I admit I read a LOT of the reviews before buying this book but in the end intrigue and the author won over the bad reviews.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this. It was a bit different and mixed with a lot of different types of characters......"real" characters. The sex was hot and sizzling and the first shower scene didn't bother me at all, it really set in mind what the type of man he was and therefore allowed you to see how he grew over the course of the book.
I also enjoyed the rest of they story, with the mystery and intrigue as they worked towards solving the mystery of the murders.