I've been ranting on Facebook since According to Plan came out about how much I love hearing from and talking to readers. This book has delivered that in spades as readers reach out and tell me exactly what they think of Jared (and of Laura to a lesser degree, but J is my guy for getting big reactions it seems). And I love it more than can be imagined.
The feedback on him is pretty diverse too, which is super cool to me. I had so much fun writing him and figuring out how his mind works that despite his terrible actions I could see hints of good in him. Now I have people saying they love him, and isn't that the best thing a writer can hope for on a villain? You've made them so well rounded the line of good and bad blurs?
"Jared's voice as he went on his long, entitled, deranged diatribes was so powerful, creepy, and, for many women, way too familiar." ~ Shayna Lambert
"I personally loved Jared, yes, I know I'm calling my therapist after I get done posting this. . . There are so many points that make it difficult to just utterly hate Jared. Yes, I know! I should hate him...Jared's a complex character and I enjoyed him so much." ~ Rachael Kaup
"Jared was a terrifying character. Like most mediocre men, he has an inflated ego and feels better and more intelligent than everyone else." ~ KKEC Reads
I'd love to hear your thoughts on him--Is he all bad? Misguided? Tragically Obsessed? Totally psychotic?