This is a sweet friends to lovers story. Although heavy topics like death, family secrets, and AIDS are added to the plot, there is very little angst. What angst is there seems added just for a little conflict. You would expect some adjustment for a couple who go from best friends for twenty years to lovers but we are given a little speed bumb in one evening that is quickly resolved after some sleep. Not much happens and the sex scenes were just ok. I felt neither heat nor actual attachment to the characters and what happens to them. This had all the elements that just didn't come together for me.