Reviews for To Feel the Sun
A Girl chapter 19 . 1/7/2017
Hello. Just want to let you know that this is one of my favorite stories. I loved how you built up the romance between Jonah and Gracie. I loved how you wrote Sarah and Gracie's relationship. I love your portrayal of how Simon and Gracie's relationship did not work out. I know you wrote this a long time ago, and I read it a few years ago, but still I read it again and again. This story never fails to make my heart feel better. It always makes me smile. Thank you for writing this.
anon25 chapter 1 . 11/8/2016
you are literally my fav author ever. and this is my fav story ever. i come back to read this over and over and over again. i've done this so many times over the years. this story is just so special to me. maybe it's because i can relate to grace on more than a few levels. and i just absolutely love jonah - i think everyone essentially wants someone like jonah, someone who can see them for who they are. i've never been in a relationship before (and i'm in my 20s) but this story gives me hope. just love everything about this, it's written so beautifully. thank you for this story, it's just got a hold on me! life wouldn't be the same without it :)
ugh chapter 14 . 6/12/2016
this is so perfect i can't
Du chapter 20 . 1/30/2016
I really enjoyed reading this. It was quite fun :) I didn't find Grace obnoxious in the least, just a little oblivious, but that's okay. I loved Jonah from the start. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm a sucker for Irishmen, but gah. Thank you for writing this! I'm off to read the sequel ;)
Ai chapter 20 . 12/13/2015
Please continue writing! I think you are active on Twitter, but you're not active on here...
butjonah chapter 17 . 11/4/2015
I feel bad for Laura. Sure, the comment about Gracie being with the cellist and Carlin was a no-no, but it wasn't her fault she was attracted to and wanted to make a move on Jonas, without knowing about Gracie and Jonas's...thing. Jonas and Gracie don't even know what's going on between them. And she got harshly rebuffed and laughed at. Poor woman.
BbbutJonah chapter 16 . 11/4/2015
Also: I agreed with a lot of the things that Sarah aaid to Grace, but she shouldn't have said it the way she did, especially for the reasons she did. Glad she's finally realizing what a Grade A B**** she'd been.
butJonah chapter 16 . 11/4/2015
How is Danielle so perfect? How!? I kind of wish you'd written a story centered on her.
Moving on, I loved the fluff. So cute! Cue squealing.
butJOOOOONAH chapter 15 . 11/4/2015
Okay. Okay. I. Just. Okay.
I really appreciated the self-evaluation in this chapter.
butJonah chapter 14 . 11/4/2015
Um. Well. That was some timing, Jonah. I love you, but your finally come out and confess like that...yeah, your timing needs work. It seems a bit uncharacteristic of you to blurt everything out like that and make a move now, too. But oh well. I'll just shut up now and be happy things are finally moving forward.
Guest chapter 13 . 11/4/2015
Ohhhh...well. That happened. At least now I have the answer to why we never saw much of Carlin despite Gracie being infatuated with him. Gracie may be dense, but readers would've seen how facetious Carlin was and it would've given everything away too soon.
And now Sarah...well.
Guest chapter 11 . 11/4/2015
"Love triangles always were popular."
The irony.
I'm banging my head into a desk here, because I usually dislike the cliché triangles as much as I hate the Billionaire Playboy cliché because I usually end up rooting for the underdog. I think I'm okay here though, because I doubt you'll end with Grace and Simon still together (Lord, I hope not).
Also banging my head because Laura is such the stereotypically rival that's going to force Grace to reevaluate her opinion on Jonah.
butJONAHHH chapter 10 . 11/4/2015
Agh. This is painful. Gracie has so far been coming off as a dense, sheltered, unobservant woman-child, but I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say that circumstances haven't really brought out the best in her. She's basically leading Simon on, when it's very obvious you shouldn't date a guy you feel awkward around, are constantly trying to placate, don't feel like working out your problems with (!), and react with an 'ugh' at the thought of kissing him. How can someone be so dense?
But we've seen glimpses of an awesome character when she's around her friends or Jonah. Examples: her loyalty to and consideration for Cassie (however influenced by her own Eponine Complex), and her willingness to drop everything and help Jonah in the office. But so far, they've remained glimpses. :/
She still hasn't properly apologized for calling Simon 'The Help' (she's only made excuses for her behavior, despite it growing increasingly obvious Simon has an inferiority complex closely linked to that comment of hers). She's leading Simon on. She remains dissatisfied with her life, but unwilling to make steps to change it, mired in her own complacency. She doesn't think too deeply about anyone else or anything else outside of her own issues/feelings. She fails to acknowledge her privileges beyond taking them for granted and seeing that her family is very wealthy.
And, uh, why exactly does she love Carlin so much? We haven't seen much of him, and probably for good reason, but I'm not really seeing why she's so infatuated. Maybe glimpses of what makes him so special to her would help explain why she's so stuck on him? And why she's so unable to move on?
butJONAH chapter 9 . 11/4/2015
Oh my goodness. Notice Simon asks Sarah about which suit he should wear, not Grace. Notice their kisses/pecks don't have any particular effect on Grace. Notice they can't even ride the elevator without it being awkward. Notice their mean interactions were never really resolved and leave a bad taste. Notice "Jonah was the odd man out, but he looked far more at ease than Simon." Notice how Simon says, "That's how I met Sarah and Grace," mentioning Sarah first. Notice how ill-at-ease Simon is around displays of wealth (which I completely understand, but he's being really negative and making others discomfortable now, which is a no-no). Notice how Gracie pays more attention to Jonah than to Simon. Notice how desperate I am to nitpick every single thing about Simon and Grace's relationship. (Becausethey'resoNOTrightforeachotherbutwhatever.)

On a slightly different note, I'd had my suspicions, but I've finally settled on the conclusion that Grace isn't the sharpest tack in the drawer. "[Jonah] certainly was making things difficult." Er, no. It's Simon who's the new addition, and Simon who's making things difficult. Ohhh, Gracie. You frustrate me. I know you're rich and spoiled while discomfited by reminders of your humongous privilege backpack, but you seriously have some growing up to do.

On a closing note: Grace, you NEED to take Jonah to Ireland!
bbbutJonah chapter 8 . 11/4/2015
Jonah is so obvious. How is Grace so oblivious. How.
He's upset about the 'social visits' because it's your new boyfriend making them. He and Simon both shift in discomfort when Carlin is mentioned because both like you. He gets all grumpy when you let Simon kiss your cheek. All of this. So. Obvious.
Also, Sarah and Simon work with each other, or at least near each other - perfect positioning to grow closer...
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