But I came to like Sutton and Jack. They were indeed different and worlds apart (in terms of personality and society) but they completemened each other well. Sutton offered Jack tranquility, assurance and stability, while Jack showed Sutton a carefree existence, how to have fun and to trust in himself and accept his feelings. Both were marked by their time on the front lines and I appreciated reading about their struggle to accomodate to life back home. They also had to accept each other's past as well as fears and insecurities regarding their relationship. At first I was surprised to see Jack being the one to want to cut ties but considering his solitary life, it makes sense somehow. Sutton was willing to hold on to their relationship because he left me with the impression of someone willing to take the chance.
I liked the setting of New York in the 1920s. I became fond of both men and was contented with their HEA as it was long overdue after the hardships Jack and Sutton had to endure. It's just that I needed a spark of something more to make me really love the story.