Taste really IS subjective. I love this deck and I only WISH I were a teenager
When I got this deck , I gave up reading the names of the cards. Simply. I sometimes do but mostly, I analyze the expressions. This guy, to me is not reluctant AT ALL, he is cunning and playing it for the girl. He is probably thinking, let me pretend I am weak/fragile, and fearful so she will coax me and be by my side. Chicks like guys like that. Besides, she will think she was the one responsible for making me do it !
As to he mouse, it reflects his mousy personality. The one he's trying to sell, that is.