Slow Heat To Heaven
1. Just about every time the feisty female does something to show she's feisty, rather than a passive girly girl, it ends up basically a disaster. Someone has to help her, usually the hero. But she doesn't trust him through just about the end of the story.
2. She's fired the hero because of lack of trust or just showing him who's boss not once but THREE FREAKING TIMES. Every time she gets annoyed, she orders him off the premises, even though he's the only one who can do the job. He wanders back, she pouts and yells and there they go again.
3. The hero is more than a jerk. He's a jerk's jerk. Everyone over at amazon points to his "I shoulda raped you when I could have" remark, but a dumb remark like that in passing is nothing compared to the way he uses females and struts around.
3a his name is Cash.
4. Brown's newer books are so much better. Why don't I read one of them?
5. The Belle Terre southern manor they all fight over, in fact the whole whole bayou -- all sounds like a bad Disney set. Along with so much sweating.
6. There's the unnamed bad person who shows up in scenes all the time. Bad, cheating habit. Cheatin' cheatin' writin'.
7. Women are victims or bitches. All. Of. Them. They have no lives, no souls separate from the men.
8. Best gay friend. At least he's not twee. He is tortured, etc.
10. The frequent references to "ethnic" Huh. If you live in Louisiana, eating gumbo, would you think mmm this is yummy ethnic food?