Review: Cinnamon Eyes by Nell Iris


Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

After being diagnosed with depression, thirty-one-year-old Cory Jones may now have a name to go with what's been ailing him, but it doesn't bring him any closer to any semblance of peace or happiness. He knows what he needs to do to keep his depression in check, and when his therapist asks him what's the one thing he wanted most, the answer was simple--Cory wanted to see Asher Cross again. It may have been sixteen years since he last saw the very best friend he's ever had--sixteen years since his parents decided to move across the country and demand that he cut all ties with the boy they deemed nothing more than a bad influence on their son--but when Cory glimpses Asher strumming his guitar and singing about a boy he loved and lost, it's as if no time has passed. As strong as Cory's feelings remain for the guy he still loves, could he dare hope for Asher to return those feelings?

Cinnamon Eyes is a friends-to-lovers romance sixteen years in the making and I liked it to bits! Nell Iris gave a generous dose of sweetness to this story, what with two best friends who hadn't seen one another in more than a decade and a half. I loved the affection these two had towards each other and how whatever issues were going on had to do more with their respective families than anything else. Cory does suffer from depression, and I think that my one quibble about this story had to do with my wish that the author had delved into it a bit more, especially since Cory seemed to have a habit of pleasing his overbearing parents and grandfather, who in turn, all appeared to be in denial about his being depressed and gay. Still, this hit more than a few high notes, and I appreciated getting a lot of story in such a compact number of pages. Cinnamon Eyes is my second Nell Iris and it gets 4.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 12 August 2017

Date Read: 10 August 2017

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