Kids in a story just give it that extra fun warmth. Massi was adorable. I've read several of these Blue Notes books recently and I like that this one wasn't about one MC running away because he wasn't good enough or whatever. I was expecting that after the last two I read. So I was pleasantly surprised that this one didn't go that way. Cary had other issues to overcome, but his battle wasn't in his relationship with Antonio. It was more with his relationship with his parents.