So glad you're going to tackle Part II. I'm patiently waiting. :-)Reviewer: BellaChica Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/10/09 05:31 am
Bravo! Bravo! This story was so compelling and powerful. I enjoyed reading it because it stirred up so many emotions. Your ability to show each character's flaws, attitudes, and misconceptions in life drew me in. I like the way you ended the story with Cassie alone to discover herself and what she needs in life and in a relationship. I look forward to reading the continuation. Thanks for sharing with us an excellent piece of writing.Reviewer: alphaangel Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/10/09 04:17 am
this was a wonderful story and i felt so wrapped up in the lives of cass and jamison. i look forward to part II. take your time but no matter how long....i know it's going to be good.Reviewer: vmck Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 09:53 pm
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Reviewer: Nakia Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 09:25 pm
True talent brings forth emotions in others and you are talented.
I can't wait for the next installment, but I can only imagine how much writing such realistic characters takes out of you, so when you're ready to continue the story of these people, I'll be here to enjoy.Reviewer: Anonymous Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 06:30 pm
Yeah!!! I am so happy to hear that Jamie, Cass, Ella and the whole cast will be back I truly enjoyed the development of them and their journey thru life and look forward to seeing more of them and what is going on with them.
Thank You Mira for an outstanding read props to you! :DReviewer: Thundakat Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 06:18 pm
Yeah!! Can't wiat!Reviewer: Kaci Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 06:13 pm
You deserve all of the praise that's been bestowed on you...you did a terrific job...reading has always been a such a passion and driving force in my life...I've discovered a whole world that I never even knew about or even dreamt to discover on the pages of the printed text...it is through people like you and the many wonderful authors on this site and in the literary world as a whole that I can appease this incessant need of mine to learn more...to be entertained...to allow myself to be carried away to a world of fantasy...that makes my life so great to live...no matter how drab or hectic my day has been...I look forward to coming home to unwind and put my real life cares and worries aside just for a little while...you don't know what YOU do for me...I just wanted you to know how much it means to me when you guys share a little bit of your creative minds with me...
I'm so glad that you will once again revisit these characters...heck yeah...they have been frustrating as heck...but they've touched upon so many emotions within me that I feel like they are my next-door neighbors...I'm glad you've given us a chance to enjoy a powerful story about flawed, gray characters who were anything but pretty and nice...their journey was real...gritty...and at many times...disturbing...but I was wholely entertained...I can understand needing to take a break...I know I'm drained just from reading it...can't imagine how you feel from writing them...but I just want to say is thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story with us...it bears repeating...you did a splendid job!!!
Looking forward to reading more of your work...until next time...see ya around...
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Date: 10/09/09 06:06 pm
This was a great story. I really appreciate it. I can't see where you would go with those two now. They have such a deeply rooted love hate relationship. I think this story proves that there really is a thin line between love and hate. Kudos honey! kudos to you!Reviewer: Dsmoothone Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 05:44 pm
Excellent story. I think the ending was perfect. I wouldn't mind a sequel though.Reviewer: jjazz59 Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 11:52 am
Great Story. Thanks for sharing. I was a bit put off at first with Cassie's 'until they accept' part. I wanted to slap her myself. My only care is Ella. More to love her. How lucky can one little girl be?Reviewer: SparkApCider Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 09:28 am
I waited to the end of this story to review it because I wanted to see where everyone would end up. And I have to say that I really loved how you ended it. I think Cassie raising her daughter as a single mother is not only the best thing for Cassie but for Ella, too! If she had stayed in her marriage or gotten together with Jamison (which I couldn't see happening) I think it would have prolonged her pain and added a lot of tense moments that eventually would have affected Ella.
It's a happy ending for Cassie in that she is now trying to find herself and that's really important. I think she spent a lot of time trying to identify herself through others expectations of her. So she really needs the time to find herself and when she does she may be ready to explore having a relationship with someone else but until that time she should just keep doing what she's doing.
I thought this was a great, angsty compelling story. And I look forward to reading your next story.
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Date: 10/09/09 08:12 am
I was wondering how much more she was going to take of Jamie's abuse. The first time he slapped her six years ago would have been the last....Then she was all whimpering and telling him that she loved him. Then he has the nerve to call her crazy like she said if she is what is he. The the mofo had the never to try and choke her out talking about he hate her again if he hates her he definitely should hate himself as well. This was a very intense update. I am not saying that Cassie is right from keeping Ella away from him but I so wish she had gotten some counselling not only for the relationship with Jamie but from the relationship with her parents you can't always bee what others want you to be you have to be true to yourself cause you're the only person you have to live with really.
Great update...thank youReviewer: Thundakat Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 05:47 am
OMG!!! This was such an awesome story with a beautiful ending. I had tears im my eyes when i read the last chapter.
I am SO proud of Cassie for finally growing up and be a good mommy to that precious child of hers. I love that she is so independent emotionally. she no lomger seeks validation from her parents or the men in her life. The fact that she has Mia and Jamie's parents to help does not take away from her independence. We all need friends and parent figures in our lives no matter how independent we are. I am glad she did not shut out the people who actually help her become a better person.
I am happy Jamie has agood relationship with his daughter. I am also glad he is getting help with his anger issues. I wouldn't want him hurting Ella. As for Octavia, she is a better woman than iam. I would not have forgiven Jamie. So i hope he will not disappoint her again.
I think its a good thing Mason moved away. It gave Jamie a chance to get to know his daughter. I hope he moves on wiyh his life and have kids of his own. He still sees Ella on the holidays right? I think that is enough.
I am so disappointed with Cass's parents. I hope they eventually come around for Ella's sake.
Shuold you do a sequel? YES, YES YES. Im not sure i want Cass and Jamie back together though. I want Cass to be truly happy. So whatever man you chose for her must truly deserve the woman Cass has become.
Mira, the story was awesome. Girl you are a great talent. I look forward to reading more from you.Reviewer: Princesa Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 05:41 am
Mason. Mason. Mason. I'm so disappointed in him. He claimed to love Ella as his own, yet he walked out on her.
I'm glad Tav forgave Jamison and is making their marriage work. It's nice to know their love isn't toxic.
Cassie, ugh! Towards the end I couldn't stand her. Even though she claimed to be independent, she was still whining and seemingly very dependent on Tricia, Jimmy, and her best friend. Maybe she and Ella should have been the ones to move to San Diego so she could truly stand on her own two feet.
Reviewer: YHH Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 01:32 am
I LOVE it! You know there has to be more to story, so i don't know who your fooling ;) I loved the pacing of it,you had guessing to see if Jamison was in the picture or not. Very realistic to see eveything is not wrapped up with a big shiny bow. Well done! I'm a sucker for happy endings so on to the next part. Keep up the FANTASTIC writing!...Reviewer: Melissa Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 01:18 am
Wow, what a complex story. The drama is finally over. I'm glad to see Cassie getting her life together and allowing the healing process to strengthen her. Glad Mason moved on. Maybe he'll find someone to love again. Disappointed in Cassie family's reaction. Its as though they live life in a bubble and don't want to deal with real life, so sad that they're not even trying to salvalge their relationship with Cassie. I'm saddened that despite all the sex, Jamie still chose Tav over Cassie. I really hope she's not still in love with him and is able to move on to find true love with someone else. I'm soo disappoited in Jamie, its like Cassie was good enough to screw around with but never good enough to marry. Tav sure is a special woman to accept him as well as his cheating. I hope she doesn't regret it. One good thing is that he loves his Ella. Ella is still a cutie pie trying to cope with all the changes in her life. Please continue with a story for Cassie. It would really be nice for her to have a happy ending. I don't know about Jamie but she's definitely growing up and becoming more mature mentally. She deserves some love and happiness.Reviewer: baha_malo Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 12:58 am
Wow. I didn't expect this and yes it does feel like a beginning. But what kind? She has no time for pesky male-female relationship? Maybe not now, but she has to live again at some point. I would love to see what you come up with for the continuation of "their" story.Reviewer: BellaChica Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 12:17 am
I'd love if you'd continue...call me greedy...but this is too good to let go...
But if not...I've got to tell you this was one hell of a ride...the resolution...though not entirely expected...probably is the best thing for Ella's sake...hate Mason can't put aside his feelings of bitterness for Cass to realize that Ella still needs him in her life...his relationship with her, Ella, is separate from the disillusionment of his marriage...I'm proud that Jamison stepped up to the plate for Ella and he does have the capacity to love someone besides himself...maybe through her he'll learn how to treat women with more respect...I hope he realizes he would never want any man to treat his daughter as he has treated her mother and his wife...I'll be blunt here...Octavia is a fool...there's no way in hell that I'd still be wearing Jamison's ring and allowing his faithless ass back in my bed...especially not after he disrespected me and our marriage by bringing another woman...his ex he can't seem to get over feigning for...into our into our new apartment and screwing her brains out with no thought of me or the vows we took...she must be some kind of woman to forgive something like that...I don't know if I could be so generous and mature about that situation...I was so surprised to read that they were still together and she's seems to be sharing a nice relationship with Ella...though that innocent child is not the blame for the selfishness and callousness of her parents and their destructive relationship...
I'm so happy for Tricia and Jimmy getting a chance to know their granddaughter...especially Tricia...Ella's one lucky little girl to have someone like Tricia in her life...
I give up trying to understand or even sympathize with Hayden and Lynn...they are both beneath contempt...but they're doing what they do best...ignoring their daughter and dismissing her feelings at a time when she needs them the most...Cass is right...they don't deserve to have her or Ella in their lives...one of the best decisions she's ever made...
But more than anything...I'm so proud of Cass...finally she's taken ownership of her life...she's taken back her power and discovering who she is and she's putting the most important person in her life ahead of everyone...her daughter...and whether she knows it or not...she's empowering Ella to become the strong woman she was always intended to be...good for her for recognizing just how destructive she and Jamison are for each other...love shouldn't cause pain and uncertainty and make you feel as if you have to give up who you are to be someone else for the one you love...they accept you as you are...the constant push and pull and the physical violence when things go wrong and the blatant disrespect should be clear indication that what you're experiencing is not love...but obsession...sick obsession...glad she's taking the time to grow as a person...she's learning to love Cass and that's always a good thing...
I'm most impressed with your story...it was an awesome read...you have skills girl...and I'll be only the lookout if you want to gift us with another of your little gems...
Two thumbs all the way up...you did soooooo good girl!!!!Reviewer: attheritz Signed [Report This]
Date: 10/09/09 12:08 am