Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Trust with a Chaser
SERIES: Rainbow Cove #1
AUTHOR: Annabeth Albert
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 255 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 1st, 2017
One hot cop. One bar owner out for redemption. One smoking-hot summer fling destined to leave scorch marks…
Mason Hanks has returned to Rainbow Cove, Oregon with one goal in mind: turn the struggling coastal community into a thriving LGBTQ tourism destination. Step one is transforming an old bar and grill into a gay-friendly eatery. Step two? Don’t piss off Nash Flint, the very hot, very stern chief of police who’s not so sure he’s on board with Mason’s big plans.
Nash Flint just wants to keep his community safe and enjoy the occasional burger in peace. He’s not big on change nor is he a fan of Mason’s troublemaking family, especially his rowdy older brothers. But Mason slowly wins him over with fantastic cooking and the sort of friendship Nash has been starving for.
When their unlikely friendship takes a turn for the sexy, both men try to steer clear of trouble. Nash believes he’s too set in his ways for Mason, and Mason worries that his family’s reputation will ruin any future with Nash. Burning up the sheets in secret is a surefire way to crash and burn, and discovery forces a heart-wrenching decision—is love worth the risk of losing everything?
Trust with a Chaser is a 75,000 word stand-alone gay romance with a May/December theme, a hot law-enforcement hero, opposites attract, plenty of sexy times, and one hard-fought, guaranteed happy ending with no cliffhangers.
This was such a sweet story. I think knowing that this was going to be a story about one MC being closeted I assumed it’d be a lot more angsty than it was. It did have its dramatic angsty moments but nothing over the top like I was expecting. I also liked Mason’s family. Even though they were completely jacked and dysfunctional they cared about Mason. It was endearing especially his dad. I wasn’t expecting to like them as much as I did. Just another layer of the sweetness of the story itself, which is one of the major reasons I really enjoy Annabeth Albert’s stories. They always have such great elements that draw me in.
Mason Hanks finds himself back in the small town he grew up in. After culinary school he got together with some friends and decided to open a tavern in his hometown that caters towards the LGBT community. Even though his childhood wasn’t the greatest, he loves his hometown and wants only the best for the community. He knows new business is exactly what’s needed.
Nash Flint has spent his whole life serving his town and community. As police chief of Rainbow Cove, Nash takes duty and responsibility very seriously. Even if it means hiding apart of who he is. He has no desire to come out and become a poster child. He does however love his town and wants any new business to succeed so he openly support the new restaurant co-owned by Mason.
Mason and Nash’s attraction is immediate and apparent after meeting again. It’s been several years and Nash is unprepared for how attractive and appealing Mason has become. Mason feels the same. Nash has pushed his feelings down for so long he knows nothing can come of his attraction to Mason.
Both been tentatively agree on a secret affair both knowing it can go nowhere…unfortunately feelings develop, families get involved, and unexpected events change both men’s circumstances.
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were amazing and Nash and Mason together were something else…amazing…can’t wait for more.