C: Have you ever studied Bosch’s paintings? They are crazy..check out the left panel that Evie is so intent on studying..AM: Painting = Foreshadowing!!!!
SG: No I haven’t but ya know it’s freaky! and I so totally agree with ya AM
C: I love that Evie always gets those flutters when Reed comes near..could you imagine having something like that?
Oh the way Reed lifts her and carries her to an empty room and the way he allows Evie to work everything out in her head (all the angel stuff that is).
AM: Is it me or are Evie and Reed completely honest with each other! It’s so unusual, how open they are with each other, despite the little things he cannot say yet.
SG: I loved this about them... It’s like they can’t help it. Which lets face they have amazing chemistry!
AM: SECRETS REVEALED!!!!
C: *Falls to floor* Reed can hear Evie’s heart sing! Sing people! How dang romantic is that...I hate her! *Cries in the corner*
AM: Chele you’ll be okay. This is why we share! Lol
SG: *pats Chele on the head* girl it’s all good just go with the how romantic part! Guess what I did when I got to this part... yeah you guessed it *Swoon*
C: So much is explained to Evie in this chapter, finding out she’s an angel and then understanding the soul mate thing geesh, I think I would have just passed out.
SG: There is only so much one girl can handle … right? Well Not our Evie, she takes it like a champ if you ask me!
AM: “There is one thing I have learned in all of the time that I have been here, and it is the best lesson I can teach you. It is this: never presume to know the mind of God.” Wow. Good Advice Reed. Love it!
C: Well yes for angels and humans ;)
AM: “Human women are much too fragile, too breakable; one would have to use extreme restraint to…” *Looks around sheepishly.* Um... Break Me!!
SG: *rolls around* Oh hey wait a min. No REED!!! over here!! Me look at me!
C: LOL!! Seriously!
AM: Is anyone else reading this chapter and is excited by all the Angel Lore?? (Geeks OUT!!!)
SG: Right here this girl! (Geeks Out with AM) Reed is going all out
AM: “I want those thousand years with you, Evie, you have no idea how much I want them. I want a thousand years, and then I want a hundred thousand more.” -Reed *Passes Out*
SG: Can I just say....
C: *Falling to pieces!!* I would be putty in his strong capable hands!
AM: Russell is her soulmate!! Doesn't anyone else feel like this is a big deal?? While Reed has been alive for years, so has Evie and Russell BUT they have been together!!!! (Don’t scoff on #TeamRussell Lol)
SG: Well here is my thought on that... and this is what I was thinking while pondering the Soulmate thing... Yes, Evie and Russell have been together all these lives before and yes *been together as well* but, BUT I don’t think Reed and Evie have ever crossed paths on earth or in Paradise, because if so well.. you see what would have happened!
Chapter 12 The Portrait
C: True story- I’ve never been asked to sit for a portrait but I can imagine it would be tedious! Unless of course Reed was sitting there gazing at me with his mega hot green eyes!
SG: Never been asked either... but umm if Reed was gazing at me I don’t really think I could sit still... *waggles eyebrows*
C: Reed calls Evie his girlfriend *waaahhhh!* Oh snap, he also said “she’s mine!” I like a little jealousy in a guy.
SG: LOVE LOVE the Alpha male *rawr*
AM: Girlfriend!!! *Yells Loudly*
C: Here we are with some more foreshadowing..if you haven’t read these books before take note..I won’t give it away but something interesting in the story of Persephone!
AM: Persephone is an interesting dilemma. Ladies and gents, who would you pick? Your mother/Family or Hades/Lover? Russell or Reed? Or someone else? *Smirks*
SG: I love the Persephone story! I’ve always found it very interesting.. and yeah what would you do if put in that kind of situation? **pssttt AM quit that!!! someone else is TAKEN**
C: Evie finally grasping that she has a choice to make here between Reed or Russell, angel or soul mate..why can’t we all be so lucky ;)
AM: OMG Chele, I pondered the same thing, but I think being emotionally torn by more than one love would be incredibly difficult. Lol Maybe we’re the lucky one’s. (NAHHHHHHH! Lol)
SG: I think that some *ahem* people can relate to this... being in love with more than one person? YES totally can happen when you are young .. been there done that. It is very emotionally draining and very rewarding at the same time. I love how I can connect with Evie this way b/c she does love them both!
C: At dinner we catch yet another glimpse of Evie trying to protect Reed from danger.
C: Shall we all now take a moment to absorb the most romantic declaration since Mr. Darcy spoke his love for Elizabeth Bennett.. “..the affection that I feel for you cannot be measured on Earth, or in Paradise...” says Reed to Chele. *Chele swoons and wakes up* Okay so he said it to Evie but still I love him!
AM: Hahahaha, I thought I read the wrong book. Lol Chele’s new name. “Delusional Chelly.”
SG: *in a puddle of goo* over here **Oh Chele needs to write some Reed FanFiction!
Chapter 13 Coldwater
C: As we start 13 we find that Reed and Evie are spending lots of time together talking and bonding. I’m actually kind of disappointed that I don’t get to actually share these moments with them :(
C: Freddie! Starting to look cute too. We haven’t had a whole lot of Freddie time, yet.
AM: Freddie!! *Argh!!*
SG: I really think at this point Freddie is a really cool guy :) Geeky and just cool
C: Is it funny that Evie wants to get Russ a firewall so bad?
AM: Is her way to show she cares and wants to protect Russell. *Awe*
C: Note to guys out there..leave a sweet word or two when you send us girls a note! Nothing like a frat party to numb the disappointment of your boytoy being out of town ;)
AM: We like text messages, emails, notes, tweets, FB tags, Contact just because :-* lol.
SG: Yes, and even notes on the mirrors/windows when it’s foggy … anything corny and such *Hubby Take Note*
AM: Buns!! Brownie!! (WTF?! Haha... I’m going to ignore that fact they’re dressing up as L.A MILF’s.)
C: I’m totally doing that next Halloween..bumper sticker on the bum! haha
SG: I didn’t think I could love these girls anymore... proven wrong everytime! and srsly Chele I want pictures of that!
C: So when Russ and Evie are sitting in the closet she argues with herself that she isn't “safe” for Russ and it seems like even though she knows she is undeniably attracted and pulled to Reed that she would pick Russ if it was safe.
AM: YES Russell!!! “Genevieve, just so ya know, this wouldn’t hurt ya so much if you were makin’ the right decision.” #TrueStory
SG: I want to be all like Awww Russ but well here I am again on Just Friends Team … I love Russ I do, I just don’t love him for Evie :(
C: Thank goodness Freddie is just a brother figure. We couldn't deal with anymore
love drama for poor Evie.
AM: Or could we, mo chroi!! *Giggles*
SG: *smack* Da … quit it he’s MOIN! *raises eyebrow...the left one* LOL
C: I’m a bit mad at Evie since Reed made it clear she shouldn’t leave and here she goes off to Clearwater.
AM: Hard-headed girl, smh.
SG: you all be mad I’m like that is exactly what I would do... I’m a rebel that way though tell me not to do something even if it’s for my own safety and well off I go :)
Chapter 14 Opposites Attract
C: First time that I really dislike Russell is here, when we see what he does to the hard drive Evie bought.
AM: Russell you arse! *Giggles, arse.* In his defense, he’s hurt. People do messed up things all the time when they're hurt. He still loves her. Big Time!! They’re soulmates! Lol
SG: I totally giggled when he did this … yeah he’s really hurt and well he’s just acting out like a guy would.
C: Let’s play field hockey! Candace = Biotch!! Seriously, do not like that chica. HAHA, their team sucks wind big time!
AM: Waaaaaaaaaaah! She called Evie a geek! Um what’s wrong with being a geek? (Geeks are cool.)
SG: Candace = ductape, and the trunk of a car … STAT!
C: Awww, the way Evie runs towards Reed when she seems him. *Silly grin on my face*
AM: “Awash with excitement and the anxiety of a new relationship, my feet leave a snail like pattern in the dewy grass as I move toward him. All the anger and embarrassment of the past couple hours melts away as I pick up my pace, running the last few steps to meet him. Wrapping my arms around his waist, I rest my face against his chest.” ***This is such an awesome feeling. When someone can make the frustration of life disappear for a few moments. *Awe*
C: *Awe* Yes! AM and SG do that for me *giggles*
SG: *AWE* if I was a crier I would so cry but well I can do the head tilt thing *awe* *giggles*
Chapter 15 Light and Shadow
C: Such a swoon worthy chapter...oh where do I begin? There are just too many highlights here but I adore that Reed carves miniatures of Evie.
C: Oh and the whole stripping off his shirt to show her his wings....*Faints*
AM: Apprehension enters Reed’s eyes as the sound of popping and crunching bone resonates from behind him. My eyes widen, seeing a mass of charcoal-hued feathers rising from behind his broad shoulders and continuing to arch well past his neck to about midway behind his head. The raspy sound of my shallow breathing echoes in my ears while his wings retract into a resting position. He hasn’t unfolded them fully so I have no idea just how far they can expand.” ***I nearly died. OMG.
SG: I did die a little... OMG again here we have Wicked Words being thrown at us! You know its great when this section gets your heart racing!
C: Uh Oh, Evie is so taken by his wings she drops the bomb about her ‘shadow man”!
AM: Oh Snap! (Get Mad! lol)
AM: How sexy was that Mac and Cheese scene?!?!?
C: I wonder if I make Mac N Cheese and feed it to my man if it will seem as vavavoom as that scene? Hmmmm
SG: Oh great now that’s what I’m wondering! *runs off to try it*
AM: Prolly, just make sure everyone else is in bed. Lol
C: The rose petals in the symbol..that is not a good sign.
AM: More Angel Lore!! Power, Reaper and Virtue angels! *Gasp*
SG: I LOVE the Angel Lore parts!! especially when explaining well ugh that’s later *head desk*
AM: *Shocked face* She loves him... (<<
C: Evie tears me apart here..how can Reed push her away so easily? However, on a bright note Reed is now free to love me instead ;) YAY ME! <<
AM: :-( “I push my way out of his car. With my world crumbling, I stumble toward my room with tear-blinded eyes. I want to disappear from his sight before I fall apart.” Poor Evie, poor US!!!!!
SG: Talk about gut wrenching! I could feel it in my gut in this scene!
1) What does Freddie bring Evie in the library while she is hiding out from Russ?
2) What is Russell’s new girls name?
3) Chapter 15, What meal does Evie make for Reed?
4) What is Evie’s ‘only victory over my misery?
5) Finish this quote: “You’re wrong— I know you are because I wouldn’t feel this way about you
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