Cinnamon Eyes (Susan’s Review)

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Title: Cinnamon Eyes
Author: Nell Iris
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: August 12, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 124
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Cory’s had a rough year struggling with severe depression. He’s desperate to rebuild his shattered life and break away from his demanding family. When his therapist encourages him to do something for himself, he knows exactly what he needs. I want to see Asher again. The best friend Corey ever had who, at fifteen, held Cory’s heart in his hands without knowing it.

Asher’s had a troubled relationship with his father since he came out. Now that Pops is sick, he’s fighting for his right to help or even find out about his father’s health. Then there’s the complication of an ex-boyfriend unwilling to let go.

When Cory and Asher meet again after sixteen years, Cory’s feelings are as strong as ever. But does Asher feel the same?

Absolutely adorable! Such a sweet story with lots of hurt/comfort.

This story starts with Cory visiting his hometown again. He’s looking for his childhood friend, Asher, who he hasn’t seen since they were 15 and Cory and his family moved away.

Cory is glad when he finds Asher at the bar Asher’s owns and Asher couldn’t be happier to see Cory again. The two reconnect immediately. But Asher immediately asks Cory what happened to him.

Cory is depressed. He tried to satisfy his parents by almost working himself to death. But not anymore. Cory is doing better now than he did a year before, but he is still underweight and some days he still can’t get out of bed.

Asher immediately takes Cory home and it’s like Cory never left 16 years ago. It is clear from the start that the feelings that were slowly blossoming 16 years ago are still there. These guys know each other. So they easily go from friends to lovers…

I loved the writing in this. This had an amazing comfort-y feel to it. I loved how intense both Cory and Asher felt when they saw each other again. The writing reminded me a little of Mary Calmes’, because these characters fall in love almost immediately, but I bought it anyway. Very well done.

A great comfort book that I will be rereading again and again.

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