|Reviews for Critical Hour|
| Guest chapter 9 . 1/8
Hi there! Already read this story of yours (and didn't review, sorry for that) and now I'm going for a second round.. and I have to tell you how much endearing is this Darryl OC of yours and how amusing (notwithstanding the angst of the situation) the phone conversation between him and Diana. Brilliant!
| Black Friar chapter 20 . 11/23/2016
This is spectacular. I'm new to the White Collar fandom as I've only just discovered the show, but this is easily my favourite fanfiction. You write so well, create fantastic drama and tension, your characterization is spot on and I love the banter between PEter and Neal. Awesome, awesome job.
| Revhead chapter 20 . 10/14/2016
You know it's a good story when you stay up til 1:30am to finish it! I seriously loved this. It is everything I could have wanted in a White Collar fic. You kept me anxious and on the edge of my seat the whole time (man, after all the pain they went through to escape I was so *so* scared you were gonna have one or both of them taken anyway - those dreams were very cruel, you know!) But the whump was written amazingly and I loved seeing Neal's strength as well as Peter's angst, and the friendship between them was just perfect. Thank you for this.
| PastOneonta chapter 20 . 7/25/2016
This was really very good. The entire plot was amazing in its detail and thoroughness. Regal as a character that you completely created was outstanding. He was evil and beyond evil, I don't have the words for how awful he was. There were several points where I had to stop and take a break because I was so disturbed by Regal's behavior and what he was saying. I was very worried for Neal and Peter throughout. I loved Darryl who was a welcome rescuer. I panicked again as Regal woke up and wondered where the heck was the FBI. The hospital scenes were excellent as Peter reunited with Elizabeth and with Neal. The nightmares were horrific all over again.
The heart of the story, the relationship between Neal and Peter, brilliantly, thoughtfully portrayed. They felt like equals, peers, contemporaries in spite of the cop/criminal element. They clearly cared for one another greatly. Thanks for writing, for finishing and for leaving posted for new readers.
| Book girl fan chapter 20 . 6/18/2016
You should write horror movies. Seriously, you carried the suspense in this so well, and gave just the right amount of comfort after the hurt instead of cutting out as soon as they were saved. The whole time, I was wondering if Regal would wake, if his associates would come, if Diana would make it in time, or if everything would just go wrong.
If you had ended the chapter in the middle of Peter's nightmare, I would have believed it, because you write so well and realistically.
I especially liked El and Peter being on entirely the same wavelength, right up to distracting the other with a phone call so they could talk to Neal. Brilliant stroke, that one, and you pulled it off so well, as well as Neal being unwillingly caught in the middle, but trying to do what's best for both.
The banter was also spot on, and the genuine affection on all sides. I loved how much June obviously cares for Neal, and that it is reciprocated in equal measure. I also liked how Neal cared that he ruined one of Byron's suits, and what that must mean to June, even if, from her perspective, they're more Neal's suits now.
In short, there are very few stories, of any fandom, that I have read and enjoyed as much as this one.
| MargaritaS chapter 20 . 5/15/2016
| RachelRavenclaw16 chapter 20 . 3/9/2016
Wow great work! I loved reading this and really appreciate the thought put into every conversation.
| Jai Rose chapter 20 . 3/3/2016
Okay, you've sold me even more on this bro-mance and I love these two more than I thought I should. After netflix binging, let me just tell you this is like chicken noodle soup to the soul.
| Taylor chapter 20 . 2/13/2016
Just joined this fandom incredibly late, but this is by far the best one I've read so far. Fantastic! Thank you for writing it.
| Olivia chapter 20 . 8/23/2015
Just beyond amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent .xxxx
| sirensbane chapter 12 . 8/3/2015
I am very much enjoying this chapter, just as I have the others. However, after being unconscious for that long, there is no way that Regal would be anywhere near this coherent. He should be stumbling around at least as badly as Neal. Losing consciousness and staying so for minutes at a time equals brain damage.
| Guest chapter 3 . 4/6/2015
| Guest chapter 20 . 2/6/2015
Great story, I would've love to read a little more action at the end... Really enjoyed it:)
| cosette141 chapter 1 . 1/26/2015
You. Are. So. Incredible. This is-and I'm not even talking about just fanfic-this is one of the greatest stories I've ever read! You have a gift, my friend! :)
| xfphile chapter 20 . 4/19/2014
Okay, wow. This . . . this was incredible. I don't think I've ever in my life wanted to *hurt* someone as badly as I wanted to filet Regal and keep him conscious while I did it. You are an incredibly talented author and as soon as I wake up, I'm reading everything else you've ever written.
The only quibble I have with this entire story, in fact, is your - I'm actually going to say 'massive overuse' of the word G-d-. In the White Collar universe, it's utterly unnecessary and for myself personally, it's also highly offensive. And while one or two I can skip past, two or more *per chapter* is way, way too many uses for a show that seldom uses actual curse words.
Other than that, though, this story was spot-on in every way: tone, pacing, plot, characterization, and presentation. I truly cannot wait to see what else you've written, and thank you so much for sharing this with the White Collar world.