SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT read unless you have read 62% of The Summer Garden and are ready to profusely vomit all over your Buster Browns.
I knew it. The second I got Christie's email warning, I knew. That piece of shit scumbag. And in the back seat of a Ford, no less. Can you imagine this 6'5" monster with machine gun arms and size lord-knows-what feet, crouching in the back seat of someone's four door sedan, like a 16 year old - all because some S-L-U-T has 44 Double D's? What a piece of work. This guy has just shattered every amazing thought I've ever had in my head about him.
And Tania has as well. She is no less guilty with her long lunches and Friday night overnights with Bradley - she is even MORE guilty if you ask me. Bradley had her promoted and put on nights - and she LET HIM!!! That is WORSE than letting some dumb broad put her hands down your pants, which is just thinking with your johnson. Tania is FEELING with her heart for Bradley - and I cannot even consider condoning it.
I will tell you who is AWESOME in my mind right now. Paullina Simons. Does this woman have the greatest handle on human relationships that is humanly possible? My god - this is all SO REAL! It happens every day. You can feel the tension and the "but I"..."no, wait"..."it's not"...right through the book!
My favorite lines today:
"If he'd had a cap, he would have taken it off and held it in his hands." Killed me. Please, someone, pick me up off the floor now.
"With his thumb he wiped a piece of who knew what off her eyebrow." Amazing writing. Puts me right there in between them.
"In the cauldron inside his chest, tenderness swirled around, jumbled and swallowed by hostility." How many times have we felt this way? Not letting ourselves feel what our hearts are feeling because of pride, jealousy, anger, etc.
Bottom line - I am totally numb and hope I can continue reading (Snicker - who am I kidding? I'll be sneakin' peeks at my kids' swimming lessons later). Anthony just sank Alexander's story by telling Tania his truck wasn't there at 6AM and he wasn't in his bed. I have no idea what she is going to say. (You GO Anthony!) I almost think she's going to ultimately forgive him because a) she's not been squeaky clean, herself and b) she saw lipstick on his cheek LAST week; she knows he's been up to male antics and hijinks. I guess I should be more mad at her - but no...in the end, I'm livid and disgusted with him because he doesn't know what the REAL meaning of being a MAN is. Stand up - fight for what you want - and do it with dignity and integrity. Ain't no dignity or integrity to be found in the backseat of a Ford sedan.