Hi there KQ (I hope you don't mind the nickname)Jake was at least in his early forties as he had aged five years in his endeavor to kill LHO. Then I believe there was additional time spent in the present researching where Sadie was. I don,t know how old you are, maybe you are very young. But for myself, I will always have the capacity to love as long as I can breathe. And reading books like this make me long for the ability to be able to find and treasure lost loves no matter how many years have transpired. I know I would cherish any moments I could spend with the love of my life no matter how old we might be. The love of soul mates never dies. That our bodies are fragile and betray us does not dampen our soul or our capacity to love. Before my mother passed, she said not to listen to her, she was just an old lady. And I told her - no, that is not true, you are a child, a teenager, a young mother, a middle aged woman and have all the wisdom living all those ages have brought to you. So Sadie might look like she,s 80, but she is also the passionate woman that deeply loves jake.
No I am not very young actually (just immature lol)
I like your outlook on life - there's definitely more to love than just the physical part