I have a tendency to crush on fictional characters.
This was soooo good. Really good. The word building, the characters... all of it was just a treat to read. It ended as a HFN, but there's more coming so I'm sure the relationship will become more established. All I can say is I can't wait for the sequel*.
*I'm not sure if I'm going to read it. It contains the giant rats of Sumatra and uh, I hate rodents. With the awesome word building and dialogue I'm sure my mind will clearly imagine said rodents and uh no.