The premise was very interesting and I had high hopes for Systematic Seduction -- but in the end I found it to be rather more reminiscent of the usual "billionaire meets Jane Normal plus kinky sex" story than the ecological/technology suspense-thriller romance I was expecting.
Blair and Oliver were nice enough people, but given that we're talking literal end of the world, everyone is living underground and there's only so much oxygen left as a backdrop - they pale way too much in comparison. They're just not that outstanding next to how epic the setting is. The setup also feels very washed out in comparison to how reality should be when the only vestiges of humanity have been forced underground. There's mention of rationing and things not being available, yet life seems to be too ...easy and normal and how they take for granted things like showers and food and cars underground almost seems incredible.
I'm interested in how they're going to fix the world and possibly make the above-ground livable for animals and humans again, and I'm hoping that will get addressed in a future book.
Biosystems engineer Blair Adams has worked for Oliver Fairchild, CEO of Fairchild BioSystems, for seven years. And for the past two years, she’s turned him down every single time he’s asked her out. Blair has more than one secret from her past she prays will stay hidden. If Oliver discovers them, she risks losing more than her heart to her charismatic, sexy boss.
Oliver is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.
They call themselves the Weathermen…
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