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The Real Thing

(The Westmorelands #28)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,025 ratings  ·  111 reviews
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
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
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
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
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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.

Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Victoria Coleman
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Natalia Reeder
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Betty Gilbert
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Tanya Mayes
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin-desire
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
Usually when a young woman asks a friend to pretend to be her boyfriend, its to keep her family out of her business or some sort of revenge. This time it was for the purpose of stopping sexual harassment by a colleague. I felt so sorry for Trinity but Adrian Westmoreland knew exactly how to handle the sleazy creep! As usual, it was so much fun to catch up with the other Westmoreland cousins.
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
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
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance fans, Brenda Jackson fans
Recommended to LaToya by: NetGalley
Shelves: arc
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
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.

Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great read!"The Real Thing" is just what the title says. Adrian Westmoreland is THE REAL THING! This book was captivating from page one.Full of sparkling chemistry and great romance.I just love me a Westmoreland! Can't wait for Aidan's story. Mrs. Jackson, you've done it again!!
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great Westmoreland romance!
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! I dunno.. It wasn't fake and it didn't drag.. It was interesting too..
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the Westmorelands.
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just love the Westmoreland men. Can't wait for the next story. Loved it
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well done, as always.
Lila Hunter
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: format-english
Another nice addittion to the Westmoreland series.
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So good I'm reading it again!!!
Tracy Hale
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic Westmoreland story. Adrain and Trinity were amazing. Fantastic job Ms Brenda.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Trinity and Adrian were temporay
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

They were to be just a rouse to get a bad miss informed over privileged doctor off her tale. They both got so much more.One thing turned in to two then more.Trinity never stood a chance when a Westmoreland set his sights on here. He was one complication to here residency that she did not mind.

Avery Glymph did a good job lending his voice to the characters of yet another Westmoreland
Anastasia Jackson

I loved how Adrian had "boxing lessons" ! His love for Trinity was wholesome, true and you could feel the warmth from them both. I enjoyed reading this book, I also think that I read this before.... It was even better the 2nd time!
I love these Westmoreland Men!!!
Pamela Arthur
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great one

Just like Ms Jackson always does. Leave you waiting on the next installment. I love this series and need to know about Alex and Cara.
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In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American

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