Reviews for Brick by brick step by step
Amber French Chambers chapter 5 . 11/30/2012
Hi Checky
Another lovely chapter :) love the relationship thats building between Isla and Nick very sweet that she is beginning to trust him. Also love the way Yvonne was cradling Isla in her arms when he arrived so sweet.
The second part of the chaper which was from Syleves point of veiw i'm guessing? was very emtional and upsetting partly because you described it so well i can really picture it in my head thats a skill i have to congratulate you on so well done
can't wait for your next update love it
Amber xxx
RacingRosso chapter 5 . 11/29/2012
I am a total emotional wreck tonight and you've just made me cry picturing Nick singing Amazing Grace. I love that song and there's just something about Nick singing it that I find rather moving. No idea why. Perhaps it's just me and my emotions being all over the place this evening. Who knows.

Anyway, moving on, again, I thought you wrote this beautifully. You do really write very well. There's literally only one criticism that I would make and it's not really a criticism, more a suggestion. When you write two differing POV's in one chapter, it's probably best to stick a line break in between them just so it's definitely clear that a change has occurred.

I loved the idea of Yvonne giving the poor person on the other end of the phone a hard time, that's so in character for her. The bit when Nick says that he usually stops singing when people come in but he didn't when Yvonne came in because he feels comfortable with her was very cute. It really is rather telling.

I am right in assuming that it was Sylvie's POV at the end of the chapter, yes? :P I said it in my last review but I really do love how you're building up to revealing her role and the effect that it could have on both Isla and Yvonne, slowly. I'm guessing she's probably related to them in some way? But of course, I could be wrong. Definitely looking forward to finding out more about her. I just hope she's okay though, those last couple of lines sounded rather ominous.

This is such a great fic and this chapter was honestly amazing, you're a talented writer. You're great at the mysterious stuff as well. I do like mysterious stuff, it's exciting!

Keep it up the great work and I'm totally looking forward to the update.

Speak to you soon.
Meggi xxxx

PS. I thought as it took me so long to review last time, I'd review tonight. Although I'll probably forget I've reviewed and try and do it again tomorrow. My memory is awful :P
RacingRosso chapter 4 . 11/28/2012
Okay, firstly, can I apologise for the ridiculously long amount of time it's taken me to actually review this? I started writing a review last night but I couldn't quite put my feelings about this chapter into coherent words so I thought I would leave it until today. It's not a reflection on you by the way, it's just me struggling with wording things at the moment.

Anyway, moving on to the actual chapter; I really liked it. I felt so awfully sorry for Isla and you've portrayed her pain so well. I love how you've managed to capture Yvonne's confusion, Isla's emotions and Nick's concern. Loved that little bit that included Zoe as well, as you know I rather like her :P

I must admit that I am seriously intrigued as to where this is going. I cannot wait to see where you take this especially as you say that it gets really sinister. Very intrigued! Really looking forward to finding out more about Sylvie and where she is. I like how you've kept it mysterious, you're telling us little bits about Sylvie but you haven't told us her role in one go which I think is great. A little bit of mystery is always good.

I like that this chapter is from Yvonne's point of view, I really do love that you're writing it from differing point's of view. I think I've said it before but I'll say it again, it's really great to get inside their heads and I honestly think you manage to capture Nick & Yvonne's thoughts really well.

So yes, again, this was really well written and it all flows so perfectly. I just love it.

Oh, oh, one other thing that I've just noticed is that you mentioned a little bit about Yvonne coming across as pushy sometimes. I love that you mentioned it because we know she does and I also love the explanation; it's because she cares. And the bit where she points out that she doesn't really care what other people think of her, that's so totally Yvonne. You do keep them all in character really well.

I really do love this fic, it's truly amazing. Keep up the good work.

Thanks for the dedication as well and congratulations to your brother, the baby has such an adorable name.

Meggi xxxxx
Running Fire Pixie chapter 4 . 11/25/2012
Can't wait to read more. I love nick and yvonne :P
Amber French Chambers chapter 4 . 11/24/2012
Love this chapter it was so well written and I love the raising tension you are building up here very cleaver! Loved how both Yvonne and Nick were both concerned for Isla, so sweet! I really like how you a sinster edge as I am a fan of twists and turns in my own writing so am really intrigued to see where you take this! your writing was so good it has made me go all cold really effective! It was amazing
Always look forward to an update from you :)
Much love Amber xx
Amber French Chambers chapter 3 . 11/18/2012
Hi again
Two reviews in one night! That's how much I love this story. In this chapter you portray Islas emotions perfectly it makes me feel so sad for her as I know what it is like to feel that isolated and you got that balance so right so well done!
I wonder what is going to happen next I can't wait for your next update!
Also can't wait for nick and Yvonne to return to casualty in the new year but until then I have fan fiction to keep me going so thank you :) keep writing
Much love
Amber xx
Amber French Chambers chapter 2 . 11/18/2012
Thank you for the mention at beginning of the chapter very nice suprise! Sorry about the late reveiw have been really busy with uni assignments etc. anyway I thought this was a brilliantly written chapter which captured the depth of nicks feelings towards both Yvonne and Isla beautifully it conjured sone lovely imagery in my mind.
Love this fic so much :)
Amber xxx
RacingRosso chapter 3 . 11/17/2012
Firstly, I know I said I would review yesterday but I forgot. Sorry about that.

Again, this was another really good, well written chapter. I am seriously intrigued as to who Sylvie is and can't wait to find out her role and why they need to save her.

Liked that this was from Isla's point of view, it's always good to get inside the character's heads if you know what I mean.

The part about the teacher giving Isla 'an order' that sounded like 'a choice' amused me slightly for some reasons, teachers are forever doing that. Haha.

Glad that Yvonne came to calm her down, she seems to respond better to her than she does anyone else by the sound of it.

So yes, once again, it was amazing. Really well written and it flows excellently. Well done :D

Can't wait for next Thursday now! :)

Oh and good luck with that coursework, hope you've got it/get it all done.

Speak to you soon :)

Meggi xxx
Sam2012Nicholls chapter 2 . 11/9/2012
amazing story-love it-honestly
RacingRosso chapter 2 . 11/9/2012
So, I read this last night and a couple of times today but literally just got round to reviewing this now.

Firstly, can I be awkward and request a copy in Spanish please? Would be ever so grateful.

Anyway, moving on to the story. Wow, just wow. You did a great job with this chapter and I totally know what you mean about re-writing and stuff but the biggest critic of anyone's work is always going to be themselves. This chapter was amazing and I honestly don't think you have cause to worry about it - it's just so great.

Loving the fact that it's from Nick's POV, I do love knowing what's going on inside the character's heads and you have definitely captured that concept so well. I do feel so sorry for Yvonne and Isla, they're obviously struggling, bless them. I like how you referenced Yvonne lying still and trying not to alert Nick, that's just something that fits in really well with her character. I really like how Nick just knows when there's something amiss with her, it shows how close they are and it's quite cute.

Zoe! You brought Zoe into this fic! :D This makes me happy, I do love Zoe. As you know, she's my current favourite female character (at least until Yvonne gets back or whatever happens with that :P). Their interaction was so totally in character and I just love the amount of questions that she asks. Especially the one about whether she can stop being clinical lead, bless. Don't think she's entirely enjoying it.

This fic is really great and I know my review is quite rushed - I have to dash off again now so I shall try and reply to your PM tonight, I promise. But if I don't get round to it tonight, it will be tomorrow. Promise.

But yes, really well written as usual and seriously amazing. I could go on forever about how great this fic is and how brilliant you are but I'll shut up now :P

Speak to you soon!

Meggi xxxx
jessieleigh96 chapter 2 . 11/8/2012
Aww I love zoes reaction to seeing him for the first time in 4 months! I could see it all happening! :D

Im glad he is back at work now! :D
Amber French Chambers chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Nice to see you back with another Nick/Yvonne fic. Was really excited when I saw you had written another stoy based around these charaters because as you know I love Nick and Yvonne's pairing and really like Isla, she is so sweet! Loving the relationship being built up between Nick and Isla they are beheaving like a proper little family.
Can't wait to see where you take this
Look forward to your next update :) xx
RacingRosso chapter 1 . 11/2/2012
Thank you for the dedication :)

I love this more than I could probably coherently explain. It's absolutely amazing.

Nick being all childish amuses me - I could actually imagine him being like that. I love that Yvonne's trying to keep them in check but she can't help but be amused by their behaviour. Glad Isla is in it as well :D

That little interaction with Nick flicking her on the nose is unbelievably adorable - I just love the little things like that, they normally tell so much with so little.

Glad that Yvonne's okay and out of hospital now - that makes me happy :D And the fact that Isla's living with them.

I absolutely adore this story, it's really well written as usual and you've got Nick and Yvonne so well in character. I just love it. Really amazing. Well done! :)

I shall be looking forward to Thursday's so much now and I'm sure I'll re read this first chapter multiple times before next week's instalment. I have a silly smile on my face after reading this so thank you :P

Honestly amazing :)

Meggi xxxx