G is for Grove (Scarlett Grove)
Corey decided that he was not going to fall in love or marry his fated mate because he thought it was “just a bunch of heartache and drama”. He was fine for others to find love and happiness, but not in the cards for him.
Willow is an author who signed up for mate.com as a way to do research for a book she was writing. Months later, she received a message saying that she was matched with her fated mate. She was intrigued enough to travel to check him out.
I do not know exactly how to describe this story. It was cute enough. While I understand Corey was annoyed with his friends for setting him up, he was such a jerk to Willow in the beginning. It was only after he realized she was in danger that his protective instincts were awakened.
I know I am supposed go along with the idea that the “fated mates” theory makes up for any way the hero treats the heroine in the past, but in this instance I felt that his negative attitude just rubbed me the wrong way. He was hot and then cold and then hot again.
To Willow’s credit, she did try distance herself from him since he could not figure out what he wanted.
In the end, I think I would have not forgiven him for how he treated her in the beginning.
YES! I know this is fiction, but as I have said before, I get really involved in the characters’ lives. I don’t care if the author has her heroine forgiving the hero, I am petty enough to still be holding a grudge against an imaginary character. He does try to redeem himself in the end, but I was done with him by then.