Reviews for The Choices in the Man
NatesMama chapter 1 . 4/11/2013
I've wondered if Booth had this convo with Parker...this more than satisfies my curiosity. :) Thanks.
hot4booth chapter 1 . 9/29/2011
I really like how you had Bones and Booth help Parker with this revelation.
Tadpole24 chapter 1 . 9/27/2011
This was so gorgeous! The feelings you've touched on between Booth and Parker are just perfect. I really loved this fic :)

I think you've really shown Brennan's growth well in this story in the way she answers Parker. She knows how to approach a sensitive topic now, where as a few years ago she would have had no clue. You've demonstrated a well rounded character :)

I also really loved the conversation between Parker and Booth. It was realistic and really really sweet :) I loved this line, "I'm a cop, kid, I know when I've hit on something you don't want to talk about." purely because it is so straight to the point that it felt like I was just watching the show. Booth and Parker's relationship as father and son seems to be such a strong bond and you've clearly recognised that and conveyed it perfectly :)

The whole theme about choices and how we just know to make the right ones when the time is right is perfect as well :) I really enjoyed this story my dear :)

xxx
savvyliterate chapter 1 . 9/26/2011
I adore Booth and Parker stories! I'm also really glad you chose to addressed the familial connection to John Wilkes Booth. It was great reaction from both Booth and Parker, and I love seeing Parker developing into a fine young man.
Biba79 chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
I loved this story.

The conversation Parker has with Bren was awesome. I loved how understanding she was. She's a great mom to Parker, even though she's not really his mother.

I love the father/son relationship Booth has with Parker. Booth's so patient with him. I'm glad Parker talked to him about it.

This was awesome Jenn!
Some1tookmyname chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
Oh, I love this.

First of all I am a sucker for Daddy Booth. Just love him.

But I also love to read Brennan navigating her role in Parker's world. It's a tricky thing to be, the not quite parent, and I love how you wrote her here. She says just the right thing to Parker and holds true to her word and does not tell Booth. And I adore that, because that's as it should be.

This was my favorite line in the Brennan/Parker convo: "He is merciful and kind, even when the people in question do not deserve his kindness." Because I love any insight into how Brennan sees Booth and this one is lovely.

And I laughed that Booth was close by, as Brennan suspected. Of course he was.

For some reason it really struck me that Parker didn't know about Booth's record. Of course he didn't. It's not something Booth would advertise to his kid. I'd never thought about it before, but I really like that idea.

And then last part was my favorite!

"Speaking of bad decisions, maybe we shouldn't have gone with the large sundaes." Booth groaned as he set down his spoon. "Don't tell Bones I couldn't finish it. She's only going to say 'I told you so' when I come home full later." Parker chuckled.

"She likes to say that."

"She really does." Booth agreed with a grin as he took a sip of his coffee.

So funny (and I imagine very very true!)

Great work, as always. *cupcakes*
Emsta chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
Thanks for writing this. Its a nice fic that shows off the Booth Boys relationship, kind og the talk we wish evrry kid got to have with their parents. Definitely can see the kids at school questionimg and being jerks about it
AmandaFriend chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
This is a very lovely story- it's true to the characters and offers insights into their dynamic as well.
Pacicos chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
Excellent! loved my Booths! By the way, always enjoy your writing! Thanks...
TT chapter 1 . 9/24/2011
That was cute and I love the way Bones handled it :) Great job
etakkate chapter 1 . 9/24/2011
Ah! so sweet! so true!
eitoph chapter 1 . 9/24/2011
Such a touching little piece - you write Parker really well! I like the way that both B&B deal with this as parents, they really are going to be awesome together.

I secretly love the John Wilkes Booth connection that the show has going on, and it was fun to play with it here. Nicely done!
Baileyjane chapter 1 . 9/24/2011
Perfect! I always wonder what Parker thinks/feels about his father's work and you did a great job of balancing his curiosity with Booth's understandable reluctance to discuss the fact that he has killed people. I also love how Brennan keeps Parker's discussion with her private - so spot on, character-wise. And it's nice to get a glimpse into the interactions between Booth and Parker (given that they tend to be so superficial on the show). Well done Jenn!