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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: 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.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: January 07, 2013 Title: Chapter 12: How Do We Know?

Just when Bella gets Edward back and remembers him, she might lose him after all. I think Charlie's illness is more than the flu too. Double trouble with both the men in her life seriously ill.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 18, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Show Time

The King's illness seems a lot more than recent bout with the flu. Bella's statements and actions are still running hot and cold with Edward. At least that is how he is taking them. She's not expressing herself clearly with him.  She must be drawing internally from hidden information to offer him the correct dessert exchange. Alec/Allison remember them as children and their favorites so it amazes them at the table based on her non recognition of Edward.  It will make Edward happy though and make up for her earlier comment that hurt his feelings about his arm around her. Was surprised by Edward's reaction to Charlie's comments of regret for not letting Bella aware of the engagement plans earlier. wonder if that will be part of what he'll talk about later. 

 
Summary:

Struggling author Bella Swan meets a charming stranger after a mishap at a local diner. What happens when she recognizes his face on the cover of a national magazine? Mostly fluff. BxE RxEm AxJ Rated R for launguage and suggestive scenes.

 

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 21 Completed: Yes Word count: 42058
[Report This] Published: June 16, 2012 Updated: October 07, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 - Epilogue

Renee sure was cracked in the head thinking she was entitled to any of Edward's money.  Kidnapping Bella and threatening to kill her what kind of mother is that.  Having Renee shot for her behavior seemed fitting.  She would have never left Bella and Edward alone.  Finding out Bella was pregnant again was exciting.  Loved the epilogue learning of their life and all their children.  How exciting to have your daughter on stage performing and then wanting her father to join her for a song.  special song for Bella.  Wonderful.  Loved their happily ever after.  Close family with all their children.  Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 29, 2012 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16 - Time with Daddy

Edward finally got to hold his baby girls. Also some alone family time when Bella awoke too. Family descended upon them to celebrate the girls arrival with everyone wanting a chance to hold them. Just perfect.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 09, 2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 - A Year Later

The time flies by so fast, a lot occurred for them in that period. Adored picturing the girls playing peek-a-boo with each other.  Simply precious. A wedding planned for the following year after his upcoming tour and the publication of her book.  Looking forward to the new chapter with the new twist.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 20, 2012 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13 - The Naming Game and Secret Talents

It is so refreshing to read a love at first sight story where there is no angst, but just nice easy going love story with pleasant character renditions.  Enjoyable lovable bouncing pixie Alice married to Jasper with their adorable son Owen, who loves his Auntie Bella. A gay Jake being a brother of Bella.  Cute as can be character.  Lovable teddy bear Emmett with his icy queen Rosalie running her own day care center.  Perfect occupation for her.  Literally fell in love with this story from the minute Edward spilled the ice water onto Bella until Edward walks into their loft apartment hearing Bella playing the piano and singing.  They are just darling together and so in love.  Especially now that I know what sterling silver roses mean -- those were the roses I had for my wedding.  "Love at first sight." Something my husband has always claimed.  I'll have to let him know when he comes home from work.  Can't wait to see where you go from here with the gap from prior to the twins' birth and Edward and Bella's wedding day.  I have to admit I couldn't believe Mike Newton in all his sleaziness and also Renee and her nerve (grubby fingers sniffing around for money/lodging.)

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 13, 2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 - From Bliss to Tragedy

Everything going so well for Edward and Bella.  Just married recently, back from honeymoon, things going well with new album. Bella putting groceries away then picking up kids with plans later with Edward. Then bang she's kidnapped. Edward is made aware something wrong by getting call Bella never picked up girls.  Can't reach Bella goes directly to voice mail.  Concerned, but not afraid until he reaches home to find police all over his place and Bella's purse and contents spilled at their front door of their apartment.  Very surprised that police didn't call him earlier about her kidnapping.  Since neighbor contacting them immediately upon her abduction which was several hours earlier when she was to pick up the girls.  Will be a very trying time for the entire family with Bella missing.  Especially since she has semi determined she's pregnant again. Looking forward to the next chapter.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 28, 2012 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15 - Welcome to the World!

Beautiful babies.  Poor Edward hasn't even had a chance to hold them yet.  Go Esme you push that boy. It's definitely his turn to hold his girls.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 25, 2012 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 - Almost There

Leave it to Alice to push the buttons about planning a party.  Insisting one needs to be held baby shower and then after the babies born need to celebrate, but without gifts.  Talk about shock when she arrived at Edward's parents to see all those women most of whom she didn't even know.  Great timing of the hero squad's arrival.  Just in time.  Gifts loaded into the car and Bella's water breaks.  Can't get better than that -- have the baby shower and they come.  Perfect timing.  Exciting time for all.  The twins are on their way.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 16, 2012 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19 - Mommy Dearest

Great Renee is the kidnapper.  Just what Bella needs right now, her crazy mother and Phil holding her for money. She's not too bright letting her voice be heard over the phone to Edward to let her identity become known.  At least Edward was able to keep Phil on the phone long enough to get an idea of an area.  He gave them clues with echo, actual person whose holding Bella and names.  Now he's off racing to where Bella is being held and drugged.  Looking forward to the next chapter.  Gun fire is scary though.

 
Can't Help Falling by kyla713 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 124]
Summary:

cant help falling

They agreed it was only supposed to be physical outside of work. It should have been easy, right? E/B, AH


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Completed: No Word count: 17915
[Report This] Published: June 21, 2012 Updated: February 23, 2013


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 16, 2012 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 ~ Ain't No Other Man

I doubt seriously that Edward isn't effected by the split. If he wasn't he wouldn't have been talking to her supervisor wanting her to be scheduled to work with him in surgery.  He might think it's only because she's a good scrub nurse, but it's her personally being there with him during surgery that keeps him calm.  She works well with him because they can sense the other so well.  It's more than professional. He just doesn't want to admit it to himself or her.  Bella is miserable because she really feels that Edward isn't effected by her disappearance from both his professional and personal life. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 24, 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 ~ Hearts Never Lie

Bella's heart is breaking.  Edward misses her and actually thinks she is avoiding his calls. Probably would have been a better idea than going home with on this night. Now Bella has admitted her love for Edward and he has been too hurt to even want to try another relationship for a while of ever. Bella can't do just sex any more. Heartbreaking ending for this chapter. Made me cry for Bella's pain and Edward's inadequacy for admitting his feelings for Bella.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 ~ Ain't No Other Man

Poor Bella her heart is just breaking.  What a great friend Angela not only coming over and kicking her in the butt to return to work.  But once she's gone to work, actually cleans up Bella's apartment for her.  talk about love for your friend.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: November 30, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 That's When I'll Stop Loving You

Back together after such a traumatic event in the OR. Time will eventually allow Edward to say the words without the stress of being held at gunpoint. He does love Bella. She'll wait for him.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 05, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 ~ Crazy for You

Bella's got it bad. Even when she tries to stop herself from being with him by spending free time with friends. Fate steps in and brings them together.   Of course, she didn't have to walk over there and lead him to the dance floor. The connection and need to be with him is just too great for her to resist him when he's near.i

 

 

 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 ~ Good Enough

Edward feels connection to Bella, he thinks it is only because of a strong working relationship in the OR.  Bella isn't the only one falling.  Otherwise Edward wouldn't be holding on so tight. Not just Bella's strong nursing skills in the OR, but her as a person is pulling him in tighter and tighter.  One reason she never pursued him after the break up.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 07, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ I Saw Red

My heart broke for Edward.  Here he's doing everything right.  Working towards his chosen profession.  Shy and awkward before finally having the courage to ask her out to build a 2 year relationship with her.  Thinking he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, purchasing an engagement ring, plans of inviting her home to meet the parents, etc...  She was already living with him for a year already.  Edward appeared to be a sensitive individual and dedicated.  Having to tell that young man about his wife almost dying on the table twice and being in recovery.  She was still probably close to not surviving even then.  To need his girlfriend (future fiancee) to help with the stress of the day only to find her messing around with another co student/resident.  Not to smart on her part especially knowing Edward was working the same hours.  I can understand him needing to find another apartment because it would always have memories of her, but just leaving her ring in the toilet.  Says a lot about their relationship doesn't it.  It's all gone to the crapper (to say it nicely.) Still leaving that witch with anything valuable at all is too good for her.  Looking forward to future chapters.  I would love to be the one to console poor Edward and his broken heart. 

 
Summary:

He's a Rodeo Cowboy and she is a local girl. Can they fall in love at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth?

Bella Swan knows there is one distinct advantage to living in the city of Calgary Alberta. That advantage is the Calgary Stampede; a summer event that brings her city to life for eleven days every July. With hundreds of things to do it was never boring. You could watch cowboys and cowgirls at the rodeo, ride the rides of the midway, test your skills at the games booths, or watch a spectacular fireworks display. At the Stampede there is something for everyone. This year, Bella’s something comes in the surprising form of rodeo cowboy Edward Cullen. Edward has travelled to Calgary for one purpose – to win the “Richest Ride in Rodeo”, but this year he is about to win something even better.

Neither was looking for the other, but if the timing is just right, the midway can be magical.

 

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes Word count: 82055
[Report This] Published: June 24, 2012 Updated: October 23, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 17, 2012 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - A Wild Afternoon

I have to say I hate Victoria.  What a lack of couth. Screaming at the top of her lungs in public to humiliate Bella.  Like she had a right to be that way.  She got the woman fired from her job.  whatever new life Bella could start didn't need to be destroyed or previous dirty laundry aired out in a public area like that.  She hasn't seen these people in months, how dare her accuse Bella of stalking them.  I was so proud of Edward tearing into them and letting them know that she was an invited and ticketed guest and they were the outsiders.  Especially when he told them she was his DATE and they had better be gone when they returned.  Gotta love that cowboy.  I knew he would be sensitive to the situation and be angry with the jerk.  Knowing Bella was a home wrecker type and was too good for her own good.  Looking out for her student's life style rather than her own and her career.  I liked what he told her about their growing feelings and not to be afraid or leary of them.  He's not there to hurt her, if he was he wouldn't be the southern gentlemen he has been.  He would have been doing nothing, but bedding her and the hell with introducing her to his family.  That's not the way he is, he's not trying to ride her and then flee to the next rodeo on the circuit.  He wants to let things flow, a little fear is good, but not enough to stop you from living.  If you do you're missing the best part of life.  Remember that's where his dad met his mom.  Looking forward to new chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 31, 2012 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Late Nights Early Mornings

Edward's a great rider in more ways than one. Great night with Bella but embarrassing for her the next morning. Thank goodness for Rosalie and her willingness to help by going with Bella home to change to rejoin the family. Non judgmental. Edward saved himself a bullet there.  First place at the end of day one without constant practice and stress. Edward has found a new per-rodeo event routine.  A good night of serious loving with Bella. Looks like he's got himself a new way of life and outlook on bareback riding preparations. Looking for celebrations Cullen style for day one victories.  Enjoy your vacation and we'll hear from you when you come back.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 - Little Surprises

Bella's mom puts everything into perspective.  Bella realizing that Edward is her happiness.  She needs him and to find out that he has left from the competition to find her to prove she is number 1. Bella goes in search of him.  Too bad she didn't stay where she was for Edward to find her.  Would have saved a lot of running around and almost being arrested.  But they found each other and told each other how they felt.  Bella had Edward compete and he's number 1 for the day.  Yeah.  Then Rose goes into premature labor and a baby boy has been added to the family.  Loved Edward's shock at being not only the godfather, but having his name being the baby's middle name.  Edward and Bella both realize and have admitted they are better together in spite of what may come for them.  Looking forward to the last day's competition and for them to finalize where they are going from here.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 05, 2012 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16 - Rough Times at the Rodeo

Looks like Edward stepped into it big. Too much testosterone flying around. Each trying to exert dominance. Bella isn't going to be happy with either of them making decisions for her. Edward mentioned she might not be around in September, they had talked multiple times of her moving to Texas. So the notion is out there with nothing firmly decided yes/no. Edward wants her to think about it. Who knows after a couple months she might not be able to sleep/live/exist without Edward's presence and vica versa. Looking forward to the skinning alive both men will be receiving verbally by Bella.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 04, 2012 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - Reality Check

Can't blame Bella for feeling a little doubtful regarding what might happen based on her previous experiences. Only differences and it's a big one is she's dealing with the Cullen clan.  As Rosalie alluded to Cullens fall fast and hard.  When they fall that's it there is no going back.  Bella is afraid she has changed Edward from his previous devotion to his sport. In reality she has woken him to what life is really all about.  He has the talent that he has taught himself and perfected over the years.  Practice yes is necessary, but it's not something that has to be constant 24/7.  He can have what he has seen with his brother Emmett and his sister Alice a balance of their sport/profession and a life.  Bella has opened his eyes to that possibility.  I know Edward's serious about the request to come to Texas. I knew it was coming.  I'm kinda glad Bella brought the subject of their future up now rather than wait for the last day.  It gives her time to think about it and make the right choice.  Move to Texas and come back to Stampede Days and enjoy them with Edward whether he's competing or not that will just depend on the circumstances at the time.  She already fits into his family nicely.  The changes is Edward are all good, it's what his family was hoping.  They have all been so worried about him before he met her. 

Enjoy your time and will be patiently awaiting the next installment and beautiful Bella's response.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 16, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Date Night

That boy's mommy sure taught him right.  Edward was the perfect gentleman to Bella from the moment he pciked her up at her apartment all through their time on the Midway until he dropped her off at home.  Treated her like the lady she is with respect and space.  He knows something is bothering about her recent past and has let her know whenever she needs to talk about it, he'll be there for her.  Bella has a lot of recent pain of loss and humiliation which she didn't earn.  She was tricked and deceived.  Liars always have their come uppance.  Sooner or later he will have his.  I think Edward is sensitive enough and caring of Bella to listen and understand.  Thought it was cute Allice was waiting at the end of the night for a progress report.  Edward doesn't kiss and tell.  Another gentlemenly trait not revealing what's going on between himself and his lady. Definitely one of my favorites to receive notices in my email of a new chapter.  Always brings a smile to my face and I can't wait to read the next installment.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 08, 2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 - Altercations

Glad Bella spoke to Jacob, if anyone he had the least authority to speak on her behalf. At least Edward had requested her to come home with him to Texas more than once and they are a couple. Jacob was just a teacher mentor during her student teaching period. She was right the decision to contact the school or him for a job or move to Texas or stand in a desk job are strictly hers.  All hers and no one elses. Bummer than Edward had a bad ride, but it really had nothing to do with the disagreeable discussion with Jacob it was due to the way the ride progressed.  Edward decided a no score was better than any extensive injury. Bella again will be blaming herself for upsetting him and causing him some serious distraction for his poor performance.  Edward just needs to find the middle road like his family has been telling him between his career and personal life.  He doesn't want to leave Bella behind, he's found her and wants her with him. Angela gave her another perspective she didn't think about either.  No matter where she lived her hometown would always be a part of her, but home is where the heart is. Great point.  Looking forward to the girls night and boys night out.  Also wild card Saturday and Edward's performance on his ride.

 




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