My thoughts: I give it❣❣ . This pains me to say, but Chief’s Mess was a miss for me. Not enough plot and MCs I never warmed to made this a disappointing reading. Well, at least the sex was plentiful and hot. But even that did not save this story for me.
There was a lot of sex in Chief’s Mess. The one thing that Anthony and Noah really excelled at was sex. And it was hot, no lie. But I need more than that in a story, and I even started skipping the sex scenes because they were too plentiful. I wanted more substance. The writing was repetitive and I really think a fair amount could have been edited out and not missed. And while the story ended with Noah admitting he has a problem and getting help, I felt that whole process was super glossed over and too easy. It wasn’t satisfying. But then again, neither was the rest of the story.
Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.
When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon as he leaves, he’s counting down the days until he can fly back for more. And between his increasingly frequent visits, there’s always phone sex, sexting, webcams . . . anything they can get.
But Noah’s got a carefully crafted façade, and Anthony can’t help noticing the slowly forming cracks. The scent of alcohol in the middle of the day. The extra drinks at dinner. The hint of red in his eyes. Anthony knows what it means. He doesn’t want to believe it, but he’s seen this before, and there’s no denying it. If Noah doesn’t get his downward spiral under control, he’s going to lose both his career and the first man he’s ever really loved.