Reviews for Dempsey & Makepeace: Art For Art's Sake
haveunotthought chapter 42 . 4/10
I love everything.

Dempsey shirtless... Well just the thought.

Everything is so in tune with them and moving forward. Harry's thoughts as she shopped and put the unhealthy food in that basket. My mind wanders...

I'm quite happy to share the bed with you," she said lightly and even though Dempsey knew there would be a follow-up to that, it didn't stop the words from blossoming warmly within his chest, "just not on the same night."

Is just perfect Dempsey and Makepeace with a real acknowledgment of judgement and sitting on the edge of that boat and how far they have come but still them and still places to go.
Sorry I'm rambling.

The James bit with Paul Masters entering his mind. That makes me shiver. I hope when the dawning happens it doesn't rock any boats.
But so well slipped in.
Did you always plan such ways of things being revealed?

Anyway now I've finally reviews you can post the next chapter.
schwesty alex77 d chapter 42 . 4/5
great chapter!
Thank you for your time!
aunt sal chapter 42 . 4/2
'A little piece of heaven right here' well that sums it up nicely,fabulous chapter:-)
Dempsey sitting on the prom with his top off eating icecream that's dripping down his fingers! Now that is a sight for sore eyes. Add the fact that he is thinking about Harry, the kIss
that wasn't, and dreaming up ways to talk talk
to images in my head thanks x
Sunshine, blue skies, sandy beaches is definitely a golden opportunity and now we can add ice cream a little sunburn and two people who can't stop thinking about each days
Love the banter in the car.
Makes you forget that naughty old inga is lurking about.
rytx chapter 42 . 3/30
A delightful chapter-maybe it will begin to dawn on Dempsey why Harry chose Paul Masters for the one night stand. This chapter seems like a bridge...connections seem to develop within it. Very enjoyable...keep the story going..you are doing it so well.
MyrtleLGroggins chapter 42 . 3/31
I really enjoyed this chapter. Dempsey was so cute with the topless blonde and his banter with Harry. Really curious whether the hint to Paul was just about the night with Harry or somehow related to the case. Excellently written and leaving me begging for more! Please update soon.
NightOwl22 chapter 42 . 3/30
I loved this chapter for sooooo many reasons I don't even know where to start... Oh, yeah... Ice-cream lickin', bare chested, toddler holdin' Dempsey goodness! The whole thing put a goofy smile on my face. I *literally* laughed out loud at this:

"That dog's a bloody menace, James," the mother shouted angrily. "Can't you keep it under control?"
And Dempsey's reaction: "Hey, lady, I'm sorry but I kinda had my hands full with your daughter here!"

The whole scene with the little girl gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. I think Dempsey would be such a great daddy! I just kept wondering what would've happened if Harry were to see him interact with the little girl. Would she have felt a pang of guilt by her own decision? Would her motherly instincts surface? For sure she'd see Dempsey through different eyes.

Their banter at the end was fantastic. They're back to their usual dynamic, although I wonder how long they'll be able to keep up the pretense that nothing happened between them. It is clear Dempsey is having a hard time focusing on the case as it is.

Oh, and btw, I'd love to see "Harriet wanting to play". ;P

Great job, as always.
dinabar chapter 42 . 3/30
Hmmm intrigued by the Paul Master's hint, is it a clue? Is Heather unknowingly one of his children? but then it said she was cute and I don't have PM down as handsome...but then isn't that why Harry slept with him because he reminded her of our beloved toddler saving hero? Oh too much going on. And I'm so glad the parents were grateful, the world's a weird place, I pulled a plastic bag off a toddlers head in a supermarket once, he was sat in the trolley playing with it and then got an earbashing from the mother for touching her child. I'm not sure she even realised what her child had done/or what I'd done or that's what I'm holding on to...
Loved the conversation at the end, I really like how you manage to mirror their conversation through the actions of starting the car or whatever it is. We as the reader always see the whole dynamic. Loved it as always. Thanks and for once my review isn't 2 weeks late.
Thanks d
dinabar chapter 41 . 3/30
I love Harry's shopping and the image of the glossy black hair and dead hazel eyes... very chilling. Even more excited to see there's another...
d
angie86 chapter 42 . 3/30
Such a fab little chapter, Miss K! Thank you for revealing more details from earlier that morning through Dempsey’s thoughts ;-) Love his leisurely manner on the beach when he’s watching the world passing by ... with Harry on his mind. Like it that he’s thinking about what might have happened if he hadn’t found the strength to control himself last night and about the possible consequences. His calm mood is only disturbed by this hovering uncertainty about her feelings... and Harry’s teasing later in the car must have only confused him more! Also love the way he’s referring to their relationship and it’s future and that he’s so eager to clear everything up and hopefully move on.

Love his reaction to the little girl in trouble! Wish Harry could have seen him in this situation ;-)

The fact that hearing his name made him think about #PM is puzzling me too... Is it cause he was once mistaken for him back at the studio...? Is he going to put two and two together now and realise Harry’s reasons behind her #mistake? #heneedstoknow

Their conversation in the car proves that ‘awkward’ is something nonexistent ...something that could never really happen between them. They seem to be back to their usual banter but now there is some strange connection that can so be felt between them, which makes me await some unexpected display of affection regardless of what their conversation is about. Their relationship has reached another level! Now I can’t wait to see #Harriet play ;-)

PS Nice #icecreamaction but I hope for another, slightly different one pretty soon! #99
Castlefan68 chapter 42 . 3/30
Dempsey shirtless on a beach, yep I liked this chapter.
Loved the teasing in the car, trying to make Harry a little jealous.
Can't wait for them to get back to the cottage and begin to sort their sleeping arrangements out!
abeed chapter 42 . 3/29
Really really really enjoyed this chapter! Loved listening to Dempsey's take on things, he should definitely romance shirtless on the beach more often! #hinthint
#baddoggieaction was cute, real cute! :-) #toplessblonde - ha ha! He's just too great with kids :-)

'Something was puzzling him. After the confusion over hearing the name, James, why had he now got a picture of that creep, Paul Masters in his head?' Ooh! Is the penny starting to drop? Just ask her the bloody question!

Great conversation in the car! He's playing with her and I love it! Kinda hope after they've talked 'who done it', eaten pizza and spruced up the love nest, she decides to throw in her peachy towel and play back! Will drive him nuts! Thank you Miss K!
goroslin chapter 41 . 3/16
"you can't choose love, love chooses you"...that really sums up the whole thing I guess! Oh wow, it's plot time! It has to happen somehow, and it's really nice...Loved how you make Harry use images of him to get emotionnal, but then I assume it's pretty easy right now to make her emotionnal, she's not yet reached the stage where she's totally back to her usual cool attitude, is she...It's interesting that you keep Dempsey pretty "neutral" in this chapter (granted of course he's physically in it for very long), he's acting normal again, and that's good. I love the fact that he's so much in her thoughts, and that she's finally admitting (at least to herself) that she needs to openly address her feelings for him..Thanks for writing and sharing! much love Xxxx
abeed chapter 41 . 3/16
"I've lost him and I can't bear it!" she whispered.
Harry had to switch off then, let James's body wash away before she lost sight of her real objective. But she could tell she had already won Shelley around. - Wow! Clever! She can't function without him anymore, he's a part of her and that ain't ever gonna change! :-)
Love #foodgate - hope they enjoy the pizza and yoghurt whilst discussing the plot on the swing later! ;-)
So Detective Makepeace is back! Woohoo! Do feel for Shelley tho. :-( Looking forward to the next #b#it Miss K! :-)))
angie86 chapter 41 . 3/15
I really enjoyed this plot-oriented chapter ;-)! After last night, it’s quite obvious that nothing is going to be the same between them...they were being #honesthonest with each other and a certain line has been crossed. But despite all that, part of Harry is still trying to fight her feelings ;-) Good that she’s keeping things in perspective though and she didn’t misread his intentions... ”She would never forget the tenderness he had displayed and the respect he had paid her.”

And it is quite amazing that she was able to pull herself together and concentrate on the case at all...especially that it didn’t look like they had any half solid lead or too many possible traces to follow... She did an excellent job knowing exactly how to approach Shelley and playing her role of a grief-stricken sister so very naturally ... #becauseofhim ...And he’s gonna be so proud of his partner!

Also, I like the way you created Shelley. A small town average girl trapped in a far from happy marriage and clearly terrified of her possessive husband. She enjoys the thrill of doing something ‘wild ‘and ‘forbidden’ like sneaking out to a secret meeting with a fascinating stranger. Confined to her little world, she fails to recognise the seriousness of the investigation...So she withheld some details only cause she was too scared of the consequences for herself... but Harry got her trust and quite unexpectedly also got very crucial information!

So... I guess it’s time now for Dempsey to pick Harry and #their groceries up! ;-) #42
schwesty alex77 d chapter 41 . 3/14
Harry seems to be better thanks to Dempsey.
She can't help thinking about him :-)))
Thank you for writing... can barely wait for the next chapter!
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