Cooper is an average guy spending his days working at an ice cream shop called The Dreamy Creamery and his nights working at a dive bar to pay his probably astronomical L.A. rent. Drew is the hot guy who likes to order weird ice cream combinations each week and always asks for rainbow sprinkles. He’s also a real-life Disney prince. No, really; he works as an actor at Disneyland.
This is Martin’s entry into Dreamspinner’s States of Love series, and it doesn’t disappoint. As the cover and title suggest, it’s sweet and cute. Cooper and Drew’s relationship develops in a believable, ordinary way. Their strong feelings for each other are clear from the beginning, but the differences in their approaches to life are what cause the central conflict. Twenty-four year old Cooper’s approach to life is particularly believable in someone so young, and it was satisfying to see his growth as a character.
I wish this had been a bit longer so we could’ve gotten more of the characters’ backstories and a longer epilogue. But these are minor niggles. If you like rainbow sprinkles (who doesn’t?), you’ll like this.