I loved this story to pieces. One MC is a closeted, repressed divorced man, a drill sergeant who only has his pride to live for. The other is an out gay recruit, a beautiful man who excels in every way in basic training. The romantic arc is as far from insta-love as you can get. Not only does the drill sergeant fight his attraction for quite some time, but even once they get together he can't except that every time is not the last. But the love between the two characters slowly becomes more secure. I really admired the journey the closeted drill sergeant went through. Everything about him evolved -- from his perception of himself, gay men, relationships, the importance of his career and his partner. It's not easy to write an arc like that and it was very well-done. The story was constantly entertaining and hot as well as deeply satisfying emotionally. 5 stars from me.