I was quite curious about this book because it featured the complete anti-gay-hero. Sam is neither bear nor twink, not beautiful but gangly, awkward and sometimes too clumsy for his own good.
Somehow the story worked out, despite Sam's TSTL behaviour which he recognises himself as an avid romance reader. A scene that was rather splendidly done in my opinion to show his character growth. And Ian does a complete 180 after starting out in a rather unfavourable light. B