Edward and Isaac have found a way to meet each other's needs in a time when their actions can result in a prison sentence or worse. Formality is expected at all times at all costs and that just adds another layer of challenges for these main characters. For me, Nicolas Kinsley wrote scenes between these two men that never got boring or tacky. Despite the events in this tale taking place during one of the most stringent periods in modern times, Kinsley's writing had an easy flow that invited this reader to kick back and enjoy the ride. Edward, Isaac & Marie were characters I wanted to see happy. Peter never connected with me but thankfully he wasn't around much and I don't think we were meant to like him. The entire read stumped me as to how this would end and I was satisfied with this conclusion.