Reviews for Shadowboxer
Judyblue95 chapter 20 . 1/24/2013
wow...that was as gripping and tense and brutal a chapter as was ever written...just fucking beautiful...I cried, I laughed, I felt...thank you!
Judyblue95 chapter 19 . 1/24/2013
Thank you for a calming and satisfying chapter. These 2 don't hold back, don't deal in emotional lies anymore. It's almost like they're gleaning everything they can from this last day together, without hoping for another one to come. They love completely and it's quite beautiful to watch.
Judyblue95 chapter 18 . 1/24/2013
That's some story! Each of them is damaged emotionally... I'm very glad he deposited the check! It won't buy back his father, or his own peace of mind, but 11 million will go a long way toward whatever he wants to use it for. The man he is will determine what that is...I am enjoying this story a lot.
Judyblue95 chapter 17 . 1/24/2013
Victims of abuse sometimes think it was their fault, especially if they are young like Bella was. Beautifully written, told in a sort of flashback way, this chapter finally laid it all out. For him, and for us...May Phil rot in hell...who knows if Renee would have believed her or taken her side...a lot of mothers in this kind of situation don't, sad to say. Engaging, horrific, and hopefully cathartic. Bravo.
Judyblue95 chapter 16 . 1/24/2013
I'm thoroughly engrossed here...this is full of a mix of pain and pleasure, right up my alley. I've nothing to say about specific things here in this chapter. I want you to know that my favorite thing about any story I read is it's ability to move me emotionally, to make me care about the characters, to make me relate in some way. This story has that in spades. Thanks. I can't put it down. Not every writer makes me feel like that when I read their stories...
Judyblue95 chapter 15 . 1/24/2013
Why does she keep talking to Jacob? She needs to tell him to leave her alone! The christmas tree and gift shopping was a lovely change from the's all good, actually. I love his heart. He may have a rough exterior, but loving Bella has made him more of a man. Is her secret about Phil? On to read the next chapter...and oh, by the way, the lemon you DID leave in was pretty great...would love to see the 2 you cut out someday...!
Judyblue95 chapter 14 . 1/23/2013
Loved that the got to party and get their drink and sexing going on...I don't trust Jacob Black. I hope Bella's not a bad guy but am not going to guess. I'm out for today, be back tomorrow...I like a story that evokes an emotional response in me and makes me care what happens to the characters...
Judyblue95 chapter 13 . 1/23/2013
I can see how it might look that way to Jasper. I can. But he can't see anything but his own pain and hatred. He can't see Bella at all. I know he thinks he knows best for Edward, that only he cares what happens to him, but he's not the only one...I know Bella keeps throwing hints at some past truth she's not telling Edward. So what? Everyone has secrets. Everyone has a past. Bella has a good heart and she loves Edward. Some angst makes the story more gripping, more gritty, more realistic, but these kids need a fucking break here.
MyHubbyIsATwilightWidow chapter 21 . 1/23/2013
Great story. I have to admit, I really did start to wonder if you were actually going to give us a HEA. So thank you!
Most stories wrap up all the loose ends into neat little bows, but you actually left a lot of things unsaid - and I think I actually kind of like it!
Thanks for writing and sharing your story with all of us.
Judyblue95 chapter 12 . 1/22/2013
I don't mind the long chapter. I take what the author gives me and do my best to come to an understanding of what it all means, what was trying to be conveyed. This is deep shit, I get that. Your long a/n at the end was nice and thanks for it, but I don't prefer one thing over the other. I mean having it spelled out or not...I get that everyone has these raging internal battles for their own reasons, background, experiences, whatever. This shit makes the story more alive, more interesting. I love that you don't write typical "lemons". You write sex and it feels real...I'm off to dreamland now. I'll be back tomorrow.
Judyblue95 chapter 11 . 1/22/2013
yeah...I liked this chapter so you must have worked it out. liked Bella looking out for Emmett and not trusting Rose right away. she may prove trustworthy yet, but Bella's looking out for her friends...yogurt and fruit sex at the end was HOT! Glad Bella took responsibility for her part and and apologized...Edward is quite possessive, but hey, it's nice to be cared about and taken care of...and he's not mean...this is quite a story you got going here...of your recs, I'm reading Stay...
Judyblue95 chapter 10 . 1/21/2013
Yeah, I'm with Edward on this one...Bella's just a bit too reckless in this situation for her own good. He was just trying to diffuse the altercation enough so that those assholes wouldn't have a reason to go after Bella...
Judyblue95 chapter 9 . 1/21/2013
What a hoot this chapter is! The calm before the storm? Is that what you said, or some version thereof? I'm in. All the way! BTW, what is Jasper's problem with Bella? couldn't quite grasp that one...Love Alice, as always...and I can't remember where I got the rec for this story. It was early on my bookmarks so it's been a while...maybe on one of those top 10 lists somewhere that those FF sites make...sorry, can't remember...
Judyblue95 chapter 8 . 1/21/2013
In a twisted way, having this happen has bonded them in a deeper way. I get how he wants a rematch in a fair fight. Maybe James isn't in on it, but he's got to know how King is...someone seriously needs to take Mike out...
Judyblue95 chapter 7 . 1/21/2013
I am on the edge of my seat! What a shocking chapter. I mean, I'm not naive but they drugged him! Bella heard them talking! Is she now going to be in trouble with King's people when they find out? I hope Edward's OK...will they find the drug in a blood test? OK I know you won't answer, that's ok, I'll just read on...
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