|Reviews for Faking It|
| darcy13 chapter 7 . 6/26/2009
Love the freaking out in the bathroom scene. Love the breathing like she learned to control stage fright. That's exactly what this is...stage fright. Except that she has a genuine physical attraction to Edward. That's harder to "fight."
I adore Bella's snarky thoughts-"Yes, bitch, I’m here with Edward Cullen. And I’m leaving with him, too. Yes, me. Suck it." "Hey, bitch, this may be fake but you don’t know that! He’s my date!" Beautiful. I love this Bella. Good and strong simultaneously.
This makes me curious. "It didn’t help that he was fucking flirting with her. Right in front of me. It was all I could do to stand there and stare into space and pretend I didn’t notice her simpering at him and him shooting her that crooked grin." Is this Bella's perception or is Edward going to get in trouble with his manager over the said 'flirting?'
Here's two frightening phrases-"the paparazzi explode," "some sort of paparazzi radar signal"
That whole scene between the two of them by the car was SO intense, yet neither one of them would ever own up to the fact that it honestly was driven by more than the need to perform for the cameras. What an interesting turn of events.
And it immediately has more repurcussions-" Because I really like his sister, and Jasper might just love her."
Oh I love how Bella puts all of this in perspective for Edward, "I would do anything for them, even something I hate. We’ve spent our whole lives making this music together. Now that we have our chance, I’ll do anything it takes to make sure people actually hear it.” Yet, Edward's motives are purely selfish. He must feel like pond scum.
"Okay, I was being a little hyperbolic." Hyperbolic! What a great word! What a great story this is.
And Bella cries. What an emotionally draining experience for both of them.
| darcy13 chapter 6 . 6/26/2009
"Now we were trapped together in this ridiculously awkward situation..." I can certainly understand that it's awkward, but neither of them is helping to ease it. Bella doesn't really want to be there, and Edward's pouting that she doesn't seem to really want him. It's like junior high.
"...draft off of my fame..." NASCAR reference!
Oh this is rich-"I felt cheap and dirty"-Bella makes EDWARD feel cheap and dirty. He is clueless.
"...They’ll get in your face, but they probably won’t touch you.” Things like this make you feel sympathy for celebrities.
The sunglasses conversation cracked me up. Edward was aghast that Bella had no sunglasses. That one thing so perfectly defines their characters.
Edward's kind of a prick-"We followed the gently swaying ass of the hostess..." It's so telling of his character that he defines this moment in this way.
"... nefarious deeds, but not too much privacy, so people could still see who you were with and what you were up to." Love the use of nefarious AND I love this sentence. It has a whole "Victorian porch" feel to it. Very voyeuristic.
"faux seraglio" Wow! Just wow.
"I was being sarcastic, I didn’t really expect her to answer. But she did, with perfect candor." You are defining your characters so beautifully. Just subtle layer after subtle layer of thought and dialogue.
And Bella announces that she's NOT a groupie. Awesome-"Funny, I never really imagined you as being from anyplace.”
And after the blushing I bet here's a nervous habit that Edward has never seen on a date-"Bella drew pictures in the condensation on her glass."
"Christ, was being touched by me really such an unpleasant prospect to her?" Love this line.
The "nuzzling" was awesome. Love the idea of electricity, chemistry, or whatever you want to call it. I believe in that concept. But, they're there for business.
What a tangled web. Love it.
| sweetnsassy5 chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
Great story, can't wait for any update.
| T3am Switzerland chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
I loved it. awesome.
| PoisonAngelMuse chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
such cool chap!
| mllebojangles chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
Great chapter! I love how Alice keeps Edward grounded and in touch with reality ... and I'm looking forward to seeing how the group dynamic changes when Alice (presumably) becomes a part of things. :-) Can't wait for the next chapter!
| Lillie Cullen chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
I really liked this chapter! Loved the Edward/Alice conversation. Bella talking about the hearts spinning above Jasper's head was funny!
| northGAgirl34 chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
Cannot wait for the shopping trip, should be very interesting with Rosalie there. Great chapter!
| Raven-Rach chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
I'm loving this! Very descriptive and effective writing style, really like it ]
| m0nt chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
you can totally see improvements in edwards behaviour. will jake ever be mentioned to make edward jealous?
| Unfeigned chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
I can't wait to see how the press spins what happened. There should be some amusing headlines...
I love this story
| GSRgirlforever chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
O Edward shopping with three women, this sounds interesting.
| IrisOfTheRainbow chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
A light cliffie, it's something most authers can't achieve. I personally prefer reading over writing *despite the evil story brain farts* and I don't really review much, so you better be grateful! Plus, I'm completely inept when it comes to a keyboard...
| Viola Cornuta chapter 8 . 6/26/2009
Oh goodie, now he can see her sing and realize she is indeed NOT a fame-chasing whore! Can't wait!
| PoisonAngelMuse chapter 7 . 6/25/2009
such a fuckinga amzing chap
keeps getting better and better
love the famous thing