While nothing extravagant happens to the point of epic suspensefulness, the story is still interesting because of who the characters are. Dan is a 20 year old runaway farmer. He's been on the road for weeks and experienced quite a lot more than he planned to when he decided to leave home. Some good experiences but mostly bad experiences. Tyler is a 34 year old reclusive ex-sniper. He's paranoid, stubborn and damn mean when he wants to be. What these two men both have in common is how damaged they are emotionally. I liked that they were so broken but I also liked the realistic feel their troubles had which made the story that much more real.
As I said, there isn't a lot of conflict within the story. It's about the journey Dan and Tyler take getting to know each other and healing each other. It's a lovely story. The only things I didn't like was I felt like the sex scenes were really long. I got a bit bored with them. I also got bored with Dan's childish behavior. I felt like he was having mood swings constantly and would take the coward's way out by running away. Of course, Tyler's stubbornness could probably make anyone run away.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I didn't like a few things but everything else I loved. I loved the relationship they develop and how they do fit even if their moods clash sometimes. Definitely recommended even with the HFN ending.