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Tight Quarters

(Out of Uniform #6)

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Petty Officer Bacon, a navy SEAL and ace sharpshooter, has been on the front lines of more than his fair share of dangerous ops. Yet when a minor injury relegates him to the beta team, he’s tasked with what may be his riskiest assignment yet: the silver fox journalist he’s babysitting is the hottest, most charismatic man he’s ever encountered.

Award-winning journalist Spenc
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published July 9th 2018 by Carina Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Stay. Your laughter fills every hole in my soul. Stay in my bed, in my life, in my heart. Stay.

A Navy SEAL with deadly precision.

A journalist who lives for the story.

When desires collide, no one escapes unscathed.



From the first moment, Bacon lays eyes on Spencer, he knows he's in trouble. As an embedded journalist, Spencer becomes Bacon's charge. Bacon wants to be in the thick of the action, but he's stuck babysitting. It's not Spencer's fault, but Bacon can't help but be resentful
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Judith
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5





I haven't read any of the previous books in this series but that didn't spoil my enjoyment here so this can be read as,a standalone.The characters from previous books (I'm guessing) fit perfectly into the story.


Spencer Bryant is a successful journalist and is lucky enough to get himself embedded with a Naval Seal Team.He is the ultimate professional and the last thing he's expecting is any kind of involvement with anyone but he hadn't bargained on temptation to be put in his way in the form o
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Annabeth Albert keeps the magic going with Tight Quarters, the latest in her Out of Uniform series!

I adore Annabeth Albert and everything that she does, so it's really no surprise that I enjoyed the sixth book in her consistently stellar series.

What this author does SO right for me is get the perfect mix of desire, angst, heat, and longing with her queer military men, and this book was no different. I LOVED the pansexual Bacon and his painful backstory and his chemistry with the older, distingu
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Won’t lie, I wanted this ARC simply because I loved the cover😍


I’m gonna be honest, I did overall enjoy this book, but it took me awhile to get into it. There was a lot going on when I started this including book hangovers, so starting books is hard for me when my mind is elsewhere, so I’ll blame it on that because honestly Spencer & Bacon are hot. And yes, Bacon is sizzling, I definitely enjoyed him most.



This is your normal m/m book with some added drama and a bit of angst. Chemistry and pas
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Dia
5 stars

This one ended being my favorite book in the series. I truly fell in love with these characters. This story felt SO real!

I'll admit the slow burn was hard to handle. But we get many details before deployments and during some missions. This author focuses not only on the romance but gives us a lot of action too.

We got here some pretty complex characters. Their back stories are great. The MCs are very good at their jobs.
Bacon is a sexy and confident SEAL. He loves his team and he dreams a
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~Mindy Lynn~
3.5 Stars!

Bacon... I was really looking forward to his book. Unfortunately it ended up being the one in the series I liked the least.

Bacon has had a minor injury to his hand that has put him on the side-lines for their next mission. He's not taking it too well since he is use to being the one on the front lines having his teams back. He's especially not happy to be given the job of protecting a reporter who has been embedded into their team for this mission. He has no desire to "baby-sit" this
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.75 Stars!

I liked this one. I just didn't love it. For some reason it just didn't hold my attention.

But I liked both MCs, which doesn't always happen with my friend Annabeth.

The cover was hot.

I don't know, I don't have any other real complaints. It just didn't wow me.

I am curious about Rooster, hope his book is next.

ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Ky
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018, arc, top-shelf
Another great addition to this amazing series about military men! I have to admit, it was a relief to read this book and absolutely love it, because I wasn't impressed by the previous one. "Tight Quarters" takes us back to what we are used to from this series; it's realistic, well developed and has believable, perfectly flawed characters.

Bacon - no, I'm not going to tell you his name - and Spencer met while Spencer was embeded with Bacon's team and doing research for a book he wanted to write. T
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Cadiva
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sorry Ben and Maddox but I'm afraid top spot in my favourite Out of Uniform couple's contest has just been taken over by Bacon and Spencer.

Wes and Dustin had tried but you guys had beat them off until now because this story is perfection.

It has every thing in it that has become a hallmark of this military series; accuracy, honesty, two MCs who are each brilliantly drawn and brought to life, and a romance which digs deep into what makes us human - the power of love.

As a former journalist whose
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.Lili.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, age-gap
Tight Quarters by Annabeth Albert is an excellent addition to the Out of Uniform Series.

-Age gap
-Hurt/Comfort/Healing
-Navy SEAL falls for a reporter looking to write a story about the military
-Scorching hot chemistry
-Action but not so much of it overtakes the romance part of the story.
-Communication. No childish miscommunication here. These guys care and respect each other.
-Strong relationship development.
-The end was sweet and believable.

Books like this further cement why Annabeth Albert is a
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Hollis
This is another Out of Uniform that is kind of middle of the road for me. To mix up my reasoning, though, this time I felt the plot/conflict was the least interesting, whereas I actually bought the relationship conflict. I'll admit to loving Bacon more than Spencer (even though I loved the people that made up his life a lot, whereas I found the introduction of Bacon's mum as a character kind of pointless) but I enjoyed the dynamic of their relationship quite a bit, which is where the last few re ...more
BWT (Belen)


Told from Navy SEAL and sharpshooter, Petty Officer Bacon, and silver fox, award-winning journalist, Spencer Bryant's, POVs Tight Quarters is hands down my favorite story in the Out of Uniform series.

I loved the way their relationship progressed, I loved their chemistry, I loved their age gap didn't affect their relationship at all, I even loved the little bit of angst that got worked through dealing with Spencer's job possibly impacting Bacon's future in the Navy.

There's some action, plenty of
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Sanaa
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

Tight Quarters is the sixth book in the Out of Uniform series and they all feature a different couple but can be read as a standalone.

I've read and enjoyed all of them and I don't know how Annabeth does it but she keeps the books interesting for me to keep coming back.

Full review to come closer to release date.

An arc was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Caz
I've given this an A+ (duh!) for narration and an A for content at AudioGals

Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series has been a consistently enjoyable one in both print and audio, despite the odd blip. Tight Quarters is the sixth instalment, and I was glued to it from start to finish, zipping through it in two or three sittings. Yeah, yeah, I know – I’d listen to Greg Boudreaux read his shopping list, but fortunately, Annabeth Albert has provided him with something MUCH sexier and emo
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Chris
Not one of my favorites in this series - I think the timing may have been wrong but I found myself getting distracted and bored. I finish a book in a day or two, but this dragged on. I think this is more about “ it’s not you, it’s me”
Alisa
I've really liked all of the other books in this series except for book two with whiny, snively, Eeyore (otherwise known as Apollo). I think though that this one just jumped in to my most disliked of the series.

I was annoyed straight out of the gate with the constant talk at the beginning about Spencer being "old" and "aging". FFS he was 43 not 73! Then after about 20% the age difference was never mentioned again and never discussed as an issue in their relationship. Which is fine that it was n
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Truths Loveislovereview
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, lgbtq
I’m gonna be short...
A strong story, very well developed characters and journey. A lot of feelings all over the floor.
I felt their strong attraction, longing and connection and when it all went down the hurt was ugly.
Another great story in this series.

Kindly received an arc from the publisher
Ele
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: military
*3.5 stars*

It was hard for me to decide whether to round up or down. I'm a big fan of the series and this author but this book was my least favorite. Not to say that I didn't enjoy it, it just didn't grab my attention as much as the other books.

To be more specific, I really liked some parts of the book like:
-the slow burn and the first time the characters came together.
-the age gap. I'm not always a fan of that but it really worked here. Probably because Bacon was very mature.
-the angst in the e
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Martin
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am surprised to say that the final quarter of the story really did it for me.

I absolutely loved Spencer's first glimpse into his mentor's memoirs and learning that even a hardened journalist with a world renowned career under his belt eventually looks back on his life as being the man who loved his partners (through the decades).

This moved me so deeply, that I even forgave Spencer and Bacon's silly quarrel about a book that broke them apart. 

Of course, reuniting at the end was a given and woul
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Denise H.
**** Another bright and sexy story from Annabeth Albert in her military series.
Bacon/Del, a big hunky SEAL sniper


is pansexual, but not out.
After being injured, he's assigned to the embedded journalist, the famous Spencer Bryant, a smart, savvy, silver fox.


Several things are happening, and Spencer is tagging along on practice maneuvers for the teams next mission.


When there's trouble, Bacon saves Spencer's life as they run for it through the jungle terrain. Bacon gets injured, but two other t
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Zoe
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Playful, sexy, and full of genuine emotion!

Tight Quarters is a gritty, sensual, military romance featuring the reliable, confident, skilled Petty Officer Bacon and the mature, principled, successful Spencer Bryant as they learn firsthand the power of attraction and discover a sense of purpose, passion, and fulfillment beyond their careers.

The writing is ardent and fluid. The characters are hot-blooded, tenacious, and supportive. And the alluring plot is a perfect mix of slowing burning seduction
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Ami
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bacon's SEAL team is still struggling to get into a new dynamic after their explosive technician and their XO are leaving almost at the same time to pursue life in private sector. Now a reporter is embedded with their team, and Bacon is stuck with babysitting duty. If only Spencer Bryant doesn't get under his skin...

Tight Quarters is book 6 in Annabeth Albert's Out of Uniform series. I honestly have stopped trying to remember how the characters are connected to the other couples in the previ
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Em Wittmann
I gave this an A at All About Romance.

The Out of Uniform series has been a reliable favorite of mine since the first book, Off Base. That book introduced me to the whole military sub-genre in queer romance, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I wasn’t wild about the last couple of books though, and thought the series was losing steam, but Tight Quarters proved me wrong. Sexy and smart, with two compelling and appealing principal characters, Tight Quarters is a magnificent return to form for Ms. Alb
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Rachel Emily
Bacon's story! And honestly? It might be my favorite in the series! I loved the blend of being so military-focused for the first half, and then settling into their private lives as they start to really be together in the second half.

This is another great story in the Out of Uniform series. For lovers of military, contemporary romance, of which a couple are definitely age-gap romance as well, I can't recommend this series highly enough! You can tell that she has done her research, it feels real,
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Kaje Harper
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed all the books in this series, including this one. Both men are professionals, they respect their jobs, they actually communicate. If you posit that there might be a journalist embedded with a covert SEAL team, then this story makes sense in its plot, and has moments of action, tension, hurt-comfort, and sexual attraction that develops a bit fast, but doesn't get resolved immediately.

I liked Bacon's character a lot, and enjoyed the way these guys tried to be there for each other. Th
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Adam
Tag team review with SheReadsALot!


Bacon’s a dedicated SEAL. He doesn’t let anything get in the way of his job, and he’s highly loyal to his team. But he also has a secret that few people know - Bacon is pansexual. He doesn’t expect to come out to his team, unless he falls for a man.

I’ve wanted to read Bacon’s story for a while now. It didn’t take me long to develop a major crush on Bacon. He’s the total package - strong, driven, and he’s got heart in spades. Plus, the killer bod doesn’t hurt eit
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Maria Rose
This latest romance in the Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert has a little bit of everything - external and internal conflict, action, steamy sex, and a thoroughly enjoyable and believable romance.

Navy SEAL Bacon is on beta team duty due to a recent injury and gets to squire around the handsome, sexy, silver fox journalist Spencer embedded on their latest South Pacific mission. When things go awry, as they so often do, it's up to Bacon to get Spencer out alive. The intense feelings remain
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Fabi
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this is my favorite of the series so far. The spec ops life seemed so real in this one. There were some really hard things to read about. The relationship felt so adult, so grown-up.

4.5 stars (half a star lost because it needs better proofing)
Maygirl7
I think Annabeth Albert is no longer an auto-buy for me. This is the second or third book of hers that I read recently that I didn’t connect to very much. I don’t think the quality of her writing has declined but maybe it’s too much the same as previous stories in the series or maybe my tastes are changing.
ReadingAllNite
I have a huge reading kink for military stories and this had just about everything I love to find. Age gap, a silver fox, a SEAL? You betcha! Bacon is the quintessential SEAL, dedicated to his team, in spite of any personality flaws they might exhibit. A minor injury means he gets tapped to “babysit” Spencer, a journalist allowed to embed with their team, although none of the men are happy about it. A somewhat tentative friendship is established between Bacon and Spencer over a few weeks of trai ...more
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Frequent tweeter, professional grammar nerd, and obsessive reader, Annabeth Albert is also a Pacific Northwest romance writer in a variety of subgenres.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

Other books in the series

Out of Uniform (7 books)
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