Before I begin with this rec, I do need to amend my previous statement about being only an Edward/Bella fic reader. This story does not fall under that category nor does another of my fave stories that I will be reviewing next...so you have to wait for that one.
No, I'm not a liar, but there are exceptions to every rule.
To let you know ahead of time, Love Between Sexes by EFC is a slash fic...ya know...same sexes? This happens to be an Edward / Jasper story. Now for those of you who don't know me that well, those two are my two favorite Cullens in the Saga. Edward, because, well, duh. Jasper for his gorgeous smirk and southern drawl - no not his hair, though I did like his Eclipse 'do' way better than any other, but I digress.
Let me get back on track.
Now, I've dabbled in a tiny bit of slash here and there but nothing had captured my attention so wholly. I was on Twitter one day (I spend quite a bit of time there) and happened to tweet that I wanted to read some slash...was in 'the mood', yeah? One of my friends, I Am Kate, immediately rec'd this fic to me and raved about it, so I HAD to check it out.
And from the very second I started it...I was hooked.
I devoured the fic in just a few days, something I usually don't have the liberty of doing, but I honestly couldn't pull myself away. I was asked to be a guest reviewer on The Fictionators and, of course, jumped at the chance.
A little summary: (from my head, not the author's words)
Edward and Jasper were college roommates that reunite years later over a business trip (for Edward), both married, but the time spent together again forces them to remember the past and the feelings that come with the memories.
(The following is from my guest review)
This has become one of my favorite fics that I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a lot of great stories. I sobbed, hugged, laughed myself through this wonderful story full of raw emotions, heartache, longing, and the difficulties of self discovery, desire and the barrier of sexuality.
After I finished the final chapter I realized something – and it hit me like a g'damn ton of bricks. This story became so much more to me than just a slash fic – I actually forgot in the end that there was even a gender issue; it became a true, beautiful, and perfect love story. A love story about two people that were lost in their separate lives, living with a memory that never seemed to fade, and searching their souls and their hearts for what they really wanted…needed. Two normal people that were lost, questioning themselves and discovering that life isn't always the way you planned it. Surprises happen, things change and it becomes all about whether you take a chance on it, take a leap into the unknown, or let it pass you by.
I fell in love with both Edward and Jazz all over again and ached for them as their lives were in different places, their hearts wounded, their minds tangled, and I hoped for a perfect outcome that would make them both happy.
EFC is a talented writer and told a seamless, realistic story that captured me from Chapter One. Every detail, back story, every chapter, just fit so perfectly, there was never an awkward transition or moment – beautifully written. I love being so captivated and drawn into a fic that I abandon all other responsibilities as I did with Love Between Sexes. I felt every emotion along with the characters, snotted on a lot of fucking tissues as the tears blurred my vision of my screen and laughed so hard I had to pee.
If you’ve not read this story, I urge you to do it. Like right now. You certainly won’t be disappointed. I honestly don't think I've rooted for a HEA ending so hard in my life...did it happen? You will have to check it out.
My lips are sealed (well, now that I've babbled on and on).
This will forever be a story that I could read again and again and love it every time. I can’t say enough about it and constantly recommend it to anyone who will listen!
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Love Between Sexes