I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!
Wow, this was really good - the challenges and dynamics of a relationship between a 19 year old and a 37 year old are very well done and believable; the fluctuations between being equal and suddenly almost like father & son due to the differences in life experience. The frustrations & passions of being 19 vs. the cynicism and weariness of 37. Tobys exuberance, passion and naivity vs. cautious Laurie who lives so much in his head.
Loved the writing too, and how Laurie & Toby both leapt off the pages, with such distinct voices.
For me this was very much a relationship book that happened to have some kink in it.