Date: 04 May 2013 4:23 PM Title: Chapter 17
I totally adore this story, despite or because of its deeply disturbing beginning. I also totally adore Jasper and I sincerely hope that you can find it in yourself tocontinue this.
I'm glad you like this story. I know I'm slow to update. Real life has been keeping me hoping now for a long while and we were just thrown for another loop this past week. Trust me when I say this story will get finished. I write CAM for my daughter so that story has my commitment for her. This story is my guilty pleasure so I'll finish it for me. I'm just glad everyone is along with me for the ride.
Date: 21 Apr 2013 3:38 PM Title: Chapter 17
Forget divorcing Emmett. He needs to be pushing up thorns. No daisies from his grave.
I agree, or better yet just build a compost pile above his grave. Bella is still thinking in simplistic terms. She's only now finding out just how truly evil he is.
Date: 20 Apr 2013 10:43 PM Title: Chapter 17
Glad that Bella knows everything about Emmett. I do not think that Bella could have stopped Emmett from making her his wife. Even if Bella was thinkng straight after Edward died. I still think that Emmett would have gone after Bella until he got her. And with that maybe alot of other people would have died too. She is still going to have a hard life ahead of her if Emmett's family is a controlling and deadly as Peter makes them out to be. If I were Peter I would be worried about me family being so close to Bella.
The only reassurance Peter has right now about his own family's safety is that Charlotte and Bella wisely kept their friendship a secret. No one is aware of their tie. Charlotte also gave Bella her SUV to drive when she left Chicago. James also gave her advice on how to disappear. Emmett has no clue where she is or who helped her leave him. That won't last...
Date: 20 Apr 2013 12:57 PM Title: Chapter 17
Goodness, Emmett just keeps getting worse and worse. Stay safe Peter, it looks like Emmett will do anything to keep Bella. Bella stay strong, and do everything in your power to become the woman you want to be.
Yes he does. Bella is surrounded by good people now who will help her heal...but don't count Emmett out just yet.
Date: 19 Apr 2013 10:19 PM Title: Chapter 17
Wonderful. Bella is opening up again and reaching out for life tentatively. And Jasper seems to be her key. His very prescence is so real to her that he seems to ground her. Now she is able, with Peter's help, to hear and deal with the truth. Hopefully, she will stay at the ranch. If she fears for anyone in her life because of Emmett, she just might try to take off in an effort to keep them safe.
Lovin' every word! Thank you!
Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Bella and Jasper need to actually communicate with each other instead of assuming how the other feels. Neither wants to upset the other and all their doing is making the other feel even worse.
Date: 14 Jan 2013 11:44 AM Title: Chapter 16
Yay!!! Thank you for updating. I can't wait to read the next chapter. I never thought I would be invested in a Bella/Jasper story, but you have me hooked!
I'm glad you like it. I live in a small town in Texas so I know a few cowboys personally. My Jasper is a combination of the best parts of each of them.
Date: 13 Jan 2013 11:52 PM Title: Chapter 16
So happy to read your update! This story has such heart! I know what you mean about having less time. My own daughter is a sophomore in college - she lives at home. I swear I have less time now than when she was in high school!
Jasper here is a true character! He feels seriously and yet won't take a step closer to Bella. His sense of honor is marvelous and it takes a ribbing from his brother-in-law to get him moving. I love it! He is the solid guy Bella truly needs to let her believe in men and life again. Thanks for all your hard work. I'm looking forward to more!
I don't know if it holds true in your house, but I feel like I can't ask for as much help from my daughter when she comes home to visit as I expected from her in high school. Even over Christmas when she didn't have any studying to do, I still didn't get much help and she always wanted to spend the weekends shopping or going to movies with me. I'm certainly not going to turn down any opportunity that she picks me to spend time with over friends.lol!
I live in a small town in Texas and know several 'cowboys'. My Jasper is based on some of the best parts of all of them...along with the stubborn mulehead that seems to be a large part of every one of them as well.
Date: 13 Jan 2013 10:00 PM Title: Chapter 16
I missed you! Good that you're back.
Jasper is so worried about Bella, and Bella really needs someone to love her.
Yes she does and a handsome, hardheaded cowboy will do just the trick. Thanks for being patient with me. Mic
Date: 13 Jan 2013 8:44 PM Title: Chapter 16
this is going to be a slooooow burn isn't it. She is going to be so skittish and he has a little chip on his shoulder.
Well if he'd pull his head out of his ass and not make her feel like he hates her, he might stand a better chance. What would you think if every time you walked into a room someone left? It's not so much a chip on his shoulder as it is that he's just to stubborn and blind to see beyond his own nose. I promise not to drag out their song & dance.
Date: 30 Dec 2012 11:42 PM Title: Chapter 15
I know I've been mia for a while. All I can say is real life kicked my ass this year. I'm working on the next chapter now and hope to have it up next week. Have a happy new year!
Date: 22 Nov 2012 5:12 PM Title: Chapter 15
Great update. Love Maria! Hit the nail on the head when it was said that she was a force of nature. And, can you imagine being tired enough to sleep 24 hours straight? WOW!
I'm glad you're enjoying the story. I've only been that tired twice in my lifetime and one of them involved allergy meds that knocked me out. I'm working on the next chapter and hope to have it up by next week. Happy New Year!
Date: 16 Nov 2012 9:16 AM Title: Chapter 1
I just saw this story today & all 15 chapters!!
Love the story....what is your posting schedule so I will know when to look for an update?
I'm glad you're enjoying the story so far. Unfortunately I don't have a posting schedule. I keep trying, but real life gets in the way. I work full-time and have a disabled husband to care for so writing comes in spurts of time. I'm trying to get at least one more chapter up by Christmas for LOMO and CAM, but no promises.
Date: 28 Oct 2012 6:31 PM Title: Chapter 15
So happy to get your update! We have a superstorm here and this was more than a lovely way to forget what is going on. Thank you! I love Maria here.
A couple of authors with TWCS are stuck in Austin because of cancelled flights to the upper east coast. Stay safe!
Date: 28 Oct 2012 4:47 PM Title: Chapter 15
Poor Bella. I am glad that she listened to Charlotte and went to Charlotte's family. I just hope that Charlotts knows how dangerous Emmett is and will keep a watch on him. Glad that Bella has Maria and Jasper looking after her. Loved Maria's comment about Jasper having a bug up his butt. lol.
I'm enjoying writing Jasper and Maria in this story...my "Texas" is showing.
Date: 28 Oct 2012 8:52 AM Title: Chapter 15
she is going to be very skittish now, I hope she finds peace soon. I can't believe I am saying this, but I hope Emmett dies a painful death ... soon.
Emmett will get his...eventually. In the meantime Bella needs to do some healing...preferrably with a hot cowboy.
Date: 27 Oct 2012 11:24 PM Title: Chapter 15
Great chapter !! Its nice to see that Bella finally has somewhere she can feel at peace in ! This is off topic, but I was wondering if the sequel to the Darkness of Perfection will be out soon ?? Can't wait for the next chapter :)
Thanks! The sequel to Darkness will be out late 2013. I'm working on it as quickly as I can.
Date: 27 Oct 2012 11:18 PM Title: Chapter 15
i am glad she is safe. thank god charlotte and bella never made their friendship public. it is safe for both of them.
marie is such a sweet women and how sweet for her to hold bella and be there for her. she really needs that right now. i bet emmett is so furious and i hope he is dealt with. cause if he ever finds bella again she is as good as dead just to make an example of her
We haven't seen the last of Emmett, but it will be a while. I'm glad you're enjoying the story.
Date: 27 Oct 2012 10:56 PM Title: Chapter 15
Glad you decided to come back to this story.
I hope Emmett pay for his crimes, he is a monster!
Bella deserves to be happy, I hope she and Jasper loves.
Emmett will get his. We just need to give Bella some time to heal...with the help of a certain cowboy.
Date: 06 Sep 2012 10:14 PM Title: Chapter 14
Loved the update/recap;. It was a good way to handle coming back to the story. Your Jasper is a great character. All m-a-n but very sweet. Have to say that I love that Charlotte was yelling at him too. LOL Can't say that I blame her.
Can't wait to meet Maria Whitlock and read what she has to say about everything.
I'm glad you liked it. It seemed a good way to get back into it and to show what kind of man Jasper is. Like any well raised southern man, he's quick to temper, doesn't stop to think before he opens his mouth, but a heart of gold.
Date: 24 Aug 2012 7:27 PM Title: Chapter 14
wow jasper I can see why your so harsh but my goodness
i am glad char was able to get ahold of you and bella is staying the one night. my heart was breaking and was in fear if bella was sent away and if all the light and hope in her would be gone. i am hoping bella gets her wits about her and is able to heal and figure out what her next step should be. she still has so far to go
I'm glad you liked it. It always helps to be able to get inside someone's head to see why they act the way they do. Jasper is protective of his family, but doesn't always think before he acts...typical of most men. lol!
Now to see if Bella will stay for more than one night and give this cowboy a chance to prove he's not an ass.
Date: 20 Aug 2012 6:34 PM Title: Chapter 14
ok first off... heehee jasper's horse is named 'dp'! too funny! or maybe i'm just sick minded! yeah probably...
well i guess i can get why he is being an ass, and he is trying to make up for it...
I didn't even think of that when I named his horse. I was thinking Dr Pepper (it's a big deal at Baylor University where my daughter is going this year).
I'm glad you liked it. Nobody's perfect but when that imperfection comes in Wranglers, boots and a cowboy hat I don't mind so much. Yummy!
Date: 20 Aug 2012 9:55 AM Title: Chapter 14
Welcome back, and congrats on the weddings and college girl! My youngest started his senior yr of high school today and I am both excited and sad lol.
I loved this chapter, its nice seeing JPOV and to see the kind of man he is. Good things to come with him I think. Now to kill off Emmett (Never thought I would say that about Emmy bear sigh)
I'm glad you liked it. Nobody's perfect but when that imperfection comes in Wranglers, boots and a cowboy hat I don't mind so much. Yummy! Don't worry, Emmett will get his in the end...I really owe him a "hero" story after this.
Date: 20 Aug 2012 12:22 AM Title: Chapter 14
So glad to see you back! (Thought you might be off writing another book...LOL.)
I'm excited to see what's coming next!
Oh, I'm doing that too...two actually! I figure if my head is stuck in 4 different realities between LOMO, CAM and two novels I won't be able to be depressed about my empty nest.
Date: 19 Aug 2012 7:13 PM Title: Chapter 14
Loved Jasper's perspective on their first meeting. I am so happy everything went well this year with your family - congratulations! I'm also delighted to be able to continue the story. I love the depth and raw emotions it produces. Ihave a feeling that might go up even higher now that Jasper is in the mix! Thank you so much for updating! Told you we'd be waiting!
I'm glad you like Jasper. He's going to be a lot of fun to write. Thanks for your patience.
Date: 30 Jul 2012 9:36 PM Title: Chapter 13
Please please continue your story! You have me hooked!
I promise the story isn't on hiatus or abandoned. My oldest daughter got married in Dec and 2 weeks after our middle daughter announced her engagement. Her wedding is this weekend. Right after that we move our youngest off to college. My summer has been a juggle of wedding and dorm shopping. As soon as it's over (and I have my empty nest meltdown) I'll be able to focus on writing again.
I did post a o/s I wrote back in April for NKH if you haven't read it yet. Thanks for being patient with me during this chaotic time.
Date: 18 Jun 2012 9:12 PM Title: Chapter 13
you realy know how to make a girl desperate waiting for the next chapter, hope it wont be too long a wait, keep up the good work
RL is kicking my butt right now so writing is slower than a snail's pace. One daughter heading off to college and another getting married (within 2 weeks of the other) is sucking the life out of my summer. I have been working on the chapter as time allows and am hoping to get it up by next week.
I'm glad you're enjoying it. This one will be Jasper's pov. ;)
Date: 13 May 2012 2:18 PM Title: Chapter 13
Nothing wrong with a Jasper/Bella story and I am so totally Team Edward! But I am not obtuse in that I cannot enjoy another good pairing and this story ROCKS. LOL
I love all that "ma'am" - ing that Jasper is doing! *sigh* I am a sucker for a good ole southern boy!
Glad you like my Jasper. More to come soon!
Date: 15 Apr 2012 8:50 AM Title: Chapter 13
I love your writing, becoming a fan with the perfect wife . I didn't want to like it, but I soon found out I couldn't get enough. I am a married mother of 3 boys and would never condone them treating a girl like some of these guys do, but I love your stories just the same. I have hung in with story and have to admit I get giddy when I see your update. Please don' t stop! I Want to see how this ends.
I promise not to stop. I love writing ff as much as I do writing my own novels. I appreciate my fans who stick with me thru the dark parts of my stories and slow updates.
I'm hoping to get the next chapter up by mid-May along with the next chapter for CAM by next weekend. RL is about to get out of control again with our youngest daughter graduating high school and all the end of year stuff, getting her off to college and our middle daughter's wedding in August. I'm also working on 2 novels for release next year.
Date: 13 Apr 2012 9:28 PM Title: Chapter 13
Brilliant idea having Jasper react harshly when Bella arrives. It takes her reaction to his words and volume for him to realize who she really is. Trusting Jasper is in many ways Bella's first step on a road to recovery. It is a true leap of faith. Thou also give the reader a true sense of Jasper here. He's tough, protective, but a true gentleman inside. He hates that he frightened Bella. She could have been met calmly, easily,and gently but you did so-o much better! Kudos!!
Thanks! I'm so glad you liked Jasper's introduction. Having a "polite meeting over tea" just didn't fit for the kind of man Bella is going to need. She needs someone who is willing to protect her.
Plus it just felt more real. First impressions aren't always the best.
Date: 13 Apr 2012 1:36 PM Title: Chapter 13
Oh, I love a good J/B story!
Very nice image of him on the horse...yeah. Can't wait to see how things unfold in this story. And I'm so very happy that she was able to get away from Emmett.
I thought it made a great first impression. Did you catch the misdirection with the horse description? Just a little fun. ;)
Date: 13 Apr 2012 11:42 AM Title: Chapter 13
I started reading this story, and could not stop, she is amazing!
I never thought I'd like a story where Edward died, a story in which Emmett is the villain, but I love this story so much.
Sorry my English, I am Brazilian, I just wanted to say how much I like your fics.
I'm glad you like the story. I try to do the unexpected so readers don't feel like they're reading the same story over and over.
Date: 13 Apr 2012 8:20 AM Title: Chapter 13
Absolutely. I am a diehard E/B fan but your story is so diobolically evil (Emmett murdering Edward the way he did & took such pleasure in it), that I couldn't stop reading.
Having Jasper not related to Rosalie & having darker hair helps.
Really good story - looking forward to more but I have to tell you, the way you wrote the first love between Edward & Bella was beautiful.
My daughter says she still gets chills when she thinks about Emmett telling Edward he was going to kill him and then whistling after.
There are some great pics of Jackson Rathbone with dark hair (natural) that are just downright hawt! I had to use that as my muse instead of blonde from the movies (that changed with every one).
Date: 13 Apr 2012 7:27 AM Title: Chapter 13
oh you throw me for a loop on the good guy/bad guy situation from the very beginning, and I was still hoping Edward would come out of hiding lol. Ok, though, Jasper standing tall in the saddle w/ the sun shining behind him has all the makings of a really good hero. Then he blows it by being a dick to her lmao. Lets see how this works out for them...
Thanks for good read
most men stick their foot in their mouth on a regular basis and screw things up. I figured I'd let Jasper get his idiocy on the table right off so he can spend the rest of the story making up for it and proving he's a hero. ;)
Date: 13 Apr 2012 1:37 AM Title: Chapter 13
i loved it as always i cankt wait to get to know jasper. i hope charlotte and james are safe especially james js. until next time. ikll donate soon so i can read your contribution.
Next chapter we get to hear from Jasper.
Date: 13 Apr 2012 1:12 AM Title: Chapter 13
Bella has a lot of heeling to do inside and outside
Yes she does and a peaceful setting with a hawt cowboy may be just what the doctor ordered. After Jasper makes up for being an ass.
Date: 13 Apr 2012 12:45 AM Title: Chapter 13
wow not a great first meeting jasper
i am glad bella is staying
god knows if em gets ahold of her again it could be the last time
her days are numbered with him. now that she has run off i'd say he would need to make an example of her.
Emmett won't give up without a fight...but he has to find her first.
Date: 12 Apr 2012 9:11 PM Title: Chapter 13
You have made my night by posting a new chapter! I have been unable to get your story out of my mind since I was sucked into the world that you have created with these beloved characters. GAH! I even dreamed about it and I've never done that with a fanfiction before! I just can't get enough!
Thanks for letting me invade your dreams. Hopefully Jasper will inspire good dreams going forward. ;)
Date: 09 Apr 2012 9:03 AM Title: Chapter 12
Interesting making James the good guy in the fic. I like the change.
Charlotte is smart in sending Bella to Texas. In her car and to Jasper. Can't wait to see what all happens with that.
And, why do I get the feeling that James is going to do harm to Emmett? And, why hasn't he already? Seems like he doesn't care for him.
Can't wait to read what happens next.
It's hard to create a good suspenseful story when we all know who the good guys and bad guys are before the story begins. I wanted to shake it up a bit. James has his own agenda which will come out later.
Date: 19 Mar 2012 4:50 AM Title: Chapter 12
ooooo i had been holding out hope that Edward wasn't really dead but i am a sucker for a Jasper/Bella fic so this is good too.
Everyone was hoping I'd bring Edward back, unfortunately he's dead & buried in this story. I love J/B pairings almost as much as E/B.
Date: 19 Mar 2012 1:17 AM Title: Chapter 12
so jasper is her hea. wow wasn't expecting that
i like that james is helping her. i hope he is on the up and up and not screwing her over. he knew her dad's password so again i am praying he is a good guy and will make em pay and not bella
i sure hope she makes it to texas. she has been through so much
Next chapter will be in Texas & we meet Jasper.
Date: 18 Mar 2012 10:27 PM Title: Chapter 12
I loved the chapter. Can't wait for Bella to meet up w/ Jasper. I never though of having a safeword with my kids....thanks for the great advice.
I'm glad you like the chapter. Jasper will be making his grand entrance in the next chapter. You're welcome for the advice. The person who took me as a child still lives in a neighboring city so it was the only way to assure our childrens' safety. We never knew if this person would pursue my children. We've been fortunate.
Date: 18 Mar 2012 9:12 PM Title: Chapter 12
Sorry reposting my review...couldn't stand my mistakes! Glad you got her away from the a-hole for now...bring on Jas! Thanks for making James good for a change!
No sweat! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Jasper will make his grand entrance in the next chapter. I think James is hot so I wanted to do something nice with him this time around.
Date: 18 Mar 2012 9:01 PM Title: Chapter 12
YIPPEE For Jasper gonna be in it. Wow James is an actual good guy??? Cool. Hope she gets all the money from Em and then a bus runs his arse over.
Trust me I have plans for how to deal with Emmett. I thought it would be a good twist to not make James the automatic bad guy in this story.