To give a romance read a 5 star review, I must fall in love with the man who captures the woman’s heart. Darien McKenna was easy. I not only brought him to life in Reservations, I borrowed much of him from the love of my life. I don’t know who inspired Nora Roberts’ Brooks Gleason in The Witness or the persona of Clay Nichols for Lauren Blakely. But both of these recent reads met and exceeded my personal 5 star review criteria.