It's a tough read at times, as Hunter is ashamed of his sexuality and sexual desires. For him, being attracted to the twinky Rod just makes everything worse.
Rod is wonderfully lovable. He's proud of who he is; he doesn't hide himself. He is so well written, full of sass and "darlings." But, damn, when he takes charge sexually, woah... Hot damn, I love him!
I like the contrast between the writing style and the storyline. The writing style is easy, flows well, and seems like it would be a sweet, easy story. And although Rod gives us that sense, it is much more than a simple story. Hunter has a lot of pre-conceived notions and has some soul searching to do.
Fire Balls is a soul searching journey towards a belief of worthiness for Hunter. This Tara Lain read will grab you and not let you go. It's a wonderful book.