3.5 stars. Yes I knew it was a short when I started reading it, but I would have liked to have seen more of the progression of this couple's relationship. It would have been nice to see Cade's healing and being able to let go of Lorin too. This is still a good, sweet read, and it was great to see an MC with HIV, and how he handled it and all of his treatment in his every day life. I know there are meds for it now, and it doesn't have to be a death sentence, but I've seen tv shows, etc. where people have been HIV+, but they always take their meds and go on living their normal, happy lives. It was great to see the truth that there are awful side effects that come along with it, so while it's great to not die from HIV, there are other complications, and you don't just go living your life like nothing ever happened.