Date: 21 Mar 2018 3:07 PM Title: Chapter 16 - Thanksgiving
I understand that Edward doesn't want to burden Bella with alot of decisions, but she should be the one in charge of her son's trust not Jasper. He has nothing to do with her child and should not get to make decisions about what's best for that child. Also she should have the final say in what would happen if anything happened to Edward. Is he going to change this will once they are married? I'd sure hope so. I'd be hurt if I knew my husband put someone above me to have the final say in decisions like this. Great story just my thoughts on this one chapter.
Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts. All the precautions Edward is taking are to protecct Bella from his parents contesting his will in the event that something should happen to him, If Bella were to be the trustee, they could argue she somehow coerced him into getting his money. The living will is basically the same. Edward doesn't want the weight of having to decide to withdraw care from him in the event of an accident on Bella's shoulders, but he also doesn't want an opening for his parents to accuse her of doing so to gain some sort of advantage by letting him die. They might change some of those legal arrangements after they get married, but it wouldn't be the worst thing if he didn't. Many people make arrangements like that for many reasons.
I hope you'll like the rest of the story.
Date: 22 Oct 2016 5:53 AM Title: Chapter 3 - Twist of Fate
Riley is a jerk..but what's wrong with Bella attitude...one night stand..then go on dating with other guys...she should cool down a bit though instead of jumping from other man to another man...not So clever..lucky she didn't have sex with Mike.. that will be...yiike...
Date: 16 Mar 2016 3:07 AM Title: Chapter 26 - Accidentally on Purpose
So stupid and yet so sweet, and so Emmett!
Author's Response: You have no idea how much I got cussed out for Emmett pricking the holes in the condoms, and even more for Bella giggling. I didn't see it as laughing at her friend, though. I just imagined her picturing Emmett do it. That's what I did.
Date: 16 Mar 2016 2:48 AM Title: Chapter 25 - The Prodigal Mother
I have read a few of your rec's, and A Talionic Force was one I really loved! This chapter made me feel pretty bad for poor Esme, she has had it nearly as bad as her son! Now she's trying to get her life in order and do the right thing. I hope Edward lets her!
Author's Response: Well, I felt the need to make Esme likeable even after the way she treated Edward and Bella. And I didn't feel bad to throw Carlisle under the bus in the process, lol.
Date: 16 Mar 2016 2:26 AM Title: Chapter 24 - Invasion
Too bad her thoughtful, considerate and caring parents had to go back home. They did what every couple with a new baby really need, time to rest and get used to different circumstances.
Author's Response: And they were a great reason for Edward to sleep in Bella's bed ;).
Date: 16 Mar 2016 1:46 AM Title: Chapter 22 - Labor Day
I was exhausted by the time that baby finally got here! Poor Bella, she worked so hard to bring their son into the world! Feeling about her as he does, I figured it would stress out Edward, too!
Author's Response: I remember by hubby telling me he felt completely useless right after our first son's birth - which was basically exactly Bella's experience here.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 10:18 PM Title: Chapter 21 - The Truth and Nothing But the Truth
My money is on Bella being right about Rose and Emmett. I also feel better, now that Bella and Edward have talked things over!
Author's Response: Yes, they cleared the air. And Bella understands Edward a lot better now that she knows all the gory details about his family.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 9:57 PM Title: Chapter 20 - Where I Belong
Rose is a real friend, who called Edward to assure him about Bella. Plus she only stayed away overnight, so it's not like she left him for real! Now, I want them to talk this out.
Author's Response: I'm glad you don't really see it as Bella leaving. I got many angry reviews back then about Bella having the audacity to leave Edward.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 8:55 PM Title: Chapter 18 - Merry Effing Christmas
Despite having Scrooge for a father(or worse!), Edward did have a good Christmas. Should he have told Bella what Carlisle said? Why upset a pregnant lady?
Author's Response: Edward's decision to not tell Bella was perfectly reasonable, but considering what happens next, maybe he should have.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 8:20 PM Title: Chapter 17 - When It Rains, It Pours
So, interesting way to get Bella to have Christmas with Edward! Lucky she and Peanut are okay, too!
Author's Response: Not just an interesting way but something that happened to me. I was lucky, though and didn't even have any cramps.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 7:47 PM Title: Chapter 15 - Livin Arrangements - Again
I'm getting impatient with Bella's attitude. Her thinking is pretty messed up, since she really wants to be with him and still keeps pushing this look for another girl idea!
Author's Response: Bella doesn't want Edward to miss out on anything just because she's not ready to be with him and might never be. She can't believe he doesn't mind waiting as long as she's around.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 7:32 PM Title: Chapter 14 - Be Careful What You Wish For
Much as I might wish they would act differently, it's your story and they will do what they do! I just wish Bella could have more faith in him, and herself!
Author's Response: Bella's faith is pretty low at this point. She'll get it eventually.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 7:17 PM Title: Chapter 13 - What Daddy Wants
His father is absolutely horrible and I hope karma comes back to bite him in the ass! Amazing that two nice people, like Alice and Edward ever came from the awful parents they have!
Author's Response: Alice and Edward had loving grandparents and good nannies. That's the only way they could have turned out the way they did.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 6:58 PM Title: Chapter 12 - Busted!
Looks as if his mom is a good match to his dad, neither of whom is very nice! Cold-hearted is the nicest thing that comes to mind!
Author's Response: Well, the Cullens are a really good fit at this point in the story.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 6:37 PM Title: Chapter 11 - Just Friends
If not for being pregnant, I would totally slap this woman upside the head! What weird thinking is it to fuss over losing her friend/babydaddy if they give in to their mutual attraction?
Author's Response: Bella has been burned heavily. She imagines what it would be like to have a kid with Riley and having to coparent with that sleezeball after their break up. She doesn't realize that first, she and Edward won't necessarily break up and second, that, even if they do, they could still do it.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 5:23 PM Title: Chapter 8 - Revealing Secrets
Jaco seems to be a really good frien in your story, so I'm okay with that. Her parents took the news beautifully, I was a bit surprised. I'm wondering now how long it's going to take for them to realize how they feel about each other?
Author's Response: Yes, Jacob's just a friend. There's a bit of history there but that's it - past.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 5:07 PM Title: Chapter 7 - Behing Closed Doors
So far, so good! He's really happy she doesn't still care for Riley, and was so sweet with her morning sickness! I think her parents may figure out about Peanut if she is sick again.
Author's Response: Yes, Edward's the perfect baby daddy.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 4:45 PM Title: Chapter 6 - Baby Steps
As little as we have seen of Dr. Cullen senior, I already dislike him, intensely! Alice and Jasper are totally different, even with Jazz inadvertently making Bella uncomfortable. Makes me wonder if Alice is having glimpses of their future!
Author's Response: No, this Alice doesn't have premonitions, just intuition.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 4:29 PM Title: Chapter 5 - Support System
On balance, their friends, and sister, took the news quite well. It made me smile when Emmett and Rose got all over each other. I suspect it may be their weird kind of foreplay!
Author's Response: Definitely foreplay!
Date: 15 Mar 2016 4:06 PM Title: Chapter 4 - Breaking the News
I'm kind of proud of both of them, her for telling him, and him for accepting the situation so well!
Author's Response: Many readers were afraid this would turn into the almost-stadard situation of Bella not telling Edward and him fingind out about his kids years later. I didn't want that. And I didn't want him doubting Bella or treating her bad. I thought, given his own family situation, Edward would be welcoming to the idea of having a baby.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 3:54 PM Title: Chapter 3 - Twist of Fate
Crossing my fingers that she can find his apartment again, I really hope this goes well!
Author's Response: Although Bella probably wouldn't admit it, I'm sure she had no problems finding Edward's apartment.
Date: 15 Mar 2016 3:17 PM Title: Chapter 2 - Like a Fucked-Up Fairytale
I'm kind of like that bartender, sad that Edward can't find the girl he's so taken with! I trust you are about to get them back together, though!
Author's Response: Many readers suggested Edward should walk around Cinderella style, having random women try on the bra, lol.
Date: 12 Jan 2016 9:38 AM Title: Chapter 4 - Breaking the News
that's the way I like it! simple no lies no confusions no doubts...responsibleward!]loving it!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. I only just saw I never replied. So, here I am doing it now. No, no lies. I don't like those stories where Edward only learns years later that he has a child. I wanted something different here.
Date: 01 Jan 2016 10:49 PM Title: Outtake - How It Began
Cool prequel to the story. Thanks for writing and sharing.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. I'm glad you liked it. Now I finally feel like we've come full circle and I can leave them to their HEA. Hope to hear from you again over at my new story Tie the Knot.
Date: 26 Dec 2015 5:24 PM Title: Outtake - How It Began
Thanks for the epi, loved getting a bit more insight.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. I'm glad I could give you the last missing piece to E and B's story. Now I can say goodbye to them with a clear conscience. Now, maybe you already checked out Tie the Knot. If not, I hope to meet you again over there.