Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ARC Review: Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert

Trust with a Chaser (Rainbow Cove, #1)From the 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? 
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.

Heather's rating:

Pure, excellent Annabeth Albert goodness!

Annabeth Albert is an author that I've come to rely on. There are very few authors that I feel like can guarantee me a great read and Annabeth Albert is one of them. Trust with a Chaser is a perfect example of her consistency.

Annabeth Albert gets people. She gets what drives her characters, and she makes each and every one of her men feel real and complete. I adore her characters in all her books and I adored them in this one.

I have a weakness for closeted men, and I just loved Nash and his buttoned-up, repressed, dying-to-be-emotional self. I could feel the loneliness and self-hatred radiating off him, and I wanted to give him a hug (and more... wink, wink) so badly. He is the gruff cop of my dreams.

I also loved how Mason cracked Nash piece by piece. He snuck under his skin, and I adored the journey from sidelong glances to full-on romance.

The chemistry is electric. These two crave each other on another level!

My only issue is that, for some reason, this book didn't quite keep me glued to my kindle like I was expecting. I enjoyed the whole story, but it took me about four days to finish, which is a long time for me. I think it is just that the book is an easy, low angst read, so you don't feel that tense feeling when you put it down. It's easy to jump right back into the story.

I can't wait to read more Rainbow Cove books because I KNOW they are going to deliver. Annabeth Albert is off to a great start!

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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