Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Bad Deal (A-List Security #3) by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review with Excerpt

Bad Deal (A-List Security #3) by Annabeth Albert 

I’m a bodyguard and far from ideal boyfriend material, but agreeing to this fake dating scheme might be the best bad deal I’ve ever made…

I’m a fixer. As a SEAL chief, I succeeded in impossible no-win situations. Now I’m retired and determined to improve the lives of my former military teammates through our Hollywood security firm. Plus, I get to guard intriguing people like Ambrose Sterling, creator of one of my favorite TV shows.

Of course, I want to keep Ambrose safe. When he’s attacked, I leap into action to save him and his scrappy little therapy dog.

But my good deed results in a coastal road trip with me pretending to be Ambrose’s boyfriend to keep him out of more danger.

I don’t do relationships, and I’ve never thought about dating a man before, but here I am, sizzling with every touch and dreaming about more stolen kisses.

Each night of white-hot passion brings us closer to an unbreakable bond. But I’m blue-collar, and Ambrose is Hollywood elite. I want a happy ending more than anything. Can I turn this fake boyfriend gig into the real thing, or am I just a guest star?

BAD DEAL is book three in the A-List Security series. It features a highly protective SEAL bodyguard, a suit-wearing silver fox, an adorably ugly dog, and all sorts of brand-new emotions. Get ready for all the high heat, big feels, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author. Join A-List Security for this lower-angst series featuring former SEALs and the celebrity clients who win their hearts. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!


“I wasn’t even bringing a plus one—”
“That’s it.” Cressida’s eyes lit up.
“What’s it?” Ambrose and I spoke in unison, which might have been funny under other circumstances.
“Make the bodyguard your plus one. I honestly don’t care what story you give people, but you can’t drive alone, and I have too many last-minute obligations to ride with you. Remember, you’re still coming off a concussion.”
“You seriously want me to bring a fake date to Hester’s wedding?”

This was a fun read that has some serious moments in it. Ambrose and Harley were perfect together and hey if all it took was a little road trip and a hotel room with only one bed to make them act on their feelings that's not too much of a push at all.

Harley has retired from the Navy SEALS and is running A-List Security with a buddy of his. Now he is head of security for Ambrose's show "TRAVELER" which he's a fan of and finds himself gravitating towards the man and his dog more and more each day, so it's no wonder that he's the one that finds Ambrose when he's in a bit of trouble.

Ambrose is a man with high anxiety and his Chinese Crested Dog is his therapy dog, I loved that he dressed the tiny dog in little outfits, he's also a complete flirt. He flirted constantly even when he thought that Harley was straight thinking nothing would come of it.

I loved the chemistry as well as the friendship between Ambrose and Harley. This story was low on angst, maybe that comes with their ages (40 & 41) which was great because they didn't need drama added to their story because it was perfect just the way it was.

Annabeth Albert has another hit series with the A-List Security Series. These former military men and the men they fall for are just what this reader loves.

If you enjoy Steamy MM Romances, Fake Relationship Romances, Road Trip Romances, Former Military Romances, or Workplace Romances I would recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading!!!

About Author Annabeth Albert: 

Annabeth 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. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: www.annabethalbert.com 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. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two active children.


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