Author: Annabeth Albert
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Page Length: 255 pages
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
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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 book is a classic Annabeth Albert story. The story is cute, the characters are lovable, and it manages to tug at your heartstrings just enough to make you cry. The last book I read by the author was On Point in the Out of Uniform series and that has been my absolute favorite book ever by the author. This book was a slight change of pace since it’s in an entirely new setting and new characters, but it held its own.
Mason Hanks has returned to his small, hometown of Rainbow Cove, Oregon with his two best friends to start a tourist-friendly, LGBTQ welcome restaurant and bar. He has a reputation in Rainbow Cove, but not for anything that he’s ever done, just his family name to weight him down. The Hanks are notorious for getting into trouble with law enforcement, especially his two older brothers, and it’s a reputation that he wants to escape from.
The man who placed his older brother Freddy in prison is Nash Flint, the Police Chief of Rainbow Cove. The last police chief of the town was Nash’s father and this is the only life Nash has ever known. He has his job and his fishing, but that makes up his entire life. His sister has moved to Portland, and his mother with her after their father died, leaving Nash all on his own in a childhood home now too empty. Mason may be out, but Nash certainly isn’t. And in a small town like Rainbow Cove where everyone gossips about everyone else’s business? Nash has no plans on coming out anytime soon. Or ever.