|Reviews for Staying Connected|
| Guest chapter 15 . 1/24
You aren't the only one who became attached to your version of Hal! What a wonderful tale of friendship and romance. Lester now has some competition in my "Favourites of the MM" fan club. I never thought that I would enjoy a non-Ranger/Stephanie "ship" and now I've read three of your MM-centric novels that have proven otherwise. Well Done!
| carrotmusic chapter 15 . 8/1/2013
Outstanding story! So believable, even if Ranger didn't get the girl this time. Thanks for sharing.
| Penny Maywood chapter 15 . 3/6/2013
What a wonderful story. So love the complex way you crafted the love story and the constant love and support of the men in the story. Thank you for the time and thought you put into your stories.
| Penny Maywood chapter 5 . 3/6/2013
You did such a wonderful job conveying that simple emotion at the end! This is a great story!
| Tink the Bat chapter 15 . 11/3/2012
I love this story! Looking forward to your next one :)
| Sarai chapter 15 . 10/1/2012
The best story you ever wrote.
| Sliver of Melody chapter 15 . 9/8/2012
Wow! I love it. These fics of yours are terrific.
| christibabe chapter 15 . 6/3/2012
Very nice. I enjoyed reading this story. You did a wonderful job. It really worked out well. I so love it when I am right. I knew Tyler was the guy Hal was talking about for his last mission.
| christibabe chapter 7 . 6/2/2012
It was a fluke about not needing tissues when she talks with Ranger. Sigh...
I am enjoying this story.
I have to laugh, these guys are security experts and trained soldiers yet they can't catch a guy for months on end. (I'm not complaining and this isn't criticism in any way.) For some reason I think the last mission Hal was talking about has to do with Johnson.
We all make the guys into these super hero characters and the fact it's months after the initial incident and this guy is still out there is just kinda funny. However, this may be more real than our fantasy world. I'm sure in real life it takes longer than a few short days or weeks sometimes to catch the bad guys.
I love your stories and am looking forward to finishing this one and getting to the next one. Again, please don't think I am critisizing as I didn't mean my remarks that way.
| e.northman.has.my.heart chapter 15 . 3/8/2012
i actually just went on the website to get addresses for men/women over seas to send emails/ packages so when i couldnt sleep, AGAIN i knew this would be the perfect story to reread ;)
i love h/s connection and emails and the fact they opened up so well with each other. steph isnt always great about expressing her feelings and i thought this was a great idea for her to. love them ;)! and if i wasnt so scared running this late at night i think a would have to try running before bed to clear out my head! and to try some ice cream after the run so i can see if it really does taste better!
thanks for keeping me company while i cant seem to fall asleep yet again! to bad i dont have a MM i can call up to run with me at this hour so im not to scared to run by myself lol!
| nancd24 chapter 15 . 3/6/2012
another great read! thanks!
| simicat chapter 15 . 9/27/2011
Jennifer...another of your WONDERFUL stories! Again, I apologise for not reviewing every chapter, I just couldn't wait to read the next one, a poor excuse but nevertheless true. I think I've told you that for some of your other stories! Thie was such an original plot...Hal...I love him! Your stalker story was woven masterfuly into the story, bringing everyone, even Ranger, together at the end. And, that ending! It was amazing and exactly what I, as a reader, wanted. Thank you, thank you for sharing. I cannot wait to see which of your stories I will read next...one thing I know, it will be worth reading.
| knab chapter 15 . 8/31/2011
I just read this story for the second time and loved it just as much this time as the first. It makes me wish there was more about their lives as they grow to adjust to life as a family with a baby and their careers. Beautifully written! I can't wait to read your next story with a MM/Steph pairing! If I could make a request it would be a Cal/Steph story or another starring Hal.
| mssmith chapter 15 . 8/23/2011
In full disclosure, I admit to having skipped Hal's story to go on and read the others. I was afraid that I wouldn't "get" a relationship with quiet Hal, but you did it perfectly. I loved the idea of them falling in love an entire country away from each other. Thank you for Hal's story, Jennifer...I loved it, I loved him.
| deadgloves chapter 15 . 8/1/2011
Little late here, sorry.
I waited until the story was completed because this is negative criticism and I didn't want to discourage you mid-story. Don't worry I loved this story and your other works and clearly I'm not the only one.
Basically, my issue is with your dialogue. The reason this story works so much better than your previous story is a lot of this is based on written communication and people write differently than they talk. They tend to spell out their feelings more because they're limited to what they say with no action or body language to back it up. However, in RL when speaking people express themselves emotionally though what is unsaid: through a gesture, a look, an action. So your letters work great while your spoken dialogue is a little over-done.
"You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!"
When it comes to emotion, especially all these tough guys on missions, less is more, babe. Let me use your chapter 11 as an example. Hal has just shown up and discovered Stephanie. Does it really make sense for him to state, "this is the woman I love," when security is at stake, he's overcome with relief and fear and guilt, and he has to remain professional and on task. 'love' is such a limited word for such a strong emotional punch. Let his actions do the talking. A sigh, a crack in his voice, a caress of his hand all say more than yards of, 'Steph, I love you, I wish I could stay here, etc' You're repeating verbally what he's already stated non-verbally.
You don't have to agree with me fully but hopefully what I'm trying to say makes sense. Try to read it objectively and consider the emotional punch of leaving it to the reader to interpret and see.