Thursday, June 20, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 6/18 - 6/24: The Fab Five are up!

When You Least Expect It by Kare831
A broken man hires a broken single mother as his personal chef. As time wears on, she becomes so much more. A tale of what happens when you least expect it. Rated M

Reviewed by Jenny Leonard

There are many stories of Edward as a actor, but this one is my favorite so far.  There are the usual cast of characters in this story. C/E, J/A, Charlie and E/R in this story, but the main focus is Bella and Edward's journey.  Edward has gone through a very public break up with his long time live-in girlfriend, and actress.  Bella and her young son were abandoned by her husband.

The story is written from both points of view. The main being Bella's, but when we need to hear Edward's it is there.

Bella sees her place as his chef and tries to maintain her distance.  She has no qualms being friendly towards him while keeping it professional.

The morning of the big premiere, I arrived early to find him sitting on the sofa in the backyard with a cigarette in his mouth and a whiskey bottle on the table in front of him.
He's having a bad day and it's not even eight a.m. yet.

I pulled out my mug and another for Edward. Tea was a step up from whiskey.
"Is that for him?" Eric asked as I poured in the milk and added sugar.
I nodded.
Thankfully, I'd paid attention and knew the way he liked his tea. I pulled out some biscotti I'd made and wrapped it in a napkin and set it on a tray.

"Maybe you can talk to him," Eric mused. "You are slightly outside his inner circle and can offer an unbiased opinion."
"No offense, Eric, but my opinion is that it's none of my business. I was hired to be a personal chef not a therapist. I'll stick to what I know if you don't mind."

This is ultimately a love story above all else. It is a slow burn, but when these two finally admit their feelings verbally to each other there are fireworks.  Edward not only falls in love with Bella, but her 3 year old son as well.  As in any story and relationship there are hiccups along the way.
This story is now complete, but there are outtakes in the works.  If you want to read a beautifully written story about a man  who a woman and child came into his life and he freely gave of himself to them, than this is the story for you.

Hard Hearted by Counselor
1946. The boys are home from the war. Eddie meets Isbe at the movies. When I know more, you will too. Enjoy. Rated M

Everyone in the universe should read at least one Counselor fic, just so you know. Also? This story (Hard Hearted by Counselor) doesn't have a banner yet.  I'm sure at least one of you lovely ladies could whip one up for it? I'd be interested in coming back and posting it here if so.

How to Marry a Movie Star by Redtini
Hollywood heartthrob Edward Cullen and best-selling author Bella Swan have overcome distance, jealousy, old flames, and misunderstandings all for love. Can their relationship survive public scrutiny, unhealed scars, insecurities and deception? A/H. Rated M for Lemons, Language and everything in-between.

In the Debris by BeliveItOrNot
A story of unlikely friends, a story of family, a search for truth and a search of self. "She's everyone else's Isabella, but she's only my Bella." "I write a poem about a boy and girl who fall in love in the eye of a tornado." AH E/B V/J  Rated M

Kthxbai, PAWsPeaches

Tangled Up in the Mainline by Shellyduran
After losing her scholarship, Bella returns home to Block Island for the busy tourist season, hoping to raise enough money to pay her tuition. She had always listened to her father's warning about the transient fishermen that drift in and out of the port, until she saw a pair of intense green eyes watching her from under unruly bronze hair. AH, AU, ExB Rated M

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