I really enjoyed this book. The main characters, Chris and Xander, were very well developed and appealing. I particularly loved how unusual Xander was with his broken past and his incredible height. It was a beautiful love story with plenty of erotica sprinkled in. I would say that 70% of this book is a forced-to-be-in-the-closet angsty plotline. I don't typically like a lot of angst in my romance, and it was a little annoying how long the characters let it go on without standing up for themselves. But still, the writing and flow was so well done, and the characters were so sympathetic, that I kept reading. The ending was perfect -- all the 'in your face' you could want. So this book gets 5*s from me.