Title: Hearts on Detours Author: Stanrick Rating: Fiction T Genre: Romance/Humor Status: Complete Library Category: Romance Pairings: Harry/Hermione Summary: Dark times lie ahead, they said. Soon we will have to decide between what is easy and what is right, they said. Yeah, well. Nobody told him they were actually talking about that Yule Ball nightmare that now lies inescapably ahead with no clear answers in sight. How will he ever get out of this mess, and is there any way that doesn't involve dancing? (There isn't.) Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12064715/1/Hearts-on-Detours It's surprisingly well written, for ffn.net standard. Author quite successfully (imo) emulates Shakespeare, so result takes some getting used to. The story is quite wordy, author often uses descriptions in a flowery prose type of writing. Despite that, the story feels refreshing in its original writing style. It isn't drowning in descriptions. As for the plot, it's romance, so don't expect any elaborate plots and action. Another thing I don't like about it is that it contains so little magic. It's character focused romance though, so what can I expect? It's a story about Yule ball and events shortly before it, so its 74k words can keep some readers away. As I mentioned, it can feel a little wordy at times. At some points, it seems to me that author sacrificed characters credibility for prose, so some characters seemed just a little OOC at times. Fortunately, it's just shorter remarks that I feel are used to make this story feel Shakespearesque, but I remove 1 point from final rating for that and other small issues (awkward phrasing in several places). If you like romances, just give it a try. It might surprise you. 4/5.