This.... . . . In my own defence, I've got the flu and the meds are driving my brain into oblivion. Out of boredom and desperation I Googled a term something like "best series with strong male characters and family". Google answered. I followed the links. And that's where the manly stuff ended. What came up was a series by Nora Roberts called "Quinn Brothers Trilogy" - about 4 brothers living life in the Chesapeake Bay area. That sounded perfect! And Nora Roberts wrote that book about the doctor years ago and it was intense, deep, historical, and fascinating. Wrong. Somehow I got Nora Roberts mixed up with Noah Gordon who wrote the book/series "Physician". At any rate, thinking I was getting a real bang for my buck, I paid and downloaded Nora's series because this flu sucks and I want to read for the next week and ignore real life. I started with the first book called "Sea Swept" and got into a bit, but couldn't help thinking it was sparse compared to the "Physician" novel and what I was expecting about the 4 brothers and their relationship. Then, one of the brothers hooks up with the social worker who is watching out for another brother.....and I got a little upset - this is about the brothers, not some cheap tramp and one guy's conquests. Yet, I continue to read......and steam......and toss the dang thing down. It's all about this chick and the oldest brother!! Jeez!! Why??? So, I went online to read the reviews regarding the author, only to see she didn't write the book I was thinking of in the first place. And that her 'romance' novels are #1 in everyone's view! Big Sigh. Now I have to finish the series because I want to know how it ends. Damn. I'm reading romance now. Please shoot me.