|Reviews for Only You|
| brinalovesyouxx 1/4/13 . chapter 9
Awww so sweet. First as enemies, second as strangers, third as friends, fourth as loverd and fifth as a family.. Perfect happy ending :D xx
| Brightheart 12/24/11 . chapter 1
| Penname non.graceful 7/10/11 . chapter 9
I finishedthe story and enjoyed it a lot! So I scrolled to the top to go onto your profile to see if you had any other great stories to tell but I faltered! You see I've read many of your stories- maybe all of them ever- and I smiled and thought 'Trust Clavel to make such a great story!'
Oh! Minor punctuation and grammar mistakes! 'where' in most cases was meant to be 'were.' some of your sentences were muddled a bit... But who cares? I corrected it in my mind when I was reading!
| beavermeadowsbev 6/10/11 . chapter 1
I really like this story. I read a manga that almost has the same story as this: .
Gotta read some more! Good luck on your stories!
| crazypsychobitch 4/20/11 . chapter 9
I liked this story. At first, i thought that there would be a love triangle between Jacen, Darla, and Jared since Darla became close to Jared first... So anyway, i just wanted to tell you that i really like this story! Keep on writing! :) and goodluck on your future works!
| MercedesPhoenix 3/4/11 . chapter 9
Hello! I know this was written quite a while ago (I'm not even sure if you still check for reviews) but I just stumbled across it because of your story "My Life in Black & Blue" which was, by the way, awesome. It's easy to tell your writing skills have greatly improved.
And now on to this story specifically. Overall, the plot was good. I totally understood the whole "arranged marriage love relationship thing. I'm generally great at distinguishing the plot, but I think someone without a brain in their head could have got where you were coming from. This was an easy read that I finished in one sitting. However, I think the plot moved too fast for me. One minute they're newlyweds. The next she's opening up to his brother. This I think was very well-paced, but afterwards as we start to move in to their relationship more, it started going too fast for me. It was like one minute they're cold and distant towards each other, then BAM! They start kissing and opeining up. He's hesitant about becoming her lover then suddenly BAM! She's pregnant with his child. It was kind of weird for me how Jacen/Darla nonchalantly say "we started kissing" or "I'm pregnant with his child" and then suddenly explain how this came about. Sometimes the explanations were kind of vague. I feel like a lot of stuff happened out of our eyes that we probably should have seen. I think you could have used important events in the story, like Darla's grandfather's death, to have them open up more visibly towards each other.
All-in-all, I think it was a good story. I'm just trying to give you suggestions so your work can improve. I won't mind what you do with my advice, I just want to tell you I enjoyed the story, and maybe if you get the time you can check out some of mine in return. I'm hopefully returning to writing very soon.
| momo3069 1/26/11 . chapter 8
Last one. At least for today. Fall in Love. Thats the best love. I dont know why, but Im still sad. They did fight so long and lost so many. I hate war. Its stupid and gruel.
| all4hydration 8/7/10 . chapter 9
i loved it! completely!
| all4hydration 8/7/10 . chapter 1
love it! im officially going to read the entire rest of the story!
| BittersweetHearts08 5/9/10 . chapter 9
This is a very good story. I see that this was posted quite a while ago but if you ever do decide to publish or whatever I will give you constructive criticism.
First of all, I enjoyed this story immensely, so don't think that because I am giving you criticism I didn't enjoy it. Because I wouldnt give you a detailed review if i didn't ;)
This has the potential to be a lengthy novel, but you left it with only 9 chapters. I don't know why you did this but I think lengthening it would be wise (17 or 18 ch. at the least). And more background information. Don't just start at the wedding. Begin a prologue with her fighting in a war where all her friends died (make it real so later when she has the dreams the readers are able to sympathize).
Put in more fillers. Let the reader get to know each of the characters more. Develop Jared and Elena way more. I loved those two characters but I rarely saw them (more so with Elena). You could have done so much with ELena's character with her loving Jacen, but you didn't. I would recommend really developing her character. And if you did/do a sequel about Hector's child (I'm not sure if you have b/c I haven't checked), develop his character more too. Explain why Hector and Darla's friendship ran so deep and why they were so close and maybe even go into detail about how it was for him when Conrad died (his brother).
Add more description. THIS WOULD ADD SO MUCH TO YOUR STORY! Describe the facial expressions of characters. Add similes and comparisons. Describe hand and body placements and postures to describe the atmosphere, mood, or person.
That's pretty much it. You could even use my critiques on future stories. It pretty much is an outline for everything fiction related you write. You are a good writer and I applaud you, but I do feel that a reader would have enjoyed in far more if you would have added a little bit of what I wrote above. However, it was a very good and sweet story.
I have a story somewhat similar (with the time period and prince and princess and all). You would honor me by checking it out and reading it. It's called And They Lived Happily Never After.
Thanks! and have a fabulous week! :)
| reeka7 2/25/10 . chapter 1
Good start ;) I promise to be considerate and honest! (From what I've experienced 'kind' doesn't always help one to improve ;D )
There was a tiny typo: "bye marring him we would forge an alliance". Which should be," .. by marrying". There could be more, but that one kind of popped out at me.
Also in regards to as to how you introduced both Darla and Jacen at the wedding, I think it was a tad underdone. In the sense that at all royal events, everyone makes a HUGE deal about titles. It's all about power with those guys. Status, wealth, property etc.
I think they both should have been introduced as , "Crown Prince/ss of the...", then their names and the name of their lands/country. Have a last name in comparison is more often than done with everday people. e.g. "The Crown Prince of Wales, Prince...(insert name here) "
Also referring to your author's note: As this is a fictional story- and the setting is of an older era. 'Mum and Dad'probably wouldn't suit the time/place (as they are more modern sayings). 'Mother and Father' is actually quite appropriate, more informal titles would be "Ma/Da or Mama/ Papa".
I hope this is helpful ;)
| chocolaterain 12/18/09 . chapter 6
"High stamina is one of the trade marks of the Bear kind"
that's not gonna come and haunt her at all now is it *wink wink*?
| Icyfire4w5 11/2/09 . chapter 2
1) Oops, I guess that you've made some typos. (Hint 1: "Intelligent without passion.") (Hint 2: I've noticed that some full stops are missing.)
2) Darla only likes to eat dessert? She has a sweet tooth, right? Haha. :)
| Icyfire4w5 11/2/09 . chapter 1
Hmm... Darla is a warrior, which means that she's my favourite type of heroine. I bet that she must have been really feisty.
| Abrasive 10/2/09 . chapter 9
Unfortunately, I found the story somewhat empty. It was promising but failed to inspire any emotion within me. Grammar and syntax were fine, however I couldn't feel anything for the characters. Many parts of the story seemed rushed over (for example, Darla and Jacen suddenly kissing all the time despite seeming distant in the previous chapter) and I think if you were to re-edit it, it would be wise to include a lot more detail as well as working on improving your characterisation.
Furthermore, there was no real sense of time or place. Initially I assumed it was going to be a period piece. However, your use of colloquial language confused me and it seemed more modern towards the end with cookouts, etc. A lack of description is responsible for this and you might want to work on that in future.
There's a lot of potential in your writing, but also, a lot of room for improvement. Good luck.