These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Escape from Furnace
Ho Yay - Unavoidable to the point that the characters know it themselves. In Lockdown, Alex became startled when Donovan started stripping seemingly randomly once they were both alone, and D joked, explaining it was because he loved Alex (it was really part of an escape plan). Same joke was used when Alex got rid of clothes near Zee two books later. The Skulls call Zee Alex' girlfriend, and hugs and touching and I'm-so-happy-I-can-kiss-you abound - some kissing actually happens, with Simon kissing Zee's forehead.
Foe Yay - The first half of Death Sentence is drowning on this. The warden calls Alex his, raises his head by holding his chin, touches him a lot and sits together with him in bed, talking to him with a gentleness Alex knows to be genuine. All of that more than once. And because of the nectar, Alex is prone to view the warden in a positive light and becomes happy like a puppy whenever he gets praised. Alex recalls this in Fugitives with an "I almost gave myself to him".