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Summary:

What would you do if there was only one way to be with the love of your life?

 

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 9422
[Report This] Published: October 30, 2011 Updated: October 30, 2011


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 02, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Very macabe.  Very moving.  Very disturbing if I was Jacob to read that letter. The level of love and devotion between Bella and Edward was beautiful. Bella's life was never the same after that fateful car accident of Edward's. The fact that she even attempted to get married at all much less twice is saying something.  This letter definitely won't provide much comfort to Jacob when Bella is gone that's for certain.  Knowing you're only second best the entire time of your relationship. And the fact that you're second best to a ghostly dream of a man whose been dead for almost 2 decades.  You can't compete against that. 

 
Drinks After Work by Discordia Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 50]
Summary:

 

All Bella is looking for is a quick drink after a bad day at work, but when she runs into Edward Cullen--her high school crush--she decides to play a game with him. If she can keep herself from falling for him, she can walk away and leave him wanting more.  But Bella might find that losing the game is the best thing that ever happened to her...

Rated for lemons/language.

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 6740
[Report This] Published: November 02, 2011 Updated: November 12, 2011


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 08, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Drinks After Work

Little did either of them know they both crushed on each other in high school and neither had the nerve to make the first move then. Ten years later both really had nothing to lose to make the effort.  Only thing was they had a lot to lose to walk away once they found each other, good job of Edward to chase her down before he lost her for good.  The idea of calling Chief Swan for her number wasn't appealing, but would have been one of his options to locate her again. Edward wants the whole package not just sex. He wants the girl, relationship, etc.... Very enjoyable.



Author's Response:

Thanks for another lovely, thorough review!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Yeah...Edward pretty much would have tried everything to ahold of Bella, if he hadn't been able to chase her down!  ;)

Planning to do a quick 2-3 chapter continuation of this at some point!

 
Summary:

 

Bella has given up on love, choosing to be content with her quiet, albeit boring life. She never imagined how much that life would change when Edward Masen moved into the classroom across the hall.  Watch out world, there's a new nerd in town!

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Jasper, Rosalie
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Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: No Word count: 23733
[Report This] Published: November 06, 2011 Updated: October 02, 2013


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Character Displacement

Edward wanting to stay in Bella's class must be either he enjoys seeing her nervous and breaking things or he likes what he sees.  She convinced him to check out other teaching styles to get ideas to establish his own.  Instead he decides to critic Alice's teaching style.  Causes Alice to really lose it.  Puts her in tears.  Since she has received her PhD a lot earlier than he did I think it proves she might actually be smarter than Edward.  Loved when she beat him to the punchline about calling her Dr. Brandon instead of Mrs.  I would have loved to have seen his face.  Jaw dropping, surprise, eyebrow raising, etc.... Can't wait for the next chapter. His reaction should be golden.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: November 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Catalyst

Good start to the story.  Bella as head of science department at the school is nice and sweet.  Alice is Alice bouncing off the walls as usual.  Carlisle head of the school.  Edward Masen is a nerd galore. He is also a stuffed shirt insisting on being called Dr Masen not Edward.  Kinda rude since Bella is the head of the department and over him in the science department.  Looking forward to future chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: November 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Dominance Hierarchy

Dr Masen is really obnoxious to Bella.  Thinking he is equal or actually above her.  Taking over her classroom as if he was in charge.  Can't blame Bella for being upset with him.  He sure is acting like a pain in the bum.  Really thinks he's all that and more.  Now Alice and Jasper want to play matchmaker with Bella after work, can only imagine the worst person it would be, would be Edward.  Bella already can't stand being around him now, to be set up for an evening with him would be the most horrid thing to happen to her already horrendous day.  Just the way Alice was acting when Bella mentioned Edward (Dr Masen) and her day with him so far led me to think it was Edward.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Fixed Action Pattern

Bella might have laid the anger on a little thick, but it had been building all week.  He is interested in her.  Making sure he sees her first thing in the morning and she's the last person he sees on Friday afternoon.  Asked her for her phone number like a shy teenage boy talking to his first girl.  Actually being civil and nice walking Bella to her car and this obsession about being called Dr Masen rather than just Edward.  It's annoying even to the reader.  What's his problem?  So what you got your PhD. You worked for it, got it, goody goody for you.  There are others on staff that have theirs too.  They don't cram it down everyone's throats all day long.  His bringing it up was Bella's last straw and she let him have it all.  All the complaints all week from his associates, her frustrations, etc...  Talking about his failures because no one will be there to support him was probably a little too far.  At least I'm hoping she brought Edward down a peg or two from his high horse.  He's just like everyone else.  A teacher in the school, educating the children, providing the best information, knowledge, skills, etc... to understand the subject being taught.  Looking forward to Edward's reaction to her angry statements.  Wonder if he will call her over the weekend and apologize for his behavior.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Coevolution

Edward needed to be told the truth, his father's social teachers taught him wrong.  People are not his underlings even if he is higher educated than the rest or smarter.  He is the same level as others.  Bella telling him the truth made him realize what the real world is all about.  Something Edward needed to learn to survive in a working environment.  If his dad is so wealthy why does he have to work at all now.  If his father was so old, isn't he dead by now?  Isn't he taking care of his mother? Kate probably got pregnant to get away from her father and his oppressive behavior.  How she could leave her little brother all alone though wasn't right especially not telling him she was going.  Even if she told him in a letter by his bed.  The fact that she never contacted him again wonder if she really left or was gotten rid of by foul means. Telling someone exactly what you think and feel does hurt you more than the person being yelled at if you're the sensitive nice person like Bella.  It makes you feel horrible about yourself.  It doesn't give you the satisfaction you think it would telling someone off.  It did work with Edward, it made him think and realize what he was doing.  He now knows he has to take it down.  It'll make a lot better work environment now once he apologizes to his co-workers.  He has been trying to call Bella all Saturday (the unknown number), but she wouldn't answer it. Now they both have given the other their apologies and will go from there.  At least Edward will let people call him by his first name. Maybe Bella won't have to mention to Carlisle now that she and Edward have resolved the discussion.

 
Summary:

These are outtakes--missing scenes or alternate POVs--from Stolen Dreams and are not in any particular order. You should probably read the main story to understand these.


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: No Word count: 4420
[Report This] Published: December 23, 2011 Updated: December 23, 2011


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 24, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: When Edward Met Bella--Again

wonderful Christmas present.  Just loved Edward here, so vulnerable and miserable without Bella.  Needing her, but afraid to approach her and be completely rejected.  chance meeting in a grocery store.  Nice touch, safe place, and then nice intimate dinner.  Both fell back into their old rhythm.  Picked up after 10 years without even a hiccup. Just what happened and explanation of pain of loss.  they both had the same feelings of loss of son and loved one.  Edward's father behind the sudden move on family's part.  We know he had it planned for  quite a while, had his ducks all lined up to leave at that time.  Forbidding Edward from even calling her was pretty cruel on both his parents' part.  Wonder who intercepted the letter from Edward.  Why it never reached Bella especially since Edward mailed the letter himself.  It had to be held at Bella's parents end.  Stopping any further contact between them. Both sets of parents were trying to keep them apart after the loss of their son and each other.  Can't see how they could be so cruel especially knowing how serious they were about each other.  Just glad they are back together and found Ryan.  Visiting and being in his life for now is better than thinking he is dead.



Author's Response:

I'm glad you liked it. The letter is still sitting in the USPS dead letter office. It never made it that far for unknown reasons. Charlie had nothing to do with keeping them apart. 

 

Thanks!

 
Summary:

Okay, so my Friday morning started off just like every other fricking day; verbal editing, hallway hookers, dirty looks, and humiliation. Pretty typical. What wasn’t quite planned for was the rather public break-up … or the walk through the meadow that followed. Did not see that coming!

trippin'

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward, Lauren, Paul
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3826
[Report This] Published: January 13, 2012 Updated: January 21, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 06, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Trippin' Through the Daisies

For a first one shot, it was very good. It just took Bella a little while to figure things out in regards to Edward. Now that she has I think it will make a whole lot of difference in her life. Definitely won't solve her problems with the Laurens and Kates on campus, it will only make it worst. At least she'll have Edward and be the envy of Forks High.



Author's Response:

One shots are fun aren't they. I went on a one shot binge not long ago, so many good little stories. I think I'll do it again soon. Thanks for reading, hon.

~Jen

 
I remain, Yours by momatu Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1047]
Summary: Feature

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After unexpectedly being given an antique desk and finding a letter written by Edward to his cousin over nine decades earlier in a hidden compartment, Bella, on a whim, decides to respond and starts them on a journey neither could have ever imagined. 

Perhaps there are some things we aren't meant to understand, just accept....

This story will eventually contain character death - NOT Edward or Bella.


Categories: Pre-Twilight, Twilight, AU Characters: Bella, Edward
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Series: None
Chapters: 50 Completed: Yes Word count: 419120
[Report This] Published: February 24, 2012 Updated: March 09, 2013


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30

Loved this chapter both Edward and Bella have admitted their true feelings. Don't like that she was frightened by Jake and now has a concussion. Edward's idea about IV full of venom to change his Bella and Charlie. Great idea doesn't break treaty no biting involved. 



Author's Response:

Gotta love loopholes when they work in your favor, right?  Not that I think for one second that Edward would've let the treaty stand in his way if Bella's life was on the line, but I loved that he was able to turn that technicality around on the pack.  What's the saying?  Necessity is the mother of invention.  I guess it's the mother of creative thinking too.

Bella was frightened by Jake, but even Edward had to admit Jacob really does care about Bella.  Of course, that doesn't override the fact that she's not his imprint, which is something I could never get over with canon Jacob.  Yes, he loves Bella, but he knows very well she's not his imprint.  With knowing everything about what happened with Sam and Lean and Emily, I've always thought it was inexcusible of canon Jacob to persue Bella knowing he could imprint at any time and never look at her again.  I've never been able to understand Team Jacob.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 05, 2012 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26

Loved nervous Edward getting ready for school and meeting his Bella. Wonder why she had such a bad day. Her desk was coming. Now what does Charlie know about Tanya and the Cullen's. Will be interesting to see what he tells Billy. Looking forward to what Tanya finds out from Alice regarding why Bela is so upset. Wonder is she noticed Edward's hair color is the same as the hair in her locket.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23

Refreshing and new idea of a pre Twilight story of having Bella and Edward meet through letters of a joint owned desk. Interesting how the Masen cousins made sure that Bella was able to get the desk by having the estate sale in Phoenix AZ. New twist having Edward lose his memories of Bella prior due to high fever and medicines with the flu. It was great having all the historical data added into the story as well.  It really was amazing that this flu that killed Edward was never really taught in any history course in school prior to Twilight being published. Your version of human Edward made us fall even more in love with Edward than Stephanie's Edward.  I loved him playing catch with his cousin Charlie and cried so hard when he had to rush him to the hospital and held him most of the night until a bed could be opened for him.  To be honest I found myself crying quite a bit with some of the stories of the families infected with the disease as well as the family and friend's members who were killed overseas during the war.  Especially knowing that the war would be over in a matter of months.  Edward and his mother's experience of losing Edward Sr was a blur fest of tears for me.  I guess reliving losing my own father added an additional understanding to Edward's feelings.  Of trying to be strong for others, but still needing to grieve on his own.  I'm glad Carlisle has finally put the pieces together of Edward's human cryptic questions to realize that the Bella of today -- Charlie's daughter is the same Bella of Edward's letters in 1918.  Too bad Edward can't remember even though his heart and subconscious mind does remember because he realizes he had to help her and loves her.  Bella knew it was her Edward that saved her from the bear, but she thinks it is his spirit that is around her.  Boy is she is in for a huge surprise in the future to actually meet him in all his gloriousness.  Tanya meeting Charlie and instantly realizing he is her mate.  New -- gearing for a happily ever after for Charlie too.  I was pretty proud of Bella standing up to Paul -- scary since he can't really control his temper very well.  Then standing up to Jacob and making him turn green by making up the story about her casserole being made by Tanya.  Pretty funny. Looking forward to next chapters as to where the story goes from here.  Loved the correspondence between the two.  Edward's reaction towards Bella's dress and short pants. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28

Bella still doesn't realize that she feels comfortable around Edward because he is her Edward.  Granted the memories they shared aren't there, but the emotions/love is the same. Learning that Elizabeth died also from the flu because she refused to listen to Carlisle's instructions to stay in bed and take care of herself was difficult.  Edward living just long enough to know his mom died. But to learn he probably didn't even know his mom was ill because of being heavily medicated and high fever and die in her mind alone.  We know Carlisle saved him by changing him into a vampire which Bella's dad, Charlie knows he is. Bella willing to send her letters from Edward to Michael for them to know more of Edward is such a sweet gesture.  Too bad the real Edward won't be able to have access to them to know more about himself from back then and his relationship with Bella before he died human. Bella should send copies of the letters maybe not the originals, since they are her connections to him. Jake needs to be careful how he makes comments regarding the Cullens.  Charlie knows the truth.  Bella doesn't but she has deep feelings for them especially Edward and Alice.  She thinks she is substituting this Edward for her Edward Masen.  It's actually comically since they are the same person.  Just his memories from then were wiped out from the flu/fever and his change.  Looking forward to future chapters.



Author's Response:

I do so love long reviews!

There will still be a lot more hard stuff for Bella to go through, but she won't go through it alone this time.

Bella will send copies of the letters.  She wouldn't part with the originals for anything.  I should've made that clear, but it will be in the next chapter.

Jake doesn't know how deeply Bella cares for Edward, but he knows how Edward feels about Bella from his basically marking his territory at the campsite in August.

Thanks for revieiwng!

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 08, 2012 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27

Bella's problem is feeling guilty for being attracted to Edward. Thinking she is being unfaithful to her Edward.  Little does she know he is the same Edward minus his memories.  The reason for the jealous and anger at people against him is obvious because he is her Edward.  Edward quoting her letter, his penmanship, color of his hair, even his voice if she thinks about it from the bear attack; all are elements to prove he is HER Edward.  Logically it is not obvious at this time, not possible, she isn't aware of the supernatural being realistic.  Actually the desk should give her the possibility of the unexpected and impossibility being probably. Her father knows they are vampires.  I thought it was cute he thought he had to invite them in, been watching too many vampire movies/tv series. Since the argument with Billy and the realization of what the Cullens/Tanya are he decided to have her family carry the desk inside Bella's bedroom.  Looks like Jacob/Billy are arriving to help with the desk afterall creating the complication Edward spoke of to Jasper at the end of the chapter.  It pays to have a mind reader in the group. Can't blame Edward for being nervous about thinking of being in his mate's bedroom for the first time.



Author's Response:

That is exactly what Bella's problem is, but don't worry, soon enough something will happen to put her mind at rest on that score.

I agree completely on both counts--it's too soon yet for Bella to put all the clues that her two Edwards are one and the same together, but after what she's experienced, she's far more open to the impossible than other people.  But who expects lightening to strick twice?  Coming to see that the Edward who died at seventeen 91 years ago and the seventeen year old Edward standing in front of you, alive and well, are the same person is going to take more than a few similarities that can easily enough be written off to coincidence.  She's going to have to be hit in the head with it.  And she will be.

I'm so glad so many people like my Charlie/Tanya pairing.  I love them together so much sometimes I actually forget he ended up with Sue Clearwater in canon.  I've just seen a headline that there's a surprise ending for BD part 2.  I'm pulling for vampire Charlie.  Hehehehehehe.  Sue who?  Personally, although SM never came out and said so, I think canon Charlie had to know the Cullens, and now Bella, were vampires.  He knows Jacob is a werewolf, and who thinks of werewolves without thinking of vampires?

Thanks for reviewing!

 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 21, 2012 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29

Bella scanning Edward's letters to send to Michael so Edward's family could learn just what a special person he was in life.  Granted they had stories told by grandparents, but actually they didn't know all of the things he did that were so giving and selfless.  Edward is so protective of his Bella.  It's so sweet to have Bella turn around and be protective of him.  Taking on Jessica and her comments.  Go Bella.  Edward listening and hearing Bella standing up for him and Alice.  wondering if she is jealous, heck yes she is.  She doesn't want to admit it to herself yet, but yes she is falling for him.  Guilty, but hey we know he's the same guy. Edward's giving her clues from her letters to him.  His reading in English brought tears to my eyes.  Only Bella doesn't realize the friend was her.  She gave those comforting words to him.  He would love her to hug him and offer comfort.  The similiarities are adding up Bella, you're smart, I know you'll figure it out soon.  Edward is arguing with himself about whether to spill the beans or not. Waiting patiently for the next installment.



Author's Response:

You have not yet begun to see protective Bella!  Just wait to see what I've got in store!  Edward is always the one to save Bella, but this is the 21st century, and Bella is no damsel in distress.

After Bella sends Edward's human family his letters, they will be back and will play a pivitol role.

Bella is about to realize just how far she's fallen for Edward Cullen, and after that, things heat up. The clues are building up. But remember, we're already in mid-February, so Bella's been there for several weeks already. The clues are building up, but they're spaced out. It's not a daily thing.  I don't think Edward can help himself, really.  Even if he can't yet admit it, he wants her to know him. The big reveal, so to speak, is only a few chapters away now!  In the meantime, Edward and Bella grow closer.  I hope it will be enough to keep you all entertained until the cat is let out of the bag!

Chapter 30 is in the validation queue!

Thanks for reviewing!

 

 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 28, 2012 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25

Carlisle convinced Edward that he was the boy Bella was mourning. He was the one she was in love with. Carlisle had taken all the personal belongings and were stored.  I can't blame Edward needing help going through the trunks.  It's difficult even when you can't remember you're past, worst when you do.  The last item is where Bella's letters and pictures were found.  I agree with Alice the good bye letter was a mistake.  Not the right way to do it. Bella has not moved on, she's still hurting and grieving.  She's only continuing with his life he led just prior to his death. Glad Alice is chewing on Edward.  He needs to be involved in her life.  That's why the miracle was allowed to happen.  So that he would be able to be in existence at the same time as her for them to be together. He was changed at 17 and brought to the same place where they would cross paths in Forks so they could be together as a couple.  That's what both he and Bella deserve. Now Jacob is moving in on his mate. 

 
Mount Olympus by jakeward Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 230]
Summary: Feature

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Falling for your best friend is never easy. Asking your best friend to be in an unconventional relationship while fighting your feelings is something entirely different.

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 21 Completed: Yes Word count: 91530
[Report This] Published: March 16, 2012 Updated: March 28, 2014


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 18, 2012 Title: Chapter 15: The Fall From Mount Olympus

The attraction and feelings between Edward and Bella have been growing stronger the more time they have spent together.  It's a shame neither of them realize it's love rather than just lust before they enter into "Mount Olympus" because this only causes more difficulties than it solves for them.  Yes it solves their physical need to be together but it messes with their emotional stability.  They both think the other is in it only for sex and afraid if they express their feelings will lose their close friendship.  It's too bad they don't realize they are close enough friends to tell each other the truth of where they stand with each and would still be able to maintain the friendship. It would resolve a lot of their problems. Now add Jake and his mental torments into the mix messing with Bella's confidence in her pyche and sexuality.  So when Edward tries to tell her he can't do this any more.  Bella takes it to me that she's not good enough.  Thinking that Jake is right regarding her sexuality that she isn't what Edward needs.  When he meant he wanted more meaning the whole package -- relationship -- best friends, love, physically and emotionally togetherness. He wants HER and she want HIM. He should have yelled it as he walked out the door rather than leave without saying it.  He's concerned about breaking the pact by telling James sort of but she had already told her mom quite a while ago. They are going to be miserable. Bella knows Edward was jealous that should have shown her he has feelings more than friendship.  Bella was jealous that should have shown Edward she had feelings more than friendship too.  Looking forward to future chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 17: The Aceron, The Cocytus, & The Styx

Bella just doesn't want to listen to anything Edward has to say. She doesn't believe him when he declares his love. She heard he doesn't want her and can't do it any more to mean the same thing Jake, the jerk said when he left her. The words were similar, but she didn't give him a chance to explain. Now that he has, she refuses to take it to heart, still fearful of her heart getting further destroyed. With no thoughts to the heart of her best friend or his state of mind. Bella is blocking anything from entering except what she thought she heard. Nothing he can do, apologize, express his feelings, explain, etc... will penetrate her mind.  I was glad he pinched Jake. Jake was just mean and vicious just to get a reaction from Edward. I noticed, he didn't try and retaliate back because what he's a coward. Going to Bella's favorite place hoping to catch a glance, Edward has it bad.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 19: Veritas, Hercules, and a Side of Clementia

My heart goes out to Edward and all his heartbreak over Bella.  He's miserable.  He's beared his soul to Bella and she rejected him.  Glad he punched Jacob.  Bella finally let Edward's words sink in and only sent her to a darker place.  Thank goodness for her mom setting her straight.  Home is where the heart is.  Her heart is with Edward therefore Edward is home.  Wherever Edward is will be where and only there Bella can truly be happy.  I don't blame Edward for being cold when she came to his door.  Bella really didn't deserve better after all the times and methods he had tried to approach her to talk things out.  But in the end Bella finally told him her feelings and thoughts. Edward isn't rejecting her, he's comforting her and himself that they are both in love with each other.  Together they can get through anything. It'll just take time to sort through all the pain/hurt.  They'll get to their happily ever after. I'm sure.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 25, 2012 Title: Chapter 16: Entering the Underworld

Both Edward and Bella are miserable.  Edward is going crazy trying to call her all the time to get a chance to explain.  He knows he expressed his response to Bella's crude request of him in denial wrong.  It made her feel inadequate and unwanted.  Farthest from the truth.  Edward and Bella are both avoiding Alice during this entire period. Very proud of Edward calling and letting Bella know if she doesn't call him back, he'll stop by her place to speak in person.  Thinks call is Bella is actually dad.  Surprised he admitted to his dad that he and Bella had a fight.  Carlisle convinced they'll make it right.  Next call is Bella.  Edward put his feelings out there before she hung up.  The ball is in Bella's court.  His statement should answer all her dreams. Bella deserves a great part of the blame for this blow up and misunderstanding as Edward.  Granted he opened mouth and inserted his foot with his phraseology, but Bella never gave him a chance to explain himself.  She's not taking responsibility for this being her entire idea.  Her pain is her own doing, she knew she cared before she offered just physical relationship.  She knew possibility that Edward only took the offer for physical without emotional attachment on his part.  She knew it could end at any time by either one of them.  She needs to take part blame for her own pain as well it's not all Edward.  In fact, the majority of it is her.

 
Summary:

 

Big adoring thanks to Lisa254 who surprised me with this little beauty:)

Bella's parents die and suddenly her world is upside down. A beautiful, clearly insane man claims she's a wealthy heiress and he's her personal, very efficient butler and that she's his world. What's a girl to do? Inspired a bit by Mei-Chan No Shitsuji


Categories: Twilight, AU-Human Characters: Bella
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Completed: No Word count: 40735
[Report This] Published: April 29, 2012 Updated: April 16, 2014


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8

Really glad Bella gave Lauren back Tyler.  He was really such a pain in the butt.  Moody and broody along with outright rude.  Lauren better appreciate that Bella did it too.  She didn't have to give him back.  Lauren could have sunk even lower. No power left for her.  Bella has such a big heart.



Author's Response:

Sorry for the late reply!

First off, thanks for the nice comment, I'm glad you liked Bella's nice solution. She really is too big hearted now that I think about it hehe.

Lauren will definitely not be a sweet girl ever since it's not in her nature, but I can safely say that her relationship to both Tyler and Bella have shifted and that's really all Bella ever wanted:D

Thanks again!

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 21, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7

Very different story.  Enjoying it quite well.  Bella coming from a simple normal life and being thrown into this bizarre world of dominant mistresses with their butlers.  Butlers who do everything including fighting for their mistresses.  Bella awkward in this strange lifestyle and among these rich snobs.  Insults flying at her only happening when Edward is at his weekly meeting.  Lauren challenging her to a duel knowing it's going to be the butlers.  All these young women know Edward and his skills why would you challenge his mistress.  It's plain stupidity.  No matter how much you think Bella is a weirdo or loser; her butler isn't, he's a fine mean fighting machine -- the best of the best.  Your chances of success to win the challenge are low to nil for you to lose your own butler and lose your own self respect along the way.  How stupid is Lauren?  I guess she's pretty dumb.  She has lost her butler and her servant/warrior. How is she going to survive now with no one to wait on her right and left?  Now Bella has two butlers and Tyler better get a better attitude or Edward will be knocking some serious sense into him. Really can't wait until their next class so Lauren will be ridiculed by all the other girls because she has lost her butler.  Looking forward to the next chapters.  Oh by the way I like you pen name fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan.



Author's Response:

Wow, that's quite the review (I love it!) I totally agree on your thoughts on Lauren, but come on, her and others tend to forget Edward's powers when they spend enough time around Bella's so-called lady like behavior. I hope your questions as to how Lauren's gonna survive without Tyler has been answered in the following chapter hehe.

I'm happy you recognized my Buffy homage, greatest band ever in a fictional world;) Oz is my hero heh.

 

Thanks for the amazing review, it really means a lot to me!

 
Summary:

April, 1912. This journey home could change Bella's entire future. She no longer wished to be the decoration on her husband's arm. One fateful voyage could lead to the happiness she always wanted, or be the end of everything.


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 14328
[Report This] Published: June 08, 2012 Updated: June 21, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 23, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I have to be honest, I was leery about reading this one.  Since most of the men on that ship died with it.  Just was sure how I would handle the handsome Edward being buried at the bottom of the sea.  I gave it a try anyway and I loved it.  From the rough relationship in the beginning with Bella making plans to leave Edward.  Bella wanted more from Edward and from the morning he overheard a conversation between Bella and her mother in which she described her mother's faults in her marriage things changed drastically.  Edward became jealous thinking Bella cheated on him with  a lover. Some serious truths  were laid out and true feelings were revealed by both parties.  Fresh start for their life together until the tragedy of an iceberg.  Isabella and Renee in a rowboat with Molly Brown.  Leaving Edward and Isabella's maid behind.  How could something that just turned around so great turn into disaster so quickly.  But I loved the ending. Great choice for a name and reasn for it.  Great motto to live their lives to as well based on the circumstances.

 
Royal Duty by LiveInDakota Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 177]
Summary:

 

Life as a princess isn’t a fairytale like they would lead you to believe. Sometimes decisions are made you don’t like. Sometimes you don’t have a choice at all.

 

Barely out of school, it seems Bella’s future has already been decided, with a marriage she doesn’t want and a nation she doesn’t know how to rule, but not everything is at it seems, and Edward Masen is no exception.

 

E/B. Rated M for language and lemons. Slightly different for me, not too much angst :)

 

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Charlie, Edward, Renee
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Completed: No Word count: 52782
[Report This] Published: June 13, 2012 Updated: April 12, 2013


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 17, 2012 Title: Chapter 7: The Engagement Party

I don't think Bella has the whole picture and I don't just mean her past with Edward that is being blocked by PTSD of Edward's parents being killed and his being taken away. Something closer to home. She's being pushed into the monarchy role like now. Quick wedding, no long engagement, no period of getting reacquainted. The fact that Edward was adopted by a titled couple was made in order that he should be eligible to marry Bella when she became of age. Since everyone her parents and staff saw how much they meant to each other. It's a shame she has it all bottled up in some distance dream-like state. She did freak when Edward left with constant nightmares.  Her behavior has been that of a spoiled teenager. Hurting Edward at ever turn because he can remember what they had as children, but she can't. The story and what he talked about during the interview was to jog her memories. It did, but she thinks they are just dreams or ideas planted from the booklet. If he had had the time with her in the library like she wanted would have brought them forward with all the facts. Instead his fears of further rejection or non-recognition on her part allowed him to let the fittings delay the details. Bella does care for him and his kindness, smile, and presence. She missed him so much the two weeks he was gone. Very surprised she didn't call him. It's also a shame Sue  wasn't able to finish talking about her and Edward playing when they were younger and clarifying her subsequent questions. Someone needs to be honest with her instead of hedging the subject. Her parents are trying to give her, her heart's desire in marrying Edward, the son of the woman who made cakes for her birthdays and other special occasions. Bella understands this is her duty but without all the facts she is fighting it tooth and nail. Resenting everyone involved her parents and Edward too. She is finally in the mindset to go forward and make amends to both parents and Edward for her behavior. Hopefully it's not too late and she hasn't caused too much irrevocably pain to repair. Looking forward to the future chapters especially the remainder of the engagement ball.


 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 20, 2012 Title: Chapter 9: First Dance

They are so cute together now.  Everyone watching their every move and smiling at them as Bella blushes with every compliment Edward bestows on her.  Bella has finally been honest with him regarding her budding feelings for Edward.  Very romantic taking her out to the dance floor in front of everyone.  Having the band start to play at Edward's glance. Edward is so sick just burning with fever.  Not only Edward, but Charlie as well.  Bella's first kiss on the dance floor very sweet.  Bella's embarrassment misinterpreted by Edward.  They need better communication.  When Bella saw Edward wasn't going to make the evening, she requested Alec to make their apologies.  Bella wanted a real kiss.  Boy ask the man and you shall receive.  Sweep her off her feet, just think what the man can do when he's not burning with fever illness.  Bella won't know what hit her then.  Bella making sure he's fine by staying with him and being his nurse.  The girl has fallen and is falling hard and deep.

 




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