|Reviews for Just Can't Take It Anymore|
| Gatewatcher chapter 1 . 7/19/2015
I love alpha male Booth!
| Bones2014 chapter 1 . 5/23/2015
Another great one. As I've said before, they should have gotten together in season 5, as they did here. This was perfect, especially the smut:) Love my dose of B&B togetherness.
| bexie25 chapter 1 . 11/6/2014
Loved it :)
| threesquares chapter 1 . 3/24/2012
Oooh. I love innner voice Booth! He's so funny. I also, more seriously, love that when we are seeing things from Booth 's perspective and even bits of his commentary, we get such a great view of Brennan. This chapter epitomized that. Happy Saturday morning for me. Thanks. Michele
| Tadpole24 chapter 1 . 9/19/2011
First off, I didn't have you on Author Alert, which was a huge mistake because it's taken me an extra week to find this gem! Secondly, I loved this so much! There was something about it that was just brilliant!
In most stories that involve a fight between Booth and Brennan, Brennan ends up in tears, but usually it is unwarranted because the fight hasn't been written that well and what the author wanted to be an intense screaming match has sort of dwindled into two people poking fun at each other. You, on the other hand have this epic fight over something that is completely legitimate and heart crushing! For Booth to have risked his life AGAIN so soon after Brennan had already almost lost him more than once...her anger was clearly warranted and when the tears started it felt real, it felt like the natural progression of things rather than a forced way it HAD to go.
And that was just the first part!
The second part was juxtaposed so perfectly with the angst. I seriously loved how Booth told Brennan he loved her and told her that she loved him too! It was gorgeous. And the sex was hot and the converstaion after was natural. It felt right, again, and not forced :)
Thank you for this oneshot!
It was amazing :)
| nertooold54 chapter 1 . 9/17/2011
Why can't HH write scenes like this one?
| eitoph chapter 1 . 9/15/2011
I'm so slow in reading this and getting back to you about how awesome it was, but take it as a compliment: I wanted to be able to devote my full attention to the piece instead of studying through it and it was worth the wait!
It's so cool to come back and have fun with this canon sometimes, s5 is close to my heart and I liked this resolution. Booth demonstrating to Brennan how her actions can be revealing worked well and the smut was, well... enjoyable as always ;)
I love that there are so many bdays in the fandom bringing all this goodness!
| Some1tookmyname chapter 1 . 9/14/2011
I think it's a cop out to just put quotes around the whole story and say "I liked this part best," right? Because it's hard for me to choose my favorite bits out of a story that is just plain excellent all the way around.
First let's start with a confession: I love just about anything were Booth finally just tells Brennan how he feels. So that alone sold me.
But let's back up. Any fic that starts with Brennan calling Booth a "rat bastard" has the potential to fall flat because that is so awesome it's tough to follow.
But you took it further, better, with a fight, largely one sided, where Brennan gives him what for and of course in one way he deserves it except we know WHY he puts himself in harms way for her so then we see his side too.
I loved this: "...but he was also furiously angry that her own life meant so little to her when it meant the world to him."
But I could feel her anguish here and it was very real and true to who she is:
I swear I have a larger stake in your health than you do at this point." She said as she shook her head. "I have fixed your back. I have seen your x-rays. I have stood next to a surgeon as he cut a hole into your skull and removed a portion of your brain. Hell, I've even had your semen analyzed!" She said, staring him down. Booth tried to open his mouth to defend himself but she continued on anyway. "Do you have any idea what it's like to watch your partner, someone you love, bleed out underneath your hands?" She asked. Booth stayed quiet because he knew all too well what that felt like. "Do you know what it's like to be sitting in an ambulance when the heart monitor flat-lines? To have a doctor come out and simply shake his head because he knows that no words will infiltrate the constant buzzing that is still in your ears?" She was crying openly now, and couldn't have stopped if she tried. "Two weeks." She said. "I heard that flat line for two weeks straight. I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, I'm not sure I even spoke for the first three days. I just heard that constant buzzing, that stupid flat line." She said, irrationally angry at the inanimate screen even now. The elevator doors opened again, and this time, she stepped inside. "I have worked too damn hard to keep you alive for you to care so little about your own life." She shook her head. "It's never just the one person who dies, Booth." She said, his words haunting her even now. "You taught me that." The elevator doors closed and Booth closed his eyes, his fist meeting the nearest wall.
I couldn't cut it down to pieces. It just goes together in one piece so well I wasn't going to mess with the flow by dissecting it. Brilliant.
Then we get the back story of the day and we know a bit of what happened and we can see exactly where her fury comes from.
Only then he's at her door and he's a little dark and very determined and he just tells her what he feels. And then he goes one further and tells her what she feels, which I LOVED. She's equally in love with him and can't deny it, asking only what is is that they really have.
This was my favorite line (I think, though I truly love them all)
*They caught fire as they fell into one another, finally letting go of the pretense and taking what was rightfully theirs.* YAY! About time!
But HOT DAMN! "...but she was the first to call him by his last name in bed. And the way that it fell from her tongue should have been damn near illegal." WHEW! *fans self*
But when he reassures her with this: "Do you really think that this could work?" She asked. "Be honest. You and me, work and personal life?" Booth took the question seriously. "We're so different."
"We've been through everything together, Bones and we still ended up here." He shrugged. "If we can survive all of that, well, that's enough evidence for me."
I squeed in a total fangirly way. Le sigh.
This was just awesome. I like a good story with my smut, and you delivered. Excellent!
| Biba79 chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Angst Smut WIN!
I loved how she told him off, and how he realized that she loved him too. Perfect.
I loved the angst, but you knew I would, right?
The smut was awesome, as always.
You rock Jenn!
| Noie chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I LOVED this! I wish we had something remotely similar to this, a knock-down drag out fight where they were completely HONEST with each other! Thanks for doing such a great job with this one-shot. I really, really enjoyed it! Happy birthday all you lucky people! Great gift.
| RowdyRomantic chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Thanks So very Much! This was great I loved the emotion.
| Alicia9876 chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
| sunsetdreamer chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Ready for a music throwback? *clears throat* Hot in, so hot in hrr! *cue Nelly music that sounds strangely almost like porno music if you listen for it*
1) I'm constantly blown away by how quickly you write 2) You're a champ for managing to do this (and do it so well) when you're as sick as you are. Brennan's anger was like, whoa. I was a little intimidated by it and spent a fair amount of time cringing on Booth's behalf, because there is no standing a chance against her when she reaches that point. She. Will. Fuck. You. Up. And the extent of her anger is just the slightest bit irrational, but it makes sense, because it's years and years of pent up emotion cumulating in almost losing him to a brain tumour, and his latest escapade just acts as the last straw. I like that in the next scene, Booth gets to force her to understand that he feels the same things she does, every time she's in danger. And it's what comes with loving someone but it's worth it. I totally lucked out in the secret line game for two of my lines, even if the rest were epic failures, ha. I smiled when I read them over in the piece as a whole. Perfection.
The transition from anger to smutty goodness was oh so excellent, and have I MENTIONED lately how much I love it when you get smutty? 'Cause I do. I really do. Smutty bday fics are officially my favourite things ever. They're passionate and real and I love it. And I kind of hate that you're a nun, 'cause no one should be able to be a nun and write smut as naturally as you do. Piss. Me. Off.
"Later." He said, barely breaking away long enough to manage the word. "We've got the rest of our lives to talk." He reasoned.
And just this once, she didn't bother to correct him.
*Puddle of goo* Aww. I love this ending. Endings are pretty much always my weakness and this one was just too cute and awesome for words.
FTR, I know Nelly says here. Not hrrr. But it's just so much more fun and ghetto the other way and that's how we roll.
| Alexsmom chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
They are so hot when they argue. Nice job on the dialog - I can hear the argument in my head and it sounds just like them. (Also helps drown out the other voices!) Anyone would be proud to receive a birthday gift like this. You've done it again!
| Baileyjane chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Oh my darling girl. What a birthday treat! The author's note alone was gift enough! But of course I would never turn down some sexy Boothy love. When he said "I'm trying to memorize you", oh wow, so sweet. And Cam with the sex tape? Laughed out loud. Thank you so much, you are a great imaginary friend and a wicked writer.