Gritty and very unchristmas-like.
The descriptions of Edinburgh were wonderful, I swear if I were to visit I would recognise the places mentioned. Occasionally the harsh accents of the Scots dragged me from the story.
Unlike Toby, McBride was a hard character to warm to (just the fact that I used Toby's first name and James' surname underlines that fact) but I'm glad I stuck with him. If I had any complaint it was that the relationship between the two leads developed too quickly, not the connection between them but the HEA.
Overall I enjoyed it more than I thought I would from the first few chapters, if anyone is thinking of giving up with this story, I urge you to keep going.