|Reviews for Meet Me Halfway|
| Originally Pristine chapter 14 . 9/29
I agree with augmentedDREAMS, the review below mine.
I loved Kayla and her kindness, but her life decisions sucked hard. There were so many opportunities for her to do better for herself, but she passed every single one of them. She kept giving in time after time after time. Eventually, I was predicting what Kayla was going to do, and I had to fight with myself from rolling my eyes childishly. "Oh great. She gave in. Oh great, she's forgiving him again. Oh great, she's just going to completely ignore his biting insults. What's new. What is new."
Also, the plot. It was entertaining, but after a while it was starting to feel a little bit like it was a soap opera because of the cliches and heightened drama.
I found myself being increasingly more frustrated with Mr Lee and Kayla. I seriously wanted to slap them both. Dylan for being the cowardly insensitive douchebag that he is and Kayla for being kind of really pathetic. And the only time I felt Kayla redeemed herself was when she finally stood her ground near the end of the story. (But even then she kind of let him cuddle her a little whilst she was crying which I also did not approve.)
If the story didn't end the way it did with Mr Lee suffering then I would've been completely and utterly disappointed in the story and maybe even the author.
Last thing, if you wanted to prove a point by making a character like Mr Lee then kudos to you, dear author, because you have certainly done just that. There is certainly a lesson to be taught in this story. There aren't any happy endings with people like Dylan. Any person who has any ounce of self-respect would walk away.
| augmentedDREAMS chapter 14 . 6/28
The only thing I liked about thus story was the ending. And well, the idea. Don't take me wrong, I love it that you took such a great idea and completed it into an acceptable story... I just wish that you hadn't portrayed Kayla as so... pathetic.
Throughout the fourteen chapters I waited for Kayla to reach self-actualization, I waited for her to notice when Dylan called her a nobody, I waited for her to get on her own feet, use the money she and her father had earned and maybe join a community college and not be a lowly "cleaner" anymore. But all I got was her moping and pining after Dylan till the last minute. I wanted for her to be over him, be more self-confident and self reliant by the end of the story and just shake her head in disappointment at seeing Dylan's car outside her house.
Anyway, regardless of my unfounded expectations I liked the ending very much and I hope that someday you come back to edit the story to give it more substance and maturity. This story has great potential, it just needs a little work.
P.S. I loved it that Dylan was so miserable till the end. Frankly, he deserved it and that is one part that I wouldn't want you to change in the story at all.
| iamleslie chapter 14 . 8/23/2014
i hope there's a sequel :)
| percy44442 chapter 14 . 1/2/2014
...feeling faint...o m g
Wat did I just read!? What?
Why? How? WHY?!
I read that story on fan fiction. I don't usually read from fiction press.
The one on fan fiction.
How will that end?
It will be different...
Like you said you will...
Poor Xiao Lang. Sakura.
But... this isn't them right...?
Yeah, this is a different story.
| lovely lilting lullabies chapter 14 . 12/22/2012
You suck. You really do. :(
Nut I'm favouriting this story anyways :D
| veroniica chapter 1 . 12/12/2012
Can you do a SECUEL PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE? I want them sooooooooooo bad together... please! I want him suffer but in the end together... :(
| lanagon39 chapter 7 . 11/10/2012
Gosh, all I could think was Mr. Darcy's "I love you against my better judgement" moment.
...Except her reaction was quite different to Elizabeth's :)
| Summer-Chickies chapter 14 . 10/19/2012
That is such a sad ending! Why did you leave it like that?! Danielle's PREGNANT REALLY, HE SLEPT WITH HER!
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 14 . 10/15/2012
Wow! This story really made me think. Te ending was very different and unexpected. I kept thinking they'd get back together but I like it this way. Jed's cool.
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 6 . 10/14/2012
| somethingme chapter 14 . 10/9/2012
| rainbowteardrops chapter 14 . 10/4/2012
"The best thing about falling in love with the wrong man was that I learned how to fully appreciate the precious moment when I found the right one"
LOVED. THIS. LINE.
I read your story first, the Cardcaptor Sakura fanfic first so I looked for other stories you authored and I found this and "Almost." It's funny cause you used the same plot but elevated the status of Syaoran's "engaged" to Connor's "married" which I'm afraid to say that I didn't like that much since you know, it involves adultery and all. I miss the romance, fluff and sweetness of your previous works despite the grammar mistakes. Sort of reminds me of my most favorite Cardcaptor Sakura fanfic "Deeper." It also has this rekindling the old love thing Nevertheless I'm really glad to see that you've improved so much. Your writing has become much much more polished. You're gifted as a writer. Have you ever considered becoming one professionally?
About this story, contrary to what you wrote I loved the ending. I didn't want Keys to end up with Dylan. She suffered and will suffer if she did. In addition, I did not like Dylan at all because he was too wavering and too weak (these are the men that I hate, reminds me of my ex. lol). He was also pompous, selfish, class-conscious and inconsiderate. A typical wealthy man. But I do understand why he chose his empire over her. Hello? You can't just abandone this company you built with care for years just for one person. Imagine the employees that will get laid off if you did! And the families that they had to feed! But what I love about "Meet Me Halfway" is that it's very realistic. It can happen to anyone. I've heard of a story like this in real life, but the difference is that the guy, who married the woman who he was forced to marry by his family, actually kept the girl on the side as a "mistress" because he didn't want to lose her. So you can just imagine how lucky you female character is:P
I highly encourage you to write more lovely stories. You have a gift, girl. :)
| Guest chapter 14 . 8/9/2012
So good I glad you told a real story. What a great ending!
| The Quotidian Life chapter 14 . 8/8/2012
I read this novel and your oneshot too and I have to say its really well writte. And I love every bit of it. All the angst and the romance.
I'm not sure whether you'll get this, but I'm quite sad that Dylan and Kayla didn't end up together but I guess dylan didn't learn from his mistakes in the end.
| DefineVintage chapter 14 . 8/8/2012
Aww, the ending is so bittersweet! But one of the most unique endings I've read on here as usually you only get completely happy endings or really sad, tragic ones. I like how this is realistic and meets the two in the middle and how Kayla does sort of move on, despite me wanting them to be together ultimately. Anyway really liked this and thought I'd drop a short review to say so :)