I will add it is still an interesting story, frustrating but interesting
She had thought he had gone back to spend the winter with her father before setting out again. After all, who would simply wait out the winter like this? Who was that patient and that determined? Broken Axe. Broken Axe could fight even the highland winters to a standstill. All this time he had been there, keeping his distance, holding to the word of promise he gave to Loud Thunder. But that word cut her as much as him, for midwinter was past now, the year climbing back towards the warmth of the sun. Spring was on the distant horizon and, with spring, he would come for her.
Tchaikovsky, Adrian. The Tiger and the Wolf (Echoes of the Fall Book 1) (p. 247). Pan Macmillan. Kindle Edition.
Gosh, part of what keeps me reading now is needing to know what the heck is up with Broken Axe