January 13, 2023 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review


I think I’m falling for my bodyguard co-worker. Now I need protection… from myself.

As a former SEAL intelligence officer, I’m supposed to be smart. Unfortunately, those smarts don’t apply to love. I did a nice thing and took my heartbroken fellow bodyguard out for a Valentine’s dinner. Just us bros. But my plan worked a little too well, and a night that ended with a scorching kiss has turned into the most awkward morning at the office ever. Now we’re working together as bodyguards on a remote mountain movie shoot. And we’re roommates.

I’ve never been attracted to a guy before, but something about Avery calls to every protective instinct I have. We’re not dating, but every night alone together, I fall a little deeper. It’s also Avery’s first time with a guy too, and while we’re both enjoying all sorts of new things together, I worry my heart will be broken when we return to civilization.

No matter how badly this may end, I can’t seem to stop wanting Avery. All of him. I want to see who he’ll become if he ever manages to get out of his own way. I want to be his biggest cheerleader, best friend, and the guy he comes home to. But going from secret hookup to forever after is a big ask. Are we both brave enough to take the leap?

ROCKY START is book four in the A-List Security series. It features TWO highly protective SEAL bodyguards, a double awakening, an exploration of the sexy, lacy kind, 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 celebrity clients. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Rocky Start is the fourth book in the A-List Security series by Annabeth Albert. I really loved this series and Avery and Malik’s story was a great addition. This is a double awakening and I loved it! Malik is big, strong, ex naval intelligence officer for special forces and Avery is and ex SEAL. They work at A-List Security together and on Valentine’s Day find themselves dateless so they go on a platonic date. The night takes a turn toward the physical in which they both enjoy, but in contrast to Malik’s easy going attitude about doing what you enjoy, Avery freaks out. When they have to spend weeks together on a movie in Colorado sharing a room, they both discover they might not be as straight as they thought. Avery really struggles with his sexuality. He’s lived his life in the shadow of a famous football dad and he was a SEAL. He’s supposed to be manly and tough. But Malik shows him how to stop hating who he is and embrace who he wants to be. Avery fights it every step of the way, but when he realizes he’s happier than he has ever been because of Malik, he starts to think maybe he can wear the silk and love his blond curls. Admit that he’s not straight. I loved these two together. Malik is so caring and patient and level-headed and suffers from PTSD and therapy has taught him a lot. Avery is a hot mess for a while. He lost an arm and has no idea who he is or what he wants to do with his life. Once he realizes he can be anything he wants as long as Malik is with him, it’s glorious to watch him. He’s so sexy and sweet. I thought the writing was fantastic and I laughed and cried! Their kink was delicious and I just loved how supportive they were of each other. I loved so many of the secondary characters and loved seeing some old friends. I’m sad the series is over but I’m looking forward to what Annabeth has next for us!




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