|Reviews for Terms of Enticement|
| siren of titan chapter 23 . 3/11
writers block over? he needs to know she never got married even if she just blurts it out by accident like when he works her up...or she just decides to come clean since he's 'over it'...he doesn't care so he says but is his next step to refuse to listen to her and carry on with things? I'm starting to forget things from their past...
| irelandk chapter 23 . 2/28
Thanks for writing
| bonz245 chapter 23 . 2/25
| pauleen chapter 23 . 2/25
Another intriguing chapter. Bella is making me frustrated. Why can't just come out and say what's on her mind. I believe if edward is any clearer he'll lose his man card. Why does she feel so low about herself? And what did edward do to make so self loathing. I think i got that he wanted her to live life while he went away. And it wasnt fare of him to be mad she found happiness with someone else. Was he ever steaight with her. Or are these two going to continue this distructive dance?
| sharkjumper chapter 23 . 2/24
These two should go on their merry ways, preferably opposite directions.
| MarySoul chapter 23 . 2/22
so we see another layer... interesting. we so often let our emotions and fears cloud our ability to communicate truthfully or listen clearly... (looking forward to read the next chapters!)
| LadyTx chapter 23 . 2/21
Well hell, can't wait to find out what the prelude was to this statement:"I am done begging for your attention. Go ahead and marry him. I don't care." Wow! He pushed her away...
| hellokittee chapter 23 . 2/21
Thanks for the update!
| shaz308 chapter 23 . 2/21
Thanks for the update.
| tpea1288 chapter 13 . 2/21
Hits Head! Why do I suspect that the redhead was Edward's lame attempt at making Bella jealous & getting a reaction from her? A set up -maybe the redhead was on board with putting on a show?
Bella's anger is a mask for her to hide her hurt & pain. She uses it as a shield to keep Edward away & thereby thinks she protecting her fellings from hurt. Better for Edward to think her angry -an emotion she believes makes her seem strong & powerful than to reveal her pain & seem weak & vulnerable.
Somehow I think Edward's being honest & vulnerable but Bella's not reciprocating.
| tpea1288 chapter 23 . 2/21
Wow! Both Bella & Edward seem to be inwardly screaming with pain. They desperately need to talk. There are misunderstandings or lies or both. They seem to have been damaged from family members & childhood.
The pull of a primary relationship since childhood is very strong. A relationship that also involves intimacy. Both believe the other has rejected/abandoned them. Both have scars, baggage, unhealthy relationships.
Big elephants in the Room:
Real or imagined romantic/sexual relationships with others. Real or perceived infidelity-betrayal?
Edward believes that Bella loves/is emotionally involved with Jasper. From Bella's POV, that seems false.
Bella's feeling of abandonment when Edward did not reach out to her when Jessica died.
Bella believes that Edward had a romantic/sexual relationship with the redhead he brought home from Northwestern & has had many women since. According to Edward, that's not true.
[ Which if Edward is being honest with Bella would mean he has been celibate except for Bella encounters his entire life! He must also have a good explanation for the redhead on his lap. Hopefully, he does not argue that being a manwhore is still faithful because "it didn't mean anything." He must have known that bringing the redhead home would hurt Bella. Then allowing her on his lap, kissing him was crossing a line.]
It's not clear that Bella was ever emotionally/sexually involved with Jasper even though they were engaged. If she didn't know this would upset Edward, she's clueless.
Aunts' rights are nonexistent. Courts don't want to get involved & don't want to countermand parental decisions. Bella should try to persuade anyone with influence with Mike to intervene. If the girls are seeing a counselor, contact him/her. She can try to appeal to him after some time has passed. She can attempt to contact the girls via Facebook or email. When they are 18, she should definitely reach out.
Otherwise, she must let it go.
| slc6548 chapter 23 . 2/21
They have a really complicated and hard to understand past and present.
| debslmac chapter 23 . 2/21
| ashiana chapter 23 . 2/21
Loved the update.
| tas62 chapter 23 . 2/21
Thanks for the update. I love this story.