Reviews for Already Published Books

Review: Rank & File by L.A. Witt


34273512Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: October 25, 2017
Received From: NetGalley

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.


GENDER: cisgender
SEXUALITY: bisexual, homosexual


TROPES: age gap, workplace romance, officer + enlisted
TAGS: adult, contemporary, romance, queer romance, queer characters, queer author, law enforcement, military personnel
WARNINGS: domestic violence mention, homomisia, ableism, cheating, slurs, gendered slurs, past abusive relationship, classism


Once again, LA Witt delivers an amazing addition to her Anchor Point series, and another couple to fall in love with.

Will and Brent are just adorable and hot as heck together. They’ve got immediate chemistry and it’s so great to watch the two of them go from fuck buddies to friends and lovers, as they go from just having sex as frequently as possible to talking about their personal lives and letting each other into every facet of their lives. It was incredibly refreshing to read about a couple whose storyline wasn’t filled with angst. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there was certainly some due to their careers being on the line if they’re found out, but their break up doesn’t come as a result of them hurting each other but because it’s what they needed to do for their careers at that point. In fact, pretty much the only angst came from the brief chapters when Will and Brent are with their families for Thanksgiving.

I also loved seeing characters from the previous books! Travis, my darling, my angel, my love…I shrieked every time he was on page because it just does not get any better than that man. And I loved seeing Noah, still on his path to recovery and in love with Anthony, and finally able to really be there for Will when he needed him. Their friendship is so great. The allusions to Paul and Sean were great too, and I just want all my babes to be happy!

As usual, Witt delivers with interest on the heat scale, but my favorite scenes are always the ones where the characters share tender domestic moments together, and it was so great to see a bunch of soft scenes with Will and Brent.



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 . . .

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Riptide Publishing
Barnes & Noble
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