Marek is a slovakian spy who work for the US government. He is very smart and good, and very young, only 24 years old. He is not handsome in a classical way and he is also a little crabby, mostly due to his shyness when he is not on duty. So he is overwhelmed by the open and friendly Tyrone, the Afro American cook who works for the Agency's cafeteria.
Tyrone has a sweet tooth for this young man and manages to make find him delicious course every time he snugs in the cafeteria late in the night. And the last time he finds the courage to asks him out and they start a sweet relationship, far from work. But work calls and Tyrone has to deal with Marek's life and overpasses his nurtuting nature who pushes him to be protective.
Marek is young and not used to be loved, even if around him many persone care for him, much more he thinks of. And like who has never known a gentle touch, he falls for the first person who touches him. Tyrone is a big but tender man; not beautiful, maybe also overweight, but it is not physical appeareance who seeks Marek. Moreover, the big body of Tyrone makes him feel secure.
I like very much the relationship between Marek and Tyrone, so much that I'm a little disconcerted and not at all pleased with the switch we have in the end. Not want to make spoiler, you have to read it to know why. Before it happens, I was very satisfied with this book. Maybe it's my old way of think, maybe I believe is not to much realistic and according with Marek and Tyrone's characters... but as I say, overall I like J.J. Massa's style and I will reading more about her.