She then starts with the heroine being 7 and growing up with a passion to live life to the fullest. She blames on the "Chandler trait". In her youth she believed that what she does is right and come on! Don't we all? That's what being young is all about, you are restless, think you are always right, and if it's first love, ah! you can NEVER be wrong no matter what the signals are. Brandewyne does try to show that, but then again, you have to read between the lines. Also her being a woman-child, I mean come-on! She's just SEVENTEEN for goodness sake. She doesn't know the rights front he wrongs as she admits in the book saying that although she did so things wrong, if she was given the chance to change them, she won't for that's what made her WHO she is.
Then here's the complain about the hero; being to ruthless, coldhearted, and according to the heroine, hot-tempered. But then again, you only get the picture of what the heroine feels about the hero. Remember, she doesn't love him (yet) and if you don't love someone, will you go on praising them? NO! He might seem a bit rough when he pulls her in his "iron grip", but when is the setting taking place? In the 1840's. It was a male-dominated world. Women were there for male pleasure ONLY. But his "iron grip" justifies for itself, for he maybe hot tempered, seem dangerous with the Gypsy look, but he DID and DOES love her. If you again Read Between the Lines, you'll see and he has been loving her since he was a boy of 13 and she only 7. He's a guy, so showing his feeling for another may not be that easy as it is for girls. So, although it might seem like it, he's not a 'one-dimensional' character.