new reader here lol
okay, personally, even though the prologue told me that james probably did some retarded thing after they "reunited" after 8 years to hurt her,
i REALLY REALLY REALLY think that johanna has no right to think the way she's thinking.
introducing james to alex is one thing but just telling james is another thing.
if johanna knew that she had hurt him before their relationship at hogwarts ended, then i personally dont think that she should have been expecting him to go looking for her.
like hell if i had an ex who hurt me that deeply, then i sure as HELL wouldn't go looking for her.
so her attitude about that REALLY REALLY drives me insane.
the way james is living... i condemn that lifestyle. i really do but quite frankly, seeing it from his point of view, it almost makes sense in the weirdest ways.
im not one of those girls who like thinks its okay for a guy to be a player but a girl can't be a whore. im definitely not.
but that part about jo hoping that james had been stronger, i really think that was a bit pretentious of her and everyone else to think that. like she says he covered himself in darkness but i REALLY cant help but think that she was the one to put him in that situation in the first place.
i have no idea what was going on in their relationship, like the details and living that way really isn't good, even if the potions there arent his.
i dunno. jo's determination to protect alex and put him first is understandable b/c he's her son.
and i may be wrong but what i have read so far is that her attitude towards james is really annoying and completely unjustified.
james said something about how he couldn't stand being with someone who thinks she's above him.
i dont necessarily think that jo realizes shes thinking that way but essentially, she is. i mean, i dunno. james probably had been a twat too but to me, it looks like their entire relationship had ended first because of jo hurting james.
what james will do NOW is another story
but so far, i cant stand jo's attitude :P
i think you're a good writer lol
this is a difficult story to read.
liek not difficult as in trying to read shakespeare
but its difficult b/c its so full of angst that is REALISTIC
AND because jo's annoying me right now.
like. majorly. no offense LOL
hahaha i hope you dont have me for telling you that i hate your main character because i do.
but i really do like your writing and i think this will turn out interestingly lol
the prologue already tells me that james will be a twat and even if jo sort of deserves it, he will probably take it too far because she hurt him too much and then they'll end up into a blubbering mess where they end up in the prologue.
which then, i'll have to decide how i feel towards jo
but currently, i have no positive feelings except for acknowledgement that she's at least a good mom even if i dont think she's a good... girlfriend? wife? a girl being attached? material LOL
Author's Response: First off, let me just say thanks so much for the long review. Seriously, as much as every review is appreciated, the long ones are worth about a hundred times as much as the people who go "OMG great job, keep it up" and that's it.
Secondly, it's fine that you don't like her, that kind of means i'm doing my job. I mean I don't want people to hate her but James does (sort of) and that means I'm doing well with putting people in his head. That would also explain why I haven't got any hate notes for James, because Jo doesn't hate him. If any of that made any sense. The only thing I ask though, is to wait until after chapter 8 when she explains her what she did and why she did it to completely hate her. Maybe it will just make you hate her more, but at least then you'll have all the facts.
As for the "stronger" comment it wasn't like she had intentionally set out to hurt him just to see if he could pass some sort of test or something. She just acted like a stupid child. When she said that, she was saying that she thought he would have been strong enough to move past the hate and move on, maybe even be happy with someone else or something.
I feel the same way about that lifestyle but i'm really glad that James's view of it cast him a better light then his choices would look from the outside.