Monday, July 8, 2013
TLS Fics of the Week 7/2-7/8/2013: The Fab Five
The Cullen Legacy by Pattyrose
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets. Rated M
Reviewed by Chilly Howdy
Since joining the Fandom I have had the chance to read thousand's of stories but a Dominant or Cocky Edward just sucks the life out of me. Making me want to read a story. So when this WIP updates appear in my inbox I stop everything to run and read and now I am telling you why......
7 Years ago Edward and Bella have a "Fuck-Fest Weekend" as Bella puts it. (Got to love a Bella that don't mince her words.)
Outside forces keep them apart for these 7 years and while they had their Lustful Weekend they conceived a child who Bella has kept hidden from anyone who isn't family or close friends.
Upon meeting again Edward plays the cool cat making out they don't know each other but when Bella escapes to the Ladies Room she is soon accosted by Edward who soon learns that Bella is not the same Naive Girl he once met.....
"I've missed watching you come," he growls lowly, as if reading my mind.
When I finally have my wits about me again, I flash him a grin of my own.
"You've missed watching me come? How about fucking me? Have you missed fucking me, Edward?"
For a split second he seems startled – uncertain as to how to respond. This isn't the Bella that he knows. But then he lets out a long groan and starts undoing his fly.
"Yes, Bella. Yes, I've missed fucking you. I've missed-"
I don't get to hear what that last thing he's missed about me is, because I wrap my hand around his thick cock and grip and crush so hard that when I finally let go he drops to his knees with a high-pitched whimper.
For a couple of endless minutes, he can't speak or look up.
After a while, I snort and gingerly climb off of the sink, momentarily pitying the cleaning lady once again because now she has to clean off my arse-print.
With Edward still on his knees on the floor, I circumvent him and adjust my dress, smoothing out the wrinkles, turning this way and that in front of the mirrors to make sure I look presentable. I smooth down my hair and then open up my black clutch and pull out a hundred dollar bill - which I drop into the cleaning lady's dish.
Hot damn! A Woman scorned huh? (I love how she remembered about the poor cleaning lady)
As the story unfolds we learn about their young daughter, Ellie ~ Elizabeth London. How Bella had named her after Edward's deceased Mother and where she was conceived.
Edward starts to unravel who has been keeping them apart and all he wants to do is be in his daughters life, flying backwards and forwards between London and New York. Elizabeth missing him when he leaves only to ring him at 3am when he's back in the States. (What 6 year old knows about time difference?)
Rose is part baddie in this story and I only say part because she thought she was doing the right thing at the time where as Carlisle (Father not Dad) is pretty nasty and has known of Elizabeth's existence from the beginning. (I seriously want to put a hit out on him)
I have come to love a lot of the characters in this story and Yay! An Alice who isn't a shop-a-holic or a bossy boots. Emmett is Edward's best friend/ bodyguard who just can't understand how Esme, Edward's Aunt can beat him in volleyball.
Renee has got to be one of the best I have ever read, she is always making Bella think about her decisions and has words of wisdom for her daughter......
I'm scrubbing the dishes and loading them into the dishwasher (I may actually be throwing them in there) while my eyes wander periodically to the ceiling above me. I wonder what in the world is taking them so long. Edward went up forty-five minutes ago to tuck in Ellie.
"Careful, Darling!" My mum chuckles, nudging me out of the way. She coaxes a dish out of my hand before handing me a clean kitchen towel. "You're about to break all me dishes! Why don't you clean the table instead, yeah?"
I quietly acquiesce and wipe down the table, putting everything away in the fridge. Once the last bits are put away, I rest my forehead against the fridge door, hoping its coolness will temper my heat.
I feel my mum's hand on my shoulder. "Bella, Love…" she murmurs tenderly. "It's going to be alright."
"How can you know that, Mum?" I whisper back shakily.
"Because I can feel it, Bella," she whispers emphatically. "And I can see it. My goodness, Love, you can't be blind to the way that man is with that child! He absolutely worships her!" She chuckles.
"He treated me that way for a short while, and still managed to leave."
"But he came back."
I draw in a deep breath and let it out silently. "Yes, he came back. But I won't allow him to play that game with Elizabeth."
She doesn't speak right away. "Bella…I'm going to tell you something that I'm sure you already know. The love we feel for a child, Bella, is…so different, such a different bond to that we can ever feel for someone else."
Patty Rose is a regular updater and even spoils us with "Special Updates" She calls them a "Thank You Update" for voting for her on the Lemonade Stand. (Sheesh! I will take anything)
So don't let me hold you up..... Go read and enjoy the rest of this ride. I know I can't wait to read the rest of this wonderful story.
Dancing in the Dark by Jaxon22
You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark. This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark." Immersed in a world of dance, drink, drugs, and women, Edward Cullen is the ultimate bachelor. Until he receives a late night phone call that changes everything. AH E/B Rated M
Hooked Up and Locked Down by LayAtHomeMom
All he wants is a distraction. And a distraction is what he gets when a night out with friends leads to a steamy hook-up. Of course, sometimes things look different in the morning..but that's the trouble with one-night stands in locked down Boston. Rated M
Corporate Affairs by Chocaholic123
Bella is a Management Consultant who works hard and plays harder. Edward is a Union Leader who fights for his workers' rights. She is brought in to change things at the Car Factory. He won't let her. The fight is on, attraction becomes obsession, and the lines between love and hate are blurred. BxE, AH, OOC. Rated M for eventual lemons. Rated M
Mise-en-Place by Callmepagliacci
I recreated his mother's recipes when he was homesick. I made meal plans when he had to gain or lose weight for a role. And when he wanted chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for another woman he was bringing home, I made them with all the love in my heart—the love he'd never see. So I showed him with my food. Rated M