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.At Attention by Annabeth Albert
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I used to like Apollo in Off Base. But apparently he made me want to pull his hair until he come to his senses.
His constant denial about what he feels for Dylan and their relationship (without communication!), exhausted me to tears.
Well, until 80 percent mark that is.
He wants Dylan, he doesn't want Dylan, repeat.
And Dylan, almost, almost acted like a doormat in my eyes, and that was not okay.
I mean, well, he had a hero worship back then when he was young. But let Apollo treated him like that, hurts me. Seriously.
It was good that he finally 'out', but still let Apollo he's waiting? Hmm...good for Apollo's ego, but for him.
The kids though safe the rating, they're adorable, and they loved Dylan 'unconditionally'.
I like the ending, it was cute after all. Apollo got his lesson, and he better not make Dylan disappointed in the future.
* ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange of a fair and unbiased review.*
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