2,5 stars. 5 stars for the first part about the Sheldon's childhood and youth in rural Canada. This part was great. It was extremely well written and absolutely enthralling.The second part about how he started his political career was ok. But from there it went downhill.Why only 2,5 stars? Because of the last part.Sheldon is described as a beautiful, somewhat soft kid/young man, very smart and well educated. He fiercely loves his parents and is bent on achieving an university degree for his late mother.So far so good. But his sexuality and his moral compas are a bit off. He works as a male prostitute to finance his studies and doesn't find it a problem to have three different relationships at the same time (rich sugar daddy, hot male friend, female girlfriend) as long as he is not married. Sorry, but it is cheating still imo. He marries the girl, has two kids and starts his career - living as a heterosexual and not cheating anymore.Then Trace, a guy from his past as a male prostitute appears, who is a convicted psycho who is obsessed by Sheldon (a former "lover", who raped him twice). Trace ruins his political career and kills his wife. Sheldon is shellshocked. He kills Trace in selfdefense. Two days later he clears with his good (and rich) friend Colin, that now that his wife is dead he is free to have sex with him - they wink at each other. They wait for the funeral because Sheldon really feels that he has to wait a bit to consummate their love (3 weeks?) - a lot of chuckling, laughter and winking follows. Maybe you noticed by now, why I disliked the end so much.This is so shallow and sad after the great start.