My Thoughts: 4/5 starsI really liked this story, it was so different. The leads were complete opposites. Here you have a shy, extremely intelligent guy from a wealthy family where he's sheltered and coddled like a child. Then you have the big, brawny janitor/boxer who like a squishy teddy-bear on the inside despite his hard exterior.
I found the characters endearing, especially Dane. He was so adorable! Despite being a good story, there were some inconsistencies that made it impossible for me to give this novel full 5 stars.
First off, the sudden change in Noel's demeanor was unbelievable. I couldn't wrap my head around this extremely shy guy with no sexual experience, not even gay really, asking Dane to strip for him in the University library and suddenly becoming a Dom. It was just too abrupt. I felt like Noel had to work up to it.
I guess I could chalk it up to him becoming brave and taking something that he realized he wanted but I couldn't look past Noel's abrupt personality change.
Then there was Dane. As much as I loved him and wanted to give him hugs most of the time, I felt he was too mushy on the inside. I understood and even reveled in this story with the brutish male being the submissive and wanting to be taken care of but Dane was a little too, I don't want to say childish, soft I guess. I can't think of the right word right now but I just felt he was too dependent on others for his happiness. His self-portrayal on the whole completely endeared me but it was taken a bit too far.
My next and final issue with the story was his way of speaking. I knew he wasn't even as close in intelligence as Noel was but I didn't think he was stupid. I felt the way in which he spoke was overdone.
But all in all, I really liked this story which is why I couldn't give it any less than four stars even with the inconsistencies.
And I just have to say I really hated Noel's bastard of a father.
Good read though.