Holding Out For You

AUTHOR: ObsessingOverEdward

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:After her divorce, Bella starts a new life with her son. She soon meets a handsome doctor, who is dealing with his own loss and is struggling to raise his two kids. It's a story of finding strength during adversity and learning to love again

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Adult Bella and Edward are both single parents trying to raise their kids as best they can. Trying to start over after her divorce, Bella moves to Monterey Bay with her son to start over where she falls for Edward, her sons coach. But in the relationship that B and E may develop, there are three kids in the picture which could make things a lot less then smooth sailing.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Chapter 1:Leaving La Push - This is the first fic I have read where Bella is a mom and it really interested me to see older B and E characters.

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 30: Team Party - You want to hate Bella for what she does but you can truly understand why she is doing it. Its so sad :(

FINAL THOUGHT: This ff is my second fave behind WA. Its so so sweet and so damn funny too! Bella's realtionship with her son is fantastic and Edwards with his kids is so heartaching at times. Its a beautiful fic about family and second chances. Not very smutty but there is this one outtake with Honey Sticks...... ;) MUST READ FIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alphabet Weekends

AUTHOR: The-Glory-Days

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:Bored with their dismal sex lives, best friends Edward and Bella come up with the idea of exploring the world of sex using the alphabet for the next twenty-six weekends. What happens when things go from two friends having fun to something serious?

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Bella and Edward are the boy/girl bffs from childhood. But thats all they have ever been. Friends. But now that neither is getting any, they decide to make a game of it to satiate their needs. But of course such an intimate game leads to the development of deeper feelings.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Chapter 2: V is for Vampires - This is the night they use the first letter. and my god can this woman write lemons! This fic won an award for its lemons!! and rightly so!

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 24: Fuck all the rules! Fourteen to go - Well the title of the chapter gives some of it away...but this is where B and E really come together
The ending to Chapter 28 is pretty damn good too!

FINAL THOUGHT: Edward and Bellas relationship is so cute and comfortable and really they are great friends first. No tension whatsoever until they start their sordid little game. This is a smutty FF but its cute and witty too! I love witty banter! =D

Oh, look. Another top ten for me. I stumbled upon AW in the beginning of my adventure into fanfiction. The description by the author attracted my attention. And uhm, yeah. Caught me hook, line, and sinker. 

Chapter that sucked me in? Chatper 2- V is for Vampires. OH MY GOD!! I love vampires. And the role playing in this chapter is perfect. Right down to the hopping up from a chair with super speed. And the sex? Well, yeah. Fuckhawt.

Here's the thing, this story is ripe with lemons. But none of them are the same. Every single one is different. Even the way they feel when the reach orgasm is fresh. And the gradual increase of emotions from Edward and Bella is written very well. I hate, hate, hate a dull and monotonous pursuit of lemons. You won't find this here. 

It's coming to an end and this makes me sad. I am very, very jealous of ABCElla because she gets ABCWard and his swagger is so sick. He's funny and cocky and charming and sensitive and hid bedroom skills leave NOTHING to be desired. I love the way he is so in tune to her. You just know he gets her. The things he remembers is like he was storing them up from the day he met her because he knew they'd be together forever. 

Femme Docs and Kevlar Knights

FIC/LINK: Femme Docs and Kevlar Knights

AUTHOR: A Cullen Wannabe

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:Bella is a first yr medical intern who was raised by her brother Emmett and his friends after their parents died when she was 16. When a night in the ER turns dangerous can her boys, now members of the best SWAT team in Chicago save her?

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Bella has known Edward for four years being that he's one of her brothers best mates. Bella and Emmett go it alone after their parents die and all of Em's mates, also his SWAT colleagues look out for her. Both have a strong attraction for one another but neither has acted on it due to the 4 year age gap. But now both are adults, living and working in dangerous settings. Dangers which catch up to them and make life a living nightmare.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: The Prologue - You will want to keep reading to see the prologue play out!

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 29: The Angels Kiss - OMFG!! This chapter is E P I C!! It switches between 3 POV and reads like a script to a climatic movie scene! So freaking amazing!!!

FINAL THOUGHT: This fic reads like a TV drama series! Its so good! Its Greys Anatomy mixed with the SWAT movie(the Colin Farrell one...). The fic slows down around the 40th chapter though...
and this should entice you...theres McDreamy, McSteamy and McCreamy working with Bella ;)
Its not a very smutty fic but the drama is really good!

EDIT: THe story is now complete with only the epi and some outtakes to go. Im excited for the epi cos it will jump ahead fifteen years! The final five or so chapters of this fic were AMAZING! If you like watching crime dramas like Bones and The Closer, this is a fic for you!! and the last three chapts are pure FLUFF but its so good! It left me all gushy, and smiley at the end...Im feeling very content but sad this is ending :(

Hydraulic Level 5

FIC/LINK: Hydraulic Level 5

AUTHOR: Gondolier

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:Critics hailed Edward Cullen’s novels as “masterful” and "brimstone beauty"--a genius of our time. Eh. I gave him my heart when I was four…and still, he left me for his stupid vampire books. Now he's an NYC elite...and I have extreme sports in Forks, WA.

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Bella and Edward are divorced and have only seen each other 4 times in the past seven years. But with his sister getting married it is inevitable that the two must see each other again. Considering the bride is Bellas ex-sister-in-law. Bella still has no answers for why the marriage ended seven years ago. Both are confused and hurt. living separate, successful lives but can life without love equal success?

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Chapter 3: Confluence - The realationship and interraction between B and E is so heart breaking and so intriguing. You can feel the pull of love but there is a barrier stopping the connection. Heartbreaking!

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 17: Roostertail - The truth about everything is laid out and its a heart wrenching chapter and answers so many questions!

FINAL THOUGHT: The fic is pretty much ALL BPOV where we only see EPOV through the extracts of his new book he's writing which is more a memoir/autobiography. I am completely sucked in to this fic! It makes you laugh so so much but is so heartbreaking as well! This is up there with Wide Awake for me. I just LOVE the character profiles in this fic! So so good!

FYI: The prologue will confuse the shit out of you. But keep reading and you will get it after a few more chapters!

So I started to read this off of a rec by a few people and I have to agree that the prologue confused the shit out of me and I almost didn't continue reading. However, I did and I really enjoy this story. In my honest opinion, I wish it updated more. But as an author, I understand that sometimes it isn't possible. 

You just want these two to get together. To have it work out. I am NOT a crier and I may or may not have cried a few times reading this fic. I think chapter 24: Hung Up might be my favorite chapter in the story. The cave dwelling or whatever it's called is surprisingly erotic and being stuck in a tent with Edward during a torrential storm is very alluring. The fact that he's willing to do these crazy things with Bella because it's something she enjoys is heartwarming. And he's opening up to her. Letting her in on some very deep issues that he has. 

I literally cross my fingers every time I get an update just praying it goes well for them. So far, so good I think. 


FIC/LINK: Fourteen

AUTHOR: Crimsonmarie

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:High school is brutal. It's even worse when you're not a size two. Worse than that? Having a major crush on the biggest, hottest jerk in high
school. Even worse than that? Being paired up with him for a science project.

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: It another one where Edward is the hot popular guy of the school (lets face it, who doesnt like this Edward) and Bella is the social outcast. In this fic its because she is deemed 'overweight' where shes a size 14. Having being paired as Lab partners they are forced to spend a lot of time together but just because they're forced together doesnt mean the chemistry is forced too. Now the two have to navigate the dramas of high school to be together.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Chapter 4 - Bella and Edward have a private chat but not before the WHOLE school realizes that the school Prince has gone off with the ugly duckling of the school. Tongues go-a-wagging as everyone pounces on the newest scandal at school.

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 9 - Shit hits the fan and poor Edward doesnt know what hit him in the face!

FINAL THOUGHT: This is a super short fic finishing with a total on 14 chapters. Which includes a really good Epi and a few outtakes to come. Its a real nice one to read through quickly as it wont do your head in as you try to figure out the plot.

Emancipation Proclamation

FIC/LINK: Emancipation Proclamation

AUTHOR: Kharizzmatik

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT:Edward grew up in a life of money, power, & respect. Isabella was born into slavery-has never known another way. Their worlds collide & neither will ever be the same again. Will he give her freedom? Can he bear to ever let her go?

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Modern day America and in the Mafia, you can still have slaves. Bella is bought into the Cullen household to care for the Cullen boys. One of whom is the harsh, blunt Edward. Together they learn a different side of themselves they never knew existed and face the challenges that come with being in the mafia. Where the loss of a challenge equates to a loss of life.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Honestly...Chapter 1! Just the concept of slavery in modern day America blows my mind. Its so intriguing and really emotional to know that Bella knows absolutely nothing about the outside world. It opens ur eyes to how scary our world truly is.

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Every effing chapter but for me it was Chapter 50: Tangled Web.

This chapter had me screaming and squealing through twitter for a solid 2 days!! It was INTENSE!!!

FINAL THOUGHT: The author can write like crazy! Im talking 15K chapters! But you never feel that they are too long because you just want to keep reading! You will laugh, cry, get emotional everywhere. FYI: theres a particular driving scene in 43. that has me PMSL just remembering reading it!

FYI 2: Ill kill you if you read this review and still dont go to read the damn fic!!

It is entirely impossible for me to have a final thought on this fic. I am not a ranking person. I feel that there are too many great things in this world, known and unknown, to go around assigning ranks of importance. However, that logic gets blown away with Emancipation Proclamation (EP). It is, without a doubt, my number one fanfiction choice. 

I've said it before, I am an Edward sympathizer. I cannot think of a fic where I have not wanted to cause Bella bodily harm at some point. EP is also the only fic where I have yet to want to kill Bella at any point (and we are now on chapter 62). She can't help her situation and I feel that is handled very well. You can't help but find her naiveté and eagerness endearing. My favorite thing about Bella is that as little as she knows about the world, she is sure of Edward, or MPW (Mafia Princeward) as he has been affectionately named, and what he means to her. She does not doubt what she means to him at any point. Refreshing? Uh, yeah. 

Edward...hmmmm. What do I say? Please come over and sweet talk me in some Italian while we shotgun in between swigs of Grey Goose and then...we'll let the night take it's course. I'm glad he's finally 18, because I felt bad about my sinful thoughts for quite a while. But seriously, Edward is very cocksure about himself. He's intelligent and impatient, he's passionate about the things he loves. He's talented and gifted in a lot of ways, but people tend to see his tough exterior more than anything. And poor baby, he has so many issues to be so young and privileged.

The narrative between Edward and Bella is very distinctive. A lot of times in ff, you can't sense the distinction, but you can in EP. And it's not because Edward swears and Bella doesn't. Bella's purity is very prevalent in her narrative. As well as her inquisitive nature. Edward's internal struggle to grow into a self-sufficient man is very dominant. He's more humble than he appears on the outside. 

I loved EP from chapter 1, even with my squeamish nature. But when asked to pick a chapter that stands out I have to say the combo of 17: Punishment, 18: Despair and Hope and 19: Secret Sorrows, but I'm not telling you why. If you start now, you can reach that point by tonight and agree with me.

Also, I love both Emmett and Carlisle in this fic as well. Carlisle is seriously misunderstood and Emmett is like the perfectly, annoying older brother.  

Just Wait

FIC/LINK: Just Wait
AUTHOR: InstantKarmaGirl

HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES IT: In a world saturated by vices, Bella is forced to move in with her father to avoid the repercussions of her past deeds. But after she meets the socially withdrawn adopted son of the town's doctor, will she allow herself to open up and heal?

HOW I DESCRIBE IT: Rebellious teen Bella moves to Forks to live with her dad. Here she meets the socially secluded Edward with a past as torn as hers. After being paired together, the two try to understand one another and survive the woes of high school life.

CHAPT THAT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Chapter 1: The characters are really different to other fics Ihave read. Edward is the loser of the school and Bella is really rebellious teen!

CHAPT THAT IS EPIC: Chapter 17: Faramir's Wildflower. You get a really good look into the heads of Edward and Bella and their communication picks up a bit...very progressive chapter

FINAL THOUGHT: Pot smoking, car stealing, Jake-f*cking Bella drives me insane! But her rebellions just draw you in. Shes blunt and knows what she wants. Edward is the loser of the school and its super facinating to see B and E interact. This is a definite need to read fic!