Spotlight on…Liz Borino

Reviewer Cathy Speight

Liz Borino is the author of the Taylor twins series. To date there are three books: Expectations, What Money Can’t Buy and Gifts From The Past. Her short story “Jesse” was included in the Lazy Day anthology, Indulgence. She earned her BA at Hofstra University in 2010 and is currently pursuing her MA in English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. When Liz isn’t writing or doing homework, she enjoys travelling and has spent time in Europe. One day she will escape the suburbs of Pennsylvania for good, but until then she will “continue to give her characters more interesting lives than she has”.

The Taylor twins books focus on the twins, Matt and Chris (naturally!) and Chris’s lover, Aiden. They are a very likeable trio whom you come to adore.

The first Book – Expectations – introduces us to these three young men. The story is not just about the closeness and bond between themselves, their former and current girlfriends, but also about the effect of the twins’ and Aiden’s relationship with and treatment from their respective fathers – both of them far from perfect.

What Money Can’t Buy endears you even more to the young men, as having dealt with trials and tribulations in Expectations, they have new challenges and difficult hurdles to face. Chris and Aiden are still very much a couple and Matt now has a girlfriend.  Liz’s skill is in making you care about the three main characters, to the point you wish you could actually meet them.

Gifts From The Past is the third in the series. Life continues to provide the three with some surprises, some emotional upheavals, some joy and, with new responsibilities, some wisdom gained from their experiences. I enjoyed this book the most and the cliffhanger ending is a promise (I hope) of book number four.

I enjoy Liz’s books because her main characters are credible without being ordinary. They are best-friend material – they are ‘nice’.

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Author: Cathy Speight

Reviewer Cathy Speight is British and lives in England. The Kindle revived her passion for reading and after stumbling on a Facebook group of independent authors, she now does her best to encourage and assist indies as much as possible. Books by indie author form the majority of her collection. Cathy shares her views on the books she has read on her blog.

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