The machismo overflowing from this book is definitely not my thing, and the romance was mostly powered by a stupid misunderstanding, but the story overall was gripping, and there were lots of interesting characters (what's really weird is that I liked Saxton and Layla, for instance, more than the MCs), so I can't give it less than 4 stars either.
PS. What's with all the product placement in this book? Clothes, drinks, cars, cosmetics etc, everything described precisely by the product's name in the real world... I hope the author's at least getting some money for this?