Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lemon Drops: Easter Edition 3/28/13




*Image obtained at Swoonworthy


I don’t know about you ladies, but we’re ready for the extra-long holiday weekend and sweet treats, so we've made sure to pack a BIG basket full of what you REALLY want. Mouthwatering goodness here, folks. Enjoy and as always, please leave the authors some love.

                                                                                                    Xoxo,
                                                                                                     Mel

In Case of Emergency by areao
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6816422/1/In-Case-of-Emergency
Bella's getting over a bad break-up and her friends know just how to help. Especially Edward - he's all too happy to help her forget her ex. A story of mistakes, Mary Jane, and maybe a miracle. *3rd Place Judges' Score, High Times Contest* Fiction M - Humor/Romance - Bella & Edward - Words: 8,410

Mea Maxima Culpa by elusivetwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9099807/1/Mea-Maxima-Culpa
Dr. Isabella Swan is tightly in control of her life until she is assigned hypersexual patient Edward Cullen. Step into their therapy sessions and find out who ends up treating who. ENTRY FOR TASTE OF THE FORBIDDEN II CONTEST. 1ST PLACE JUDGE'S PICK, 2ND PLACE WINNER PUBLIC VOTE, WINNER FOR MOST IRRESISTIBLE EDWARD AND DIRTIEST DIRTY TALK. Fiction M - Drama/Romance - Edward & Bella - Words: 6,732

Op Get Some by BaliM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9063181/1/Op-Get-Some
I'm a woman on a mission. It's time I fulfilled one of my fantasies and it's going to happen now. I, Bella Swan, will pick up a guy in a bar and have hot sex with him. It's time to get down with the get down. It's time...for Operation Get Some. AU/AH. Mature themes and content. Fiction M - Romance/Humor - Bella & Edward - Words: 7,089

Tangerine Dream by YellowGlue
http://littleeyesareopen.blogspot.com/2010/02/tangerine-dream.html?zx=8d179d8e00812eab
Tangerine Dream – a fliffity fluffity citrusy one shot: “I have lived so many years. Years, upon years, upon years; but I still remember my first thought. My first recognition of thought. And that was only a few short years ago.” Edward has watched and waited for her. AU/AH.  Fiction M. Romance- Bella & Edward

Wendy’s by KatieBelleCullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5001793/1/Wendy-s
Bella can't stop thinking about the silent yet intense boy who watches her at school. What happens when they meet, late at night, at Wendy's? Rated M for my usual. . .language and smut. AU/AH Fiction M *Two-shot* - Romance - Edward & Bella - - Words: 24,859

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TLS FIcs of the Week 3/26 - 4/1/13: The Fab Five are up!


We had two stories just under 300 votes each on last weeks poll, and we've decided that with a response like that, a double feature is in order for you this week. Please enjoy this weeks fics of the week!
Shout outs to our guest reviewers Ooza and iambeagle this week! Thank you both so much for your reviews, it's sweeties like you that keep us running :)



 

Glycerine by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8748149/1/Glycerine
Glycerine: Sweet, clear,  odorless...harmless, unless mixed with the wrong ingredients. When Bella decided  to fulfill a fantasy, Edward was happy to oblige. No strings, no obligations.  But when their paths cross months later, a spark is ignited and the tables are  turned. Will the highly combustible mixture of lust and love survive or create  an explosion that will destroy them both?  Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: Ooza

When Liv first told me her idea for Glycerine, I knew I just had to read it.

In Glycerine, Edward is Hollywood’s hottest actor (but not in a creepy RPF way). He’s also a complete dick and a manwhore. In fact, he’s such a manwhore that when Bella is assigned as the costume designer of his new movie, he doesn’t recognize her, even though they had hot, steamy sex at a previous wrap party. Bella turns down his advances, and despite Edward’s rule of no repeats, it sets a game of cat and mouse into motion.

Bella yanked her shirt on and fastened her pants in quick, angry motions as she glared at him. "Why did I lie? Gee, I don't know, maybe because having to remind someone they had sex with you isn't at the top of my 'fun things to do' list."

"I'm sorry," he murmured, holding his hands up in front of him. "That was shitty of me. Why don't you let me make it up to you. I promise there'll be no way either of us will forget this time."

"You've gotta be kidding me," Bella laughed, her expression incredulous. "I don't know what shocks me more, the fact you're proposing we have sex so you can remember the last time, or that you actually believe for one second I would consider doing it."

Sparks fly when the two finally give in to what they both desire, but the feelings they develop for each other are more than either of them anticipated. Not wanting his or Bella’s private lives in the spotlight, Edward insists they keep their relationship a secret—something Bella isn’t too keen on, especially when studio executives encourage a fake relationship between Edward and his leading lady, Esme.

"Why is it so fucking hard for you to understand why I'm upset? You're going to go out with her. You're going to let people think you're a couple. You're going to be in more of a relationship with your fake girlfriend than your real one. Unless part of the agreement is you fuck her too. Then I'm fucking obsolete."

"Ah, God. Here we go again," he groaned, his voice exasperated. "I'm not going to fuck her. The only reason I agreed to do this was for the movie. As you just said, you are my girlfriend. Not her." 

It was the first time either of them had put a label on what they were to each other, and both were a little taken aback that those declarations were made in the middle of an argument.

"Edward, I'm jealous okay? I hate it, and it makes me feel foolish to admit it, but I am. Because she gets to do things that we can't, and you agreed to it without giving a second thought to how it would make me feel."

"Of course I care about how you feel. Christ, look at where we are." He swept his arms out wide. "If you think I care so little about you, then why are you here? Why are we doing this?"

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious: this story is downright angsty. Liv does such a fantastic job of portraying the emotions of the characters. I feel like I am Bella, watching my boyfriend go on dates and get cozy with another woman, and wondering if he really changed his ways for me or if I’m the one being played.

The story is written in third person, so we know how Edward really feels, but we also have a fair idea of what’s going to happen next, and that makes it all the more heartfaily.

Liv also does a great spin on the other characters. If you read Glycerine, you’ll learn quickly that the supporting characters don’t follow their canon counterparts.  Esme is conniving and will stop at nothing to make her and Edward’s fake relationship a reality. Carlisle Masen is Edward’s friend, and if you think Edward is an ass, it’s nothing in comparison to how sleazy Carlisle is. Victoria is Bella’s bestie and confidant, and the only one who knows what’s truly going on between Bella and Edward. The characters are all unique, and their interactions are so realistic that it only makes the story more believable and heart-hurty.

If you like angst, hot sex, a strong Bella, and a complicated Edward, then what are you waiting for? This story encompasses everything beautifully. Liv promises nothing when it comes to her stories, but she always delivers. Go read it!


Changing My Course by Twilover76
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8670473/1/Changing-My-Course
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in  Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle?  AH/M  Rated: Fiction M


Reviewed by: iambeagle


"No! Don't let that door close!"

While at a club celebrating her graduation from Columbia, strait-laced Bella mistakenly walks into a closet, thinking it was a bathroom, which locks from the outside. It turns out to be the best mistake of her life, because who else confuses the closet for a bathroom, thus trapping them together in a dark, tight space? None other than Edward Cullen, of course.


"Are you okay?"

He had a nice voice, but he was right there. In my personal space.

I backed away as far away as I could, until some shelves were biting into my body from behind, my hands clenched into fists at my sides. My adrenaline was pumping as I tried to remember to breathe.

He could be a serial killer. Or a rapist.

Or worse... a Republican.

Like I didn't have enough of those in my life already.


Bella’s the daughter of a Senator, and Edward, unbeknownst to Bella, is a Hollywood star. Her life is already planned out for her: a job working at her uncle’s advertising firm and a pretentious boyfriend, whom she’s expected to marry.


When I remained silent, he leaned back in close enough for me to feel his breath on my lips.

"I think you need to know how it's done right." He kissed me hard. "Do you want me to show you?"

Against all rational thought, all logic, all convention, all sense of self-preservation... I did.
I did want him to show me.

I wanted him to tear off my clothes. Take me hard. Make me scream.

Change my course.

Maybe that's what I was really looking for. Something—or someone—to disrupt this track my life was set on.

Their connection is instant. After engaging in some conversation and a hot makeout sesh, their friends finally find them. And Bella realizes who she’s been in the closet with the entire time.


I turned toward Edward, both nervous and excited to see the face of the man I'd been molesting moments earlier. And every drop of blood drained from my body.

It was Edward Cullen.

Edward Cullen.

The boy-king of Hollywood. The biggest star around.

He stood there, watching me with a half-grin and shrugged.

I was frozen. I couldn't form words. I didn't even know where to start.


Bella soon gets exactly what she wanted—her course begins to change, but not without the help of Edward. He shows an interest in her, making her question the path her life is on. Things aren’t easy for them, though—with Bella’s meddling mother, the paparazzi, and the expectations that come with being a Senator’s daughter.

Twilover76 does a lovely job creating an entertaining story and introducing characters who are genuine and likeable.

Check this story out! You won’t be disappointed.


Coming  to Terms by GinnyW 31
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8015734/1/
A one night stand, a handful of condom wrappers, and Bella decides she's  meant to be alone. Fate has other plans. Re-posted with minor edits.  Rated:  Fiction M



Sessions  by Rochelle Allison
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6648808/1/Sessions
sparks, serenades, sexy smiles...sessions.  Rated: Fiction M


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God's Gift by ThatEnglishWriter
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8853478/1/God-s-Gift
"I don't care if he's the CEO of a company that manufactures  chocolate-coated puppies and rainbows. The guy is a jerk." Bella just isn't  impressed by good-looking men who own their own companies, especially when  they're used to getting their own way and don't take no for an answer. AH.  Rated: Fiction M


Monday, March 25, 2013

Meet the Poll- What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!


Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920089/1/Before-the-Dawn
After her mother's wedding in Mexico, Bella encounters a vampire with less altruistic motives than the those held by the vampires she might have met in Forks under drastically different circumstances. One bad decision, she discovers, can change her entire life. Rated: Fiction M

Compass by SparklingWand-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8602497/1/
Eleven years has passed since Dr. Isabella Swan last spoke with her childhood chum, first officer Edward Cullen. One flight to her new home changes that. With the help of a tiny red compass, they find themselves on a journey of friendship, hope, love, and betrayal. "You're my compass. My one true north." Rated: Fiction M

Deviant by Planetblue-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069505/1/Deviant
He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly.
Rated: Fiction M

Finding the Light by Lilblackcloud-rec'd by Billi Beavis Cullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8851473/1/Finding-the-Light
He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. Can he help her find the light.
Rated: Fiction M

Forgive Me, Father, For I Will Sin by  AngelGoddess1981-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8507499/1/
Home for Thanksgiving, Bella wakes up in her childhood room . . . but, much to her surprise, she's not alone. The man she's unknowingly shared a bed with just so happens to be the source of her fantasies for years . . . and her dad's closest friend. Can her fantasies finally become a reality? Romance/Drama/Humor
Rated: Fiction M

It's Real Life by  xXTailoredDreamsXx-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6518240/1/It-s-Real-Life
Bella never thought she'd meet a man who could make her want everything she'd been running from most of her life. What will happen when a self professed friends w/ benefits pro meets a self proclaimed recovering manwhore while the cameras are rolling? Rated: Fiction M

Marley's Mother by Pandora's Box Is Heavy-rec'd by Misty Hawkins
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8961944/1/Marley-s-Mother
Marley was a gift to me that not everyone gets. She was my life, my everything. But a letter changed things the day it came. And now it seems that Marley may not have been theirs to give, nor mine to receive. Rated: Fiction M

Polaroid by RockRaven244-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8871334/1/Polaroid
A glimpse, a snapshot, a frame, an image...this is how they come. Some a blur, some crystal clear; like a Polaroid. She told me not to interfere, to live life, and love my family. And I do...most of the time. Rated: Fiction M

Popsicle Sticks by Emmamama88-rec'd by MonicaNP
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7591551/1/Popsicle-Sticks
'That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger', at least that's what they say. Bella and Edward meet as children while on vacation. A lifetime of summers follow, and their relationship is tested beyond its strength. Full Summary Inside*
Rated: Fiction M

Rapture by AydenMorgen-rec'd by Les Sharpe/Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5863816/1/Rapture
In the blink of an eye, her ballet career ended. His as a DEA agent is now on the line and lives are at stake, but when they meet on the dance floor, nothing even compares. Can they work together to stop the Volturi or will rapture tear them apart? Rated: Fiction M

Seven Days of Forever by Mamasutra-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8182968/1/Seven-Days-of-Forever
Seven days was all I had with him. If seven days was my forever with Edward Cullen then he would remember them as well. Rated: Fiction M

Something For the Rest Of Us by Mandyleigh87-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9063018/1/Something-For-the-Rest-of-Us
"We're the broken ones. The damaged. The left behind. The forgotten. Sometimes love is all we have. It's something for the rest of us." ExB Rated M Drama/Romance/Some Angst Rated: Fiction M

The Firm by LoveRob-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8408022/1/The-Firm
A new associate joins Cullen, Hale and McCarty law firm, a top notch team of handsome attorneys. Will she be an asset or their undoing, particularly for the most reclusive senior partner? Rated: Fiction M

The House of Glass by LuckyStar815-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8754233/1/
When you're seventeen, you believe in Prince Charming. When you're twenty-four, you're tired of waiting for him and try to settle for less. When you're thirty, you know for sure he doesn't exist. Rated: Fiction M

The Lake House by Quietdrabble-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8961226/1/The-Lake-House
Life turned out nothing like expected for Isabella Marie. A trip to Seattle, she can't explain, led her to buy a book she'll never read, a book she could have easily written because she was there sixteen years ago. Memories morph into reality again when Isabella is finally faced with the ghost of her past. Will she find the answers she seeks, or will disappointment lie ahead? Rated: Fiction M

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Meet the Poll: What we read in TLS this week




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!


Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920089/1/Before-the-Dawn
After her mother's wedding in Mexico, Bella encounters a vampire with less altruistic motives than the those held by the vampires she might have met in Forks under drastically different circumstances. One bad decision, she discovers, can change her entire life. Rated: Fiction M

Compass by SparklingWand-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8602497/1/
Eleven years has passed since Dr. Isabella Swan last spoke with her childhood chum, first officer Edward Cullen. One flight to her new home changes that. With the help of a tiny red compass, they find themselves on a journey of friendship, hope, love, and betrayal. "You're my compass. My one true north." Rated: Fiction M

Deviant by Planetblue-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069505/1/Deviant
He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly.
Rated: Fiction M

Finding the Light by Lilblackcloud-rec'd by Billi Beavis Cullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8851473/1/Finding-the-Light
He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. Can he help her find the light.
Rated: Fiction M

Forgive Me, Father, For I Will Sin by  AngelGoddess1981-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8507499/1/
Home for Thanksgiving, Bella wakes up in her childhood room . . . but, much to her surprise, she's not alone. The man she's unknowingly shared a bed with just so happens to be the source of her fantasies for years . . . and her dad's closest friend. Can her fantasies finally become a reality? Romance/Drama/Humor
Rated: Fiction M

It's Real Life by  xXTailoredDreamsXx-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6518240/1/It-s-Real-Life
Bella never thought she'd meet a man who could make her want everything she'd been running from most of her life. What will happen when a self professed friends w/ benefits pro meets a self proclaimed recovering manwhore while the cameras are rolling? Rated: Fiction M

Marley's Mother by Pandora's Box Is Heavy-rec'd by Misty Hawkins
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8961944/1/Marley-s-Mother
Marley was a gift to me that not everyone gets. She was my life, my everything. But a letter changed things the day it came. And now it seems that Marley may not have been theirs to give, nor mine to receive. Rated: Fiction M

Polaroid by RockRaven244-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8871334/1/Polaroid
A glimpse, a snapshot, a frame, an image...this is how they come. Some a blur, some crystal clear; like a Polaroid. She told me not to interfere, to live life, and love my family. And I do...most of the time. Rated: Fiction M

Popsicle Sticks by Emmamama88-rec'd by MonicaNP
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7591551/1/Popsicle-Sticks
'That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger', at least that's what they say. Bella and Edward meet as children while on vacation. A lifetime of summers follow, and their relationship is tested beyond its strength. Full Summary Inside*
Rated: Fiction M

Rapture by AydenMorgen-rec'd by Les Sharpe/Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5863816/1/Rapture
In the blink of an eye, her ballet career ended. His as a DEA agent is now on the line and lives are at stake, but when they meet on the dance floor, nothing even compares. Can they work together to stop the Volturi or will rapture tear them apart? Rated: Fiction M

Seven Days of Forever by Mamasutra-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8182968/1/Seven-Days-of-Forever
Seven days was all I had with him. If seven days was my forever with Edward Cullen then he would remember them as well. Rated: Fiction M

Something For the Rest Of Us by Mandyleigh87-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9063018/1/Something-For-the-Rest-of-Us
"We're the broken ones. The damaged. The left behind. The forgotten. Sometimes love is all we have. It's something for the rest of us." ExB Rated M Drama/Romance/Some Angst Rated: Fiction M

The Firm by LoveRob-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8408022/1/The-Firm
A new associate joins Cullen, Hale and McCarty law firm, a top notch team of handsome attorneys. Will she be an asset or their undoing, particularly for the most reclusive senior partner? Rated: Fiction M

The House of Glass by LuckyStar815-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8754233/1/
When you're seventeen, you believe in Prince Charming. When you're twenty-four, you're tired of waiting for him and try to settle for less. When you're thirty, you know for sure he doesn't exist. Rated: Fiction M

The Lake House by Quietdrabble-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8961226/1/The-Lake-House
Life turned out nothing like expected for Isabella Marie. A trip to Seattle, she can't explain, led her to buy a book she'll never read, a book she could have easily written because she was there sixteen years ago. Memories morph into reality again when Isabella is finally faced with the ghost of her past. Will she find the answers she seeks, or will disappointment lie ahead? Rated: Fiction M

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

TLS Fics of the week 3/19 - 3/25/2013: The Fab Five are up!




Faking It by  Spanglemaker9
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5153711/1/Faking-It
Half of Hollywood's most famous couples  are faking it. That's how Bella Swan's publicist convinces her to pretend to  date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she'll do anything for her  band and her music. Rated: Fiction M



Reviewed by: Dreamweaver94

When I was asked if I’d read Faking It by Spanglemaker9, I replied, “Of course.” I thought to myself, who hasn’t [read it]? I’m still a little shocked to have been asked to write a review for it. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?

I enjoy so much about this particular story- I’m not sure where to start. It’s been about two and a half years since I discovered all of Spanglemaker9’s fics. At this point, I can’t remember where I’d heard of it.

Admittedly, I’m ashamed to say I don’t rec it very often because I just assume everyone has already read it. Faking It has been “favorited” by over 8000 readers on ffn, ranking it in the top 25 of all Twilight fics still posted.

When I search for a good fic, I want to be sucked into the story. I want UST and angst. I want the inevitable yet plausible misunderstanding between the two main characters. I want the anticipation that comes from one of the leads having to work their way back into the good graces of the other. It also doesn’t hurt when all the elements of canon that I adore are there, and subtle. When hints of the original characters blend seamlessly with a new vision and create a world I can’t tear myself away from, I’m hooked. This story had me hooked the whole time.

Bella, Emmett, Rose, and Jasper are members of the band Eclipse, and have just won first place in the reality TV show America’s Next Great Band. In order to launch them into superstardom instead of obscurity, their publicists arrange for lead singer and girl-next-door Bella Swan to start “dating” blockbuster actor Edward Cullen – a great actor with a bad reputation.

It starts with my favorite premise of all, “a very bad boy being redeemed by a very good girl”. Spanglemaker9 even acknowledges this tale-as-old-as-time concept when Aro, the band’s publicist, tries to sell the band on the idea.

"And what does being with Edward do for Bella, exactly?"
"Despite his issues," Aro continued, "Edward is still a very hot social commodity in Hollywood. Quite possibly because of them, actually. He may have problems getting cast, but he certainly has no problem getting invited anywhere and everywhere. And he's still very much considered Hollywood royalty. In the very top tier of players in this town. Right now Bella, and by extension all of you, are very hot, but also balancing on the knife edge of being a flash in the pan. The show just ended a few months ago, you're all still fresh and new. People are waiting to see if you turn into bona fide, long-lasting superstars or if you turn into a Trivial Pursuit answer. Now your job is to make the brilliant music that will cement your reputation. But my job is to make sure people are paying close attention to you when that music is released. And linking Bella to Edward will most assuredly make sure that happens. This goes beyond the usual curiosity people will have about two celebrities dating. There is also the story of a very bad boy being redeemed by a very good girl, and the public loves a good redemption story."

And so their story begins. They meet, the sparks fly, and Bella tries as hard as possible not to fall for the infamous Edward Cullen. Their chemistry is off the charts, but Bella guards her heart because she’s a musician, not an actor like Edward – for all she knows, he’s faking it the entire time. Or is he?

"I'm just thinking…well, it might look better if we hold hands. Is that alright with you?"

"Oh, sure! I wasn't thinking. Of course."

Edward reached over and plucked my right hand off my lap, twining my fingers in his. He rested our joined hands on his left thigh. Gah. Why the hell did that have to feel so damned good? I could hardly think of anything besides the feel of his fingers on my hand.

What he does when the cameras aren’t flashing and the media isn’t hounding them starts to surprise her. She doesn’t think this could possibly be real.

Finally we were called in to the theater for the screening. At least I'd be off my feet. Edward led us to our seats and got me settled. The lights dimmed halfway and before I registered what he was doing, Edward reached into my lap and plucked my hand up and settled our joined hands on his thigh just like at the ballgame. It occurred to me for a second that it was dark in here and no one was likely to notice if he didn't hold my hand, but it felt too good, so I didn't say a word.

Then the lights went out completely and the movie started. The instant it got dark, the low grade electric buzz I always felt when I was close to Edward shot up to epic levels. I was acutely aware of how close the side of his leg was to mine. It seemed like every nerve ending in my body channeled straight into my right hand where it was joined to his. This reaction my body had to his was embarrassing. I felt so tingly and flushed that it seemed impossible it wasn't noticeable to others, to him. I chanced a tiny glance at Edward. His head was tilted slightly in my direction and he was looking at me. His eyes looked black in the darkness of the theater. I didn't immediately look away. Whatever I was feeling before was amplified by a thousand now that we were locking eyes. He had to be feeling something, too. Slowly, I felt his thumb swipe across the back of my knuckles. My breathing hitched, my heart pounded and I prayed he didn't hear it. I cut my eyes back to the front where the movie was starting. Out of the corner of my eye I could see he didn't move, he was still watching me.

This story has the slow burn I love. It takes its time and describes all the details and moments that make these two fall for each other.

"Wait till you see her tomorrow!" Alice said ... "She's going to take your breath away!"

And she was out of my room in a flash. I laid my head back on the pillow and spoke to the ceiling. "She already does."

The publicists were right. The public and the media are eating up the new relationship. Trouble comes when the lines drawn between fiction and reality are blurred. Both Edward & Bella have their own reasons for holding back, for assuming the worst. Just when they realize maybe what they feel is real and maybe they will get a break, the paparazzi, which covered the blossoming relationship - may very well destroy it.

It has so many moments that have stayed with me years after I’ve read it. It makes me want to buy fish tacos from a food cart in LA and eat them on a private beach late at night. It makes me wonder which couples on the red carpet can’t wait for “later.” It makes me want a grand piano in my bedroom.

The best thing I can say about this story is that when I went to pull some of my favorite quotes and moments in order to write this review, I got sucked back in just as quickly as the first time I’d read it. Instead of just skimming through to refresh my memory, I spent the entire weekend rereading it because I still love the characters, plot, pacing, and dialogue.

So if you haven’t read this story yet (impossible, right?), I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Just don’t plan on doing anything for a couple of days.




Let Me by Iambeagle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8990126/1/Let-Me
A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love.  EPOV. Rated: Fiction M

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Complicated by LyricalKris
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8615680/1/
High school relationships are always more complicated than they should be.  Usually, those complications are made up of the drama that is teenage life.  Sometimes... it's really complicated. Edward and Bella were already there before  the surprise of their young lives threw them into a life they weren't remotely  prepared for. Rated Fiction M

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Fame by BlueIsSoul
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8397459/1/Fame
Childhood sweethearts, Bella and Edward were meant to be forever. That is  until he got what he always wanted. Rated: Fiction M

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The Gap by Capitalab
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8595287/1/The-Gap
Their first encounter is brief, minute, insignificant, forgettable. At  least it should be. Edward and Bella live very different lives, but a chance  encounter forces them to reexamine everything they thought they wanted. Rated:  Fiction M

A teeny-tiny note from PAWsPeaches:

If you haven't read anything in this feature but you made it all the way here, to the bottom of this post...please pay attention: you need this story (The Gap) in your life.

There are times that I come across a story which effects me, to the point that I get excited and want to post everywhere about it or I just want to blog about it... this post is one of those times. The Gap is so well written, realistic and fun that I advise you all to click the link above and get in on this while it's still in the making... so that you can watch it grow and appreciate it the way we all do when we find those newborn stories that turn out to be such big wonders. I've inserted a favorite excerpt from chapter 3 below and I hope that you'll join us and see why we're talking about this one...


Bella's apparent indifference is enough to drive Edward insane. As the bartender takes his time to retrieve the drinks, he continuously glances in Bella's direction. The woman next to him is still talking, but he isn't listening. And he isn't buying her drink.

"Where's your friend?" Bella asks as Edward returns.

He hands her a beer before taking a swig of his own. "I told her to wait for me in the alley."

Bella sighs. "Lovely."

"I'm kidding, Bella. Why, are you jealous?"

"No," she lies. "I prefer guys that shower, remember?"

He stares straight into her eyes. "Right. And I prefer girls who swallow, but that isn't going to stop me."


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Enjoy your week ladies and whatever you do... don't waste another minute on that fic that you're just settling for. Find something that moves you and makes you come to life on the inside. And when you do... share it with us? Until next week... Adios amigos :)



Monday, March 18, 2013

Meet the Poll- What we read in TLS this week:





Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Changing My Course by Twilover76-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8670473/1/Changing-My-Course
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle? AH/M
Rated: Fiction M

Coming to Terms by GinnyW 31-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8015734/1/
A one night stand, a handful of condom wrappers, and Bella decides she's meant to be alone. Fate has other plans. Re-posted with minor edits.
Rated: Fiction M

Glycerine by Livie79-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8748149/1/Glycerine
Glycerine: Sweet, clear, odorless...harmless, unless mixed with the wrong ingredients. When Bella decided to fulfill a fantasy, Edward was happy to oblige. No strings, no obligations. But when their paths cross months later, a spark is ignited and the tables are turned. Will the highly combustible mixture of lust and love survive or create an explosion that will destroy them both?
Rated: Fiction M

God's Gift by ThatEnglishWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8853478/1/God-s-Gift
"I don't care if he's the CEO of a company that manufactures chocolate-coated puppies and rainbows. The guy is a jerk." Bella just isn't impressed by good-looking men who own their own companies, especially when they're used to getting their own way and don't take no for an answer. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Melt by Ineedyoursway-rec'd by Nic/Iambeagle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8193953/1/Melt
An old soul, a hard past, and a very, very small town. Rated M

Not a Little Girl by Mylisssa-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8507789/1/Not-a-Little-Girl
Edward spends Saturday nights playing poker with the bachelors of Forks. He has the utmost respect for his new friend Charlie, but when Charlie's little girl comes home for the summer, it turns out she's not a little girl at all.
Rated: Fiction M

One Lonely Night by Kitchmill-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8230849/1/One-Lonely-Night
Alone on her birthday, Bella goes out looking for something new. Could a chance encounter with Edward lead to more than she ever imagined in her life?
Rated: Fiction M

Part of Me by Luckyirishtart-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8939774/1/Part-of-Me
Written with WitFit daily prompts Jan/Feb 2013: 90's sex, drugs and rock and roll. E/B Rated: Fiction M

Perchance to Dream by NTJB-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6564379/1/Perchance-to-Dream
Bella Swan and Edward Cullen fall in love, deeply in love. But as their lives spiral out of control, Bella begins to realize that it might be too deep and questions whether it was love at all or something more dangerous. Rated: Fiction M

Reconnecting Roads by MidnightLove87-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8964663/1/
Two exs join together after four years apart to make it home for the holidays before it's too late. E/B AH Rated: Fiction M

Sessions by Rochelle Allison-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6648808/1/Sessions
sparks, serenades, sexy smiles...sessions.
Rated: Fiction M

Tethered by Jonesn353402-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070514/1/
She's running from her past. He's tied to his. *Winner* The Heart of Country Contest awards inside. Rated: Fiction M

The Coral Garden by Twentyfourth and vine-rec'd by Edmazing/Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9002753/1/
It's late, it's dark, and the music's loud. This isn't just another party, though. Tonight is different. Rated: Fiction M

The Hole Shot by Foreveraddicted-rec'd by Evilnat/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8080986/1/The-Hole-Shot
Bella Swan still woke up everyday. She went to work. She went out with her boyfriend. She kept breathing. Kept moving. But her heart? It doesn't beat, doesn't feel anything but pain. Anything but that hole that Edward Cullen left there five years ago. Rated: Fiction M

Turning Page by TwistingTwilight-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8074108/1/Turning-Page
Bella Swan is getting married in two months. But nothing seems right. Jake's not the man she loves... Turns out she's already married to Edward Cullen, a man she can't remember after her accident, and when they meet again, he's not letting her go twice. Rated: Fiction M

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Meet the Poll- What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Changing My Course by Twilover76-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8670473/1/Changing-My-Course
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle? AH/M
Rated: Fiction M

Coming to Terms by GinnyW 31-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8015734/1/
A one night stand, a handful of condom wrappers, and Bella decides she's meant to be alone. Fate has other plans. Re-posted with minor edits.
Rated: Fiction M

Glycerine by Livie79-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8748149/1/Glycerine
Glycerine: Sweet, clear, odorless...harmless, unless mixed with the wrong ingredients. When Bella decided to fulfill a fantasy, Edward was happy to oblige. No strings, no obligations. But when their paths cross months later, a spark is ignited and the tables are turned. Will the highly combustible mixture of lust and love survive or create an explosion that will destroy them both?
Rated: Fiction M

God's Gift by ThatEnglishWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8853478/1/God-s-Gift
"I don't care if he's the CEO of a company that manufactures chocolate-coated puppies and rainbows. The guy is a jerk." Bella just isn't impressed by good-looking men who own their own companies, especially when they're used to getting their own way and don't take no for an answer. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Melt by Ineedyoursway-rec'd by Nic/Iambeagle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8193953/1/Melt
An old soul, a hard past, and a very, very small town. Rated M

Not a Little Girl by Mylisssa-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8507789/1/Not-a-Little-Girl
Edward spends Saturday nights playing poker with the bachelors of Forks. He has the utmost respect for his new friend Charlie, but when Charlie's little girl comes home for the summer, it turns out she's not a little girl at all.
Rated: Fiction M

One Lonely Night by Kitchmill-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8230849/1/One-Lonely-Night
Alone on her birthday, Bella goes out looking for something new. Could a chance encounter with Edward lead to more than she ever imagined in her life?
Rated: Fiction M

Part of Me by Luckyirishtart-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8939774/1/Part-of-Me
Written with WitFit daily prompts Jan/Feb 2013: 90's sex, drugs and rock and roll. E/B Rated: Fiction M

Perchance to Dream by NTJB-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6564379/1/Perchance-to-Dream
Bella Swan and Edward Cullen fall in love, deeply in love. But as their lives spiral out of control, Bella begins to realize that it might be too deep and questions whether it was love at all or something more dangerous. Rated: Fiction M

Reconnecting Roads by MidnightLove87-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8964663/1/
Two exs join together after four years apart to make it home for the holidays before it's too late. E/B AH Rated: Fiction M

Sessions by Rochelle Allison-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6648808/1/Sessions
sparks, serenades, sexy smiles...sessions.
Rated: Fiction M

Tethered by Jonesn353402-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070514/1/
She's running from her past. He's tied to his. *Winner* The Heart of Country Contest awards inside. Rated: Fiction M

The Coral Garden by Twentyfourth and vine-rec'd by Edmazing/Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9002753/1/
It's late, it's dark, and the music's loud. This isn't just another party, though. Tonight is different. Rated: Fiction M

The Hole Shot by Foreveraddicted-rec'd by Evilnat/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8080986/1/The-Hole-Shot
Bella Swan still woke up everyday. She went to work. She went out with her boyfriend. She kept breathing. Kept moving. But her heart? It doesn't beat, doesn't feel anything but pain. Anything but that hole that Edward Cullen left there five years ago. Rated: Fiction M

Turning Page by TwistingTwilight-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8074108/1/Turning-Page
Bella Swan is getting married in two months. But nothing seems right. Jake's not the man she loves... Turns out she's already married to Edward Cullen, a man she can't remember after her accident, and when they meet again, he's not letting her go twice. Rated: Fiction M

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 3/12/13 - 3/18/13: The Fab Five are up!





The Life Aquatic by coldplaywhore

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8685921/1/The-Life-Aquatic
Life happens when you least expect it,  and puts you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never even  imagined that you wanted. This is the story of girl meets boy, meets boy. aka,  his son. Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: Agrutle

So a few weeks ago, I was lurking on Twitter—'cause that’s what I do—and I see Coldplaywhore say she’s writing a Daddyward. Now I love Daddyward fics. There is nothing hotter to me than a dad who’s involved with his kid. Anyway, back to CPW saying she's writing one and I’m all yay because I love her writing!

Bella is an eighteen year old swim instructor at Forks Swimming Centre. She moved to live with her dad to take care of him after a police call went wrong and he was injured. Charlie is starting to feel better and is almost ready to go back to work and she’s ready to start her college life.

First day of class, in walks Edward and his son Jack, late. How could she not notice him!? Edward is young and it shocks Bella that he’s a dad and involved. Even though Bella is intrigued by Edward, she’s not going there, because Jack's mom has to be around somewhere, right? She also wants to keep it professional.

"So… you like my brother?" 

"What's not to like? He's very sweet and seems like a great dad to Jack. I'm glad he was able to join the class." 

"No, I mean… you like my brother. I saw the way you were watching him and how disappointed you were when you saw me. I bet you thought I was his wife or girlfriend." 

Bella couldn't exactly counter what Alice is saying, since it was all true, but she did her best to dissuade her from whatever she was thinking. 

"Regardless of whether I like your brother or not, I'm just here to teach the class, not score a date. I'm completely professional, so there's no need to worry, alright?" The Newton's seize that moment to come over and begin gushing about how much their twins had begun to enjoy their baths more since the first class and Bella sets her focus back to the task at hand, rather than the nosy sister of a hot dad.

Edward wants to ask Bella out, but he’s worried that Bella will be like Jack's mom and not be able to handle him being a dad. He’s been burned by that and now is cautious, but there is only so long he can resist the want to ask her out. Finally, he gets up the nerve the same day that Bella gives up the restrictions she’s set for herself.  Edward gets to ask her before she’s able to.

They set into an easy relationship—except Bella is keeping the fact that Edward has a son from her dad, because she doesn’t want him to point out what could go wrong in the relationship before they’ve had a chance to see if there is anything to it. Charlie isn’t so happy when he finds out, and Edward is equally pissed when he finds out she wasn’t so forthcoming with Charlie about Jack.

"It's nice to finally meet you, Edward. Is this your little brother?" 

Charlie's question should be innocent, but it's not. Not by a long shot. Edward's smile draws into a thin line and he pulls Jack tighter against his chest, clearly changing into a protective stance. 

Edward thought it would be sweet to show up at Bella's door unannounced, since she mentioned earlier that she missed them, but he hadn't expected this. Edward is furious that Bella hasn't told her father he had a son, but she has mentioned to him that they are dating. How is this something you don't mention? Is she ashamed of them, Edward wonders as he looked over the shoulder of her daunting father, to see Bella standing frozen behind him. 

"No sir, this is my son… Jack." 

Charlie turns slowly and his amicable smile turns into a bit of a glare as he looks right at his daughter. "Oh… Bella hadn't mentioned to me that you had a son."  

"Clearly." Edward is brief and he apologizes to Charlie for interrupting dinner before heading back to his car with Jack, who has just started crying. 

"Wait," Bella shouts out for Edward, but he ignores her and sets Jack in his car seat. She tries to step through the front door, but Charlie moves himself in front of it, a stern look on his face. 

"Don't you think that was something you should have told me, Bells?" 

"Yes, and I'm sorry, I just knew you wouldn't approve. I care about them, both of them, so can I please go fix this?" Charlie bristles for a moment and though he wants to lecture his daughter about getting involved with a teenage dad, he can tell by the look of sheer sadness on her face that she already knows that it's not an easy road. 

I’ve enjoyed every minute of this story. You can see the love that Edward clearly has for his son and the love that Edward’s family has for him, and you know that they have his back no matter what. While you know that there are obstacles that they have to overcome, it doesn’t seem like it will take so much effort for them to be together. Bella wants things to work with Edward and you can tell that she wants to learn how to be with Edward and Jack. She still very much wants to be her own person, too. Please check out The Life Aquatic. I know you won’t be disappointed!!




Unexpected by Lolo84
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8970391/1/Unexpected
He was just doing his sister one last favor by letting one of the girls  from her shelter stay with him. He didn't expect her to be so young, he didn't  expect her to be so broken, he didn't expect her to have a link to his past, and  he sure as hell didn't expect to fall in love with her. Angst/Drama/Romance  (eventually) AH. EPOV.  Rated: Fiction M




Broken Angel by drotuno
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5134656/1/Broken-Angel
The FIRST in the Angel series. This is my version of New Moon and beyond if  Edward didn't return for 2 years. Jacob is NOT the sweet boy everyone thinks he  is. What kind of Bella did Edward come back to? How does she react? AU/OOC  Rated: Fiction M




Once and Future Lovers by littlesecret84
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6996824/1/once-and-future-lovers
He told me once that he preferred brunettes, but his fingers were always  playing with long, blonde strands. He could never make up his mind... until he  did. And now that I'm back I don't think he deserves a second chance. Rated:  Fiction M




Delphian City by Boom-Boom Jones
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8028439/1/Delphian-City
There are dark secrets in Delphian City. Edward Cullen is one of them.  AH/AU OOC Supernatural/Fantasy/Sci-Fi minus the vamps. Rated: Fiction  M

Saturday, March 9, 2013

MEET THE POLL: What we read this week in TLS




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Breakaway Bella by Hoodfabulous-rec'd by Missy Fanfic

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8597943/1/Breakaway-Bella

Sparks fly and tempers flare when Memphis bartender Bella Swan meets crime boss Edward Cullen. All she wants to do is run. He'll chase her to the ends of the Earth. She thinks he's an arrogant jerk. He thinks she's hiding something. He's right. Rated M for 'streaking Emmett', Bella's kooky BFF's and general ridiculousness. A Dirty South Fanfic. Humor/drama/AH/OOC/Lemons/Language Rated Fiction M

Complicated by LyricalKris-rec'd by Agrutle

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8615680/1/

High school relationships are always more complicated than they should be. Usually, those complications are made up of the drama that is teenage life. Sometimes... it's really complicated. Edward and Bella were already there before the surprise of their young lives threw them into a life they weren't remotely prepared for. Rated Fiction M

Exposure by RandomCran-rec'd by Evilnat

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7761233/1/EXPOSURE

Edward Masen is a talented but struggling actor. Bella Swan is a successful but bashful Hollywood publicist. When sparks fly on a Sci-Fi thriller movie set, Bella finds herself putting out fires and straddling something bigger than headlines. Rated: Fiction M

Faking It by Spanglemaker9-rec'd by Nic

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5153711/1/Faking-It

Half of Hollywood's most famous couples are faking it. That's how Bella Swan's publicist convinces her to pretend to date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she'll do anything for her band and her music. Rated: Fiction M

Fangirl by MaverickWrit-rec'd by Evilnat

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7462188/1/Fangirl

"I am not obsessed," I repeated to myself for the hundredth time today. "I am simply enjoying a film. It's not obsession. I am not a fangirl." Bella Swan is in deep denial. Rated: Fiction M

Fame by BlueIsSoul-rec'd by Nic/Six Dlbfive

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8397459/1/Fame

Childhood sweethearts, Bella and Edward were meant to be forever. That is until he got what he always wanted. Rated: Fiction M

Let Me by Iambeagle-rec'd by Vampshavelaws/Nic

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8990126/1/Let-Me

A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love. EPOV. Rated: Fiction M

My Little Runaway by Maddux-rec'd by MonicaNP

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8630505/1/My-Little-Runaway

Edward Cullen, straight-laced lawyer from the Carolina Coast, can't shake the image of the girl he sees walking on his beach. AH. AU. Mature. Rated: Fiction M

Quiet on the Set by Duhitsangie-rec'd by Jenn Granat

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6689505/1/Quiet-On-The-Set

America's sweetheart Isabella Swan and Hollywood's playboy Edward Cullen are cast together in an upcoming movie. Will there be sparks or will things just be quiet on the set? And is everything the tabloids say just as it seems? M for Lemons Rated: Fiction M

Realize by Goo82-rec'd by Six Dlbfive

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4372344/1/

Edward is a hot up and coming actor and Bella is his ever faithful best friend and personal assistant. Bella's feeling for Edward have changed, but he is oblivious to her feelings. With the help of her friends, will she get the courage to tell him... Rated: Fiction M

The Affair by Johnnyboy7-rec'd by Nic

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8343731/1/The-Affair

After the death of her father, Isabella Swan moves to the East coast where she meets dentist Edward Cullen. He's older, a father, and married. Sometimes, you can't tell your heart who to love. Rated: Fiction M

The Brothers Cullen by Mamasutra-rec'd by Mercyrus Tales

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8489806/1/The-Brothers-Cullen

They were as different as day and night. One was pure sunlight and other lurked in the shadows, but that did not stop me from loving them both even if it was only a secret whispered between us. Some secrets are meant to be told. Jasper/Bella/Edward Rated: Fiction M

The Gap by Capitalab-rec'd by Michelle/Joy

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8595287/1/The-Gap

Their first encounter is brief, minute, insignificant, forgettable. At least it should be. Edward and Bella live very different lives, but a chance encounter forces them to reexamine everything they thought they wanted. Rated: Fiction M

The Late Late Show With Edward Cullen by Chartwilightmom-rec'd by Jenn Granat

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5451548/1/The-Late-Late-Show-With-Edward-Cullen

 Bella is a famous actress and Edward is a host of a late night talk show. What do they whisper to each other when they greet each other on stage? Rated: Fiction M

The Maid Who Stole His Heart by ZenOne-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5597553/1/The-Maid-Who-Stole-His-Heart

Edward, a cold cynic, has dismissed love sometime ago. Will the new maid, Isabella, force Edward to change his mind? Rated: Fiction M

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Welcome To TLS Nursery!



Welcome to TLS Nursery! Here we nurture all of the newborn stories (stories published within the last 30 days or so) that we love! Everything in our nursery has been read and approved by a few, or a lot, of the TLS ladies, and we think you will enjoy cuddling up to these babies as well.

As ever, there are some amazing stories to check out this month! Remember to leave these amazing ladies some love, and let them know TLS sent you.

XOXO

Let Me by iambeagle
A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love. EPOV.

Love Like a Hurricane by counselor
Post-Civil war, Edward and Jasper come home after a cattle-drive, greeted by his little sis, 16 year old Bella Marie. She is pressing Edward to let her be courted by the neighbor's son. Bella had always hoped she could marry Edward seeing as she is adopted, brought to their family as an infant by Edward's now deceased father. Edward allows Paul to call. That's when trouble comes.

Two Weeks by BelieveItOrNot
Based on 'One Week' by Barenaked Ladies. It's been one week since she looked at him, threw her arms in the air and said, "You're crazy." Edward is in trouble with his girlfriend and her parents. Will he learn to swallow his pride and overcome his fears? Will helping his sister through troubles of her own help Edward to face his? E/B, A/J This is their Much Ado About Nothing

Fix You by chocaholic123
Two lives. Different worlds. The ripples from this twelve year collision course will last forever. ExB, AH, Rated M for a reason.

Overpass by purelyamuse
"I think all the people I love will eventually leave me. Just disappear." "Maybe . . . I don't know . . . maybe we don't need lots of people. Maybe we just need one. And that's enough." BPOV.

Heart of Stone by coldplaywhore
Edward, in an effort to make use of his ability to read minds, uses his gifts to rid the truly evil people in the world and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he never expected her to come along and change his life so drastically. Nothing will be the same. AU Vampward. Rated M

The Lyricist by HelloElla
A good song might make you dance, tap your foot and get stuck in your head for days to come. But a great song will change your life. It stops being just a simple catchy tune that will quickly be forgotten and becomes the soundtrack to memories and stories of your past or future. Bella Swan inspired that one song. It's just a shame that she'll never hear it.

Seven-Year Itch by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl
In any marriage there are complications, hiccups, and speed bumps. After seven years together, Edward and Bella are at a roadblock. A complete standstill. On railroad tracks about to be hit by a freight train. Can Edward face his past, reveal all to Bella and find his happily ever after? Or will knowing the truth push her further away?

The Lake House by quietdrabble
Life turned out nothing like expected for Isabella Marie. A trip to Seattle, she can't explain, led her to buy a book she'll never read, a book she could have easily written because she was there sixteen years ago. Memories morph into reality again when Isabella is finally faced with the ghost of her past. Will she find the answers she seeks, or will disappointment lie ahead?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 3/6 - 3/12/2013: The Fab Five are up and we've got a double feature this week!




Beyond the Breakroom by Discordia81
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8581542/1/
22 year-old Bella Swan works for Edward Cullen, the 39 year-old VP at Providence Medical Center in Portland. After years of fighting the attraction, a tryst in the break room leads to a complicated relationship. Trying not to get caught by the prying eyes of their entire workplace, they're forced to hide their relationship and deal with his ex-wife and his 16 year-old daughter. Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: bornonhalloween

What I love most about Beyond the Break Room is NOT the smoking hot sex scenes—though there are plenty of them and they curled my panties—and not even the sexual tension that builds Monday through Friday at work because they can’t risk getting caught. Nope. What I love most is this Edward’s vulnerability, and the fact that despite the clear barriers to their relationship (a problematic boss-subordinate work relationship, a huge age difference, and Edward’s difficult daughter), the most powerful obstacle they must overcome as a couple is his utter disbelief that this beautiful creature might want him as much as he so desperately wants her.

This endearing quality shows itself time and time again throughout the story, and each time, my breath catches in my throat at Edward’s self-doubt and sweet humility.

"What are you thinking?" he asked.
"Really? You're asking me this now?" I asked in disbelief. "I can barely string two words together at the moment."
"So, it was good?" he asked, looking suddenly vulnerable.
"Jesus, Edward, it was off the charts good. I've never had better."
His small smile turned smug. "Really?"
"Really. You have a hot, younger woman in your bed who you've just thoroughly satisfied. Why aren't you just enjoying this?"
"Because I have a hot, younger woman in my bed, and I don't understand what you are doing with someone like me."
I raised an eyebrow at him. "Having some incredibly hot sex. Do you mind?"
He sighed and traced his finger down the valley between my breasts. "I'm serious; just indulge me here for a moment."
"Okay. You really don't understand what I see in you?"
"No."
"Edward, you're a brilliant, hard-working, devastatingly handsome man who just reduced me to a useless blob of jelly with your cock."
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All righty then! And how I fall for VPward (is that a guy?) every time he just goes ahead and confesses everything he feels...

"I think I just lost control. I liked having my mouth on you so much; I was a little rougher than I planned. I'll admit to a certain amount of male pride at the sight of you being claimed as mine. Still, I'll have to be more careful. I don't want to leave you with marks you might get questions about at work."
"That's appreciated. But I might let you mark me, if it's somewhere hidden."
His eyes gleamed. "Hmm, that's a thought."
"Just so you know, I might want to return the favor."
I leaned down and pressed my lips against the skin left bare by the V-neck undershirt of his. He groaned when I kissed there. "You can do anything you'd like to me."
I laughed lowly. "You should be careful about saying that. I might take advantage."
"Bella, I want you in every way possible. Believe me, there is no taking advantage of me. I spent this whole week desperate to be with you again.”
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I love this Bella, too. Have I mentioned that? She’s thoughtful and smart and caring, and mostly I love her because she’s so good for this Edward...

"What's the one fantasy you had the most? The one that always made you come the hardest. Tell me that."
He swallowed hard and wet his lips. "I … I imagined you …"
I brushed my lips lightly against his jaw. "Tell me. Let me make it come true for you."
"I've imagined your mouth on me, sucking me off." He closed his eyes, but not before I saw the hopeful, almost ashamed, look on his face.
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GAH! Suffice it to say, she brings that fantasy to life, and she’s rewarded a couple days later when he shares yet another of his fantasies. I mean, this guy has some SUPER AWESOME ideas about how to spend the workday...

I was startled when he spoke. "I jerked off in my office, once."
"What?" I blinked at him; my mind so far gone in pleasure that I could hardly even focus on what he was saying.
"That day you wore the tight black skirt and white sweater. And, the high heels that made your legs look so good. I talked to you that morning, and then went to a meeting. I spent the whole meeting with the smell of your perfume in my nose and the worst hard-on I've ever had to deal with. I spent the entire time imagining you spread out across the goddamn table in the boardroom."
His hands slid up my thighs, thumbs dragged up the soft skin achingly slowly. "I fucked up my presentation that morning, and it was your fault. I couldn't concentrate on anything but the image of that skirt slid up around your hips and your heels digging into my back as I ate you out. I wanted to know if you tasted like I imagined.
"After the meeting, I went back to the office. I told Pat I had an important call to make, and locked the door. I sat at my desk and I thought I'd have a heart attack as I unzipped and pulled my cock out. I could almost taste you. I felt so guilty thinking of you that way, and yet, I couldn't stop."
His thumbs stopped at the crease of my inner thighs.
"I swear I nearly blacked out when I came. When I ran out of the building that night, I wondered if you could read me, see what I'd done. And then I got hard again, thinking maybe you'd like knowing what I'd done."
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I’m pretty sure I’d like to know someone did that. Sigh...VPward is a keeper, and so is this Bella. Discordia Writes has a sexy story here, but there’s depth and connections and real character growth. I really hope these two can work through all their issues, because when they’re together, all three of us are just happier.




Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8483034/1/Quarterback-Sneak
As a Seattle sports talk radio host, it's my job to give my opinion on the Seahawks new quarterback, Edward Cullen. But maybe I shouldn't have said what I did...you know, about his butt. E/B Rated M for language and adult content.Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: kymbersmith90

Quarterback Sneak was first recommended to me by my good friend Errontrisha when I went through my Sportingward stage.  By complete chance, I ended up starting it on the night of The Superbowl.  Being British, I didn’t know much about American Football and I had never seen a game before but it convinced me to give it a go and I ended up enjoying the game.  Even if I was up all night.

 One of the things I love most about fanfiction is how after four years in the community I am still shocked by authors and how they chose to portray their characters.  Jayhawkbb is one of those authors.  I honestly believed that we would be seeing another cocky, arrogant and well accomplished Edward who would give Bella the run around until he realised that he had fallen in love with her. Then Bella would be a shy non-sporting fan who fell for his looks first and his personality later.  I could not have been more wrong.

 When we are introduced to Bella, she’s starting her first morning shift at the radio station she works for as a sporting journalist, after agreeing to switch shifts to help them out of a tight spot.  Her first big story on the shift is the breaking news that Edward Cullen has transferred to the Seattle Seahawks as their new starting Quarterback.  Throughout the show we learn that although this is not the start of Edward’s career, it is his fist time as a starting player, having spent the last two seasons as a backup for the Arizona Cardinals.

We also see a very different Bella who is truly one of the guys.  She enjoys most sports, apart from soccer, which made me laugh as being British it’s the one sport I know best. Her best friend, Emmett, is her co-host for the morning show and he has no problems teasing her about what she wears and how she picks players for her fantasy team.  "Bella, tell everyone about our upcoming fantasy draft…tell them how you pick your team based on whose butts look good."

This leads to plenty more teasing on air and to Bella finally making a comment that she will never live down when Emmett asks for her opinion on Cullen’s butt; "I've seen twenty quarterbacks with better butts than Cullen's," I announce snootily. "Even Grandpa Favre's is nicer. Heck, I've seen defensive linemen whose butts are better than Cullen's. And you know, Emmett, quarterbacks aren't the backsides I usually draft. I really prefer a tight end." Of course, plenty of women call their show to tell her just how wrong she is.

The next day, everything seems to be going well for Bella, besides the daily annoyance that is Mike Newton, the show’s producer, who seems to have it in for Bella ever since she turned him down as an intern.  Towards the end of the day Bella is given a surprise guest, in the form of Edward Cullen and his highly talked about butt, backing into the studio where Bella is able to judge him up close and in person. “Even under the broken-in jeans he's wearing, I can see that I have clearly under-assessed his, um, assets. The ass beneath the distressed denim is superior.”

It is from this moment on, that I realised that my initial thoughts on Edward were completely wrong.  He is incredibly sweet and down to Earth, with him actually seeing the humour behind Bella’s comments. He tells Bella that “They played your comments about my ass on a loop in the locker room after practice.” And where I was expecting him to be mad, Edward was only messing about with Bella.

The readers can immediately see the attraction between the two main characters.  Bella is taken with Edward the moment he enters the studio.  However, Edward, is the first to ask Bella out, that very day and she is the one to shoot him down citing his reputation and her credibility as the reasons why.

 Throughout the next few chapters Edward asks Bella out a further two times while she continues to shoot him down, giving him excuses that she is also struggling to believe in.  I admit, that at one point, when she walked away from Edward, I really thought he would give up on her.  However, what I didn’t see coming was his tenacity.  Edward just won’t take no for an answer.

When Bella finally gives in and allows Edward to take her for dinner they have a nice evening, talking about their family and their education.  There are also plenty of surprises in that discussion.  Yet, once again, when Edward asks for a second date, Bella shoots him down.  The disappointment Edward feels is crippling and you can almost sense that this is it.  Bella has blown her last chance and she can feel it too. That’s what motivates her to push aside her reservations and concerns and to finally make a move on Edward and begin their secret romance.

As we see more and more of Edward and Bella’s relationship developing I found myself falling more and more in love with him.  He is such a sweet and genuine guy, not at all the playboy type that I was expecting.  He calls her, just because he wants to hear her voice; buys her cake for her birthday; listens to her show every morning because “I like hearing your voice when I wake up,” but more importantly, he supports her career whole heartedly.

 One of Bella’s biggest reservations about their dating was that she wouldn’t be objective when it came to analysing his performance for the show.  She struggles to do just that the day after their first date and of course, Edward being the gentleman he is, texts her to tell her to “Quit being so nice.”  Things are definitely awkward between them when Bella has to try and talk either about him or to him for the show but they seem to be improving more and more with every day they spend together.

Edward is adorable when we see him after the Seahawks lose their next game.  Bella feels a little out her depth trying to offer him comfort; she assures him that his performance improved and that he should be proud of himself.  It’s not until she gives him a little tough love and assures him that the other team were better than the Seahawks that he finally slips out of it.  It is this moment when I realised how good for each other they truly were.  I doubt any other woman would understand football enough to be able to give Edward the information he needed to put the game to rest.

When Bella goes to LA for the week for work, we get to see progress in their relationship.  Edward is waiting for Bella by her truck before she leaves, wanting to say goodbye in person, even though they had spent the evening before together.  He even manages to label Bella as his girlfriend without her freaking out, and I wasn’t expecting that for at least another ten chapters.

Then, when Bella returns from LA she is desperate to hear from Edward.  When her cell battery dies on the plane she even contemplates using Emmett’s to let him know she is home before deciding to just go straight to him.  That is the first night they spend together and it filled me with hope that Bella will be able to overcome her commitment issues given time.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future will hold for them, and a small part of me is terrified about all of the threats still standing in their way; Bella’s contract with the station may cause problems if her bosses decide that seeing Edward is a conflict of interests.  I am sure Newton would have no problem reporting her if he thought it would get one up on her.

 The press finding out about their relationship could cause them both issues, not only with their jobs but with their day to day lives.  While Bella is a local radio star, she is definitely not used to being hounded by journalists and photographers on her down time.

 Then there is Tanya, the ex-girlfriend that Edward still considers a friend and that his parents love.  What if she decides that she wants to be with a star quarterback and tries to win Edward back?

Perhaps the biggest issue they face is Bella’s own fear of commitment.  I am sure there is more to her story than she is letting on so far and I hope she opens up to Edward about it soon so that they can work together to help her trust in him and their relationship.

However, if you’re anything like me, I am sure you will agree that a fic just isn’t fun if there isn’t a little angst to overcome first. I cannot wait to see where Jayhawkbb decides to take us next.







Symmetry by Aftrnoondlight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429963/1/Symmetry
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward. Rated: Fiction M


Not The Marrying Kind by BestScentEver
 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8720153/1/Not-The-Marrying-Kind
"Bella, I'll be honest with you. I'm not the marrying kind, and if you're looking for happily ever after you won't find it with me. Now if it's a good time you want—I'm your man." A/H Romance with a tinge of angst. Rated: Fiction M


Shattered Hearts by Greye Granger
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8984313/1/Shattered-Hearts
Bella knows what it's like to be alone, and when the only person she's ever really loved commits the ultimate betrayal, she turns to the man who's wife has stolen her husband. E/B. RATED M. TATTWARD. Rated: Fiction M

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Meet the Poll-What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Broken Angel by Drotuno-rec'd by Bobby DuPea
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5134656/1/
The FIRST in the Angel series. This is my version of New Moon and beyond if Edward didn't return for 2 years. Jacob is NOT the sweet boy everyone thinks he is. What kind of Bella did Edward come back to? How does she react? AU/OOC Rated: Fiction M

Broken Serenade by Dydear-rec'd by Ange de L'aube
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8946195/1/Broken-Serenade
Bella is scarred by an event that changed her life years previously. After seven years with no word from Edward, a Christmas card arrives that causes her to leave for Forks, and changes everything she thought she knew about her past, present, and future. Rated: Fiction M

By Way of Sorrow by Jaxington-rec'd by Agrutle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8612085/1/By-Way-of-Sorrow
Bella Cullen has spent the last ninety-five years giving everything to protect her family and mourning the loss of her long dead human husband. A trip to Alaska to meet Tanya's latest romantic interest changes everything. The vampire she meets there has his face, his hair, and his body, but not his memories. It's a strange new world. Rated: Fiction M

Delphian City by Boom-Boom Jones-rec'd by Katinki/Jo/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8028439/1/Delphian-City
There are dark secrets in Delphian City. Edward Cullen is one of them. AH/AU OOC Supernatural/Fantasy/Sci-Fi minus the vamps. Rated: Fiction M

Flames by Ileftmyscar-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8268525/1/Flames
A prostitute with nothing left to lose. A man with everything at stake. A marriage that has lost its passion. A little crazy, a little messed up, and mostly insatiable. A burning passion that can't be controlled. A language more along the lines of breathless moans and whispered promises. A love where words are burnt. Rated: Fiction M

Follow the Sun by MissWinkles-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8522710/1/Follow-The-Sun
Sometimes you have to stop thinking with your head and listen to your heart, follow which way the wind blows and dream with abandon. Because tomorrow is a brand new day, and who knows what it will bring. E/B. Fluffy as fuck, with some sweet salty love. Rated: Fiction M

Love Like a Hurricane by Counselor-rec'd by Nic/Vampshavelaws
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9014626/1/Love-Like-a-Hurricane
Post-Civil war, Edward and Jasper come home after a cattle-drive, greeted by his little sis, 16 year old Bella Marie. She is pressing Edward to let her be courted by the neighbor's son. Bella had always hoped she could marry Edward seeing as she is adopted, brought to their family as an infant by Edward's now deceased father. Edward allows Paul to call. That's when trouble comes. Rated: Fiction M

Once and Future Lovers by Littlesecret84-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6996824/1/once-and-future-lovers
He told me once that he preferred brunettes, but his fingers were always playing with long, blonde strands. He could never make up his mind... until he did. And now that I'm back I don't think he deserves a second chance. Rated: Fiction M

Pieces of Me by JustForkIt-rec'd by Evilnat/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8167013/1/Pieces-of-Me
Bella left the state of Washington to escape the memory of her mother, leaving behind everything and everyone she knew. When tragedy strikes, and she's forced to go back to a life she left behind, will Bella be able to put the pieces back together? Rated: Fiction M

Prey for the Wicked by Aleeab4u-rec'd by Jaime Arkin
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6785758/1/Prey-for-the-Wicked
A vampire finds the true meaning of temptation, an innocent beauty with a siren's blood. Is she prey for the wicked or the answer to a prayer for salvation? When love knows no bounds and obsession has no reason, where do you draw the line? AU/EB Darkward Rated: Fiction M

The Life Aquatic by Coldplaywhore-rec'd by FictionFreak95
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8685921/1/The-Life-Aquatic
Life happens when you least expect it, and puts you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never even imagined that you wanted. This is the story of girl meets boy, meets boy. aka, his son. Rated M
Rated: Fiction M

The Little Pink House by Staceleo-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8165573/34/The-Little-Pink-House
Newly divorced and heartbroken Bella Swan moves back near her father to raise her small children. What will happen when she meets the stuck up, single Edward Cullen? Can she thaw his bitter heart or will he be a lost cause that leads her to another heartbreak? Rated: Fiction M

These Vacant Bones by Struckatthesky-rec'd by Iambeagle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8692315/1/These-Vacant-Bones
His darkness, the same darkness in me, was right there in his eyes. No one else notices the shadows that make toothy smiles uncomfortable. They only see brightness. Edward's light is as dull as mine, but in worlds like ours, that dimness is the center of our universe. (AH, M, ExB) Rated: Fiction M

Unexpected by Lolo84-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8970391/1/Unexpected
He was just doing his sister one last favor by letting one of the girls from her shelter stay with him. He didn't expect her to be so young, he didn't expect her to be so broken, he didn't expect her to have a link to his past, and he sure as hell didn't expect to fall in love with her. Angst/Drama/Romance (eventually) AH. EPOV.
Rated: Fiction M

Venice Beach Stories by Chicklette-rec'd by Runtagua/Rochelle Allison
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5916143/1/Venice-Beach-Stories
A collection of o/s taking place in and around Venice Beach, CA. Various POVs voices. Canon couples, AH. M for sex, drugs. Rated: Fiction M