Built from the bottom up: one perfect gentleman.
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?
Very HOT. Very SWEET.
I cannot wait for more books in the Rainbow Cove series!
Mason is an absolute sweetheart. He's non-judgmental, giving, and willing to trust Nash, even when Nash is stubborn and scared.
Nash isn't a bad guy; he's just repressed and so set on following in his father's footsteps, he forgets his own dreams. But once Nash sees the light, he's all in.
The sexual tension is SCORCHING! These two have amazing chemistry.
I consider the ending a tentative HEA ... very hopeful, with a few issues left unresolved. Mason and Nash are solid and willing to work through life's ups and downs together.
I really liked this story. Annabeth Albert continues to be one of my favorite authors in this genre.
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