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



I’ll be honest, military romances aren’t usually my go-to since I have a tendency to get a little too critical of them because my husband is in the military. And after reading the synopsis, I knew I had to read this because of submarines! Lo and behold, that’s what my husband works on. So, here we go!

Arthur and Derrick are absolutely adorable, what started off as a fake relationship, I simply loved seeing their friendship grow into something more. There were definitely a lot of moments that left me saying, “awwww, that’s actually really cute”.

For the military part of the story, bravo. I could absolutely relate to most of it being on the other side. The waiting, the uncertainty, and of course, the homecomings. Annabeth did a great job capturing the highs and lows that many in the military face along with their significant others and families. Even though this is fiction, I appreciated some of the accuracies of military life.

Sailor Proof was such an enjoyable read and I’m excited that this is a series! When opposites attract and they find a balance in the world of the unknown. A must-add to the TBR, there’s definitely something everyone can enjoy!

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  1. I’m glad this one hit home with you. It’s great when a romance can be real enough to do that. I hadn’t heard of this book before — I’ve only read one book by this author. I’m tempted to read it based on what you said and that it’s set in Bremerton, WA. I don’t know much about the Navy or subs (only what my husband’s step-sister has shared over the years since her ex was stationed there), but I’m slightly familiar with the area. Great review!

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