Penname: acullenfan [Contact] Real name: rachel
Member Since: 28 Feb 2010
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I am a single 30 something girl who was introduced to twilight by a friend. He has quickly regretted the monster he created. I am also a huge Harry Potter fan so I have been following Rob for a long time. I discovered fan fiction a couple of years ago and I am now totally obssessed. I don't write but I love to read and I appreciate everyone sharing their stories with me.


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Reviews by acullenfan
Summary: Past Featured Story

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Edward has given up ever finding a vampire mate. He's decided on a new strategy-he'll find a human to become his mate. Easier said than done when others are in the way of who he wants.

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Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: To Read (Geddy), Misstoria's Stories to Read
Chapters: 36 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 109413 Read Count: 122037
[Report This] Published: 25 Jan 2010 Updated: 27 May 2014
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 May 2014 Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36

Interesting cliff hanger... I understand not regreting having your children but I also don't agree with staying for the sake of your children. If you are that miserable, than it will effect everyone else around you. So did Renee think that if Paul imprinted on Bella that it would bring things full circle? Also, we never did really get an answer to why Renee didn't do more to communicate with Bella over the years.

Episode by BoydBlog Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 378]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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Bella Swan is a writer that is on a trip of a lifetime. Edward Cullen is a famous actor and musician, whose life is a blur of film-sets, hotels and screaming fans. A destined encounter and a battle of mind over matter erupt amongst sensual music and a shared longing.

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Lilyellacullens want to read list!, Dumbi's Most Wanted, Misstoria's Stories to Read
Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 295045 Read Count: 65024
[Report This] Published: 13 Feb 2010 Updated: 26 Sep 2014
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 15 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 41: Unison

I was hoping you would update eventually and it was worth the wait. Keep up the good work.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 31 Aug 2014 Title: Chapter 51: Ballad

So nice to hear from these two! Glad to hear that they are moving forward but it sounds like the drama with Rosalie took an interesting twist. Hopefully Emmett can help her but I don't blame Edward for being skeptical. I like the idea of Edward getting the house in forks. It will almost bring them full circle. Although I wonder if it will be mixed for Bella thinking about what would have happened if she went to live with her dad when she was younger.



Author's Response:

So true! Thank you! Next chapter is up, so I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Faithfully by LailaB Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 774]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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Edward is the lead singer of Eclipse, the most popular band in the world for the last decade. He has always considered himself fulfilled and successful despite his solitary existence. He has never felt the desire for an emotional connection outside of the band and family until meets a much younger Bella during Eclipse’s European summer tour and begins to realize just how much has been missing from his life. Can their newfound relationship bliss survive the expectations and responsibilities of loving a rockstar? Can Bella survive the repercussions of her newfound and unsolicited fame? How do you protect the one you love when you are thousands of miles away? AH/OOC

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: My favs past present and future
Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 185489 Read Count: 96625
[Report This] Published: 08 Apr 2010 Updated: 17 Mar 2016
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 18 Mar 2016 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34

I'm so glad we got a final look at this family. It's nice to see that after all the drama in the beginning, that they got their nice family life. Even if it will never be "normal". 

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Will geeky Edward ever be able to talk to his crush, star volleyball player Bella Swan?  Maybe his online friend can help...

AH one-shot written for the Sport of Love challenge.  Now expanded into a story.  :-)

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Categories: All Human, Twilight, Canon Pairings
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 175278 Read Count: 20639
[Report This] Published: 19 Apr 2010 Updated: 14 Sep 2011
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 28 Feb 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

I was at that Twilight Convention in SF also. I was there on Saturday. I agree with you about Boo Boo. I was getting his autograph for a friend in Peru and he saw my Team Kermit shirt (I am a totally big muppets fan also) and thought it was so great he drew a sketch of it on the photo. I think this story is really cool. It's nice seeing a confident Bella for once and not one who is always putting herself down. Can't wait to see what comes next. I am also a big fan of Harry Potter and SW (I even have a jedi costume) so all the references are cool.



Author's Response:

Cool!  I wonder if we saw each other there lol.  I'm glad you like the story.  They're OOC, but I like to think it works, lol.  Glad you like the references too.  :-)  Thanks again!

Breakaway by A Cullen Wannabe Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 811]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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Raised by her single father, Isabella Swan grew up in the land of men.  Their favorite pastime when she was younger was to spend the night at the local dirt track, feeling the energy of the cars as they fought for position.  Was it any wonder that eventually she would end up on the track herself?  

Having paid her dues, Isabella (Izzy) Swan has made it to the big leagues, officially racing for a franchise in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Can she hold her ground against a track full of men who want to see her fail, especially her teammate Cocky Edward Cullen?

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Finished, I Whitlock's read , Love to drive's Stories to read, Amberina's Completed Favs List, Completed Stories, Stories I've Already read, Edwards Paradox Completed Favourites, mamih's favorites, TBR
Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 103816 Read Count: 110685
[Report This] Published: 29 Apr 2010 Updated: 02 Sep 2010
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 21 May 2010 Title: Chapter 6: Youíre Asking Me This NOW?

I just want to say that I like this story and I am a NASCAR fan as well as a twilight fan. In fact my dad and I have tickets for the Napa race on Father's day so if you have any questions, let me know. Now that Danica Patrick has made her move, someday we will have women in Sprint Cup.

Relative Humidity by kimmrz Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 109]
Summary:

Bella Swan runs a public relations firm. She reconnects with her college room mate Alice who has also through the years tried, without success, to push her two favorite people into a dating relationship. Little does Bella know that soon fate will intervene. Bella is soon to find out that "relative humidity" has a whole new meaning.

 


Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: None
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Amberina's Completed Favs List
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 165318 Read Count: 18676
[Report This] Published: 08 Aug 2010 Updated: 02 Jan 2011
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 19 Oct 2010 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10- A Stark Reminder of the Past

I just want to say that I think it is great that you put Tony Stark in the story. One of my best friends is a huge Ironman fan and even got me to go to the midnight show of Ironman 2 with him. Its also nice to see a Bella who is not totally insecure and freaking out all the time. I know she can handle Tony!



Author's Response:

Thank you for the review. I absolutely can't stand when Bella is painted as a whiney and insecure girl or woman. As far as putting Tony into the story, I have always been a big fan but I find he reminds me a lot of what I think Edward's character would be like as an older man in the way he is mostly portrayed by many authors. He has a very, cocky, and somewhat arrogant attitude at times.

Summary:

For the past eight years, Emmett, Bella, and Edward have been siblings thanks to the marriage of Edward's father to Em and Bella's mom.  Edward and Bella are best friends, but as their world expands to include the world of college, so does the relationship between Bella and Edward.  Will their family survive when Bella realizes she has more than brotherly love for her other brother?

 

 

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Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: None
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Ageise02's not read yet, Finished, Love to drive's Stories to read, Amberina's Completed Favs List, Completed Stories, Stories I've Already read, Edwards Paradox Completed Favourites, Lilyellacullens want to read list!, Brooklyn - to read, Read & Enjoyed
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 73513 Read Count: 104818
[Report This] Published: 10 Sep 2010 Updated: 25 Jan 2011
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 11 Oct 2010 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

I just want to say I love your writing. Your story Behind the Images is what got me on to this site in the first place (I folowed it over from Fanfiction.net) and now I am totally addicted. I like how you mix the sweetness with just enough drama to keep it from being fluffy. Its important point that its not about time or place but who you are with. Keep up the good work. I don't normally write reviews but I wanted to let you know I am a long time follower. Thanks.

Firsts by midnightlove87 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 210]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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 Bella and Edward have been best friends forever and they've shared a lot of firsts. Now Bella wants to share one last one together. AU/slightly OOC Cannon pairings B/E And rated M for language and lemons!

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Erotica
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Drive's Stories to read that are Completed and Not completed, Amberina's Completed Favs List, To Read (Geddy), My Favorite Stories, Stories I've read
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 331144 Read Count: 102144
[Report This] Published: 10 Oct 2010 Updated: 31 May 2012
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 05 Mar 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

I appreciate that you included the section from Edward's point of view. It was nice to get confirmation that Bella is not in this alone. I do think that confident Bella needs to come out a play a bit more.

Summary: Past Featured Story

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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

 

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Read
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76946 Read Count: 41300
[Report This] Published: 07 Apr 2011 Updated: 18 Dec 2012
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 26 Nov 2012 Title: Chapter 24: The unknown pov (outtake)

Nice to see this story back. The use of the Paso Doble reminds me of Strictly Ballroom. I love that movie. Hang in there.

Antiques Roadshow by aerobee82 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 125]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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I took an antique in for appraisal, only to find a much rarer treasure.  I met Bella Swan on Antiques Roadshow, and PBS would never want for funds again. Canon Couples, Vamps/Humans.

Credit goes to forthelongestday for the incredibly lovely banner.

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, Alternate Universe
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Humor, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 82797 Read Count: 27435
[Report This] Published: 05 May 2011 Updated: 03 Oct 2012
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 04 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

I liked the unique idea of this story. I watch Antique Roadshow on PBS and it is not a storyline I would have thought of. I wish you well with your writing.



Author's Response:

Hi, acullenfan!

Haha, right?! When I came up with the idea, I was all "I hope no one else thought of it first!" Luckily, I had the curve on the plot. I'm so happy you enjoyed this story, and it's ending. Thank you so much for reading, and for your well-wishes!

- Rachel

Summary:

Sequel to Taking Chances. Finding the family they didn't realize they needed, they thought they had everything. Now Bella and Edward, along with Alex and Anthony, are in for the wildest adventure yet. AH & NC-17 for language and other things. Canon coupling.


Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Humor, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Single parents , I Whitlock's read , Stories I've Already read, My Favorite Stories, Chances Saga, J's Read and Loved Stories, My favs past present and future , to read
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 94877 Read Count: 77760
[Report This] Published: 12 Jul 2011 Updated: 27 Oct 2013
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 25 Oct 2013 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32

Glad to see that their long journey has finally gotten them to a really good place. It will be sad to see them go but I am glad they have finally found their complete happiness.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 Oct 2013 Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 33

Ah. Nice to see their happy ending but sorry to see them go.

Summary: Past Featured Story

One summer, an internship in Africa, bloodlust, sharp teeth, and a boatload of fear are all that stand in the way of Bella Cullen landing a job at the Atlanta Aquarium - As long as she doesn't count cocky shark expert Edward Masen on her list.

 



Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Action
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: J's Read and Loved Stories, Dumbeline's WIP to read list, Bella's Must Reads!, My favs past present and future , Read & Enjoyed
Chapters: 58 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 705146 Read Count: 161039
[Report This] Published: 17 Nov 2011 Updated: 02 Apr 2016
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 05 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 44: 44 In Tandem

So much happening. I am glad that Alice is working on her relationship with everyone. I got a laugh out of the dog collar bling because I totally see her doing that. And it's not only Alice's relationships that are changing. There is just all kinds of emotional growth going on. 

I just want to say I appreciate all the scientific data that goes in the story. The story about the sharks and the rays reminded me over the debate about the wolves in Yellowstone. Predators are necessary everywhere and as Edward would say, you don't have to love them to respect them and their role in nature. Sometimes as an educator that is the most you can hope for, live and let live. Humans can just have an issue sometimes not always being the top of the food chain.



Author's Response:

It's sometimes hard to grasp how hard-headed humans can be when it comes to predators. Wolves, sharks, bears -- they all have important parts to play in our daily lives whether we see it or not.  Hopefully conservation laws will keep getting proposed and passed until we can finally start to see the balance being returned on land and at sea.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 31 Mar 2015 Title: Chapter 49: 49 From Predator to Prey

It was interesting seeing Bella and Edward through their first "fight". The best part was that they learned to communicate better as a result. This will serve them well in the future. I look forward to hearing about the trip to Florida.

It was a great ending to the research season. The story of the grouper was amazing and I was glad that Bella had the chance to teach the team about other forms of ocean life. Just being a shark does not make you the top of the food chain. It was another great example of how they are growing as a team. And Bella is learning she has more she can contribute.

while life will change when they are off the boat, they all have a great foundation for their relationships going forward.



Author's Response:

We are doing plot points for Florida now and having Edward be the odd-man out is looking like it will be pretty fun for the readers ;)

Yep! Bella has no doubts at all that she earned her spot, and neither does anyone else on that team.

They have no idea the adventures waiting for them on land! ;)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 Jul 2013 Title: Chapter 28: 28 Change of Plans

Nice to be back in the sunny waters of South Africa. It makes me wish for Shark Week. I come from California and when they were writing legislation to protect our Great Whites, one of the main groups that supported them were the sufers, who recognize it as a risk they take. And as we have learned with land based environments, you take out the top predators and everything gets messed up. Humans just don't like the fact that we might not always be the top of the food chain. But that does not mean we are on the menu. I am still waiting for someone to get footage of a Great White giving birth.



Author's Response:

This weekend (August 4th) Shark Week is back!!

 

Humans just don't like the fact that we might not always be the top of the food chain.  -- This! So true!!

 

I am still waiting for someone to get footage of a Great White giving birth.  -- This is the great unknown with them and I can't wait either!!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 10 Feb 2014 Title: Chapter 35: 35 Little Sister, Big Annoyance

Nice to see all the relationships growing and changing. Although I wonder if Edward is a little jealous that everyone around him is getting some action and he is not, even if it was partly his choice. That must make it more tempting.

I live 5 min away from my parents and work with my mom, so I understand some of what Edward is going through. Somehow you think your parents will always be there, no matter how old you are. I am still looking for my Edward. One who loves sharks and other animals would be great.

Oh Alice, one step forward and two steps back... Looking forward to the next chapter.

Is the story going to end once Bella's internship is over?

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 26 Apr 2013 Title: Chapter 25: 25 For Love & Tacos

is it going to be addressed that alices dream man is also a shark person? its a little of pot meet kettle to me.



Author's Response:

It will be addressed. The guys just know that if they address it right this second, it's just going to push Alice further away. And it'll take a few chapters, but Whit will also tell Alice about his encounter.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 11 Apr 2016 Title: Chapter 58: 58 I Do Times Two

I am sorry to see these guys go but I have really enjoyed the ride. It brought back a lot of memories of when I used to teach people about sea life. Thank you guys for helping to spread the work. To paraphrase finding nemo, sharks are friends, not food. That was a great story about them protesting the restaurant. It was also great getting a glimpse into the future for the misfits. I have never been through an engagement or wedding but I have always wondered why Weddings always become more about the family, rather than just the couple. I have never been one of those girls who think of their dream wedding. Maybe as Edward said, Bella was too nice to say no, this is not my dream, this is your dream. So I am glad they had the Belize trip. I can only imagine how crazy Alice's wedding will be. And the next generation of misfits is already here

There is going to be a shark lecture at my local zoo soon. I will think about Bella and Edward when I go. The world needs more people like them.



Author's Response:

We are so glad to have had you along for the ride. I'm not the wedding girl either - I leave all of that to EA and also bc she's phenominal at it!

Oh I hope lots of people show up for the lecture! Yes, the world could definitley use more people caring for it and actively working to save it :)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 03 Jul 2015 Title: Chapter 51: 51 'Ohana of Characters

So nice to get a glimpse of their life on land, especially their big, crazy expanded family. Big life changes can be scary and exciting, all at the same time. But it looks like they are all on good paths now. I can't wait to see the glimpse into their future, although I will be sorry to see them go. Maybe now that they are tagging sharks, mmr can start an adopt a shark program. 

I know one of the gw Sharks from Northern California goes to Hawaii every year. I should tell it to say hi to the gang.



Author's Response:

Oh! That's a great idea! If we end up finding a spot for it, we will make sure to give you credit!

Yes! It can wave a fin as it passes on by!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 23 May 2015 Title: Chapter 50: 50 Traditions Old & New

I love that while all their relationships are growing and changing, especially with everyone pairing off, it is still obvious that they will always be a family. Life would be boring if everything stayed the same. And each relationship has its own type of communication that works for the individuals involved.

Personally I think they will always return to the sea because it is a mission for them now, even if their lives grow to include other things, like kids. And a note to Rosalie, if Jane Goodall can have a kid in the middle of the african bush, I am sure there is a way to take care of one on a boat.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 26 May 2012 Title: Chapter 10: 10 Wanna Skiff With Me?

 I spent 6 years working at an aquarium as an educator so I know how real the phobia of sharks is for some people. It's nice to see the example of someone trying to overcome that, despite an obvious tramatic experience. If you want any help with the sharks, let me know. :-)



Author's Response:

We will definitely take you up on that if we get stuck on any parts :)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 Dec 2014 Title: Chapter 46: 46 Tshirts & Talks

The dynamic among this groups is fascinating. It makes me want to smile most of the time but I am not sure I could take that level of teasing. However i know it's all in good fun. I am sure it's a bit different with the parents away, even if they are all technically adults. I don't think you ever grow up to your parents, no matter your age.

As for the work talk, my parents both worked from home when I was young and my sister and I had a rule that they couldn't talk about work at the dinner table. Not that it always worked but I can sympathize with the girls. However it probably doesn't feel like work to Edward. 

And Edward, you are surprised that lee guessed Bella's decision to stay but sating you wanted to build couple time into the schedule for next season was kind of a dead give away. But I appreciate how Bella and Edward wanted to get their parents blessing first.

i also want one of those tee-shirts that Alice made. You should think about making a fan fic shirt of it.



Author's Response:

No, I can guarantee age does not equal growing up in the eyes of your parents. And around Lee's parents and Whit's parents, they are much more subdued with far less teasing. They just know with Esme she's as likely to tease as they are.

It has never felt like work to Edward. Nothing that catches his interests has felt like work and that's how he becomes so easily lost in his projects.

Edward is silly enough to think Lee would believe the couple time was solely for her and Emmett's benefit. He always forgets how well she can read him. LOL

Ha! That would be amazing to have shirts like that and see people actually wearing them!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 10 Sep 2012 Title: Chapter 14: 14 Egg McMuffin

I was wondering when Air Jaws would come into this. Did you start with the Tiger Sharks because of them being from Hawaii? A few of our great whites from the Farallones head out to Hawii during the winter. Thanks for helping remind me all the stuff I loved about working around marine life.



Author's Response:

We actually started with the tigers because we knew they would be prevelant in the area the boat was cruising through and we knew Bella would have a very bad impression of them with their "garbage can" nickname.  It's so amazing how far Great Whites travel throughout their lives!!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 09 Feb 2016 Title: Chapter 56: 56 A Fighter and A Queen

I wrote my whole review without realizing that TWCS had magically logged me out so I will try to remember what i had said. lol

From a shark rescue to a secret wedding to an even more secret nursery, this crew has been working hard lately but I know it is all in the spirit of family. I am glad that Lee got her perfect day. I can't wait to see Esme's reaction to the nursery. Hopefully after that Masen and Bella can have some time to themselves before the new season starts.

Speaking of sharks, I agree that it was great that Masen had so many people willing to help with the rescue. People don't think twice about jumping in if they see a stranded whale or dophin but a great white shark is a different story. It just goes to show how much minds are changing. And in some ways Dolphins, orcas and sharks occupy a similar role in the ocean, they just eat different things. We don't mind a dolphin eating a salmon, maybe because it doesn't have big brown eyes and a cute wiskered face. Or be a human. But just look at the statistics of how many people sharks kill vs how many sharks we kill and you will see who is winning this "war". But I know Bella and the rest are working to change minds.

I can't wait to hear about what is next for these guys.



Author's Response:

We completley agree with everything you've said about dolphins, orcas, and sharks. It is absolutely a war of perception! That's why groups like Ocearch that go to schools and make documentaries are so vital to changing minds in order for us all to work together to save our oceans and planet.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 06 Apr 2013 Title: Chapter 24: 24 Band Together

Another great chapter! It was great getting to see all the different points of view. I have worked around people with animal phobias, including sharks, snakes and insects and I know its not something to be taken lightly. Hopefully Alice can get help to work on her phobia from our band of misfits, just as Bella has. As adults we don't have to agree with our friends and families choices but we do have to respect them. Everyone has to make choices for themselves. We can only help them along the way.



Author's Response:

Well said!!! And a lesson Alice has to learn - She's only 18 so still very much in that mindset of "it's the end of the world" when something goes really wrong. As much as she doesn't like Masen so far, he's the only one that sees what's really going on, that the root of all this behavior with Bella is a fear that just might be deeper than Bella's.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 31 Aug 2013 Title: Chapter 30: 30 Along Came Thumper

I am glad to see Alice having a change of heart but I still feel her relationship with Bella is uneven. It will be nice to see her giving as much as she seems to take. But maybe when she relaxes, more of her personality will come out. The part with esme and Carlisle was a nice interlude. 



Author's Response:

We are agree it's uneven and we too hope it evens out soon. Considering how much Alice is like Masen, it's probably going to be a while before we see it.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 22 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 31: 31 Rewards of Trusting

Ahhh, they are slowly getting to know each other. Although there are still times I want to sit on Alice, even if I do have sympathy for what she is going through. The only way to get over phobias is face on, one step at a time. I admire Bella for her continued progress. It still amazes me that despite the statistics, being "eaten" or attacked is still the greatest fear for most people. The greatest way I have seen to combat that fear is knowlege. My friends say it makes watching animal movies with me very interesting (some would say annoying). Too much knowlege.... but I find them amusing. I just know if Deep Blue Sea, I was rooting for the sharks, even if they were fake.



Author's Response:

OMG! You would fit in perfectly on our sofa during movie night!  And I agree - Deep Blue Sea was a blast when rooting for the sharks. And the parrot! I wanted the bird to live. LOL

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 03 Nov 2013 Title: Chapter 1: 1 Intro

I had forgotten about the parrot. I was working at an aquarium when it came out so a bunch of us went to go see it. We were sitting in the theatre trying to figure out which parts of various sharks they had used to make the cgi sharks.

   I was interested to read in the latest chapter Alice's response to Jasper's story. At least she was being somewhat ractional about something. I also really liked Jasper's response of saying he was a survivor and not a victim. Having just come from Polar Bear country in Canada, it can make for some tough choices for those who live around large predators. We just need to get over the mindset that any animal that dares attack a human automatically needs to be killed, especially when half the time it was the human doing something stupid.



Author's Response:

We just need to get over the mindset that any animal that dares attack a human automatically needs to be killed, especially when half the time it was the human doing something stupid.  ---- SO much truth to this!  We may be intellectualy superior to these animals, but we are by no means the only beings entitled to a safe and happy life.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 16 Dec 2013 Title: Chapter 33: 33 Thumper Owns All Horns

My birthday is on thurs so a new chapter was like an early birthday present. I liked Masen's strategy about giving Bella facts to help reduce her phobia. I have used that same techniques for people with phobias involving all kinds of animals. However, they need to want help. I agree that Alice has to want to help herself. It's almost like being an addict. Although my friend says that my knowledge of animals ruins animal movies for him because I am always telling him that the animals would not really act that way. lol Apparently not being able to suspend my scientific mind ruins the illusion. lol For me on the other hand, its comforting to know you have help prevent animal attacks, unlike running into some crazy, psycho human killer.



Author's Response:

LOL  Masen would get along just fine with you.  I think his favorite part of being your friend would be having someone besides himself pointing out inaccuracies!  Share the yelling from everyone else to be quiet and just watch the movie.  LOL  Hope you have a very happy birthday.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 Jan 2014 Title: Chapter 34: 34 What Do I Stand For

Was that incident with the seal and the boat inspired by what happened on air jaws? Of course they were in a slightly bigger boat. 

Alice has apparently not hit bottom yet so she is not ready to accept help. Hopefully she will one day. A life lived in fear is not fully lived.

As for masen and Bella, I am glad they got time to just be and enjoy themselves a bit. ;) That much stress is not good for anyone. I am in Hawaii right now so I will be on the lookout for sharks tomorrow when I am on the whale watching boat.



Author's Response:

It was indeed inspired by that! Good catch!!

No, she has not hit bottom yet. She will by the end of the next chapter.

Ooh! Hope you had a great time in Hawaii and that you had a great view while whale watching!!!!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 21 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 36: 36 Mermaids & Moonlight Kisses

So great to see a new chapter! Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Technology is great until it doesn't work right. The reference to team switzerland was funny. But it is a good idea that the parents are letting them sort it out for themselves. Ah, the joys of growing up. I'm still trying to work out Alice's motiviation. Just when you think she can't get any more desperate, her behavior gets worse. It has to be more than simple immaturity, cause she has now sunk to a whole new level. I wonder what she will say when she realizes it could cost her the relationship she has with Whit. Maybe that will get through to her. I'm reading a book about human phobias of insects and it's interesting to see how complex phobias involve. Apparently animal phobias are number two after heights. I give Bella a lot of credit for working to overcome hers. Lots of people I see don't even try.

I'm glad to see that Bella and Edward are standing strong together. I mean, how dare Bella wear a dress. lol Sometimes when you work around animals, it's easy to forget how to dress like a girl. Glad to see Bella is getting to enjoy that side of herself. Looking forward to the next chapter.



Author's Response:

It's so interesting the huge difference between simply not liking something and having a phobia about it. Nothing Bella is doing is easy or a quick fix and she is so strong and determined - I admire the hell out of her.

 

LMAO Yes, how dare she indeed!! Wanting to look pretty for a family outing - where is her head at? LOL Thankfully, Bella is far less concerned with Alice's attitude about her dress than we are!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 28 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 37: 37 Tsunami of Emotion

Alice's pov is umm interesting. I was stunned when she made that statement about how Edward couldn't be feeling too much for her sister since she had never witnessed him doing romantic things or them going on dates. Earth to Alice, not all romantic gestures have to be big and grand, or even cliche like flowers. Sometimes its the small things that can mean the most, especially when everyone is working and there is not much time. Living on a boat doesn't allow for a lot of space. Hey Alice, there is also plenty of their relationship you don't see. It's amazing to me that she still sees what she says as an innocent mistake. It's amazing how our own issues can cloud the way we see others. Think Alice, think...

  One theory about her not wanting Bella to change is first it would take Bella away from her, but maybe also seeing Bella change might force Alice to look at her own fears, something she doesn't want to do. Her confusion over why Bella would want to go back to the place where she got stung is prove. That can be one of the first steps in overcoming fear. In addition, Bella changing means that her relationship with Alice will change, and Alice doesn't seem to like that idea. Bella has usually gone along with Alice's ideas and now Bella is becoming her own person. Besides, it's not always the predators you have to watch out for.

  On a lighter note, it was great to see more of a glimpse into the relationships between the team. And then of course there is Bella and Edward exploring... poor Edward, those feelings just snuck up on you, so this is what it is like to be with someone you actually love... I am glad that Bella is going to keep talking to him about it. I hope he doesn't let his head get too much in the way.

P.S. I want to say that I appreciated the way you did the lime with out making it totally graphic. The style it was written fits well with the story. Not totally timid but not porno either. Not to say graphic is bad, but with these two, its more about the emotions.

That dive made me miss the water. I have not been diving in so long. Glad Bella was able to get back in the water. Gotta love those small sharks.



Author's Response:

It's amazing how our own issues can cloud the way we see others. -- This is Alice's whole problem in a single sentence. She is so blinded by her need to have her sister safe that she can't see anything else.

You are dead on again - it is the emotions for E&B. He isn't that great at expressing them through words but he knows what he feels for her is real and he's lucky to feel it. He wants to enjoy it but at the same time protect it and her. :)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 21 Apr 2014 Title: Chapter 38: 38 Confession & Contrition

Man relationships take work. Lol glad to see that everyone is starting down a path to working stuff out. It won't happen over night but at least it's a start. It was good of Bella to encourage Edward to talk to Alice. I wonder if she discounted his feelings because he is not important to her right now. She was so intent on "protecting" Bella that she didn't take his side into account. But it was good he spoke up for himself. It will be interesting to see the start of a relationship between Alice and lee. I think Edward did that because he trusts lee and if lee believes Alice than he can. Can't wait till we see our team back in action on the water but it was great getting this insight into the various relationships.



Author's Response:

That is the truest statement ever - relationships are their own full time job. You guessed exactly why Edward pointed Alice toward Lee - he figures they can't both be wrong and she's less likely to expect the worst.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 May 2014 Title: Chapter 39: 39 Trapped In A Rip Tide

I remember that video of all the sharks feeding on the dead whale. I also agree that those people who climbed on it were idiots. But the footage was interesting. I agree that every researcher needs to decide what level of risk is acceptable for themselves. Every person for that matter. The scar game reminded me of the scene in jaws where they are drinking in the boat. At least this time there is no giant great white trying to sink them. As for Edward, he just learned a big lesson in relationships of all kinds. Glad he was able to come to his senses in time. Although I know the damage won't be fixed overnight. 

Is there a timeline you have in mind for the story? Will it just cover the summer? Just curious. Keep up the great work. Seeing update alerts always makes me smile.



Author's Response:

No, an overnight fix is not in Edward's future. And it shouldn't be. He wants a personal life, then he has to learn how to have one just like everyone else.

 

Timeline - We know it goes through the summer and to the end of the internship.  We definitley want a few chapters after that to show how this summer has shaped all of them and changed them, but we don't have anything concrete yet.  We are waiting like all of you to see if Bella will be confident enough to join MMR or if she will feel Atlanta is still the place for her.  Either choice brings challenges to her personal life with Edward and we ALL want to know how that goes. LOL  And of course, we have to know where things go for Esme and Carlisle!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 29 Jun 2014 Title: Chapter 41: 41 End of the Line

I am glad to see the end of the line. And I'm glad they were able to have some privacy for it. While it was not ideal circumstances, I think this time on the boat was very important for them because they were able to focus on their relationship without all the distractions. I'm also glad Edward had the courage to ask about the futur. Now Bella knows he wants her there. But Bella does have a good point about needing to earn her place. Everyone, themselves included, need to know she is there because she contributes to their work, not just her relationship with mason. Glad they have gotten better about communicating with each other.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 04 Aug 2014 Title: Chapter 42: 42 Got Lucky

Ah the joys and trials of being a part of a family, especially one that lives and works together. But Edward and Bella are now on a firm footing, enough so they can take it. Just keep your head high and give as good as you got. At least they were not naked.

It will be interesting to see what happens when they get back on the boat. 

I do believe Alice is trying but in my mind she still has a lot of growing up to do. But she is making a good start. 

Cannot wait for the next chapter.

 



Author's Response:

Family is always a source of love and torture - at least mine has always been that way. LOL  And we agree, Alice still has some growing to do, but I think we all do at her age when we step out of the bubbles we've grown up in.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 43: 43 Holding On & Letting Go

It's so hard to let your parents go to start living their own lives, but Edward and Bella making the best of it. I would imagine that it changed Bella and carlisle's dynamic having Alice there. While Edward had his friends, it's not quite the same relationship as a sibling. Edward and esme have been a team for a long time. Plus she has been traveling with them. I agree that Alice has come a long way but is still growing. It will be an interesting dynamic on the boat this time. But I like how everyone is coming together as a family. Now the question is whether that can hold while working together.



Author's Response:

That is the question and a very big one - can work and family blend for this group in a way that's satisfying for everyone?  Guess we'll have to keep reading to find out! ;)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 14 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 45: 45 Decisions Are Made

I'm glad gopher got to be the one to tag the shark. The fact that he didn't realize right away that he had done it was even more funny. And of course he had to get a sports reference in there with his Disneyland quote.

I also appreciated the Harry potter reference, especially since Edward does let his brain rule normally. But it sounded like at the end that he is finally getting it. Living and working together can be a challenge but I'm sure they are up for it. Especially if they don't have to share a closet. And Bella focusing on other marine life might help them view things differently.

Any rough idea of how many chapters are left?



Author's Response:

Of course! Gopher loves his references almost as much as he loves Lee. LOL

 

LOL That closet is definitely a sticking point with him. He's gonna have to get over that too.

 

At least ten more. We definitely want to do the cage dive and we have a few other decisions that we would love to share with all of you.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 07 Dec 2015 Title: Chapter 54: 54 New Addition Old Wounds

It was great getting a glimpse into their onshore lives. While change is hard, it is a necessary part of life. It is hard when you feel like everything is getting thrown at you at once. But with this group, I am sure they will all help each other get through it. So is this baby going to be practice for Bella and Edward? Although I guess we have a wedding to get to first.



Author's Response:

If any group can master change, it's this one :)

 

Yes, practice for Bella and Edward but I think more so for Lee and Gopher ;)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 04 Feb 2015 Title: Chapter 47: 47 Say Cheese

I love the image of gopher trying to play tug a war with a large shark. It was quick thinking on everyone's parts and a pure demonstration of teamwork.

The fact that Bella's first reaction to the third shark was to keep taking pictures at first was great and it shows how far she has come. I am not sure I would not have panicked in her place. I have always wanted to see a large great white in the wild but not sure I want to be in the water with them. Especially inside something that smells like food to them. I got to see a baby gw at an aquarium a few years ago and that was a great experience. 

I also think it's great that Alice didn't totally panick. I thought that when there was a sign of trouble that she would but she is learning too. 

Edward's line of there being no such thing as a safe shark was important. As we say at work, anything with a mouth can bite, even something cute and fuzzy. Don't let size or looks fool you. Remember most animals don't have hands to explore with so they use their mouth instead.

This was a huge step for Bella and I can't wait to read the rest of the journey.



Author's Response:

Love everything you said and agree completely, especially the "anything with a mouth can bite". :)

 

I would love to think I would be brave like Bella, especially with how much I wanna see a GW in the wild, but I think I'm more likely to be Lee hiding behind someone taller than me! LOL

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 28 Feb 2015 Title: Chapter 48: 48 The Iceman Cometh

So much good family bonding time in all its various forms. I especially love the talks between Edward and Esme.

The scene of all of them in the room doing their report of the dive showed how far they have come as a team, especially since it included Carlisle and Alice.

And we got just enough shark talk in to break up the talk about feelings (not that feelings are bad).

I loved Edward's proposal. It was just so him. But he recovered nicely and I guess putting the ring on her finger first did give him the inspiration he needed. And his answers to Carlisle were brilliant.

This summer has been quite the growing period for everyone.



Author's Response:

I'm like Masen and would rather the shark talk to be the majority! LOL But EA is the romantic so the feelings win out a lot. But the next chapter has a bunch of shark talk!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 03 Oct 2015 Title: Chapter 52: 52 Octopus Overlords

Having worked around animals that cause phobias in people, like sharks, snakes and spiders, I understand the difference between a fear and a true phobia, especially caused by a tramatic event. A true phobia you need to have respect for and is only over come by lots of hard work. Phobias are an instintual reaction and no amount of logic is going to overcome it. Just time and patience. I like Bella's thinking that while her fear will probably never go away, she knows how to manage it. And that makes all the difference.

Since Jacob was not there to see all her hard work, I can understand his shock over her transformation. But I wonder if part of his reaction is being jealous that Bella would be wiliing to put in all this work for Edward and not for him. However, not only was Edward better equiped to handle it, he got that Bella was doing the work not for him but for herself.

I understand wanting to protect your friends and family, but there comes a point where you say we are all adults and everyone is going to make their own choices. Besides, having an excuse to visit Hawaii regularly can't be all bad. Even if you do live in Florida.

On a last note, having worked around Giant Pacific Octopus, I agree that their intelligence and strength need to be respected but short lives are their curse. But they are fascinating to watch. I especially like how they can fold themselves up into really small spaces.



Author's Response:

Jacob's reaction was completely territorial. Not in that he wants Bella, but in that he considers her his responsibility to take care of and make sure she's happy and not being taken advantage of. I think he knows deep down that he was not in a place to do any of the work Bella would have needed on his part. He was not willing to budge about surfing for even a small amount of time and he couldn't be that rigid and expect progress from her end. The idea of letting go is very important, however, the practice of it is hard to do with the ones you love. But getting to visit Hawaii is definitely a perk in Jacob's case.

Wow! That must be amazing to have worked directly with them! I find them absolutely fascinating and really enjoyed writing them into the story. :)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 03 Oct 2015 Title: Chapter 53: 53 With A What

It's funny that when I first heard ultrasound, I immediatly thought that she was pregnant but then I don't have the history that Edward does. I can see why he would think that. And it is a huge change for all of them. Edward and Esme have been a team for so long, it must be a little strange for them to realize their family is getting so much bigger. But this change is a good thing. And maybe practicing with Esme's baby can help get Edward ready for his own someday.

I am glad that he is getting to talk to Bella about this. While there are some things he will always want to talk to his family about, I think for a successful marriage, they do need to be a true partnership. It's sensible of Bella to think about working on their own communication skills before bringing kids into the mix.

And I can't imagine Esme's news being kept from the gang for too long. I think they are all too close knit for something to stay secret. Especially from Whit and Lee. This kid is going to have a whole gang looking out for it.



Author's Response:

It's definitley different for them to have a partner to check with instead of just each other. It's taking some getting used to, and they both understand that this is a really great change that they need to continue their happiness through the rest of their lives.

 

Bella is such a calming force for him. And he respects her so much that even when he doesn't want to listen, he still hears her out.

 

It really is a toss up to see if it will be Esme blurting something out or Edward spilling his guts in a moment of weakness around Whit and Lee. LOL

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 18 Mar 2016 Title: Chapter 57: 57 California Dreamin

I agree that there have been a lot of changes but that is the nature of families. And just because their family is getting bigger, doesn't mean that any one person is less important. Bella had a great point about masen finally finding balance. But the wedding conversation showed he is still masen. 

I was working at an aquarium when spongebob came out and there was a lot of similar excitement about it. Although the octonaughts sound a lot more educational. I especially like the commentary the guys were providing. Lol My friend accuses me of doing the same thing with animal movies. 

And as for kids, if Jane Goodall can have a kid in the middle of the African bush, I am sure Edward and Bella can manage one on a boat. Although if they all start, they might have to get a bigger boat. That was well negotiated by Bella by the way.



Author's Response:

We agree with all of this! Especially them needing a bigger boat ;)

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Edward Cullen, former Confederate soldier, begins a journey from his home in Tennessee, to that of his only living relative in Texas. Along the way, he meets a girl. He's running from the past. She's running from a future she doesn't want. drabble-ish

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Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Historical, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Amberina's Completed Favs List, Stories Read by CNYBella, Lilyellacullens want to read list!
Chapters: 80 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 75743 Read Count: 119225
[Report This] Published: 28 Apr 2012 Updated: 28 Feb 2013
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Apr 2014 Title: Chapter 80: The Future - Part 3

When you mentioned writing a sequel, I decided to read this story, as it was one of the few of yours that I had not read. It was just as good as all the rest. I look forward to the sequel. 

As someone who has worked with dogs and other animals, i especially liked the chapter from jacks pov. There are many times that I wish I knew what an animal was thinking. 

Black Diamond by Dishie Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 622]
Summary: Past Featured Story

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The black diamond slopes of Lake Tahoe are just what Bella needs to start living her life again after a painful breakup left a hole in her heart that work couldn't fill. Will a handsome and charming skier also prove that her heart is ready for love too?    

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: G8or Favor8s Read, Kuu Faves, Stories Read by CNYBella, Completed Stories, Stories I've Already read, Sparkledamnu's Must Reads, TBR
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 267782 Read Count: 161609
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2012 Updated: 07 Oct 2012
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 08 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28

Of course Tanya has to be represented by someone equally sleezy. I just like how you have Bella standing up for herself. Its a nice change from a lot of the stories where she is the old insecure, shy Bella. At this rate, she will make a find attorney. There should be a final courtroom show down between her and Jacob.

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Bella Swan works as a nurse at Cook County Hospital in the ER. She's older and desperate for love. It's hindered by her shy personality and plump body. Her father, whom she lives with, teases her relentlessly for being fat and single.

Edward Cullen, thirty-three, is hired as a doctor in the ER. He's getting over a divorce. He moved to Chicago to be closer to his family: sister, Rosalie, and brother, Jasper. Rosalie is younger than Edward by ten years and is struggling with an eating disorder brought on by a heinous rape of her ex-boyfriend. Jasper, twenty-seven, is finishing up his doctorate in history.

Bella is charmed by this new doctor in the ER. He's kind and thinks about his patients and maintains a friendly rapport with the nurses and orderlies. Edward is intrigued by the sad nurse who does her job efficiently but doesn't have a sparkle in her eyes.

Will she allow Dr. Cullen into her life or will she let her insecurities get in the way of her happiness. Perhaps, Dr. Feelgood can write her a prescription. A prescription for love...

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Erotica, Friendship, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: I Whitlock's read , Drive's Stories to read that are Completed and Not completed, Can't wait for an update, Stories Read by CNYBella, Lady Luciole's Favorites TwiHu, Stories I've Already read, Edwards Paradox Completed Favourites, Lilyellacullens want to read list!, My Favorite Stories, Dumbi's Most Wanted, J's Read and Loved Stories, Bella 84's To Be Read List, Stories I've read, My favs past present and future , Read & Enjoyed, Tufano79 Stories
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 331720 Read Count: 405824
[Report This] Published: 24 Jun 2012 Updated: 02 Aug 2013
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 18 Mar 2013 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26

I will just say that as someone who has lost 20 pounds and is a comfortable size 10, i applaud you for keeping Bella real. Not all of us have to be a model in order to be happy with ourselves.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 10 Jun 2013 Title: Chapter 31: Chapter 31

I think you did a good job with the various emotions. Those self esteem issues are tough ones to fight. They like to jump up and bite you in the butt. But I am glad to see Bella fighting through it and realizing when she needs help.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Nov 2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

I just want to say thanks for writing this story. I had a similar childhood to Bella's although fortunatly the emotional abuse was not nearly as bad. However, I still deal with the self esteem issues. I have been a member of weight watchers for several years now and we talk about the fact that we have to view food differently from the rest of the world. An alcoholic can stop drinking, a drug addict can stop using but we still have to eat. So here is props to Bella for learning to stand up for herself and finding she deserves love. I am still waiting for my Edward.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 13 Jul 2013 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34

That was a nice ending. Glad to see the good girl does get her HEA.

Summary: Past Featured Story

 

It’s been twelve long years since the hell that was high school. How will Edward and Bella, barely recognizable as the awkward teenagers they were then, handle the unexpected and unwelcome reminder of a time they’d rather forget?

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Amberina's Completed Favs List, Stories I've Already read
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8991 Read Count: 2290
[Report This] Published: 23 Jul 2012 Updated: 23 Jul 2012
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

As someone who was picked on in high school for my weight (even though I was not close to being obese) I can appreciate the desire for revenge. However, as the saying goes, the best revenge is living well. Also, what makes you popular in high school does not always translate to the real world. My 20 year HS reunion is coming up and I am still debating whether to go. This story gives me more to think about. Thank you for it.



Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed it.  Reunions are always surprising....the people you thought would be most successful usually aren't.  Have fun if you decide to go!

A Ilha do Amor by tufano79 Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 756]
Summary: Past Featured Story

Bella Swan, reeling from the unceremonious ending of her engagement on her wedding day, heads on her honeymoon minus ONE groom. Edward Cullen, is 'sleeping' his way through the guests at the resort on Isle Esme. They meet on the island off the coast of Brazil but will they find love on a ilha do amor? The island of love?

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Stories Read by CNYBella, Stories I've Already read, Lilyellacullens want to read list!, Dumbeline's WIP to read list, Bella's Must Reads!, Bella 84's To Be Read List, Stories I've read, My favs past present and future , TBR, Tufano79 Stories
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 325748 Read Count: 292476
[Report This] Published: 06 Sep 2012 Updated: 29 Nov 2014
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 25 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 33: Closing One Chapter...

I can imagine moving that far from home is tough but love inspires great courage. It reminds me a little of the story of Steve and Terri Irwin (minus the crocs of course). I look forward to hearing about the wedding.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 37: And They Lived Happily Ever After

Such a great wedding! I am glad they are getting their happy ending but I will be sad to see them go. They have come such a long way from where they began. I am glad that Edward is able to pay it forward with Alice. Hopefully she gets the help she needs. Jasper was probably just happy to have someone paying attention to him but was a good reminder for Alice. 

Now the real question is when do those grandkids arrive..

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 24 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 36: Last Fling Before the Ring

With these two it was only a matter of time before they gave in. I'm surprised they made it two weeks. It's great how they can go from hot and sexy to sweet and loving so quickly. It means they have good balance. And that last bit Edward said, almost reminded me of wedding vows. I can't wait for the next chapter.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 29 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 27: Back to Reality

Glad that they were able to stand up for their relationship. That is one of the signs they will last. Poor Carlisle letting stress go to your head. Now you can think about it on the couch. Can't wait to see what is coming next.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 31 May 2014 Title: Chapter 28: Cupid's Arrow and San Francisco Treats

I am an sf native and still live here. Some ideas I have are a cable car ride, a sunset cruise on the bay and Edward will like our hands on science museum. There are also art museums and a natural history museum. There is also a nice conservatory of flowers in golden gate park that will remind them of the tropics. Let me know if you want specific ideas. Oh and then there is beach blanket babylon which is a show that spoofs current events using drag queens. 

It's a little ironic that Bella is finally enjoying her job when she is getting ready to quit. But she can still write. It sounds like she already has a good idea for a book. Sometimes you have to go where your heart leads. Congrats to rob and Paul.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 06 Jun 2014 Title: Chapter 29: Elvendore, Alcatraz and Napa, Oh My!

Glad these two enjoyed their trip to my part of the country. 

I personally enjoy Edwards cheesiness. I thought his line about having the option to be lazy but not really doing it was good. He should enjoy his time now because it sounds like Brazil is going to be nothing but work.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 21 Jun 2014 Title: Chapter 30: Home is Where the Edward Is...what?

Hang in there Bella. You can make it. You just have to keep yourself busy. It will be an interesting conversation between Edward and his dad. Both parties have to want it for it to work. I'm sure Victoria and the gang are not done making trouble, especially once they realize that Edward is back on the island. Maybe she will fall overboard and get eaten by sharks but the sharks probably have better taste than that. As Bella said, she is too plastic for them.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 11 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 32: Newsroom Awards

While I am glad that Edward was able to surprise Bella, I did feel that she was acting a little childish when she thought he was not coming. I understand it's hard being separated but it's not like he was just up the road. But they had a really hot reunion to make up for all the drama lately.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 03 Aug 2014 Title: Chapter 34: X-Rated Fairy Tales

It is possible that it is Edwards son but it's also possible she is trying to make drama for him. There are still people out there who would love to mess up their life and I wouldn't put it past them to try something like this. The first thing I would demand is a DNA test. And it's not like he forced her to sleep with him. Here is where Bella has to stay strong. 

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 08 Aug 2014 Title: Chapter 35: Questions and Answers

When men feel angry it all goes outward, whereas women tend to internalize things. That's why almost all these mass shootings are done by men. At least Alice had someone to help her, which is more than she did for her brother. Hopefully she and jasper can works things out. 

It sounds like the Rhiannon episode had one good outcome in that it was a catalyst for Bella and Edward to work through stuff, which is best done before the wedding. Now they can concentrate on having a good time and celebrating their big day.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Dec 2014 Title: Chapter 38: The Island of Love: Epilogue

So sad to see it end but I am glad they got everything they wanted. They even got closure with Lauren. What you put out in the world eventually comes back to you.

I look forward to the new story.

Summary: Past Featured Story

They survived falling in love and having four children. Now, Geekward and Nerdella are parents of teenagers. Say a prayer for them for they are in for a bumpy ride. But, a ghost from the past is rearing his ugly head. Follow along as Geekward and Nerdella deal with having teens, battle with the blast from the past and why is Demetri hugging a cow? ANSOL/TGGTP Sequel. ExB AH/AU

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Erotica, Family, Humor, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: G8or Favor8s Read, Stories I've Already read, Lilyellacullens want to read list!, My Favorite Stories, Bella's Must Reads!, Bella 84's To Be Read List, My favs past present and future , A Nerd Story of Love Series, Read & Enjoyed
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 269577 Read Count: 85243
[Report This] Published: 26 Nov 2012 Updated: 26 Jul 2015
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 29 Jun 2015 Title: Chapter 25: City of Lights

Sounds like they are starting to heal from Jacob and are back to the normal family drama. Have to love those teenagers. (Note sarcasm) I agree with Edward that he and Bella need time alone. Looking forward to hearing about their time in Cabo. 

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 Jul 2015 Title: Chapter 30: They Lived Happily Ever After: Epilogue

Ahh, such a sweet ending! They do deserve it and now there will be a whole new generation of nerds for them to raise.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 28 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 18: Commencement

Sorry to hear about your mom but I'm glad she is doing better.

It is great getting caught up with this family. I think Edward is right that they need to keep living their life because otherwise Jacob wins. I would not be surprised if he sent the photo to Thomas because he obviously wants them to suffer and what is worse to a teenage girl right? Hopefully things will get better soon. And Thomas is being an idiot for believing it.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 26 May 2015 Title: Chapter 22: Showdown in the Middle of a Cornfield

At least their ordeal is finally over and the healing can begin. And don't be too hard on Steve Edward, you owe him a debt now. It's just crazy that with all that effort about protection, they get kidnapped in broad daylight from a public place. But they didn't know they had so many familiar enemies. 

Sorry to hear about your mom. I will be sending good thoughts.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 17 Jul 2014 Title: Chapter 17: Rites of Passage

I would bet that Jake or one of his associates took the picture because it is another way to cause trouble. But the fact that Thomas didn't even question the fact that it came from an unknown number means he really was just looking for an excuse. Interesting to hear Kyra's point of view. Ah, the joys of being a teenager. lol The question now is how does she do collage if this Jake cloud is still hanging over their head?

Summary: Past Featured Story

Bella and Jasper are twins who just moved from England to Beverly Hills and are new to Mason high school. The second that Bella and football Quarterback Edward Cullen meet, it is love at first sight for both of them. They decided there and then that they would be together no matter what. There is only one person who stands in their way. Edward’s girlfriend Tanya. Lemons and language AH


Categories: Canon Pairings, Twilight, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: YA - High School
Series: Stories I've Already read
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 77045 Read Count: 34306
[Report This] Published: 28 Feb 2013 Updated: 10 Apr 2015
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 22 May 2014 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

I just hope Edward is going to go all noble and sacrafice himself for Bella. But then Tanya doesn't have the smarts to survive two days on the run. I mean, even if they leave, what stops Edward from leaving her the minute that Bella is free? It doesn't sound well thought out Tanya.

Summary: Past Featured Story

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For ten years, Edward Cullen has had a secret desire. Isabella Swan is in the business of making fantasies come true. Together, they'll discover more than they ever expected. 1st place winner for Public Vote and Judge's Choice in the LDA anonymous contest.

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Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Stories I've Already read, Stories I've read
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26240 Read Count: 13477
[Report This] Published: 09 May 2013 Updated: 09 May 2013
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 May 2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Sounds like they need to have a serious conversation. So many bad things happen in life because people don't communicate. Communication is both the blessing and curse of having the power of speech. I work with animals and their communication is a lot more straight forward in a lot of ways.



Author's Response:

Yes, they definitely do.  Communication is often very difficult, but they're going to have to work at it, if they want things to go somewhere.  You are SO right about animals.  They always let you know how they feel!

Thanks for the nice review, we appreciate it so much!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 30 May 2013 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Really awsome ending! Great story that started out intense and ended up sweet.



Author's Response:

Thrilled that you enjoyed the way we wrapped up the story. 

Thank you so much for the great review, we appreciate it so much!  -Karenec & Discordia

Summary:

everythingIneeded_zps20a89799

 

Bella had been lucky to land the job as the nanny to Esme and Carlisle's two girls, but when Carlisle's younger brother arrives in New York in need of a fresh start and some help with his own brood, Bella's world is quickly turned upside down. It was just supposed to be a job, but they quickly became everything she needed. 

 

Check out Edward's POV, Everything I Wanted.


Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Stories I've Already read, My favs past present and future
Chapters: 36 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 99082 Read Count: 85425
[Report This] Published: 28 Nov 2013 Updated: 18 Apr 2018
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 26 Feb 2014 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Sounds like they have a lot to talk about. I think they got caught up in the whole fact of having to hide and have not had some of the discussions any relationship needs. 

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 06 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Glad to see that Edward is standing up for his girl and that Ben finally realizes he is being a jerk. It is one thing to be protective and helpful to your friends but everyone is adults and you don't have the right to make choices for them. Friends are supposed to support your chioices, even if they don't like them, unless of course it will cause you real harm. We all go through emotional things. That is not preventable.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 01 Aug 2015 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30

Ooh cliffie... I am sure that Edward will view it as good news once he gets over the shock. But now he gets to deal with teenage angst and a pregnant fiancé at the same time. But I trust Bella to be on top of things.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 06 Feb 2014 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

They have some awkward conversations. No offense Anglea, but you need to let them get their shit together. I know she is trying to protect Bella but I already feel like they don't talk enough and her getting in the middle is not helping. Communication is the key to any good relationship. Bella was worried in the beginning that she would have no say in the possible ending of their relationship and now she is doing somewhat the same thing to him. They just need to start talking more.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 13 Feb 2014 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Way to go Bella for trying to get on top of your insecurities. Trust me, I am sure Edward knows exactly what he is missing...

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 20 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Oh Edward, so much going on at once. I think it's ironic that he uses her age as a reason for her possibly messing up with the costume and yet she is always the one giving him advice. Hopefully Edward can get all the elements straightened out. But life rarely leaves you in peace.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Jan 2014 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Wow was not expecting Edward to make his move this soon. But I'm glad he did and that Bella is not freaking out. I am curious to hear what Edward was thinking during movie night. Somehow I don't think it's what Bella thought it was. At least the room allocations will come in handy now. ;)

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 13 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

They say your life changes when you have kids. I think Bella is finding that out. Its a good thing for their relationship when they realize that things are better when they are together.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 27 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Gotta love teenagers. Hopefully Rosalie gets her head on straight before she gets into serious trouble. And Bella and Edward are so cute when they flirt. It sounds like this thanksgiving trip is going to be fun. Can't wait to read about it.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 04 Apr 2014 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

As far as I see, Bella is already acting like a parent so hopefully when everything comes clean, she will already have a handle on that. And knowing Bella, she will make it clear she is not replacing their mom. I am sure Rosalie will be thrilled. lol The part about her helping with the art application was really sweet. So now we have the perfect date and the perfect wedding dress covered. Edward does not get to see it till the big day. Looking forward to hearing about their holiday trip.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 16 Apr 2014 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Sounds like they have a good game plan. I am sure it won't be as easy as it sounds but at least they are committed to seeing it through together. And props to Edward for owning up to his mistakes. It sounds like they have what it takes to make it. I think it was also smart for them to have this talk in the beginning so that way they can enjoy their weekend without it hanging over their heads. And keep up the wooing Edward.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 21 Apr 2014 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

Such a sweet vacation. Hopefully that guy at the roulet table was just a random perv and not a forshadowing of trouble. i have been in Vegas before and know there are always drunk, pervy guys around, especially with free alcohol in a casino. Hang in there Bella, only 49 more nights to go.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 06 May 2014 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

The number of people who know is steadily growing. Now the question is whether Seth can keep a secret. I am assuming Bella is not supposed to tell her family till Edward tells Tanya. But I could see how telling them in person would be her right, just as Edward wants to tell Tanya. But the more people who know, the bigger chance that someone will slip. This is why stuff like this doesn't stay secret for long. Maybe Bella should have said she was at a different park.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 Jun 2014 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

I think its interesting how Seth jumped to the idea that this was an affair where Edward was taking advtange of Bella, without asking Bella's thoughts about it. I can imagine that is what a lot of people will think. Hopefully Bella can work some magic on her family over christmas. Bella is proving that she can integrate all the aspects of her life. Nobody would question her giving up her career if she was a guy.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 22 Aug 2014 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22

Getting closer. I think Bella is playing it smart by having Edward know everything beforehand. They will have enough to deal with without Edward being caught off guard or without all the facts.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 Dec 2014 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23

So glad to see these guys again. I hope things have settled down for you.

Sounds like things will get really interesting for this family after the holidays. I am glad Bella finally told Edward about her past. I think that the more they know about each other is better. It will help show they are serious and Edward can't be surprised by Bella's family bringing stuff up.

As for Rosalie, all i have to say is don't you just love teenagers. But I like that she is declaring a truce for the holidays. I think it would be good for her to have a talk with Bella about what issues she has with her. Maybe when everything goes public and Rosalie realizes Bella is not leaving. Of course it could just make things worse. Now on to Edwards pov.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 22 Jan 2015 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24

I'm glad that Bella is getting to see her family. And that was excellent advice that sue gave. I hope Bella remembers it in the future. 

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 Jun 2015 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27

She said yes! As for Esme, if you are a true friend you support your friends even when you don't agree with their decisions. Plus Edward is their family. Hopefully they will work it out in time. Glad Bella is going to be ok.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 25 Mar 2016 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32

Glad to get Bella's view point of some of these things. I'm also glad she has found her dress. I can imagine that is a big weight off. Sounds like it will be a lovely wedding.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 05 Dec 2015 Title: Chapter 31: Chapter 31

I guess the reason there are so many frogs is to make the princes more special. But in high school everything feels like the end of the world. I agree with waiting till they grow up more before trying to pick one, although that doesn't always work. Some just never grow up.

Summary: Past Featured Story

everythingIwanted_zps9dd57a41

 

A failed marriage and long divorce left Edward with a lot on his hands. Moving his kids closer to his family in New York was the fresh start he needed so that his family could thrive. Not knowing how he would juggle work and caring for his kids, he jumped at the chance to hire his brother's nanny to care for his own kids. But the moment Bella walked into his house everything changed. She started out as the nanny, but she quickly became everything he wanted.  

 

Bella's POV of this story is posted as Everything I Needed.


Categories: Twilight, Canon Pairings, All Human
Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Romance
Language: English
TWCS Romance Contest: None
Series: Stories I've Already read, My favs past present and future
Chapters: 36 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 101886 Read Count: 87653
[Report This] Published: 28 Nov 2013 Updated: 18 Apr 2018
Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 23 May 2015 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26

Well hopefully those guys got scared off and were content to steal the car. But at the very least Bella will have on heck of a headache. Talk about a bad day...

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 31 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Nothing like finally getting some grown up time when you are surrounded by kids, even if it's only for a few minutes. Thanksgiving will be most interesting.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2015 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27

I'm glad Bella will be ok. Random acts of violence do happen. I'm also glad they have the support of most people, especially Charlie. I can't believe that Carlisle and esme are willing to give up those relationships just because they don't agree with their choices. Once people are adults, they need to live life for themselves. And Bella and Edward are not hurting anyone. Hopefully it will be fixed at some point. And Rosalie is just being a bratty teenager. Maybe therapy?

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 29 Dec 2013 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Hopefully Edward gets his birthday wish!

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 30 Jan 2014 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Such a nice, sweet side to Edward. I have noticed that Edward's story is more about sharing his thoughts on events rather than sharing new events and moving the storyline forward. This is not bad, I was just curious if it was intentional to have Bella's version drive the storyline?



Author's Response:

It wasn't necessarily intended, but in the beginning, I wrote Bella's POV, then decided to write Edward's so especially in the beginning, the way I made his more than a rehash was to inject more of his thoughts, as I get further along, they level out more. It's also because I wasn't keeping all of the dialogue so at times he was paraphrasing so it felt different, you will definitely see more of her thoughts in the later chapters and it will even out more as I'm writing them at the same time.  Also, with all the kids, she has more events in her day.  Thank you for the review and I hope you enjoy what's coming up!

AGW

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 10 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Interesting to see Edward's view of the conversation with Ben. Glad to see that he and Bella are both standing up for their relationship. Cannot wait to hear about their thanksgiving holiday.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 25 Mar 2014 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Oh Edward, still trying to feel his way. That parenting stuff is hard. At least he has Bella to lean on but that brings more complications. Everything usually has good parts and bad parts. But nothing worth having comes easy.

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 02 May 2014 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

It's always nice to hear Edward's point of view. it's cute that he has a countdown clock going. Now i wonder if it will ever be an issue of the kids questioning Garrett about this thanksgiving or do they not meet very often?

Reviewer: acullenfan Signed
Date: 12 Jun 2014 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

Gotta love Amazon for holiday shopping. The key is to get it ordered and shipped in time.

Sounds ilke things are going to get interesting with Seth...