Happy Friday Fic Lovers!
This week, in a fit of “what do I want to read?” I reached way way back on my to-read list. Then I smacked myself upside the head because HOW IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND STOLI DID I MANAGE TO NOT READ THIS SOONER? It was perfect for my mood; sweet and saucy, swoony and mysterious, funny and eye-popping. It’s also written by the author of one of my favourite fics ever…I’m so glad I finally read…
All the goodies, after the jump!
Author Summary: Preternaturally irresistible, devastatingly charming Edward Cullen seems to have some strange power over the females in Forks…and Bella is scared she might know just what it is.M for language & naughty fun. Part mystery, part drama, all Edward.
A former “invisible” geek, Edward returns to Forks High after summer vacation a very different man. Outrageously gorgeous, tall and sculpted, he quickly becomes something of a legend with the ladies. Only Bella sees glimpses of the old Edward; smart and witty, kind and thoughtful. She just can’t figure out who—or what—he really is now and why he would be interested in her.
Suddenly, she felt a cool breeze, like she was back at the freezers. She shivered, looked up and jumped slightly when she saw the very devil she had been thinking of standing next to her.
“How do you do that?” Bella asked.
“Do what?” Edward replied, nonchalantly browsing cereal boxes.
“How do you appear out of nowhere?” Mentally, Bella was adding that to the list of strange abilities Edward seemed to possess but she could feel the edges of the smog that blanketed her brain whenever he was near start to creep in.
“Maybe you’re just unobservant,” he shot back.
“Thanks,” Bella said dryly. Edward grinned at her widely.
“Would you prefer this?” he said, before running out of the aisle without further explanation. Seconds later, he returned, shouting rather loudly, “Hey Bella! Hey Bellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” His grin was wide and playful.
“What was that?” Bella asked in disbelief, eyes round and surprised. Edward looked at her incredulously, as if she should have already known.
“That was me channeling Brando playing Stanley Kowalski, of course.”
The banter is fantabulous, I mean, look who wrote this, she’s the queen of banter! (The Best I Ever Had is in my top five of all time faves. That Edward is my fic boyfriend. #trufax) Legendary is marked as Mystery/Romance but it’s funny too. I laughed out loud a lot (I so needed that).
Edward made a tutting noise. “Ask not what you can do for Edward Cullen. Ask what Edward Cullen can do for you.”
Bella giggled despite herself. Edward’s puns were rather ridiculous. “Fine, what can Edward Cullen do for me?”
His left eyebrow popped up.
It was like dirty, wayward thoughts were directly correlated with the level of his eyebrows. As soon as that errant brow rose, thoughts of just what Edward Cullen could do for her, with her, to her swirled around her head, unbidden, uncensored, unadulterated… but very adult.
The author summary finishes with “all Edward” and oh yes, yes yes, there are Edward descriptions galore! Golden-eyed and honey-voiced, sensual smirks and panty-dropping stares. I love this Edward.
But Bella—and the rest of the patrons’—attention was snatched and refocused on one singular sight. Edward had bent over to retrieve his fallen keys. The whole grocery store, not a single man in sight, drew in a collective breath and stared. There are words, of course, for that particular body part. And there are adjectives to describe it—delectable derriere, round rump, bountiful buns, fleshy fanny, beautiful booty, taut tush, hot heinie, work-of-art wazoo, astonishing ass, the list goes on ad nauseam. But none of those, even put together, were enough to describe the sight at the front of Forks Supermart. As Edward stood up and strolled out of the store, all the shoppers let out a sigh in unison.
And I just love this part. Teenagers are so entertaining. 😉 Beautiful writing as well.
There’s nothing like a teenager’s outlook on life. For them, every moment, every opportunity, every event is treated like their last, like life or death, like do or die. They’re all James Dean, dreaming as if they’d live forever, living as if they might perish the very next day.
And because of that outlook, there’s nothing quite like a teenager’s enthusiasm. Especially for school dances. Dances represented the best and worst of high school: the soaring expectations and the crippling rejections; the tender brush of first (or second or third) love and the wondering of whether they’ll get to first (or second or third) base; the clothes and the company, the music and the moments—all of this and so much more made up that holy grail of high school happenings. And of all dances to warrant importance, it was the last dance of the year that always received the most excitement.
Legendary is a fun, quick read. It’s wonderfully well-written and has a great frenetic energy that perfectly suits its high school cast of characters. The mystery aspect is really well done; I was right there with Bella wondering what was going on, speculating and doubting myself. I can’t over emphasize how much fun the descriptions of Edward’s appeal were, so good, so true! On the one hand, I wish I hadn’t waited so long to read this but on the other hand it was the perfect escape read right when I need it. I adored Legendary.
Author Summary: Edward moved away and Bella’s now happy with his best friend, Jasper. A visit home stirs up old desires and new temptations. Very mature. ExBxJ One-shot
Bonus rec: I can’t remember if I rec’d this before and peeps were talking about it on twitter again I didn’t want anyone to miss it. Juicy, steamy, *all the expletives* hot as hell, get the fan, get the shamwows, don’t read this in public. Also…
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