Umm(dramatic pause)no. I read a lot of books so, sugar coating is not my thing. Let's be real. I am a gamer and I was still bored out of my mind. I gave this book a go because I crave books that have characters in an established relationship. It read like a night-time drama/script, which I won't fault, but personally dislike (way too much talking). Although I got to know Gerry and Deke, I never felt a connection. They called each other "dude" and "man" which made their relationship come off as a long-lasting teen experiment thing. I don't foresee reading anything else by this author in the future.