Reviews for Friends in Love
Grannydenninelli chapter 23 . 2/18
Brave handling of what could have been a difficult piece of writing. Thank you.
cullenlover88 chapter 23 . 9/18/2013
great story
Siriusmunchkin chapter 23 . 8/19/2013
Sensitive and enlightening. That Bella visits Jake is and isn't surprising. Maybe she just needs to let him know that she's working to help all women who were victims as she was. That she's working to make sure the men responsible are caught and face the justice they deserve? Have never been a victim of DV, but have relatives and friends who have. Some have fared better than others. Thanks for writing a great story.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 22 . 8/19/2013
Like the way you integrate the past and present. Always with a purpose and story. They've done well with their lives. Learned, loved, laughed, and lived. And they were happy more than they weren't. A good life to have.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 21 . 8/19/2013
Didn't realize she called Renee Mama. Was thinking it might be a nickname for a grandparent. Esme is very smart. She knew how to get Carlisle to appreciate what he didn't think would work, and it worked the same with her son. Kind of surprised Jake got life. Was thinking more thirty or forty years. Never having been in trouble I wasn't thinking about the three strike laws that are in about every state. And they do need to be there. They also need to be enforced more in some cases. Life is on the move and they'll roll with the punches. A Subaru Forrester is a nice care too, though it doesn't ride as high as an Escape.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 20 . 8/19/2013
After he's had to live within a smaller budget for a while Edward will appreciate what he can afford not just what he wants. Not that he doesn't appreciate what he has, he's just never had to wait for anything he wanted or needed. Bella will educate him. They were able to regroup and relax on their vacation. So is this a grandmother?
Siriusmunchkin chapter 19 . 8/18/2013
Life is moving forward. Maybe Edward and Bella will move back to the dorms, maybe they will find an inexpensive apartment on their own. Not surprised that Charlie and Renee are getting divorced again. Renee is trying to be supportive. We may never know about Charlie. Hopefully we will find out what Jake's sentence is. Wonder what Edward has in mind for Spring Break?
Siriusmunchkin chapter 18 . 8/18/2013
Alec is a better lawyer. He knew the truth and went after it. Kind of surprised that it wasn't mentioned that Paul was his dealer. And how is he still on the Peace Officers? Unless that was speculation. Probably the only truth Jake told was his name. Tanya's testimony was pretty much all in Bella's favor whether it was supposed to be or not. If Paul wasn't off the Peace Officer's before there is probably no doubt he will be after the arrest for attacking Bella at the restaurant. Jake was convicted and that was the point. Wonder how long he'll get.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 17 . 8/18/2013
James Chausseur is a very good defense lawyer and probably very successful. He just isn't dealing with people who are easily distracted or cowed this time. They've been well prepared by the DA and are certain of the truth behind their words. Jake was really stupid to try and intimidate Bella in the courtroom. The judge was looking for just that type of move and was gong to put a stop to it permanently. Emmett's only problem was that he was an inattentive brother. Probably a learned behavior from his father. It was pointed out to him by both Bella and Edward that he needed to be consistent in his actions. He has now become the kind of brother Bella needs and wants. Now on to what the defense is going to try and pull.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 16 . 8/18/2013
Life isn't going to get easier anytime soon. Maybe Tanya will surprise everyone with what she has to say and Jacob's lawyer will regret calling her as a witness.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 15 . 8/18/2013
Charlie really is a failure as a parent. Though there are no doubt a lot of parents who wouldn't have a clue as to how to help a child that has been traumatized. Being a cop he's probably seen it in other families but never expected it in his own. Renee just doesn't have a clue what to do at all. Wouldn't surprise me if she and Charlie ended up divorcing again. Nor that Bella wouldn't really care if she ever had a relationship with her father again. She does have Edward and the extended family she's gathered. The trial will be soon and she's going to have to steel herself to face what that will bring.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 14 . 8/18/2013
Is it important that we find out how Jake is getting Bella's cell number? Paul is no longer a Peace Officer, but that he's not in jail for dealing is interesting. Or maybe the police just can't prove it? Or are trying to get a handle on his supplier? Glad the dinner was a positive experience and that Bella was recognized for her teaching. Maybe that's the way she will eventually go? Fitz is a little cutie. He and Edward will take care of each other until Bella comes back. And just what is Charlie and Renee's reaction going to be to what happened to her? Probably nothing positive.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 13 . 8/17/2013
Thinking Bella could easily become a high school teacher or college professor with the way she handled those classes. And maybe that's the direction she will take. Tanya was trying to provoke her for personal reasons as Bella suggested. She doesn't like the fact that she's going to have to take the time to testify in court, and especially not because she lost her boyfriend because of Jake. Though I'm thinking Edward and Bella would have figured things out, the situation with Jake caused Edward to show his feelings before he was ready to act on them. Did Tanya ever have a chance? Probably not. She just doesn't see it that way.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 12 . 8/17/2013
Dysfunctional families are the norm. Think we all have one. Fitz is a cutie and hope we see more of him. Charlie will get over his issues sooner or later, and Renee is probably oblivious to what's going on. Glad Bella is going to the group. It will give her more support as the trial gets closer.
Siriusmunchkin chapter 11 . 8/17/2013
They're getting there. Bella has managed to go to her classes and meet with the DA without a full blown panic attack. Painting her room was a really good idea. Very solid reasons. Starting slowly is a good idea. They'll eventually be able to have a full relationship. Though I do believe Bella is a little more impatient than Edward.
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