Unfinished Business (Madaris Family Series)

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Daring, seductive, and totally unforgettable, the Madaris family and their friends have dazzled readers with their provocative lives...and love affairs. Now, in Unfinished Business, bestselling author Brenda Jackson pens another Madaris novel filled with the sensual romance her readers have come to love...

A PROMISE MADE

Investigative reporter Christy Madaris doesn't want to complicate her life with romance. She made that mistake once when she ...

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Overview

Daring, seductive, and totally unforgettable, the Madaris family and their friends have dazzled readers with their provocative lives...and love affairs. Now, in Unfinished Business, bestselling author Brenda Jackson pens another Madaris novel filled with the sensual romance her readers have come to love...

A PROMISE MADE

Investigative reporter Christy Madaris doesn't want to complicate her life with romance. She made that mistake once when she believed Alex Maxwell's promise to marry her. True, Alex made that promise when Christy was just a teenager. But she believed him with all her heart-and when Alex laughed it off years later, Christy was crushed.

A PROMISE BROKEN

The owner of his own P.I. firm, Alex Maxwell refuses to compromise everything he's worked for to honor a silly promise. Christy should have known he was only teasing, right? But when Alex finally sees Christy again, he knows he made a big mistake. She has grown up into a smart and stunning woman-and Alex can't get her off his mind.

A LOVE THEY CAN'T FORGET...

When Christy's latest story takes a dark turn, the Madaris brothers ask Alex to keep her safe. But putting Alex in charge of Christy is like putting a rooster in charge of the hen house! The more she snubs him, the more he wants her. But when Christy's life is in danger, can Alex save her before it's too late?

"A tension-packed read."

-Publishers Weekly on The Midnight Hour

"A roller-coaster read of passion."

-Sharon Sala, New York Times bestselling author

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the novels in the Madaris series byBRENDA JACKSON

“The Nora Roberts of African-American fiction.”—Romantic Times

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

“Jackson is a master at juggling two plots at a time, and Unfinished Business proves no exception. A perfect balance of tension and chemistry is created as Christy and the somewhat domineering Alex battle unknown criminals—as well as their unresolved attraction to each other.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

 

“Hot and sexy.”—Romance Reader at HeartTM

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

“A super-hot hero, a kick-butt heroine and non-stop action! Brenda Jackson writes romance that sizzles and characters you fall in love with.”—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

The Midnight Hour is a roller-coaster read of passion, intrigue and deceit.”—Sharon Sala, New York Times bestselling author

“With taut, over-the-top romantic thrillers, Jackson revisits her popular Madaris Family and Friends series...Jackson smoothly alternates between several points of view and throws in a number of plot twists...Jackson [has a] knack for creating characters with emotional depth and distinct voices...[a] tension-packed read.”—Publishers Weekly

“Jackson has written another compelling drama about the Madaris family and their friends.”—Booklist

 

“Action, mystery and sensuality propel The Midnight Hour forward. Jackson forces readers to step outside the romantic suspense box and enter an elusive world of undercover agents and crime lords. Victoria and Drake are memorable characters who will provide hours of enjoyment for even the most cynical of readers.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Drake and Tori are tough, passionate, loyal, and attractive protagonists. Their courage and fire and their strong feelings for each other can’t help but appeal to readers. So, too, will the non-stop action; there are no dull moments in The Midnight Hour.”—Romance Reviews Today

TASTE OF PASSION

“The Madaris clan is back and, as always, it’s a welcome return. Jackson always makes the connection between hero and heroine seamless and, even though you know what’s coming, it’s not forced. The love scenes are beautifully written, and longtime fans will be delighted to see familiar characters again.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

 

“A pure delight.” Romance in Color

"Sexy, sexy, sexy... You’ll cheer on this strong woman and honorable man."—Fresh Fiction

 

SLOW BURN

 

“An entertaining story...Jackson brings back beloved characters from her popular series, and the reunion is exceptionally satisfying.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“A good solid story with fiercely tender and intensely romantic protagonists.”—Single Titles.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312989989
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/5/2005
  • Series: Madaris Family Novels Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 188,742
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Jackson

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Jackson lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of William M. Raines High School, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. Brenda also has a CLU designation.

Brenda is a recent retiree who worked thirty-seven years in management for a major insurance company. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Brenda lives in Florida with her husband of thirty-eight years, Gerald. She has over 75 novels in print. She is currently at work on her next novel. You can visit her at: www.brendajackson.net.

 

 

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CHAPTER 1

Christy glanced at her reflection in the full-length mirror and smiled. This particular outfit, a slip dress of that particular shade of lime green that was so popular, and her new hairdo, a work of art by Lamar, had transformed her into a woman she didn’t even recognize.

Lamar had given her a haircut to complement her face. The mass of reddish curls that flowed around her shoulders looked fuller, thicker, and even more vibrant. She had turned quite a number of male heads after leaving the salon. Her brothers used to tease her about the color of her hair, which she had inherited from her paternal great-grandmother.

Christy’s smile deepened at the thought that she looked somewhat older, a little sophisticated, maybe even a little daring. Her high-heeled sandals and her leather double-handled purse added the finishing touch. She was looking forward to her date tonight with Kevin, a guy she had met last weekend at a party given by a co-worker. After a rather long and pleasant conversation, she and Kevin had practically danced the night away. She couldn’t remember the last time she had shaken her booty so much. And he hadn’t been a bad dancer, either. When she decided to call it a night, he had walked her to her car and surprised her when he pulled her into his arms and kissed her.

OK, so she hadn’t felt the passion, the zing, the torrid explosion that had ambushed her that time Alex had kissed her, but Kevin did have potential and with a little more practice his kiss would eventually graduate from being nothing more than a pleasant mouth exercise.

Although she hated admitting it, Alex’s kiss had stirred a carnal desire within her that she hadn’t known existed. It had introduced her to sexual impulses, hot dreams, and basic urges. Just thinking about it was a lot for a twenty-four-year-old virgin to handle. But she would handle it, since she wasn’t into casual sex. The man she gave her virginity to was going to be the one who was destined to be a part of her life forever.

She glanced around when she heard the sound of the doorbell, wondering who it could be. She didn’t know a lot of people in Cincinnati, since she’d been in town for only a month, and she had opted to meet Kevin at the club instead of telling him where she lived. She was still cautious, since she didn’t know him that well, and although he had been the perfect gentleman at the party on Saturday night, she couldn’t help but remember the number-one rule her brother Dex had given her when she had moved out of her parents’ home into an apartment upon returning home from college: Never give a man your address until you get to know him better. And if he gives you trouble, call me and I’ll come kick his ass.

She smiled knowing Dex had been dead serious. Crossing the room, she headed for the door. She glanced through the peephole, but because dusk had settled in and the person’s back was to her, she knew it was a man but couldn’t make out his identity. “Yes, who is it?”

“Alex Maxwell.”

Sharp needles pricked Christy’s heart at the sound of that name. Surely she had heard wrong and the man standing on the other side of the door was not the person she had always thought of as “her Alex” until that fateful night three years ago when he had let her know he was not “her” anything.

She quickly looked out the peephole and drew in a deep shuddering breath when he turned and she stared straight into the face of the one person she had moved over one thousand miles from her home to escape. The main question that began forming in what was left of her confused mind was, what in the world was Alex doing in Cincinnati?

Knowing he was the only person who could answer that question, she snatched open the door and gave him a hostile glare and spoke with all the loathing she felt: “What are you doing here, Alex?”

Alex stood in the doorway, transfixed, mesmerized. He doubted he would ever get used to this grown-up version of Christy. When he had seen her that night three years ago at a charity auction, it had been the first time he’d noticed how she had gone from being a string-bean wisp of a girl to a young woman with luscious curves that had been so apparent in the flirty little gown she’d been wearing.

But now, seeing her standing before him, regardless of the fact that she had a huge frown on her face and her eyes were shooting daggers at him, he was suddenly tongue-tied, and he’d never been a man at a loss for words. It didn’t help matters that she was wearing a dress that resembled nothing more than a slip and it clung to her body a lot more than that other one had.

“Alex, I asked what you’re doing here?”

The sharp tone of Christy’s voice snapped him out of his trance as he met her murderous gaze. “I was in town on business and thought I’d drop by to see you.”

The anger in her eyes darkened. “Tell that to someone else. First of all, what business could you possibly have here in Cincinnati? Second, since we’re no longer friends, why would you want to see me?” Her glare deepened. “My brothers sent you, didn’t they? They sent you here to spy on me.”

Alex glanced around. A couple of Christy’s neighbors were arriving home and seemed interested in what was going on. He met Christy’s gaze again. “No, I’m not here for your brothers,” he said truthfully.

Although they had asked him to check on her, he would have done so anyway. His reason for being here had nothing to do with her brothers but everything to do with the unfinished business between them. “Let me inside, Christy. We’re causing a scene.”

Christy noticed what he said was true and reluctantly stepped aside to let him in. This was a nice apartment complex that catered to families. She’d only recently moved in, and the last thing she wanted was for any of her neighbors to think she was having any sort of domestic issues.

Once the door closed behind Alex, she turned to him, her expression fighting mad. “You have no right to be here.”

Alex sighed deeply. Over the years, her reddish-brown hair had become more vibrant and was the color of flame, which basically matched her fiery temper. But even in all her heated splendor, she looked beautiful, desirable, and the sight of her made his gut clench. “I do have business here in Cincinnati, since I have investment property that I check on occasionally. But besides that, I had to come and see you, Christy,” he said, thinking she was much too tempting for her own good. “There’s unfinished business between us.”

“Unfinished business?” she snapped, placing her hands on her hips and taking a step closer as rage engulfed her. “Oh, trust me, any business that I thought may have existed between us in my little girl’s mind is definitely finished. You made things perfectly clear that night. You were right, I needed to grow up and I have. I’m three years older and wiser. I know not to blindly trust the words of a man. I know how to tell the difference between pity and sincerity. And I know how it feels to give your heart—your undying love and affection—to someone just for him to trample it.”

She inhaled deeply, trying to place her full concentration on her anger and not the sight of him standing in her living room. Six feet and four inches of the most gorgeous man she had ever seen. Even in Ohio, it was easy to see the word Texas written all over him while he was impeccably dressed in a chambray shirt, designer jeans, boots, and an expensive-looking blazer. His black hair was cut low on his head, and all his handsome features, including his dark, penetrating eyes, added depth to his semi-sweet chocolate–colored skin.

She needed him to leave before the tears started coming. She had cried her last tear over him. “I loved you and you threw that love back in my face because you thought I was too young to know my feelings,” she said heatedly. “Well, I’m doing just what you suggested. I’ve grown up and let go of childhood dreams and fantasies. I have a wonderful job and I’ve even taken your advice about dating men closer to my age. Things are going just great for me,” she lied, deciding he didn’t have to know that. “And I intend to have a fantastic love life.”

Something within Alex snapped with that proclamation. He gritted his teeth, thinking she had definitely said the wrong thing. “What the hell do you know about a fantastic love life?” he asked sharply, grabbing her arm.

She snatched her arm back, lifted her chin, and met his glare. “Nothing yet, but I intend to learn.”

A rush of anger tore into him. She would learn, all right, but only with him. It would be a cold day in hell before he let any other man touch her that way. Dammit, she was his! She had loved him once, and he would see to it that she loved him again.

Suddenly his head began swimming and the first thought that came to his mind was that he was acting stone crazy. No woman had ever driven him to this point. He was dealing with emotions that were unfamiliar, hazardous, threatening to push his limit of control. He had to get a grip.

He exhaled slowly, trying to calm the rage consuming him. “Have dinner with me,” he said in a strained voice.

“Dinner?” She slung back that single word as if the thought of going out to eat with him was as foreign as a six-dollar bill.

He watched as she threw her head back and all that fiery red hair cascaded around her shoulders, making her look like a woman on the warpath, a woman who could take on anybody, including him. “I would not go out with you, Alexander Maxwell, if you were the last man on earth.”

He inclined his head and glared back at her. Little did she know that he might as well be the last man on earth, since he was definitely the only man she would ever become involved with. “We need to talk, Christy.”

“We don’t need to do anything. I’ve already told you in plain English that we don’t have anything to say. It’s been said and, if I recall, you did most of the talking.”

He shook his head. This was one stubborn woman, but he could be just as stubborn as she was. “I refuse to leave until we get a few things straight.”

She crossed her arms over her chest and glared at him. “There is nothing to get straight. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date, so please leave.”

Alex’s features darkened. Just the thought that she was going out with another man had him seeing red again. He knew he had to pull himself together, get himself in check. Besides, he had pushed her enough for one night, especially when she had a tendency to push back.

He would be in town for a few more days, and although Christy might wish otherwise, she hadn’t seen the last of him. Before he returned to Houston, she would definitely know who she belonged to.

Without saying anything else, he turned and walked out the door.

Christy closed her eyes and inhaled deeply. How dare he? How dare Alex show up on her doorstep like this! After ignoring her for three years he thought they had a reason to talk?

She inhaled again, calmly this time, as she tried to understand why on earth he assumed there was unfinished business between them. They had not only finished things between them, but he had let her know in no uncertain terms that things should never have escalated to that point anyway.

She had felt as stupid as any one woman had a right to feel when he had looked into her face, after she’d reminded him that he had given her that pinkie ring as a promise of marriage on her thirteenth birthday and said, Christy, you know I was just kidding with you that day, don’t you?

No, she hadn’t known he’d only been kidding. Wearing his ring had meant everything to her, but he had looked her dead in the eye and said, It meant nothing! She had found out the hard way that humiliation could make a person feel so awful, so low, that for as long as she lived she would never forgive him for making her feel that way. And tonight she couldn’t help but notice that the ring was back on his finger. She was surprised he hadn’t tossed it away when she gave it back to him.

A sharp pain she had tried so hard to ignore for the past three years touched her heart, reminding her of the reason she had fallen in love with him at thirteen. In her mind he had been her soul mate. To her he had been Alexander the Great, just like the nickname she’d given him in her preteen years. Even when she had gotten old enough to know what she wanted, it had always been Alex Maxwell. Alex who’d always had an older, sophisticated, and mature air about him. Alex with his smooth, sure walk, articulate talk, tall, lean, well-built body, an impeccable dresser, sharp, intelligent, all the things she wanted in a man.

There had always been this calm and collected spirit about him. He had always been a person in complete control, never showing any deep ingrained emotions. To her he had been Mr. Cool and she had admired that quality about him, but now she hated it with a vengeance. That night three years ago, she had seen just how ironclad that cool control was. She had seen him lose his anger but never his control. She would love pushing him to the limit, seeing him snap, but doubted such a thing was possible.

Deciding she didn’t want to think about Alex any longer, she grabbed her purse off the table. More than anything, she intended to have fun tonight and was determined to erase the forever cool and in control Alex Maxwell from her mind once and for all.

Alex had had a ton of messages waiting for him when he returned to his hotel room. Most of them, he figured, were from the Madaris brothers. He was too upset to talk to anyone tonight and decided to wait until morning to return their calls.

He pinched the bridge of his nose, not believing how angry he was. He was like a man possessed. If he didn’t know better, he would think he was in love. He let out a frustrated sigh. Dammit, he knew better than that since he was incapable of loving anyone; unable to show that emotion . . . thanks to his poor excuse of a father.

He walked over to the hotel’s window and looked out, and recalled just when he’d realized how Carl Maxwell’s disappearing act had left a scar on him. He hadn’t quite reached his first birthday when his father had walked out on his wife and two sons. But the child in Alex had loved the missing parent anyway, and had actually believed that because of that love, his father would one day miraculously return. No one, he had thought in his young, naïve mind, would not accept that much love. He was proven wrong when his father never returned to the family he had deserted.

The day he had realized the truth, that all the love in the world wouldn’t make his father return, he had lost control and totally trashed his bedroom. On that day he had promised himself that no matter what, he would never fall in love and no one would ever make him lose control of his emotions again. By the time Alex left for college at sixteen, he had learned a hard lesson in life and had vowed never to put stock in the power of love.

His thoughts shifted back to Christy and he felt a deep pounding of his heart in his chest. If it wasn’t love he was feeling, than what was it? What had him in such turmoil at the thought of her with someone else?

He rubbed his hand down his face, feeling both mentally and physically exhausted. Moments later, he released a slow breath. He might not want any part of love, but he did want Christy.

And no matter what, he was determined to have her.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Love Love Brenda Jackson!

    If you haven't read the Madaris Family series then you are missing out. If you like romance,especially African American romance fiction you will love this book and anything written by Ms.Jackson.She gives us just what we need to curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and hot romance with hot men!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    In this continuation of the Madaris Family Saga, Ms. Jackson has written another keeper with UNFINISHED BUSINESS. I have to say that I've loved Ms. Jackson's foray into romantic suspense, especially with her richly engaging characters of the Madaris family. <BR/><BR/>In UNFINISHED BUSINESS, we finally get the story of the youngest Madaris, Christy. Pampered, wealthy, and riding high with the fulfillment of being an investigative reporter, Christy wants for nothing-nothing, that is, except for the love of the one man she's always wanted. True, Alex Maxwell only promised to marry her as a whim back when she was a teenager, but the heart doesn't care whether the offer was made in jest or not. Back when she was thirteen, it didn't occur to her that Alex was playing when he gave her that pretend ring and asked for her hand in marriage. Christy has always loved Alex, and time has only made that love grow deeper. <BR/><BR/>For Alex, who runs his own highly successful and lucrative private investigations firm, Christy was just a kid when he made his vow of undying love and marriage. But now, years later, seeing the beautiful and talented woman who is a success in her own right causes him to sit back and think-did he make a mistake letting Christy Madaris get away so easily all those years ago? After Christy came home from college and he so quickly laughed away that childhood promise of marriage, she never forgave him-and Alex did nothing to help ease the hurt of her broken heart. <BR/><BR/>But now trouble has followed Christy to Cincinnati, and Alex's old buddies, Christy's older brothers, have asked him to keep an eye on her. What no one realizes is that, at least for Alex, keeping Christy close is no hardship. But can Christy's hurt pride and Alex's hurtful jesting from years ago be forgiven long enough to keep Christy safe-and to allow another chance for this destined to be together couple? <BR/><BR/>Kudos to Ms. Jackson for another wonderful installment of the Madaris Family Saga; an installment that is rife with suspense, tense dialogue, and a passion that defies the passing of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2012

    I highly recommend

    The story in this book had it all, mystery, drama, and foremost romance. Brenda Jackson can bring her characters to life, and they become real. I love the Madaris Family.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Great Read!

    O.K., can I just say that Christy was a great character and I loved reading about her in previous books. I loved the way her brother's protected her or tried to. The best story line of this book was when after all those years Christy still got Alex. I enjoyed everything about this book. Thank you Mrs. Jackson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    I loved this book!

    I began reading about the Madaris family several months ago starting with "Tonight and Forever" I really enjoy reading about the family. This is book is my favorite so far. I simply love the way Christy and Alex love each other. I say read them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Speechless

    I read this book in 1 day. This book had me wanting more.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    WONDERFUL!

    I enjoyed this book so much. Finished it in one day. I could not put it down. Everything she writes is wonderful and I would recommend her romance novels to everyone.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Loved It

    I loved this book. Mrs. Jackson once again has pulled me into the lives of Christy & Alex and let me see them as she saw them. I loved the way the brothers (Justin, Dex, & Clayton) were there for thier friend, but had to be the big brother and talk to him when we was strong about their sister. You could tell that they loved him, but would kill for her. I'm happy that things worked out in the long run. I was crying there for a moment. Keep doing what you do! It's a gift!

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Hot!

    This truly is one of my all time favorites by Mrs. Jackson. It was hard for me to put this book down because I loved reading about this exciting couple.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    unfinished Business

    I thought this was one of her best stories. It not only kept you in suspense and thinking but a great love story. I really enjoy reading about this family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2011

    good book

    totally erotic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2007

    Slow Read

    Started off really great, but got very slow in the middle. I have read several Brenda Jackson books and this is probably my least favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    A reviewer

    In this continuation of the Madaris Family Saga, Ms. Jackson has written another keeper with UNFINISHED BUSINESS. I have to say that I've loved Ms. Jackson's foray into romantic suspense, especially with her richly engaging characters of the Madaris family. In UNFINISHED BUSINESS, we finally get the story of the youngest Madaris, Christy. Pampered, wealthy, and riding high with the fulfillment of being an investigative reporter, Christy wants for nothing-nothing, that is, except for the love of the one man she's always wanted. True, Alex Maxwell only promised to marry her as a whim back when she was a teenager, but the heart doesn't care whether the offer was made in jest or not. Back when she was thirteen, it didn't occur to her that Alex was playing when he gave her that pretend ring and asked for her hand in marriage. Christy has always loved Alex, and time has only made that love grow deeper. For Alex, who runs his own highly successful and lucrative private investigations firm, Christy was just a kid when he made his vow of undying love and marriage. But now, years later, seeing the beautiful and talented woman who is a success in her own right causes him to sit back and think-did he make a mistake letting Christy Madaris get away so easily all those years ago? After Christy came home from college and he so quickly laughed away that childhood promise of marriage, she never forgave him-and Alex did nothing to help ease the hurt of her broken heart. But now trouble has followed Christy to Cincinnati, and Alex's old buddies, Christy's older brothers, have asked him to keep an eye on her. What no one realizes is that, at least for Alex, keeping Christy close is no hardship. But can Christy's hurt pride and Alex's hurtful jesting from years ago be forgiven long enough to keep Christy safe-and to allow another chance for this destined to be together couple? Kudos to Ms. Jackson for another wonderful installment of the Madaris Family Saga an installment that is rife with suspense, tense dialogue, and a passion that defies the passing of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2007

    I Enjoy Reading About the Madaris Family

    Great little romance between Christy and Alex. A little slow at times and definitely long, but once it got rolling I really enjoyed the ups and downs of their relationship. And it's great reading about the closeness of the Madaris family and their circle of friends. I enjoyed the little mentions of the other family that I just had to back peddle and am looking forward to reading the Madaris Saga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    Greatttt!!!!!!

    This book was so good I couldn't put it down. The start was kinda boring put as I read on I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    Bravo !!!

    Brenda you have done it again. This book was one page turn after another, I finished the in two days. I am a librarian it's hard to find books that include love, romance, and heartache without being ghetto. The love scenes are steamy yet tastefully written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2006

    Magic Happened

    This book was amazing!!!I could not put it down and I had a ton of studying that I needed to do. I have read and love all the Mardis brothers so when Chrisite got her story I was thrilled.The trill of the chase was what keep me in the story. If you have read and love the brothers then you will fell the same way for Christie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    WOW!!!!!!!!!

    This book is all that I wanted it to be and more. I just couldn't stop reading it. It was time for Christy & Alex to give into the attraction and love they both felt. Sensual and amazing read that will leave wanting more. I can't wait for the next part of this series. Jackson, keep 'em comin'!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2005

    Brenda Did It Again!

    This book was excellent. I love the Madaris family. Christy and Alex had so many turns and twists it keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a must read. I could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    Phenomenal!

    ''Unfinished Business'' by Brenda Jackson has to be one the best books that I have ever read! This book took me two days to read because I could not put it down! This book had my attention from beginning to end! It was so sweet how Alex never gave up on her, especially when the Madaris pride kicked in! Im hoping to read more from her. Good work!!

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