• On Point

  • Out of Uniform, Book 3
  • By: Annabeth Albert
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (480 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Never fall for your best friend....

Pushing 30, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn't smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but 10 years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can't ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever - heart and soul.

Ben admits he likes what he's seen - his friend's full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben's still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he's not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.

Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.

Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge - confronting themselves, their future and their desires - begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.

This is book three in the Out of Uniform series. Don't miss the first two books:

Book one: Off Base
Book two: At Attention

©2017 Annabeth Albert (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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stalking skills

This is what i come upon when i start stalking a narrator. J. F. Harding is one of the best narrators out there. and on top of that. Ifind this gem of a book out there. A story about the love between two men. Best friends. navy seal buddys. And roomates.
I know this is book 3 in a series. but it didnt matter at all.
It only got me thinking that i might need to look into Annabeth Albert some more. This girl can write.

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I love this series and this is my fav so far!

I. LOVED. This. Book!

First, I love the series and it’s original spinoff. Though each book is absolutely a stand alone, you get a little bit “more” if you read them in order – first the #gaymers series then the Out of Uniform series.

Ben, we’ve met before, and he isn’t as loveable as some of the other characters. He sleeps around a lot and doesn’t seem to catch a clue that Maddox is so obviously in love with him.

(Little warning, there is a ménage scene in this that involves Maddox and Ben and someone else who doesn’t seem to mean anything later – just in case you hate that stuff.)

Maddox is so, so, so wonderful. He’s sweet, sensitive, caring – and built like a linebacker! I love that! I loved how torn he was between doing what was right for himself versus what was right for his family or for Ben.

The smexy times are – as always- smokin’. Annabeth can seriously write some hot chemistry and these two sizzle! Maddox opens up and Ben gets downright naughty with the dirty talk!

I was almost near tears when our two MCs are injured – and that is what finally drew them together, I think. So, most of the story is really these two guys learning how to really be in a relationship together after years of friendship. There is still relationship angst and other issues to overcome, but a lot of this is these two guys – being adults – and dealing with a new “reality”.

This is hands down my favorite in the Out of Uniform series – these two guys just really touched me, Maddox especially. I can’t wait for the next one!

I can’t recommend the series or this book enough – highly recommended! 6 of 5 stars


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JF Harding is a relatively new to me narrator. I’ve listened to the Kage series and of course the Cut and Run series but I couldn’t have told you who narrated those audiobooks. (They’re not my favorite series and I guess I just wasn’t paying attention ;) He did a FANTASTIC job with this! He’s got excellent timing and an understanding the material. He uses great voice differentiation and accents and I was really taken in by his interpretation of the writing.

I loved reading this but I think listening is the even better way to experience this!

Highly recommended!

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Gotta love these guys...

...because they're crazy. Another good listen of a book I enjoyed reading. And this one was a more enjoyable listen than a read. J. F. Harding did a wonderful job narrating Ben and Maddox's story. He isn't the best at doing female voices, but that's always tough for a man with a deeper voice, so I can overlook that. In general, his was a fine performance, well read in a strong, pleasantly masculine voice well suited to the two main characters. Another win for a good author, and for this narrator as well.

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Another winner!

Hearing how these two went from best friends to lovers was heartbreaking at times. Maddox is looking at his life and realizes that he has to make changes yet he is worried on how Ben will take to these changes. As these two take you on a wild emotional wild, you find yourself cheering then wanting to smack someone on the back of the head to get them to wake up. Another great book in the series and I enjoyed the glimpses into the lives of the past couples.

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Hurt/comfort soulmates romance!

Narration: I love that this series uses several different narrators and they all do a great job, JF Harding included. Harding does more than just read this story - the narration is full of emotion and brought the characters and story to life. I would have loved the story if I read it, but the narration added another level and made me love it even more.

Story: I love this entire series and this book is one of my favorites. It has some of my favorite tropes. Best-friends-to-lovers. Two idiots in love and don’t realize it. Literally everyone but them knows they’re in love (and Ben’s dad even asks if they’re “finally more than friends” multiple times and Ben still doesn’t connect the dots.) A life-or-death situation where one MC saves the other. Hurt/comfort. Big life changes that one MC resists (ok this isn’t quite a trope, but it’s the kind of growth I love to see in a book.) Seriously, there’s a lot to love about this book! It has plenty of tropes and does justice to them all.

This book basically has three parts - survival, recovery and the aftermath. It’s definitely a bit cheesy and dramatic, and both guys are ridiculously stubborn, but I love it so much. Ben and Maddox have experienced practically all of life’s milestones together, the good and the bad, and have served as Navy Seals together for a while. I love it when the MCs have a deeply rooted level of love and trust and a bond that’s really tested but ultimately unbreakable. There is a tough road to the HEA, but it makes sense and is so sweet - these guys literally go through hell and back.

Highly recommend this book and the entire series!

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ok storie .was kinda long winded

the storie dragged and at some points you kinda faded out dragged on .the narration could have been alil more energetic

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Not knowing what you want as the sole plot line

So I loved Maddox but Ben was frustrating to no end. Bossy and without a clue. And indignant when he was given plenty of warning about what Maddox wanted. So I struggled to hang in there with him. I really struggle when the sole plot line is one or both main characters having no clue what they want and what really matters. and then it's even worse when they mistreat the hero that does know. Alas they finally got there once he got a clue. just was not a pleasurable journey for me.

narrator voice is sexy!

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Great!!!

This is my favorite one so far in the series. The story line is so beautiful and so real with it come to true friends.

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SO MUCH ANGST

To say I’m shocked to have had an emotional reaction to this book is an understatement. I was literally cursing out loud and intermittently crying for like half of the book. Glad for the HEA, but unfortunately not something I’ll reread.

I love JF Harding, but there were moments either the writing or his interpretation of the writing felt a little too staccato...can’t tell which was the cause.

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Good Listen

Another good installment in this series. I was super excited to see that J.F. Harding was narrating. He gave Maddox the same hot sexy voice that Kage had. (Probably my favorite voice ever for a character!). I would have enjoyed it more if the threesome/voyeur scenes were not included. While I’m so not a prude, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around wanting to see someone you love with someone else. When someone mentioned it in one of the reviews I almost didn’t read it. I skipped over a lot in those scenes. I’m still on the fence as to whether I can listen to the last book in the series because Canaan is a main character and I don’t know if I can separate my disgust and dislike for him after the part he played in this book enough to read an entire book with him in it. Similarly I had mixed feelings about Ben and his history. Maddox made the book for me and is the main reason for my rating. **** I’m adding to this review after reading Canaan’s book. While I still didn’t like his role in this book, his book (last in this series) is wonderful! I am sooo glad I gave it a chance!

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  • Laora
  • 01-18-21

Ben and Maddox

The third story in great series by Annabeth Albert. Ben and Maddox have an epic fail during a militairy rescue mission that makes Maddox think more what he wants in life. Ben has trust issues after a faiked marriage, but he has to decide if he can trust Maddox. Can they keep their relationship going when they are not both in the militairy? This is a friends to lovers
Narration is well done by J.F. Harding he has a very nice timbre and the pacing suits me while listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-21

Really Good

I didn’t like this one as much as others in the series but it’s still so much better than many other books. I love this author. She adds so much detail to the military aspects I felt like I was there. Awesome characters. Hot sex and romance. Top notch narration.

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  • H
  • 03-11-19

Love love love it!

Great book. Great narration. Enjoyed the characters and the revisit to previous couples. Will definitely be listening to book 4.

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  • K
  • 08-05-17

Enjoyed the book

This series gets better and better and this is the best so far. Adored Maddox!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-22

Best yet

Loved the action in the first part of this book which set it apart from the earlier books in this series.

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  • Dylan
  • 11-12-20

awesome

I've re-listened to this book so many times!! It's one of my two all-time favourites of the genre. Both the story and the characters are so well developed. The story is well thought out and executed. The performance is amazing! Can't rave about this book enough.

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  • Rory Brown
  • 07-24-19

great

what a great story so well written and beautifully preformed would highly recommend to anyone

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  • robyn white
  • 02-07-18

loved it

excellent good funny caring tearful great story both characters enjoyed them so fine so good.