Rather than admit defeat with Jonathan, his father then employs a hotshot executive Marco Pellegrini to more or less tutor Jonathan in how to run the company. Jonathan just isn't interested, and once Marco is there, he makes the decision that he was going to leave that life behind and start a new one.
Once Jonathan begins his new life, he is happier than he has ever been, and has manged to feel better about himself, especially as he has lost weight and got himself contact lenses. He is then booked onto a LGBT Cruise by his cousin, and who does he meet there by Marco - who doesn't recognise him.
Jonathan doesn't tell Marco who he really is, and although he loves all the time he is spending with Marco, he knows that he must tell him the truth, but he is enjoying the attention and for being loved for who he is - something that his father never did.
As they disembark from the cruise ship, Marco has someone waiting for him - Frederick Vallen (Jonathan's father), and then Marco realises that Jonathan has been lying to him and wants absolutely nothing else to do with him. He won't listen to anything that Jonathan has to say.
Jonathan is then heart broken, and was trying everything he could think of to try and win Marco back - but strangely it was something his father did that gave Jonathan the ultimate way to show Marco how much he wants a life with him......
I really did enjoy this book, even though as it began Jonathan was not leading the life he wanted. However, it showed his determination to change his life, and do things how he wanted.