Passion has bloomed to love, but when Elliott’s estranged father shows up back on the scene, he brings trouble with him.
The dating thing goes well at first, with both of them taking things slow… though their passion can’t be contained. But when Elliott’s stepmother tells him she’s been in touch with his father, Elliott’s past comes back to remind him that hurting other people is wrong. Despite Simone trying to tell him there’s a difference between the sort of things they do in the bedroom and hurting someone in anger, Elliott again puts up an emotional block and Simone seeks refuge in a former lover’s embrace.
When I thought Elliott would open up, I was mistaken. Along with Simone.
Though he tries, really tries at the beginning of this part, he is still scared of his own feelings, suffers from his past, and is incapable of communication. He denies not only himself, but Simone too.
“Everyone has a limit, Elliott. Some people just have higher limits than others.”
I don’t agree with Simone’s cure for her broken heart, but of course I don’t have to, and I have to admit, it’s hot as hell.
“How do you stop hating?” he asked quietly.
“You try really, really hard.”
“What if you can’t?”
“Find something to love,” Molly told him with a light squeeze of his fingers. “You won’t have time to do so much hating.”
The story is perfectly executed, intense and provoking. I loved it!
Bliss. That was it, pure and simple, no way around it. No way to pretend it was anything else. It was bliss and magic and she was head over heels. No going back.
It was love.