This romance is pretty much standard for this genre in the old days. Jerky guy somehows turns on reasonably nice woman. Sparks fly because jerky guy is super attractive. Reasonably nice woman then finds out that jerky guy is either “misunderstood” or hiding some kind secret all of which exonerates his behavior. She does have some responsiblity for this, since she was so darn attractive and “led him on”. Naturally, jerky guy knows she really wants him. Cue the music.