Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert
Series: Rainbow Cove #1
Published: August 1, 2017 by Annabeth Albert
Genre: LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
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?
I always enjoy how character driven Annabeth Albert’s books are and this was no exception. I really liked both Mason and Nash as well as some of the side characters that I hope will get their own books soon.
“I deserve to be happy and not be alone. It took you to show me that, but I’m doing this for me. It’s time I was free.”
I really like Mason’s character and how devoted he is to everything he puts his mind to. He’s strongly invested in improving his hometown, he’s a good business partner, son, and brother — even when he’s not getting much thanks or credit. Mason’s family drama was a bit much but not too over the top. Mostly I was just bothered by how the long standing feud caused problems on top of the already tenuous relationship that Mason has with his brothers and father.
Nash’s struggle with being an out gay man was done really well and I enjoyed watching him learn to finally care about himself over what others might think. He might have made some mistakes along the way, but he eventually learns and gets things figured out.
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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