Reviews for The Hand You're Dealt
craftyjhawk chapter 2 . 5/20/2014
I'm reading this for the 3rd (I think) time and I still freaking love it!
Ataea chapter 14 . 5/18/2014
What a flawless piece that draws together the inevitability and depth of the Booth/Brennan relationship. I've followed this show through nine years, and you've captured the essence of Booth and his love for Brennan in this piece. It's funny that Brennan seems to be the more distant character here, one who remains generally oblivious to Booth's turmoil but still holds a magnetic presence for him in the piece. While I understand the plot isn't original, this was a great adaptation of it to the Booth/Brennan relationship.

Booth's voice throughout the piece evokes emotion and draws the reader along with him. I was captivated and could not stop reading and hoping for their happy ending. I'm surprised by how well you melded canon history with your own what-could-have-been plotlines. It all fell together so perfectly, and you created a very intimate and emotional portrait of Booth and Brennan.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us. I was privileged to have had the chance to read this, and I know this will be something i'll come back to in the future.
MiseryMaker chapter 14 . 1/18/2014
This was such a compelling, emotional, heartfelt tale. I loved reading every single word. You made me feel the way Brennan does about Booth. I trusted you that there was a point and that things had meaning even when it seemed that was impossible. And the happy ending wasn't contrived or simply an easy way out-it was the appropriate end, the right way for the story to end based on all the evidence you'd shown us. Truly extraordinary read!
MiseryMaker chapter 13 . 1/18/2014
Wow... Yes, you deserve more, but I fail at more than the most sincere "Wow."
MiseryMaker chapter 12 . 1/18/2014
As if we all needed another reason to love Vincent...

Wonderful, gripping. mind-melting thing you've got going here...
MiseryMaker chapter 11 . 1/18/2014
Okay... Now I think I have brain damage from reading this... Not that I'll stop or anything... and not that I am not loving the crazy ride...
MiseryMaker chapter 6 . 1/18/2014
My head is spinning but I don't mind. This is captivating. Poor Booth... his birthday?!
MiseryMaker chapter 4 . 1/18/2014
Whoa... Wow... I... Um... Whoa...
razztaztic chapter 14 . 11/22/2013
I think I should watch that movie, if only because it provided the impetus for this wonderful bit of fiction. Loved it. Loved. It.
razztaztic chapter 13 . 11/22/2013
I love that you left her mother mostly out of this. That didn't work much for me in the episode.
razztaztic chapter 12 . 11/22/2013
VNM! I was so excited to see him again!
razztaztic chapter 11 . 11/22/2013
That made-for-TV argument still bugs the hell out of me. So what if Christine won't remember a weekend at the lake. B&B will remember it and aren't they entitled to memories, too? Stupid, stupid bit of fabrication that made no sense whatsoever. Ugh.

Back to reading...
razztaztic chapter 10 . 11/22/2013
This is fascinating, just so you know. Fascinating.
razztaztic chapter 9 . 11/22/2013
I felt an immediate need to demand who Michael was in love with at the drag club and then I realized, hey, I'm not *actually* Tom and I don't have to be jealous. *lol* (Also, now I think you need to write that drag club scene. It's only fair.)

I have no idea where this story is going and I love it. I'm just along for the ride and hanging on by my fingernails!
razztaztic chapter 8 . 11/22/2013
Dammit, I thought she was dead. Now I have to go through it all over again. :/
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