BOOK REVIEW: Squared Away by Annabeth Albert

Squared Away by Annabeth Albert


Series: Out of Uniform #5

Page Count: 336 pages

Release Date: April 16, 2018

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


In the wake of tragedy, SEAL Mark Whitley rushed stateside to act as guardian to his sister’s three young children. But a conflicting will could give custody to someone else—someone Mark remembers as a too young, too hot, wild party boy. Even after six years, Mark can’t shake the memory of his close encounter with Isaiah James, or face up to what it says about his own sexuality.

Isaiah’s totally over the crush that made him proposition Mark all those years ago. In fact, he’s done with crushing on the wrong men altogether. For now, he’s throwing himself into proving he’s the best person to care for his cousin’s kids. But there’s no denying there’s something sexy about a big, tough military man with a baby in his arms.

As the legal details get sorted out, their long-buried attraction resurfaces, leading to intimate evenings after the kids are tucked in. A forever future is within reach for all of them, if only Mark can find the courage he needs to trust Isaiah with his secrets—and his heart.


Out of Uniform is one of my favourite series and this one is no different. This book is so emotional!! It’s very character centric. We can see how both Isaiah and Mark mature throughout the book. Both of them are so used to being on their own and not relying on others but then they start to build that trust.

This is dual POV abd can be read as a standalone, though other couples do make an appearance. While I have read books with demisexual MCs, this is my first time reading one with a gray ace MC. I love Isaiah is so respectful of Mark’s sexuality. This is not very high on heat level but I really enjoyed this book. Its more about the connection they have. And Mark’s kisses are to die for. Also Mark and Isaiah’s life revolves around the kids, so if you don’t like reading about kids, this book is not for you.

Highly recommend this whole series!

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