Reviews for The Game
amethyst444 chapter 2 . 12/16/2014
This story is absolutely brilliant. Every little moment-especially the button one-was perfect and just how I imagined the two of them might've expressed affection for one another before their feelings were truly out in the open. Can't wait to read the sequel!
JamesLuver chapter 2 . 7/10/2013
This was a very nice concluding chapter to the piece. I very much enjoyed the way that the game progressed throughout, and how each time they were pushed further and further to their limits. It was great to see them trying to get one over on each other in such a teasing, playful manner. Their banter was crisp and wonderful to read. I found myself smiling more and more with each exchange; you write the lighthearted side of their relationship just as well as you write the more serious stuff. I loved the idea of John trying to 'defeat' Anna with the poetry, and them using the metaphor of seafaring to mean something different entirely. Him being daring enough to open the one button in the servants' hall was also great, and it was a wonderful way of showing just how much the stakes had changed over the course of the game. And the final scene with John finally giving in was just the perfect way of their growing desires boiling over. I especially liked that even after the kiss, they were still jesting with each other. I'm very much looking forward to reading the sequel.
JamesLuver chapter 1 . 7/10/2013
This is so much fun to read. It's so nice to see something lighthearted and fun despite the war raging on. I really enjoyed the premise of Anna starting it just to cheer John up, and I appreciated the subtleness of it all. That made it all the sweeter (though of course they couldn't have played it any differently due to their work!). John's transition from bewilderment to acceptance to eagerness was lovely, and I enjoyed the chapter ending on his decision to join in. And Anna's little gambits throughout were perfect. I especially liked the scene outside the church; it was very intimate and daring, but it still fit wonderfully with the mood of the piece.
abigailc chapter 2 . 1/6/2013
Wow, you evoke such feelings with just a touch. What a great job. I just love this pair. Thank you for this story.
weirdgirl42 chapter 2 . 1/3/2012
This might be the best Anna/Bates story I've read so far. The restraint matches the show's portrayal of their relationship so perfectly. Awesome job.
E.Phoard chapter 2 . 11/12/2011
Playful, yet purposefully seductive. You've captured some of their basic inner conflicts (namely, the sexual tension and whatever to do about it and the implications thereof) beautifully. That Emily Dickinson seems a bit forward though...John!
anna4bates chapter 2 . 8/6/2011
Wow such a good story, please you so have to write more! its bad enough waiting for the second series
jjbird chapter 2 . 3/27/2011
No, no, no -this can't be complete! It's been fun, clever and hot and totally within keeping with the times and characters. Like your other readers, I want more!
Novindalf chapter 2 . 3/23/2011
Another superb chapter!

Just seen that this fic is marked as 'Complete' - I really hope that's not the case, because this is so addictive and so brilliantly written )
PrettyDarkEyes chapter 2 . 3/23/2011
Oh this is fantastic - the tension and anticipation are always the most delicious aspects of romance, I think! "He settled back in bed, his mind full of ideas." What fun! Please, please write more, this is so excellent!
TheShippyQueen chapter 2 . 3/22/2011
Another amazingly charged chapter! it literally left me gasping for breath! the sexual tension, the playful games, the torment it's just incredible!

It's exactly my favourite kind of flirting!

I just loved it all! xxx
DianeM37 chapter 2 . 3/22/2011
My, oh my, what a fun game you have devised. I hope there will be more. Well done, PBCD.
SyfyRomantic chapter 2 . 3/22/2011
This is fantastic! I love the building tension brought on by hundreds of stolen looks and touches. I hope to see the rematch! Excellent story.
Seaweed Soap chapter 2 . 3/22/2011
Sigh, this was just too hot. I've read it like 4 times now - it plays so well in my head! I'm pretty sure there could be another visit to the attic? lol
augrah chapter 2 . 3/22/2011
*le sigh* Here I was, just dying from insomnia, when this arrives and sets my heart all a-flutter. Wow. This was hot! Like, seriously clothes!secks action, which is strange because they barely touch each other, really, but wow. Incendiary! I am reeling with the brilliance of your writing and this whole story. It's like I want to print it and keep it with me always! I know you said it was just a two-shot but I would LOVE more. MORE! I am greedy! Anyway, simply amazing.
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