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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: September 02, 2011 Title: Chapter 43: 43 - Epilogue

Loved the epilogue with the bachelor and bachelorette parties and how they were joined together.  Enjoyed how Edward took Bella's mind off her mother and Billy's death along with the kidnapping by taking her away to Vancouver.  Going away to Hawaii with Edward's family.  Have to do something, the restaurant and lofts are under renovation since the fire.  The wedding planning is in full swing for their Christmas wedding.  Bella's dress sounded absolutely breathtaking. All the little details all coming to a close.  Edward surprising Bella with a trip to England for a honeymoon.  Then the family joining them for New Year's Eve.  Then dropping the bomb about cooking and managing the restaurant for 6 months on the Isle of Wight.  Bella having the opportunity to teach cooking lessons.  Giving them some time alone to be newlyweds.  Then return home to renew with New "Wild" with new loft apartment.  Give them a chance to get away from all the bad memories and create some new good ones.  Since Alice and Jasper will be doing the European tour they would be visiting off/on during the 6 month period of time they are over there.  Wonderful surprise for Bella.  She's all in.  Visiting a new country, learning an entire new culture, learning about the place where her favorite authors came from and how they lived, understand the world they wrote about as well, possibly take short travels on their days off as well.  Give Bella a chance to expand her horizon of the world than the few states she had lived in with her parents.  Really sorry to see this story end.  This has been one of my favorite stories.  Excitement when the updates would hit my email.  Oh goody Wild is updated.  Can't wait to read the next chapter.  Now it's over, but will be checking for the new story to when it starts it travels through Twilighted.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 24, 2011 Title: Chapter 17: 17 - Sunflower of My Life

If Bella and Edward make the next 2 1/2 weeks without kissing on the lips it will be a miracle.  They are both ready to internally combust.  Each and every statement, text, is only adding to the tension between them.  Edward is such a romantic.  Leaving her flowers at her door with love and adoration notes attached. Even with going to work early since the restaurant is still short handed.  All the extra hours he still has time to spoil and make Bella feel special.  He was concerned about Bella's wrist and her bruises from Leah.  He is so happy and smiling.  Alice is just so pleased and happy for both Bella and Edward.  Edward planned a lovely day for he and Bella to have.  Lunch together, naming a seagull, blowing glass vase and bowl, dinner and lecture with Bourdain.  Completely delightful day together with many activities to share as well as plenty of alone time together.  Both are teasing Alice about losing the bet.  She doesn't care about the bet really, she is just happy about her brother being happy again.  This has become my favorite story.  Puts a smile on my face when it shows up in my email as updated.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 24, 2011 Title: Chapter 17: 17 - Sunflower of My Life

If Bella and Edward make the next 2 1/2 weeks without kissing on the lips it will be a miracle.  They are both ready to internally combust.  Each and every statement, text, is only adding to the tension between them.  Edward is such a romantic.  Leaving her flowers at her door with love and adoration notes attached. Even with going to work early since the restaurant is still short handed.  All the extra hours he still has time to spoil and make Bella feel special.  He was concerned about Bella's wrist and her bruises from Leah.  He is so happy and smiling.  Alice is just so pleased and happy for both Bella and Edward.  Edward planned a lovely day for he and Bella to have.  Lunch together, naming a seagull, blowing glass vase and bowl, dinner and lecture with Bourdain.  Completely delightful day together with many activities to share as well as plenty of alone time together.  Both are teasing Alice about losing the bet.  She doesn't care about the bet really, she is just happy about her brother being happy again.  This has become my favorite story.  Puts a smile on my face when it shows up in my email as updated.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 26, 2011 Title: Chapter 18: 18 - A Swan Can Break a Man's Arm, You Know

Love the sexy banter back and forth between Bella and Edward.  Even Alice with her input about new shoes and putting them on hold.  Convinced she's going to win the bet.  She just might.  Edward and Bella are finding it harder and harder to resist each other.  I have to say it's getting scary to walk around town alone.  James is a creep.  He's been rejected by Bella multiple times now.  Edward has repeatedly told him to stay away from Bella.  Now he quotes all this personal information about her to her face and attempts to lead her into a deserted alley.  Stalks her and approaches her with no one around.  Already proven he's handsy with her, vulgar in speech and paws, doesn't take no for an answer. Bella takes her self protection lessons from daddy seriously and does a couple on James.  Makes him angry and in pain.  Threatening her for the future.  Bella threatens him, but she can't carry the threat through to fruitation.  Even telling Edward, if he goes after James, it'll be Edward going to jail for assault not James.  Actually he could call it on Bella.  She could claim her fear of his actions as well.  Repeatedly stalking and touching her inappropriately.  If the loft and building belong to James he would have a master key to the entire building.  Causing alarms to go off.  The more false alarms occurring the less action taken by police forces.  Edward not letting Bella out of his sight.  Can't really blame him.  I don't think I would either.  James is kinda wacko.  Doesn't know when to give up or laid down.  "No" means No back off, go away, bother someone else, lady isn't interested. Doesn't seem to sink into his dense brain.   Coming home from the movie with Edward snuggling together until time to enter her apartment.  Trying to unlock the front door only to find door open and lights on in the apartment.  Both Edward and Bella remember turning off the lights and locking and checking that the door was locked for the apartment.  Edward going in to check the apartment.  I think I would go into Edward's apartment, call the police, wait for them to check the apartment, add additional locks, change the locks so have new keys (master key won't work), get an alarm system with movement scanner to contact police if unauthorized activity sends police.  That's pretty frightening.  Looking forward to finding out who it might be breaking into her apartment.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 03, 2011 Title: Chapter 20: 20 - Kiss Me, Baby

The tension is building more intense between Edward and Bella each day.  4th of July Emmett and his bucket of water over them because of parentals present.  Very funny.  At work control is just barely there.  Each day Edward asks Bella the date.  Days are dwindling until the end of the bet.  Other admirers of Bella show up Aro Volturi famous tenor.  Best client of Wild and friends of Edward.  Edward agreed to do their charity ball as the chef.  Wants Bella as date.  Made sure Aro was aware Bella was his girl and off the market.  Bella confided in Alice Edward is such a sexual being.  He has experience and just oozes sexuality; she has fears she won't be able to keep up, perform, be to shy, won't know what to do, etc...  Alice mentioned to Edward and the next day he doesn't flirt, touch her, kiss her forehead, neck nothing, she questioned what was wrong, he went back too far.  Bella just has never been kissed or anything else touched etc.. unless Edward has done it with her.  Bella has been spending time with all the Cullens.  Helping Carlisle in his clinic on Saturday.  Finally got Victoria Trakker to stop stalking Carlisle when she saw Bella since the whole James Bella situation.  They all hear a table of critics are coming to the restaurant and Bella was watching Alistair make up the plate of a customer sitting near the critic's table.  The fish was undercooked.  She was hoping Edward would catch it.  He didn't.  Bella tried to softly let Edward know to get another plate.  He wouldn't so she had to tell him why.  Confrontation -- Bella embarrassed him in front of his cooking staff told Alstair to make another plate.  Edward told Bella office.  Strong words between them both.  Bella said she tried to tell him discretely.  Edward was angry.  He asked the date.  Bella gave it.  The bet was over.  Edward gave Bella the best kiss she had ever had in her life.  They both enjoyed it.  Edward had to stop it because they both had to get back to work.  Shucks e darn.  Couldn't go further would have been too much too soon.  I did like the conversation at in n out burger about "going steady" and being steady girlfriend.  very cute. wear guy's class ring or fraternity pin.  Like a high school/college romance.  Alice won't be getting any new shoes from Edward.  Looking forward to the dress Rose is designing for Bella for the charity ball of the Volturi brothers.  Also more on the break in of Bella's loft.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 05, 2011 Title: Chapter 21: 21 - Slow Simmer

Now that Edward and Bella have kissed on the lips with tongues included both will never go back.  They have started their physical and romantic relationship.  Edward wants to go sexually physical gradually for Bella.  Doesn't want to go caveman on her.  Wants to be romantic, worshipping her, loving her first, fast and furious can always come later but she deserves to be cherished and loved first.  Courted, honored, devoted, etc....  From steady beau, boyfriend, cover bases as they come, lovers, etc....  Bella's body is on fire she's ready to go now.  Edward wants to make it special since it's truly her first time,  since Jacob didn't really romance her, kiss her, love her, worship and cherish her.  She needs to have a man show her how a man should treat a woman he loves above all others.  Edward is going to have to have all the control because Bella doesn't have it.  A part of her is ready to go further and further.  While another part of her is afraid to go further  because she doesn't know what to do and concerned about what to do, will she be able to perform and please Edward, do it correctly, etc...  Looking forward to future chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 15, 2011 Title: Chapter 23: 23 - Building a Flavour Base

The contrast between what Edward has with Bella is so much more beautiful and real compared with the flaunting and fake he had with Tanya.  She took everything away with her betrayal all his success, confidence, and essence.  Being so self centered and self asborbed wanting to continue the high and rich life style she wanted to keep the business coming in so she made the critics happy to write great reviews.  Using sexual favors for reviews betraying her boyfriend behind his back for her personal gratification down the road.  The ultimate humiliation to him.  Instead of helping him she destroyed him.  Women were not Edward's best suit in life.  Lauren was more in love with drugs than her boyfriend.  Telling him eating disorder.  In a way it was she was more interested in drugs than eating.  It is hard to hear about someone you once cared about dying.  I can relate a college boyfriend of mine died last year and it was hard to attend his funeral without remembering the time spent with him and reason for break up etc... As Bella said Edward shouldn't blame himself he really didn't know and Lauren wasn't in a position or ready to tell anyone what her true problem was at the time.  At least both their horrible past lives have been brought out into the open and they know where they have both come from and where they are both going and how they are both want to improve where they are going together.  Both have heard Bella in her dreams talk about crossing the river addressing both her dad and Jake.  Is she referring to cross the river to her new life with Edward?  Originally I thought she was referring to crossing it to them, but it seems to cross away from them.  Just adore this story.  It is really my favorite.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 24: 24 - A Little Poison in the Pot

Everything was going so great for Edward and Bella.  Just perfect  Sending some of the best love songs of the last 40 years.  Saying just the right things to express their love for each other.  Bella overhearing Edward just throwing out the trash (Tanya) trying to deliver her with as much death blow pain as she inflected on him with her behavior and actions.  Little did he know that Bella over heard him in his chilly cold hearted tone and feared that he was the same inside and she was the flavor of the month.  I'm not quite sure how she could believe that after how much Edward has changed and his patience in waiting so long for any physical activity between them.  He was her friend first before anything more.  Maybe deep down Bella knows that and that's why she is following Tanya to make sure Tanya isn't planning on screwing with Edward any more.  Bella saw her reaction when Edward threw her to the curb.  Which Bella thinks is what she deserves after her treatment of Edward in Chicago.  Hopefully she'll call Alice once she's settled in her hotel and thinking rationally.  Edward was speaking out of a place of pain and anger.  Wanting Tanya to go away for good by lashing out hateful, angry, and vicious things to her.

 
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?

 




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