I wasn't charmed by Andre like others. I thought he was too much of an arrogant rich man trying to buy everybody's love for my liking. But then again I don't care for the character of a town that's filthy rich and shows off their money by buying up the entire town. He seemed to want to buy Rose with charity. He gave her mixed messages and then at the end the reason they weren't together 20 years ago was as dumb and stupid as the reason he tried to keep them apart now. Her brother deserved comeuppance for his devious part in that plan. The fact his opinion changed like a bolt of lightning was a story plot I never bought in any story I ever read. That's how almost every couple gets together in a romance and I hate the plot twist more than anything in a romance. An idiot is going to act like an idiot until a bolt of lightning all of a sudden changes their opinion the other party in the romance takes the change without any doubt and they fall into each other's arms with a HEA. Please!! If a man did that to me I sure would make him work for a second chance let alone a THIRD chance he so did not deserve. Especially if twice the arrogant idiot tried to make the decisions FOR me instead of WITH me would make me question that he didn't ever really love me or trust me in the first place so to have him do it a second time would have me wondering how much he ever really can love me.
I wish authors would write a romance without the bolt of lightning that all of a sudden changes their way of thinking. Nobody has those. They are gradual and that's how a romance is SUPPOSED to be. Don't go with the lazy cheap ending just so you can get to the end of your book. Don't make me read the entire book of stupidity just to get to a total of 5 sentences of "I've changed my opinion I had 5 seconds ago and now I want a future with you" and then "Okay lets get married I forgive you" to "You are married and THE END". How is that a romantic satisfying end after reading an ENTIRE book of stupid "we can't be together" crap?
This story would've been really nice for a late in life romance that was a second chance if Andre who is supposed to be so smart actually came to his conclusion a lot earlier and worked at wooing Rose and her trust to a satisfying end. Instead it took until the VERY end of the book for him to change his opinion he had from 5 seconds prior and she just accepted it without any hesitation. THAT IS NOT A SATISFYING CONCLUSION!
I also didn't care for Andre's arrogance about buying Blye a new home to satisfy that brat Cora. In real life a proud man would never accept charity of an entirely new house just to satisfy a bratty childish selfish brat who only cares about herself and her career. Again something else the richest man in town would do without regard to a man's pride. I will be sure to stay away from that romance because I have a feeling I won't like the umpteenth praising of how wonderful and amazing Cora is and reading her total disrespect for the man she is SUPPOSED to be falling in love with. And how no doubt Blye will be the bad guy in that romance since poor wittle Cora is only trying to help the poor man and he should be grateful of her and the richest man in town.