Calendar Girl (October) Chapter 5:
In a twist I’ll bet you never saw coming, Wes isn’t cheating on Mia! He’s just comforting a friend who he survived a nightmarish experience with. You just never know what this series is going to throw at you next.
What really seems to calm Mia down is the moment she realizes that Gina is no longer her usual sexy self:
Taking in everything that was Gina DeLuca from the top of her now flat brown hair, the locks no longer showing the luster and sheen that rivaled any Pantene commercial, to her toes. This was not the same woman I’d met back in January.
Mia is like, “Wow! You ugly now. Come over any time to talk to Wes.”
Gina explains that this is part of her recovery:
“My therapy,” she finished. “I’m surprised you didn’t tell her, Weston.” Her eyes were sad, lifeless, almost hollow.
For some reason, I enjoyed that she called him by his full name versus the nick name I used.
Mia is treating “Wes” like it’s some sort of special, thoughtful nickname that only she could have dreamed up. It’s even stranger because a few lines later, Gina says, “Wes was just comforting me,” and Mia doesn’t react to it at all.
After realising that there’s no threat here now that Gina is clearly a broken woman, Mia tells her she’s welcome to come by any time and apologises for suspected them of having an affair. It’s kind of nice, but the whole thing feels very odd. Like why does Mia say this:
“Take your time. The green-eyed monster popped out for a second, but I trust Wes, and I believe in our love. He’d never be unfaithful.”
Gina could probably give zero fucks about whether Mia believes in their love! She’s hanging on by a thread! Stay away from this woman during your recovery, Gina. Alas, Gina joins the Mia fanclub and praises her for being such an amazing person.
Mia heads off to call Ginelle. We’ve complained about this before, but it’s very frustrating that we have Gina and Gin in the same chapter! WHY DO THIS THING TO ME, CARLAN? DIDN’T YOU KNOW SOMEONE OUT THERE WOULD BE PAINSTAKINGLY BLOGGING THIS CHAPTER BY CHAPTER?
Gin is depressed, and it actually makes her far less obnoxious. She’s also still traumatised about her recent kidnapping experience. However, that’s all forgotten when Mia announces that Wes has gotten her a job in L.A. and that she’s invited to move into their guesthouse. So…I guess that problem’s solved? Now Gin is back to her old self, making jokes about fucking Mia’s brother:
“Damn right, oh brother. Only if it were me, I’d be screaming, ‘fuck yeah, Max. Harder, Max. Give it to me, Max!’”
One weird thing I also wanted to mention from Mia and Gin’s conversation, is that apparently Gin was considering becoming a call-girl herself, but Mia thinks it’s a bad idea:
I’d been lucky with the type of people I’d been paired with, but the circumstances were unique. Those opportunities would not be available for another another girl. Millie had already made that clear. It would be the standard go out with an old fogie or rich bastard who expected a little slap and tickle at the end of the night.
Has it ever been properly explained why Mia was paired with these special clients every chapter? I have no recollection of this happening. It always just sounded like they picked her, and it was all dumb-luck, but was it more Millie’s doing since she’s Mia’s aunt? This is the one thing I actually want explained more!
Suddenly, Mia remembers to ask Gin about how her father is doing. He’s still in a coma, but stable. Wow. Mia couldn’t leave his side during the last book, but now she’s almost completely forgotten about him!
We also get an update on Maddie who is pretty sure she’s going to move to Texas after graduation and work for Max. I know you’re probably thinking, but what about that nice boy she’s engaged to? What about him and his family? Well, fear not, because his parents have agreed to move to Texas too!
Max told Matt that he’d hire his dad on, his mom even. Something about family staying together or some bullshit.”
Gin declares she’s going to start packing to move to L.A. in two weeks. Damn it, does this mean that Gin and Gina are going to show up in the same chapter more often? I can’t.