Review by Pixie: Rainbow Sprinkles, by Anna Martin

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Rainbow Sprinkles, by Anna Martin
Series: States of Love
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 29, 2017

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

summary

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot guy is terrible at flirting.

Drew Tanner, it turns out, is an original California dreamer. He’s as wholesome as apple pie and twice as sweet, a real-life Disney Prince at Disneyland. But while Drew’s head is in the clouds, Cooper’s feet are firmly on the ground, and their different outlooks might be more than their new relationship can take.

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M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Romance
Contemporary
Novella
Ice Cream Shop
Actor
Disneyland

Review contains Spoilers.

Well…I’d like to be kind here. I’ve read Anna Martin before and have enjoyed her writing in the past. While I won’t say I didn’t enjoy this book, I definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as let’s say Signs. If you’ve followed my reviews on Goodreads or possibly my twitter discussions, you know I have issues with characters that are too nice. You know the type: not merely nice people but THE NICEST PEOPLE EVER!!! That was the two MCs in this book. They were as sweet as the rainbow sprinkles Cooper topped Drew’s ice cream with. The two meet at Cooper’s job– he works at a California ice cream shop and dreams of one day owning his own ice cream truck. Drew is a wannabe actor working at Disneyland (I am not kidding you here). Mostly the two guys go on dates to Disneyland because Drew can get free passes. While I didn’t overly enjoy the two’s dynamic it would have been fine until, for some random reason, the two have a big blow out, and then a three week separation following a great night of love making and the exchange of mutual I love you’s. I didn’t get it…

Then the ease at which the two, after not having spoken a word to each other the entire time (three damn weeks), meet and all is well. This book really felt like an idea, one quickly jotted down to develop more later, then issued as a short just to keep fans happy. While I didn’t hate it, I was glad it was short… and that I didn’t buy it.

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Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the south west of England and now lives in Bristol. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English Literature at university before turning her hand as a professional writer.

Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, Anna is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theatre (especially at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she can be found every summer), visiting friends who live in other countries, Marvel Comics, learning new things, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.

Although her most recent work is in the LGBT Adult Fiction genre, in the past Anna has worked on a variety of different projects including short stories, drabbles, flash fiction, fan fiction, plays for both children and adults, and poetry. She has written novels in the Teen/ Young Adult genre, Romance, and Fantasy novels.

Anna claims her entire career is due to the love, support, pre-reading and creative ass-kicking provided by her closest friend Jennifer. Jennifer refuses to accept any responsibility for anything Anna has written.

You can purchase Rainbow Sprinkles at:
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon
B&N Nook

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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