Dec. 7th, 2014

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Title: Dawn Before the Rest of the World, Series
Author: faviconPoppyAlexander
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Length: ca 37K in 5 parts
Rating: Teen to Mature
Warnings: None
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Author's summary: None provided for the series. Summary for part 1: In one of the grand houses of England in the 1920s, butler Sherlock Holmes is wooed to pieces by the world's most romantic gardener, John Watson.

Reccer's comments: Sweet bajeebus, the sexual tension in this. The author's tag about history's hottest almost-kiss is not kidding. The first part of the series describes how the two men become lovers, but the other three parts are no less hot, sweet, and tender without going full PWP (although there are a couple very titillating sex scenes). Their story is told mainly through looks and outwardly chaste touches, letters and acts of devotion from afar.

This is a complete AU set in the historical context of post-World War I England. I thought the author did a good job of keeping us aware of the period through things like the level of medical care available and the clothing, yet not overwhelming the reader with too much information. The story of these two men is definitely the main point of interest.

A love affair for the ages.

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