This initial entry into this world is shared through Jared’s POV, a relatively new employee at Market Garden who has been sort of paired with Tristan. Nothing official, but Jared has looked to him for guidance in navigating this place, heavy with the need to people-read in order to ascertain those very needs. Tristan has allowed it and taken him under his leather clad wing, though he would probably not admit it, at least not yet. Every word here is perfectly placed, each character so tautly drawn, as usual from these two authors. What a collaboration. With both of these writers, there is always such a fabulous mix of unyielding reality laced with true sweetness in both the words and actions of the characters, and Tristan and Jared are no exceptions. It is in full evidence in what they say and do towards each other and what they admit to feeling and thinking internally. I think that is one of my favorite things about this writing style, that fucking internal dialogue we get to see that amps things up, no matter the situation. I can’t help but find myself sucked in, pun both intended and not ;)This is what separates the great writers from the rest in that these authors give us characters who are just as human as all of us. The same basic needs as food and drink and sex, set against sometimes the not so typical a backdrop. Human + contrast = great story.Worth. Every. Penny.Don’t even hesitate, move on to the next in series. Hell, get them all, you’ll regret it if you don’t. Even if you are reading the ebooks, don’t waste those precious seconds in waiting to download the next as you finish the one.