I"m about 50% through this 162k word monster and overall loving it.
X-Men: First Class (Charles/Erik), but modern day AU, no powers, so basically, it's like an original contemporary romance novel (where I get to picture Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Yum.)
Note to Kate: It has your peeve of dour Raven though, so heads-up. The story is great, and everyone acts like an adult, but I thought of you when dour Raven came on the scene. :-)
One nice thing: A big plot thing happens halfway through that I thought wouldn't happen for ages, so I look forward to how things go for the rest of the story. (Plus there is a sigh-worthy confession scene. *sigh*)
Anarchy in the UK by Yahtzee
Summary "Good God, Erik thought. The Prince of Wales is gay."
Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy -- and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.