Title: Trust with a Chaser (Rainbow Cove #1)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, MM Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Length: ~255 pages
Rating: 4 Stars
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.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
What a heartwarming start to a new series. A blend of May/December and opposites attract that gave the fills to my heart!
Mason Hanks was the odd one out of the disreputable Hanks family. But he’s back at Rainbow Cove and – together with a few friends – determined to turn the sleeping town into a thriving LGBTQ tourism destination. He didn’t expect to fall for Nash Flint, Chief of Police who was practically enemy of the family. For Nash, involvement with Mason shook his normally uneventful life. Then the turn of events forced both of them to reevaluate the decision that could change their life.
It’s no secret that I loved mature characters in my book. That’s one of the reason for me to like this book, even if I often want to bash Nash upside the head for worrying so much of what other’s thought of him. It was a relief when he – FINALLY – took matters into his own hands and trying to make them right. Talk about being proactive and lead your own life the way you want it! Nash for all his fault was a lovely character, too. He might be the younger one of the pair yet he showed maturity beyond his age.
The pull and push between these two, the conflicting factors in their life, felt real and weaved into believable conflicts. On top of that, what I loved was the non black and white aspects of this book such as what their family had (i.e. just because Mason’s family was shady didn’t mean they treated him bad for being gay) and how matters treated gradually, not automatically swept under the rug and “voila!” everything became okay.
As the first to Rainbow Cove series, this book also paved the way for the next installments, introducing interesting characters who would soon star in their own stories. I – for one – look forward to the rest of the series to be released! 🙂
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.