The Wagers of Sin series by Caroline Linden had a big effect on me, especially the third and last one, When the Marquess Was Mine. The story reminded me so much of a previous relationship and how much it still was affecting me to this day and all the regrets that lingered underneath that I had buried and shut out. The characters were courageous and Rob really does risk everything for his love of Georgiana. I felt an acute loss reading their story, wishing I would have done the same, wondering what kind of person I might have been if I did and thinking about all the times I could have taken a chance on love, put myself on the line, having trust in the universe that an act of courage would put me on the right path. Yet not doing it. Each of those moments felt like a small cut or wound as if I didn't live up to my potential and that in the process I squandered gifts that may never come again.