February 27th, 2017

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"The Taste of Honey" by Buzzy

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
Title: The Taste of Honey
Author: Buzzy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/268870
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit/Some violence
Word Count/WIP?: 15,486/No.
Recced on LiveJournal By: only_more_love
Special Rec: 5/20

Why This Must Be Read: This story affected me on so many levels. It's an adult story with adult characters. Harry and Ron are also in the story, and I particularly enjoyed how the author portrayed the Golden Trio's adult friendships -- and how Draco eventually fit into them. They all have so much history together, and Buzzy did such an excellent job of illustrating how they got to where they are by the end of the story.

Buzzy touched on so many issues with grace and sensitivity--Hermione's desire for sex, corruption in the ministry, Draco's guilt around his first sexual encounter with Hermione, Hermione's fear that her looks weren't good enough for Draco, parents' love for their children and how that can drive so much of what they do, etc. Nothing felt heavy-handed or preachy; she simply wrote the characters as if they're real people, with real, honest fears, desires, and insecurities.
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"A night out goes awry" by mawryth

Fandom: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Title: A night out goes awry
Author: mawryth
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7418752
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/None
Word Count/WIP?: 6677/No.
Recced on LiveJournal By: only_more_love
Special Rec: 6/20

Why This Must Be Read: If you're in the mood for a short, sweet, and very humorous Brienne/Jaime AU, please try this story. It made me laugh and laugh. So witty and warm, with great characterization and dialogue, too. This is just a delicious morsel of a fic.

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"The Video Files" by Wolfsbride

Fandom: Skyfall (2012) (James Bond)
Pairing: M (Judi Dench)/James Bond
Title: The Video Files
Author: Wolfsbride
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/947578
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit/None
Word Count/WIP?: 5054/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: only_more_love
Special Rec: 7/20

Why This Must Be Read: A Bond quote from the fic: "Christ, don’t you know I’d let you do anything you wanted, as long as you’d just touch me.” There's also a bit of a Bond striptease. *grins* Come on, tell me you're not a teensy bit intrigued. This fic is just hot, and as I told the author, it should come with a heart attack warning.