4.5 stars.So good! Lots of room to flesh the characters out and allow them to grow organically. Beautiful ending. Not crazy about the brief enraging moment of fatphobia which is why this isn't five stars. (Example in my update comment and in the way the description of Brick seemed to change from "thick, slight beer belly" to "naturally muscular" with no mention of the belly as the MCs reached the sexy part of their relationship). Overall, it was just a fantastic story.