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Duo Review: Beckman and Gabriel (Lonely Lords 4&5) by Grace Burrowes

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Beckman: Lord of Sins at Amazon
Gabriel: Lord of Regrets at Amazon

We’re doing something a little different today here at RHFL in that we’re running reviews of two related books together in the same post. Given the proliferation of “series” in the genre, it isn’t possible to review every single book in any given one. Caz reviewed Darius which was the first in this series back in April and rated it highly (4.5 stars) Since then, another four or five books have appeared and there just hasn’t been space to review them all. Hence your humble reviewers’ idea to review two of them together.

Anyone who is keeping up with Grace Burrowes’ latest series featuring a number of rather scrumptious heroes known collectively as the Lonely Lords will know that although each of the books can be read without reading any of the others, there are some which benefit from a little previous knowledge AND which are closely linked to some of the other books in the series. Two such books were the second and third in the series (Nicholas and Ethan) and the same is true of the two books being featured today. The character of Gabriel North features strongly in Beckman Haddonfield’s story, past events are referenced and some other characters cross from one book to the other (most notably Gabriel’s love-interest), so it made sense to run a collaborative review.

Beckman

Beckman finally emerges from the shadow of his wife’s death by agreeing to restore a family estate…and embarking on a dalliance with the quiet, mysterious housekeeper who resides there. But she is not who she seems…

Publisher and Release Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 2013

RHL Classifications:
Time and Setting: Regency England
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Level: 2
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 stars

Review by Caz

I’m gradually catching up with the Lonely Lords and have now reached the fourth book, which is the story of Beckman Haddonfield, one of the younger brothers of Nicholas, Viscount Reston and Ethan Grey.
The events in this book run parallel to events that take place in Nicholas, and there are several references throughout as to what Nick is up to, rattling around in London, as well as to the cautious rapprochement that is taking place between Ethan and his half-brothers.

This book opens with the dying earl seeing Beckman off as the latter departs for Three Springs, one of the family properties which is in desperate need of attention. Lady Warne, Beckman’s grandmother, owns the place, although she does not live there, and she is not altogether happy with the responses she is receiving to her letters and enquiries.

We learn as the novel progresses, that Beckman is the “fixer” in the family, and that he has travelled extensively in this role, surveying the family’s holdings at home and abroad, and doing what needs to be done in order to maintain them and keep them profitable.

The thing that struck me immediately was the depth of feeling in the relationship between Beckman and his father – a thing rarely seen in historical romances. Normally, fathers and sons are at loggerheads or estranged, but here, Beckman is loath to leave; knowing his father is dying, he wants to stay, but also knows the earl is despatching him because he doesn’t want his family to see him in his decline. It’s also clear that Beck is something of a favourite –

Nicholas is a good time. You are a good man.

and that the earl is concerned about Nick’s suitability to inherit the earldom.

Arriving at Three Springs, Beckman makes the acquaintance of the women who run the house, the taciturn land steward and slovenly servants. The house and lands are in a bad way, but there has not been enough money forthcoming to do much other than to keep the house running in a very basic manner. The ladies – Sara Hunt, the housekeeper and her sister Polly, the cook – are helped by the mysterious Gabriel North, a man Beck immediately suspects is much more than a simple land steward, and hindered by a couple of lazy farmhands who Beck very quickly gets rid of.

I found this to be a very gently moving story about people finding their place and their purpose. Beckman has been a wanderer for years, a situation that came about when his father realised that Beck needed something to divert him from the course towards self-destruction on which he’d set himself after the death of his young wife and unborn child. But he’s become weary and a little bit resentful of being continually sent away for “his own good” and wants to put down some roots.

Sara is surprised to discover that this son of an earl isn’t above getting his hands dirty. He and Gabriel work all the hours God sends in order to set the estate to rights, something which takes its toll particularly on Gabriel because of a recent injury.

Like Beckman, Sara (whose full name is Sarabande) has her own secrets and inner demons. A hugely talented violinist, she married a man who subsequently exploited her and her talent, hawking her all over Europe, from concert halls to drawing rooms, and spending all the money she made on drink, gambling and other women. The Hunts were clearly a talented family as Polly (or Polonaise) is an incredible artist, a talent that appears to have been passed to Sara’s daughter Allie.

Although Sara’s cruel, wastrel husband is long dead, she and Polly live in fear of his relatives discovering Allie’s whereabouts and taking her away to exploit her talent as an artist. This means that they are reluctant to let the girl paint as they don’t want her to immerse herself completely in her gift to the extent that they had done in the past and in a way that left them open to the machinations of an unscrupulous man.

The thing that stopped me rating the book more highly, because the romance is by turns beautiful and scorching, was the fact that Sara’s secrets turned out to be so… well, insignificant. She has hidden herself away since returning to England because she is so ashamed of the fact that she gave “private performances” barefoot and wearing scanty costumes to rooms full of gawking men, feeling it makes her unfit to mix in society and causing her to worry in case one of those men should recognise her.

I admit I’d expected Sara’s deep secret to be something a little more scandalous, but in the grand scheme of things, that didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book. As I’ve said, the central romance is utterly beautiful, and Beckman is an absolute joy of a hero; kind, caring and insightful, and I never cease to be amazed by the amount of romantic and sexual tension that this author can bring to the merest touch of a hand or a kiss.

In Beckman, like the books that precede it, Ms Burrowes has also written a superb male friendship. I’m finding these to be among the highlights of the books in this series that I’ve read so far – in Nicholas and Ethan, the eponymous characters resurrect and repair a relationship destroyed years earlier and in this book, Beckman and Gabriel North strike up a friendship that I’m convinced will last for years. There were a couple of laugh-out-loud moments in their banter, there were times they may not have liked each other much, but it’s clear there was a lot of mutual respect and understanding between them; and in fact, their parting was almost as painful as the one that took place when Beck had to leave Three Springs after his father’s death.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book despite the misgivings I’ve mentioned about certain aspects of the plot. But Ms Burrowes is one of those writers whose characters are so compelling and whose handling of the emotional content of her stories keeps me coming back for more, despite some minor inconsistencies.

Gabriel

After years in hiding, when Gabriel Wendover leaves behind the woman he loves to resume his place as Marquis of Hesketh, he finds the lady herself already ensconced his household, and the mysterious danger still stalking him. Gabriel loves Polonaise Hunt (Polly) and is both upset and thrilled to find that she’s been hired by his brother to paint the family portraits. He must keep himself, his brother and Polly safe, but there’s nothing he can do to safeguard his own heart…

Publisher and Release Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 2013

RHL Classifications
Time and Setting: Regency England
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Level: 2
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 stars

Review by Lady Blue

“It’s time I rose from the dead.” With those words, Gabriel, Marquis of Hesketh begins the process of reclaiming his life. He was injured in Spain over two years previously, and since that time, several attempts have been made on his life. In order to protect himself until he is stronger and can figure out who the would-be-assassin is, he lets everyone believe he is dead. Meanwhile, he is acting as a land steward at Three Springs, Beckman Haddonfield’s estate very close to his own home. (Beckman is the previous book in the series. This book can be read without having read Beckman, but reading it provides some background information as the characters in both stories are closely connected.)

Gabriel’s younger brother, Aaron, has now claimed his title, and his fiancée, Marjorie. (It should be noted that this was an arranged marriage of convenience, and not a love match.) He would appear to be high on the list of suspects, along with another cousin, George, who is in line to inherit after Aaron. George acts as steward to the Hesketh estate, but neither he, nor Aaron are doing a good job of managing it, as one disaster after another happens.

While Gabriel had been living incognito at Beckman’s estate, he became enamored of the cook, Polly. He fights his attraction to her, knowing that he is living a lie and can’t have a serious relationship until his life is straightened out. He backs away, and lets her know that he will be leaving, but Polly has secrets of her own. She is an accomplished painter, and ironically is hired to paint a portrait of Marjorie, Gabriel’s former betrothed, and now his brother’s wife.

Gabriel decides to take the direct approach, and confronts his brother face to face. Aaron’s joy at seeing him alive leads Gabriel to believe that it isn’t his brother who wants him dead. So, who is responsible? And now, to muddy the waters even further, Polly is here to paint the portrait, and discovers that Gabriel is the presumed-dead heir. Gabriel tries to send Polly away, to protect her from any danger, but she refuses to give up her commission.

Their proximity leads to intimacy, and to love. Gabriel is now determined to marry Polly once the mystery is solved, but Polly feels unworthy due to his title, and her past. She has a secret that she feels will turn Gabriel away from her, not realizing that he already knows. His acceptance is a beautiful thing to see, as is her acceptance of his past.

There is a lot happening in this story. There is the secondary story of Aaron, Gabriel’s brother, and his unhappy marriage. There is the mystery surrounding cousin George. And there is the mother-in-law from hell, who has to be one of the most despicable characters I’ve read about. I just wanted her to die on the spot. I did have to raise an eyebrow at the identity of the would-be-killer(s), and his/her reasoning because the circumstances didn’t quite ring true with me. All that aside, the focus of the book is Gabriel and Polly’s love story, and it is a beautiful one indeed. As with all of Grace Burrowes’ books, the story is very character driven, and I highly recommend it, and the others in the Lonely Lords series.

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn

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Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…

For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…

Publisher and Release Date: EKensington, 19 September 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Time and Setting: England 1806 – 1814
Heat Level: 2
Reviewer Rating: 4 stars

Review by Lady Blue

Marcus Finley is living the life of a privileged second son of a Marquis. At the age of twenty, he is already well versed in gaming, drinking, and women. As his partying ways escalate, his father decides he must put a stop to it before Marcus is beyond redemption. The Marquis arranges to exile him to the West Indies, in the hope that it will be the making of him. Days before he is scheduled to depart, Marcus is attending a party where he meets Lady Phoebe Stanhope. He is immediately smitten, and believes himself in love. He also believes that he will convince Phoebe to take a quick trip to Gretna Green so that she can travel with him to the West Indies as his wife.

The beautiful Phoebe is, in fact, not yet sixteen years old and has not made her début. She is also attracted to Marcus. As she is walking alone, Marcus sees his opportunity to make his move. He approaches her, and she immediately realizes he has been drinking, and intends to leave him. Marcus takes hold of her arm, tells her he loves her, and tries to kiss her. Phoebe struggles, causing him to accidentally brush her breast. The petite Phoebe then proceeds to punch him squarely in the nose and he drops to the floor. Then she begins to berate him, chastize him, and tell him she never wants to see him again. She then retreats to her room, shaken from the encounter. Marcus begins his exile alone, and Phoebe gets on with her life, while holdiing this incident in the back of her mind.

Eight years have now passed. In the intervening years, Phoebe’s brother has married Marcus’ sister, but Phoebe has never married. Marcus has grown into the man his father hoped he would be. Arthur, the older brother of Marcus, and the heir, is terminally ill, and has no son, so Marcus is summoned home.

Marcus, in fact, truly fell in love with Phoebe eight years ago. Now that he is no longer in exile, he has hopes of winning her, since she has never married. He regrets his behavior, and wants to show her that he is a changed and much better man. Phoebe, on the other hand, has never forgotten that incident, and has let it affect her whole existence. When she learns that Marcus is returning and is going to be visiting, she flees to town so she won’t have to encounter him. She plans to avoid him as much as she can, and when she does meet him, she plans on icy politeness.

Fate has a different plan. Two incidents happen where Phoebe is in trouble and Marcus happens to be the one to come to her rescue. Amazingly enough, she does not recognize him, and he decides not to introduce himself, thinking to win her approval before she realizes who he is. Now Phoebe is the one who is smitten by this heroic stranger.

When the truth finally comes out, Phoebe has very mixed feelings. She finally agrees to let Marcus court her, but on her terms. It turns out her terms aren’t leading anywhere as quickly as Marcus would like. So he decides to add seduction to the mix. As the courtship begins to make progress, a new wrinkle is added. There is a villain who wants Phoebe for himself, and Marcus dead.

I found myself liking Marcus very much, but I had mixed feelings about Phoebe. Marcus was willing to go to any length to atone for an act that wasn’t really so heinous. Phoebe was a strong, intelligent woman, yet she permitted an incident that was really only an attempted kiss and an accidental touch to cloud her judgement and affect whole future. I can understand her turmoil when it happened – she was only fifteen years old after all. But she seemed to want to hold on to it, not easily letting go, even when she saw how much Marcus had changed. That is the only drawback to this story. For a début book in particular, it is extremely well written and enjoyable to read. Ella Quinn has captured the time period beautifully, and she writes wonderful dialogue. I found myself reading it in only two sittings. I recommend reading it, and look forward to the upcoming stories of some of the characters we have met in this book.

Unwanted (Highland Historical #3) by Kerrigan Byrne

Unwanted by Kerrigan Byrne

Published: June 13, 2012

Publisher’s Blurb:

His heart was made of ice…
Born a nameless bastard into the Berserker horde, Finn is the measure of strength, ferocity, and brutality at the Temple of Freya. Sent to the Highlands bent on revenge and murder, he stumbles on an infant deserted in the snow. What he chooses next may seal his fate.

Her life was cold and empty…
Rhona McEwan has lost everything. Her husband, her child, and soon she fears she must relinquish her dignity in order to survive the bitter Highland winter. When the most fearsome, mysterious, and breathtaking man seeks the help she can give to the child in his arms, she’s unable to turn them away. Even though she’s not certain he’s entirely human.

Three of the world’s Unwanted…
On a snowy Solstice night during the magical Yuletide season, their need for each other may alter their destines forever.

In the third installment of the best-selling Highland Historical Series, Kerrigan Byrne weaves a tale of blood and vengeance, of love, redemption, and the bonds that make a family.

Tags: Romance, Historical, Highlander, Paranormal, Short-Story

Time Frame: Scottish Highlands, Winter, 1411

Heat Level: 3

REVIEW RATING : 5 stars

REVIEW BY LEE ANNE:

Kerrigan Byrne writes the most amazing Scottish highlander/berserker stories ever. She weaves the myth of the Scottish Berserker into a wonderful erotic love story that transcends time.

She never ceases to amaze me as she creates these wonderful characters that pull at your heartstrings and make you want to read more. This is the third in the Highland Historical Series and I’m hoping it’s not the last. I would love to get yet another of these wonderful stories.

Finn is an unwanted Berserker. He’s not welcome at the temple to Freya and those in power at the temple send Finn to his death. They send him on a mission to kill the impure Berserkers in the highlands. Little does Finn know he has a connection to these Berserkers.

Along the way, he rescues a wee bairn and finds a mate. It’s a wonderful love story that is filled with tension, battles and acceptance.

 Unwilling is currently available at Amazon for $2.99.

ABOUT THE REVIEWER:

I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.

Devil in the Making Illustrated Edition (Devilish Vignettes #1) by Victoria Vane

 Devil in the Making - Illustrated Edition

Published: December 7, 2012

Publisher’s Blurb:

Every devil has a beginning…

A rebellious young nobleman’s prank with the king’s lion goes comically awry, leading to a startling chain of events.

A riotous Georgian romp in the tradition of Fielding’s Tom Jones and a prequel to the Devil DeVere series.

**This title is NOT a romance**

A Note from the Author:

When I first conceived A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE, a Georgian set, Hangover-inspired romantic comedy, I had no idea that one devilish secondary character would spawn an entire series, but Ludovic, Viscount DeVere, proved to be a dream come true. This larger than life character has captured the hearts of so many fans who have begged for more DeVere.So without further ado…. Here is how it all began….

Excerpt:

“But I know that look, and it always bodes ill.”

“Come now, Ned,” DeVere cajoled. “With only weeks until matriculation, we may never get another chance to serve up some revenge on ole’ Trasker.”

“What have you in mind?” Simon asked.

“Since our dear pedagogue is so fond of bear-leading, why not procure one for him?”

Ned looked stunned. “You wish to buy a bear?”

“Of course not,” DeVere answered.

“Thank God,” Ned replied with a sigh of relief.

“I only wish to borrow one.”

“A bear?” Simon repeated.

“Yes. It can be a small one. As to age, size, or gender. I am not particular.”

“And how do you propose to find one?” Ned asked warily.

DeVere replied with a look of pure devilment. “I propose a midnight foray to the Royal Menagerie.” 

Tags: Devilish Vignettes, Historical, Humorous, Devil DeVere

Time Frame: England 1780’s

Heat Level: 0

REVIEW RATING : 5 stars

REVIEW BY LEE ANNE:

It seems that no matter what, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Young men in university will pull pranks, do things that make you say “doh” and forge life-long friendships so matter the time period. The Devil DeVere and his merry band of friends are wickedly wild and have adventures most will only dream of.

The Devil in the Making is not a romantic story but it is outrageously funny! I found myself snickering at some of their antics while laughing out loud at others. While I tend to gravitate to romance novels, the steamier the better, I absolutely LOVED this vignette! It’s intriguing to see how Devil, Ned, Sin and Charles all met and got to know each other. Seeing how their lives as friends began and all the trouble they got into while at university only leads more credibility to the story A Wild Night’s Bride. I now have a deeper appreciation for that story.

Victoria Vane has painted a beautiful picture, introducing each of the main characters of her later stories. All of this is done with Georgian England as the backdrop for the story. Breaking into the King’s menagerie, facing the wrath of the headmaster at school, facing the unholy wrath of his father and ultimately the wrath of the King, all part of the life of Devil DeVere. He does all these things with a passion for life and take no prisoners attitude. While he draws his friends in to all these outlandish pranks, he still has a heart and refuses to let them take the fall for his misadventures.

One of the lovely things about this book is the illustrations. These wonderful, full-color illustrations add to the overall enjoyment of the book. While each of us imagines something slightly different for the characters we read, it was pure joy to view Ms. Vane’s depictions of the characters. I truly wish there had been a few more illustrations in the book as I was getting such a kick out of them!

For any of you enjoy the Devil DeVere series, you MUST read this vignette. You’ll love it and it’ll give you a deeper appreciation for the Devil himself!

**Currently Available at Amazon for $1.99**

ABOUT THE REVIEWER:

I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.

Unwilling (Highland Historical #2) by Kerrigan Byrne

Published: June 13, 2012

Publisher’s Blurb:

He should never have kissed her…

Laird Connor MacLauchlan doesn’t want a wife, but he finds his Berserker mate in the heat of battle. Though he fears for her safety from the darkness that lurks inside him, fate dictates he must take her and make her his…

She was meant to be his enemy’s bride…

Noble beauty Lindsay Ross has been sold to the highest bidder. On her way to meet her vile betrothed, a savage and mythic warrior slaughters her entire vanguard. Now she’s his captive and he seems determined to claim her body for his own. Connor promises to keep her safe from the evil warlord she was to marry, but who will protect her from him?

Tags: Romance, Historical, Highlander, Paranormal, Short-Story

Time Frame: Scottish Highlands, August, 1411

Heat Level: 2.5

REVIEW RATING : 4 stars

REVIEW BY LEE ANNE:

Connor was supposed to kill the tyrannical laird MacKay in order to free those people from tyranny and fear. Instead he ended up finding his mate in Lindsay Ross. Connor never wanted a mate, but his berserker claimed Lindsay the instant he saw her.  Now he just has to convince her to accept him.

Lindsay is a formidable heroine. She refuses to simply accept her fate and decides to orchestrate her own outcome. She’s strong and independent in a time when women were nothing more than chattel to be bartered to advancement of men. She does this without being a shrew. Connor is an alpha male who is the laird of  his clan. He’s accepted his berserker and has no plans for a mate. He’s stubborn and in typical male fashion, doesn’t understand women!

From their very first encounter, their passion burned hot. Lindsay and Connor would never be the same. Connor’s berserker claimed Lindsay but how will Connor get Lindsay to claim him and his berserker.

Kerrigan Byrne weaves a fantastic story filled with romance, magic, and passion. This is the second book in the Highland Historical Romance and it’s every bit as good as the first one! I’m hoping she will continue with this series or possibly write other highlander stories.

 Unwilling is currently available at Amazon for $2.99.

ABOUT THE REVIEWER:

I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.

Unspoken (Highland Historical #1) by Kerrigan Byrne

Published: Marcy 24, 2012

Publisher’s Blurb:

He’s cursed with eternal silence…

Roderick MacLauchlan is death for hire. Blessed by an ancient Deity with Berserker rage, he has the strength of ten men. Cursed by a malicious enemy, he’s incapable of speech. A desperate clan war rages around him and a malevolent adversary lurks in the darkness, calling for blood.

Evelyn Woodhouse is an English refugee with a dangerous secret. She has the ability to see the outcome of tomorrow’s battle and knows they’re on the wrong side of it. When a doomed and silent mercenary rescues her from a fate worse than death, it seems he has his own plans for her. This is his last night alive and she’s never been able to defy destiny. 

Tags: Romance, Historical, Highlander, Paranormal, Short-Story

Time Frame: Aberdeen, Scotland 1411

Heat Level: 3

REVIEW RATING : 3.5 stars

REVIEW BY LEE ANNE:

Unspoken is the first book in the Historical Highland series by Kerrigan Byrne and what a start it is! I was hooked into this story from the very beginning.

Evelyn ran from England and ended up a bar maid in Scotland. A war is being waged around her town and the warriors are in her tavern the night before a big battle. One of the warriors accosts Evelyn causing Roderick to come to her defense. Later that night he rescues her once again by asking her into his bed. And what a night they spend!

Evelyn has what is called “the sight”. She can see the future of other people. She decides to warn Roderick that he is in grave danger. Instead she ends up in danger herself, again.

I really enjoyed this short story and was disappointed it ended so early. I would love to read more about Evelyn and Roderick. I found their passion to be hot and intoxicating.  I would have liked to know more about the battles and what the fighting was for. There was also potential to expand on the treachery that Roderick faced.

Overall this is a very good short story and I’m looking forward to reading more in the series. Unwilling is the next story in the series and seems to deal with another Berserker in the family.

Unspoken is available on the Kindle at Amazon for $2.99.

ABOUT THE REVIEWER:

I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.