I wanted to include a review of a romance in this newsletter but I hadn't read one in awhile so one morning I grabbed "The Bodyguard" off our New Releases table and ended up reading the whole book before lunch. A famous movie star, Jack Stapleton, comes home to Houston to be with his mother who has breast cancer. Hannah Brooks who works for an Executive Protection Agency is assigned to be his primary bodyguard. Yes, you have probably read or seen a movie with a similar set up. What makes this version worth trying is that the characters, especially the employees of the protection agency, are surprisingly fleshed out without that irritating glossy perfection sometimes found in romances. The questions they struggle with are ones that we all sometimes confront. The author digs a bit deeper into family relationships than is usual in a typical romance and occasionally there was a line that stopped me, for example this one, "Every chance you take is a choice...a choice to decide who you are." Words of wisdom for those of us with children struggling to decide what to do and where to go after college! As I said at the beginning, I have not read widely in this genre so take my recommendation with a pinch of salt here, but I enjoyed this one.