Honestly? When you look at the individual components of this story separately, it isn't anything fantastic. Sure, it has good main and side characters, good (but typical) plot, cliche yet predictable problems that would occur in these types of closeted-cop types of stories, and the sex was underwhelming. Yet when I look at the overall picture, I can't help but really enjoy my time invested with Matt and Evan.
Their (Matt and Evan's) banter was funny.
Evan's tragedy was heart wrenching (beware of the prologue!)
The kids were cute.
Did I mention that I love Matt and Evan? So not a very thorough review, but what can I say? I just really like this first installment and will invest in the future ones. :-)