I'm not a big fan of romances however I was compelled to pick up this
book because of the cover.
I bought this book because I am a huge fan of Bruce `Batman' Wayne. And
I found many similarities between him and the protagonist Xander
Caulfield. Both of them handsome, well built, sophisticated, highly
intelligent. But most of all ruthless and relentless. I also liked the
fact that he was a self made man.
I did have a problem with the romance. The concept of sophisticated
Xander falling for blue colar Mel was an interesting premise. However
the story suffered from poor execution, especially near the beginning. I
had a really hard time believing that a man like Xander would fall for
such a sexually forward woman like Melanie. It gave the story an air of
f being forced and contrived. It would have been better if the author
had maintained the air of animosity between the two characters and then
had them be attracted to each other as the story went on. I also did
not like the fact that suddenly in the middle of the story Xander
switches from arrogant bastard to smitten suitor. The heroines constant
focus on the heroes looks were annoying. It was a like teenage girl
gushing over a pop star.
I also had a problem with the `sex scenes'. They were written as if the
author was uncomfortable about doing them. Often I found it hard to
discern what I was reading. I found none of it poetic or elegant. If
you're going to sanitize it that much. Then there's really no point in
putting the scenes in. Next time just stick to kissing or heavy petting
Anyway, as I said not a bad story. But it would have been much better if
it had been better executed.