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On Point by Annabeth Albert
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The blurb had me hooked - friends to lovers, military men, and a good amount of angst.

‘On Point’ starts off with Maddox and Ben, two SEALs and best friends, on a mission in Indonesia. When things go FUBAR, the two rely on each other in order to make it out alive.

Over the course of their rescue and recovery, things that Ben and Maddox had been ignoring for years come out in the open: the two can’t imagine life without each other, and just being friends isn’t enough.

Maddox was immediately likeable. He’s calm and level-headed. Through his POV and flashbacks, readers get a front-row seat to how Maddox tried to suppress his feelings for Ben over the years, and how seeing Ben with other men hurt him.

It was easy to connect to Maddox. He just wanted someone to love, and for someone to love him back.

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It took me more time to warm up to Ben. He spends much of the book being deliberately oblivious, refusing to acknowledge what Maddox meant to him.

I could understand that Ben’s failed marriage made him skittish, but it takes quite a while for him to get his head out of the sand.

The romance is slow and steady. Between their injuries and Ben’s refusal to acknowledge the truth, Maddox and Ben spend a lot of time circling around each other.

But I liked the slow build-up. The flashbacks and introspections paint of picture of Maddox and Ben that made it easy to root for them. The two so obviously belonged together.

Once they give in to the attraction between them, it was hot. Their injuries may have made some things difficult, but Ben and Maddox have no trouble finding fun ways to get off.

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Also, it was incredibly sweet how Ben tried to so hard to be the perfect boyfriend.

The main roadblock to their happiness is miscommunication. Both of these men find it difficult to share. It takes a while for the two to be honest and open with each other.

Maddox and Ben have to work hard for their happy ending, but once they finally do, it’s all sunshine and roses. The happy ever after was perfect.

If you’re looking for a friends-to-lovers MM read with a healthy dose of angst, I’d recommend giving ‘On Point’ a try!



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Reading Progress

April 4, 2017 – Shelved
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: watchlist
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: friends-to-lovers
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: military-men
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: mm-emergency-services-military-pis
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: read-for-review
May 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 19, 2017 – Started Reading
May 22, 2017 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: alpha-males
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: broken-boys
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: hurt-comfort
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: mild-angst-or-tension
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: need-to-dropkick-mc
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: unaccepting-family
May 23, 2017 – Shelved as: wrote-a-review

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