|Reviews for The Promotion|
| Poppyxxxx chapter 31 . 3/16/2014
AHHH! I totally was not expecting that! I thought Jon was like really in love with Jenna but he was just trying to save his pride and being annoying and cracking jokes because he didn't want anyone to see how upset he was. And I figured he didn't tell her his room number because he felt she was better off with Wesley or something, and so he didn't want to make her make a choice (Casablanca-esque, perhaps?). But why did Jon do the big romantic gesture of flying to Ukraine? If Wesley told him to alienate Jenna, which he did, and then Wesley felt bad and called him to come out there, WHAT? I need to know what happens! I can't remember whose team I was on the last time I read this (I had to read all 31 chapters because I forgot what happened)...but I'm still unsure. I think I want her to be with Wesley. Things go badly with Wesley when he's feeling bad about something, but when he's not, they're good together and I feel like he does love her, and she could love him.
Jon, I also thought he loved her, and she could probably love him, but sometimes I worried Jon loved Jenna almost in competition with Wesley, like it probably wouldn't last, and then now I don't know if Jon loved her at all because he took Wesley's offer! And I guess, in an ideal world, maybe he loved her but took Wesley's offer out of spite, then dropped all those Paris hints and not-playing-by-the-rules things to Jenna, hoping she'd figure it out and ditch Wesley and then come back to him once he'd explained his sneaky unveiling of what a horrible thing Wesley had done, except that seems a little far-fetched. But now it makes sense that, when he was asking why she chose Wesley, if it was because of the way he had behaved, he wanted to know if he would have won if it weren't for Wesley's bribe-and her answer, that she wanted a traditional family, meant that he would not have won anyway. EXCEPT THAT I FEEL LIKE JON ONLY WANTED TO WIN. But maybe he loved Jenna before he wanted to win, it just quickly became a competition with his cousin. I don't know!
I'm on Jenna's side, and I think Jenna needs to be on Wesley's side. Because I was all for her loving Anya and needing someone to co-parent, and if she can love Wesley (and I think he clearly loves her, first love issues aside), then it makes the most sense to be with Wesley. And I know that's unromantic, according to Marie, but I think he loves her, and I think she will end up falling in love with him, and more importantly, Anya would bring them together. The thing about Wesley is, yes, he did trade her for a townhouse, but-okay, I can't believe I'm even trying to excuse this-he traded a townhouse for another shot with her. Not in exchange for her, because there was no way he could guarantee she'd want him even if Jon was out of the picture, but in exchange for a second chance, so she wouldn't immediately go running to Jon and he'd get one more day or so to try to win her over. (I hate using the term 'win' so much.) Obviously, yeah, that was a bad move. But he told Jenna, and I hope she forgives him. (Chuck Bass traded Blair for a hotel in Gossip Girl, and I feel like it was way worse then, and I still wanted them to end up together-I mean, not immediately, but a few seasons later.) It was a stupid thing to do, but I feel like he did it for the right reasons-he couldn't bear the thought of losing Jenna. Now, I think the important thing to ask is, he couldn't bear the thought of losing her, or is it that he couldn't bear the thought of losing her to Jon? Because if it's just a competition for Wesley-which, he actually MADE it into a competition, now that I remember-then no, he doesn't deserve her. But, this is what I hope: I hope that it was a desperate move because he couldn't bear the thought of screwing up and losing her again. And yes, it reminds Jenna what a control freak he is, and how he had to try to control her decision by offering up a townhouse, but he knows that he would never be able to control her decision. And I think that's what he likes about her, that he can buy the planet but he can't predict Jenna.
Okay so I thought I was on Jon's side for a little bit, and now it seems like I'm gravitating back toward Wesley-I get it, Jenna, you deserve someone who makes you GLOW. But I think there are other things that can make you glow, like Anya, or whatever, maybe even Wesley if he gets his act together (which I think he will get his act together! I really want him to!). And Jon may have made her glow, but it seems like she didn't exactly make Jon glow, and that's kind of important, you know. Unless it's a big scheme and Jon is actually head-over-heels in love with Jenna and would never have taken a townhouse for her but to expose Wesley's cheating mind, or whatever.
AHHH! I'M SO CONFUSED. I want Jenna to just be by herself and single, for a little while, but I know that a) she NEEDS to have Anya and b) she would miss Wesley. The thing is, I think she would also miss Jon.
| FlabbergastedFae chapter 31 . 3/16/2014
Wait... what did Robin want to talk about though? What was her call with Jon about? What did Wesley mean when he said people say ridiculous things when they're drunk (what exactly did Jon say?)? It obviously had something to do with the townhouse/Jenna trade, but forgive my denseness and tell me what!
Also, I'm TOTALLY confused regarding "I'm the reason Jon acted the way he did." When? When is he talking about? When did Jon act that way? The phone call before she said she had picked him and hung up, or what? Maybe I'm accustomed to having bad boyfriends, but I didn't see any of Jon's behavior as "alienated."
I would appreciate it so much if you answered my questions! Thanks. And by the way I really like your story - I hope the last chapter ties up all loose strings!
| excited chapter 31 . 3/12/2014
Hurry wit d last chapter i cant wait
| Guest chapter 31 . 3/12/2014
Wens the next update I hav been waitin for ages for it... XD
| Guest chapter 31 . 3/7/2014
Amazing can't wait for the next update XD
| kiwi chapter 31 . 3/4/2014
So, I read this start to finish in one for fell swoop. Couple of things;1). This reminds me of the Gilmore Girls. Why? Fuck if I know. 2). I'm having a hard time adjusting to the fact that these *aren't* real people. That being said, I'm super lucky that they aren't because if I ever came across Wesley or Jon I may kill them and Robin would make me broke. 3). I read your story about Derek and Nichole and I loved it:except for the end. I love that she wound up being a strong single female, but nothing felt resolved. I'm a little worried that it's going to happen again and Dammit I h hate men now.
| Zara chapter 31 . 2/20/2014
I really really really love this story, I love Wesley but Jenna deserves so much better than a guy who lied to her constantly, than a guy whose ex-gf will ALWAYS be on a pedestal higher than her, than a guy that whatever he does or wherever he goes with Jenna he's probably going to remember Kim and the time he did the same thing with her.
I've read your stories so I know that this story won't have the ending were all hoping for. Jenna probably won't go for Jon cos he was a fucking douche who'd rather have a stupid townhouse than her.
And that's fine tbh, because like I said Jenna deserves better than these two. But after 31 chapters and 248k words I think all your readers just really wanted to see Jenna be with someone who she'll love and who'll love HER and want to be with HER and is willing to have a family just because it'll be with HER.
Anyways I hope you do make a good choice that does result in us Jenna fans being happy for her too!
| xxSongBirdxx chapter 31 . 2/17/2014
Wow very much enjoying this story seems she has choice to make Wesley or Jon or. None
| DrainNotes chapter 31 . 2/17/2014
Both Weseley and Jon are douchebags (although I realize Jenna isn't perfect either). I hope Jenna ends up with George, he is sweet, and Jenna seemed to have a good time on their date together.
| mylittleprincess chapter 31 . 2/16/2014
I think leave both them ,and go find a good men for yourself, update more please.
| leavesfallingup chapter 11 . 2/16/2014
The girl has serious denial issues. I'm curious about how Wesley will react when he finds out that she understands French after all. He almost figured it out already with the bookstore discussion.
| leavesfallingup chapter 9 . 2/16/2014
Maria understood Trevor much better than Jenna ever did.
One note: you almost never make typing or spelling mistakes, so I thought that you might like to correct this one. You typed: "I guess you've gown on me after all these years." I suspect that you meant "grown."
| leavesfallingup chapter 4 . 2/16/2014
Oh yeah... one small issue... nothing important, mind you, just a little thing... miniscule, really... I might have inadvertantly... not intentionally mind you... but perhaps by accident... let all of my relatives believe that you... hmmm, how should I put this?
Oh well, here it is: My relatives think that they'll be meeting my fiance... you... There, you see? Just a minor issue. We should sleep. This a long flight and you'll need your rest.
| Guest chapter 31 . 2/15/2014
Wow. That was intense.
| somewherecoldviasocal chapter 31 . 2/15/2014
Holy shit. I was not expecting that. I was expecting something juicy, but the townhouse?! Really? Who does that? And then for Jon to accept it? Ugh. These "men." I was a fan of Wesley (even still) until he opened his mouth this chapter. Now I want Jenna to be on her own and just co-parent. I can't wait for the next chapter (even if it is the last *tear*)! Thank you for this story! :)