What did you think of Jennifer’s relationship with Marty?

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Re: What did you think of Jennifer’s relationship with Marty?

Post by BoyLazy » 30 Nov 2017, 21:00

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30 Nov 2017, 16:37
I felt like it was a strange surprise for the story. I'm happy for her that she got to marry him, I guess. It changed the story quite a lot and it wasn't my favorite part.
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Post by Emie Cuevas » 04 Dec 2017, 05:11

I liked the way the relationship developed at first. I did feel however that it was unlikely that so many of their close friends to be interested in the same type of relationships. They appeared to have never discussed it before so I found this very off-putting.
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Post by Star88 » 19 Dec 2017, 09:13

I really didn't feel very connected to the characters. I found Jennifer's character to be very aggravating.

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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 22 Dec 2017, 01:17

I enjoyed the relationship between Jennifer and Marty. I found the idea of finding Mr. Right in a totally different century to be cool and the two characters fit each other well.

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Post by cherryalakei » 28 Dec 2017, 17:46

I mean it is pretty apparent by the first few chapters that Marty and Jennifer end up together, which I was okay with. It didn't go the predictable route though, that's for sure! I thought it interesting to juxtapose his relationship with "AC/DC/" Jennifer (does anyone really use that term anymore? I feel like that is an old term) who he seemed cool exploring her bisexuality, but was resistant to it with his wife. I like that they noted that. I do feel the kids warmed up to her way too quickly. At times, it really felt like a male writing from the perspective of what he thinks a woman would say or feel about certain scenarios, as opposed to how one would truly feel or what would realistically be said. I think at times, that's why I felt so conflicted with Jennifer and Marty's relationship. Parts of it were great, and others just felt forced. There is a scene where Jennifer says very early on "If he intends on marrying me" when they have been together for like, 2 minutes. Stuff like that. I think her relationship with Marty should have been explored with her memories of relationships with Zexton and Kylie to contrast her growth as a partner.

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Post by jennyd2003 » 05 Jan 2018, 01:06

I loved watching their love develop. I think it was a little slow to start but then it seemed to rush very quickly. It also was great with why she fell in love with him but lost focus on that for all of the sexual scenes and many partners.

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Post by Roggyrus » 09 Jan 2018, 08:27

It becomes no longer surprising if Jennifer also connected romantically with Marty. The author just built her character to be so easily linked to so many. Women will have diverse reactions to this. Some would be proud of her being emancipated from the usual role of domesticity that housewives are tied into; while others will be appalled by her promiscuity.

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Post by DustinPBrown » 09 Jan 2018, 14:56

The relationship felt weird from Marty's side for me. He's what, 40s, 50s, and Jennifer is ostensibly a 20-something, right? That's a big age gap. Besides that, it felt like an obvious pairing, which isn't to say it's necessarily a bad pairing.

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