Books by Brenda Jackson

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Love in Catalina Cove

Brenda Jackson opens a brand-new series set in Louisiana with Love in Catalina Cove. Vashti Alcindor has escaped her three year old marriage to Scott Zimmons – a marriage that in Vashti’s opinion lasted two years too long, given Scott is a compulsive liar who’s been cheating on her for ages ...

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An Honorable Seduction

Summer loving will soon be upon us. The days are warming up, the nights are getting hotter and it is at such times that every reader’s mind turns towards the ultimate vacation accessory: the perfect beach read. An Honorable Seduction, with its Florida beachside location, talk of cruise ships and d ...

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His Secret Son

I was so excited about this book you guys, so excited. I was expecting a fun, if cheesy, trope-romp - we have a secret baby AND a military hero. I also appreciated that both the heroine and hero are people of color. Awesome, I am all for it. But it was all smacked down in the prologue, and just got ...

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Taste of Passion

Taste of Passion is subtitled “A Madaris Novel” but I think to be true to the contents of the book, it really needed to be called A Madaris Novel, “Taste of Passion” because the number of two-paragraph synopses of previous characters and plots that I was subjected to in this book gave me a h ...

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Intimate Seduction

When I read the cover blurb of Brenda Jackson’s Intimate Seduction, by the third play on the hero’s name, my hopes sank. "Maybe it was written by a un-punny editorial assistant," I tried to assure myself. Maybe the book is better. I was wrong. The story is just as bad as the back cover copy. ...

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Slow Burn

Slow Burn marks Brenda Jackson’s 50th novel, which is an incredible achievement, and a tribute to how many people love her novels. Unfortunately, it appears that I’m not one of them. Skye Barclay is an accountant (not an attorney, as is stated on the back blurb) from an old-mone ...

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Taking Care of Business

Earlier this month I picked up Leanne Banks’ Billionaire’s Proposition, and since I enjoyed it I decided to try something totally different for me - following a continuity series. The Elliotts series is about a wealthy family in publishing, whose patriarch announces his retirement and throws o ...

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No More Playas

In No More Playas, the sequel to The Playas Handbook, Lance Montgomery, the self-titled biggest playa, has to change his ways in order to win back the woman of his dreams. Lance blew his chance with Dr. Asia Fowler in a moment of panic when the thought of commitment scared the living daylights o ...

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The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour is a perfectly acceptable variation on several familiar plots, and not much more. It's a book I might recommend to readers who enjoy these storylines, because they'll probably like it just fine. Readers who don't are unlikely to be converted by the author's competent, but unremarka ...

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The Savvy Sistahs

Brenda Jackson's newest book, The Savvy Sistahs, is a terrific read about finding friendship when you most need it, and finding love when your heart is ready. It's a "keeper" in the truest sense. The book's savvy sistahs are Amber Stuart, Branda Bennett, and Carla Osborne. The thre ...