Date: 19 Jun 2016 3:24 PM Title: Chapter 1 : In An Instant
Hey, I'm sorry if I bother you but I really want to ask you if you are going to continue with this story?? It's one of my all time favorite and I really hope you update again! I totally love the connection they have with each other, and Jaimin's possessiveness!! Can't wait to see how their story will move forward! Please I hope to hear soon from you!!
Date: 02 Dec 2015 12:54 AM Title: Chapter 1 : In An Instant
I've already reviewed on the blog, so I'm coming over here now. Hoping a blast from the past might help provide some inspiration. ;)
I love how intense their connection is, yet they haven't even formally connected yet. The possessive nature that's implied by his intense stare ... The way she knew he was there without actually seeing him.
These two. I love them.
Date: 11 Sep 2013 12:44 PM Title: Chapter 35: At All and All In
I love it she is using food to get him to give her what she wants! Which of course he can't deny! That's my girl! Now hopefully she can put her big girl pants on & actually address what he is doing being a stalker.
Date: 21 Aug 2013 1:10 AM Title: Chapter 25: Oatmeal
I can't wait for VERY SOON lemon to get here!
Well, hello! And thank you. Things are very quiet in this neck of the non-twilight woods, so your reviews have been quite the treat for me. I truly appreciate you making an exception and giving this a chance. And as for that very soon... you're very close. ;)
Date: 29 Jul 2013 3:15 PM Title: Chapter 34: The Perfect Facade
OH I think Miss Claire has just discovered that Jaimin has been watching her every move via a camera monitoring system. Tsk....tsk..... I hope that she will set that stubborn, possessive man straight!
On my knees begging you not to make us wait so long for Claire's reaction!
Love you and your words madly!
Date: 28 Apr 2013 5:09 PM Title: Chapter 33: Grand
I truely am enjoing reading this amazingly captivating story u truely are a very talented writer. I thought u might want to know that this is not showing up under most recent;however if u contact TWCS & let them know to change that date manually for u when u last updated it will then show up under most recent. U have to do this each time u upadte a new chapter just thought u might want to know. I look forward to each & every update & the only reason I know when u update a chapter is I have my account set up for e-mail notification to recieve e-mail when u update.
Date: 27 Apr 2013 4:31 AM Title: Chapter 32: Plans and Interpretations
Please don't leave this story unfinished! I know you have other stories that you are working on, but this is one of my favorites of yours so please please please finish it!
I know I haven't posted a new chapter for months, but I promise you that won't happen. I'm working on it now, and may even have the next piece finished by tomorrow. I can't promise I will, but that's my hope. Thank you so much for being patient with the slow-to-come posts, I think most everyone else has given up on me, and it means a lot to see that there's someone who hasn't. xo
Date: 02 Mar 2013 10:07 PM Title: Chapter 8 : I Know
I don't know who I like more, Mr. Arrogant or Mr. Vulnerable … good thing you show us both with enough frequency! with a little, occasional, sprinkle of Mr. Sweet and Sensitive from time to time? meep! good thing for such a balanced mix, otherwise, I would have to sharpen my picketing stick and roll out the signs! ;)
I believe mushy puddle comes after you've melted so much you can't melt no more - teeheehe ;) oh and she can be so silly sometimes! "I'm adorable, remember?" hahahaha!
you're like the heart-er coaster - you may my heart squeeze, soar, sigh, sing, melt and everything in between!
Date: 02 Mar 2013 9:26 PM Title: Chapter 7 : Tell Me
I love your words, all of them! these words for what they say, "Life unscheduled can be a wonderful thing" and these words for how they sound rolling through my head, "They’re as lovely in their absence as they are when present" and these … these words for how they make my heart flutter and make me feel giddy, "You were right here. You were there. You were all around me. So much wasted time…" and then those words at the end? blows my mind! thank you for sharing all of your words with us! we're unworthy! we're unworthy! ;)
oh and i like Nadine - she seems very supportive and slightly pushy - sometimes friends have to push ... oh, i mean, encourage! ;) teeheehee
love him and love them together more and more each chapter!
Date: 01 Jan 2013 8:52 PM Title: Chapter 6 : Something More
a man that can cook? now that is what dreams are made of! teehee :) you are mixing two of my favorite things - food and laughter - "Beautiful? I think he must be crazy. Maybe he drinks. Before 7:00 AM? Hmmm …"
and, ack! O.M.G. indeed! what are the chances? (why do I ask silly questions like that when you're the one brilliant-ing all over this?? teehee)
i think that is the only way i can take my eggs from now on - with a side of hot, sweet, funny and swoon-inducing ...
merci beaucoup, je m'incline devant vous - keep up the great work!
Date: 01 Jan 2013 8:33 PM Title: Chapter 5 : Clear And Bright
love your words and the questions you pose ... "Is it possible that a person can fill an emptiness in us we don't know is there?" all of them = swoon-worthy (or should I say, mush-y - in the best possible way - and then some!
and all of her conversations with herself - selves? - are adorable indeed, topped with a bit of quite amusing ;)
seriously, if you could have seen me reading this chapter ... lots of giggling and holding my heart and awwwww'ing! (and, truth be told, a little bit of, "is she seriously in a gallery of her with her stalker?!?" and, "why hasn't she jumped him yet?" teeheehee)
also, great job weaving the title through the title chapter and then some ... learned something new about the name "claire" ... so, what does "jaimin" mean? (google says "love" - is that what you had in mind?)
Date: 02 Dec 2012 8:29 PM Title: Chapter 4 : Choices
you know, many things came to mind as I read the first few chapters - many possibilities of where this story was going ... was she in an accident and her memories wiped? were their spirits reborn from another life? of course I could not have imagined this back story ... Alex ... the paintings ... the heartbreak ... the pain ... the mysterious, achingly breathtaking stalker (teehee, I mean, admirer) ... certainly seems like you have all of the right ingredients for the beginning of a beautiful mess ...
(brace yourself for cheesy) I am glad I found you (I warned you, didn't I?)
Date: 02 Dec 2012 8:17 PM Title: Chapter 3 : Need
yes, "anxious" - that's a good word, definitely anxious and a little light headed and maybe clouded ... mysterious man and his mysterious abode ...
"tease" comes to mind - do you enjoy teasing us? but you give us so much ... all of her thoughts, rushing out at a mile a minute ... but only just a piece of the puzzle at a time ... I'm sure it is all for good reason and all in good time ... but like I mentioned, I tend to be impatient ... just something about your words keeps my eyes glued to the screen! :)
Date: 02 Dec 2012 8:08 PM Title: Chapter 2 : First Spoken Words
curiouser and curiouser ...
"exciting" and "anxious" and "breathless" come to mind -- all in a good way, of course!
you certainly know how to build up the tension! I am usually very impatient, but looking forward to where you are taking this - good job and thank you!
Date: 02 Dec 2012 8:03 PM Title: Chapter 1 : In An Instant
wow ... talk about love at first sight? inkling?
thanks for the little preamble ... I don't think "rough" is the right word, more like "mysterious" or "intense" or maybe even "breathtaking" ... hmmm ... maybe those aren't the right words either ...
anyway, point being - this is an interesting start and you have SUCH a way with words!
this is the first original fic on TWCS that I am reading. I read your "Come Closer" and wanted to read something else by you and this seemed good as any
thank you for sharing!
Date: 09 Nov 2012 8:50 PM Title: Chapter 1 : In An Instant
This is the most wonderful story I have ever read. The characters are captivating, all of the emotions that you make the reader feel, the story line, everything is fantastic. I read tons of FF and mainstream books, and this is by far the best. I can't tell you how much I love it. I just found it the other day and I couldn't stop reading...but unfortunately I had to, real life sometimes gets in the way. I have finished and I am going back to reread it while I wait for the next chapter. Thank you for this and all of your other stories!
Date: 05 Jun 2012 10:01 PM Title: Chapter 5 : Clear And Bright
I'd like to review your story, but privately. Please reply to this and we'll see if I can do that.
Hi! I'm not sure how you'd like to do it? I think there is an option to send an author an email if you click my profile? Or the blog for the story is also on my profile - if you're interested in doing it that way, but I guess that still wouldn't really be private, so... I'll try sending you an email and give you another option. :)
Date: 25 Apr 2012 10:20 PM Title: Chapter 28: Blind
I am so glad that you have decided to let these beloved characters come out of protective custody! I have missed them so much! I actually squealed when I got the notification of an updated chapter! It was worth the wait....just please don't do that to us again! The angst at the end of the chapter was wonderful! I can't wait to read how he gets himself out of this mess with Claire! Love, love, love!
Date: 25 Jan 2012 4:54 AM Title: Chapter 16 : Broken Wing
I had to reread this chapter (I do that a lot with this story) because it was so amazing and so emotional, that I wanted to be sure I absorbed as much as I could. First of all, the way you had Claire paint Jaimin to show him how she felt was just brilliant. I do feel sorry for Claire though. She is trying so hard to please Jaimin, but he is a very difficult man to understand. And I am truly astounded that he has managed to not have sex with her for this long a time. I know he said that she thought he didn't respect her, but I think she has proven to him that she is ready to take this step. The man has the restraint of a monk! I can't tell you how hooked I am on this story. When you finish it, I am going to really miss these two people. This is one I will probably read again and again.
Date: 24 Jan 2012 3:03 AM Title: Chapter 15 : Give And Take
There was so much to love about this chapter, that I don't even know where to start. First, I loved the scene where she was trying to get the stove turned on...so funny; and his reaction to hearing her was so cute! The scene where she told him she loved him was so touching. This line you wrote almost made me cry..." I will love you until my last breath, even if it's a lifetime after you've left me to take it alone." You are truly remarkable. And once again, Jaimin has me swooning, worrying, and falling in love with him. This man is something else. Absolutely amazing chapter!!!
I don't want to spam you with replies, and I am behind on doing that - very behind - but I just discovered that there are a lot of reviews here that I never saw, and I feel horrible about that. I've always relied on the emails I get alerting me to them, but I know now that I was wrong to. Because I just plain never got many. You've said so many thoughtful and beautiful things about this story... and about them, and even me... and I just want to say thank you. Something I should have done a long, long time ago. And maybe I'm too late... I don't know if you're even still here, but the fact that you ever were means the world to me. Truly. Thank you. For every beautiful word you've ever said.
Date: 23 Jan 2012 6:36 PM Title: Chapter 14 : Shattered
Oh, wow, Mel !!! This was one of the most erotic, sensual things I have ever read. The way you use your words to create the atmosphere of this story and the relationship between these two is just amazing. I am totally stunned!! I had to go back and read this chapter again...it was just so compelling and intoxicating. Jaimin just blows my mind. He is the most interesting character I have read in a long time. I'm not sure I have him figured out yet; but that is half the fun. I loved the way Claire explained their relationship to his father, but I can understand his mother's concern. She just didn't handle the situation very well. I can't wait to see where you are taking this couple. You, girl, are an amazing writer!!
Date: 20 Jan 2012 7:55 PM Title: Chapter 13 : Little Blue Boxes
Wow, there was so much good stuff in this chapter! The Harem of Horrors was something else! I loved how Claire stood up to those awful, catty women! And I loved that Jaimin kissed her in front of them! And this obsessed Leal...he is really scary. Then Jaimin gave her the bracelet...the charms and his explanation of them was beautiful. Now we have the dinner with his parents to look forward to. I can't wait to see what happens there. Great chapter!!!
Date: 20 Jan 2012 5:58 PM Title: Chapter 12 : Glitter In The Air
Oh, Mel, I have missed this story so much. I haven't been able to read it for a while due to RL, but I'm determined to catch up now. Your writing is just so beautiful that it almost makes me cry! This chapter was extraordinary. The passion between these two is almost palpable. Claire makes me hurt for her, and then she turns around and makes me laugh. She is just such an amazing character! And Jaimin... I'm not sure I have words for him. The passion just rolls off of him in waves, whether he is uttering beautiful words, or exerting that powerful control of his. The man is just beyond beautiful!!! I'm off to read the next chapter. Thank you for such an amazing story.
Date: 03 Jan 2012 2:39 PM Title: Chapter 27: Together
Your right, perfectly them! Loved it, you are so tallented .
Thank you so much for 'getting it'. To me, it means you understand them. That makes me very happy :)
And I am very honored by the compliment.
Date: 19 Dec 2011 3:08 PM Title: Chapter 26 : Worthy
Wow... That was so sweet,beautiful, chaotic , funny, and crazy,and totally them! Loved it! Have a wonderful Christmas !
It was, wasn't it? They're a crazy mess! :) I hope you had wonderful holidays!
And, of course, thank you!
Date: 16 Dec 2011 9:57 PM Title: Chapter 25: Oatmeal
They exasperate me, infuriate me then...yes, I'm mush.
Thanks for updating so quickly. I love your stories, especially this one.
Thank you, I'm sorry my replies sometimes take so long.
And I assure you, they do all of those things to me too. They're perfectly imperfect, as I always say about them, and I couldn't love them more. I'm glad you're mush with me :)
Date: 16 Dec 2011 7:16 PM Title: Chapter 25: Oatmeal
Only you could make oatmeal sound like the most romantic meal ever! Great job! I would also love to know what jaimin and Claire look like to you. Like who you envision when you write about them. If you dont mind sharing.
Sorry it's taken me so long to respond, I get lost with replies with so many stories going at once.
*giggle* at Oatmeal :) As for how they look... I'm terrible at certain descriptive details. It's as if I forget that the readers can'tsee what I see in my head, so I apologize for that. And since they're just faces I've dreamed up, I can't really give you any examples, but I can try to describe thm. Claire is fairly petite, yet womanly in figure, with long, dark brown hair, big brown eyes, pale porcelain-like skin, full pouty mouth... very doll-like and very naturally beautiful. I hope that gives you some kind of picture? Jaimin is tall, about 6'2" - I would compare him to a Bruce Wayne Christian Bale in body/stature. He has very dark, short hair, nearly black eyes, and strong, chisled features. A few people recognized Eric Bana from the banner, and even though I did use his eyes, please know that Eric is not the face of Jaimin. Christian would be a closer example, but with much darker features (and shorter hair). If that helps at all? I'd be more than willing to answer any other questions if you have them. :)
Date: 16 Dec 2011 12:49 PM Title: Chapter 9 : Damage
I just had to stop here for this. By placing her on such a high pedestal, is only a foreshadowing for disaster.
Umm, just a curious observation, he displays characteristics & has undertones of maybe being a Dom?
Well, hello. He definitely has her on a pedestal, but I think he'll do everything in his power to make sure she doesn't fall off.
As for him, no, he's not a Dom, just a dominant personality.
And thank you for giving this story a chance. It's very special to me and not being a Twi fic, it's hard to get anyone to take the time.
Date: 15 Dec 2011 9:03 AM Title: Chapter 24: Switch
His mood swings are like watching a tennis match.
Super writing, as always. Your talent astounds me
Well, as always, THANK YOU.
As for his mood swings, yes, they certainly are. I should get Claire a neck brace. She sure is a tough little thing ;)
Date: 14 Dec 2011 1:36 PM Title: Chapter 24: Switch
Entranced and wanting for more...I just love this story. Your ability to bring your characters in and out of their lust and need just be themselves sharing their love is breathtaking. The anticipation of their declarations of love and their desires just screams "MORE!". I long for each chapter, so I can experience their journey. Thank you for every morsel I have read thus far. Look forward to seeing the next chapter.
I am truly blown away by your words. Thank you so much.
I sometimes read over an earlier chapter and think "Did I really write that?" I think it only means that, like Claire when she paints and lets the brush carry her, perhaps I get just as lost and let them carry me. I write the words they give to me. I'm honored that they touch someone. These two are everything to me, like they are to each other.
Thank you for coming along on our journey.
Date: 08 Dec 2011 4:01 AM Title: Chapter 23: Welcome Home
This is one of my favorite stories! Great job. I can't wait for him to give it up!!!
Thank you so much!
And, good Lord, me either! At least he isn't selfish while he makes her wait. *sigh*
Date: 07 Dec 2011 11:33 PM Title: Chapter 23: Welcome Home
And the control freak is back!
I think I like him better this way. ;)
Well, the control freak is who won our hearts -- and perhaps other things -- to start with, so... Rawr.
The man owns me, what can I say... ;)
Date: 01 Dec 2011 11:37 AM Title: Chapter 22: Everything
What a moving chapter. Your words paint a scene in my mind so vivid, it's almost as if I'm in the room with them. You are truly talented.
Wow. Thank you so much. I don't know if I deserve such a tremendous compliment, butI am honored.
Date: 01 Dec 2011 9:14 AM Title: Chapter 22: Everything
Mel -- I just can't express sufficiently ow this story has deeply touch my heart... not exactly sure why it has but I can say that it must be Bunny Claire and her innocences of only needing and desiring love, nothing more precious than that is there?? Then you add in this rougish Arrogant Sexy Chef who just needs to be loved and be able to love in return... well I do suppose that sums it up...Ms Claire and the Jamin's of the world give us all hope for better days...
Amazingly well written and powerful chapter.... Until next time my wonderful author....
So happy Jamin survived Claires time away from him...that's what I'm calling it.. her time away..
Kathy - Well, then let me tell you that your words have touched mine. Claire has taken a beating from some readers and that has always hurt me deeply. I think she is terribly misunderstood and it makes me question my ability to tell the story. I, like Jaimin, can't imagine how anyone could not love her. I have a great fear of failing her, but she tells me to keep going. She doesn't care what they think, but I think she's much stronger than I am.
Thank you for understanding them. It means so much.
As for her 'time away'... it was agony for me too. Perhaps the only reason I survived it was for him. So that I could give her back to him, where SHE BELONGS. :)
Date: 28 Nov 2011 7:10 PM Title: Chapter 21 : Warm
I have been riveted to your story for the last few days and I can only say you have a wonderful gift. Your style has created a trance like state for me that has pulled me in and wanting for each chapter. Please don't let this be the last. My heart is aching for Jaimin and Claire. I can't wait to read the rest! Please carry on...
Your generous words mean so much, truly. Thank you. I can't honestly tell you how much more there is, but just know that the ending is not in sight for me. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I know that I'm not ready to let them go. I may never be. I guess I'll just do what they tell me.
Date: 25 Nov 2011 1:05 AM Title: Chapter 21 : Warm
So i have read it all the way until now and I must say that this is a wonderful story. Especially considering I dont read Originals very often but the description line intruiged me.
Cant wait to see more.
Thank you so much, this is my baby. It means a lot to me when someone takes a chance on it. I hope to hear from you again.
Date: 22 Nov 2011 6:25 PM Title: Chapter 21 : Warm
Hasn't the poor girl been through enough without a near death experience? Or do you just like playing with our emotions? No need to answer that, I think I know already!
Ooooh! Believe me, I love her more than I could express. It kills me to hurt her in any way, and I mean to torment no one. There's happy ahead, I promise.