Madaris Family #19
by: Brenda Jackson
$6.99 mass market paperback
Contemporary Romance / Christmas
Released: October 2013
One by one, Madaris men have surrendered to the matchmaking schemes of Felicia Laverne Madaris, matriarch of the family. 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.
I have stumbled across the newest addition to my Favorite Author’s List. I have got to be me some more Mama Laverne. I cannot wait to dive into the Madaris Series and discover all the depths to Mama Laverne, she is hands down my favorite character so far this year in all the books I’ve read.
Lee Madaris is at the top of his game, he’s doing what he loves and has the support of his entire larger than life family. And he has just fell head over heels in love at first sight, however he doesn’t know that YET! Lee’s medaling Great Grandmother Mama Laverne has set her sights on Lee’s bachelorhood much as she has done for most of her heirs, and Lee refuses to be another pawn in her marriage games.
Carly Briggs has not had the easiest life but she has definitely made something of herself, as a Pastry Chef. He career leads her to Las Vegas and to an encounter that will alter her life forever.
Danger is lurking in all the shadows, the danger that Lee poses to Carly’s heart and sanity and also a past danger that seems to be catching up with Carly.
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