January 14, 2019
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…
Rough Terrain is the seventh book in the Out of Uniform series and I believe it’s the last! I’m a huge fan of Annabeth’s and I have read this entire series and really do love them all. I’m sad that this is the end, but knowing Annabeth, we’ll see them again somewhere! Renzo is a SEAL and he’s Italian (total bonus!). He’s into fitness and he takes his job very seriously. He’s a by the book kinda guy and he has a few hang ups about relationships and sex. Canaan works at the smoothie place on base and has always had a thing for Renzo. He’s fun and flirty, but he’s working to put himself through nursing school. He used to play drums in a band, but left that life behind to take care of his grandparents. He can’t help but flirt with Renzo and after a fun and exciting date he has a proposition for him. Be his fake boyfriend for a camping weekend with his old bandmates. They have obstacles to overcome. They both have separate dreams to fulfill. Can they find a way to get everything they want including each other? I loved this story! I loved watching them get to know each other. It was sexy, funny and so sweet! Renzo’s seriousness balances out Canaan’s freeness and that makes them the perfect couple. I’m sad that the series is over, but these SEALs and their men will forever be in my heart!
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.
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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.