I really loved this book. However, I would have preferred if it hadn't been in Jared's first person narrative. I felt the story could have been greatly enhanced with Matt's internal perspective, as well.
This was truly an emotionally charged book. I loved that the two heroes enjoyed each other so much as friends before they ever enjoyed each other as lovers. By the time they fell in love, they just made perfect sense. Getting to see Matt's reluctant but courageous acceptance of himself was touching. And I loved that, although Jared was initially the one who accepted that he was gay, in the end it was Matt's strength and courage that really grounded them as a couple. They supported one another, and the genuineness of their feelings jumped off of the pages.
I am definitely going to read the other books in this series.