Congratulations to Mr Northcote for addressing an issue close to his heart. Starting from Scratch is the 5th book in the Housemate series. This book is the 2nd one I’ve read with a transgender person, and it is very well written. Ben started his transition 3 years ago. After a failed relationship, he meets Sid who starts out looking for a hook-up. This book deals with Ben’s insecurity as Sid is the first person who is attracted to him since his transition. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it . I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.