|Reviews for Off the Grid|
| NatesDate 6/27/12 . chapter 1
I've no idea why I didn't review this initially, but I think you've captured Ruth's voice wonderfully. This is exactly something she would do and I loved her comment about shagging a knight of the realm. One of the best lines ever! Thanks much for sharing and I'd love to see more from you (even if it is the Wes Carter goes to Hogwarts story you mentioned in a review for another story.) ;-)
| kalabangsilver 12/16/11 . chapter 1
Beautiful. Sad and happy in just the right places. Very nicely written indeed. Well done.
| Lady Pearce 6/5/11 . chapter 1
Please update! I love your storyline and want to see more!
| parttimeficwriter 4/9/11 . chapter 1
I really enjoyed this, a nice blend of playful romance and light angst. I like the idea that she wants them all to know and that she chose to do it through Jo, very fitting.
| threesummerdays 4/7/11 . chapter 1
Lovely start to this. Loved the bit of sadness mixed in with wonderful fluffy HR goodness. Can't wait for more! :)
| Novindalf 4/7/11 . chapter 1
I am so glad this is a multi-chapter, because I enjoyed every second of this and I cannot wait to read more!
My favourite bits:
His lips and tongue and hands and skin and
Dead though Jo may be, Ruth still isn't going to tell her about that.
"The point," she continues, with exaggerated patience, "is that I have spent the entire weekend having it off with a knight of the realm."
At this revelation, Harry laughs so hard that he has a coughing fit. Once he recovers himself, he says, "If the words 'and all I got was this lousy tee shirt' are about to make an appearance, I will be most displeased."
"That does suggest possibilities," she says. "Though the best knights are meant to ride bareback…."
Ruth isn't telling Jo about that, either.
Just the two of them is mostly enough.
At least, most of her knows. But a tiny, all-but-unacknowledged corner of her believes that Jo will hear, and that she will spread the word through the shadowy afterlife granted to agents when they die. Jo will tell Zaf and Adam (and poor Ben, dead before Ruth ever got the chance to meet him). Adam will tell Fiona and Ros, and somehow word will get to Danny and Colin, who will probably be surprised; they died before the spark between Harry and Ruth caught fire. No one will tell Connie, but she'll find out, and she'll do shadowy afterlife research on Ruth and decide that Ruth really isn't good enough for Harry (because despite all her betrayals, Connie did, in her way, love Harry) but that, as long as he's happy, she supposes it's acceptable. And some day, long in the future (please god let it be long in the future), Harry and Ruth will join them, and someone—probably Adam, but maybe Jo—will ask what took them so long. And maybe by then they'll have an answer.
I miss you," she says. "All of you, but you especially.
(Okay, so I've basically just quoted half the fic, but I really did love it all so much!)
| espiyo 4/7/11 . chapter 1
Really enjoyed this, but I couldn't help feeling it was rather sad that the person Ruth most wants to tell is her dead colleague.
Smiled at Connie doing 'shadowy afterlife research'!
| x-La vie en rose-x 4/7/11 . chapter 1
Oh, this was lovely. Great job on you're first fic! I do hope there's more. Cheers for posting. xx
| pro patria mori 4/7/11 . chapter 1
In a way a sad story, with a happy reason for Ruth.
Like the t shirt joke of Harrys...I've been having it off with Sir Harry Pearce all weekend. There could be a 'dare' in her wearing that somewhere! lol
Nice first fic ! :D
| more-than-words 4/7/11 . chapter 1
I love this. And your reference to 'cognitive dissonance' made me chuckle. Same thing happened to me when I first wrote Spooks fic. But anyway - great story, I hope you write more! :)
| Symphony In Blue 4/7/11 . chapter 1
I thought that was absolutely beautiful, and it's your first Spooks fic as well, that's amazing! I loved it and I would love to read more if you feel like writing it :)
(one teeny tiny thing though. Ruth isn't a Londoner by birth, she was actually born in Exeter)
| Sparky75 4/7/11 . chapter 1
A really well written story
| HRfan 4/7/11 . chapter 1
An impressive first start...thanks for writing it !