September 1, 2009

JMC: The Education of Professor Cullen by sheviking

Author's Summary: College professor Edward Cullen is thoroughly annoyed by his student Ms. Swan. Everything about her bothers him, and he longs for the semester to be over. But what happens when he meets her one night when they aren't in school? Lemons and naughty language.

Why JMC loves it:
This isn't your typical Bella and Edward fic, which is the biggest reason it caught my interest. Edward is a professor, Bella's professor, who is quite inexperienced in many ways, especially sexually. Bella, on the other hand, is experienced in all the ways Edward isn't... except emotionally. Learning to open their hearts and let someone in, to become attached, it's something neither anticipated. To me, it's about self-discovery and learning to care deeply for someone while allowing them to care about you. There's so much vulnerability in the characters, and that makes it realistic.

I love the naivety in Edward. He has an innocence about him that is endearing, comical and he makes you adore him from the very beginning. I love how sheviking interweaves his innocence, yet shows how mature and intellectual he is. Bella is spunky, attempts to be guarded, but she's sensitive in ways even she doesn't understand. And the way the two characters develop together, the way they support and teach each other, you can't help but cheer them on. They balance one another amazingly.

The lemons are fantastic, but it's so much more than that. The plot is beautifully crafted, and you can't help but fall in love with the story and its characters. I, for one, am very thankful I stumbled upon this fic.

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