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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 ...more
ebook, 77 pages
Published March 29th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I love Anna Martin's work. Three of her novels are on my Best M/M Romance of the Year shelves: Signs, My Prince, and The Impossible Boy.

She writes flawed but likable characters, realistic dialogue, and just enough angst to make the HEA that much sweeter. She's also British and never dumbs down the language for an American audience. Her books ring authentic and true.

But Rainbow Sprinkles, set in California, is missing . . . something. For one, the MCs are American, so there's no Britishness to b
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Judith
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Stars.





I recently read and enjoyed The Impossible Boy,In fact it's up there in my top reads so far this year,so I was excited to read my second book by this Author but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me.I think this just really wasn't my thing....a bit too sweet for my tastes.

Cooper( who I actually loved ) is currently working at the Dreamy Creamery by day and a bartender at night.He's pretty content,still trying to work out what he wants to do with his life.One thing is certain he's mo
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SheReadsALot
3.5 HEARTS--In the mood for something cute, light, easy and breezy? Anna Martin's Rainbow Sprinkles fits that description to a T.




Set in California, Cooper Reed is perfectly content working two jobs, one as a bartender, the other as worker/ ice cream creator at the Dreamery Creamery. He makes enough to get by and he also gets to fawn over his weekly customer with questionable ice cream tastes, Drew. Drew will combine some crazy flavors but never, ever forgets the rainbow sprinkles.

Is it a litt
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☆ Todd
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it

This 77 page short story was a bit vanilla with a hint of licorice, when what I really was looking for was more double Dutch chocolate. With rainbow sprinkles, of course.

Cooper slung ice cream at Dreamy Creamery and also worked as a bartender in order to barely afford his crappy studio apartment south of LA, but he didn't really have concrete goals as to where his life's path might ultimately lead.



Drew was an actor, working at Disneyland to pay the bills until his acting career took off. For ye
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Truuss
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, m-m
Drew and Cooper
An awesome feeling good story
Two sweet gentle guys....
Cooper working at an ice cream shop. Making ice in all sorts of flavors. A few times a week there comes a beautiful guy who orders the strangest mixture scoops of ice possible and always with.....rainbow sprinkles....:) Drew.... he fancies Cooper only he is a bit shy.

They flirt and then at long last they have a date...
Drew works as an actor at Disney and takes Cooper with him to the park.
It turns out they fit extremely well to
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Barbara➰
Sweet little quickie. Stupid misunderstanding in the middle but mainly filled with, well, rainbow sprinkles.

Ele
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
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
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MaDoReader
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
2,5
No tiene mucho fuste, la verdad, pero tampoco buscaba otra cosa. Ellos son muy monos, pero el motivo de la pelea ha sido una chorrada como un piano, por eso redondeo a la baja.
Ami
Cooper Reed works at Dreamy Creamery, making sundaes and living a fairly relaxed life. Drew Tanner is one of his consumers who always orders a weird – if not disgusting *lol* – combination of ice cream. Drew is also a hopeful actor who works at the Happiest Place on Earth. They flirt, they exchange phone numbers, they date…

I wanted to read something light and easy in between my heavier novel, and Rainbow Sprinkles fit the bill completely. I mean, you get a combination of Disneyland and ice c
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CrabbyPatty
Rainbow Sprinkles - part of Dreamspinner Press' States of Love series - is set in California and features an ice cream man and an honest-to-god Prince. Cooper crafts ice cream flavors at the Dreamy Creamery close to Disneyland and one of his favorite customers is this gorgeous hottie who orders weird flavor combinations - always topped with rainbow sprinkles. Turns out Drew is an actor, currently working at Disney portraying "Prince Phillip, Kristoff from Frozen, Flynn from Tangled, Bert from Ma ...more
Elsa Bravante
Con muy poco nervio y algo superficial, pero supongo que tiene su toque mono. Psé.
Chris
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
A cute sweet read - lacked a little spark for me but a nice afternoon read for ice cream fans !
Jess
When there's a book with ice cream or cakes or cookies or any kind of dessert on the cover, I automatically want to read it. And if it's LGBT romance? That just sweetens the pot, so to speak.

This was a very short, sweet story--maybe halfway between a short story and novella. I liked Cooper as a character because he's sort of where I'm at right now--not living the dream, exactly, but not unhappy with life in general. He spends his days scooping ice cream (delicious-sounding ice cream, I might add
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Lelyana
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc, dsp, heart-warming, mm, short
This is Anna Martin's sweet light adorable (almost) no angst short romance, and full of rainbow sprinkles.
What caught my first was the cover, how can you not fall for that gorgeous cover, right? Cute guy, ice cream, and rainbows.
I liked this one, just when I needed some 'distraction' from my current OA. I didn't need books with angst. I picked this one, and I enjoyed it.
I liked the interaction between Drew and Cooper, from the way that clueless Drew with ice cream, and gave Cooper a 'rainbow' si
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Amanda
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley, m-m
I know this being a short read, I shouldn't expect a lot, but the romance feel kinda flat. The build up isn't there and the romance is just okay. I mean they are two cute guys, it bounds to make me smile a time or two, but not overly hot.

The highlight of the book for me is the visit to Disneyland as Drew works there as Disney's characters. Cooper works at an ice cream parlor and I might have just suffered from sugar coma by just reading the description of the designer ice cream here.
namericanwordcat
This is fun, light, achy little romance that sits just a bit past New Adult with an actor hero who works at Disneyland and a working class hero who makes ice cream.

This is a gentle fall in love where the Copper and Tanner find their way in a relationship.

The Disneyland details are great and the ice cream stuff is even better.

The Californian in me doesn't like the way Orange County (Where Disneyland is) and West LA (Where Santa Monica is) merged so close...its a long long drive with the fun of
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Mike Oaks
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here comes the ice cream man

This story makes me crave ice cream and Disneyland. It’s very sweet and leaves you with a smile on your face. 4.0 for Portland (that’s where I live).
justanya
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I became infatuated with Anna Martin when I read her brilliant novel: Tattoos & Teacups (Tattoos, #1) by Anna Martin Tattoos and Teacups. I absolutely adored the MC’s in that story and eagerly devoured the equally delightful sequel when I stumbled across it. Martin’s books thus far are all about the warm fuzzy feels which I absolutely love and seek out whenever I need a happy pick me up.


I was in dire need of a pick me up and coincidentally Rainbow Sprinkles fell into my lap. I dove right in like a kid in a candy store and after
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Pianka *call me PIU*
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, light-romance
‘Rainbow Sprinkles’ didn’t turn out to be that exciting as I hoped. Anna Martin gave me my all-time favorite m/m romance this year with ‘The Impossible Boy’ so I was very excited with what she had to offer in the ‘States of Love’ series. But my expectations though not totally trampled, did not get satisfied as well.

The MCs in this book are Cooper Reed, who makes a living by selling sundaes in ‘The Dreamy Creamery’ and Drew Tanner, a wanna-be actor working in Disneyland. There’s been a huge crush
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Serena Yates
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, read-2017
Simple, straightforward (well, mostly), sweet, and oozing California charm, this story about two somewhat shy young men who meet over ice cream had me smiling in no time. Cooper is originally from San Diego, and he summarizes his impressions of LA as follows: “Back home in San Diego, in high school, Cooper had been attractive. … In LA, Cooper was dog shit. He was one of the ugliest trolls who had ever existed. In LA, people had assistants and maids and cleaners more attractive than Cooper.” Whil ...more
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥


 

Meh.


That is my overall feeling of it. You can really take it or leave it at this point. I've read it close 2 weeks ago and hardly remember anything. I do remember that I felt nothing for it. Both guys are kinda unforgettable. I find myself with Anna Martin's books either really loving them or this Meh feeling.

Unfortunately it was the latter feeling. The biggest problem to me was that it lacked spark. It was not steam, spark or passion to the story. I enjoyed the playfulness in the first half,
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
Fairly short, but literally sweet, since our two MCs meet at the ice cream parlor, the Dreamy Creamery, that’s located along the road to Disneyland. Drew Tanner, an amazingly sweet guy, is a wannabe actor who plays a prince to pay the bills while working the rounds of auditions. He stops for an ice cream every day—always in a weird combination of flavors and always with rainbow sprinkles on top. But it’s not the rainbow sprinkles that are the attraction; it’s the server, Cooper Reed, who inspire ...more
Skirmish
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
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Rating: 3.5 Stars - that place between like and love
Joyfully Jay
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kirsty
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars


Not only am I a big fan of Martin’s, but the blurb suggests that Cooper and Drew are very different personalities. Drew is described as having his “head in the clouds” and Cooper as “his feet firmly on the ground.” However, I did not feel that this was communicated clearly in the book. Yes, Drew works at Disneyland and has aspirations of becoming an actor, but instead I felt that he was pragmatic; everything he does is for a purpose. Instead, to me it seemed that
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Carra
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve only read one other book by this author previously-The Impossible Boy-and after that, Rainbow Sprinkles feels like it’s on a totally different spectrum. Sprinkles is lighthearted and sweet with a bit of heat on the side, not anything like what I would have expected from this author. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like this story-it just means that it was much different than what I thought I might be getting.

Cooper doesn’t have much direction in his life-but that’s okay, he actually is happy thi
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Melanie
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.com Review

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

For the full review visit http://wp.me/p220KL-a3g on 3/29

From that review: "Rainbow Sprinkles by Anna Martin is a delightful fluffy romantic confection. I breezed through it, easily absorbed in this lighthearted tale of love, adorable men and the California sun. Oh, and ice cream of course!..."

For all our reviews, author interviews, and all things LGBTQIA books, visit us at http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords...
Didi
3- stars

Rainbow Sprinkles is the first States of Love story I read (though I have lined-up a few others in my TBR obviously). This is an even-paced sweet and feel-good story; with quite likeable characters.

The romance between Cooper and Drew was cute and pretty vanilla; there's nothing too melodramatic. However, for a couple of young adult I did feel the mishap that suddenly came between them too juvenile. Likewise, the fact that they needed the interference by their close friends to make it ri
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Helena Stone
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up for this charming and sweet story. Full review to follow.
Pixie
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I reviewed an ARC for Just Love: https://justlovereviews.com/2017/03/2...
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Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the south west of England. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English Literature at university before attempting to turn her hand as a professional writer.

Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, she is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theatre (especially at the Edinburgh Frin
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