You don't feel the connection between Edward and Bella??? Do you mean Melenie and Jared? I feel the connection between them. They have a love that is complicate but when is love not? I guess it helps that they were the "last man and women on earth" but i don't think thats all of it. They really do love each other
I think Stephenie needs to write another book to describe how really deep Mel & Jared's love is. Edward & Bella had four books so we could all connect to their irrevocable love. We don't feel it as strongly in The Host because there's only so much you Stephenie can put in one book.