There are times in stories where protagonists make questionable choices, even hurtful decisions, against those they love. Whether in a moment of pique or trapped in their own pain, these actions can add much drama and angst to a rooting couple’s story yet the reaction for some readers is a line was crossed that can’t be fixed.
Recently, I read a book by a favorite author of mine, Cameron Dane, titled Maddie and Wyn. I love her stories as she's great with showcasing her characters' emotions. She tends to write mostly m/m romances but she does occasionally write m/f and ménage novels. What follows below are mild spoilers for that book and another by the author. Maddie and Wyn is a continuation of Dane’s Seeking Redemption series and boy did the male protagonist have things he needed to make up for regarding his past behavior with the female protagonist. I liked their story as the angst is good and the characters are nicely complex. Upon completion, I decided to leave a review on Goodreads and imagine my surprise at seeing irate comments about the male protagonist and his ‘cheating.’