Pairing: Lily Evans/James Potter
Fic Title: 19½ First Dates
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Sex (consensual). I feel like it's also worth mentioning that both parties are underage.
Genre: Romance, with a side of Time Turning. Humor.
Special Rec: 3/31
Why This Must Be Read: One of my biggest disappointments with the later HP books is that we never fully get to see how James changed and matured to get to the point where he was with Lily. This fic doesn't exactly do that, but it is a really fun look at how things could have happened. After Lily agrees to go to Hogsmeade with James, he uses a time turner to make sure that -- no matter what happens -- he gets another chance. Hilarity ensues. Great characterization, and some fun MWPP times mixed in. This is a really nice take on young James/Lily. I love the ending, too. Well-placed sexytimes are always a plus, in my book.