4,5 stars bumped to 5.
I'm not a fan of historical in MM romance (on the contrary, I prefer historical in MF romance, weird isn't it). That's why I kept saying "I'll read it after this one",... till now.
I do regret it: I love Drake. The story is really moving and got me to cry like a baby
The world is tough but he goes on with his life with a lot of heart, even if he does not admit it. There is grief but there is a HEA.
The secondary characters are really interesting (Thank God there is a sequel!!!)
The MM-Pick-it-for-me challenge really works for me: pushing me to read books I avoid because of the theme or the setting! That would have been a shame for this one.