Perversion or relationship?

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I found it completely unbelievable that when Adam and Jo found out the truth about their attraction, they easily turned off their feelings. It went from a super sexual and romantic connection right back to normal mother/son feelings. I think at the beginning of the book, Adam pretty much hated everyone but JoAnn. If Carly, didn't show up, who knows how much darker he would have become. Just look at what happened with Terry.
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Nym182 wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 10:34 I think that at the beginning of the story Adam had already "fallen" for his mom. And I think eventually he would have acted on it as well... Considering that he eventually acted on his feelings to kidnap Terry.
Yes, I think he already had and what happened with Terry was a sign that he was spiralling out of control. While I think it did also serve as a wake-up call to Adam that he wasn't okay, without Carly he was sure to stay on that path of "pursuing" his stepmother.
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booksandmagicshop wrote: 17 May 2020, 20:25 I found it completely unbelievable that when Adam and Jo found out the truth about their attraction, they easily turned off their feelings. It went from a super sexual and romantic connection right back to normal mother/son feelings. I think at the beginning of the book, Adam pretty much hated everyone but JoAnn. If Carly, didn't show up, who knows how much darker he would have become. Just look at what happened with Terry.
I don't think they did easily turn off their feelings though. I think when Adam switched his obsession to Carly, that's when his feelings for JoAnn significantly lessened. Especially with that hospital scene where he was practically dead and he's more focused on where Carly is than JoAnn. But there was a scene when they hugged after they both knew But I do agree that the transition of his obsession from JoAnn to Carly was very quick.
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