by Brenda Jackson

April 2005
ISBN: 0-312-98998-9
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

Brenda Jackson’s newest novel, Unfinished Business continues the popular Madaris series. In this book it is Christy Madaris’ turn to take center stage and fall head over heals in love, following the tradition set by the rest of her family. Christy has become an investigative reporter with a nose for trouble and a good story. She has decided that love does nothing but complicate a women’s life and leads her down a road filled with pain and sorrow. Her prime example for this theory is Alex Maxwell, a dashing P.I. who has been a friend of Madaris family for a very long time. When Christy was a young he promised her, they would marry. When Christy discovers that Alex did not intend to honor the promise she decides to take her broken heart and move far away. However, as the years pass Alex has a change of heart; Christy has grown into a beautiful spunky young woman, who leaves Alex reeling. He knows that to win Christy over, Alex will have to convince her that he truly loves her. Of Coarse, things are never this easy in a great book, and when Christy’s work places her in danger Alex must come to the rescue and save the woman he loves.

This remarkable book keeps readers on their toes as Christy and Alex race to save themselves. The action throughout the book keeps the pages turning and those soft loving moments keeps the fire burning. Christy and Alex are a wonderful couple whose relationship is as full of ups and downs reminding the reader that love is always a difficult journey but that like this book there is always a happy ending. The Madaris family continues to be as enduring as ever and if someone has not read any of the other novels in the series, Unfinished Business is guaranteed to get you hooked. The family plays a large role in this novel, and is just as funny and exasperating as the reader expects. I fell in love with them from page one! This book is another exhilarating ride from beginning to end that every reader will LOVE!

Reviewed in April 2005 by Jen.

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