I love this pairing, and it's a pretty big fandom, so there is a ton of fic out there. But it's honestly a bit overwhelming, especially for a more "casual" reader. It seems like I have to get a bit obsessed, in order to weed through all the mounds of fic to find out which ones are the gems.
Unfortunately, I'm waaay too busy with H/D and Sterek to commit to another full-time obsession. I know there is just a ton of great Johnlock stuff I've yet to read, but hopefully I'll get there someday.
(and if you guys have any recs for me....)
Word Count: 1,332
Content/Warnings: established relationship, bottom!john
Summary: There are certain things you have to get used to when you share a bed with Sherlock Holmes.
Sexy and believable and just so them.
Title: Bookshelf Sonata
Author: mistyzeo | mistyzeo
Word Count: 2,528
Content/Warnings: established relationship, rimming, bottom!john
Summary: John is looking for a book, and Sherlock changes his plans.
Jesus this was super crazy hot, with Sherlock fucking John up against a bookcase.
Title: Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Author: roane | roane
Word Count: 3,261
Content/Warnings: intercrural sex, implied bottom!john, holiday!fic
Summary: "Right. It was New Year's Day. Well, it wouldn't be the first time he'd started out the year in a stranger's bedroom. At least this time he was wearing pants."
This was crazy hot and I loved the "What Happened Last Night??!?" trope here.
Title: Game Theory Series (2 Fics)
Author: cyerus | cyerus
Word Count: 4,803 total
Content/Warnings: AU: Boarding School, teacher!john, student!sherlock, teacher/student relationship, desk!sex, office!sex, bottom!john, dub-con, dirty talk, rough sex
Summary: There are times when John thinks he should have made different life choices.
Super hot fics with fun twist on the teacher/student trope, having Sherlock being the student and the one fucking teacher John.
Title: Wasted Hours
Author: song_lin | songlin
Word Count: 4,879
Content/Warnings: AU: Omega!Verse, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, alpha!sherlock, omega!john, heat cycles, knotting, bottom!john
Summary: John is respectful. John keeps his distance. He doesn’t look at Sherlock when Sherlock decides trousers are for dull people. He doesn’t breathe in and savor it when Sherlock flings himself onto the couch first thing in the morning, wafting alpha scent, dressing gown settling around him in a cloud of blue silk. He doesn’t linger when he’s piecing Sherlock back together after a fight, even though he’s half-dressed and beautiful and right there.
He can ignore it. He can control it.
Crazy hot omega!verse fic, with some lovely pining.
Title: Into My Bloodstream
Word Count: 5,495
Content/Warnings: established relationship, bottom!john, spanking, face-fucking, rough sex
Summary: They’d only been sleeping together for a little over a week and John was still finding himself unable to believe that he was allowed this; that he could touch Sherlock and kiss him and press against him in the secret hours of the night.
God this is just pure smoking hot sex. Love it.
Word Count: 6,082
Summary: There are first times for everything.
Beautiful post-S3 fic that deals with Sherlock and John coming together in the aftermath. I loved the characterizations in this and I thought John dealing with his feelings for Sherlock, a man and his best friend, was really well done.
Title: Strategy Games (2 Fics)
Author: stillaseeker | stillaseeker
Word Count: 6,479 total
Content/Warnings: AU: Banking, secret relationship, bottom!john, dirty talk, desk!sex, barebacking, office!sex, boss/employee relationship
Summary: How characteristic, John had thought the first time the prince bedded him, that Sherlock would choose the most forbidden of passions to pursue.
Interesting and unique AU. Loved the dynamic between Sherlock and John here and the sex was OMG fantastic.
Title: Potter!lock AU Series (2 Fics)
Word Count: 7,138 total
Content/Warnings: AU: Fusion, AU: Magical, Harry Potter fusion, professor!sherlock, student!john, teacher/student relationship, secret relationship, desk!sex, bottom!john
Summary: John Watson has a crush on a certain Potions professor.
Fun and super sexy HP fusion with professor Sherlock and smitten Hufflepuff John.
Title: With Eyes Wide Open
Author: cleflink | cleflink
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 8,048
Content/Warnings: AU: Magical Realism, outsider POVs, soulmates, bottom!john, implied bondage, blindfolds, light D/s
Summary: In which souls are deceptively easy to see and no one can quite figure out what the deal is with Sherlock and John. Magic realism.
Such a fascinating AU! Loved the soul concept and I thought the alternating POVs chronicling the development of John and Sherlock's relationship worked beautifully.
Title: Impossible Loyalties
Author: achray | achray
Pairing: Sherlock/John, past Sherlock/OMC
Word Count: 8,466
Content/Warnings: past teacher/student relationship, implied bottom!sherlock, talk of public!sex, talk of unsafe sex
Summary: ‘You were having sex with your tutor?’, John said, trying but doubtless failing not to sound either surprised or judgemental.
Takes place in a vaguely season 2 space, not especially canon-compliant.
I headcanon Sherlock as being somewhat experienced with sex, and I loved his sexual history here, especially with John's reactions to everything.
Title: Nights Become Days
Word Count: 9,099
Content/Warnings: rimming, bottom!john, implied switching, recreational drug use
Summary: Sherlock was suspiciously quiet and when John finally chanced a glance at him, he was completely unsurprised to see Sherlock's eyes narrowed in concentration, moving through his usual deductive capabilities. John knew the exact moment Sherlock became aware of the entire situation, as his eyebrows shot up towards his hairline and he gasped a little oh before a furiously crimson blush infused his absurd cheekbones.
"John, I," Sherlock cleared his throat and visibly steeled himself. "John, I believe we may have had sexual intercourse last night."
John sighed and rubbed his face again. "Yep, I got there myself actually."
Seriously freaking hot sex. Heavily implied switching, but the explicit stuff is all John getting the fuck of his life.
Title: Anything For You
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 11,886
Content/Warnings: D/s, dom!sherlock, sub!john
Summary: Sherlock knows a lot of things about John, even some things that John himself doesn't know. Like the fact that John loves taking orders from Sherlock. Of course, it would be much easier if John knew that, too. Fortunately, John is about to find out.
Wonderful fic exploring a relationship between Sherlock and John with some D/s elements.
Title: What The Fuck Happened Last Night?
Author: mirabilelectu | MirabileLectu
Word Count: 13,025
Warnings/Content: mind altering substance: alcohol, drunk!sex, morning after, light bondage, bottom!john, implied switching, rough sex, marking
Summary: There are several combinations of things that are known to have disastrous consequences for everyone involved. Seven bottles of wine, two very drunk flatmates, and one pair of handcuffs might just be the worst.
Crazy hot and fun fic, and wonderfully believable.
Title: A Silver Sixpence
Word Count: 16,400
Notes: fake/pretend relationship, marriage!fic, bottom!sherlock, sherlock big bang 2012
Summary: "John, we need to get married."
Sweet and funny fic that involves Sherlock and John getting married for ~case reasons~ and then of course feeligns develop along the way!
Title: Man and Beast
Author: jupiter_ash | Jupiter_Ash
Word Count: 19,914
Content/Warnings: AU: Werewolves Exist, creature!fic, werewolf!sherlock, dub-con, rimming, semi-pubic!sex, bottom!john
Summary: Sherlock is a werewolf who is captured by a facility which wants to experiment on him. When John is placed into his cage they expect Sherlock to attack him, but instead, he tries to mate with John.
Really interesting fic with human John who gets thrown in with captured werewolf Sherlock, and mating and feelings and hot sex happens! Great characterizations and I loved how the author combined the wolfy traits with Sherlock's personality.
Title: Caring for John Series (5 Fics)
Pairing: Sherlock/John, brief mildly explicit mention of past John/OFC and John/OMC
Word Count: 21,979 total
Content/Warnings: D/s, dom!sherlock, sub!john, face-fucking, spanking, dirty talk, bondage, aftercare, semi-public!sex, sex toys
Summary: John has been searching all his life for someone to take care of him, but he doesn't find that person until he begins dating Sherlock.
Jesus this series is so crazy hot! Love the D/s dynamic here and Sherlock and John learning how to be together and be in this kind of relationship. Believable with some super sexy smut! :D
Title: Curious Case
Author: cleo_2010 | Cleo2010
Word Count: 44,653
Content/Warnings: first time, rimming, bottom!sherlock, sex toys, autofellatio
Summary: After burning his hands, Sherlock's unable to release his 'tension' in the usual manner. Who should he turn to? His totally, completely straight friend and flatmate who's totally not into Sherlock or his boy parts at all. Definitely.
Just a bit of fun that's PWP with a hint of plot, all the way through.
Super hot fic! I really enjoyed how much John got off on being "directed" by Sherlock and his reactions to being fingers for the first time were crazy sexy!
Title: Song of the Dauntless Knight
Author: antietamfalls | antietamfalls
Pairing: Sherlock/John, background Greg/Molly
Word Count: 48,489
Content/Warnings: AU: Historical, knight!john, bottom!john, first time, secret relationship, period specific homophobia
Summary: 14th-century England. Sir John Watson and his knightly comrades return home from fighting for the Black Prince in France and enter into the household service of Duke Moriarty. Among the many castle denizens is Lord Sherlock Holmes, heir to his brother the Earl and long-time hostage of the Duke. An unlikely relationship soon emerges.
Wonderful medieval fic that cleverly incorporates all the characters. Loved the connection between Sherlock and John here, and the time period portrayal felt very authentic.
Title: Fifty Good Reasons
Author: mistyzeo | mistyzeo
Pairing: Sherlock/John, John/Molly (ch. 6), Anthea/Mycroft (ch. 20)
Word Count: 53,940
Content/Warnings: AU: Boarding School, AU: University, switching, bottom!john, bottom!sherlock, fisting, face-fucking, public!sex, breathplay, break-up, barebacking, shared bed, bathroom!sex, underage, first time, elevator!sex, shower!sex, voyeurism, exhibitionism, dirty talk, rimming, light D/s, established relationship
Summary: Inspired by the 50 Reasons To Have Sex Fic Fest, this is the version where it's all Sherlock & John. Also it is a big mistake on my part. SEX VIGNETTES.
Each one of the 50 chapters in this fic represents a different "reason" to have sex. The fics are all unconnected, so keep in mind that the tags don't all apply to the same fic. I'm putting this one in the canon section, because only 1 or 2 of the 50 ficlets are AUs. Really fun concept and the ideas are wonderfully applied and executed. The writing is wonderful and the sex is all crazy hot! My favorites are chapters 9, 17, 24, 34, 40, 42. but they are honestly all great.
Title: The Progress of Sherlock Holmes
Author: ivyblossom | ivyblossom
Pairing: Sherlock/John, John/Mary
Word Count: 62,006
Content/Warnings: first person POV, infidelity, lightly implied bottom!john
Summary: Sherlock is head over heels for John, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. First-person present-tense series of short scenes from Sherlock's point of view, borrowing heavily from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.
OMG this fic! First person POV which isn't my favorite, but Sherlock's voice is amazing here, probably the best I've ever read. Goes AU after season 1 and the Mary here isn't the one from the show, but she is very interesting and fleshed out. I just adored the relationship between Sherlock and John and the writing was truly gorgeous. Lots of lovely pining feels and some beautifully sensual sex.
Title: Northwest Passage
Author: kryptaria | Kryptaria
Word Count: 95,159
Content/Warnings: AU, switching, bottom!sherlock, bottom!john, rimming, PTSD, mentions of drug addiction
Summary: Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn't truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.
Wonderful AU with awesome characterizations and a great connection and developing relationship between Sherlock and John. I loved how the author took details from Canon (like Sherlock's drug addiction and John as a soldier) and expanded upon them to fit in this verse.