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In the first book, Bailey was just a fun and sassy female character. Unfortunately, in this second book, Bailey deflates into a foolish, self-destructive and boring wimp who allowed a selfish jerk to degrade her. Why, why, why would the author create such an engaging personality, then make her act like an idiot?
Likewise in book 1, Vaughn seemed to be a decent, responsible man who liked and respected women. Vaughn's dad was a true gentleman who genuinely loved his mother, never remarrying after her death. So it was surprising that Vaughn could only enjoy sex when he was controlling and humiliating his partners.
The "love" scenes were cold and calculating, rather than sensual or erotic with the emphasize on control and power, as if sex is a contest with winners and losers. It was sad and depressing that an unhealthy relationship, in which Vaughn's needs and desires were all that matter, was romanticized.
Even more disappointing were the constant references to Bailey being overwhelmed by owning a business. Suddenly Bailey was too weak to handle the stress and responsibilities of managing an inn, although she had been running the successful business for years.
Why did Bailey have to be "dumbed down", suggesting that intelligent, confident women are not attractive or lovable. Although the author is incredibly gifted, creating wonderful supporting characters in a unique setting, her opinion of women appears to be archaic.
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Can't wait till the next one in series comes out!! Beautiful written. Love how she pulls at your heart strings!!