As I reach final stages of editing my story in the Romance Genre I have to ask the question - Is the Antagonist Always Really Bad and Hateful, or is she a victim of circumstance, looking out for herself, following her own path at any price, no matter who gets hurt or damaged in the process?

Is it really the Antagonist's fault if she is even more beautiful, wealthier, more sexually experienced, than the Protagonist who is our main concern as a reader?