Reviewer: midstormynight Signed
October 16, 2009
Chapter 12: Stolen Away
I don't even know where to begin this review. It's such an amazing story. I discovered it last night and couldn't put it down until I'd finished all the chapters. It's fun, witty, heartwarming, heartbreaking, jaw dropping -- every emotion under the sun. You two have written such a strong, engaging story that leaves me craving more.
I love the way you crafted not only Bella and Edward as singular characters but as a sole entity. There's a beautiful connection between them before D-Day (LOL) that leaves little doubt to their love and its abiltiy to endure a lifetime. Then you were able to shake that very foundation to its core with one of the most devastatingly honest misunderstandings. As in life, it spiralled out of control, things said and heat of the moment actions that can never be taken back. Somehow, all their repressed personal issues/insecurities funnelled their way into that catalysmic event. WOW!
I can't help but marvel at your choices with Bella's character post D-Day (PDD). She's so wonderfully damaged by everything. Her pychological trauma and subsequent reactions feel truthful. They don't feel forced and you can't help but understand her fears. LOL - And hate that they've gotten so out of control.
I can't help but love Edward's character as well. He too is so deeply damaged on numerous levels. His reactions mirror Bella's on the path he took. Both are hiding, allowing their destructive behavior to hide them from healing.
I can't wait to see how everything unravels. No doubt there's going to be laughs and tears ahead. YAY!Author's Response:
WOW! Thank you very much for this amazing review! Ellie and I have so enjoyed writing this story and how the characters have developed along the way. Reviews like only this make us want to strive harder. We have so much in store for these two characters. Thank you again, we are truly humbled by your thoughts and insights. Come join in the discussion on our thread. There are some wonderful people that hang around there and hypothesize as to where our dear characters are going.