This is in the New Adult contemporary romance style and is an m/m romance in the middle of an m/f series. Chronologically this book (book 2) takes place before book 1. The 'before story' of the female lead in book 1 is a big part of this book. To say she is a cockblocker is a massive understatement. Although it's not intentional and she is a tragic figure. The story is sweet and all about how Jase comes to accept his gayness and his love for Mark. Mark is too good to be true. But it does have some of that innocent naivete that young characters and coming of age stories are known for.