Title: At Attention
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #2
Lieutenant Apollo Floros can ace tactical training, but raising twin daughters by himself is a lot more to handle, especially with his schedule. When his best friend’s brother needs a place to stay, he finds the help he needs and a summer fling.
Apollo and Dylan’s relationship was wonderful. Dylan was sweet, smart, and extremely understanding of Apollo’s grief. He also was wonderful with the twins and I loved seeing him take care of them. It was great to see a character in their early 20s who actually had their shit together, knew what they wanted to do with their life, and was extremely supportive. It was just a wonderful change.
Apollo is a steadfast man who has a surprisingly soft side. I loved his dedication to his daughters. Apollo struggles with his attraction to Dylan because of guilt. He still hasn’t gotten over the unexpected death of his husband and that is causing him a lot of mental anguish over the thought of moving on. He is very hot and cold towards Dylan because of this, but it didn’t bother me too much because it made sense with what he was going through. I did want to hug Apollo so many times during this book though.
These two had a very emotional and trying relationship. It started as a fling but emotions quickly got involved. I enjoyed it a lot but there was a lot of grief and baggage to work though, which is a bit draining. I also liked the fact that while a lot of the story involved the children, they didn’t take away from the relationship.
Overall, this was another emotional and great couple for this series. Albert’s does a wonderful job at creating wonderful characters with emotional relationships. I don’t know why I waited so long to pick this series up.
Trigger Warnings: Apollo’s husband died two years ago. Grief.
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