Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Rocky Start by Annabeth Albert

You may have seen the beautiful cover reveal elsewhere, but we have an amazing exclusive excerpt from Rocky Start by Annabeth Albert for you below!  Pre-order your e-book copy for release on January 12th!

From the blurb:

I think I’m falling for my bodyguard co-worker. Now I need protection… from myself.
As a former SEAL intelligence officer, I’m supposed to be smart. Unfortunately, those smarts don't apply to love. I did a nice thing and took my heartbroken fellow bodyguard out for a Valentine’s dinner. Just us bros. But my plan worked a little too well, and a night that ended with a scorching kiss has turned into the most awkward morning at the office ever. Now we’re working together as bodyguards on a remote mountain movie shoot. And we’re roommates.

I’ve never been attracted to a guy before, but something about Avery calls to every protective instinct I have. We’re not dating, but every night alone together, I fall a little deeper. It's also Avery’s first time with a guy too, and while we’re both enjoying all sorts of new things together, I worry my heart will be broken when we return to civilization.

No matter how badly this may end, I can’t seem to stop wanting Avery. All of him. I want to see who he'll become if he ever manages to get out of his own way. I want to be his biggest cheerleader, best friend, and the guy he comes home to. But going from secret hookup to forever after is a big ask. Are we both brave enough to take the leap?

ROCKY START is book four in the A-List Security series. It features TWO highly protective SEAL bodyguards, a double awakening, an exploration of the sexy, lacy kind, and all sorts of brand-new emotions. Get ready for all the high heat, big feels, 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 celebrity clients. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!


“You’re fucking adorable. Come on. We’re both single adults. Who cares if we get something fun to try out in our room later tonight? Might even help you.” 

“Help me?” My voice was little more than a series of indignant squeaks at this point. But luckily, Malik seemed to have an endless stream of patience for my ridiculousness. 

“Your issue getting off,” he whispered in my ear, breath hot, my body revving with memories of the night before as he continued, “Maybe you need one of those flashlight-looking things.” 

“I get off,” I hissed back, matching his low tone. “Just not always using my hand.” 

“Tell me everything.” He pulled me a little snugger against him, and surprise of the century, the closeness actually made me fess up. 

“When my left hand doesn’t cut it, I like rubbing against things. I have this one satin pillowcase…” I had to pause because I was breathing like I was trying for a four-minute-mile split. “Why am I telling you this?” 

“Because it’s hot as fuck. You like silky things? You’d look fucking amazing in those.” He jerked his head toward the model wearing the pink panties.

“You think?” My voice was all air and wonder. Apparently liking dick wasn’t the only thing I’d been keeping from myself, because suddenly, that slideshow of images made a hell of a lot more sense to me. Why I’d always reacted so strongly. I wanted that. 

“I know you would, and if it’s got you all hyped, we really need to go in.” Pulling me along, he headed toward the front door of the place. “Come on, let’s go in. See if anything pretty catches your eye.”

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