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Jennifer Lawler

Nancy, it sounds like you’re doing a good job of being a proxy for the reader. I recently worked on a romance where the heroine’s interaction with a male character in the first chapter had me convinced he was going to be the hero, but then he disappeared for the rest of the book. I kept waiting for him to show up again! This type of unintentional signaling is very common.