The narrator/protagonist is a well thought out character. He's snarky and funny and matter-of-fact. I liked him instantly, and his cereal preoccupied mommy. He carries the story well. The steamy parts (somewhere between half and two thirds of the book) are...quite. The mushy parts are just brimming over with warm fuzzies. This is refreshing to me, to have romance without the standard romance novel formula where the couple has to start off at odds and bicker through most of the book. The happy couple in this story really are happy with each other, and the conflict is between them and the bad guys.
Speaking of bad guys, though, the main antagonist in this story leaves me scratching my head. I kept thinking there would be some explanation for why he did bizarre antisocial things, but then I reached the end of the book without finding one. He seems kinda like a cartoon villain, being evil just for the sake of being evil. And what about his followers? Why are they following him? I haven't the faintest idea.