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Rank & File

(Anchor Point #4)

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Senior Chief Will Curtis is as straitlaced as they come. While his fellow Sailors have partied their way through their enlistments, he’s had his eye on the prize—making master chief and retiring after thirty years of service.

Lieutenant Brent Jameson is a Navy brat turned Annapolis grad. He’s lived and breathed the military his whole life, and he knows he’s dest
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ebook, 272 pages
Published September 25th 2017 by Riptide Publishing
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I read Annabeth Albert's Wheels Up just last week and loved the hell out of it. Rank & File is also about two military guys, an enlisted cop and a lieutenant, and also focuses on a forbidden love affair: fraternization is highly frowned upon in the military.

Maybe it's an unfair comparison, but I didn't find Witt's book nearly as intense or interesting as Albert's. The two MCs meet in unusual circumstances and attempt to fuck each other out of their systems. But the more they get, the m
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Christelle
This is a typical LA Witt contemporary MM Romance, featuring military MCs : two laid-back sexy men getting into a hot relationship where scorching and abundant sex leads to a nice ending. Nothing new under the sun but it works well for me each time. And LA Witt knows her stuff when it comes to writing about military and steam.

You add some age-gap, a total failure of complying to the rule of no fraternization between an officer and an enlisted cop, an uncommon first encounter, and I’m
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Ele
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Anchor Point series is a mixed bag for me. I loved the first book (highly recommended btw) but I didn't much care for the next two. Rank and File, however, was a pretty good addition and an enjoyable read.

L.A.Witt writes military stuff like no other. I don't know if it's research or personal experience, but coming from a navy town myself, I really loved the setting. Witt always gets that military vibe right.

Senior Chief Will Curtis and Lieutenant Brent Jameson meet under...uh...unctwo.
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Zoe
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

Explicit, smoldering, and racy!

In this fourth novel in the Anchor Point series, Rank & File, Witt gives us a story that focuses on the struggles and hardships of falling in love in the military, including fraternization, responsibility, pressure, reputation, and work schedules.

The writing is exceptionally steamy. The characters are brave, bold, and determined. And the plot even though it's not extremely deep, angsty, or emotional is certainly tit
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Fabi
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great military romance novel from L.A. Witt. I love this series.

Will and Brent's story is super hot. Lots and lots of smexy time. It's a little sweet too, mostly because both guys are a little sweet themselves. Throw in just a bit of angst and we have a nice new romance to enjoy.

Selfish me always wishes for more so I would have liked some resolution with their families. Maybe a critical point with each of them. But there's nothing wrong with the way it was left an
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CrabbyPatty
I think L.A. Witt and military-based romance is a natural fit. FYI, Witt's Conduct Unbecoming is one of my favs. In this book, Will and Brent meet during a domestic disturbance call (Will is the cop, Brent is involved in the disturbance) and are instantly attracted to one another. However, Will is enlisted while Brent is a CO and any fraternization is strictly verboten. But this does not stop them from secretly meeting, first as fuck buddies, then FWB and then as lovers. They are both aware of the danger ...more
Truuss / Loveislovereview
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, m-m
Like all the others from the Anchor Point series a strong sexy story.

Will and Brent both in the navy couldn't be together. Their attraction is overwhelming strong and no horse can separate them.
Will is some years older and lower in rank than Brent, working hard to get up higher...
Brent's life was meant to be in the navy indoctrinated by his father there was no other choice.

Together they are explosive hot and the more together the more hot they are.
They are in
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L.A. Witt
Apr 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
September 2017.
Catherine
I spent the whole book waiting for the other shoe to drop and I kinda loved it.
Karen
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars rounded down to 4 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR.

This time around, it's not a gender thing...

or even really an age thing...nope, this time around it's all about the 'Rank & File'.

'Rank & File' is the fourth book in L. A. Witt's 'Anchor Point' series and so far I've enjoyed them all. But this one's got a little bit of a twist to it...one that probably wouldn't occur to a lot of people. You see, Senior Chief Will Curtis is enlisted and he's got his eye on the prize m/>
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Chris
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-crime, lgbtq
So much secrecy- I can’t cope with that angst ! I enjoyed these guys and I’m glad they worked things out but seriously, what a crap rule about fraternization between officers and other military 😬 I was so pleased at then end but it finished so suddenly- an epilogue was needed here or more time with Will & Brent as partners. I really wanted to see them happy and have an opportunity to explore their relationship in public. Ah well - that’s how it goes I guess !
Josy
My amazing friend Jewel is spoiling me :)
Thank you so, so much!!
Jewel
3.5 Stars

Say hello to my second favorite book in this series. Rank & File was sexy, not too much angst, and had MC's that I actually liked! After the disappointment that book three turned out to be, for me, Rank & File put a smile on my face!

Senior Chief Will Curtis is enlisted. He loves his career path, but an officer he is not and doesn't really want to be. Being a cop is stressful and definitely has moments that are really dreadful, but Will can't see himself doing anything else. Even though/>Senior
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Nat ReadingAllNite
Submarines aren't the only things full of seamen; so is this great series! L.A. Witt’s real life on Navy bases around the world, gives her first-hand insight that she shares in her stories. This one could be my favorite so far. Will and Brent are almost doomed from the start, since they both know their careers are at risk by becoming involved with each other. They simply can't resist that first encounter, because just once will be enough, right? Famous last words, as they gravitate to each other ...more
Jay
4 stars – After being underwhelmed by the third book in L.A. Witt’s Anchor Point series, I was happy to see that the fourth book of the series, Rank & File, returned to the storytelling style and the good balance between plot development, romantic development, and sexytimes that I’ve grown to expect and enjoy from this author.

Before I get too far into this review, I want to stress that each of the books in this series is completely standalone, so feel free to jump right in with this s
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Vallie
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ha. I really enjoyed this. Per typical Witt fashion, this wasn’t too angsty but drenched in steamy encounters. There was enough substance to the characters to keep my interest and even though I missed the epilogue, I’m sufficiently satisfied they’ll be just fine down the line. I really liked that the whole “we shouldn’t, we’ll destroy our careers” didn’t overwhelm their encounters. It was there, of course, but both characters acted pretty guilt-free for the majority so it didn’t get tiring in th ...more
Jacque
I have fallen into a book rut lately of books that have the potential to wow me and end up missing it by that much. Having enjoyed the other books in the series, I had high hopes for Rank & File. Such high hopes…
Let’s start with the book did not suck. Brent and Will were good characters and completely likable. They are both Navy with one being an officer, the other enlisted. Right there is a big No-No in the military world. However, there is an insta-lust attraction between them. Too b
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Christi Snow
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I've loved this series, but I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. I loved this story.

We've met Will before. He was in at least one of the other books...when his boyfriend of six years cheated on him. He's been heartbroken, but in this book, he's getting used to the idea of getting back in the dating game...or at least some sex.

Brent is also looking to get laid, but his attempt ends in disastrous results which is how he meets Will, a military cop. Yea
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Chris, the Dalek King
This was so perfect. Especially after the day I’d had, but also in its own right. I was never more relaxed and content than I was when Brent was lying next to me.

I stroked his hair.

I might be stupid for dating you at all.

In fact, I am stupid for dating you at all.


I pressed a tender kiss to the top of his head.

But I’d be a fucking idiot not to fall for you.

The defeat of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) might have meant that Will Curtis could opening live as a gay man, but that didn’t save his relationship with his partner of sixyou.head.
Buthair.
I
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Anita
This is book 4 in the Anchor Point series and while it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the other books in the series. You'll have no problem keeping up but I enjoyed seeing the past characters, watching how their situations impact our book 4 MCs and how their respective relationships are progressing. Will is a base cop (there is a Navy term for his role but I can't keep the Navy titles straight). He is called to a domestic where the wife has cheated on the husband with an ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
ARC provided by the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an impartial review.


Remarkably similar in concept to a recent release by another popular author, this one is pure LA Witt in style. In fact, if were on a panel, blindfolded to all but the story in front of my face, I could read a few paragraphs—well, let me make that a sex scene!—and I’d know it was her work. It differs from the other book in that this one is almost exclusively about the couple themselves—their sexual attraction, relati
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Danielle  Gypsy Soul
Rank & File is the 4th book in L.A. Witt's Anchor Point series but can easily be read as a stand alone (I haven't read the earlier books in the series but I will definitely be going back to read them now).

I have a love/hate relationship with military romance books. I love them unless they aren't realistic because then I find myself picking them apart thinking that would never happen or the military just doesn't work that way. I'm so happy to say that this one is utterly realistic
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bgirls, mm, ebook

Review by The Blogger Girls.

I am really enjoying this series about the small Navy base and all the smexyness going on there. We met Will previously in Chief’s Mess as Clint’s friend and coworker who helped set him straight with his drinking. This story is similar, yet different.

Here the men are facing a few issues at once. Aside from the fraternizing law, there is the rank issue – a lieutenant and and enlisted, as well as being somewhat closeted at work, as well as with the famili
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Susan65
Audio review by The Blogger Girls

I love this series, and I especially love that as soon as I start a new audio, with the soothing and distinct voice of Nick J Russo, I am immediately back at Anchor Point as if no time had passed. This series is like coming home to a lifelong friend, and though months may have passed since I last visited, it’s as if I never left.

In this installment, enlisted Senior Chief Will Curtis works as military police and is called in on a domestic, where he
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Cee Brown
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(`v)
.`•..•Sometimes there's this pull to read a book, be it the cover, the synopsis, KNOWING the characters... When I chose Rank & File, it was all the above, plus the author was one who had redeemed herself in my books with this series.

Men in uniform, double check.

Taboo affair, oh, you've got me by the nads.

Happily ever after, keep writing.

Will was an enlist, a police officer at the base that surrounded this series. After losing his partner to cheating (please read book 3 Chief's Mess if y
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ShoSho
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: elib, contemporary, x-2018, mm
It probably deserves more stars!
Leah
Once again, LA Witt delivers an amazing addition to her Anchor Point series, and another couple to fall in love with.

Read the full review on my blog!
Morgan  Skye
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I guess it depends on what you’re looking for.

If you want a reliably good, very sexy, well-written, but not terribly “deep” or emotional story about two military men who have some tough decisions to make – this is for you!

If you’re looking for something more unique, with a larger growth spurt for the main chatacters, or a new twist on “the military keeps us apart” scenario, then this isn’t for you.

LA Witt is a great writer and her sex scenes are amazingly hot.
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One thing I have always appreciated about L.A. Witt’s storytelling is she doesn’t sugar coat the consequences that come with the reality of what her characters are doing and that really hit home in Rank & File, her latest book in the Anchor Point series. Meeting under unusual circumstances two men are inexplicitly drawn to one another despite one is an officer and one is enlisted, but meeting again sets off a chain of events that has one questioning everything and one feeling worse than when
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Julie   (*Happily Ever Chapter*)
Rank & File is the 4th book in L.A. Witt's Anchor Point series but can easily be read as a stand alone. We get to see a couple of characters from previous stories but for their roles in this story it isn't necessary to read the series in order to understand what is happening in this one. L.A. Witt's romances are ones that I always scoop up as soon as I see them. Sometimes they can be hit or miss for me, but I still grab them all. This one wasn't a hit or miss for me. It fell somewhere in bet ...more
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Other books in the series

Anchor Point (8 books)
  • Just Drive (Anchor Point #1)
  • Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2)
  • Chief's Mess (Anchor Point, #3)
  • Going Overboard (Anchor Point, #5)
  • Once Burned (Anchor Point, #6)
  • Wash Out (Anchor Point, #7)
  • Sink or Swim (Anchor Point, #8)