|Reviews for The Heart Has Reasons|
| YourPontmercyFriend chapter 1 . 6/2/2013
I hadn't ever thought much about Jehan/Joly but I love this, wow. Very well written and I love the scientist and the romantic being together. Joly's hypochondria is present but it doesn't dominate his entire character, which is a relief.
| Almost an Actress chapter 1 . 3/23/2013
This story was "brilliantly beautiful." I have no words! LOVE!
| prish chapter 1 . 3/10/2013
Oh wow, this is lovely. Your Joly is the best.
| Cascaper chapter 1 . 2/20/2013
...I sat here in a happy dream for several minutes after finishing this. It is actually sublime. I cannot wait to read your other romantic pieces after this- but I found a stunner to start off with.
| SHRevolutionary chapter 1 . 8/29/2011
Brilliantly beautiful. :) It's amazing.
| ConcreteHole chapter 1 . 8/7/2009
First off, let me say that in no way have I ever been, or ever will be a fan of Slash Fiction, in any fandom. It is simply not my taste, and the vast majority of it is written by perverted tweens who likely need therapy.
This, however, was nothing short of fantastic.
Admittedly, I still find myself unable to get behind the pairing (I'm just too canon loyal to the books), but what you've done here has proven me wrong about Slash in general. This was incredibly well-written, well-thought out, and well-executed story. And above all else, it felt REAL.
The largest problem I have with slash (aside from the canon-stray), is it always ends up feeling like simply a reason to get the characters to fuck. Sure, occasionally they make boring, tedious, overly-disgusting-in-its-simpering-sweetness statements about the characters feelings (for no other reason than to make it appear as though its more than just an excuse to write porn), however, that is far from the case here. While their lack of skills force them to resort to the old "they loved each other so much!11", you never resort to it, because you never have to. You SHOW us how the characters feel, not simply tell us, and it pays off, becoming an almost natural progression of sorts, and one very fitting for the piece. You paint us a whole picture, leaving nowhere unfinished, and it could not have been more perfectly executed.
All the small details only prove to enhance the piece even further, and all of your obvious research and effort has more than paid off in the product. You also grasped the very essence of the characters so perfectly that not even for a moment (save perhaps the end ;)), that I found myself (as I typically do) pointing out the flaws in the characterization and the period-speech (a mammoth-sized pet-peeve of mine) - so well done.
I truly could not recommend this story more to anyone, simply as a stand alone Joly piece who, unfortunately, has been cast over almost utterly by this fandom and indeed by Victor Hugo himself. You deserve a great deal of recognition for your skills, and much more thought-out reviews than those you have received, and I truly do applaud you for your work.
Wonderful job, wonderful story, wonderful characterization...
I could go on and on, but I won't any longer. :)
Definitely added to my favs, and I'll be certain to look out for more of your work in the future!
Rest assured, you would have made V.H. proud! ;)
| Dreamsand chapter 1 . 2/5/2009
Very cute. Comparing the scientific heart and the metaphorical heart to one another. You're right, they do have something in common, without it you wouldn't be able to live!
| Across the Stars chapter 1 . 11/5/2008
aw, this is so cute!
| Marie Grantaire chapter 1 . 11/4/2008
This is beautiful. I normally don't like slash at all, but this is done so tastefully that I can't help but love it. Your characterization is amazing - not many people portray Joly as the hypochondriac he is in the book, and I love your detail.
| Orestes Fasting chapter 1 . 11/3/2008
Oh, this is beautiful. The sheer detail, the way it weaves science and metaphor together-just lovely.
"The world was far more wondrous than he had ever given it credit for- not because he could not hope to understand it, but because he could." I just about squeed my pants when I read this line.