This story has an old-fashioned prose style, rather 19th century, which is the period in which it's set. A man is lost at sea and lands on a desert island where one man, a scientist, lives alone working on (steampunkish) inventions. I enjoyed the story through the pairing of the two MCs, especially the denial and surprise of the ship-wrecked MC regarding his feelings for the scientist. The sub-plot of the wings was rather anti-climatic. Still, it isn't a long read, and if you enjoy historical m/m romance, it's worth a try.