Don't get me wrong, I'm all for reading a good cheesy romance novel, but this book doesn't even achieve that. The characters are poorly drawn, and completely unbelievable. The female heroine seems to be gunning for saint hood, and the male lead has gone beyond dark and brooding and was more like a petulant child. The writing is overblown, and without the redeeming sense of humor and tongue and cheek feel that might have possibly gotten this book one more star from me. The plot is full of hackyned drama, and overblown action, and in the end I found I just didn't care about any of it.