write military men - when they're in the service - and now we know that she can write them once they've retired too!   I am a sucker for Age Gap, toss in Best Friend's Brother, Older Baby Gay and forced proximity and well... yum...

I absolutely loved everything about Tough Luck!  The pacing, the dialogue, the storyline and the steam were all on point.  Both characters were in places where they needed to grow and explore different things about themselves and relationships and that was very well written too!  It's fairly low angst, and because it's the start of a new series, there are tantalizing glimpses into what is to come...

Trigger Warnings for past substance abuse, prior parental neglect & homophobia, a stalker and minor on page violence.

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