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The Secret Affair

(The Westmorelands #29)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  807 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Mills & Boon Desire series delivers powerful, passionate romances…

It has been a year since Jillian Novak ended their affair — a year that left Dr Aidan Westmoreland determined to win back his lover. He knows they don’t have to keep their relationship a secret, but he has to follow her around the world to prove it. Fourteen days on a cruise ship — just Aidan, Jillian

Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Harlequin (first published December 1st 2014)
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Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Westmoreland Hottie!!!! Lord Somebody need to tell me where they are growing these men at?!?!?!?

Jillian Novak is the sister to Pam Novak-Westmoreland. Pam is married to Dillon Westmoreland, their story is Book 16. Jillian and Dr. Aidan Westmoreland have carried on a secret affair for 3 years, it was secret because Jillian didn't want her older sister Pam to know about it or the rest of the family. As innocent and Ok with it as Aidan was about keeping it only between them two, secrets
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
In previous Westmoreland books there were hints that there was something going on between Aidan Westmoreland and Jillian Novak. Jillian is a younger sister to Pamela, who is married to Dillon Westmoreland. Jillian had had a crush on Aidan, who is five years older, since she was seventeen. At her twenty-first birthday party they discovered that there was something deeper going on.

Aidan is a typical Westmorland man. He is good looking, successful, charming, and has quite a reputation with the
Jennifer Schultheis
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Secret Affair is just what I needed to start my December off right. Brenda Jackson continues the Westmoreland Series with another amazing read. In this book, we get to hear how Jillian and Aidan's affair started, along with Aidan's plan to get Jillian back. Jillian and Aidan definitely have a strong attraction to each other. They have plenty of chemistry together, the explosive kind, where they want to tear each other's clothes off as soon as they see each other. Plus they have the same ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was overall good.
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
This series is becoming childish. This book read like a teenage love affair. I need more of an adult romance and sadly to say this is not it.

Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is another installment in the Westmoreland series. The book, though short, is a fairly good romance. It details the secret affair between Aidan Westmoreland and Jillian Novak, both of who are pursuing careers in medicine. The setting of the book, a cruise, was interesting, and it afforded the pair ample opportunity to figure out what was going on, if anything, between them. In the past, thought there had been an affair, they had kept its existence secret from the rest of the family. They ...more
Vondetta Carter
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aidan Westmoreland is a sexy Alpha Male who falls for his cousin's sister in law. What hit Aidan, he wasn't sure, but he knew something had changed in his life forever. This story details Aidan's dilemma in keeping secret his relationship with a young lady when she was 21 and her existing crush on him since she was 17. Both are earnestly pursuing their medical careers. However, the agree something between them is compelling them to each other. Ups and downs keep them pulling at the strings

I like all the Westmoreland Series books. It's kind of hard to rate them as you pretty much know what you're about to read. Most people read these books because they are invested in the series and feel familial with the characters.

We've known for quite a while that Jilly and Aidan had a secret romance going on.... A Secret Affair finally gives us the background to that romance as well as the issues the couple faced.

If you're a fan, this won't disappoint, it also provides a hint to the "other
Tanya Mayes
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brenda Jackson has done it again. I started this morning andI just finished reading this book. I love it the story of Sudan and Jillian was super sexy. It was definitely something about how Aidan carried himself and his swagger. I understood what Jillian felt. The story pulled me in I was happy and sad but fun. The sex scenes were steamy let's just say WOW for that "lap dance" The setting was great made the story interesting. Can't wait to see what cones for Bailey and Bane. Yay it's more ...more
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What's done in the dark comes to light

Adian and Jillian's love story was just what the doctor ordered, no pun intended. Often when we believe we are doing what is best we find that the truth resides in having open communication. A relationship is built on sacrifices and Adian was ok with them until they became unbearable. The heart wants what it wants, and it's explosive when one discovers it's exactly what they need. Good job Mrs Jackson on another love story that shows what determination,
Yasmin Vasquez
Westmoreland fan

Okay I'm a huge Westmoreland fan and I was only satisfied with this book. I waited to read Jill and Aidans story and it was just okay. So I recommend this book if like me your a Westmoreland fan so you can complete the series to date but if you have never read any of the Westmoreland books read Adrian and Trinity story of any of the Georgia or Denver Westmoreland books.
octavia cooper
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Brenda Jackson has long been one of my favorite authors. Her romance novels, the Westmoreland series in particular, leave your mouth watering and heart beating, waiting with baited breath, seriously looking for your very own Westmoreland man. I can only believe that Bailey's and Bane's stories will be as satisfying.
Lisa Wiebeld Coburn
So disappointed

I have read Brenda Jackson books for quite a long time and am getting very disappointed in them. They are all the same and you can guess what is happening after the first few pages. Don't waste your money and I won't be reading the rest when they come out. Was looking forward to hearing about bane and crystal but can just imagine how that's going to go.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All romance junkies
Amazing read, "Tis Better To Have Loved And Lost Than Never To Have Loved At All." Both Dr. Aidan Westmorland and Jillian Novak are living by this motto. The characters in THE SECRET AFFAIR, pulled you into their lives feeling the hurt, pain, pressures and love they were dealing with. Supporting characters gave just the correct amount of encouragement.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
lost love one chance to make it right . . .

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 3 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

Jillian walked away for their secret affair after a misunderstanding. Aidan does not understand why Jillian walked away. No conversation about he breakup. No slow departure. Just its over and that't that. They had one last chance to make this right. Aidan finds a way to get to see the one woman he loved more than anyone else in the world. Jillian walked away from the one man she
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy all of the Westmoreland family books and this one was another delight. Aidan and Jill have are seriously drawn together and begin an affair that Jill wants to keep a secret because she is afraid of the family's reaction. Well all secrets must come to an end and brought to the light. Well written and enjoyable book!
Dwen Guydon
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A doctor's appointment is needed

You will not be disappointed.
Very exciting read from beginning to end. Brenda Jackson is an awesome writer and I enjoy reading her books. My favorite part was the lap dance scene. I am looking forward to reading Bane.
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Literally took me only a day to finish. I couldn’t put it down at first and then had to make myself put it down to complete daily activities. This is my first actual Westmoreland novel that I’ve read and now I have got to get them ALL. Great work from a great author.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Very little character development. The emotions were surface and the entire story was missing depth. Even the sex scenes were described in a rather adolescent way. The editing was poorly done in a few places, which detracted somewhat from any enjoyment to be had.
Rhonda Bartee
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did heart romantic

Very good story! I would recommend this book for every young college student to read. It clearly states that you can achieve your college degree and find love!
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I know this is at least my second time reading this story
Just loved it!
Amanda Butler
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've always enjoyed the westmoreland series bit I especially loved this book.
Teresa Scott
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tower-team-v
I am almost caught up on this series. Loved the characters and the story line.
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Secret Affair is the next installment in the Westmoreland series. I this story we are still visiting the Denver Westmoreland and Aidan Westmoreland is now under cupid's radar. He has been in a secret affair with Jillian Novak for the past three years until she suddenly ends things. He is is unsure why but sets forth a plan to win her back. Jillian embarks on a cruise not realizing she has been set up to meet Aidan. He is determined to win Jillian back, but knows he some challenges to ...more
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Aidan Westmoreland is the main character in Brenda Jackson's book called The Secret Affair. A Westmoreland Novel. I haven't read many of the Westmoreland books. I had no problem picking up on the characters in this book. Jillian Novak heard stories about Aidan as being a womanizer. When Jillian and Aidan met they couldn't keep their hands off each other. They had an affair. Jillian wanted it kept secret. Just before Jillian was going to tell her sister about the affair, Jillian saw Aidan ...more
Denise Palma
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the whole Westmoreland series! This one is no different and I will be re-reading them over and over again. Can't wait till November for the next but what I am really waiting for is December cause I think I am really going to like Bane! This one is about Aiden and Jillian and their story of trying to keep their love affair a secret from their family along with their relationship being a long distance one. That in itself is a very hard thing to do and when it becomes too much Jillian makes ...more
Ida Lawrence
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the 28th book in the Westmoreland Series. I love how Ms. Jackson went back and tell all about how Adian and Jill started they relationship and how it had come to them broken up for over a year. I like how they rekindle they relationship on the cruse to the Meditaratian and get to be back together again. I also like how Ms. Jackson had put one of the Outlaws in the book and Jill meet up with him thinking that he was one of Dillion brothers. I can't wait until Bailey book come out to see ...more
Grace Augustine
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Secret Affair

This was a secret which Jillian's sister Pam and some members knew. These Westmoreland men are something else the love scenes are off the chain and Jillian was a fast learner. I also liked Ms Jackson mention of the Steels and Zion from the Bachelor in Demand series and Garth Outlaw from the new branch of the Alaska family. I loved the format of writing about Jillian and Aiden's past to their present. I can't wait for Bailey and Bane's books we had a brief mention of Bane &
Gwen S.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Aidan and Jillian, both medical residents with busy schedules, try to have a secret long distance romantic relationship. But as fate would have it, one weekend derailed their love. This is Aidan's quest to reclaim Jillian.... So far, it's a quick, light read.
The theme was compromise and an open dialogue are necessities in any relationship. The new family branch was also introduced, the Outlaws. Can't wait to read about them!
187 pages
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Oops - sry - the review below was for the 2nd book in the book I had! Bachelor Undone!

I Loved that Aidan went after what he wanted, and that they were finally able to come back to one another! Enjoyed the writing!!

Okay really really liked this book!!!! and this series - loved the passion between York and Darcy! Loved that things that are the typical fantasy "positions" they saved for each other -- :) it was a nice touch! Enjoy Brenda's writing!
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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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