|Reviews for Playing for Keeps|
| Katzura chapter 7 . 6/15/2014
Hey, just stumbeled across it and thought I'd give it a try. I had not expected to be this entertained. It is a fantastic story and I laughed so much I believe my neighbours must think me crazy. Thank you for this lovely wonderful piece.
| anonymous.individual chapter 7 . 8/12/2010
| My-Crazy-Awesome-Sox chapter 7 . 8/11/2010
THANK GOODNESS I'm not the only one who thinks wolf pack behavior is relevant in human relationships! I feel so off when I try to explain it to other people cuz they just think I'm weird, but it totally applies! This was great! Wonderfully done
| sci-fied chapter 7 . 7/25/2010
First, using Sweets as an observer/narrator was SO fabulous. And then Booth and Brennan each seeking him out individually; it was as nerve-wracking for me as it was for him.
Then, the use of wolf pack mentality/behavioral attributes was simply masterful. I have extensively studied wildlife biology myself, so I was cheering as I read Brennan's lecture to Sweets on the behavioral workings of a pack. And then watching that become woven into their case and subsequent conversations...just, wow.
Finally, I take into account the fact that this story is very well written...and I find that it must be added to my favorites! You are a far beyond average writer.
A wonderful story.
| Phosphorescent chapter 7 . 2/25/2010
This is a fascinating look at our favorite pair through several different sets of eyes. And what a unique perspective you've given us! I hadn't much thought about the Booth/Bones relationship on these levels until now; beyond the wolf pack analogy, of course, it's always fun to see the two of them playing with poor Sweets.
| deedo2313 chapter 7 . 12/25/2009
Sweet and fun B&B stuff mixed with Sweets' observations! I really liked the wolf pack analogy, too, very interesting concept and startlingly fitting for most of the group's interactions.
I enjoyed it very much, thank you!
| Smittenwhenbitten chapter 7 . 9/26/2009
This was brilliant - loved it. Just how much research did you do into wolf behaviour? Fantastic job!
| Wildfire chapter 7 . 9/20/2009
Wonderful story! I've always found that studying human group interaction can be well explained by looking at pack behaviour, especially that of intelligent and complex creatures like wolves, but I've never before seen someone go into such depth in an analysis like this. Bravo!
| mendenbar chapter 2 . 4/26/2009
This is so true, Booth IS brilliant and only Gordon Gordon seems to be on to him.
| JLo10131121 chapter 7 . 3/26/2009
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Engaging and enticing dialogue that grabs the reader and doesn't let go. I love you for trying a different POV, especially Sweets because most people have a hard time writing him and especially writing from HIS perspective. I know I do. I loved the analogy between the alpha male and female pair and B&B. Very appropriate. You do realize I'm now going to have to rewatch the episodes to see this, don't you? lol
| Mary91 chapter 7 . 3/20/2009
wow, really nice story. Until I read the last chapter, I hadn't guessed that they planned it. Of course I should have, because its Booth and Bones, but it was a very nice idea. I liked the comparison about wolfs, as well as your characterization of Sweets. I really, really like stories who include him. ( so hopefully you will continue the pain in the therapist soon)
| crazeeria chapter 7 . 3/11/2009
i loved this story! It was so original and using the pack mentality as a parallel was really interesting! Your work was really quite brilliant!
| foxtrotroad chapter 7 . 1/24/2009
LOVED IT! Your stories are such a pleasure! Eloquence, without cliche - dynamite combination!
| Morkhan chapter 7 . 1/8/2009
LOL. They *so* played him. Oh, Sweets. You may be smart for your age, but you're just too young to hold a candle to the BB dynamo. I love how they totally 'inducted' him into the pack and made him feel all warm and fuzzy. So horribly manipulative, but Sweets flippin' loved it and they knew it. Haha... usually, the way BB is done is melodramatic, cliche, and extremely annoying (in fanfic, at least), but in this story I not only tolerated it, but LOVED it. So definite kudos on that one. Nicely done!
| Diva0789 chapter 7 . 12/21/2008
oh wow...a new twist on an old story...i love the pack mentality. very well written and original. its my new favorite bones fic!