Hey mia bella ragazza!Welcome back to our little EP read along. I can't believe we are already on Week 5! Time flies! Thanks to our wonderful Bella Tesoro for taking the EP reigns last week! She did a beautiful job! Hopefully we can convince her to make this a regular gig! :)
So the chapters are starting to get longer, but from what I'm reading in the comments from last week, many of you are finding it hard to stop at 3 chapters per week. I say go for it! Keep reading. I know how hard it is to put this story down. A little Twitter bird told me someone was up until 3 a.m. reading E.P. (I'm looking at you T & T! LOL) Well you are not alone and you are in the right place.
So on to this weeks chapters.......
Chapter 12 (BPOV)
I know last week there was a bit of discussion about the flipping back and forth between EPOV and BPOV. I have to say that as much as I love reading EPOV and I also love reading BPOV because I'm falling in love with Edward (again!) right along with her.
I love the way Jasper is helping Bella acclimate and make her feel comfortable. It’s not the same as having another girl to talk to but at least she has someone. And thank you Jasper for telling Bella not to call you 'sir' anymore. Now if she would just stop calling Edward 'sir'.
Do you think it was a good idea to invite Bella to the football game? I definitely think it made her feel good to be asked, but is Bella really ready to be around other people yet? I was thinking that this has "bad news" written all over it, myself.
Let's talk about Edward inviting Bella into his room. Did you enjoy Edward's inquisition of Bella? Totally reminded me of Twilight. And the delicious electricity that is around the two of them when they are in Edward's room? I could eat that up with a spoon! Then there is Edward's line of questioning. It is so schizophrenic! I love how he goes from “Do you fear for your life here?” to “What’s your favorite color?” just like that. The one that made me literally go "awwwwww" out loud was "I need to know why you hate me". How much do you love this man????? *sigh* My favorite thing that Edward said to Bella while she was in his room was, "I think you’ll find that we’re a lot more alike than you think, if you give us the chance to even get to know each other.” Definitely more foreshadowing there but I think it also reveals Edwards desire to get to know Bella - and not in the same way he knows the ho's from school.
Chapter 13 (BPOV)
So after that lovely pap smear experience, Carlisle takes Bella out to lunch. The things that Carlisle tells Bella in the restaurant are so contradictory. Basically Carlisle expects her to walk this fine line between being a slave and a free person. He’s giving her quite a bit a freedom, yet that doesn’t change the fact that she is what she is. I think that makes it even harder for Bella to know what’s okay for her to do and what not to do. I also think having this pseudo-freedom makes it much easier to screw up and face a consequence from Carlisle. Is this making sense? It would probably be easier for Bella if he just treated her like a slave. I’m not saying that would be right, but that is all she knows and then she would know how to behave and act.
I FLOVE Rosalie, the salty bitch that she is. She literally made me LOL in this chapter with lines like “Honey, most of these females here couldn’t care less about football. The only balls they care about are the ones in Edward’s pants.” and “He’s a whore, that’s what he is. Can’t keep his dick in his pants,” I just fucking love Rosalie! I love Alice too! Don't want to leave her out. She is really showing herself to be a good friend to Bella and I think Bella is starting to appreciate it.
Chapter 14 (EPOV)
Okay ladies, now things are getting real good. Through Edward’s thoughts, we are really starting to see how much he and Bella have in common. I think it’s because I’ve read this story before that maybe I’m seeing it more, because honestly he is being a little cryptic. However, the hints are there. He's felt some serious emotional pain just like Bella....he just not saying what that pain is....yet.
And already we can see that Edward is changing because of Bella. He feels respect for Bella – something that he obviously has never felt for another woman......except maybe his mother.
“La mia bella ragazza,” *sigh* ….and now he starts with the beautiful Italian sayings. Oh my goodness, I love EP Edward!
Okay, now I’m going to start going gah gah over all the little sweet things that Edward does. Cupping her chin! I FLOVE when he does that! (In Twilight or any other FF)
Bella offering Edward a massage! Where the hell did that come from???? How did she get from not even being able to be in the same room as him to rubbing him down???? Just sayin… Where did this boldness come from? Tracing his scar, tracing his tattoo? I’m shocked. LOL
Gah! Edward in the wife beater! Kills me!
So there you have it....my take on Chapters 12-14.
Let the comments roll!
Okay, Kassie and I decided that for next weeks reading
we need to warn you......
1. You will need Kleenex for Chapter 17
2. We are actually going to add on Chapter 18 for next week
so as to not leave you hanging too bad at the end of 17.
So for next week - Chapters 15 - 18
(that's 4 Chapters.....I think you'll be able to handle it -
and trust me, you will thank us)