patron saint of neglected female characters (rose_griffes) wrote in het_reccers,
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Person of Interest, 3 recs, Joss Carter/John Reese

Fandom Category: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Fic Title: The First Time
Author: blacktop50
Link: http://blacktop50.livejournal.com/2781.html
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: first-time sex
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: The clichés about first-time sex being like a whirlwind don't click with me very often, but something about blacktop50's characterization and use of description really works for me as a reader. Plus there's a certain amount of humor inherent to the idea that this pair's first time would happen in the back of Carter's squad car.




blacktop50 has a series of stories set in the same small world--some gen, some het. It begins with The Room Above Pooja's, a gen character study where Reese ended up renting a room above an Indian restaurant. As a (former) spy, he has multiple places to stay, but this is the one that has people who get involved in his life--a sort of home, if he were inclined to call it that. Mrs. Soni runs the restaurant, and her family slowly starts intertwining with Reese; the mixture of Reese's gray and dour existence with a colorful, lively one makes for a fun contrast.

This story paves the way for my two other 'official' (het) recs.

Fandom Category: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Fic Title: An Early Spring
Author: blacktop50
Link: http://blacktop50.livejournal.com/2012/03/23/ (posted in two parts; this link will let you read by just scrolling down)
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: um, reconciliation fic
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: 1.17 "Baby Blue" brought a real rift between Carter and Reese; this story attempts to heal that rift. (It might be helpful to read Pooja's New Tiffin Wallah first, although it's not necessary to understand what's going on here.)



Fandom Category: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Fic Title: Everybody Comes to Pooja's
Author: blacktop50
Link: http://blacktop50.livejournal.com/2012/04/12/ (posted in three parts; this link will let you read by just scrolling down)
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: a series of vignettes (some gen, some het)
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: What I said earlier about blacktop50's characterization and description working for me as a reader definitely applies here; some of these stories are Reese's POV, others from the various characters in this series, but all of them make for compelling reading. Plus the matter-of-fact way this shows Carter and Reese in an evolving relationship is thoroughly persuasive. (I don't want to ship them, but apparently resistance is futile.)
Tags: fandom: person of interest, ship: joss carter/john reese
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