This story grabbed me right away. It was well written, and I had no trouble connecting with the characters. Connor is such a sweetheart, all work and no play, and I just adored poor sweet Wes. Steve seems like a bit of a jerk, but we don't really learn too much about his background to understand him that well. I was afraid the nerdy scholastic jargon and information would be too much, but it ended up being just enough to understand, and not so much that it distracted from the story.
This moves along at a fairly quick pace, which I appreciated for the not-so-savory parts, but found I wanted more of the good stuff. I'm hoping we get to see more of Wes and Conner in the next book.