I am a contributor at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, and a reviewer at All About Romance and Harlequin Junkie. I post book recommendations here and anything else that strikes my fancy. 


I am a Texas girl married to a California boy who now lives on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula with said husband and our teenage son. I used to be an accountant, but you never really stop being an accountant, because someone always needs one. I volunteer and teach spinning when I am not reading, wife-ing and mothering.


I can’t remember the title of the first romance novel I ever read, but I was thirteen and the novel belonged to my friend’s mom. It was about a pirate who captures his lady. I haven’t stopped reading since.

I used to read almost all historical romances, but I started reading more contemporaries when I began reviewing.


Random things about me:

  • I am addicted to iStock Photo.

  • I teach spinning, and my best student is 78. He kicks everyone’s butt.

  • My son is Dyslexic and thinks reading for pleasure is the craziest concept ever.

  • I spent two weeks in northern India meditating and doing yoga.

  • I recently quit a twelve year addiction to Diet Coke.

  • I got a concussion when I was in high school but don’t know exactly how, because I can’t remember what happened. Seriously.

  • I went to summer camp for fourteen consecutive summers. I still miss it.


Favorite Romances

Beard Science by Penny Reid

Lord of Scoundrels by Lorreta Chase

Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare

One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory

Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas

For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Favorite Non-Romances

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Night by Elie Wiesel

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Loving What Is by Byron Katie