|Reviews for Trust|
| Wyntirsno chapter 21 . 4/30/2010
Wow that was great, I can't believe Callie didn't trust Frank enough to show him the picture. Poor Vanessa I hope she will finally be able to get over everything that has happened to her. Joe will eventually learn to completely trust Frank again right? Love this series of stories.
| special agent Ali chapter 20 . 12/6/2009
You are amazing. This feels so real to me. I love that. Some writers make it lovey dovey to please people and you don't. Again, love that.
I love Frank forgave Callie and Joe's intense anger. Poor Vanessa the girl never gets a break. So far, you nearly killed her, got her raped and now her best friend broke her heart and got her kidnapped
I feel bad for Vanessa. poor kid
| Calathiel of Mirkwood chapter 21 . 9/6/2008
Oh, this was so good! I had no idea you'd written another but I'm so glad I found it! It was a lovely piece from beginning to end. :) You write emotion so well.
| MissMe113 chapter 21 . 9/1/2008
Aw, great ending!
I loved it!
The whole story was great, and this chapter was the cherry on top!
I loved the whole scene between Frank and Joe.
I'm excited to start reading Vanished!
| KneazleXXX chapter 21 . 8/31/2008
wow i can't beleive the story is done already. :P that didn't take long. aha well i'm excited for the next story so post it soon please!
| pallysamp88 chapter 21 . 8/30/2008
great ending hated to see end but hey cant wait to see the new one:)..pally
| HelenLouise chapter 21 . 8/30/2008
Amazing, incredible, stunning, superb, fantastic, awesome!
That doesn't even come close to describing how much I loved this story.
That last chapter was one of my very favourites. So emotional, so intense.
And no convenient 'quick-fix'. I LOVED the conversation between the brothers. It was so real; so true to life. But it also gave the hope that they WILL get there. It will just take time - for all of them.
I genuinely can't wait for the next installment.
| TraSan chapter 21 . 8/30/2008
Oof, rather a bittersweet ending there, my dear. Wonderful, yet tinged with a bit of heartbreak.
That final conversation needed to take place, but another one will too eventually - for Frank and Joe to get back to where they need to be.
Awesome story. Count me in for the next one!
| Jane chapter 21 . 8/30/2008
I loved all your books and your an amazing writer. Can't wait till the next one comes. Thanks so much for writing them. Keep it up.
| Polaris'05 chapter 21 . 8/29/2008
Waah! Such a great story... such a great ending! I'm so saddened that they've lost so much between them, but so excited that there's already another story coming! They're BOTH lucky to have each other as a brother. I'd take either one of 'em! :)
"You don't trust me anymore. Not like you used to." SO SAD! I can't imagine how hurt Frank is, especially knowing that in a way, he did kind of bring it on himself. (Hate to say it, but what can I do?) My poor, poor Frank. And Joe, of course! Frank was all he had sometimes, so to lose that is just killing the poor kid! I mean, if he can't even talk about it to Frank... *sniff*
TERRIFIC story, Red! I can't wait to see what you've got cooked up next!
| josie hardy chapter 21 . 8/29/2008
I agree, Pandora is a great story. *seconds the recommendation*
I had to review, it's the last chapter. Already :-/
"Are you sure Vanessa is ready for that?" Frank asked, concerned. He felt that he and Callie had already set Vanessa’s recovery back quite a bit and didn’t want to do any more damage. - poor Vanessa :( But at least they realize it, maybe they can help her and Joe can have some help with helping her. Did that make sense? :P
‘At least he didn’t kill her,’ Frank thought wryly. ‘That’s a good sign.’ - Lol! :D Very good sign.
Frank felt as if a knife had just been plunged into his heart. "But you don’t trust me anymore. Not like you used to." Frank said it as a statement; it was no longer an unanswered question. - :( so sad. But so realistic, unfortunately :-/ You're good :p
It's the same thing again... "perfect" Frank makes one mistake and look what it does to everyone. *hugs*
Joe remained silent, trying to stay in control. All the pain he’d suppressed for so long came roaring to the surface, ripping open wounds that had barely begun to heal. - I could be wrong, but... Joe and Vanessa are almost parallels here. They're both dealing with big issues that might have happened a while ago, but neither of them are over it yet.
While she agreed that they would have to discuss it eventually, she suggested waiting until he had really been able to accept what had happened to him as a small child and started to move past it. By then, she told him, the wounds from Frank’s betrayal would have started to heal. He would be able to talk to his brother more rationally and much less painfully. - you broke Joe! :( At least he told Frank that the therapist said it, and Frank's not just left to think he's avoiding it...
"I hope so," Joe whispered. "I know I want to." - you HAVE to! :p
"Everything," Joe answered, knowing despite the lies and the betrayals, he had still been blessed with a brother he wasn’t quite sure he deserved. "All things considered, I’m pretty lucky to have a brother like you."
As Frank watched his brother’s retreating back, he shook his head. ‘You’re so wrong, little brother. I’m the lucky one.’
Looking down at his right index finger, he thought of a summer’s day almost fifteen years ago and realized nothing, not even his own demons, could destroy the bond he shared with Joe. - AW that was such a sweet ending! You're gonna make me cry again, you meanie :p How dare you be so good.
What do you mean, another one? I'm not sure I can handle another one! :p And it's Friday today! :o *goes to read something funny to cheer herself up first :P* I mean, no offence - it's actually a compliment - but your stories are so emotionally draining, sheesh :p
| Cherylann Rivers chapter 21 . 8/29/2008
Hey Buddy! Congratulations on another amazing, wonderful story! As usual, your forte is realism- and you didn't solve all of the problems in one story. Rather, you have artfully crafted an ongoing series of stories and relationships that take real time and real effort to solve. So few writers take the time to really delve into the psyche of all of their characters, and to realistically portray problems. This story was terrific, and you should be proud! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!
| Ananya chapter 21 . 8/29/2008
Omg, I like how you discribe joe in all your stories but personally, I love how you discribe his feelings in the first paragraph of this chapter! I love how he is the overprotective but extremly caring and concerned fiancee. I can't wait to read Vanished!
| Miss Fenway chapter 21 . 8/29/2008
I loved loved loved this story and I cannot wait until Vanished. Are you gonna torture Joe more! Oh man. Well, get to it! :) Oh, and I am also reading Pandora and loving it. Awesome story though. I really want the weekend to hurry up and come! :)
| AliciaLily chapter 20 . 8/28/2008
Phew! What a ride!
Let me just say, I am so...so...SO glad that you didn't have everyone go, "Callie, I don't think I can trust you anymore...come on lets hug and everything is perfect"...I am SO glad you didn't do that. Everyone's reactions were so REAL...and I'm glad that Callie knows just how horribly she messed up. She needs to know that.
I really, really like the fact that Callie understands all the aspects of her mistake. Not just losing Frank's trust...but EVERYONE'S trust...and she could have potentially damaged Frank and Joe's reputation...and she essentially isolated Joe from his family...ugh...I'm so glad she knows the magnitude of her mistake.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for writing all of that so realistically...thank you for writing it so Callie was dealing with it alone without Frank there to hold her hand and coddle her. I think that was something she needed to go through by herself. Completely.
And while I still don't feel bad for Callie (lol) I do have a grudging respect for the guts it took to face ALL FOUR of the people she hurt most (after Frank) by herself. That takes some courage.
Great chapter Red! What an intense update...probably one of the most enjoyable (enjoyable? probably not the right word, but you know what i mean...hopefully) chapters of yours I have ever read. (I say "probably" because so many of your chapters are incredible I'd have a hard time choosing. :) ).
Thanks for the update!