Benjamin Lethbridge and Brian Jones aka Ben and Ollie. Where do I start...
Despite the cheerful, warm and patient exterior he painted for the world Ben is an insecure, miserable man trapped in ill-ridden body of his own making. To fill his time waiting for his organs donor, and thus operation, he bought and collected gay-porn DVD online almost on a daily basis!
Imagine that! Ollie is the delivery guy, a gorgeous punk with color-changing hair. And thus their courting began. :D
I guess since this story is told in Benji's voice I got too much into him or being him throughout the story. I was a bit cautious, wary, and suspicious of Ollie. Both of them have their own secrets, past and present demons to conquer. And they can help each other if only they can talk, really talk,
without presuming too much.
Angst-potential? Sure. But this is a surprisingly fun read too. Just like Ben, I felt Ollie shines throughout the story, despite all their arguments, misunderstandings, and not so shiny talk of the past. Their antics got me snorting, giggling, gushing, whatever from start to finish.
So: a surprising 4 from me. :)