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 was such a cute story. I really liked Cooper and Drew together and individually. Their journey together was sweet and filled with emotion. I couldn’t put the story down until I was done. I truly enjoy Ms. Martin’s voice and love reading her books.
Cooper was fascinating. I liked getting to know him. He had all of these dreams but was hesitant to reach for them. I loved seeing him fall in love and find the person that compliments him perfectly. Cooper’s emotions came through clearly as I was reading. I felt his insecurities and his first flutterings of love.
Drew was a total sweetheart. He was someone that had plenty of love to give and I adored seeing him find someone to love. I liked how he cared for Cooper in his own way. He enjoyed what he did and his joy was so clear. You couldn’t help but smile as you read.
The part where Cooper and Drew were at odds felt kind of forced. They could have very easily talked and worked things out instead of dragging it out for weeks. The reason Drew wouldn’t talk was kind of trivial. At the same time, Cooper should have just grown up and texted or called Drew.
Their happy ending was so very sweet. I was glad they worked things out. You can tell they’re going to make it long term and be happy together. They’re so in love and it’s sweet seeing them together. I’d love to see more of these two and how they handled their relationship long term, Drew’s acting career and Cooper’s budding business. I’d gladly read a sequel starring these two.
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 is, by her own admission, almost unhealthily obsessed with books. The library she has amassed is both large and diverse; “My favourite books,” she says, “are The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.” She also several well-read copies of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park books and re-reads the Harry Potter novels with almost startling regularity.
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.