He wasn’t aggressive by any stretch of the imagination. He relied tremendously on her because he often found himself confused and troubled by people’s behavior.He didn’t recognize when he was being lied to nor did he understand why people did it.He wasn’t strikingly handsome nor was he fabulously wealthy.He was, more often than not, tongue tied around women so couldn’t claim to have a silver tongue. He had the love of the woman he’d been in love with since he was just a boy of six years.She’d later said that she never expected their relationship to advance beyond their mutual and powerful physical attraction and she’d resigned herself to that.She lived alone in a large mansion since her ex-husband and his son had unsuccessfully tried to kill her to collect the insurance money.All continued to see Ed with Grace’s blessings as long as they never abused Ed’s good nature or took advantage of his innocence.
When she heard that Ed and Grace were going to be out on the street she leapt at the chance to come to their rescue and ease her loneliness.
Knowing him as intimately as she did, Grace was aware of his true feelings for Rachel almost before he was. They, like Rachel, had begun their relationships with him for the pure physical thrill of having sex with the big man but they’d all become attached to him… Ed had been with Rachel’s best friend Angie Spencer, a widower, and their mutual friend Zoe Sandoval who was separated from her husband as he was serving a life sentence in prison.
He’d also been with two other women in Rachel’s neighborhood, also her friends, Stephanie Mathews and Carolyn Patterson, both of whom were going through divorce proceedings.
Aside from being very busy at home, Ed had his dream job working for Drakos Heating and Cooling.
The owner had paid for Ed to get his certification and nurtured his favorite employee as Ed’s work was second to none.