I thought I'd just gotten lucky with [book:The Holiday Hoax|23567125] but this is proof to myself that I enjoy Skylar M Cates writing. This story has some sad moments but there are fun scenes too. This a tale about a group of friends who have eked out a family environment together that is torn apart by an accident. Cates is excellent at creating a really strong balance when juggling many characters at once. They each had their own voice and that made them all the more intriguing. Ian and Cole are a good balance for each other and thankfully they never really gave up who they were to be with each other.