The problem is the conflict between HeartMates -- there always is one in a romance, so it will take me a while to figure that one out. Perhaps overprotectiveness and believing he is always doing the right thing for Avellana despite her feelings.
That could probably work due to the hideous episode in their past. But, of course, no strong woman would like having decisions made for her
And I think I've given you all another wonderful manchild to root for in Heart Search...not to mention one of Danith and T'Ash's daughters and Ruis and Ailim Elder's oldest...
There's an ARC up on Brenda Novak's auction...
Love to all,