ARC Review | Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert

Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert | Rainbow Cove #1
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA
Publication Date | August 1st, 2017
ARC from the author

 

Book Blurb:

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?

| Book Review |

I am a straight up sucker for a gawky hero with an awkward past, so I knew as soon as Mason Hanks hit the page that I was going to love Trust with a Chaser. And I did. From the moment he started hovering over Nash’s first visit to the bar he (Mason) owned, I adored him. The Hanks family is very well known among residents of Rainbow Cove as a troublemaking bunch, but as a responsible citizen with a good head on his shoulders, Mason is the black sheep of his family. Nash, on the other hand, is chief of police, so he is very familiar with the Hanks and their exploits. But what I really loved about Nash was that he didn’t hold Mason’s family against him – he knew immediately that Mason wasn’t your typical Hanks. I loved the fact that Nash found Mason so irresistible. It made this story so much fun to read, and the pull between them just would not let up! I thought the misgivings that Nash had were very on par with the way he was raised and the place he held in his community. It was so sad that neither Nash nor Mason had good support systems when it came to family, but I’m so glad they had each other. And I love that Mason was such a rock for his little niece, Lilac, even though she wasn’t old enough to understand everything her uncle was doing for her.

The friendship between Mason and the co-owners of his bar was a wonderful addition to the story. I love the way they ribbed him and were there for him. I’m excited to see what is in the cards for them and whoever they choose. (Someone please choose Curtis!)

I thought Mason’s escalation at the end was well done, and I think it was a testament to what a good guy he was that he felt awful about his ‘blow-up.’ I think I would have been much less forgiving than Mason, but that easy forgiveness is one of the things I loved about him. The town of Rainbow Cove has as much a part in this story as the characters, and I’m interested to see what is ahead for Rainbow Cove and the economy there. I love that Mason and his friends are so vested in making it a wonderful place to live and visit.

If you can’t tell, I loved Trust with a Chaser. I thought Mason and Nash were such good guys who deserved to be happy, and I love the way they came together. I can’t wait for more of these characters and this town!

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3 thoughts on “ARC Review | Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert

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  1. I have read a few of her shorter books and really enjoyed them. This one sounds great! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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