|Reviews for A Bride For Booth|
| love2loveu38 R5Family 10/9/12 . chapter 15
I really enjoyed this story and let me say that it really touches your heart when you read it . I know that it did for me because when it comes to reading a good story you really need to keep your readers wanting to know more and wanting more and I believe that you got it down packed in this story . Great Job!
| Guest 8/19/12 . chapter 15
A wonderful story. I love how they found their way back to their old was a very engaging read!
Nice work :)
| breakfastmakesmeawesome 6/26/12 . chapter 12
Coma dream! Going into the living room to get away from Elizawhatsherface! Keep gong Booth, keep going...you'll get there. Eventually!
Great story; this is my second read on this one on yours. Lots of great points.
| JenE 5/7/12 . chapter 15
3rd reread. Still love it.
| notjustpartners 7/12/11 . chapter 15
Really good story. Nice and angsty but with a happy ending, good job!
| iRONiCGiRL91 5/20/11 . chapter 14
Just reread it, it was definitely Favorited with good reason 'cause I loved it just as much as I did the first time!
| Kizabeth 10/18/10 . chapter 15
This was a really great story... sad at times but still great. I hope there will be a sequel, and I find it kinda funny how a lot of things you've written have sorta been on the new episodes of Bones (like Hannah says 'fake it to make it')
| luckywynner86 10/3/10 . chapter 15
Totally worth the angst!
| Marcus S. Lazarus 9/29/10 . chapter 15
Interesting bit of work you’ve got here, I have to admit (Although you could use more contractions in the first few chapters than you do).
Not only do you create a VERY interesting opening chapter- Booth with obvious physical injuries and Brennan engaging in some SERIOUS self-analysis-, but the subsequent developments as Booth moved away from the Jeffersonian and the team raised some particularly interesting questions about what happened while they were away...
Admittedly, you answered those questions promptly, but it was still interesting to think about how they reached that point; I definitely agree with Angela’s assessment of Booth’s relationship with Elizabeth as being based more on ‘Florence Nightingale Syndrome’ than any REAL feelings, particularly given that he seemed to think about his relationship with her more than he thought about her.
As for Booth himself...
You definitely created an interesting picture of his mental state at this point in his life; PTSD combined with his feelings for Brennan to the point where he was trying to move on from her and the life he’d lived with her based more on his self-hatred at his own self-perceived failures to be a good man according to his standards (His focus on the people he’s killed rather than the people he saved makes it pretty clear that he had DEFINITE issues at this point in his life), although Brennan’s own inability to cope with her feelings for HIM definitely wouldn’t help matters...
As far as the character of Elizabeth went, I’m just amazed it ever lasted as long as it did; I might not have LIKED the idea of Booth being even interested in someone other than Brennan, but in the end, just as Sully never understood ‘Bones’ (He got ‘Tempe’, but ‘Tempe’ is only a part of who Temperance Brennan is as ‘Bones’), the fact remained that Elizabeth never came across as someone who really understood who BOOTH was.
Unfortunately, you kind of let the relationship down by making Elizabeth TOO unlikeable (That was Sully’s main ‘bonus point’, in my opinion; if you ignored the fact that he was with Brennan when she ‘should’ be with Booth, he wasn’t actually a bad guy).
Putting aside her still having feelings for her dead husband, I never got the impression that Elizabeth properly understood what motivated Booth to do anything, with her simply accepting what he showed her without making any real EFFORT to connect with him, while Brennan understood what he was about from the beginning even when she didn’t fully believe in his primary motivation (She didn’t believe in the concept of that ‘cosmic balance sheet’ but she still expressed a willingness to help him deal with it).
Add in her decision to make such presumptions as the idea that Booth was interested in Brennan only because he couldn’t have her, or thinking that she knew Booth after nine months better than Brennan would have known him after over five years- to say nothing of acting like she knew what Brennan was like after a few minutes in her company without considering that Booth MIGHT have seen something different after so many years with her (Her decision to come back after the engagement ended just clinched it for me)-, and I just didn’t see anything actually ‘likeable’ about that woman.
You had an interesting- if briefly-described- case for Booth and Brennan to investigate, and their final realisation as they accepted their feelings for each other was definitely effective, but I just didn’t really see Elizabeth as being even CLOSE to an actual ‘threat’ to the relationship...
Still, I agree with your assessment at the conclusion; here’s hoping things end better for the Booth/Brennan relationship THIS season compared to how they ended last year, eh (Personally, I’m thinking that Hannah’s just going to turn out to be Booth’s Sully in the end; a good partner for him, but nowhere NEAR as good as Brennan)?
| LeelooStar 8/17/10 . chapter 15
Read it all yesterday! Brilliant work )
| Kayla 8/15/10 . chapter 15
I really enjoyed this! It was professional level writing but still so personable and endearing. I think you NAILED the characters, they sounded like them (in their heads and in dialogue) throughout the story. I LOVED Brennan's confession of love and Booths response! That moment in particular stuck out to me as so quintessentially them:) This was just overall very well-written, not overly sacharine (but definately enough:), and some lovely darkness in the beginning as well. Thx for sharing!
| aliasjems 8/10/10 . chapter 15
Lovely ending and so fitting for a sequel! :)
You never said who Brennan sent the email too? AND OMG Salt is still alive in the "book".
Totally loved this fic. Very interesting BB journey. Well written.
| aliasjems 8/10/10 . chapter 9
I just wanted to pause at this point and do a mini review. I started reading this fic today on my phone (hence why I haven't left a review on earlier chapters) and now I'm home and on my laptop I am reading on a larger screen so I can reeeeally into it.
I am totally loving this story. What you have done to Booth and his character feels so very raw ... so real! I am amazed how much I'm enjoying him suffer (not in a sick way but just that I'm loving the story).
Brennan feels so switched on too. And so honest and there for Booth. I'm loving it.
I totally loved that Cam had a go at Booth in this chapter. It felt right that it is her who can push him and be mean when required because he'll forgive her in the end as a good friend should.
Can't wait to see where BB are heading. :)
Thanks for posting and writing. Really loving this fic.
| lola232424 8/7/10 . chapter 15
I enjoyed this story, and was wondering if you would be writing a sequel to this?
| beesnbears 8/3/10 . chapter 15
Well, I wasn't going to leave a comment until I read McRose's admitting she was not much of a Bones follower. I'm not either, but I think I will be now. I guess the few episodes I have watched I just didn't get. Now, I get it!
Love your writing Liz. Always such a pleasure!
I'm off to read your latest... :)