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41121276Title: Rough Terrain
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #7
Publisher: Carina Press/Harlequin
Page Count: 368 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Military
Release Date: January 14, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Dia~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮


The camping trip from hell may be the first stop on the road to happily-ever-after. 
Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has a soft spot for Canaan Finley, and not only because the man makes a mean smoothie. He’s the first guy to get Renzo’s motor revving in a long time. But when he agrees to Canaan’s insane charade—one all-access fake boyfriend, coming right up—he never expects more than a fling.
Creating a hot Italian SEAL boyfriend to save face seemed like a good idea…until his friends called Canaan’s bluff. Now he’s setting off into the woods with the very man who inspired his deception, and Canaan is not the outdoorsy type. The sparks are already flying when a flash flood separates them from their group, leaving Renzo and Canaan very much trapped…very much alone in the wilderness.
Working together to come up with a plan for survival is sexier than either of them expects. But back in the real world, being a couple is bringing its own set of hazards…

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I should start by saying I’ve read all the previous books in this series…6 to be exact. I fell in love with the author’s writing style and also all the hotness surrounding the SEALs. 
Now I just can’t believe this is the last book in the series. I don’t know where I saw this but if it’s true… I will miss this amazing world the author created…

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Again we revisit some characters from the previous books, but this one can definitely be read as a stand-alone.
Renzo and Canaan…They were both attracted to the other. While Canaan tried to catch Renzo’s attention and flirt, Renzo was determined to fight his attraction and keep his distance. I had mixed feelings about Renzo. Something didn’t feel right with his stubbornness about not wanting to risk something with Canaan. I mean, I get it, he didn’t want to be used, because he was burned before, but later he was still afraid of trying a relationship with him. 

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Anyway, Canaan was super sweet, sincere, straight forward. I liked so much his Grandpa. I was super sorry about his Grandma and his history with his ex. What a moron!

This book isn’t short, it’s actually over 300 pages, but I’ve read it in one sitting. That’s how much I liked it. I really couldn’t put it down. The big minus here, for me, would be Renzo’s attitude. Or better said, the way he decided alone for them both. It really annoyed me. And Canaan just should have made him grovel more at the end.

Overall this was a great story, with so many sweet and also hot moments, but it’s pretty slow burning just so you know…The ending was amazing and I really am sad we won’t be getting more HOT stories with SEALS from this great author. 

I recommend this book!




Read an Excerpt from Rough Terrain
Copyright © 2019 by Annabeth Albert. All rights reserved.

“I really don’t see what the big deal is if I show up alone,” Canaan said when Damian finally paused for air.

On this Renzo agreed. Any friend who demanded Canaan bring a date wasn’t a real friend, but apparently this Damian saw things differently and Canaan had to listen through what sounded like a hell of a lecture.

“I just want to hang with you guys.” The want in Canaan’s voice did something to Renzo’s insides. He didn’t have the full story about why Canaan wasn’t in the band anymore, but anyone listening could tell how much the group meant to him. And the entitled asshole on the other end of the call was making that hard, and Renzo wanted to teach him a thing or two about friendship. Almost without permission from his brain, he stopped messing with the tire and got his own phone out.

This was stupid, the sort of stupid he’d vowed to avoid, and he was almost surely going to regret this, but he couldn’t stop himself from typing, I’ll do it. But we’re taking my truck. Okay?

Rather than send the text, he stepped closer and passed the phone to Canaan. His eyes went wide and the best smile spread across his face, sending warmth through Renzo’s insides and almost making up for his certainty that this was a bad idea.

“Actually, my phone just beeped with a message. Looks like I’ll be able to bring my guy after all. He’s still gotta find out about leave, I’m sure.” He looked at Renzo for confirmation, and Renzo nodded. The senior chief would probably be happy to hear from him, unless Renzo told him the full story, which he had no intention of doing. Fewer people who knew the extent to which he was about to make an idiot of himself the better.

“But yeah, we should be there.” Canaan’s voice was way happier now. He wrapped up the call with a promise to email someone named Kelly. Pocketing the phone, he returned to the car.

“Really? Man, I am going to owe you so huge.” Canaan gave him another smile that made Renzo’s nerves crackle like sparks on det cord. He could easily get addicted to those looks.



~About the Author~

Annabeth AlbertAnnabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series include the #OutOfUniform, #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat, #RainbowCove, and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests.

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