Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This is the final book in the Anchor Point series. They can all easily be read as stand alones. This book had very little from previous books, but we still saw a lot of cameos in one scene which was pretty cool.
Dylan- ship chaplain, is still recovering from a poisonous relationship of 8 years. And as he never claimed to be a perfect man, Christian OR chaplain, he has been known to engage in one night stands to scratch an itch. So when Alhazar walks into his office looking for a safe place to do his daily Muslim prayers, Dylan is extremely drawn to the man.
Dylan and Alhazar each come with some pretty serious baggage. Marriages of convenience that lead to divorce. Children. Their strong faiths. But through all of it, they couldn’t hold back from each other.
I really loved them together. I especially loved that they were in the 40-ish age range and not settled down. So many books have main characters in their 20’s so i love when the slightly older set is represented. I’ve also read a few books when one of the main characters is clergy of some sort- but in ALL of my reading (and trust me- I read a lot) I have never come across a Muslim main character. And I loved it.
Although bot men were very heavily into their respective faiths- the story never got preachy at all. In fact, neither man used his faith as a shield or excuse. It was refreshing.
There were well developed side characters- including Alzahar’s children- who really belonged in the story and not just as filler.
The chemistry between Dylan and Alhazar was really hot. It was never forced- it was so natural, moving from a one night stand, to several nights, to a relationshp seemingly without either noticing.
There were parts that were repetitive or long winded. How many different people would apologize for cursing in front of a chaplain who curses himself? But anyway, That is what brought my review to 4 stars.
Excellent end to a series with a hint at the character(s) for the spin off f/f series coming.
Cover art: L.C. Chase. It’s a gorgeous rendering of the male torso and works within the series covers as well.
ebook, 340 pages
Published July 16th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
Original TitleSink or Swim
SeriesAnchor Point #8