Horizons shows why Mickie Ashling quickly became one of my favorite author's since the first book I read.
Each book is a journey - both for the characters and the reader - it isn't always pleasant (at least not for the characters, as for the reader, well, that is up to the individual), but that is what makes the books great. Horizons is no exception.
I really liked all of the characters - even the ones who were not entirely likable as they rounded out the story. That is also part of the appeal for me. The stories are soft absolutes filled with shades of grey and Clark Stevens and Jody Williams exemplify that quite well.
The more time Clark spends with Jody the more he cares for him, but the world he lives in isn't entirely gay-friendly and - for him - is compounded by an attention deficit and a controlling father.
Jody accepts himself as he is and isn't entirely comfortable hiding any relationship he may have (even though he isn't one to flaunt one either). Being around Clark, well, he would like to have a relationship with him, but is considering the cost.