I really enjoyed this story. The characters were endearing and I couldn't put this story down. I stayed up way too late last night reading this, and then thought about it all day at work today, looking forward to getting to finish it tonight. That is when I know I know I am reading a good story. I appreciated Alan's vulnerabilities and personal issues that he had to work through. It made his growth believable. I loved that on page ten we didn't have a previously straight, or in Lukas' own definition, mostly straight, man already okay with falling for a man. It took time for the interest to develop and grow. The story was beautifully written, not too rushed. It just felt right.