Reviews for Power and Finesse
arandm30 chapter 28 . 6/30/2010
Ohmigod I love this story. I can across it not long ago and was all like no it's so long! But it was worth reading. I've fallen in love with your characters, especially Chance. He's so naive and adorable! I can't wait for the next chapter, and I definitely can't wait to see what will happen between Dane and Chance.
Blo0d StaiNed Rose chapter 28 . 6/29/2010
ohh i loved it...poor rowan, and dom what he must felt. i dont know the reason rowans mum left but i dont think it would be good one for me to ever like her...i almost cant believe she had the nerve to call and want to talk to i hope you will update soon cause your updates make my day :D
zac04 chapter 28 . 6/29/2010
you made me cry in this one...its been a while since i reviewed as i was out of town and had no internet access and i came back and found all this new chapters and i was delighted...i especially liked this one...too many things happened and poor rowan what he must be thinking now...and i hope avalon clears things up with himself first at least...poor rowan what horrors and drama lie ahead of him and only for our amusement and pleasure...:P

hope you will update soon :)
bookaholic13 chapter 28 . 6/29/2010
there's nothing i love more than a well written chapter! :)

like this one!
may16 chapter 28 . 6/29/2010
Avalon mother is kind of ... special haha but she is funny too

And of course Rowan is much more than a project to Avalon ! ;)

I loved it when Rowan said the word finesse, I don't know why...

As always a wonderful chapter
Megsi chapter 28 . 6/28/2010
I hope this story never ends... Seriously, you should just keep writing it until you die so we never have to suffer of Rowan-deprivation. Also, I'm starting to feel pressured to know everything in your story, lol. Haha, like what if I'm not smart enough to get something and then I'm clueless... This worries me, lol.

The Jacqueline call... I knew it would come :). And she's coming! Wow! Will that happen next chapter? I can't wait. It'll be interesting to see whether Rowan will be so mad and just tell her off, which she deserves, or have some emotional breakdown. Also, poor Dom. His feelings were so confused and he obviously still loves her and she doesn't even bother to see how he is or anything... Just tells him that she's calling for Rowan. I loved the phone call between Dom and Rowan. Although through Rowan's thought processes he wasn't being sincere about missing Dom I think deep down he was :).

Rowan and Natalie was absolutely gorgeous. I loved how he was like all motherly with her in the end when he thought about all the bad things that could've happened to her when he noticed she left. I loved that scene where they were trying to teach Kara how to play soccer. I was just thinking how that must've been a scene that inspired the story and I love how Avalon is like power and Rowan is the finesse... That's cute. I also can't believe I never thought of that until just then. haha

I hate Avalon's Dad's reaction to Rowan but I guess he's just being a typical small-town macho man. I can understand why he doesn't like Rowan but I don't have to like it. :. And I hate that both his mum and dad believe that Rowan will just be short-term thing, like every one of Avalon's other projects. And poor Rowan having to hear that! But I guess things were going too cruisy for them and this is bound to cause a lot of problems now because of Rowan's fears. Add in Jacqueline and Rowan just may explode...

I'm super excited for next chapter :).
paputsza chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
Nobody knows? Tell me, you should know. NEXT! chapter?
Esquirella chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
I don't think Jacqueline can redeem herself at all! Not even if it turns out she was an undercover CIA agent who had to infiltrate a dangerous country for 15 years and killed all the evil people. She sztill left her son and she's a slimeball in my book! And you did that scene with Dom calling Rowan so wonderfuly! You could almost feel Dom's need.

Not a fan of Avalon's dad right now, but, hey, he didn't fly totally off the deep end, so that's something in his favor.

Rowan's fear of being one of Avalon's projects to be let go was a pretty clever twist here. His constant need for confirmation from Avalon means he will not be easily comforted this time, and now Avalon really has a hell of hill to climb ... especially when Jacqueline comes back and (likely) shatters Rowan's world again.

Avalon seems to have led a perfect and neat life up till now, according to Kara. It will be interesting to see how he pulls this off and keeps Rowan together in the process. He will have to be canonized as Saint Avalon then.


LOL! Sorry, but inquiring minds wanna know!
BRMR chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
Ok, first and foremost I have to say it Jacqueline is a bitch! If I didn't like her before then I now officially hate her guts! :- What right does she have to come out of no where after 15 years wanting to see Rowan? WTH? Anyway, wow alot of stuff happened here. I was exceptionally upset for Rowan when Avalon's mother said all that stuff about how Avalon had that whole damsel-in-ditress complex and then left them once he saved them. To be honest, I'm really surprised that Rowan didn't hav emore of a reaction to hearing all that. I expected him to freak out and let loose everything he might have been holding back...I'm oddly proud of him but it didn't stop me from feeling bad for him. But FINALLY, Avalon told his parents-well his mom, I was starting to think that he wasn't going to. She handled the whole thing really well though I know she only did that because she was expecting Avalon to dump him eventually when he's done "fixing" sad...Oh! and that scene between Dominic and Rowan was adorable but I can't believe he punked out and didn't tell Rowan about Jacqueline. I'm really interested to see how Rowan is going to react to seeing his mother, though I have an idea...O, I can't wait!
DestinyDez chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
NO! you got that just no! why? Poor Rowan, why did he need to hear that from Avalon's mom :( his life has to be so hard right now the poor boy. And his mom! His mom is coming to see him, why! Ok, no, I kind of understand that one but urgh! Can l just steal Rowan from out of your story, l'll love him, l promise... of course he'll have to move to sweden but l think he'll like that, great football teams there! ;) l just want to hug him right now. l think this will be the first time l cry to a story, like really cry. Haha the "Dane walk" that is poor awesomeness right there. l guess l should a p.s. message.

P.S. I still love you even though you making me feel like crying :)
celes101 chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
great chapter.

leaving me wanting more of course, lots more :D
Nikolai Lee chapter 28 . 6/27/2010
WOOT! IT UPDATED! I'm so happy that it did! o w o

This story now have me hooked by my eyes. It's just getting so interesting and I have to say, you're not the only one excited for the next chapter. ;D I can't wait for Jacqueline's appearance. Well, I just can't wait for a new chapter overall.
BrianKinney chapter 27 . 6/24/2010
Your fic is the first one I ever read on this site. And omg, I love it! I love Rowan, that spoilt brat is easily one of the most well-written characters ever! I love how possessive and pouty he is. I love his relationship with Layla and how she just can't say no. I even love his twisted relationship with Dane because he's this evil little black hole. I love the way you write these characters, everyone gets their moments and nobody's two-dimensional. Nobody's good or evil but they are full characters that are written with such care. I love Tommy, Kona, Chance, Dom and everyone else! I especially love how I can't stop reading this despite the lack of smexing. But that's ok! Because the plot just blows you away. And most of all I just love how quickly you update this!

So, I just wrote you this review telling you how much I LOVE this story. Please, don't ever make me stop loving it. And I know you won't, so keep it up!
Esquirella chapter 27 . 6/19/2010
Yes, lots happened! Very cool progress, too! Chance finds he has to do his own thinking when he avoids Dane! That was a novel approach to round out his character. In the beginning, it seemed he would remain largely two-dimensional and in the background. I wasn't sure he would become more than a casual character. But I'm very glad he did!

I think that Tommy and Kona's advice to Dane was the most logical. It seemed that Dane didn't even consider looking at the situation from a confused, thought-I-was-straight guy's poinbt of view. And I think it builds Chance's own self-confidence when he's the one Dane leans on, so an aggresive Dane probably wouldn't be able to get into a real relationship with Chance.

Avalon's mom is perceptive, we see here. But I wonder if her perception will also see through Rown's walls, like Avalon did. It would seem that someone with as strong a motherly instinct as Dana would be drawn to a needy child-like guy as Rowan. Just my opinion. LOL!

LOVE the update! Really want to see more!
BRMR chapter 27 . 6/19/2010
Seeiing your updates always makes me smile!

You sure were right about alot happening in this chapter but you were also correct in it being shorter than usual. But oddly enough the chapter length didn't detract from the chapter content at all. Although by the time I got to the end I was craving for more! Haha, but hey ,that's nothing usual...

Oh, I must say I was a little skeptical about Dance (even though I kinda suspected it) becuase Dane and Chance were-well are such an unlikely pair at first glance that I didn't see how they would or could work out. But I guess I was looking at it from the wrong angle. The more Dane and Chance interact them more I notice that Rowan and Chance are pretty much alike in the way of being impulsive and pretty much like a child (yet different) so of course there would be a chance (Haha, I made a funny)that Dane could possibly become attracted to Chance. Though I must say after reading the last chapter, I personally thought Chance was going to freak out and protest a little bit more than he did and I didn't expect Dane to go as far as he did...but anyway after reading this chapter I'm team Dance (...after Team Ravalon, of course!) If you couldn't already tell I really enjoyed the Dance interlude!

Rowan and Avalon; adorable as usual! I just can't get enough of those two. When Avalon first brought up the prospect of going to visit his family for the weekend, I thought to myself why doesn't he just invite Rowan to go with him, but then I was like oh well 1. his family doesn't know about his 'preferences' and 2. Rowan probably wouldn't be able to behave enough for that. But who would have thought that Rowan would have actually wanted to go? Surely not I, and apparently not Avalon either, lol...Why do I have the suspicious feeling that the extent of Rowan and Avalon realtionship is going to be revealed to Avalon's family in the next chapter? And oh god, what about Dane and Chance, and Domonic, er- Chance's mom (For the life of me I can't remember her name, I want to say it's Sierra but idk and I'm too lazy to go and look for it) But anyway I really, REALLY liked this chapter! I'm anxiously awaiting the next one :)
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