|Reviews for Better Now|
| PastOneonta chapter 20 . 3/12
Thank you for the way you wrote Quil. He may be in despair but he is trying to be himself and not an older man promised to a baby. I also appreciate, and I think this is the first time I have seen it, that you express Quil's concern that he might damage Claire with this long term intense relationship. It seems the imprint is not giving her a choice either. Interesting and perfect.
Jacob trying to influence his father is sad and Billy's health is distressing.
| PastOneonta chapter 19 . 3/12
Guilt and shame over Edward leaving her? Poor Bella. Thank goodness she is beginning to realize she is not that good of a friend to Jacob.
| PastOneonta chapter 18 . 3/12
She has never seemed fully interested in Jacob's life, but to be fair, she has been struggling with her own so much. Hopefully she's listening to him and realizing how patient and giving he is, that taking virginity is meaningful and that he needs someone to love him for who he is.
| PastOneonta chapter 15 . 3/12
She shares her feelings over the break up and describes her behavior during his absence and she forgives him. I guess forgiveness is part of healing. I am grateful for improvement in her self-assuredness and hope to see more progress.
| PastOneonta chapter 13 . 3/12
Finally she tells Alice that it hurt when Alice and all the Cullens dropped her. How did she forgive the rest of them for abandoning her, for not leaving a cell phone or an email address? If only she could tell Alice and Edward from a position of strength and not from tears and retreat. Edward's 'I am only keeping you safe' is disingenuous. If only she could tell him and mean it. But there's Jacob who forgives everything because he loves her too.
| PastOneonta chapter 12 . 3/12
She has rejected Jacob and hurt him again. Why did she even go with Edward from the airport? Because he bought the tickets? And she kisses him and agrees he has to hide from her father. It's one thing to hide a relationship but this is supposed to be an ex-relationship. Does she not realize?
| PastOneonta chapter 10 . 3/12
Renee is perceptive and not as self centered as I have seen portrayed in other stories. Jacob is impressive, I can appreciate that he is only 16 and so poised and comfortable with himself.
| PastOneonta chapter 9 . 3/12
Love Charlie! What a Dad, clueless and observant, Dad and cop. Disabling the truck is so wrong.
| PastOneonta chapter 8 . 3/12
Important conversations here. Imprinting, virginity. Jacob is completely open with her, forcing her to see she was pushing him (Jacob) away because she had hurt Edward. She never meant to cause Edward pain. Regret like this will keep her hurting for a long time.
| PastOneonta chapter 7 . 3/12
Bella's conversation with her counselor was absolutely true, I am glad she had this conversation and then revisited it. It has to help. Bella's letting go with Jacob was enough to cause more self reflection which is okay but not more than she is ready to handle. The bruising will affect him more. And Edward!
| PastOneonta chapter 5 . 3/12
Edward, 'underage drinking is a crime'. Old man Old man vampire.
| PastOneonta chapter 3 . 3/12
I generally respect and care for Leah when she is written as a complete person. I hope we see more of her here, I was disappointed in her behavior.
| PastOneonta chapter 2 . 3/12
I am so glad she is getting help. Edward is playing the safety game.
| PastOneonta chapter 1 . 3/12
I had not read this before because I believed it to be Bella choosing Edward, even though I regard everything you have written. Your writing and stories are so superior. So here I am, already grateful for the theme you crafted, Bella has seen a caregiver for her extreme depression. That absolutely needed to happen. Reading on...
| Mr. Shy Rockstar chapter 31 . 1/20
This was an incredibly fun ride. I didn't realize until I was half way through it that I have actually read this story before :) I'm sure I Loved it just as much then as I do now _ It definitely held me captured from start to finish!
Great writing, lovely story!