*peeks into blog universe*
Its September and a lot has happened since I last posted. And by a lot I mean EP happened.
Which was why a week ago I posted informing all of you that take me to bliss would return as soon as I was caught up to speed with EP. Now I simply have to survive the two last chapters and epilogues. *runs off to google defibrilator distributors*
But today I am not here to talk about EP - that will wait until it ends and I'm having a nervous breakdown.
Today is about :
Once upon a time, I got all of my fanfic recs from @KStew411 Almost a year later and either several thousand brain cells lost or gained, sometimes I don't know... @KStew411 introduced me and thousands of others to some incredible fanfic. motu motu MOTU.....
But since the retirement of @KStew411, I've turned to keeping an eye out on what the lovely people I follow on Twitter are reading. After the hundredth tweet about Under the Apple tree, mostly by @MusingsOnOther who I cannot thank ENOUGH for bringing me into the world of Utat - darling I'm eternally grateful..... - I decided to sit down and read it.
I have read A LOT of fanfics. read: i have no life also read: I have the luxury of having a job where I am allowed to sit and read whatever I would like for 8hrs every day.
Never and I mean NEVER has a story rocked me, floored me, rattled me, shook me, CHANGED ME, as much as Under the Apple Tree has done.
Novels do not make me cry. Fanfic never made me cry - until Master of the Universe and that was a first - and since Motu, I have yet to read anything that evoked such strong emotional reactions from me and I mean STRONG.
One night, I was literally sobbing in my office at work to the point that I had to close the door and get a grip on myself. True Story.
I will totally understand if at this point, you're thinking "Uh - do I really want to read something so depressing?"
The Answer? Yes. Yes you DO!
Bella Swan, a stripper turned high end hooker, is as damaged, broken, and genuinely fucked up as they come.
Edward Cullen, a widowed doctor, is just trying to pick of the pieces of his shattered life.
When Bella discovers she's pregnant with a child whose father is one of countless clients, she wants nothing to do with the parasite growing inside of her. Her word; not mine. Desperate times call for desperate measures and such measures land her in the care of a gorgeous doctor on duty - Edward Cullen.
In an attempt to save the helpless, pregnant fallen angel who's walked into his life, Edward offers Bella employment in his home as a housekeeper and after careful consideration and definite hesitation, Bella agrees and moves into his home bidding adieu to the life Edward's encouraged her to leave behind. One unthinkable to continue in her condition.
Alice owns a bakery that Edward visits for lunch..... I love Martha Stewart Alice. LOVE her.
Bree is Edward's niece whom he spoils and whom owns one of his kidneys following a life-threatening illness....
Jacob is a small boy (yes I LOVE non abs-cocky-puppy Jacob) who frequents Edward's office with questionable bruises and black eyes....
And Grace... oh God Grace.... I can't even... You just have to read it....
As the tiny life grows inside Bella, something grows even stronger between Bella and Edward and every minute.... every second of it.... will utterly break your heart and make it whole as you fall in love with all of these characters... and especially - Bella & Edward.
I will also promise you that this story is insanely angsty, has toe-curling lemons, adn will make you fall hopelessly, desperately in love with an Edward & Bella that will consume you once you've been broken and healed by this story.... and long after you've finished reading. The only other endorsement I've given that was this strong was Master of the Universe so yeah - TRUST ME.
depressing as shit story - no matter how unfreakingbelievably amazing it is. Some of the situations involving Bella and her unborn child are dark and the story is HEAVY on the ANGST.
But in my humble opinion - you haven't lived until you've read this story.
And on that last testament, please go read Under the Apple Tree by Danieller123. It's complete. It's amazing. It will stick with you forever.
[A/N: September has arrived which means I am back in the city full time. What does this mean for you? Frequent Postings!!! It's a promise. Second - HUGE congratulations goes out to the lovely @JessWink22 who recently got ENGAGED! If you aren't familiar with her blog, you should be, so gooooo -> Random Rants - Kristen & Rob Thirdly - the past week has been drama filled and a few of you were VERY there for me and only a tweet/email away. Ladies, @Kate_Suena @EdwardsChipper I can't believe three months ago - you were strangers. And @Sianria - the chocolate was AMAZING xx. Next post will be up over the weekend! -Crystal]