Eyes on Sparrow by Evan Gilbert ~ Book Review by Queue

EyesOnSparrowLGTitle: Eyes on Sparrow

Author: Evan Gilbert

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Maria Fanning

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/30/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult

Blurb:

High school grad Morgan Breck is riding out his last summer at home before he goes off to pursue the course of study his parents want him to take—at a college they want him to attend. His days are boring and lonely until a construction crew arrives to build a house across the street.

One of the workers is the sexy Sparrow Smith, and he quickly catches Morgan’s eye. Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction; one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering.

The guys’ friends-with-benefits relationship soon grows into something more, and Morgan realizes he can’t live without Sparrow. But summer’s end is rapidly approaching, and his parents are determined he leave for college, which will take him hundreds of miles away from the man he’s falling in love with.

Standing up to his parents has never been easy. In fact, Morgan’s never done it before. Ever. Morgan must work up the courage to voice his needs, or he’ll have no choice but to let Sparrow go.

My View:

Eyes on Sparrow is a short, sweet story about finding a young man finding the direction was supposed to go instead of the way his parents had planned.

Recent high school graduate Morgan Breck just wants to enjoy his summer before going off to college. He knows he’s gay, even his parents know he’s gay, but they seem to believe he’ll get over it. He knows he won’t get over it especially when he can’t keep his eyes off the attractive construction worker across the street.

Morgan is sure the guy is straight but eventually finds out otherwise when he shows up on Morgan’s door soaked from the rain. Sparrow Smith is definitely not straight and makes sure Morgan knows it. I loved their straight forward attitude toward sex which is how it seems to be with a lot younger people. The sex scenes are sweet and perfect for their ages.

Their relationship progresses at just the right pace. They don’t rush into anything and take their time getting to know each other. The conflict with Morgan’s parents and their beliefs was predictable but still fit the story. I was expecting a sudden change in attitude when his parents saw he wasn’t going to back down but what happened was realistic.

Morgan and Sparrow are a great couple who I would like to see more of. Evan Gilbert is quickly becoming a go-to author for me. I love his writing style and his use of minority characters without them being cliché or stereotypical.

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Links

Eyes on Sparrow on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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