Unfinished Business

Madaris Family Novels

Brenda Jackson

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“Hot and sexy.”—Romance Reader at HeartTM

 

A PROMISE MADE

Investigative reporter Christy Madaris doesn’t want to complicate her life with romance. She made that mistake once when she believed Alex Maxwell’s promise to marry her. True, Alex made that promise when Christy was just a teenager. But she believed him with all her heart—and when Alex laughed it off years later, Christy was crushed.

A PROMISE BROKEN

The owner of his own P.I. firm, Alex refuses to compromise everything he’s worked for to honor a silly promise. Christy should have known he was only teasing, right? But when Alex finally sees Christy again, he knows he made a big mistake. She has grown up into a smart and stunning woman—and Alex can’t get her off his mind.

A LOVE THEY CAN’T FORGET…
When Christy’s latest story takes a dark turn, the Madaris brothers ask Alex to keep her safe. But putting Alex in charge of Christy is like putting a rooster in charge of the hen house! The more she snubs him, the more he wants her. But when Christy’s life is in danger, can Alex save her before it’s too late?

 

 

“A perfect balance of tension and chemistry.”—RT Book Reviews

 

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CHAPTER 1
Christy glanced at her reflection in the full-length mirror and smiled. This particular outfit, a slip dress of that particular shade of lime green that was so popular, and her new hairdo, a work of art by Lamar, had transformed her into a woman she didn’t even recognize.
Lamar had given her a haircut to complement her face. The mass of reddish curls that flowed around her shoulders looked fuller, thicker, and even more vibrant. She had turned quite a number of male heads after leaving the salon. Her brothers used to tease her about the color of her hair, which she had inherited

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Praise for Unfinished Business

Praise for the novels in the Madaris series byBRENDA JACKSON

“The Nora Roberts of African-American fiction.”—Romantic Times

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

“Jackson is a master at juggling two plots at a time, and Unfinished Business proves no exception. A perfect balance of tension and chemistry is created as Christy and the somewhat domineering Alex battle unknown criminals—as well as their unresolved attraction to each other.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

 

“Hot and sexy.”—Romance Reader at HeartTM

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

“A super-hot hero, a kick-butt heroine and non-stop action! Brenda Jackson writes romance that sizzles and characters you fall in love with.”—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

 

The Midnight Hour is a roller-coaster read of passion, intrigue and deceit.”—Sharon Sala, New York Times bestselling author

 

“With taut, over-the-top romantic thrillers, Jackson revisits her popular Madaris Family and Friends series...Jackson smoothly alternates between several points of view and throws in a number of plot twists...Jackson [has a] knack for creating characters with emotional depth and distinct voices...[a] tension-packed read.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Jackson has written another compelling drama about the Madaris family and their friends.”—Booklist

 

“Action, mystery and sensuality propel The Midnight Hour forward. Jackson forces readers to step outside the romantic suspense box and enter an elusive world of undercover agents and crime lords. Victoria and Drake are memorable characters who will provide hours of enjoyment for even the most cynical of readers.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

 

“Drake and Tori are tough, passionate, loyal, and attractive protagonists. Their courage and fire and their strong feelings for each other can’t help but appeal to readers. So, too, will the non-stop action; there are no dull moments in The Midnight Hour.”—Romance Reviews Today

 

TASTE OF PASSION

 

“The Madaris clan is back and, as always, it’s a welcome return. Jackson always makes the connection between hero and heroine seamless and, even though you know what’s coming, it’s not forced. The love scenes are beautifully written, and longtime fans will be delighted to see familiar characters again.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

 

“A pure delight.” Romance in Color

"Sexy, sexy, sexy... You’ll cheer on this strong woman and honorable man."—Fresh Fiction

 

SLOW BURN

 

“An entertaining story...Jackson brings back beloved characters from her popular series, and the reunion is exceptionally satisfying.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“A good solid story with fiercely tender and intensely romantic protagonists.”—Single Titles.com


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About the Author

Brenda Jackson

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Jackson lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of William M. Raines High School, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. Brenda also has a CLU designation.

 

Brenda is a recent retiree who worked thirty-seven years in management for a major insurance company. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Brenda lives in Florida with her husband of thirty-eight years, Gerald. She has over 75 novels in print. She is currently at work on her next novel. You can visit her at: www.brendajackson.net.

 

 

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Unfinished Business
Brenda Jackson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429905794
ISBN10: 1429905794
320 pages
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April 2005
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ISBN: 9780312989989
ISBN10: 0312989989
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
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