Chapter 12: This is not a chapter. Just want you guys to read this.
Wow, two great new chapters!! Thank you Virgofemme!😊
Yes!! Tristan is back😁 I missed him so much. I feel bad that he feels so strongly for Kimi and she doesn't really like him back.. If he can sense Claudia's and Lucas' energies don't mix shouldn't he see it for him and Kimi? maybe he's just ignoring it because he likes her that much.. Tristan was right this is the ONLY thing he and Lucas have in common.. I can't wait for Claudia and Tristan to get closer to each other. I think they can connect to each other better than Kimi and Tristan.
Lucas is so much drama *sigh* smh.. Claudia needs to stay away from him, I feel like Lucas isn't really over the Sean thing and will do something..
re: the anonymous review on literotica
First of all, I LOVE this story.
Virgofemme, I disagree completely with the anon reviewer. In my opinion Claudia is a great heroine in a coming of age story. She isn't perfect and she doesn't make the best decisions sometimes, but that's what growing up and being a teenager is all about.
There needs to be a few lessons learned and you can't do that with a straight to happily ever after story.. I think authors of stories with romance get a lot of pressure to keep the heroine on a straight path to the hero who is her one true love ... and some readers get upset if she is intimate with another character.
The anon reviewer probably wants this to be a Tristan and Claudia or Lucas and Claudia love story, but from the beginning I could tell that wasn't the type of story you wanted to write, am I right?
Also, sexism, misogyny and hypocrisy play a big part as well because if the hero of the story does something with another girl it gets looked over, as long as he's showing most interest in the heroine some readers can still enjoy the story. But, if the heroine does the the same, they get to judgmental to connect to the story because of double standards..
Some readers can't take a story seriously if the heroine isn't pure and perfect the whole time, but no ones perfect and I'm getting tired of reading the same stories because authors don't want to offend and it holds them back from writing what they want.. I really appreciate your story for being realistic and you're really talented
Don't listen to that anon I'm enjoying it and I will continue to read and review so please continue !!😊
The thing with Tristan is, I feel as if we only see what we want to see. Like red flags may be there, but often we choose to ignore them. With Tristan, he fully understands that Kimi and him don't truly meld, but he just doesn't care. I mean, he's just so into her that he still wants it anyways, even though he can see that it may be leading to heartbreak.
You make a good point with readers not liking if the heroine interacts with other people, but I feel like in real life, we never walk a straight line, but rather make mistakes and sometimes do stupid things in the midst of trying to figure out who we are and just what it is that we want in life. So, I hope that gives you and other people a better idea of what Claudia is all about.
That's right. I actually neevr intended for this to be a romance story, but more a coming of age tale that chronicles the craziness of teenage life, and what happens along that pathway which leads from the teenage years into adulthood. So, you are absolutely right about that.
Yeah, I just don't like the whole double standard thing, and I don't understand why heroes can sow their wild oats, but women can't? Lol. that's not to say I want to make my characters go wild and have sex with anyone and everyone, but I felt like there should be some sort of experimentation along they way by Claudia. Especially seeing as she has the type of friend who is like the exact opposite of who she is. So I just thought that some of Kimi would eventually rub off on her (NOT change her) and that she would fall into a situation that she wouldn't necessarily have done if she were by herself.
Well it's nice to hear that you find this story realistic. That tells me that I am at least doing something right. Lol.
I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Thanks a bunch, BreBre.