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The Real Thing (The Westmorelands #28)

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What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? Find out in this Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews—and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he'll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossib
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Lady Raven RAVE!

Length: 192 pages
Style: African American Romance
Intimacy: GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD
Series: Westmoreland (book #28)

So many Westmoreland men to choose from, however, my absolute favorite is still Thorn, had to throw that in. You have to admit, Brenda Jackson knows how to connect her characters, and although it seems repetitive, it never gets old. The concept of this story had a simplicity to it. It seems so simple, nothing that wowed me, but I still enjoyed the story and the coming to
It's all good when you fake feelings to help a friend but what happens when the feelings get REAL!!!

Westmoreland men are known for being strong and protecting the women in their family. And Adrian Westmoreland is no different. He offers to help Trinity Matthews deal with an unwanted suitor. Going into this situation he just wanted to stand up for Trinity to make sure she did not get hurt. As the plan progresses, he wants to make sure that Trinity is his forever.

As Brenda Jackson guides us throu
Title: The Real Thing
Author: Brenda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: The Westmorelands # 28
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"The Real Thing" by Brenda Jackson was another one of this author great Westmoreland's series. It is simply amazing how this author is able to connect her characters so well with the said story. This series has come along so very well and it still giving the readers a splendid read. In this series we find that it of Adrian Westmoreland and Trinity Matthews. What w
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

I have been following Brenda Jackson for just the past few Westmoreland books.. but let me tell you these books are one sweet deal. I really enjoy the Westmoreland family, their commitment to each other is what a family should be. Sure this is the world of romance but I like to think real families could be this way as well.

The Real Thing is book 34 in this series and honestly, I am hoping for more. Each book has romance and family
When does pretend move to “The Real Thing”? It’s complicated and becomes like “blurred lines” and that’s what was going on in this new sensual story by Brenda Jackson. Adrian decided to help Trinity with a complicated situation at work by pretending to be an item to ward off unwanted advances from her superior. However, somewhere along the way things got blurry as to what they were really doing. Who’s supposed to be fooling who and who is the villain, the aggressor, the pretender and who and wha ...more
Tanya Mayes
Loved it!!! A must read book. Adrian and Trinity make a great couple. I love Adrian he might be a little arrogant but he can back up what he says. I like the storyline it made for a great read. I love that Adrian had to take it there just a reminder that he don't play, he still a bad boy. I like that Trinity stood her ground with the sexual harassment. This made for a strong heroine which I liked. I also love the Twin Thing with Adrian and Aiden. It was too cool and fun. Looking forward to Aiden ...more
What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? You get a fun, sexy story that keeps you hanging on until the last word.

This book was a pleasant surprise. I admit it; part of what drew me to this book was the cover. I mean, come on…just look at him. Throw on the cowboy hat, and I never stood a chance. And, while the pretend boyfriend thing that is going on here is not a new story, the author did an excellent job of individualizing this story and making it her own.

The charac
Victoria Coleman
The Real Thing

Westmorelands are known to do anything for family. So, when Tara Matthews-Westmoreland recruits Adrian Westmoreland to help her little sister Trinity deal with a creepy superior at work it sounds like the perfect plan. Pretend to be a couple so that Dr. Belvedere can catch the hint and leave her alone. What Adrian and Trinity don't count on are the very real feelings that arise while fake dating. Could this be the real thing for both of them?

I truly fell in love with Adrian and Tri
Natalia Reeder
4 1/2 stars Get Ready!

If you weren't in the mood for Valentine's and love this story will jump start the cupid in you! We all love a strong woman, smart, pretty and goal oriented (like our selves). A tall, handsome man to save the day...not because we need him but because we want him, oooh yeah! This story is fun, family driven, intense and smokingly sexy hot. Adrian and Trinity are an amazing couple, not really looking for love but life is what happens while you are planning. This story wraps y
Betty Gilbert
What started out as a “fake romance” quickly turns into a full blown, mind blowing, say my name “real affair”.

Another bestseller from the incomparable Mrs. Jackson. A sizzling hot romance that will cause your pressure to rise… Brenda Jackson has done it again with “The Real Thing”. Adrian Westmorland and Trinity Matthews not only heat up the pages of, they heat up the sheets as well. When Adrian was asked to help out a friend in need there was no way anyone could foresee where that would lead. A
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The real thing is the 28th volume of the Westmorland family and the 4th about the last cousins of the Texas group. You can read my review about Stern here:

I suppose you won’t be surprised to learn I loved this story, like all Brenda Jackson’s books. I don’t know how the author manages to renew herself on such a long series. Each time, when beginning a new volume,
Another Westmoreland bites the dust (in a good way). This is the story of Adrian Westmoreland and Trinity Matthews (Tara’s sister from ‘Thorn’s Challenge’). Adrian and Trinity start off agreeing to a fake relationship due to the the harassment she is receiving from one of her co-workers. Of course, typical Westmoreland style, the men take on the initial role of the protector but it turns into love. On a side note, we see a little of Bane Westmoreland in this book (YES).

This book is awesome. The
Feb 24, 2014 LaToya rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance fans, Brenda Jackson fans
Recommended to LaToya by: NetGalley
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As a longtime Brenda Jackson fan, I just can't get enough of those Westmorelands! So far my favorites are Stern and Thorn.

When Trinity Matthews gets a sticky situation due to unwanted sexual advances at work, she gets her sister Tamara's brother-in- law, Adrian Westmoreland, to pretend to be her boyfriend hoping that this will put a stop to her supervisor's unwanted attention. Sparks fly when Adrian, a declared player, and Trinity, a headstrong doctor who is protective of her heart, find that th
I love those Westmoreland men! What starts out as a pretend affair between Adrian Westmoreland and Trinity Matthews (Thorn's sister in law) turns into the real thing. Trinity is doing her residency at a hospital in Denver where she's being sexually harassed by a surgeon there. Her sister Tara (Thorn's wife) has an idea for Adrian to pretend to be her lover. It doesn't seem to stop the surgeon and the pretend affair becomes a real affair.

In the end Trinity has to decide whether she wants to tra
The one thing I know is that a story written by Author Brenda Jackson will always leave you breathless, ecstatic, excited and believing that man really exists.

The Westmorelands, those wonderful, gorgeous, loving and sexy men are back with another story. You can never get enough of them, this time it's Adrian's story and Trinity (she is the sister of Tara who is married to Thorn Westmoreland). Trinity Matthews is a doctor like her dad and siblings, she is doing her residency in Denver. Unfortunat
Lu Bielefeld *Book Whore Brazil*
Resenha em português e inglês.


Cópia recebida do NetGalley para resenha.

Eu gosto muito desta autora e acompanho esta série desde o primeiro livro. Infelizmente nem todos foram publicados no Brasil.
As histórias contam a vida da família Westmoreland e os personagens são todos muito fortes e interessantes.
Aqui nós conhecemos Adrian Westmoreland e Trinity Matthews.
Trinity está enfrentando uma série de problemas no trabalho. Ela está concluindo a residênci
This was indeed a great read, I didn't expect anything less from Brenda Jackson.... It was a joy to get up close and personal with one of the younger Westmoreland's and I truly enjoyed Adrian and Trinity's characters and the layout of this story line, the sexual chemistry between them was fire. I also LOVED seeing Bane walk into the pages of this story, although brief it let me know that his story is not too far away. This was a page turner I could not put it down, last night until the end of th ...more
Mar 02, 2014 Shone rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: yes
WOW. WOW, and WOW. Another Westmoreland man bites the dust. Adrian is a goner the minutes he takes on the task of helping Trinity Matthews to rid herself of unwanted suitors. Trinity's goal is to become the best doctor she can,return to her roots giving back to the community. Fighting with his self Adrian vow to let Trinity go praying she will come back to him.

Love the Westmoreland

I love the Westmorelands. I love every story line for this family. If you love Brenda Jackson will love this one too.

I just love the Westmoreland men. Can't wait for the next story. Loved it
So good I'm reading it again!!!
Very good book. Trinity is having problems at work, where a fellow doctor and supervisor is making unwelcome advances. He is also threatening her with ruining her career if she doesn't cooperate. Trinity is the sister-in-law of one of Adrian's cousins, so he offers to play the part of her boyfriend to discourage this guy. It's no hardship for him, as Trinity is a gorgeous woman.

Adrian has been told by various family members to behave himself with Trinity. They all know he is a bit of a ladies'
Book Title: “The Real Thing”
Author’s Name: Brenda Jackson
Book Description: What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? Find out in this Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews—and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he'll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossible. A Westmoreland always keeps his word, but how
Arlene Watson
Brenda Jackson has done It again, another story about a Westmoreland man. All of the Westmoreland men are real men, they are what we as women should be looking for In our men. This Is Adrian Westmoreland P.H.D. and Dr. Trinity Matthews love story, at first It was just a pretend romance but as time went on they started having feelings for each other. Trinity Is doing her Internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, her supervising physician was sexual harassing Trinity, because she wouldn't have an af ...more
Another great Westmoreland romance!
I received this book from Net Galley and Harlequin for their monthly themes!

I haven't read any of the other books in this series but I didn't find that I was lacking anything from reading this as a stand alone.

Trinity had a problem and it was one she couldn't seem to get rid of. One of the doctors at the hospital where she was doing her residency was harassing her. Even though Trinity told him she wasn't interested in a sexual relationship with him, he still was pursuing her. When her sister s
Lila Leigh Hunter
Another nice addittion to the Westmoreland series.
Love the Westmorelands.
Tracy Hale
Another fantastic Westmoreland story. Adrain and Trinity were amazing. Fantastic job Ms Brenda.
Well done, as always.
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Brenda Jackson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She got married to Gerald, her high school sweetheart, in 1972 after graduating from high school. She went on to earn a degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, and to expand their family by having two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brando
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