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Wild by PeppahLouie Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1690]
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A recently widowed Bella moves to Seattle to start a new life. Upon reconnecting with her friend Alice Cullen, Bella meets her brother and business partner, Chef Edward Cullen. Celibate by choice for two years, what will happen when Edward finds himself undeniably attracted to the sexy new Bella that Alice helps create?
**WINNER OF 5 SUNFLOWER AWARDS: Best Bella, Best Alice, Best All-Human, Best Drama, Best Romance**
**Fic of the Week at The Lemonade Stand, September 2011**


Categories: Twilight, AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
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Series: None
Chapters: 49 Completed: Yes Word count: 435439
[Report This] Published: January 29, 2011 Updated: December 11, 2011


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 21, 2011 Title: Chapter 25: 25 - Antidote

Bella checking into the same hotel as Tanya.  Bella's idea to track Tanya and learn about why she came back and what she really wanted.  She watched The Notebook a tear jerker romantic movie, drank, and cried herself to sleep.  The pain she felt when she first heard his remarks cut Bella into two.  But with a good night sleep and rational thought returning the tone and things Edward said didn't match the Edward she knew as Alice's brother, her friend, and now as her boyfriend.  Bella still wanted to track Tanya down and get her side of the story.  Couldn't believe what a heartless, cold, callus, self-centered, egoistically, sadistic person Tanya could be.  Only wanted Edward because of the life he could give her.  He was good in bed.  They looked spectacular together.  But no love on her side at all.  Never wanted a future together, the white house with a picket fence with children.  Just wanted the here and now.  As long as she was sexually satisfied and could sneak getting more from other partners.  Didn't care about spreading diseases either. Essentially wanted her cake and to eat it too.  Didn't want forever.  Thought that time had passed enough that maybe Edward would take her back for more great sex and spend time again.  The biggest revelation was that she lied about his reviews.  She never slept with any critics for good reviews.  He earned them all.  Bella learned all she needed to know and went home.  She apologized to Edward that she doubted him and let her insecurities take over before giving Edward a chance to explain.  Great makeup time.  Teaching moment for Bella.  Edward is going to be a goner.  It's going to be even harder to be around Bella now remembering Bella touching him, bringing him to climax, tasting him, etc...  That trip to Forks won't be coming soon enough for either one of them.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 25, 2011 Title: Chapter 26: 26 - Approaching the Boiling Point

Edward is just so sweet.  Setting up a romantic spa experience for Bella after her work out at the gym.  along with making lunch for the two of them and Alice.  The man is just amazing.  I don't believe that they are going to make it until Forks to make love for the first time.  A month away, it's getting harder and harder for them each day.  What's Bella's mom showing up for?  What's her motive for coming around now?  A surprise visit with no warning-- Since she only saw Bella 2 weeks out of the year when she was growing up.  No wonder her perfume was familiar, but not instantly recognizable Renee isn't around enough.  Is she around to bum money?  Or between men folk?  Looking forward to the Monday pool party coming up.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 30, 2011 Title: Chapter 27: 27 - Hello Renee

Renee is just visiting for money.  Who knows what has happened to Phil?  Maybe he has left her cheating ass.  As soon as she finds the hidden tip cash in the dresser Renee will leave as soon as she came. She was lying about when she arrived to see Bella.  She was stomping around a couple days ago wanting to pawn some cash out of Bella.  So she's only claiming to have just arrived to start the con game on Bella.  Using Bella's goodness and selflessness to get what she wants by manipulating Bella into offering her the funds instead of Renee actually asking for them.  But she'll find the cash in the drawer and will take it and just leave without even a good bye.  You can tell by her comments about all the designer clothes and shoes.  All the degrading and insulting comments.  Making both Alice and Edward angry.  But to do the insulting remarks in front of the entire Cullen clan was a huge mistake.  Especially with her history with Esme and Carlisle.  Now hitting on a man that's approximately the same age as your daughter.  That's pretty bad.  Admire and even lust from afar, but to actually think a man that young would be interested in  you is just gross and disgusting.  How could Renee be stupid enough to admit to Alice who was introduced to her as Bella's best friend and manager at Wild that you resented your child.  Jealous because your husband paid more attention to her than you. That he was more concerned with her safety than running all over the forest and woods camping out in the mountains.  It means Charlie grew up when his daughter was born. He wanted a home and a family.  He wanted to be a daddy.  Work, come home to his family, spend time with his daughter to take away stress from work, relax and enjoy the time he had with his family.  Renee chose not to join in with the activity of being with their child.  I'm sure they could have played with Bella in the crib or playpen.  Just Renee never grew up to give of herself for someone else.  She always wanted things to revolve around her.  Well with babies and children it revolves around them when they are helpless without their parents.  Children need their parents to take care of them, to love them, to support them, etc.. Renee just wanted to continue to be a free spirit doing whatever she wanted when she wanted to do it.  Not be tied down and responsible for anyone or anything.  Charlie was never like that and settled quite quickly and happily.  Renee still resents Bella for her youth, her kindness, her tenderness, the people who love her, her beauty, her loving and giving personality, and for her unselfishness.  Everything that her mother wasn't and never would be.  Renee feels Bella has everything that Renee should be entitled to since Bella stole her husband from her.  So all the money she received from Charlie she believes she deserves her cut since Bella wouldn't have gotten any if it wasn't for her.  A mother she isn't.  She's a pirana, a parasite, an annoyance, and a common manipulator using b--ch.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 04, 2011 Title: Chapter 29: 29 - Pay Up, Pixie

Bella is lucky to have found the Cullens especially with a mother like Renee.  She has resented her since she was conceived no less.  Even more after she was born for losing Charlie's attention.  But to express nothing but negativity due to that resentment and then to expect retribution for that treatment and lack of parental responsibility/affection/love.  Actually demanding her portion of Bella's inheritance like she deserved it by having giving birth to Bella.  I would think that obligation was long ago bought and paid for, she lost any right to any further funding by not being any type of decent mother after that time.  I was so afraid that Renee would find the tip cash in Bella's dresser.  At least $16,000 is no way near what she was demanding.  I can't believe Bella was just going to give it to her no questions asked.  I probably would have requested the bills sent to my advisor and have them electronically paid in full including past mortgage payments.  Just to make sure the money went to where she claimed she needed it to go.  I wouldn't trust her.  Then to have her steal shoes and dresses and feel that it's a down payment.  Right.  That's all you get.  Bella needs to write Renee off as nothing.  She might have been her biological mother but never much after that for sure.  Since she's been with the Cullens Esme has been more of a mother to her than Renee has been her entire life.  The final blow was seeing Renee literally hitting on Edward.  Knowing that he is her daughter's boyfriend and making comments that Bella wasn't woman enough to satisfy him.  Talk about the ultimate insult and disgrace to her.  Renee has hit and oogled on all the Cullen men.  Now she knows the love of an entire family, the love and desire of a man, her Edward.  Sisters in Rose and Alice.  Brothers Emmett and Jasper as well as Jared and back home.  Her father Charlie and Jake loved her very much, but now she has a new set of parents who love her as well.  A man who absolutely adores her and would do anything for her.  Looking forward to the trip to Forks foro Bella and Edward.  Time alone  just the two of them with no drama from Renee with her demands, no pending danger from whoever, etc....

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 08, 2011 Title: Chapter 30: 30 - Forks

Talk about willpower of both Bella and Edward waiting until the Forks and cabin weekend to consummate their relationship.  Their passion has been escalating each and every day.  It's getting harder and harder not to take the next step.  I was glad that Billy accepted Bella having a boyfriend and moving on.  Bella forgave everyone and gave Jared the house she shared with Jacob.  I was appalled with Renee's behavior in the Swan's residence.  Destroying Bella's bedroom and bathroom.  Slight understanding of the dishes, china, and glassware due to resenting Bella having custody of what Renee would have considered possibly original wedding gifts.  Still uncalled for and very vengeful, hateful, very menancing, and very childish and immature.  Just because the money transfer was denied.  I can't blame Bella for pressing charges.  One breaking and entering in her house (doesn't matter she knew where the spare key was hidden -- she wasn't invited -- the house wasn't hers), two trespassing and residing in the residence, three destroying personal property and vandalism, four previous theft of cash and designer clothing and shoes, and five all the emotional trauma with the after effects of seeing the destruction of memories associated the items destroyed, taken, vandalized, etc.... Couldn't believe the stupidity of Mark from Forks Police in not thinking about Renee using previous identities such as maiden name, previous married name (Swan).  With Bella trying to reach Phil sounds like he dumped Renee for her cheating and spending ways already.  Renee moving to Phoenix doesn't have anywhere else to go.  Only has the cash she took from Bella and the clothes in her suitcase.  She is still thinking Bella will calm down and later will approach her for more cash.  Too bad it won't happen.  She will be caught and realize she lost a lot more than she can imagine.  At least Bella finally has found peace with her past with Jake, Billy, etc...  She can still have them in her life along with the Cullens/Wild/Seattle.  Fear that the cabin would be in the same destructive state as the house by Renee ran through Bella's mind.  Was relieved Renee didn't go there.  Poor Edward finally gets Bella to the cabin and Jared shows up and hangs around.  Waking up to find him there talking with Bella only to find out about the damage at the Swans' Residence. I thought Edward was going to burst into a thousand pieces until Jared finally left.  Escorted him personally to his jeep to get Bella all to himself.  I would say Edward made it worth all the waiting time for both Bella and himself.  Very beautiful, pleasurable, desirable, and memoriable for them as well as the reader.  very well done.  They will enjoy the rest of the night.  Bella will need to let him rest a little bit before again, but I'm sure Edward will be up quite a bit more as the evening progresses to the enjoyment of both of them.  

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 14, 2011 Title: Chapter 31: 31 - Let's Get Physical

I have to say Edward was right, the waiting made it all the more better for both of them.  Neither one appears to be able to get enough of the other. I have to say I enjoyed the  hike and the rest stop for lunch.  Both of them sparkling and deciding on skinny dipping to remove sparkles.  whatever excuse you need to get together works.  But having Quil and Leah show up wasn't cool.  Why would Jared open up his mouth about them being up there.  Knowing that Quil would make a trip up there to stalk her.  He's obsessed with her.  Jared has already seen Leah in action against Bella already when Bella hasn't done anything at all.  I enjoyed Edward standing up for her and also for Leah because of his disrespect of her as his girlfriend.   Quil is such a lecherous pervert when it comes to Bella.  Seriously wondering if Jared is really a friend to Bella if he told Quil where to find her.  Of course it could be Billy also.  Since he knew where they were going to be as well as having them looking for the vegetation needed for the charity affair for Aro Volturi.   Snotty Leah and her let's embarrass and harass Bella into staying around while nude swimming.  Bella  bold as brass going to walk out and dry herself.  Not only shut up Leah but made her slap Quil into submission and have them both leave.  At least it hasn't ruined the rest of their weekend for Edward and Bella.  Looks like Alice has helped Bella buy some really sweet nighties to sweep Edward right off his feet. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 16, 2011 Title: Chapter 32: 32 - Hot Sex, Cold Sex, Chair Sex, Car Sex

Whenever I see an update for Wild it just makes my day.  This was no exception with continuation of the weekend at the cabin.  Edward and Bella exploring their sexual relationship.  Neither can get enough of the other.  Bella is making up for lost time.  Having to return to the house in Forks for the cleaning crew to clean up the mess created by Renee early in the morning after being up late enjoying each other.   Pretty hard, but just opening the door and going to the diner for coffee and planning a nice afternoon at the beach.  Doing some cliffdiving and swimming.  Jared calling to see what's up.  Joining them with Laurent to spend the day and plan for the following day for fishing and gathering other vegetation. Decided to have Billy join them at the beach.  Thought it was funny when Billy teased her about the hickey and told her it was bad luck unless she marked Edward also.  Then he checked out Edward and noticed he had one too. So everything was fine. Sneaking in a loving session in the water away from everyone. Edward enjoyed cliffdiving until he came back to Leah having a screaming match at Bella again.  She just can't win with her.  Leah still calling her names.  Quil still asking her out because neither are married even if they are in committed relationships. Jared/Laurent attempt to get between the girls. Billy has Leah come to speak with him.  Leah finds out Jake was gay.  She doesn't believe it.  Jared confirms it.  Amazing she apologized to Bella.  Surprised the hell out of me.  Glad she gave Quil his walking papers, he wasn't showing her any respect or loyalty as a boyfriend at all.  Definitely Bella wasn't encouraging him at all, she was turning him down at every turn.  The following day with the fishing trip when they needed to get away from the bear, crossing the river, was thinking this might be the nightmare.  About crossing the river because he is on the other side.  But it wasn't  and all 4 arrived safely away from the bear who only received one of the fish caught that day.  The four of them had a wonderful dinner cooked by the Chef.  Jared/Laurent spent the night on the sofa sleeper rather than drive while intoxicated.  Smart really don't need a DUI. It's so cute that when alone Bella and Edward are fulfilling each others' fantasies.  I know once they returned to their apartments in Seattle they still would have enjoyed some alone time, but Alice/Jasper couldn't wait to see them.  As soon as they arrived Alice was greeting them home.  So excited to see them both.  Well alone time is shot for quite a while  until Alice decides it's time for her to be alone with Jasper again.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 33: 33 - Rolling Boil

Hard adjustment coming back to the real world from their alone time in the cabin in Forks.  Unsure of how to act around the others.  Bella and Edward are so cute together, just can't get enough of each other.  Both are addicted to the other.  Just a glance at the other and they actually need the other instantly.  Sneaking off to the office during evening hours.  After work before falling asleep together.  Morning and Afternoons before work.  Any time they can squeeze in to be together.  Alice worried the entire time Bella and Edward were gone due to the dreams about the stream and losing Bella.  Upon their return to Seattle still having the dreams.  The family is aware of the dreams.  Bella has had the dreams also but only aware because Edward and Alice have heard her mention Charlie and Jake both don't want her to cross the river/stream.  Stay on her side.  Danger from some foe, not sure where it is coming from at this time.  The family has made a list of possible suspects including the unknown.  I'm glad they put Renee on top.  Since her fragance was noticed multiple times on the landing prior to her pretended first arrival. All the women anger at her due to their men going gaga over her.  The men who have panted over her all their youth from afar and still want her. Creepy James Trakker and his wife Victoria. Aro and his creepy stalking ways.  Always wanting to be near Bella, requesting her tables at the restaurant. Also made sure he was seated at the Cullen table at his charity ball just to be near Bella.  Getting involved with all the plans just to be in more contant with Bella.  Even with Edward expressing that he and Bella are together seriously.  Very strange that Aro requested the color of Bella's gown only and not the rest of the table's women. Why?  She isn't his date and he's not her escort.  Edward is her boyfriend, date, and escort.  Based on his thoughts when he arrived back to the loft and the end of the chapter, he's thinking engagement ring.  Both Jasper and Edward are both going to Tiffany for jewelry such as diamond rings.  Both want things more permanent.  Since Bella already said she'd stay with Edward as long as he wanted her to be with him.  He said she signed up to be with him forever.  Quite a commitment might as well as make it official with a ring.  Looking forward to future chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 21, 2011 Title: Chapter 34: 34 - Decisions and Surprises

Edward has purchased an engagement ring for Bella. Just hasn't decided when to pop the question.  Has to be the right moment.  Since their formal attire for the charity ball was at Bella's apartment she told Edward to move the remainder of his things into her place since he's always there anyway.  Great the lovebirds are living together.  Have some alone time without interruption.  But with everything going on with the upcoming charity dinner/ball next week, Jasper's investigation into Renee & Phil Dwyer, Jasper's investigation into the others on his list Newton, Quil, Leah, Jessica, James, Victoria, Tanya, etc..., also worrying about Bella and Alice's dreams about the stream.  Alice is convinced it's about Forks.  Then on the way home from Edward's parents Bella has a message from Jared where he's blaming Bella for everything that has gone wrong with his life.  For why he's alone because Laurent has left him.  But all this time he had Jake as a lover.  He may not have been Jake's life partner, but he had Jake's love, affection, attention, companionship, etc...  Bella married him, but that was Jake's decision.  Jake wasn't ready to admit to the world he was gay.  Jared can't blame Bella for Jake's inability to come forward to his father and the tribe about his sexual orientation.  He used Bella as a shield while still continuing his gay relationship with Jared under cover of fishing trips, camping, etc... It would fit Jared, since he invited Quil who brought Leah to the dance club where Leah decided to corner Bella in the bathroom.  Also Jared was the one to tell Quil Edward and Bella would be up near the swimming hole knowing they would show up giving Leah another reason to fly off the handle.  Joining them on their beach trip to La Push where Quil and Leah showed up again where she lost her top, but Billy set her right.  Jared and Laurent showing up at the cabin after Bella and Edward had been up all day/night dealing with Charlie's house being vandalized.  Now you have to think was it Renee who broke everything before she left or was it Jared because of his resentment of Bella having Jake.  She had Jake's last name and his friendship, but she didn't have Jake.  Jake loved her as a friend/companion.  He couldn't be a man and make love to her.  He married her under false pretentious. I don't think I'd leave her alone with Jared every again.  I think he's pretty ungrateful since she gave him her house that was hers and Jake's for nothing.  Furnished and everything. Laurent claiming Jared was still in love with Jake was a stupid reason to leave him.  Of course Jared would still love Jake, but Jake is dead and buried.  Jake is no competition for Laurent unless Jared is obsessed by the memories of what he could have had with Jake if things were different.  Looking forward to what Jasper thinks of the voice messaging. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 37: 37 - Blanched

Wonderful and beautiful proposal and acceptance on stage.  surprised Aro and his offer.  What's wrong with this guy.  Bella accepted another man's marriage proposal in front of an entire charity ball ensemble. Still offering his estate in Italy.  What is he planning on being there and taking a turn when Edward's out of the room or something?  Get a life the girl isn't interested.  Edward has told you repeatedly.  Then to hear the whole childish plan out in the garden by Aro and Tanya, Edward can't stand it and tells them both off.  Bella as well puts them in their place.  The other brothers are humiliated and had no idea what Aro was up to and his intentions.  At least they were able to talk Edward into letting them at least return to the restaurant one more time with Aro under control. Then we have Chelsea and Mike ganging up on Edward and Bella wanting to dance with the newly engaged couple to congratulate them.  Come on who do they think they are kidding. Give it up you two.  They have both made an attempt to be nice and tell you they are not  interested in you.  Now they forced Edward and Bella's hand to come out directly and actually meanly with the truth of not being interested and requesting to be left alone or consequences.  Nightmares are returning.  Bella can't remember them. Alice still hazy on the facts.  Not a river.  Bella's birthday giving Edward breakfast in bed and giving him a guitar.  Doesn't want to wake him, so doesn't listen and take someone with her leaves for a utensil in the restaurant.  Hearing her name being called over the pouring rain with enough water to cause water flowing in the street.  Someone across the street calling her name.  Charlie told  her not to cross the river,  Bella said not a river there.  Well not usually, but with enough rain a street can be a river of water.  So alone on a street heading across the street to be in danger with no one the wiser.   Bella included.  Not even thinking of the dream and water/river clue.  Didn't want to bother Alice or Jasper to run and get something for a couple of minutes.  Bella why don't you listen, take things seriously, think before you respond, check out the environment, see things, not be so trusting of everyone, ask for  help. Alice would have gotten the whisk for her.  Hoping Edward wakes up and Bella isn't in the apartment and goes searching for her before she reaches the other side.  Even Jacob has been warning Alice to keep Bella from the other side.  Both her father and husband don't want her hurt by the person across the street/river flowing with rainwater.

Enjoy your vacation. Looking forward to the next chapter when it's ready.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 13, 2011 Title: Chapter 38: 38 - Taken

It had to be someone Bella definitely trusted to cross the street to visit.  I seriously don't think Billy would have been a part of having Renee kidnapping or hurting Bella.  Why?  What would it gain Billy? It wouldn't absolve him of anything to do with his involvement in the relationship between Bella and Jacob.  After what she did to Charlie's house in Forks, the threat towards Bella was evident.  Stealing from Bella's clothes and cash, he feelings of being owed something for what I'm not sure is outrageous.  Animals in the wild are better mothers to their young than she ever was to Bella.  Both Renee and Bella are both the same size so it could be either one of them in the coroner's care to identify.  If Bella was able to get away from her and the truck went over the cliff with Renee, then is Bella on the side of the road hurt?  Or is she still moving looking for a phone to contact one of the Cullens since her cell phone was sitting on the sidewalk?  Edward is going to lose his mind until the dental records prove or disprove the body is not Bella.  The ring doesn't mean anything.  If Renee saw the rock, she would have no problem wrenching it right off Bella's hand and feel it's part of her payment Bella didn't give her.  The fact that no one was able to locate Renee and that she kept off the grid made her the most dangerous.  How could Billy not know that his Tanya was really Renee?  Didn't he recognize her?  Why didn't Charlie or Jacob just come out and say beware of Billy's girlfriend, it's your crazy psycho mother.  Only visit Billy when you have your army with you.  Would have been so much easier than with the cryptic double talk.  Looking forward to the next chapter.  Enjoy your time on vacation.  Know that all of us are waiting on bated breath for the next chapter to hear Bella's POV once she crosses that street to see Billy.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 39: 39 - Mise en Place

Jazz and his team really discovered a lot of information. When Billy awoke again and told Edward the whole story especially about the drugs made him even more worried about Bella.  Carlisle had Billy moved to Seattle for further care.  Where would Renee go to keep Bella until she signed over her entire estate to her mother?  Under the influence of drugs.  As well as familiar to Quil.  Edward decided to make a stop in Forks to just check. My guess was the cabin.  Then Jazz was able to get the signal for their pay for use cell phones.  The cooing of the doves was a dead give away.  Now why isn't Edward calling the Olympia police and coordinating with Forks police to trap Renee and Quil there and rescue Bella.    Renee has already committed murder.  Attempted murder. Kidnapping. Coercion. Stealing. Slave Trafficking her own daughter.  Quil the same as well as attempted rape and maybe rape depending on when the police or Edward rescue her. Will they contact Jared for help or not regarding Quil and Renee at the cabin?  Edward needs to keep his cool and needs some rest.  He'll need his wits about him when facing them.  No wonder Quil had that self satisfied smirk on his face at the gala at Volterra.  He knew the other plans were under way and Bella was already promised to him.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 11, 2011 Title: Chapter 49: 49 - Outtake 3: Halloween

Zorro and some latin loving.  How much better can that be?  Not much.  Great lemon for Edward and Bella.

 
Summary:

Welcome to the Academy! Bella Swan, former American Ballet Academy Prima Ballarina and Ballroom dancer, finds herself employed with her friend Alice Cullen at Alice's families dance academy. As a Seattle institution the Volterra Academy of Dance received national acclaim when the dance prodigy signed on, but is that the only purpose when the Cullens hired Ms. Swan or did they have hopes that she could teach more than just the students something? Edward hasn't placed competitively since his partner left him high and dry three years ago. That was when he came to teach ballroom at his family's school. He's convinced he's happy, spreading the love for dance through the younger generation, but that all changed when he spied a brown haired stranger. He saw the way she moved at the club and now he can't get her out of his head. He tells himself that it's best that he doesn't know who she is. He doesn't want another woman in his life to complicate things. It would be best just to forget her, so why can't he. What will happen when he finds out that the girl he can't forget is the new ballet instructor at the Academy? More importantly can they ignore the chemistry that they have from the beginning? Will Bella shake Edward out of his shell and will he find the strength to get out and dance again? Can she teach him to leave it all on the floor? Find out


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Maggie, Other Character, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Completed: No Word count: 63887
[Report This] Published: February 05, 2011 Updated: December 16, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 30, 2011 Title: Chapter 22: The Other Shoe

enjoyed very much Bella taking on Tanya.  Only problem is that Tanya's partner actually knows something about her.  Something that will make Tanya dig further for more information to confront her and attempt to steal Edward away from her.  I seriously don't think it will work.  Tanya has done enough damage to Edward that he'll never go back.  He's got a better thing with Bella and he knows it.  Looking forward to the outcome of the competition and the celebration afterwards of Bella and Edward with all their friends/family there with them.



Author's Response:

Thanks. Next chapter is where the story starts to really earn it's rating. I hope you enjoy it. As for Tanya...just because you and I know that Edward won't ever go back doesn't mean that Bella or Tanya know that, so we'll just have to see what is going to come from her appearance in their lives. Check you inbox for your teaser.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: March 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Friendly Surprises

It starts out with a bang.  Meeting at the club and dancing with Edward.  Instant connection and attraction.  Thoughs about the other all weekend.  Including constant questions to Alice about the other.  Evasive tactics to both by Alice.  Surprise meet and greet for lunch.  Edward freaks and runs and hide in the bathroom.  Can't get involved with a fellow instructor because of previous heartbreak.  Get with it Edward not all woman are the same.  James was really creepy towards Bella.  Backing her up into the wall of mirrors.  Yuck!!  Served Edward right when he saw Bella being swung in Jacob's powerful arms.  Now seeing Jacob in tights and shirtless woo boy hot stuff. Seeing him on stage at the ballet priceless.  Both will be fighting their attraction until the time when it's impossible. Must say I'm intrigued about her being fired by the Ballet Company.  Probably wouldn't sleep with the man in charge.  Great ending move slapping him across the face and walking out without a backward glance.  Bella showing them she's better than that.  Looking forward to future chapters especially dancing sequences.  Hoping Edward and Bella will compete in couple ballroom dancing or such.  Break Edward's fear of failures and previous heartbreak by who Tanya?  We'll see.



Author's Response:

Hey there...sorry it took me so long to respond If you got the update you know that I've been MIA for a while. Thanks for the review :-)

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 19, 2011 Title: Chapter 19: A Family Affair

Cullen family have all met Abby and accepted her.  Esme and Carlisle have offered to babysit so Bella and Edward can compete in Las Vegas.  It really wasn't even an offer more like we'll take her so you can go.  Already planning on taking Abby to the tea party she has scheduled during that time.  Showing her off to all the other ladies and probably be her excuse for an early departure.  Edward and Bella are also out as a couple.  With holding her, kissing her, and cuddling with Bella in front of his entire family with no qualms for either of them.  Las Vegas should be quite interesting with no responsibility for taking care of Abby and all her time attuned to Edward.  Can't wait for that chapter.  I still hope they are also competing against Mike and Jessica locally as well.  Based on Esme's actions I think she wants to be a grandmother in the future.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 30, 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Amazing Grace

I was amazed Bella didn't believe Edward would be there to help her with dinner.  Did she really think he would go back on his word?  That he wouldn't be there the next day with her.  Has a low opinion of herself, or fear that now he knows about Abby he's blow her off.  That's not Edward.  He thought about it.  Bella is the girl for him, she has the traits he wants in a woman and when he's around her he's the happiest he has ever been.  From his conversation with Alice the night before Bella is the same way.  She finally admitted that to him as well.  When Abby woke from a nap to be fed Edward offered to go to her while Bella was finishing up with the dough.  I was pretty amazed Abby took to Edward at all since he was a complete stranger.  But she went to him and actually seemed to like him.  Bella was shocked, but enjoyed it all the same. It was a sight that was beautiful to behold to her.  She was amazed that a single man knew how to talk and care for a baby.  Abby went back to sleep about her bottle and burping.  Bella and Edward went out to the living room.  Bella finally kissed him.  Not a nice place to stop.  What was Edward's reaction?  How did the birthday celebration go?  Left it as a cliffie didn't ya?

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 15, 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Running Up That Hill

Bella needed to be honest with Edward.  She had building feelings for him that started the first night she danced with him at the club that have continued to soar each day they have seen and been together.  Today their passion exploded in a kiss after the Tango.  Edward already expressed not having a problem with her having a child.  Upset that the baby's father doesn't want anything to do with the baby.  He is also angry that due to her pregnancy she was fired from the company.  Her fear of James has me troubled.  Edward is still very much willing to continue to learn more about her and attempt to start a relationship if she is okay with that.  Going to take her out to dinner.  Edward's not being judgmental, but both are experiencing the strong magnetic pull towards the other.  I know Edward is relieved the father isn't Jake.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 04, 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Helping Hands

Victoria had her nerve leaving Edward in a lurch.  At least Bella was available to help out with classes.  Now she has volunteered for competitions as well.  Doing the Tango.  One of the most sensual dances of all time.  She's already taken with Edward and him her.  She's afraid to tell him what happened that brought her to their dance studio.  Now dancing again together will only bring them even closer.  As Maggie tells her she has already given Edward her heart she just needs to admits it to herself.  Some day she will need to tell him.  He'll take it better than she fears he will.  He'll accept it all and actually be angry at the treatment she was given.



Author's Response:

Thank you for the review. Bella doesn't really like to talk about her past and you'll see why in a couple of chapters. Thanks again!

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 01, 2011 Title: Chapter 18: Party Like it's 1950

Adored Alice's reaction to the flour feud in the kitchen and upon the clothes of Edward and Bella.  They had fun though making the mess together.  Being with Edward was so easy to be herself.  It was no effort for Bella.  Abby seemed to like him and him her.  He came over early to help get ready for the party.  It appeared Patrick verbally checked him out and took over the fatherly role making sure Edward's intentions were in the right place.  I thought that was cute, Bella thought it was embarrassing. Maggie already approved of him before she even met him, but when he showed up at the house with flowers that cinched the deal.  I did watch the beginners utube video of the Lindy hop and will watch more for all the flips and turns.  Highly energetic dance moves at a fast pace depending on the song being danced to.  Dancing to Glen Miller In the Mood pretty cool.  I love all types of music from all eras.  Each have their own style and some good and some bad.  Just have to appreciate each decade for the time, style, lyrics, rythmn, performers, and musicians, etc... In regards to the competitions, did any of them think about taking Abby with them to Las Vegas.  Since the school doesn't have classes over the weekend, have the family go watch the competition have one allocated for babysitting detail while the rest watch and vote for Bella and Edward.  They can also video the performance(s) to show the babysitters and Abby later.  Then Bella can spend quality time with Abby during the time not dancing.  Allowing the rest of the family time together as well.  Allowing Patrick and Maggie their time to visit Patrick's family.  So Bella won't be away from her daughter for a whole weekend either.  The looks between Edward and Bella give away their true feelings for each other.  This competition will give them a test before the one with the school and the one they challenged Mike and Jessica for the city title.



Author's Response:

That is a very good idea. I just might do that. Thanks for the review. I'm glad you're enjoying the story so far. More to come soon.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Breakthrough

Edward trying to avoid getting burned again by a woman pushed Bella away.  He ignored her for a solid week.  He knew she flooded his mind, but his resolve to avoidance continued.  Once he saw her crumpled on the floor crying the realization that he really cared for her.  He wants to make her smile including in her eyes.  Jealous of Jacob for sure.  Doesn't like the boys saying crude things about Bella.  He fell at the club.  Alice putting him in his place that Bella was asking all weekend about him.  Since his attempt to comfort Bella she has avoided him.  Now the shoe is on the other foot Edward knows how much pain and hurt he gave to Bella.  New instructor being treated as an outcast.  Edward convinced he can heal her and she can heal him from his pain.  Looking forward to following chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Las Vegas

Everything was going too well for Bella and Edward.  Knew someone was coming to screw with them.  It was going to be his ex or Abby's father.  It happened to be Tanya.  I hope they beat her badly in the competition.  Humiliation to be exact.  Make her realize what she gave up, but can't get back.  I can understand why Bella is gearing up for battle.  She plans on keeping HER man and not letting anyone take him from her.  Go Bella.  Bringing Abby on Sunday to watch the competition will be a great surprise for Bella.   Looking forward to the conversation with Tanya and Edward/Bella.  This should be good.



Author's Response:

You know me so well. And your reviews always put a smile on my face. If humiliation is in store I will dedicate it to you ;-) Check out your inbox for a little teaser on how that conversation is going to go next chapter. Thanks for reading and reviewing.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Thinking

Bella finding out lies were spread about her not being able to still dance was why she was fired from the company brought all the pain back to Bella.  She needed to be alone to cry and release them.  Her place was the beach.  Edward saw her leave.  That boy is so protective of her can't see her in any pain.  He had to go to her.  Of course Alice knew where Bella was heading and had no problem letting her brother know the information.  Edward found Bella on the beach and questioned if he could join Bella.  She said yes.  He was just quiet and his presence just soothed Bella.  The connection between Bella and Edward is more than just sexual.  Looking forward to learning more about the accident and what happened prior to Bella being fired from the ballet company.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Opening Up

Bella had a lot on her plate with her last performance and finding out her father was killed by a drunk driver.  Scary.  Most positions have no problem for death benefits. Allowing employees time to grieve and bury their loved ones.  Why was Jonathan being such a jerk?  Edward knows there is more to the story.  Letting her know he is there for her.  He has his story hidden behing his facade also.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 16, 2011 Title: Chapter 20: Pillow Talk

A little more insight into the relationship of Bella and Jake.  As well as into the relationship between Bella and Mr New York.  We see from the beginning the auditions of Bella's girls her mind going towards the girl who wasn't perfect, but who had heart.  Bella's mind doing the comparison of the last selection for lead in the ballet company she worked for in New York.  She left Abby at Maggie's because she was sound asleep and didn't want to wake her.  Since Abby was sick. she hadn't slept much in a couple days.  Surprise visit from her favorite guy helped her confirm in her mind her selection for lead dancer for showcase.  As the evening and their kissing/petting progressed Bella had to stop Edward painful memories of before in New York came back.  Seems Abby was conceived in violence and pain.  Our boy Edward ever the gentleman just held her giving words of comfort and words of promises that he would be there.  Things would take time at her speed and he wasn't going anywhere. Just love Danceward (Edward) the man is just perfect.



Author's Response:

Thanks for the review. I love Danceward too. He's like my favorite addiction. I sent a little teaser for the next chapter. 

 




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