Author: Nash Summers
Publisher: Goodreads M/M Romance Group
Pages/Word Count: 78 Pages
At a Glance: Nash Summers is such a talented author. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future.
Reviewed By: Jules
Blurb: Heaven is rays of sunlight dancing slowly on wheat stalks. It’s wind twirling itself around chimes hung from low tree branches, and robust bursts of scent and color, far beyond anything describable with words.
Heaven is a flightless crow, a promise of forever tied to a necklace, and hidden love letters tucked away safely inside a tree.
Heaven is a fire-haired boy named Rust and his love for Ancel, a boy full of storm clouds.
Heaven is all the tiny threads of hope that hold them together.
Didn’t he know how precious he was – how important it was that he keep himself safe? He was the most beautiful thing I had ever dreamed about, and yet he was covered in angry patterns that reminded me of how very human he was. – Nash Summers
After devouring Maps, I went to see what else I could get my hands on by Nash Summers, and discovered that she had an entry in this year’s Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s “Love is an Open Road” event. The story is called fawn, and what a treasure it is.
fawn is unbelievably beautiful. The writing and the characters are absolutely gorgeous. Rust is so indescribably unique and wonderful; I’ve honestly never read a character quite like him. And, Ancel is so broken and lost, and feeling even more lost because he doesn’t know how to deal with the way Rust makes him feel – which is, alive. Look at this passage…
Rust kissed like the ocean kisses the sands on the shore of a beach when the tide comes in. His soft lips opened easily, pressing against my own coyly. He shivered when I pressed my tongue into his mouth, and I thought just then I might liquefy.
And, one more, from Rust’s POV…
I was nothing like Ancel. I wasn’t made of glaciers and the midnight sky; I was made of the grass in the field, the warm breeze that flowed through it, and the dirt under the heels of my shoes.
There are so many beautiful words in this story. I’ve shared three snippets with you, and that doesn’t come close to showcasing the poetry to be found here. Rust’s passion and spirit, and his and Ancel’s story, will get right under your skin.
This was a beautifully executed short story. Long enough to give you everything you need to become invested, enough that it all comes together, even leaves you wanting more, but doesn’t leave you hanging, or with any type of rushed resolution. Nash Summers is such a talented author. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future.