At the beginning of chapter 20 Keira is still torn between Kellan and Denny and she lies to Denny. Thoughts?
Elena: Till she won’t choose and will stop lying to Denny, they all will keep hurting. I wish she said the truth. Even her friend Jenny tells her that time is up and she has to make a choice.
Tamie: I agree, Elena. I know a lot of peeps have said that they really hate Kiera. I get so mad at her that I just want to scream out loud…O, wait…I do that actually. That’s how you know the author is doing a great job. When you are that invested in a story and characters…what more could you ask for?
What do you think about Kellan’s confessions? Did they surprise you?
Tamie: OMG! My heart kinda broke learning all about what happened to him. I hurt for him so deeply. I also understand why he does what he does with women…it’s not a healthy choice, but I get it.
Elena: Yes and no. I was surprised by how hurtful his childhood was. I knew he was hiding a secret but I didn’t expect it was so painful. My heart ached for him even more. Whereas I wasn’t surprised by his confessions about women. I kind of knew it was a coping mechanism.
Keira doesn’t seem to be able to leave Denny yet, despite what transpired between her and Kellan. Why do you think that is?
Elena: I believe she doesn’t leave him yet, because she’s scared of the unknown. She knows how life with Denny is and what it entails, while she fears Kellan will tire of her at some point. And obviously she still cares about Denny, so this makes everything more difficult.
Tamie: Denny is a known entity, so she feels safe with him. Kellan on the other hand makes her feel passion, and other emotions in a way that I think scares the crap out of her. I also believe that Kiera doesn’t trust Kellan enough to make the break from Denny complete. She’s unwilling to give up the safety of Denny for the unknown with Kellan. Lastly, I agree that she still cares about Denny…not enough for a forever relationship tho
What do you think of the way Denny tried to find out if Kellan and Keira were an item?
Tamie: This was completely unexpected. I was absolutely shocked to be honest. My heart was pumping…
Elena: It was very stealthy and to be honest I don’t blame him. Yes, he kind of lied to them, but Keira wasn’t going to tell him the truth. I believe this was the only way he could find out.
Denny’s confrontation with Kellan at the end of chapter 23. Discuss…
Elena: I literally stopped breathing. This was a side of Denny I didn’t expect he had. I didn’t know whose part to take during that scene. They were both wrong but at the same time they were both right. Denny acted badly by hitting Kellan, that’s for sure. I guess he was exasperated and he felt betrayed by his girlfriend and his best friend, but this doesn’t give him the right to hit the other person. I wanted to jump into the book and make him stop. It was a hard scene to read.
Tamie: The whole scene was written perfectly, and I hurt for everybody the whole time I was reading it. I can understand Denny’s complete and utter fury, BUT…to continue to beat the crap out of someone who’s refusing to fight back?!? Nope, nope, nope. The ending of the chapter just tore my guts out.
Elena: “I love you…forever.”
Tamie: “I tried so hard to stay away from you, but I kept making excuses to touch you, to hold you,” he smiled coyly and looked away, “to nearly kiss you while watching porn. God, you have no idea how difficult that was to turn away from you.”
Elena: “He brought his lips to mine, kissing me deeply. The music behind us swelled along with my heart. Again, I doubted that I could do this, that I could let him leave me. It still felt so wrong. His leaving, after everything we’d gone through, felt completely wrong. How would I survive this? Surely the withdrawals of a permanent separation would break me into pieces. I missed him already, even with his lips pressed firmly to mine, I longed for him.”
Tamie: Elena’s is mine as well.
Elena: When Kellan gives Keira the silver chain.
Tamie: The Space Needle scene.
We hope you’ll weigh in now and join the discussion 🙂
Elena and Tamie