|Reviews for Let Us Be|
| amaris12345 5/20/12 . chapter 1
very good one shot. I liked how slowly they warmed up to each other. They took the time to overcome their pasts. Alice and Edward made the mistakes and will face the consequences...and it will be of losing their loved ones. I liked it a lot...it has all the conditions to become a multi chapter story, but it works well like this too.
| GeezerWench 1/20/12 . chapter 1
Oh this was good!
A familiar device used in Jasper and Bella pairing stories, but you wrote it so well. I wanted it to go on and on.
This is the Jasper I have in my head. How did you know!
I wish I'd found this sooner.
| TrueSkye 12/9/11 . chapter 1
BEAUTIFUL! I love Jasper's refusal to leave Bella.
A fabulous, romantic story!
| PreferBrunettes 8/22/11 . chapter 1
Your story reminds me of why I started reading Jasper/Bella to begin with. Simple but complex and I loved your characterization of Jasper - so full of integrity. His interactions with Alice were so powerful in what was left unsaid.
Would love to see where Jasper and Bella are on their road of figuring out their lives together. Any chance you would write some additional chaps for this story.
Thanks for writing!
| abbymickey24 7/24/11 . chapter 1
*stands up and claps*
Simply amazing. It was beautiful and well written. I wanted to be there. I'm going to have to go see if you written anything else. And if you ever feel the need to extend this I would be a very happy camper. :)
P.s. I found this from the wordybitches website. They recced it this morning. I'm going over to thank them now for doing so.
| FellowsheepOfThePeen 7/23/11 . chapter 1
JaspersDestiny has recommended this story on our site, , in our Sunday Selections segment for July 24, 2011:
I always love getting my hands on a GOOD Jasper/Bella one shot. Why? Because it reminds me of my early days in this fandom when I had found the then-unlikely pairing, and I think about how much this fandom has grown – and continues to still grow, with new people joining every day. I imagine a new reader coming in, looking for Edward, Edward, Edward, and not knowing how to properly navigate the system (like me once upon a time), and happening upon a story like this beauty. Maybe even on a dare.
It’s simple, fairly short, angst-filled, and it doesn’t promise a love that’s all immediate and all-consuming, or even a love that defies their previous relationships. No, instead you’re given a love that, like any other love, takes time to grow and needs nurturing, a love that will have its ups and its downs.
So, yeah, I went fic diving yesterday for SOMETHING good to rec today, and I came across this story in my first go-around. Lucky, lucky me! Yes, it’s the same spin on the NM Edward-leaves-Bella-and-Jasper-decides-to-stay storyline. But it made me nostalgic for those early days. And it’s well-written. And it covers all the bases about why neither Alice nor Edward is a good partner for our protagonists. Does this mean that Jasper and Bella are perfect for each other? (In my mind, yes.) No. Their slow-to-build love is like any other love.
An imperfect love. The best kind of love. The kind of love that keeps you on your toes. The kind of love where you grow together…learning from your mistakes. Instead of running…and instead of choosing another over your “mate”, even if the reasons are strictly platonic.
If you have never tried this pairing, or if you’re new to this fandom (bonjour et bienvenue!), then I dare you now. *wink*
| MissEllen 5/27/11 . chapter 1
Oh how I wish this was more than a oneshot!
| EchoingWinter 1/8/11 . chapter 1
I love this a lot, a lot, a lot. Beautiful alone, but god do I want more of their story, their journey. Good on you with this one.
| kirifox 8/4/10 . chapter 1
I really liked the way this played out. Alice didn't love Jasper enough to be there for him, so he was right to leave her behind and start something with Bella. Bella was still sad and I hope she wasn't just settling for Jasper. He deserves better.
| yadigg132 7/17/10 . chapter 1
wow. that was amazing.
| Iceblondie 7/6/10 . chapter 1
wow that was terrific
| SomeoneDELETEthisACCOUNT 7/4/10 . chapter 1
that was amazingly written- one of the best Jasper/Bella oneshots I've ever read.
| CherBella 6/29/10 . chapter 1
Oh wow. I saw this mentioned on Twitter and I clicked on it, read the beginning and thought oh it's just about Jasper's emotions after the party. Then I saw another mention today and I thought well, it IS supposed to be a Jasper and Bella story...so I clicked again and read the whole thing and am SO glad I did! Your writing is just beautiful! The way you describe their pain, their emotions... so eloquent and real. I love that Jasper was the one apposed to leaving and that he actually stayed.
The phone call between he and Alice, where he accused her of choosing Edward and the family over him, and then when he told her to stop watching his future because she'd only get hurt...heart-wrenching but so well done!
| ahizelm 6/28/10 . chapter 1
M, this is AMAZING.
As we discussed, NM-AU fics are a hard sell, particularly if you're going to take the non-canon route, and this was astonishingly well-crafted. You took hold of all the possible holes in New Moon - all the possibilities that could tentatively make a way for Jasper and Bella to be together - and exorcised them, stretched them to create a viable option.
As the sun began to rise, Jasper turned and ran back to the house, determined to do what his brother could not. Edward had chosen fear over courage. He had denied his own desires in an effort to save someone who did not need to be saved. Jasper would find the power to be strong, to understand his own needs and the wants of others.
You know me and Jasper. You know how picky I am regarding him.
Thank you for this, even if it wasn't written for me.
happy, happy, happy sigh.
| coolbreeeze 6/28/10 . chapter 1
This was amazing.
The worst thing about it was the fact that it says "complete" I need more, immediately.
Lines that I loved:
"But please don't look into my future anymore. You'll only get hurt."
"Stop comparing me to him," he requested quietly though the need to scream out the order was there, just beneath the surface of his skin.
When she looked back up, her eyes were hard. "You haven't given me a reason not to do that."
And this line, "What happened tonight was a mistake, one that I made. If you want to cast someone out, then tell me to leave, Edward, but you can't be serious with this plan. You're punishing that girl for something she couldn't help." - should have been in NM.
Excellent story xoxo