Wavering btwn 3 1/2-4 stars here. Thought no alpha hero of KA's worlds could be better than Tate. Yet, reading Mystery Man, Hawk has come in as a close second. Loved the heroine, Gwen, in this one. She seemed ditzy/too girly at times,but I thought she learned quickly and didn't make too many stupid errors. She also provided a good balance for the sexy Latino machismo that was Hawk, I mean he liked her semi-diva act and liked to keep her in her diva shoes, etc. He was all about control, she was all about excess (w/ her cookie-dough to the max LOL). One less star for the heroine sleeping with her guy for a year w/o knowing even his name though (reckless). Hey, only in fiction, I hope.