BOOK REVIEW (ARC): Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert

Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert

Series: Shore Leave #1

Release Date: September 28, 2021

Page Count: 384 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


The sexy Navy chief and his best friend’s adorkable little brother…

It’s petty, but Naval Chief Derrick Fox wishes he could exact a little revenge on his ex by showing off a rebound fling. His submarine is due to return to its Bremerton, Washington, home base soon and Derrick knows all too well there won’t be anyone waiting with a big, showy welcome.

Enter one ill-advised plan…

Arthur Euler is the guy you go to in a pinch—he’s excellent at out-of-the-box solutions. It’s what the genius music-slash-computer nerd is known for. So when he finds out Derrick needs a favor, he’s happy to help. He can muster the sort of welcome a Naval Chief deserves, no problem at all.

Except it is a problem. A very big problem.

When Arthur’s homecoming welcome is a little too convincing, when a video of their gangplank smooch goes enormously viral, they’re caught between a dock and a hard place. Neither of them ever expected a temporary fake relationship to look—or feel—so real. And Arthur certainly never considered he’d be fighting for a very much not-fake forever with a military man.


This is the first book in the new Shore Leave series and I absolutely adored it. It has some of my favourite tropes:

🚢Fake relationship
🚢Brother’s best friend
🚢Opposites attract
🚢One of the best first kiss ever
🚢Family camp fun
🚢Dual POV

Derrick and Arthur have great chemistry from the start and I loved how their relationship developed. Fake relationships is one of my all time favourite tropes and I totally loved it. I like how they don’t take too long to decide on their feelings and the ending was swoon worthy!!!

If you like low angst and sexy romance with fake boyfriends, definitely recommend this one!!! I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Preorder Links: Amazon USAmazon UK

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