Review: Chief’s Mess (Anchor Point #3) by L.A. Witt

July 7, 2017 Review 0

Review: Chief’s Mess (Anchor Point #3) by L.A. Witt

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Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.

When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon as he leaves, he’s counting down the days until he can fly back for more. And between his increasingly frequent visits, there’s always phone sex, sexting, webcams . . . anything they can get.

But Noah’s got a carefully crafted façade, and Anthony can’t help noticing the slowly forming cracks. The scent of alcohol in the middle of the day. The extra drinks at dinner. The hint of red in his eyes. Anthony knows what it means. He doesn’t want to believe it, but he’s seen this before, and there’s no denying it. If Noah doesn’t get his downward spiral under control, he’s going to lose both his career and the first man he’s ever really loved.

Title: Chief's Mess
Author: L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Finding Master Right, Capture and Surrender, After the Fall, Static
Series: Anchor Point #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Just Drive, Afraid to Fly
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: June 18, 2017
Genres: Male Male Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 267
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: five-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Raise your hand if you read the previous book and found yourself disappointed that there little to no sex. Cheer up, Chief’s Mess makes up for it and then some. If you want a book with sex you got it. Yup, plenty of sex. The MC could give bunnies lessons on having a lot of sex. Have I mentioned that was a lot of sex? Okay, I’m done beating the dead horse – for now – but I can’t guarantee I won’t bring it up again.

Here is the plot of the story. Anthony travels with his sister to meet up with her ex. The ex-hubs had a few issues (Read the previous book Afraid to Fly to find out what) and now she wants to make sure their kids will be okay to stay with their dad. Anthony has had enough and escapes out a local gay bar where he meets Noah. They hook up, have hot and heavy sex. Lots of it. Anthony has to head back home but they agree to get together again and in the meantime, there is plenty of phone sex, sexting, webcams. Between the hot weekend trips and equally hot long-distance convos, a real relationship begins to grow between Anthony and Noah. Unfortunately, Anthony begins to suspect Noah has a drinking problem. So bad stuff goes down, Anthony calls him out on it, deny deny, break-up and then…. I think you get the picture.

Despite the excessive amount of sex that goes on, Chief’s Mess actually was a good read. The progression from bumping uglies to something more was pretty good. Anthony suspecting Noah has a drinking problem and the process he went through to come to the point was well thought out and presented in a way you couldn’t help but feel you are part of the story. Was he imagining it? What should he do? Yes, we are able to see it from Anthony’s POV very well. Noah’s side was good but really I feel this story goes to Anthony. The ending did get a bit predictable, however, the HEA was a nice one.

Big bonus points to the secondary characters of Clint and Will. Clint is part of the series’ past. I just love getting updates of previous characters. Will get his own story in the next title. Both equally interesting characters that just when you think they are in it to help the plot move along, they are vital to the story.

The first book in the series was stellar and had a good balance to it. The second was emotion-heavy, the third sex-heavy. I’m really hoping the fourth will find that balance that I enjoyed when I first started the Anchor Point series. Knowing what I do now, I still would read the book, and I may yet recommend it. Just with a cautionary note of the content.

 

Chief's Mess
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