Date: October 14, 2008 06:13 pm Title: Week's End
I've read this story numerous times, and every time I fall in love with it all over again. It is so lovely and real. The love, nervousness, and passion you so brilliantly describe is tangible and spot-on. So very hot and so very tender. After reading this, it is hard for me to imagine a different telling of their story. Oh, and how Jim wrestles with wanting to tell her that he loves her.... ohh... it kills me. So amazing.
Author's Response: Thank you, WhatAWaste. You write some of my favorite reviews. I'm glad that I struck the right note and that you find my stuff re-readable.
Date: July 17, 2008 11:41 am Title: Week's End
THAT was probably the most RIGHT feeling Post Date fic I've read. There have been really good ones but they ended right after the date, not having the benefit of knowing about the ring. But you've put it all together and it feels perfect. I really, really enjoyed this. And Jim and Pam's first night together is the best I've read. Plus the line about Pam's panties being soaked INSTANTLY made this a fave...lol... great stuff.
Date: June 14, 2008 09:41 am Title: Week's End
I've read this about five times now, but realized I didn't review! What is going on with me? Add me to your fan club, Talkative. I'm loving this universe that you've created for our dear duo. Can't wait to see what's coming up next...*coughs* wedding story.
Date: June 13, 2008 10:23 pm Title: Week's End
i too have pondered what that week must been like, but your version was tons better than the one i had sketched out :) i love all of the details, they just work so well. the sex was the best. not just b/c i love smut (although i do) but because you took a regular old first time sort of scene and twisted it around to bring out great new notes (like jim being good in bed but not really caring until it mattered). i just really LIKED this. great voice to this piece.
Date: June 12, 2008 04:45 pm Title: Week's End
OMG. Seriously. This story could not be better. I smiled through the whole thing, I think, giggling here and there like a crazy person all alone in my living room. I want to tell everyone I know to read this. Can you tell that I loved it? Thank you so much!
Date: June 12, 2008 01:51 pm Title: Week's End
Hi...friendly neighborhood stalker here. Just finished reading this for, like, the 137th time. First thought, why doesn't this story have a blue ribbon? Just sayin'... Second, I haven't been able to get this out of my head: "And then when I called this morning and - well..." Jim feels certain that Laura knows way too much about him. "So happy. We want to see more of you, Jim." I can't believe that I'm actually wondering about Pam's day out with her mom and what they talked about and just how much she knows about Pam's new boyfriend and how they've been spending their time. Yikes. I AM a stalker...but I assure you that I'm harmless ; )
Date: June 11, 2008 02:55 pm Title: Week's End
OK, so I'm back, as I knew I would be. This story has really kept me company today--a little oasis, if you will, in the chaos of my work day. I truly love it. So I'm moved to drop you a line because, in reviewing your profile, I see where your name originated. So thrilled to read that Talk is your favorite, because it's one of my all-time favorite fics also. In fact, I found myself thinking of Annabel Winslow and her lovely work as I was reading your fics. So, delightful news right there--had to share : ) Anyway, just wanted to thank you for making my day. Hoping to hear from you again soon, Talkative.
Author's Response: Lousy days at work suck. I'm fairly certain that fic was invented to counter the side-effects of lousy days at work. And comparing me to Annabel Winslow will get you everywhere, Nan. Thank you. :)
Date: June 11, 2008 10:47 am Title: Week's End
Okay, this is going to be a marathon review (possibly in multiple parts), because there was so much to like about this story. Here goes:
The whole sexy flashback to Katy and Karen? Very hot. The sleight of hand line -- perfect. And then the contrast to his insecurity with Pam: But this - maybe he hadn't done this before. Good god, woman.
How he whispers "wait, wait, wait"? Oh my.
Love the NuvaRing line, that Jim doesn't understand the bizarre world of girls. ;-)
The phone conversation with mom? Classic.
And finally, for this half of the review: The "Gorgeous" "You heard me" "Gorgeous" "Don't fish" dialogue was hilarous. It reminded me of 16 Candles (dating myself, there) when Jake Ryan goes to Mollie Ringwald's house and he and the exchange student have the "Married?" "Married!" "Married?" conversation.
Okay. I'm done for now, but I seriously love everything this story chooses to be. Everything.
Author's Response: I think that wendolf should receive some sort of Queen-Hell MTT Reviewer Dundie. Who's with me?! I wonder what it means that about 75% of what you picked out to quote are things that I added within the last 24 hours before I posted yesterday? Maybe it's all downhill from here? I'm very touched/flattered by the attention you've paid to what I've written, wendolf. It's wonderful, really. I'm on my way over to your latest work as soon as I'm done here.
Date: June 11, 2008 08:56 am Title: Week's End
Uh-huh. That was definitely one hell of a week.
This was pure perfection. It just screams Jim and Pam, and you've really captured both characters exceptionally well. I loved all of it: the newness of everything, the nervousness (which was just realistic and perfect at the same time), anticipation, banter and love. And the fact that both of them could say so much without even saying a lot proves your amazing writing abilities. So, yeah. I'm pretty much in love with this fic...bottom line. I hope you continue to write for Jim and Pam, because you really understand them and it shows. Wonderful job!
Author's Response: All blushy over here... thank you, honey.