Thanks to the publisher for the hard copy and the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
📖 Q: If you were snowed in what are 3 things you’d have to have?
Snowed in / single parent / caretaking / charmer meets someone who doesn’t immediately fall for his charm / it’s only temporary…
Those are just some of the tropes in Annabeth Albert’s Sink or Swim, a book I’ve been so excited to read since finishing Sailor Proof, the last book in the series.
In this one, Navy Chief Calder Euler—a hyper-organized, uber competitive charmer—drives to the new house he thinks he’s won during a poker game only to realize that he’s been had & the real owner Felix Sigurd—a single parent physician—is the actual owner.
During their initial moments together Calder hurts himself & they all get snowed in & I was like this 🥳🥳, raising my fist in the air chanting “more snow! More snow!“
Maybe my fave parts of this one are seeing Calder step up for Felix & his two kids & seeing him learn more about himself & his needs & desires. I love seeing Felix make Calder comfortable in the bedroom & how much acceptance & desire there is to make each other happy, in addition to just the passion between them.
But maybe my least favorite aspect of this read is just how much Calder works for Felix & the opposite sense that Felix isn’t doing enough. On one hand I enjoy seeing Calder work hard for what he wants but on the other it starts to feel a bit one-sided to me & I wanted more of a big declarative moment from Felix.
Like I’ve come to expect from Annabeth Albert’s work this is just a warm cozy emotional read.
4 ⭐️. Release date: 2/22.
Give me that HEA, please.
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