|Reviews for Love Comes Last|
| teacher1209 chapter 6 . 11/9/2010
Well glad that Tanya won't be a problem and Lauren, I agree with Bella... EWWW!
Poor Bella, in love with Edward but afraid to tell him. I do wonder if he has feelings for her too but doesn't realize it yet?
| teacher1209 chapter 5 . 11/9/2010
Ah so single mom, low income, works in a bar Tanya isn't good enough for Edward, I see. Although I do wonder if perhaps she IS after Edward for his $.
So, Edward wants to take Bella up on her offer, will she accept and will not seeing Tanya be part of Carlisle's conditions?
| teacher1209 chapter 4 . 11/9/2010
Yeah, Carlisle is really a bastard, how can he do this to his own child? From what it sounds like, Tanya is Edward's main squeeze and he has either proposed to her already or is planning to in the near future.
Bella is so selfless, still offering to marry Edward after everything.
| teacher1209 chapter 3 . 11/9/2010
How sweet of Bella to offer to marry Edward to help him out and get to his goal. I like the way Edward is so much more relaxed with Bella without Carlisle around and how she's relaxed around Edward with the help of alcohol.
It's very sad that Carlisle and Esme are not even there for their daughter the night of her senior prom, I can see where Carlisle's priorities are.
| teacher1209 chapter 2 . 11/8/2010
Poor Edward, Carlisle is a real prick to him. While I can understand he doesn't want Edward to make a mistake and get some random girl pregnant he needs to treat Edward with a little more kindness. Seems as though Carlisle has lost his compassion somewhere along the way.
I do like that Edward encourages Bella to pursue her dreams, he seems very supportive of her.
| Cazza123 chapter 1 . 11/8/2010
Just started this story! I'm intrigued so far. I guess I will have to keep reading ; 0
| teacher1209 chapter 1 . 11/8/2010
Saw this rec'd by the WayWard Pusher on Twitter and thought it looked intriguing, very interesting. Sounds like Edward may have to stay married to Bella and perhaps produce an heir within a certain time frame after Carlisle's death in order to get what he wants?
On to the next chapter.
| vampiregurl chapter 11 . 11/4/2010
gosh why must carlisle act like that? isn't he scared he will hated forever until he die? even after he die? would it kill him to show some love, care and most imprtantly respect to others. he showed it to esme but not with his kids or even bella.
| sherryola chapter 11 . 10/25/2010
Wow. When I first read the prologue and realized what this story was about, I didn't know if I wanted to continue. i can't handle much angst, and the idea of the arranged marriage made me uncomfortable. Seriously, Edward doesn't look too good in the story, because he's basically using Bella to get what he wants. But I have a feeling he may actually care for bella but doesn't want to admit it. and bella, well, she doesn't look too good either, putting her own life on hold, to marry him, hopelessly loving him, thinking this is all she can have. So, I nearly stopped at the prologue.
But the darn thing is so well written. And Edward and Bella are such engaging characters, i couldn't stop! The story makes me uncomfortable, more for what I expect might happen after the prologue events than for anything that's happened so far. i may just throw myself off a cliff, if they divorce and go through tons of chapters of dating other people and all that jazz! grin. But you have made me really care about them, in particularl, Edward, and that surprised me so much, I had to continue. i thought I'd despise him, almost as much as I despise Carlisle. why not just walk away from the business? why not do what he wants instead of being his father puppet? Why not be a true doctor, like he'd always dreamed? Why use Bella in such a truly unkind way? And yet, I can't dislike him, and i really wish we could see what's going on in his head, because I think there's more than Bella understands. So, I've just got to know what happens!
| kayjanna chapter 11 . 10/25/2010
I am really liking your story. I will be glad when we get back to real time because I'm anxious to see how Edward and Bella work out. I'll be looking forward to your next update. Thank you for sharing.
| Midnight Angels Say GoodNight chapter 11 . 10/24/2010
Great chapter, very much looking for the next chapter. Update soon
| Lilacs4All chapter 11 . 10/24/2010
I hope that Edward has the new home checked for "Bugs". I can see his crafty lawyer suggesting it...since it came from Carlisle...
I would love to see an outtake of the conversation between Esme and Carlisle after he accused Poor Bella...
Edward starts to say something, but I stop him because this is my battle to fight. "Carlisle, I mean no disrespect, which is a lot more than you showed me this afternoon. But you had no right to accuse me of the things you did. I have never, nor would I ever, do anything to hurt this family, especially Edward. You didn't even ask me what happened, you just accused me of cheating on Edward and threatened to tell him, like I was some low life floozy..." I had to stop as the tears were starting again.
Edward pulls me tight against his chest as I hear a gasp and look up to see Esme standing in the doorway. "Carlisle, you didn't," Esme says astonished.
Carlisle glares at Edward and me before he turns to Esme. "I know what I saw and it's not acceptable behavior for a member of this family."
This only causes my anger to return. "You know what, Carlisle?" I yell, "Contrary to what you believe; I am not marrying you or your name, I am marrying Edward, and I love and respect him. If you have a problem with that, tough, but I will not change my life to fit into your idea of perfection. If you're ashamed to have me as a Cullen, I will gladly keep Swan as my name. Maybe Edward would even consider changing his to Swan, because Charlie, if he were still alive, would be damn proud to have Edward as a son, unlike you!" With that, I storm out of the room, but not before I hear Edward address Carlisle with such rage in his voice.
"You can hurt me all you want, but don't you ever speak to Bella the way you did this afternoon. Do you understand?" Edward states, calmly. "You ever hurt her again you can take your name and your corporation and shove them up you ass, because you will no longer have a son."
| Lilacs4All chapter 10 . 10/24/2010
A clause near the end of the agreement causes me to gasp. Edward looks over at me and frowns.
"What's wrong?" he asks.
I feel the tears in my eyes and I am finding it hard to breathe. I look up at Edward and watch as his face morphs into a mask of concern.
"Bella, what is it? What does it say?"
"Edward," I whisper, "I can't sign this."
"What? Why? What the hell has he written in there?" Edward practically yells.
I crawl over to him and point to the clause in the contract that freaks me out. I watch as his eyes grow wider.
"Edward, I know we'll never have children. But if we do and he believes for one minute that I would ever give them up he is crazier than either of us think." I say thickly, tears beginning to fall.
Edward reads aloud, "In the event of a divorce, Edward will retain full and complete custody of any children born from this union, Isabella will be granted generous visitation and will not be expected to pay child support."
He pulls me close to his side and kisses my forehead. "This is it, Bella. This is the test. He knows you, and he knows you would never agree to relinquish custody of any children we may have, if our relationship is real. Son of a bitch," he mutters, under his breath.
Edward reaches down and pulls me to my feet. "Come on, we are going to take care of this right now."
"I will not give up complete custody of our children."
I am surprised at how strong my voice sounds.
Carlisle leans back in his chair and removes his glasses. His eyes remain on me as he wipes down the lens, while chewing on his bottom lip.
When he doesn't say anything, I feel the need to continue. "If Edward and I have children and our marriage fails-which I don't think it will-I will agree to shared and equal custody, but under no circumstances will I give up my children. I would never keep Edward from them. I can't believe you would even ask me to do that."
"What the hell gave you the idea that Bella would ever agree to this?" Edward asks through clenched teeth. "What the hell gave you the idea that I would agree to this? You may have controlled me for most of my life, but I will be damned if you control any aspect of my children's lives. Do. You. Understand?"
"Edward stop being so dramatic," Carlisle says as he glares at Edward.
"Bella, this is a standard pre-nuptial; it can be adjusted and tweaked," Carlisle smiles at me. "I will have it changed to show that Edward and you will have joint custody, and an amount for child support.
| Lilacs4All chapter 9 . 10/24/2010
Suddenly, there is an earth shattering screech coming from Alice. Next thing I know this tiny girl lands on my lap and almost tips the sofa over. She is hugging me so tight I can't breathe and Edward has a panicked look his face, wondering if she is going to kill me.
"You're getting married," Alice finally says, as she continues to hug me in her death grip.
"Alice, please you're killing her." Edward grabs Alice and places her on the floor in front of us. He looks at me. "Are you okay?"
I laugh out loud and nod my head yes. "Alice," I tell her, "for someone so little you are very strong..., and loud."
She grabs my hand. "Let me see the ring."
She stares at the third finger of my left hand with her mouth hanging open, she looks at me, then Edward, then me, then Edward.
Edward and I look at each other and laugh, not sure what to expect. All of sudden and very quietly, Alice says, "Oh, Edward. You. Did. Good. This ring is gorgeous."
I sit down across from Alice. "I still feel like all this is a dream. I'm going to marry Edward Cullen! You do know that I have been in love with him since the first time I laid eyes on him, right?"
"I always knew you had a little crush on him, but I never thought the two of you would end up married," Alice squeals.
"Alice, I've wondered the same thing. But, you know what? I don't care. I love him, Alice. With everything I am, I love the man. I promise you, I will be the best damn wife a man could ever want. I will do everything in my power to make Edward happy."
I take a deep breath and continue. "I don't know if that is part of the reason for him marrying me. You'll have to ask him that question, but honestly, I don't care. He asked me to marry him, and no one was more shocked than me. Alice, he is good to me and that is all that matters to me." He is good to me, so that is not a lie.
Alice is beaming. She grabs me and hugs me tight. "I know you love him, it pours from every pore in your body. And, you know what? It doesn't matter why. You're happy. Edward is happy. I'm happy. Nothing else matters." She starts to giggle and it's contagious. Soon we are both giggling fools.
You know the saying, you could hear a pin drop? Well, that is what it sounded like in the Cullen living room. Edward and I stared into each other's eyes for a brief moment, before turning to see Alice, Esme, and Carlisle all looking at us like we had grown two heads.
Edward and I look at each other and we both laugh so hard tears are running down our faces. I glance at Alice, who is fuming at us, which only makes me laugh even harder.
| Lilacs4All chapter 8 . 10/24/2010
Edward and I sit on the floor in his bedroom, hiding from his parents. We have unleashed demons by admitting we are dating.
He runs his fingers down my cheek. "I don't want to hurt you, Bella," he says with the saddest look in his eye.
I take his hand in mine and look him straight in the eye. "Then don't."
I shake my head. "Okay, Edward, explain how this is going to work? We're married for five years or whatever, then we divorce, I meet someone else. How in the hell am I suppose to explain being married, to Edward Cullen no less, for all those years, yet I am still a virgin?"