Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- The physical attraction between the two men is incredible, and I'm not just talking about run-of-the-mill chemistry. I'm talking about something that's bone-deep, something that both men need. And the best part is that Michael conveys this within about 10 pages of the story's start.
- Because of the point above, the sex scenes are hot. Really hot. And the story is approximately 80% naked. (BDSM, just so you know.)
- I often get confused when a story mixes present scenes with flashbacks, but Michael has a clever way of keeping the past and present straight here: all of the flashbacks are told using the characters' undercover names.
- When Brian and Griff first meet, Griff insists that he is not a submissive, nor even a bottom. By the end of the story, he is most definitely Brian's sub in mind, body, and spirit. The story suffers in that we don't get to see much of the transformation from Point A to Point B.
Overall comments: I liked this a lot, if only because the sexual attraction seemed particularly well-written to me and I found it incredibly hot. As a result of that alone, I'm sure I'll re-read it. What keeps it from being really great is its bareness: I would have loved to see this story really fleshed out.