“I, like Isabella, have paid for others mistakes—namely, my father’s mistakes. I got the scars to prove it—physical and mental. “ – Edward Cullen, Emancipation Proclamation – Chapter 19
Sorry I’m late this week girls! RL just kept getting in the way this week….dontcha just hate that? Kassie and Fran are preparing for their amazing adventure in NYC tomorrow, so I’m behind the wheel of our little EP drive this week. Here we go……
Chapter 19 EPOV
This chapter opens up with Edward talking about how much the death of his mother still profoundly affects him. He is just so good at hiding it.
When Edward confronts Carlisle about what happened with Bella, you can see that their relationship is strained. Edward is so cocky that his father won’t kill him because he looks so much like his mother. Do you think that’s true, or did you think if Edward pushed Carlisle far enough, he would snap?
What do you think about Edward going in to see Bella when she is bound and leaving her like that? As much as Edward wanted to let Bella go, I think he did the right thing for Bella’s safety. With Carlisle so insane at the moment, there is no telling what he might do to Bella if she had been cut loose.
So Bella is opening up to Edward more and we are learning a bit more of what her life was like back in Arizona. I mean she is a bit stoned….and I love how this fact causes her to start getting snarky with Edward.
Chapter 20 BPOV
Bella wakes up and is freaked out because she knows the pain killer she took had her confessing all kinds of stuff to Edward. Edward returns the massage favor, which is so sweet and shows how much he cares about Bella. Then later on Jasper has her feet up on his lap and is massaging her feet. Do you think that’s a little odd? I do love that Alice doesn’t even care. Alice and Jasper know Edward’s secret. How long do you think they can go without telling anyone else? Do you think Rosalie has figured it out or is she just being a bitch because Jasper is rubbing the feet of the slave?
Carlisle tries to make amends with Bella in his own way, but it is just too soon. Bella is scared to death of him and certainly does not trust him nor is she ready to forgive him. What you think about Carlisle approaching Bella this way, and acting so caring about her injuries?
Chapter 21 – EPOV
Edward’s unbelievable huge ego comes shining through at the beginning of Chapter 21. He is a cocky little shit, isn’t he???? So Edward says he’s going to ask the first bitch he sees to homecoming, and he asks Tanya to homecoming. That skank makes my skin crawl worse that Jessica and Lauren.
I really enjoyed Edward description of all the crazy things that Jasper and Emmett do for Spirit Week. I particularly enjoyed reading about Emmett wearing a Smurf t-shirt and riding around on a tricycle! LOL
Alice corners Edward and has a little talk with him about his feelings for Bella. Didn’t you just love Alice helping Edward? Telling him basically to go for it? Maybe this is the push Edward needs to make his move. Will Edward take Alice’s advice?
At the football game, Edward keeps trying not to look for Bella, but finally spots her sitting with his family looking really sad. After the game he spots her talking a boy who turns out to be Jacob Black, and Edward totally loses it. What do you think happened between Edward and Jacob Black for Edward to react the way he did at the football game?
Edward always knows just what to say at an awkward moment, doesn’t he? “This tie makes me look fucking fruity, doesn’t it?” Well, it got Bella to laugh, which Edward really needed to hear.
Edward leaves the dance with Tanya and goes back to her parents’ house. They start screwing around and then Edward has to stop and leave. Did Edward just have a epiphany??? I think our man-whore is changing…..all because of Bella.
Chapter 22 – BPOV
Edward gives Bella alcohol and a little pot and gets Bella to play 21 questions with him which is his clever little way to get to know her better. Bella finds out how Edward got his scar and what happened to the last slave. Now we see why Edward did not remove Bella from her restraints the night that Carlisle punished her. If it was like what happened with the last slave, Bella would have certainly been killed. It’s so sweet how Edward takes a hit from the joint and then blows it into Bella’s mouth. And staring into Edward’s eyes, Bella finally realized that she is stone cold in love with him.
So, what do you think about the slow burn Khar has created??? It’s delicious, isn’t it? We are already up to Chapter 22 and E & B still haven’t hooked up!
For next week - Chapters 23-26
As a native Chicagoan, I have a little interesting side note. Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside contains the remains of the Who’s Who of the Chicago Mafia. I have this really interesting book called “Graveyards of Chicago” which contains an entire chapter on Mt. Carmel Cemetery and who’s buried there. I thought you might find it interesting. I didn’t want to piss the author off my posting scans of my book, but I did find the author’s web site and he has a cool link to each of the cemeteries from his book and I’ve included the link. If Edward’s mom was real, she would be among interesting company .
Also, if you are interested in this sort of thing, I also own some of the co-author, Ursula Bielski's other books:
LOL! Do you think I'm a little macabre??? I do own all four of these books (well the last one -Creepy Chicago - is the kids version that I bought for my kids). I just find this stuff so interesting.