I'm going to forgo my usual the good, the bad, and the ugly routine because I want to have a more in-depth conversation about this one.
This is a story about the relationship between a straight man and his transgender girlfriend. She is what you might call pre-op, though she is not planning on getting gender reassignment. I found it a reasonable and occasionally touching account. Both are unsure, be he's willing to try, because he has a serious thing for the girl inside her male-equipped body. it covers everything from sexual to social hurdles to overcome. The sex was sallways interesting, if not always, for me, arousing. The fear she felt about being exposed was palpable.
Now, I should point out that I have very little experience with transgender people. I know one woman who sometime feels feminine and sometimes masculine. I met one woman just pre-reassignment, didn't know she was trans until later, and thought she was pretty cute. I have met one .... person ... who apparently reached adulthood as a male (the person sounds distinctly masculine, but apparently has grown their hair out) but who now prefers to be referred to as "she". On a dating site before I was married and long before I went blind, I saw a picture of a transgender woman (post-op) who I thought quite beautiful, though too far away in meatspace to approach. More than an hour's drive is just too much.
That all said, from an open-minded but rather uninformed position, the story seemed well thought out, very sensitive about the issues involved, and most of all emotionally deep. The love between the protagonist and his erstwhile girlfriend is evident, and that forms the impetus to jump the hurdles that I mentioned earlier.
If you are open-minded and/or curious, this is a must-read.