Hm okay, while the plot was lovely somehow I failed to connect with this story.
Nothing wrong with the characters - none were too much of a prick, though I often thought Nicholas as a bit too bubbly. This was quite angst-free, slow burn, friendship center kind of story, which I usually chomp with gusto. This time though... *shrugs*
So I shall just leave it as "Read" sans rating, and who knows - someday I might reread this when the mood strike again and get lucky the second time around.