Pygmalion type story. We have Joey, a small town mechanic, who is going to move to Hollywood to be with his up-and-coming movie star boyfriend. Unfortunately, Joey has the rug pulled out from under him when the actor dumps him on national television. He's also outed to his family and everyone else watching the program. This puts Joey in the spotlight and under pretty intense and uncomfortable scrutiny as reporters flock to get his side of the story and his hometown reacts to the big reveal.In walks Professor Higgins or Troy Steele, writer extraordinaire. Troy, the former Oren Keller, had his own makeover years ago. He's writing a story that's similar enough to Joey's that he makes the offer for Joey to be sort of a living research project. There's a great cast of characters here. Troy's assistant Erica was a particular highlight for me.While there is a makeover angle here it's amusing that Troy is pressured by his assistant to join Joey in the gym. There's a really great build up to the Joey/Troy relationship. The sex is minimal and that really works with this story. Fun build up of the story as Joey and Troy each grow up and move past things that have been holding them back.If you're looking for a sweet story that has a strong friends to lovers element with strong secondary characters give this one a try. There's a definite Cinderfella angle here as Joey and Troy both confront their past.