This story grew on me. At first, I thought I was going to be disappointed because it seemed to be porn without plot. The first 1/3 of the book, and then some, was just a series of sex scenes. Some of those scenes included introspective type of thoughts about what was happening outside of the sex. It wasn’t until the final third that we get more story and some idea of what the characters are really like. I did like both Patrick and Alexei. I love that they get an HEA.
So, not quite 4 stars, but certainly more than 3. Somewhere in there.