I do love a good slow romantic build up, but FOUR YEARS?? Okay, I loved the whole story, or rather collection of stories, but I do wish that Javen and Shardul had acknowledged their love for each other before the last 25-30 pages. So maybe I shouldn't rate this as a romance, but they are so much a part of each others lives for so long that it has to be. Since this is a review... not a rehash of the synopsis, I'll just state that the whole book was great. Wonderful world building, great characters and Javen is so real as a person that you really know him by the end of the book. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy a complex ongoing tale that works it's way through this collection of stories. It is a fascinating look at prejudice and how it overshadows all aspects of a persons life.
I liked the idea of the bad boy gone good. Usually you read about just the opposite. I do like Cassidy's description of Malcolm the first time Malcolm and "Jonathan" meet... A scrapper :) The family dynamics of both guys is what makes the book a real keeper. I love the way Malcolm and his brothers snipe and bicker but stand by each other. And Cassidy's brother and sister are a treat... especially Lindsay. But it's clear how close they are when Denny calls Cassidy when things get too deep at a party. He knows his brother will be mad, but his brother will be THERE for him. Love the book, another good one from Megan.