I loved the characters even when I wanted to kill them. Their feelings for each other were genuine enough for me to believe it. I felt like the trials they went through to get where they ended up was both heartbreaking and entertaining but at the same time frustrating. I would definitely consider this an angsty book. No tissues needed but a clench of the heart here and there may happen. And while I wanted to stop reading a few times because something happened, a majority of the time I just couldn't put it down.
With that said, I had a lot of trouble with this book. I felt like I got knocked over the head with too many overly descriptive females. Now, don't misunderstand, I don't have a problem with female characters in general but when I'm reading a m/m book and all the females are being described in details like 'her freckles were like cinnamon in milk' or 'her cleavage was perky' or some other shit, it really annoys me. No. It pisses me off. I don't read m/m to read about the ladies even if the book has a straight man and a bisexual man.
On top of that, I felt like the switch from Nick being 'straight' to Nick being 'gay' happened from one second to another. There wasn't that much confusion on Nick's part especially since he was adamant (more than once) about being straight. And I didn't like his comments, even if they were made as a joke, of Marlowe making him gay. I guess what I'm saying is I didn't believe his switch had enough of the angst I desire which, I feel, should be apart of all GFY stories.
It's funny but I pretty much liked Marlowe more than Nick. Something happens towards the end, though, that I felt was so idiotic I wanted to punch him. I will say it wasn't all Marlowe's fault, though. Nick could have disagreed with what Marlowe said but he didn't. He agreed and with that, Marlowe went off the deep end. He was a fucking idiot.
On a high note, I did appreciate the musical descriptions. I crave rockstar books because I want to know the music, the experience they have onstage, offstage and in the studio and this book definitely gave that to me which was a point in its favor.
With that said, I loved the book and I hated it. It wasn't just Marlowe that pissed me off but Nick, too. I only had a few problems with it but those problems were big enough to lower my overall rating. In all honesty, I think Jet could have done better and so far think this is my least favorite of her books. In my opinion, even though her Heaven Sent series was short, it was far better. At least Hell and Faith were.