Ivory is one of the few J Rocci books I hadn't read yet, so I was glad for the excuse to finally read it. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I expected. The relationship ramp-up was slow, which was nice, but I'd have liked to have seen more of it in real time rather than just being told they've spent time together over the past several months. But the book would have needed to be longer for that.Another issue of length: it ends rather abruptly when they finally get together. There's an epilogue years later, to show in few pages how they've worked out. But I guess I just didn't see enough of the relationship happening to get into it. And I'd have liked to see more of Brad's transition from depressed to fulfilled. So I guess I'm saying the same thing in various ways: the story had real promise but needed to be longer to fulfill it.