Romance Review: A Madaris Bride for Christmas by Brenda Jackson

A Madaris Bride for ChristmasA Madaris Bride for Christmas by Brenda Jackson
Series: Madaris Family and Friends
ISBN: 146032109X
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: November 1st 2013
Number of pages: 304
Source: NetGalley from Publisher

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I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


In her 100th book, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Brenda Jackson blends heated sensuality and drama into a dazzling new novel featuring one her most unforgettable Madaris heroes yet…

One by one, Madaris men have surrendered to their grandmother’s matchmaking. But Lee Madaris isn’t letting anyone else control his destiny. He’ll bring a bride of his own choosing to the family’s holiday gathering–if his hotel’s gorgeous new chef will agree to a marriage of convenience.

It’s not just the chance to work at the Strip’s hottest hotel that brought Carly Briggs to Vegas. Witnessing a crime in Miami may have made her a mob target. Though she’s reluctant to complicate their working relationship, Lee’s tempting offer is so hard to resist. And soon, desire is clouding their no-strings arrangement.

The danger that made Carly flee Miami is about to land at their door. So, Carly and Lee must decide who to trust, when to let go–and whether a love they never anticipated is strong enough to pass the ultimate test.



This is my first book from this series and I adored the Madaris family, especially the great-gradma and her nosy past time of matchmaker. Lee was a perfect guy with faults and trying his best to control his own love life. He tried to pull a fast one, but didn’t make it. So this book was a romance with a little bit of suspense and enjoyed the action scenes.

Carly was a nice girl, she suffered a lot in life with awful mother, but she made a great life for herself and witnessed a murderer that months later came back to haunt her. I really liked her discoveries in life with Lee, because almost everyone treated her pretty bad and Lee was different. He showed her great sex and a normal relationship with more than just orgasms. They became friends and even his strange offer for marriage was kinda cute.

I liked the side characters, made me want to read the rest of this series.

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Series in Order

#1 – Tonight and Forever
#2 – Whispered Promises
#3 – Forever Mine
#4 – Eternally Yours
#5 – One Special Moment
#6 – Fire and Desire
#7 – Essence of Desire
#8 – Secret Love
#9 – True Love
#10 – Surrender
#11 – The Best Man
#12 – The Midnight Hour
#13 – Unfinished Business
#14 – Slow Burn
#15 – Taste of Passion
#16 – Sensual Confessions
#17 – Inseparable
#18 – Courting Justice
#19 – A Madaris Bride for Christmas

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