I have a major sticking point in my novel. I need the MC to spend time with a very important, but rather despicable, secondary character. He is a major driving force to the plot, and to the MC’s development. But I don’t know what could happen to make her give him the time of day. I thought I had established that she is very naïve and desperate. I thought I had established that he was other-worldly. I guess I failed, though, because a reader (not here) insists that she would not trust him. Unfortunately, I think he is right. I guess my question is this: what do you do when you character won’t do what you need her to do? Please help!