Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Virtual Book Tour: Rank & File by L.A. Witt (Review+Giveaway)

About Rank & File

Senior Chief Will Curtis is as straitlaced as they come. While his fellow Sailors have partied their way through their enlistments, he’s had his eye on the prize—making master chief and retiring after thirty years of service.

Lieutenant Brent Jameson is a Navy brat turned Annapolis grad. He’s lived and breathed the military his whole life, and he knows he’s destined for great things—once he’s done paying his dues at the bottom of the ladder.

When their paths cross, both men know better than to give in to temptation, but that doesn’t stop them. It also doesn’t keep them from coming back for more, even though being discovered would sink their careers. Something has to give—Will can retire, Brent can resign, or they’ll both face court-martial.

But there’s also the option neither wants to acknowledge: jump ship and walk away from each other instead of ending their careers over a fledgling relationship. And they should probably decide before they fall in love.

Except—too late.

About the Anchor Point Series

Welcome to Anchor Point!

Nestled on the northern coast of Oregon, this small town is home to Naval Air Station Adams. On base, you’ll find freshly minted Sailors who’ve just graduated boot camp, salty officers counting down till retirement, grounded pilots who’ve landed behind desks, and everyone in between—and they’re all looking for love. Well, not all of them, but that won’t stop love from finding them.

So pull up a barstool, grab a beer, and get ready for some sea stories as these men in uniform—or not—navigate the waters of love and life in the military.

Anchor Point stories can be enjoyed in any order. Hop in wherever you'd like!


4.5 Stars!

Will Curtis is determined to make master chief and retire after 30 years of service. Lieutenant Brent Jameson is hoping his life will be better once he advances in his military career because so far, it hasn't been anything like he expected.

When Will and Brent meet, they know they can't give into their attraction. Not without serious repercussions to both their careers in the Navy, at least. But when the temptation proves too much, they decide to give it a try even if it has to remain a secret. After all, neither of them expects it to become more than sex, until it does.

I absolutely loved Will and Brent, they had such a sizzling chemistry. There was no way they couldn't give into temptation with how hot their attractions for each other burned. The sex scenes were plentiful, intense and passionate, and from the start, it was obvious it was more than sex. Their connection was too strong. And while they had to keep things under wraps and remain hidden, the progression of their relationship and their growing feelings was awesome to see.

While I loved Will, I can't say I loved how he handled finding out that they had been potentially discovered. I really wanted to shake him and ask him what he was thinking. I understand Will's reasons, but they made me wonder if he was the right man for Brent.

I loved that they both had great support, Brent from his boss and Will from his friend Noah. They really helped them a lot, especially in the last portion of the book.

Overall, this was a fantastic read! Very enjoyable, very well-written, very hot and sexy, with lovable characters I couldn't help but root for. Definitely recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About L. A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).


To celebrate the release of Rank & File, one lucky winner will receive their choice of two eBooks off L. A. Witt’s backlist (excluding Rank & File) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 30, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Thank you for the review!
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  2. Can't wait to read this!


  3. I just recently started reading her books and so far, I love them! Thanks


  4. Thanks for the review!
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  5. congrats LA and cant wait to read this one...great series
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  6. I appreciate the review!


  7. congrats on the latest release


  8. Great post. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  9. Thanks for the chance to win your books, Lori. And congratulations on the release of this book.


  10. Congrats on the release and thanks for the review.
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  11. Congrats, L.A., and thanks for the good review, Mari. This sounds great age gap story in your navy series. And, shhh, don't tell the others, but I prefer L.A. over her rivals. - Purple Reader,
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