|Reviews for Her Own Worst Enemy|
| PAM H chapter 10 . 12/1/2018
WHAT A GREAT STORY. IT WAS A SHOCK TO HAVE THE ORIGINAL BECKETT KILLED. I CRIED LIKE A BABY. LIKE I SAID, IT WAS GREAT !
| PAM HEALY chapter 6 . 11/29/2018
YOU'RE A GREAR AUTHOR AND I HOPE TO BE READING MANY MORE GREAT CHAPTERS !
| aussiecate chapter 10 . 8/7/2017
I'm doing this a little differently from my usual chapter by chapter review in favour of one long review.
Wow, you certainly know how to create an off the wall premise! Firstly you did a great job keeping two Kate Beckett's and Alexis Castle's straight, even if occassionally I had to check I had the right character in my head.
Secondly, you really do know how to make for uncomfortable reading at times. I think you making Alexis so hostile towards Beckett was more realistic than her apparent nonchalance during S8, but it wasn't pleasant to read. Adding Serena into that mix just made it even more unsettling. Poor Beckett she couldn't win on any front in these circumstances, but you did come from a reasonable stand point given her walking away from Rick. I felt you captured the essence of all the characters really well, even Kate. I had similar feelings as Beckett at the onset.
I did like the way you brought both versions of Kate/Beckett together to have them save Rick - I still can't believe you had Beckett sacrifice herself. I did not see that coming and you made me cry at work! I'm glad in time Kate and Rick could find a way to be together.
Jackson certainly stayed true to type! Bracken's end was very messy. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that, but a little part of me isn't sympathetic.
You balanced all that with the lovely moments with Rick and Alexis in Kate's dimension.
At least that was a little brightness in what otherwise was a pretty dark, but ultimately compelling tale. You brought up some very insightful ideas about Beckett's motives that hadn't occurred to me previously, so thank you for that too.
Once again you had me hooked from the get-go. I'm tackling With Intent next :)
| nelope34 chapter 10 . 4/18/2017
The concept of this story was so great and I commend the way you carried it out without it seeming cheesy or childish. I really do think it was well written and I enjoyed it. The ending was shocking to me but it added a new angle to explore and new challenges to face. I also liked the concept of "starting a new" however I have to admit that after Castle ended the way it did (a small clip jammed into the end, almost like and after thought, that didn't do them justice) I still have a fan girl part of me that wanted Castle and Beckett to still get their ending in this story...
| tanyapotter chapter 10 . 3/27/2017
Wow. That was unexpected. Wish it had a tragedy tag attached to it, because fighting the ugly tears while on public transit was not fun. Had to look at kitten pictures to re-ground myself. Keep doing what you are doing! It's fantastic.
| islandjamie chapter 9 . 12/7/2016
I cannot support or enjoy ANY fic where Kate Beckett dies
I don't care how many spares there are
| The Muse of Apollo chapter 10 . 11/21/2016
This is so depressing, so terribly sad, just so...so...good.
I've long held that Coming Clean was your best story. The lawyer OC you have in that story was and is a fav of mine. (of course your first two stories are classics as well).
But this one. This one blows it out of the water in terms of excellence. The twists and turns, how it ends, the emotional attachment the readers have to both Kates, just makes it so so so good. I love my angst, and I think I write it pretty well (though not as well as you), but this was just so...just wow. Blown away.
Seriously man, I want to be you when I grow up.
I'm going now to write some Castle fanfic for the first time in ages. You've inspired me.
I've read the first two chaps of your newest, and they're good. I didn't have a chance to review, though.
| The Muse of Apollo chapter 9 . 11/21/2016
Grown men don't cry. Grown men don't cry. Grown men don't cry.
Dammmit. I'm crying.
| The Muse of Apollo chapter 6 . 11/21/2016
First off, holy twist Batman!
Second, the Archer reference was amazing.
And yes I'm just reading this story now. The inclusion of Alexis as a main character turned me away when it was first published.
As a bystander the empathy I feel for both Kate's is going to be hard to reconcile at the end. Whoever loses is going to make me sad, prohibiting a truly happy ending. But I'll still be interested in seeing how it ends.
| elaesela chapter 10 . 9/23/2016
I'm still crying for this purpose. Damn this is hard very hard. And I can't imagine life Richard Castle without her Kate Beckett able but if I have to believe she chose to lose his life for him. I'm ocean of thears
| mjc chapter 1 . 7/3/2016
I actually like this story very much and appreciate the creative way you chose. So many thoughts about this past season - from the showrunners choices initially to the ABC debacle at the end. I wish I had answers. I am very happy though that you continue to write Castle stories, thank you! Can't wait to see where you go here.
| Deb838 chapter 10 . 6/4/2016
Wow! Great story. It really touched me & left me feeling sad that Beckett had died, but I enjoyed how you played this out. I think my favourite moment was also when Castle met his other Alexis - very emotional.
| codedriver chapter 10 . 5/22/2016
my only disappointment is how their future played out and how someday the come clean with the boys and Lanie.
Otherwise I really enjoyed the story and how they were finally getting together...a maybe we at least need a honeymoon where this couple finally gets together
| The-KLF chapter 10 . 5/22/2016
I've taken a day to come back to review this story. I don't know how to feel about it. On the one hand, superlative writing and wonderful storytelling. On the other, major character death - sort of? You have confused and vexed me, sir, but I think I like it.
| thetrueseekeroftruth chapter 8 . 5/13/2016
Simply amazing ending to an amazing story! Thoroughly enjoyed and yes, it broke my heart too; tears flowed freely, I admit. Think that you have everyone mostly in character. The final text is very Beckett, and a great touch, though very sad. One thing though, I would have liked to have read first person statements from Kate as opposed to only Rick's perspective of recollection. From "Frozen Heat", that we do not know where and when our stories end, only where they begin. This AU reality might make a good launching point for other fanfic stories. Just saying...Until next time...But cannot wait. :)