Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: A Way with Words by Lane Hayes


Title:  A Way with Words
Series: A Way With Stories Series
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Self Pub
Release Date: June 22
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 24k approximately
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Humor, New York City

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Synopsis

Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.

Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I ❤️ Yaoi: Forever and Ever by Kouryuseki (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello yaoi lovers! This week's feature is the Free! doujinshi, Forever and Ever by Kouryuseki!

Makoto has a nightmare and fears it could be a premonition of the future. He will do everything in his power to ensure that what happened in his dream does not happen in real life.

This is a pretty serious and emotional dj, but it also shows the depth of feeling Makoto and Haru have for one another. The story not only portrays romantic love, but also plantonic love, admiration and friendship in a really beautiful way. Give this dj a try!

Read Forever and Ever here.

~ M

Monday, June 19, 2017

Book Review: So Into You by Remmy Duchene (Intoxication #1)

Alfred Leung’s life is in the crapper. From his gold-digging, racist mother and a cheating ex-boyfriend to his hang-ups about sex—everything in his existence depresses him. Add to it passing his days serving faux French food in a diner. It isn’t how he planned on spending the rest of his life, so the fates have definitely conspired against him. Just out of a relationship, he decides to focus on work and going back to one of the things that makes him happy—photography. Then, in his Armani suit, Darius Stark walks through the door of the diner, and Alfred’s world is about go into a tail spin he never saw coming.

Darius Stark hasn’t been with a man in years. Men see the suit and run screaming in the other direction or they tear-ass toward him because they see dollar signs. He decides to focus on his business, but soon he’s buried himself so deeply in his work that years goes by without someone to love. Finally, he sees Alfred and wants him, but Darius is about to find out not everyone thinks he’s almighty and that some men are flawed.

This is a pretty enjoyable read about a man from humble means discovering love with a handsome, successful and extremely rich man who cherished and adored the ground he walked! I can't help but appreciate that the two main characters are persons of color. Race does play a role in this story, but it has a distinct purpose to the plot and isn't shoehorned into the story for the sake of it. Alfred and Darius are just two men in the world trying to live their lives.

The chemistry between Alfred and Darius is sweet and passionate, and I found myself truly rooting for their happiness. There is one plot line that was kind of left hanging in my opinion, concerning Alfred's mother, but I think readers, overall, will be satisfied with outcome. So Into You is a quick read that will warm your heart and make you think.


Buy Link
Pride Publishing | Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blue Lotus, White Lotus by shions_heart

Blue Lotus, White Lotus by shions_heart

Nagisa, Makoto and Haru are stolen from their homes when they are children to serve under King Matsuoka. As they grow into adults, they face many difficulties, but also discover love, hope, friendship and the true meaning of loyalty.


This is an absolutely FANTASTIC read! I spent two days binge reading this fic and I loved every single moment. It has everything you could ever want from an epic fanfic, and I loved that the author stayed true to the canon characteristics of the Free! characters even though they were in an AU setting. shions_heart  received inspiration from this gorgeous tumblr post:
http://hubedihubbe.tumblr.com/post/122183301415/reigisa-desertau-with-princerin-incomplete

If you're a ReiGisa, MakoHaru and/or SouRin fan, you will love this story! Highly recommended!


~ M

artwork credit: pixiv id 476111

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nagron's Greatest Hits: Travelin' Tonight on a Plane by Blu_Rain


While boarding a plane for work, Agron reminisces about his brother, Duro.

Even though this story focuses more on Agron and Duro's relationship, I thought it was beautifully written. Blu_Rain did an incredible job conveying the disappointment, grief and determination behind Agron's actions. Give this one-shot a try! You won't be disappointed.

~ M

Friday, June 9, 2017

Book Review: Back Home by R.J. Scott

Falling for his brother's boyfriend broke his heart. Now he's back home and falling in love all over again.

One birthday kiss, given on a dare, and Kieran realizes he is in danger of falling for his brother’s boyfriend, Jordan. Leaving for college, then moving to another country is the only way to ease the ache in his heart.

But, when his father becomes ill, and his sister begs him to come home, Kieran returns for good. He finds the family business nearly bankrupt and Jordan, the man he ran from, beaten down by despair and guilt.

Friendship is what they promise each other as they work to repair the business, but it could never be enough for Kieran. When secrets spill, and there are vital decisions to be made, Kieran realizes two things; he’s back home, and he wants to stay with Jordan for good.

Now he just needs to convince Jordan.


I was pleasantly surprised by how fast I was drawn into this story and its characters. It's been a while since I've read a book by R.J. Scott, but after reading this, I'll definitely add more books to my TBR list. The book is filled with hope, romance and longing, but it also contains a lot of heartrending moments that will tug at the heartstrings. All of the characters are very likeable people that made me root for their happiness and success. I felt like there were a few filler scenes that didn't really add much, and made me long for more interaction between Jordan and Kieran, but they weren't prevalent.

All in all, this is an enjoyable read that will make you fall in love with the main characters.



3.5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

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~ M


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Something Like the Real Thing (Sing Out #4) by Hanna Dare



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 60,000 words

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Sing Out Series

Life In A Nowhere Town (Book #1) (See Below)
California Schemin' (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Man Who Told The World (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

He always has a plan.

Jesse Preston is exactly where he always wanted to be: in LA, recording an album. So why does he feel like he's about to lose everything? One thing he's sure of is that he needs to keep his bisexuality hidden... but he never planned on falling for someone. Not just anyone - TV star who's one half of a famous, and straight, celebrity couple.

One kiss can change everything...

Grayson Adler is used to pretending. He's an actor after all. So when he's asked to keep his break-up with his troubled co-star a secret he has no problem playing along. He also has no problem showing Jesse around LA. Grayson likes spending time with him, likes making him laugh, likes him more than he'd ever expected. But they're just friends, right?

In a town where everybody's got secrets, how can they be sure of what's real?

This novel can be read as a standalone. It's complete at 60,000 words, with no cliffhanger and no cheating. It does feature ping-pong, hats, dance breaks, and explicit scenes between adult men.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I'm Not Going Anywhere (Without You) by Lycosolen

I'm Not Going Anywhere (Without You) by Lycosolen

Things have been tense and awkward since Oliver's proposal and Connor can no longer stand it. He can't bear the thought of Oliver being mad at him, but at the same time, there are things they need to work out before they can make such a monumental commitment.

This is a great look at what could potentially happen between Oliver and Connor after the proposal in the season three finale. Lycosolen portrays this very realistically, but also provides a lot of hope and heartwarming sweetness. Check it out!

~ M

picture credit: ABC

Monday, June 5, 2017

Book Review: Find His Way Back by Nell Iris

Shakespeare-loving teacher Elliot Dunn has been unhappy living in the big city for a long time. He yearns for fresh air, visible stars, and stillness, but his relationship with divorce lawyer Mick Hudson keeps him from moving away.

When a dramatic event occurs in Elliot’s class, he’s shaken to his core and suddenly can’t stay anymore. He leaves his partner of two years behind and returns to the tiny town in the mountains where he grew up.

Living in a rented cabin in the woods, with only an owl for company, Elliot slowly regains his peace of mind. But being away from Mick is agonizing, and when a ghost from Elliot's past pays him a visit, everything comes to a head.

Elliot is faced with a hard decision. Should he stay on the stress-free mountainside alone, or return to the hustle of the city and try to make a life with Mick?


This is a pretty quick read about a man who feels trapped: he's trapped living in a city he hates, the administration of the school he works for turned its back on him after a serious incident and he fears that he's being placed back in the closet by his partner. Unable to take it any longer, Elliot decides to return to a cabin in his hometown and just decompress. While there, Elliot is able to fully think about his life and the decisions he's made.

While this is a good premise, I feel like it wasn't fully actualized. Much of the story is told through flashbacks and I often felt like I was being told various points of the story instead of watching them unfold. I also felt like pieces were missing, especially when it came to Mick. Why was he afraid to fully come out? What happened in his past? The brief introduction of Elliot's father also seemed to come out of nowhere and ended very abruptly. I would have liked to have learned more about that situation, but it was glossed over.


All in all, this was an okay read. I couldn't really connect with Elliot and Mick because I just didn't know enough about them. They seemed likable for the most part, but more development would have helped.

2.75 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.


Buy Link
JMS Books | Amazon


~ M

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Review: Sex Ed by Z.B. Heller

Jaxson Dane is harboring a secret.

Not the fact that he’s a geeky comic book lover, or that he secretly draws his own comic, Bunny Fu Ninja Warrior. It’s not even classified information that he’s out and proud!

His secret is the shame that he’s a twenty-three-year-old virgin.

Jaxson isn’t waiting for marriage or even afraid of taking that step, he just hasn’t found the one guy who will accept all of his adorkable qualities. Due to an unfortunate mishap with a self-pleasuring apparatus and his favorite appendage, Jaxson meets Tyler Mason. The emerald-green-eyed nurse is a witness to the mortifying incident, leaving Jaxon both grateful and disappointed in their one-time meeting.

And then Tyler somehow shows up at Jaxon’s family dinner.

The very dinner at which Jaxson’s hidden virginity is revealed to everyone, including the captivating nurse.

Even though he secretly found the ER situation hilarious, Tyler is also able to look past it to see Jaxson’s genuine nature and is drawn to the charming and hapless comic book artist. He’s tempted to pursue the inexperienced Jaxson, but a recent and life-altering decision puts a damper on his wants and desires. However, the more time they spent together, the more willing he is to take the risk of juggling his new commitments and winning Jaxon’s affections.

A large, insane, and meddlesome family, two prying co-workers, and a sexy nurse are all trying to give Jaxson a crash course in Sex Ed. Will he pass?


This is a really enjoyable read. There is a great mix of romance, a little angst and a lot of humor. I have to admit that all of the humor wasn't my cup of tea, but I have to commend Z.B. Heller for not only tackling difficult task of writing it, but also succeeding at it for a lot of people. All of the characters are likeable, and I really enjoyed the progression of Jaxson and Tyler's adorable relationship!

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Unexpected Powers (Unexpected #4) by Chris McHart


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Synopsis
Unexpected, Book Four

Ash’s life hasn’t been the best so far. Mated to a man he hates, he resigns himself to his fate of being abused. When his mate kidnaps the highly pregnant Alex, they become friends, and to Ash’s surprise, Alex’s rescuer saves him as well. Now he can start a new life, but it’s going to be a lonely one, due to his visible and invisible scars.

D didn’t seek out a man, but one look at Ash and he’s head over heels in love. But Ash needs to work through his issues before he can see D’s love for him. Slowly, Ash learns to trust D, but with their growing feelings, other strange phenomena appear. What’s up with lights turning on without Ash touching the switch and doors opening on their own? Is something dangerous happening and threatening their blossoming love? Or is it something else altogether?

Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon AU

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews


Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Paperback: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 70,000 words

Blurb

A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.

Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, her mother tragically dying soon after. Insistent on raising his daughter himself, he was disowned by his wealthy family and has worked tirelessly to support Maggie—even bringing her west on a dream vacation. Only twenty-five, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. So the last thing he expects is to question his sexuality after meeting an undeniably attractive park ranger.

Ben Hettler’s stuck. He loves working in the wild under Montana's big sky, but at forty-one, his love life is non-existent, his ex-boyfriend just married and adopted, and Ben’s own dream of fatherhood feels impossibly out of reach. He’s attracted to Jason, but what’s the point? Besides the age difference and skittish Jason’s lack of experience, they live thousands of miles apart. Ben wants more than a meaningless fling.

Then a hunted criminal takes Maggie hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. If they rescue Maggie against all odds, can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?

Road to the Sun is a May-December gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring adventure, angst, coming out, sexual discovery, and of course a happy ending.

Author Bio

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Aequitas by frumpandcardigans

Aequitas by frumpandcardigans

When Agron dares to call Nasir "little man," he is taught a powerful lesson.

Short, sweet and to the point, this story has it all: romance, humor and heat galore! I'm positive that the playful banter between Nasir and Agron will bring a huge smile to your face, so give this one-shot a try!

~ M

picture credit: Startz

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Book Review: Back to Reality (The Royal Lexingtons #1) by Kevin Sean

It's Daniel's job to help women meet their Prince Charming. So why is it so hard for him to find his own happily ever after?

As the executive producer of reality dating show My Prince Charming, workaholic Daniel Dixon has always had a hard time keeping his personal and professional lives separate. When royal bad boy Charles Lexington is brought on board to boost the show's falling ratings, Daniel is forced to deal with the baggage which accompanies the handsome prince's less-than-stellar reputation. As Daniel deals with drama behind the scenes, he gets to know the man behind the headlines and finds himself falling for Charles—whether he wants to or not.

Charles never gave love a second thought—but after meeting Daniel, it's the only thing on his mind.

When Charles Lexington's traditional English family informs him of his involuntary engagement to Lady Dolores Ellsworth, he needs a way out—and fast. The rebellious royal's plan is simple: appearing on a trashy American reality television show is the perfect way to appall his uptight fiancee, end the arrangement and win back his freedom. Charles seizes the chance to return to a life of partying and paparazzi, but his plans quickly meet a roadblock—the show’s sexy, stubborn producer, Daniel Dixon. To Charles’s surprise, there is true love to be found on the set of My Prince Charming—just not when the cameras are rolling.
 


I thought this was a quick, enjoyable read. The characters are likeable, the writing is pretty good and the plot is interesting. There were a few typos here and there, but not so many that they distracted me from the overall story. While I enjoyed the chemistry the two main characters possessed, I felt they fell in love just a little too fast. Granted, Charles was such a romantic that I didn't mind the insta-love all that much. If you're in the mood for a relatively uncomplicated, romantic story, this will be a great read for you!

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

Buy Link
Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Greedy Gods by Cchambers

Greedy Gods by Cchambers

After their break up, Oliver's main outlet for his grief was writing. By some stroke of luck, his collection of poems was published and has become a huge success. While at a book signing, a ghost from the past reappears and drudges up all of those painful memories Oliver thought he'd locked away.

This story blew me away. Granted, it's only in the very beginning stages, but I loved the way the author described the emotions that both Oliver and Connor experience. I absolutely cannot wait to see what Cchambers has in store for this story and highly recommend it to all of you!

~ M

picture credit: American Broadcasting Company

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I ❤️ Yaoi: Shouboushi to Ningyo no Hon by delica (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is the Free! doujinshi, Shouboushi to Ningyo no Hon by delica!

Makoto discovers Haru's secret after saving him in a fire.

This is a really sweet story, but I wouldn't expect anything else from a MakoHaru dj! I don't want to give too much away because this is a pretty quick read, but if you like Future Fish, you'll definitely enjoy this au!



Click here to read Shouboushi to Ningyo no Hon.

~ M

Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: Personal Challenges (Personal #4) by K.C. Wells

Will and Blake couldn’t be happier. They have a beautiful little boy, Nathan, and Sophie finally has the little brother she’s been demanding. But all is not bliss in the Davis household. Coping with reality is going to change all their lives.

Rick and Angelo are sick and tired of trying to get a wedding organized. If it was up to them, they’d be married already, but Angelo's mother has plans and they keep getting bigger. Angelo can see problems on the horizon: big, traditional Italian wedding and gay do not go well together. Something’s got to give.

Colin receives an unexpected call from an ex, with bad news. He feels compelled to help, regardless of the consequences. Ed loves Colin’s big heart and supports him in his efforts, but when the truth comes out, he finds it difficult to keep a lid on his emotions.

As the coming months unfold, the friends are going to need each other more than ever.


This book focuses on three couples, Will and Blake, Rick and Angleo and Colin and Ed, allowing readers to watch as they traverse life and the many emotions, obstacles and rewards it can bring. I enjoyed reading about these men and how much they love one another. I haven't read the three previous books in the series, but I never felt lost or confused. If you're looking for a relatively uncomplicated book with plenty of romance, this is the book for you!


I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: A Worthy Man (The Men of Halfway House #5) by Jaime Reese


Title: A Worthy Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #5
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Romance
Release: May 2, 2017
Photographer: Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography
 


 

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them. 

Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.
 
Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.
 
After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.
 
Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever.

 
* Although part of a series, this full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone. *Word count: 124K

Monday, May 8, 2017

Our Freedom by Solrojo

Our Freedom by Solrojo

Agron's life as a slave has been long and arduous, but luckily he has his brother by his side, and his good friend, Spartacus, is planning a rebellion that will hopefully free everyone. When he encounters and beautiful body slave, old memories and past hurts resurface, but he also discovers a love he never thought possible.

I must admit I love the premise of this story. Duro does not sacrifice himself to save his brother's life and readers get the opportunity to see how the two German brothers would have fared throughout many of the canonical moments from the series. From personal experience, I know many in the fandom imagine what could have been if Duro had lived, and this is a great interpretation. I felt like Agron and Nasir fell in love a little too fast and some of the grammatical error can be a little distracting, but the storyline itself is just so good! Give it a try!

~ M

Friday, May 5, 2017

Book Review: Devil's Food at Dusk by M.J. O'Shea & Anna Martin

Joe Fitzgerald hates New Orleans, but he’s stuck there until he convinces one stubborn local family to sell Lumière, the crumbling French Quarter restaurant they’ve owned for generations. The place is a wreck, and it’s hemorrhaging money. Joe figures he's their best chance for survival.

Remy Babineaux despises Pineapple Joe’s and everything the chain stands for. He refuses to let Lumière become some tacky corporate tourist trap. Theme drinks and plastic beads in his restaurant? Yeah, right. Over his dead, rotting corpse. The last thing Remy wants is a meeting with the restaurant chain’s representative, but his father agreed to at least listen to the proposal. There’s nothing Remy can do about it.

Remy figures an anonymous hookup is exactly what he needs to decompress. When he ends up across the table from his fling the next morning, real sparks fly. Joe refuses to give up his prime location; Remy refuses to give up his legacy. It’s war, and they’re both determined to win at any cost. Neither of them counted on falling in love.


I've read the two previous books in this series - I absolutely adored Soufflés at Sunrise - so I was excited about this third offering. Unfortunately, I did not connect with the storyline or the characters. The overall premise of the book is interesting, but the one-dimensional characters and unnecessary filler made the story suffer in my opinion.

I know many readers did not like Joe, but I felt the opposite. To me, he was just a guy trying to do his job. For all of Remy's posturing about the restaurant, the readers (and some of his family members) could see what was really going on. Granted, there was a huge conflict of interest when it came to Joe and Remy, but they were both at fault for that. As for Remy, I loved his passion for the culinary arts, the family restaurant and his family, but he seemed a little too entitled, way too stubborn and too whiny for my liking. The fact that he would have rather sent his family into financial ruin for the sake of nostalgia and his own pride, rubbed me the wrong way. His brother, Andr
é, was nice enough, but relied too much on his family for just about everything and didn't seem like he could be his own person outside of them. The various storylines involving Remy's friends and family received more time than needed and weighed the book down. I also felt that the ending felt abrupt and a little too perfect, making me wonder why the conflict had been drawn out so long if it was only going to be wrapped up nicely after one gesture; granted, it was a huge gesture.

All in all, this was an okay read for me.

2.5 stars

Buy link
Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merikan


Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 135,000 words

Cover: Natasha Snow


Blurb


Nothing can stop true love. Not time. Not even the devil himself. 


1805. Laurent. Indentured servant. Desperate to escape a life that is falling apart.

2017. Beast. Kings of Hell Motorcycle Club vice president. His fists do the talking.

Beast has been disfigured in a fire, but he’s covered his skin with tattoos to make sure no one mistakes his scars for weakness. The accident not only hurt his body, but damaged his soul and self-esteem, so he’s wrapped himself in a tight cocoon of violence and mayhem where no one can reach him.

Until one night, when he finds a young man covered in blood in their clubhouse. Sweet, innocent, and as beautiful as an angel fallen from heaven, Laurent pulls on all of Beast’s heartstrings. Laurent is so lost in the world around him, and is such a tangled mystery, that Beast can’t help but let the man claw his way into the stone that is Beast’s heart.

In 1805, Laurent has no family, no means, and his eyesight is failing. To escape a life of poverty, he uses his beauty, but that only backfires and leads him to a catastrophe that changes his life forever. He takes one step into the abyss and is transported to the future, ready to fight for a life worth living.

What he doesn’t expect in his way is a brutal, gruff wall of tattooed muscle with a tender side that only Laurent is allowed to touch. And yet, if Laurent ever wants to earn his freedom, he might have to tear out the heart of the very man who took care of him when it mattered most.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Review: Rainbow Sprinkles by Anna Martin

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.


This is an absolutely adorable story that I enjoyed from beginning to end! The characters are extremely likable and will warm your heart. They aren't terribly complex, but I liked that they are just regular guys who do not lead overly extraordinary lives, but love what they do. There is a very small amount of angst, so the rest of nothing but fluffy romance. I did think Cooper and Drew's relationship progressed kind of fast, but that happens with books of this length. If you're in the mood for a relatively uncomplicated, sweet romance, this is the book for you!


3.5 stars 
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

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~ M