HEY FRIENDS, I LOVE THIS AUTHOR AND SERIES, SO I AM SO EXCITED TO BE PART OF THE BLOG TOUR FOR BEHR FACTS; FOOTHILLS PRIDE 3, BY PAT HENSHAW AND BRING YOU MY REVIEW AND MUCH MORE INCLUDING AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR Q&A, AND A GIVEAWAY, LET'S GET TO IT:
Author Name: Pat Henshaw
Book Name: Behr Facts
Series: Foothills Pride
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Big, burly CEO Abe Behr is dismayed to discover someone—possibly a family member—is stealing from Behr Construction, which primarily employs Behr relatives. Abe takes the unprecedented step of hiring an outsider, likeable CPA Jeff Mason, to go over the books and help find the culprit. They are drawn to each other as they talk to workers, including Abe’s two younger brothers and their shifty cousin.
Since he has sacrificed romance all his life to build the business, Abe’s surprised by his feelings for the handsome Jeff. He’s even more shocked when they are confronted by bigotry in the Sierra Nevada foothills community, which is being inundated by gays moving from the San Francisco area. As he and Jeff get closer, Abe must come to grips with coming out to a family and community that aren’t very tolerant. Fortunately, being the head Behr helps him find his footing and grab onto love when it bites him.
Pages or Words: 90 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
SOUNDS GREAT RIGHT? HERE IS MY REVIEW:
THIS IS THE PERFECT QUOTE FOR THIS BOOK, YOU WILL SEE :) HERE IS MY REVIEW:
I was so glad this book was about Abe, though we didn't see him much in book 2, it was enough to know that the big "Behr" had a story to tell, and boy does he!
Abe Behr is head of his family Construction Company and boy is it becoming a headache! The Company books are way off and Abe needs to find out why, he got a few recommendations for an accountant, and they all were for the same person, Jeff Mason.
Abe gets flak from his family for bringing in an outsider, nevermind a Mason to look into the company finances, could it be because the two families don't get along, or does someone have something to hide?
I love the attraction between Abe and Jeff, can they act on it, or will family troubles and deceit stand in the way of these two finding happiness?
Oh man this book is great, you just have to read it, and though it can be a standalone, you don't want to miss the other two books in this series! Thanks Pat, for a third in a series that is as much of a delight as the rest!
the 5 butterscotch pudding rating :P
I HAD TO DO THAT RATING IN HONOR OF THE BEST DINNER EVER! YOU WILL SEE! HERE IS AN EXCERPT FOLLOWED BY BUY LINKS: CHECK IT OUT, AND USE THOSE LINKS, YOU CAN'T MISS THIS ONE FRIENDS!
“You ever come up the bank to sit under my tree? Looks like a much more comfortable place to fish. Not as rocky at any rate.” Jeff took a drink of his beer as I again scrambled to keep up. “My dad called it the Fishing Tree. He seemed to think fish congregated off the shore there.”
We sat in silence. It was my turn to talk. I’m pretty good in business situations. Not so much in social ones. At social events, mostly I hold up walls. Shake hands. Grunt a lot. Let others carry the conversational load.
Lorraine set our meals in front of us. The full burger with everything for him. The grilled mountain trout and steamed vegetables for me.
“You do a lot of fishing?” I managed after a long silence.
“Not really.” He gave a self-deprecating laugh. “My dad said fishing couldn’t be taught. He said it was something intuitive. I never had any idea what I was doing. So I never saw any use in fishing. I never saw any fish either.”
Again, silence as I processed and caught up. “It’s not rocket science. You figure out what kind of fish you want. Where it lives. Lure it to you. Then catch it.”
He looked skeptical and almost self-conscious. “It can’t be so easy,” he said with a little laugh.
“What about the different rods, lures, tackle, stuff?” He looked so serious, as if I were missing the point. As if I didn’t understand. He was right. I didn’t.
“Look. You can catch fish with your bare hands. If you want to. The extra stuff is just extra stuff.”
“If you say so.” He shook his head, a smile still on his lips. “Have you ever caught a fish with your bare hands?”
I lifted my hands and looked down at the mess that were my paws. Calluses, nicks, cuts, punctures, blunt fingers, the bandage now off the one with the splinter. These were the hands of a man who’d framed houses as a tall, rangy preteen and had lived in construction ever since. Could I catch a fish with my bare hands?
“Yeah. All it takes is absolute stillness and patience.” I sighed. “Not a whole lot of people have both together. Somebody once told me it’s all about Zen.” Somebody else said the only reason I could do it was because I was too stupid to know it was impossible.
“Zen.” His tone said he was surprised I knew such a word.
“You know, like the Eastern religion,” I answered. “Though why we still call it Eastern is beyond me. It’s really Far West, not Far East to us.” I was grumbling and rambling. Avoiding for some reason.
He rattled me. Nobody ever rattled me. I’m Abe Behr, the big Behr.
He was studying me as intently as I was him. He appeared too beautiful, too perfect, too unscarred. I just hoped his accountant skills were as perfect as he looked.
“What kind of fish you want to catch?” I asked. Staring at him wasted our time.
He pointed his fork to my plate. “How about that? It’s good, right?”
“Trout,” I agreed. “Lots of different kinds of trout.”
He looked like he’d never eaten any in his life.
“This is trout from our lake. Have a bite.”
He’d finished his burger but didn’t make a move on my fish. His expression was split between wanting to dig in and reluctance to do so.
“Just taste it,” I growled. “It won’t bite.”
His eyes snapped up to meet mine. His puzzled stare asked if the stupid bear had deliberately made a joke or not. Then he gave a happy, hearty laugh, and his fork raided my fish.
“So? What do you think?” I asked after he swallowed.
“I think you made a great joke,” he said with twinkling eyes. “And the trout is delicious. Is this why you threw your catch back? Did you know you’d get it cooked perfectly here at the cafe?”
“Naw. I was stalking the pie. Fish was a bonus.”
“They have good pie here?”
“Wait and see.”
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HERE IS A Q&A YOU DON'T WANNA MISS:
Bec- Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Pat Henshaw author of Behr Facts
Hi Pat, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hi! I was born and raised in Nebraska and promptly left the cold and snow after college. I’ve lived at various times in Texas, Colorado, Northern Virginia, and Northern California, in other words on all three U. S. coasts.
My husband and I enjoy travel and have visited Mexico, Canada, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Egypt, and Europe, including a cruise down the Danube.
Although I’m now retired, I spent my working life teaching English composition at the junior college level; writing book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helping students find information as a librarian; and promoting PBS television programs in the D. C. area.
Behr Facts is the third in the Foothills Pride novella series. In it, six foot six Behr Construction CEO Abe Behr hires CPA Jeff Mason to help balance the books and find the employee who’s ripping off the company. What big, burly Abe finds is happy, golden Jeff can not only settle the books, but also can be the honey Abe needs in his life. Behr Facts, like the previous Foothills Pride stories, is loosely based on a fairytale—this time Goldilocks.
- What book do you wish you could have written?
Oh, there are so many! I guess one of the first would be “Pride and Prejudice” which was a contemporary romance during its time. Like so many of us are doing right now, it brought to light the prejudices of the time about class structure and women’s place in society.
Bec- I am huge 'Austenite' ( Jane Austen fan :p) so that sounds like a perfect choice to me!! That book is timeless!!
- How important are names to you (in your books)? Do you choose names based on liking the way it sounds or meaning? How do you choose your names?
You know, it’s funny about names. Some characters come into my head with perfect names and I don’t have to search for them. Jimmy in What’s in a Name? was like that as was Fredi in Redesigning Max and Abe in Behr Facts and Adam in When Adam Fell. Others I change up to the last minute like Guy Stone in What’s in a Name? and the protagonist of the book I’m working on right now, Short Order.
How do I choose them if they don’t pop into my head already named? I try out names until one seems so perfect I can’t think of the character by any other name. Felicity in What’s in a Name? was like that. She had a long list of names until Felicity “sounded” right and stuck.
Bec- I think that is the way I would have to do it too, though I would hope they would all just pop in my head :P
- Were you already a great writer? Have you always enjoyed writing? How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing all my life. I started writing for publication right after I graduated from college and took a job at the Houston Post newspaper. I’ve been writing for publication ever since. I don’t know about being a great writer, but I’m a steady writer. Unlike some people, writing doesn’t scare me or make me nervous. I really enjoy doing it and am really happy that I’m retired now and can do it all the time.
Bec- You can really tell your passion for writing in your work, and I know from personal experience your fans are passionate about reading your work!
- Which character, from any of your books, do you consider your greatest work?
I love all my characters, but the one closest to my heart is Abe Behr who’s a lot like my father who was a tall, bear-like man. My dad and Abe share a lot of characteristics, so while I was writing Behr Facts, I was thinking about my dad who died about twenty years ago. I miss him and found writing the book was a lot like talking to him again.
Bec- I love Abe too! I am sure everyone will think of someone they know when reading about Abe, he is really a gentle giant when you think about it. :)
- What hobbies do you enjoy?
I make what are called dollhouse miniatures although I haven’t made a dollhouse yet. I work in quarter inch scale which means that every quarter inch in my work is equal to one foot in real life. I like the painstaking detail and coming up with what will fool the eye. Quarter inch scale, unlike one inch scale (1” = 1’), is all about smoke and mirrors. The object is to make the mind think the structure looks real.
Bec- Oh man, I could never do that, not enough patience, but they are beautiful take a look:
Meet the author:
Pat Henshaw, author of the Foothills Pride Stories, was born and raised in Nebraska and promptly left the cold and snow after college, living at various times in Texas, Colorado, Northern Virginia, and Northern California. Pat enjoys travel, having visited Mexico, Canada, Europe, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Egypt, and Europe, including a cruise down the Danube.
Now retired, Pat has spent her life surrounded by words: Teaching English composition at the junior college level; writing book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helping students find information as a librarian; and promoting PBS television programs.
Her triumphs are raising two incredible daughters who daily amaze her with their power and compassion. Fortunately, her supportive husband keeps her grounded in reality when she threatens to drift away while writing fiction.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26837185-behr-facts
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
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