Title: Rainbow Sprinkles (States of Love)
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 29th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 77 pages
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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.
Anna Martin is one of my favorite authors.The Impossible Boy and Signs are among my all time favorite MM books. Rainbow Sprinkles was cute and fluffy, but I didn’t like it as much as I expected to.
I liked the first part of the book a lot. There isn’t a lot of slow burn, but I liked the playfullness and the flirting. I also liked the ice-cream.
If you ‘re a Disneyland fan, you ‘ll love the setting here. There is a very strong sense of place (which is the theme of the series, I guess), and a lot of details and descriptions about Disneyland. Personally, I was a little bored with that aspect but that’s just me.
My main problem is that this story was a little too short. The “I love you’s” came out of nowhere and way too soon. The conflict in the end felt contrived, and the resolution took too long to happen, unnecessarily so. Had the epilogue been stronger, I might have felt better about it.
Overall, that was a light, sexy, short story, but it missed that special something that would make it a winner for me.