Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Up All Night by Annabeth Albert Instagram Tour

Up All Night. Mount Hope Book One. Annabeth Albert. What happened to my predictable life?

What happened to my predictable life?

I had a stable life as a fire captain in Seattle, married to one of my best friends and raising two awesome kids. Now, my kids are grown, and my marriage is toast. I'm solidly past forty and back in my tiny hometown of Mount Hope, Oregon, filling in as a firefighter. My future is one big question mark keeping me up at night.

Also keeping me up? The short-order cook at Honey's Hotcake Hut.

Denver might be close to my age, but we're total opposites. The former rock roadie runs from stability, never puts down roots, and lives for the moment. Point in case, we barely speak before he invites me into his shower.

I've never been with a man, but my fresh start has me trying all sorts of new things—including Denver’s shower.

Our future? Hopeless.

Denver doesn't do repeats, but I convince him to have a fling since we're both in Mount Hope short-term. The more time we spend together, the deeper our friendship and bond grows. Our time together outside of the bedroom, reveals a caring side to the grumpy cook. Even better, my sunshine-y optimism softens him like butter.

Should a fling give me these deep feelings? Nope.

Worse, the feelings are mutual. Big decisions loom for both our futures, and our time together grows short. I might have Denver's heart, but his trust is far harder to win. He's the answer to all my question marks, and I need him to believe in us. Can I convince him to give our love a chance?

Up All Night features a grumpy/sunshine pairing for a forty-something firefighter on a path of self-discovery with an Up All Night short-order cook. It contains loads of first-time feels with sexual awakening and exploration with a heaping helping of personal growth and deep connection for this opposites-attract couple.


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Up All Night by Annabeth Albert

Book 1
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“Oh, hell yes.” My breath practically sizzled out of me, my entire body a fucking inferno. And the only firefighter in sight seemed determined to make it worse, not better.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book in a new series, and I think it makes a good start, although the world building has to set up quite a varied group of people, so not all of them get fully sketched out as we might wish.

Sean moves back to his hometown after his divorce. He is filling in for a firefighter on maternity leave at the fire station where his father is the boss. He is not sure if he is home permanently, but it seemed a good place to start again if he could not stay in Seattle. His immediate, slightly unexplained attraction to a chef in the local diner causes him some mental confusion, but his body is completely on board.

And I felt that this situation continued for quite a while – both Sean and Denver are keen to explore their physical attraction, but find it much more difficult to get their brains to process what is happening between them, with regards to others and about life in general. That leads to a slightly disjointed feel to things at times, but time smooths things out somewhat.

There is another instalment foreshadowed at the end of the book, so I guess we will have to wait and see what happens there to give us more insight into the events in Mount Hope.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Romance

So, this is the first book in a series. I normally expect a little more to happen in first books to help set up the next ones in the series.

Denver is a short order cook who lives in a small town. He landed here and just never left. It's hinted at that he had a more difficult life, but you never really hear about it. It's just lingering.

Then you have Sean. He's returning home after his good friend's husband passed away. He's a firefighter and recently divorced from his wife of several years. Now that he's divorced, he can explore who he truly has always felt like.

This story, to me, was not really a romance. It was more of a coming to know one’s self book. Denver and Sean have to navigate Sean's "newness" and the friends and family too. It was also strange how much the widowed husband's kiddos played a part in the story. Again, feeling more like a coming of age/finding yourself book.

I was very underwhelmed with this story. The romance was secondary to almost everything and the timing was just off. Maybe book two will gather more steam.

This is the first book in a new series. This book fell flat for me really. The relationship between Sean and Denver was meh, the sex was meh, and the rest of the story just didn't work for me. There seemed to be so much going on that the relationship with the main characters was just pushed to the side or something. I really wanted to like this book, but it was a miss. I will try the next book in the series to see if it was just a fluke.



I’d give him better than nice. Ride. Sex. Talking.     Whatever he needed.     Hell, I’d give him the whole damn world if only to see him smile again.


Author Bio

Romance Author Annabeth Albert

ANNABETH ALBERT grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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First kiss. Our kiss had rattled me to my core. Whether it was Sean’s enthusiasm or some weird chemistry between us, I’d never been so moved by a kiss.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Up All Night (Mount Hope #1) by Annabeth Albert to read and review.

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