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!