Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Virtual Book Tour ~ Sink or Swim by L.A. Witt (Review + Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour ~ Sink or Swim by L.A. Witt (Giveaway)

About Sink or Swim

When need meets fear, can two very different men find common ground?

Alhazar Bukhari spent his Navy career in the closet. Now he’s retired, divorced, and hungry for the love he’s never had a chance to experience. He tries to put his faith in Allah to bring the right man into his life, but it’s hard to be patient after all this time.

Chaplain Dylan Pedersen spends his days counseling Sailors, and his nights with men he doesn’t know. Months after finally escaping an abusive relationship, he’s terrified of anything more than a physical connection. Maybe it’s a sin, but he’s too lonely to not let men into his bed, and too scared to let them into his heart.

When Alhazar’s civilian job brings him aboard the USS Fort Stevens, and his daily prayers bring him into Dylan’s chapel, the chemistry is instantaneous.  Sex and friendship quickly evolve into more, but Dylan’s too haunted by his recent past to be the man Alhazar wants. Alhazar needs love, Dylan needs time, and if they can’t find some sort of balance, they’ll sink before they ever have a chance to swim.

About Anchor Point

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

I’m absolutely loving this series. Each story has featured such different men with different backgrounds and backstories who faced, and still continue to face unique challenges. I wasn’t sure what to expect with Sink or Swim, especially with one of the main characters being a Chaplain, but I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked the premise of this story.

This was a great addition to the series, which can definitely be read as a standalone, and Alhazar and Dylan were both so sweet and lovable and they fit perfectly together. They had incredible chemistry, something that is never an issue for L.A. Witt’s stories.

I loved the fact that while both Alhazar and Dylan are deeply religious, I mean Dylan is a Chaplain, and even though they are different religions, both men accepted the other and their beliefs. Neither man tried to change the other or sway what they believe in. If more people were like this, maybe we could get that world peace every beauty contestant asks for. But seriously, it was refreshing that while religion played a huge part in the story, it didn’t get in the way of Alhazar and Dylan being together.

This was a well-written story that flowed well. I loved not only getting to know Alhazar and Dylan, but also getting to catch up with some of the characters from the previous books, especially the swoon-worthy moment between Mark and Diego.

This was a sweet and hot read with a little angst added in for good measure. Very enjoyable and highly recommendable!

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

About LA 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 Sink or Swim, L.A. is giving away reader’s choice of two eBooks off of her backlist and a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 21, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congratulations on your new release!
    Thanks for the chance.❤

  2. I love your stories. Thanks
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  3. love this series -- congrats
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  4. Sounds wonderful.
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  5. I haven't read this series, but I'm really looking forward to

  6. Congrats on the new release!

  7. Thank you for the review, guys. And congrats to Lori on your latest book release. Looking forward to read this!!
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