Painted Faces - L.H. Cosway This is very well developed friends to lovers story. This is the unconventional story of Freda and Nicholas (aka Viv). Freda, is the girl next door with a dark, witty sense of humor. Nicholas, is the handsome boy who moves in next door - whom works as a drag queen. Their journey was realistically written. It will make your heart ache and also make you smile. Each character has flaws and weaknesses that make them that much more endearing. I found myself profoundly touched by their story. Five fabulous stars ;))