When I first read the fourt essay in a series, Fight or Flight, I as bsolutely blown away by Jay and Em 's story.
Needless to say, I 've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for Now or Never, which is the continuation of Em and Jay 's story beyond Fight or Flight and YOU GUYS I STILL LOVE THEM AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.
he thir thing you eed to sa is this: As this ook close, we see that Emerson and Jay ca n't g beyond their past- sort of.
As she knows that Jay is having another of his dreams, her heart breaks- he protected her for so long while on the streets, she longs to be ble to protect him from whatever it is that is inside of his head and it pains her to watch and hear him struggle so.
A last thing you wan to sa is this: Jay and Em work hard to kee their new life work.
Jay is n't always as trusting at this point, but he appreciates that Em has Ash because he wants good things for her.
It migh be that Jay is jealous- Jay works so hard and is usually so busy that he is n't even able to step way from the bar to say a word or two to Em during their shifts ( whereas the wait staff are able to ay a few words to one another in the room and in passing) OR it could just be his protective nature.
he hird thing you wan to now is this: Jay 's past comes back to haunt him in BIG way.
In Fight or Flight, we read a great deal about Em 's past, but we were actuall given glimpses into Jay 's past.
Not onc does it stop Jay right in his steps and catch his breath, but Jay 's past has a way of controlling him and manipulating him that he does n't want Em involved in.
Jay has to get th pat to ONCE AGAIN rid himself of these nasty beasts that threaten his sanity and his well-being- doing this means he has to keep Em absolutely 100% safe from his dreaded and awful past.
Thos questions and the dramatic events that surround them kept me ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT because I love Jay and Em so much at tha point and I sincerely only want what is best for them.
You guys, I eally love that- getting wrapped up on story so deeply.
I care so much about Jay and Em ( and about Allie and Dean from Sink or Swim) and I ant nothing but great things for them bot.
I knew right away from the last nove that Jay had that protective instinct about him, and his has followed him into this econd ook.
In a seventh ook, Em still possesses those amazing qualities but she some added features that I love: her feelings of safety, her ove and gratitude for Jay, and her desire to do nothin to brin him out make her stand out to me as great.
It 's true that there are some way that happen in his ook ( to Jay) that Em does n't quit kno but she never stops loving that boy and continues to care for him and fee the best for him because her love is pure and true, even when she is nsure of what is comin on, when she is somethin of flailing for answers.
I love that this scenario- this ntire story arc, including novella involving Allie and Dean- is plausible and is likely happening out there right now.
Tha ook is one that is NOT a companion and DOES need to e read after Fight or Flight.