|Reviews for Lingerie|
| Harmne chapter 22 . 12/13/2013
LOL, I like the way this ended, coming full circle for Steph - from lingerie buyer to bounty hunter back to lingerie buyer!
| basketcse chapter 22 . 11/16/2013
Really good writing. Good story.
| Halle Alexis chapter 11 . 9/23/2013
Oh, Stephanie... what have you gotten yourself into? I can't wait to read more!
| Halle Alexis chapter 7 . 9/22/2013
It keeps getting more interesting, and I can't wait to find out more!
| Halle Alexis chapter 1 . 9/22/2013
This is an interesting start. I really like your writing style and I'm looking forward to reading more!
| Silver chapter 22 . 9/11/2013
Cool story! You are a talented writer... What other stories have you wrote? Anyhow, I just wanted to say I enjoyed reading this story!
| alix33 chapter 22 . 8/9/2013
"Lula, Connie and I hosted a bridal shower for Grandma. I regifted my lingerie collection to her with the exception of the La Perla bustier and garter belt. I'd wrapped that in silver foil paper and put a large black bow on the box. I gave the box to my dad with instructions to present it to Mom the evening after the wedding reception. They were empty nesters now and I thought the gift might jump start a new phase of their relationship." - Grandma Mazur will appreciate her part of the gift, but Helen Plum is such a priss she will likely have a conniption fit at hers.
"Her feet were encased in a new pair of white PF flyers that had been bedazzled by Lula and were tied with Chantilly lace bows." - Grandma Mazur's is the first ever weddings shoes, in RL or fics, that I actually like, hehehe.
"her lips were tinted a dark rose color she favored called 'Orgasm'. From the look on Osbaldo's face when she walked down the aisle he was going to do his best to make sure the lipstick lived up to its name." - Hehehe.
"The bridesmaids and matron of honor hadn't fared as well in the wardrobe department as the bride, although I did think I carried off the shoulder pads and puffy sleeves better than my mother or Valerie. The powder blue of the dresses was a good color for all of us. It matched the color of the sky that summer afternoon in Trenton." - Hehehe.
"I looked across the hall to see Lula and Connie waving to us. We crossed the room to sit at a table with them and their dates. Lula and Tank seemed to be communicating very well these days and Connie was spending most of her free time with Bert Bronfman." - Yay! for Connie and Lula.
"I gave up alcohol after Mr. Poughkeepsie. I'm a married woman now, I can't be bringing home stray g-strings." - Phew, nice save, Stephanie!
"I'm gonna apply for a job. I could sell underwear outta my ass." I shook my head to clear the visual." - Hehehe, yes, EW! pass me the brain bleach too.
"When the band switched from polka to salsa, Ranger and I made our way to the dance floor. He was an expert and I a novice, but as in other areas of our life we moved well together. I followed his lead and was lost in the movement and music. I thrilled as he whispered in my ear, "Time to sit down for a while, Babe, or we might have to leave early." - Yum!
"Lula put herself front and center to catch Grandma's bouquet. In a previously arranged, but unpracticed exercise, Grandma wound up and fired her bouquet in a line drive directly toward Lula. Much to everyone's amazement the bouquet bounced off Lula's cleavage and fell into the hands of a surprised Connie. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Tank's shoulders drop in relief as he exhaled. Bunchy broke out in a huge grin." - The relief in Tank's whole body language made me smile, but yay! for Bunchy and Connie.
| alix33 chapter 20 . 8/9/2013
"Howdy waited in the SUV while I ran in the bonds office and picked up the paper-work for Maria." - "paperwork" is one word.
| alix33 chapter 19 . 8/9/2013
"Joe smiled and reached down under the conference table. He placed a familiar La Perla bag on the table. "I got the okay to return this to you. Fenoglio has admitted to giving it all to you and it's no longer considered evidence in the case. See you at noon." I looked in the bag as Morelli left. All of the lingerie was there. I pulled out the Carine Gilson thong and let my hands slide over the silk. This was a nice surprise I hadn't been expecting. The thong was pulled from my fingers. Ranger dropped it back in the bag and threw the bag into the trash can. "Not in this lifetime, Babe!" "Ranger, you can't throw that out. It's thousands of dollars worth of lingerie!" "You are not wearing underwear that was given to you by another man." His arms went around me and pulled me close. "I can provide you with all the underwear you want." His expression was resolute. "Okay," I relented, "but I'm not throwing it away. I'll give it to someone who will get good use out of it." I walked over and pulled the bag out of the trash. I smiled as the plan formed." - Yay! for very possessive Ranger and I appreciate Stephanie's frugal attitude.
| alix33 chapter 18 . 8/9/2013
"My heart was breaking for Joe. He was in his uncle's house with his gun possibly drawn and I knew rumors were already circulating throughout the Burg." - Even I am feeling somewhat bad for Joe at his being the target for Burg gossip for once.
"Joe looked down the block and our eyes met. As he walked toward us I could see the tension in every step he took. I was an expert when it came to reading Joe's body language. For once I was glad all that Italian ire wasn't directed toward me," - I am glad for Stephanie too.
"While the two of you were downstairs emotionally moving, Dougie and Mooner physically cleaned out your apartment upstairs." "What!" I exclaimed. "They were supposed to move the furniture and then wait for me." "It's true, Babe." Ranger said as his arm came around me. "Dougie and Mooner are gone. Your apartment is empty except for your purse, phone and a Pleasure Treasures bag." "Which Ranger wouldn't let me open," Lester interjected. I looked at the stairs then walked over and pushed the elevator button. My head was really spinning after the fall. Mrs. Bestler had the day off so the ride to two was uneventful. I rushed through my apartment door to find it just as Ranger said. "Where are they?" I wailed. "Where's my stuff?" and I began to cry. Two hours later I was showered and mostly sober, sitting at the kitchen bar on seven. Ranger was watching me eat a peanut butter and olive sandwich and wash it down with a cold glass of milk. Dougie and Mooner and all my worldly possessions had been found at the Chambersburg Self-Storage Center. Ranger made the decision to leave my worldly possessions there so I could go through them at my leisure. I think he'd also made the decision never to hire Dougie and Mooner again." - Never mind never hiring Dougie and Mooner again, how about kicking their felonious bollocks in for their stealing Stephanie's stuff?
| alix33 chapter 17 . 8/9/2013
"She always included dessert for me and tonight was no exception. She had included a serving for Ranger as well and dessert looked suspiciously like wedding cake. We ate in an easy silence sharing smiles and occasional touches. I was remembering our lovemaking after the shower and before the dinner and I was hoping there would be more lovemaking later. I was pretty sure Ranger was thinking along the same lines. As I picked up a forkful of cake, I asked, "Is this wedding cake?" "I think it is, Babe. It's Ella's way of saying welcome to you." He took a forkful of cake and held it toward me. I opened my mouth and in an unusually playful mood he smeared it on my nose. I scooped up a piece of cake in my hand and rubbed it across his lips. I lunged forward and licked it off his face. We were kissing and cake was flying and it was fun. It was more than fun. It was erotic. It was cake and Ranger and I couldn't tell where one wonderful taste sensation ended and the other began." - Yum!
"called Ella to thank her for the cake. She came to the apartment and took away the dishes, but not before giving me a big hug." - Aw, bless Ella.
"He rolled over onto me and rested his weight on his elbows. "Was Morelli upset with our news?" "Maybe a little," I said. "It will be the talk of the Burg as soon as the talk of Grandma and Osbaldo dies down." "Good," he said. "The sooner everyone knows the better," - So the Burg gossip network IS good for something (and who the heck knew that? I certainly did not!), that is speedy spreading the news of Ranger and Stephanie's being married.
"Ella had delivered bagels, fresh fruit, and egg white omelets." - AW, bless Ella.
"Lula looked up as I walked in the door. "Which one was it?" she asked. "Whaddaya mean?" I asked back. Connie walked in from Vinnie's office. She turned to Lula, "My money's on Mr. Poughkeepsie." Lula came over to me and stared into my eyes. She turned to Connie and said, "Yeah, you might be right. I don't think it was ole Anthony and Tank would've told me if it was Ranger." "What are you guys talking about?" I asked. "Come on, Stephanie," Lula said, "It's as plain as day. It had to be a man who put that glow in your cheeks and that spring in your step. We're just trying to figure out which one. "Okay," I said. "You're right. But it wasn't Mr. Poughkeepsie or Anthony. You'd better talk to Tank about his communication skills, Lula." - Hehehe.
"She looked around and curled her upper lip back to show two blindingly white porcelain caps. There were bruises showing through her concealer under her eyes and her upper lip was grotesquely swollen. I didn't know if we were seeing the remnant of her recent face plant into concrete or the result of some new cosmetic procedure. Either way it wasn't a good look for her. "Where's Vinnie?" she asked, her gaze sweeping over Lula and me and settling on Connie. Her swollen lip and new teeth gave her a beaverish appearance and I heard a snort from Lula before she turned away." - I snorted too, from laughing so hard at how bad that Joyce looks.
"you're out on bail for reckless discharge of a firearm and there's not a court in the nation who'd think Granny was guilty of anything but self defense." - "self-defense" gets hyphenated.
I am starting to think all that bonking Dickie Orr on his and Stephanie's dining room table and bonking all the ex-husbands since have divested Joyce of any working brain cells. Senility by bonking, hehehe.
"Osbaldo was staring with strange intensity at Grandma. Joyce apparently decided it was time to cut her losses. She stepped away from Osbaldo and walked out the door muttering obscenities about crazy old women. Osbaldo looked at Grandma with a gleam in his eye. "Eddie, I didn't know you packed heat. That's a very attractive look for you and I'm feeling, well, uh, I'm feeling like we should make a stop back at Lester's apartment. Soon." Grandma giggled and slipped the safety back on. The gun disappeared into her pocketbook. She held out her hand to Osbaldo. He took it and they headed for the door. "Catch you girls later," Grandma said. "At my age when an opportunity like this comes up I've just got to grab it." Osbaldo winked at me and smiled at Connie and Lula. He bowed slightly in our direction. "Sorry to be so abrupt, ladies. Eddie's correct though. At our age we must live by the motto 'Carpe Diem'." They hurried out the door toward the Mercedes. Connie, Lula and I stood in stunned silence for a moment. Lula said, "Carpet what?" "Carpe Diem," I replied. "Seize the day." "I think they're gonna seize more than that," Lula said with a big smile." - Hehehe.
| alix33 chapter 16 . 8/9/2013
"I'll have Howdy meet us at your apartment. You can pack a bag for tonight and then tomorrow, Babe, you're moving to seven, permanently. I'll take this pen to Morelli and then meet you at the apartment. I'll call Ella and have her bring up dinner and then we'll have an early evening." His eyes dropped to my lips and I felt my nipples stand at attention. Ranger had only to look and my body responded. I was all for an early night." - Yum!
"Being married to Ranger would mean lots of changes and his shower was one I'd adjust to quickly. I felt a cool draft of air. Ranger stepped in behind me and wrapped his arms around me. There was the skittering of electricity that always accompanied his presence, and there was more. There was the tiniest seed of burgeoning joy. I turned around and pressed my wet soapy body against his slowly walking him against the wall of the shower. I was going to welcome my husband home." - Yum!
| alix33 chapter 15 . 8/9/2013
"Don't you taunt me," I shouted. "You haven't done such a good job of working toward what you want." "What do you think I want, Stephanie?" "You wanted me out of your life so you left, but you couldn't stay away. Now you're back and you want me, but only for the sex and I can't work that way. You want to take care of your responsibilities. You wanted to take care of me and my baby like you took care of Rachel and Julie, and now, Ranger, I think you want me naked. I think you have an itch and you want to scratch it!" He came at me so quickly I couldn't get away. He backed me against the wall trapping me with his body, which was in contact with mine from knees to chest. His arms were against the wall on either side of me immobilizing me completely. "You're right," he said. "I do want you, but I never wanted you out of my life. I went away to keep you safe. But I've thought about it and going away was not the answer. I can't stay away from you. I've had a change of plans. You like your life, Stephanie, and you shouldn't have to change it to have what you want." He ground his pelvis suggestively into mine. I felt him hard against me. The slow burn started again in my belly. He was so close I could feel his heart beat. "I want you more than I've ever wanted anything else in my life. I wanted you for the sex and I had you for the sex. And then I realized I wanted you for every part of you. I need you in my life. Babe, I love you and I make you this vow. I won't give you a normal life. If necessary, I will lay down my life, to keep you safe." He pulled his face back from mine. His eyes scanned my face, moving up from my lips and meeting my gaze directly. "And most importantly…I will give you babies." My heart caught in my throat as he pulled me from the wall, lowered the zipper and let my dress puddle at my feet. He cradled my face in his hands and his eyes darkened with passion. And then there was the hint of a smile. "Babe, are we done talking?" I nodded and brought his mouth down to mine." - AW!
"we went to the kitchen to forage for breakfast. As we sat at the bar eating bagels with cream cheese and fresh fruit," - Yum!
"I'll phone my family. I'll give you a little time to get used to the idea of them before I foist them on you." "Will they be happy?" I asked. "They will be very happy," he said. "My mother and grandmother have been praying rosaries for my salvation for years, and when they meet you they will know you are my salvation." - AW!
"As we left the house a long half hour later, I turned to Ranger and said, "Welcome to the Plum family." He didn't answer. He just helped me into the Turbo and headed off in a direction that was familiar to me. "You're taking me to the Tasty Pastry?" I asked. "Babe, I need a donut." - Jeez, Ranger must be in fathoms deep shock then, if he now needs a donut! It is funny as all heck, though.
| alix33 chapter 14 . 8/9/2013
"He told Terry he wanted to court you in an old fashioned way." - "old-fashioned" gets hyphenated.
EW! I KNEW there was a reason that Anthony kept creeping me out.
| alix33 chapter 13 . 8/9/2013
"I spent the night on seven. I knew someone was going to be sleeping on the sofa and that someone would be me. Ranger's sofa was much comfier than mine. When we entered the apartment I walked straight into Ranger's bedroom and pulled the comforter off his bed. I grabbed a pillow and headed back to the living room. I wanted to be in Ranger's bed and there was no doubt he wanted me there. I was sleeping on the sofa because I was working really hard at being a grown-up, and it sucked." - I totally understand Stephanie's point about working really hard at being a grownup, because I face the same struggle daily, but Jeez, it made me sad to read this paragraph!
"He just can't keep his pant's on long enough to go look." - "keep his pants on".
So, Joyce is not at all money savvy? Yay! for that.
Yay! for Eddie.