I suspect that the author of the review is just a touch offended at the choice of villain (Dude. Spoilers!), but the man does have a point about the pinups. That’s a bit… freaky, really.
Still: the thought of Palin, Obama, and McCain as a steam-cyborg hero team against a worldwide conspiracy?
That’s just cute.
PS: Out of curiosity, when did the romance genre start mining steampunk, fantasy, science fiction, and – most relentlessly – horror?