Title: Playing With Fire
Rating: A very, very strong NC-17
Category: Story, Romance
Pairing: AJ/Mac, with some Mac/OC (temporary) and Harm/OC
Summary: AJ/Mac romance. Follows canon through "Answered Prayers"; goes completely AU from there. AJ and Mac decide to play with fire... can they avoid getting burned?
Story Status: Completed--81 chapters.
Edited 7/6/07 to add: http://www.heroineaddict.net/fanfiction/jag/ajmac/kim/pwf/index.html (Password-protected; e-mail me with an age statement for the password.)
Shannon's Thoughts: PWF is the ultimate AJ/Mac fic. All newcomers to the AJ/Mac pairing should read it. That is, as long as they are of age. Playing With Fire is definitely not a story for the kiddies. It is a novel-length fic that actually started out as a challenge on ajmacfic. It was begun in December 2001, and was finished in August 2003.
PWF is a gorgeous story. Kim actually made me cry in places. That just doesn't happen.
Unlike most AJ/Mac fanfics, Kim does not skirt around the fraternization issue--she deals with it head-on. Kim has crafted a beautifully written, dramatic story.
However, this fic definitely deserves its NC-17 rating. The smut scenes in PWF are hot. They are hotter than the Sahara in August. Just one warning: you'll never look at strawberries the same way again. ;-)
Final Judgment: 9.5/10. The spelling and grammar is a bit sloppy in places, but the plot (and smut!) more than make up for any mistakes.