Reviews for Empty Glamour
LouiseKurylo chapter 9 . 1/3/2015
The whole story nicely plumbs the subterranean depths of desire and self-delusion. Thanks.
ThranduilsDaughter chapter 8 . 3/28/2011
This chapter is so cute. I love L/M fluff and this was perfectly in character. Love Mashburn kissing her belly *.*

To answer another user's review here why Mashburn dated all those women when he still loved Mary.

Well some men try to get over their broken heart while dating/marrying a lot of other women to forget her. And that's what Mashburn did. I assume he dated all those bimbos because he knew they couldn't break his heart like that again (because they were just dumb and wanted his fame and money). And that doesn't make him a bad person at all, it actually makes him more heartbroken than an actual heartbreaker.

You can't compare him with Jane in this departement. jane lost his wife and child to a serial killer so of COURSe he his faithful to his wife.
shepweir always chapter 8 . 1/10/2011
I just want to tell you that your MASHBURN is so powerful that I can't wait till he makes another appearance. I love Lisbon being with someone and a charming handsome billionaire is not a bad choice. This was such a romantic chapter. Sharing Mashburns's

deep feelings for the lovely Theresa through his reflecting on their time together was beautiful. I hate to see this story end. It was very well done. Every chapter was like watching a well crafted episode of the Mentalist. Cool how you included the television appearance as a reason for Walter to get in touch with Theresa again. A well thought out plot line all the way through.
shepweir always chapter 7 . 1/10/2011
Wow I didn't expect that bit about Jane being the empty glamour but it actually makes perfect sense. This was a great way to show how the two men are alike yet at the same time very different. I wish that Patrick had been more jealous because I am a major Jisbon fan but I also can't help but love Mashburn and Lisbon moments. Thanks

for putting a completely different interpretation on the wild night of passion. Your Jane thoughts are so true to Jane. I must tell you I am extremely impressed.
Jisbon4ever chapter 9 . 1/8/2011
It was nice reading this again. :-) Oh Jane! Thanks for writing this story. I really did enjoy reading it.
Alydia Rackham chapter 9 . 1/8/2011
Haha, interesting conclusion he's talked himself into, isn't it? And that whole conversation between himself and "Angela" is VERY plausible-I've used such a thing before, and called it "A conversation between mind and heart." Jane was very obviously playing the role of the "mind," and Angela was the "heart." :) In fact, I've used it on myself, sorting out both my thoughts and emotions by writing them down...and it DID turn into a rather heated argument, haha! So this was delightful to read. Very, very intriguing. Actually, the entire fic has been really good, very well-thought-out. :) Oh, and thank you for the mention at the top! :) You're a very good writer, and you've got a great handle on these characters. :D I will enjoy reading more from you! :)
LittleMender chapter 8 . 12/26/2010
This got better with each chapter. The pillow talk was so sweet as well as in character-very easy to imagine Lisbon and Mashburn saying just those things. And you were very good at weaving dialogue from the episode into what you created for the fic.

Please do write some more-as much as you can work them in around all of the other things you've got going on in your life!
Jisbon4ever chapter 8 . 12/26/2010
Awe... I want Walter back. (How do u expect me to hate him? lol) Walter is so cute and sweet. I would love to see more Lisburn. The way you wrote him was perfect and I think that's how he felt. They do make a good couple. (Jisbon too. Hard to pick now.) I really love your writing. Thanks and Happy Holidays. xoxo
Jisbon4ever chapter 7 . 12/17/2010
I love reading Jane's pov. It's always so interesting getting a glimpe of what is inside his head. And I like that he, for once couldn't read her like he usually can, or himself for that matter. This was such a great chapter. I also like the friendship between Jane and Walter. Good job. :D
Helzy chapter 7 . 12/17/2010
Great chapter. In a way I think this was one of the most important chapters because it shows Jane coming to terms with his feelings for Lisbon and as a result he is kind of forced into self reflection. That was a really good update- talk about making a girl happy :D
Alydia Rackham chapter 7 . 12/17/2010
I had to be paying attention during this chapter-as I usually do when Jane is talking, because it's all full of important detail. And I agree with Jane when he believes he cannot read himself-or won't, because he's so driven to get Red John and won't alow anything else into that top spot in his priority list. I do think, however, that he is being hard on himself concerning his comparison with Mashburn (which isn't all that out of character). Jane plans to commit murder someday, so he naturally elevates other people who aren't planning to do that-but even through your excellent portrayal of Mashburn, I am unsatisfied that he would be a good man for Lisbon. He is not a good man. And that bit about trying to get his first love back (whether it's true or not) ought to have made a difference to Lisbon. If she believed his heart was that faithful...then why would he go marrying all these dreadful, sexy women? Haha, I suppose I hold these men up to the models of Heathcliff and Colonel Brandon, etc (and Jane fits that description, actually...) and so I'm not impressed with Mashburn. I am a little sympathetic (ONLY because of your writing!) but I hope he stays away. Overall, a well-constructed chapter, in a great conversational style! :D Nicely done. :)
Helzy chapter 6 . 12/13/2010
I really really like this. I like the subtlety and I think it's moving along at a great pace. I can't wait for the next chapter :)
LoZDCMVGfan chapter 6 . 12/11/2010
Loving it
shepweir always chapter 6 . 12/10/2010
This is such a great perspective on the night Lisbon spent with Mashburn. I think you are right. Rigsby really is more romantic than Van Pelt. She wasn't willing to give up her job for Wayne but he was willing to give up his for her. He truly knows what loving

someone really means. I am so glad you added this chapter because I can see the three of them trying to decide what to do about the

Jane and Lisbon situation. And as a major JISBON fan I agree with Wayne there is definitely a future relationship there. Let Jane bring down Red John so then he can be with the woman he loves his Lisbon.
Alydia Rackham chapter 6 . 12/10/2010
WOW! You handle dialogue like a pro! Each person sounded EXACTLY right! I could especially hear Cho's voice in my head. I can really tell that you've been re-watching episodes and doing your homework, because I feel like I'm watching one. Very cute VanPelt/Rigsby, and of course I love the fact that you mentioned Cho's dimples! You don't see those often! :) Anyway, this stuff just keeps getting better and better, and I eagerly await the next bit!
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