I keep getting feedback that one of my characters is inconsistent. However, this comes from the same group that thinks my MC is incapable of picking strawberries on her own because she's "just a woman," so I'm not sure I trust this feedback. Hence, I'm asking all of you. Calamity Jane is/was a whore. She has vocational sex in chapters 1, 2 & 4. However, she does not like her job as a whore, so she signs on with Jesse James and the Younger Brothers. By chapter 11 she's well on her way to developing a relationship with Jim Younger. In chapter 14, she and Jim finally have sex. It was pointed out in chapter 14 that this was inconsistent behavior for Jane, who displayed an ardent dislike of sex early in the book. I blew off those comment thinking there was a world of difference between vocational and avocational sex, so it would not necessarily be inconsistent to not like one, but enjoy the other. I got this feedback again in chapter 17. At the beginning of the chapter Jane and Jim head into town on their own and take a room under the guise of a married couple. The village wives notice Jane doesn't wear a ring and the men folk notice Jim is particularly adept at the card tables. Because Jane and Jim seem like an unlikely couple they assume that he won her in a hand of cards, so she isn't really his wife. Lacking a village whore of their own, two men approach Jane and demand sex, if not for pay, then taken by force. Jane refuses to the extent that they find themselves buried in the back forty. However, at the end of the chapter Jane happily snuggles up to Jim, looking forward to a roll in the hay. Unfortunately, there's no time for that because they need to skip town before those bodies are discovered. Is this actually inconsistent?