High and Tight - Vanessa North
This is a 4.5 star review

A high and tight haircut is a variation on a buzz cut, a favorite of military folks. Yes, I Googled it!! If you want to see lots of pictures of yummy military boys, I highly recommend it. But, if you want to read about one particular jarhead who likes to wear his hair high and tight, and loves the only hairdresser that does it just right, then High and Tight is the book for you. As for my favorite heroes, men in uniform are right up there with werewolves and vampires!

I really enjoyed reading High and Tight because it had everything that I love in a romance novel. The happy ending was sweet, the sex was hot, and the plot wasn’t too complicated. Adam, the navy pilot, fell in love with his sister’s best friend Harris in high school but was too stupid to realize what Harris meant to him. Harris was his first sexual experience with a man, and his own hang-ups would not let him admit that he was gay. Harris, on the other hand, had no problem with his sexuality. After kissing Adam, he came out load and proud. Adam joins the navy to realize his dream of flying planes. Harris stays home and becomes the quintessential gay hairdresser. Through the years, as Adam comes home for leave and they reconnect, but Harris has a rule: if you’re straight you can’t touch my dick. Every time they would meet up, Harris would ask Adam the same questions, and he never liked Adam’s answer.

With the repeal of DADT, Harris thought that their situation would change and even tattooed Adam’s named on himself, but it didn’t. Adam was still stubborn and stupid, but this is a love story and love stories always work out in the end. I loved the ending, very romantic. It made me smile.

Adam and Harris were a cute couple, with a couple of surprises thrown in. While Adam was the typical alpha male in his everyday life, he surrendered himself to Harris in the bedroom. He trusted Harris enough to give up control to the man he loved. It takes guts to do that. When they were together, the sex was hot and written very well. There’s a lot more to their history together. I’m not going to mention all of it because the book is worth reading. Adam and Harris do get their happy ending, it just takes them a while because most of the time men can be stubborn and stupid and can’t see past their own insecurities.

High and Tight was a pleasure to read. I love watching sparks fly when a hot man in uniform and a hairdresser are mixed together!

Reviewed by Lana at The Novel Approach