I enjoyed reading all the posts. You are all correct, in analyzing and explaining why Eve fell in love with Roarke. But, please, all that aside, what normal woman, with a pulse and a brain, would not fall in love with Roarke?
A gay one, for sure. But, aside from that, I don't think I'd have liked him much in real person. He comes across as an arrogant dude a lot, and I'm not into that. He might be pretty to look at, but that ain't love.
That's pretty much my mother's reaction when she read the first book. Her first coment on Roarke was something like: "What an arrogant, controlling ass."
Well to be fair, he was an arrogant, controlling ass in the first book. It took several books for his arrogance to tone down.