HER LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Jackson's Masters family is back with brother Lake's story, and the author's extraordinary skill in writing connecting stories is again on display. The result is another heartwarming and delightful tale with some pure Brenda Jackson romance. There are also secondary plotlines that feature mature women at crossroads in their lives.
Courtney Andrews has trust issues. Thanks to the dysfunctional marriage of her parents, Barbara and Joe, she's not looking for love. Joe is a player who gives men a bad name, and while her mother wants to believe in their latest reconciliation, Courtney knows her father will not change.
When Courtney's cousin passes along her little black book, Courtney decides to humor her and call some of the entries. This leads to three toads that defy belief and also convinces her that her decision to stay single isn't such a bad idea. Enter Lake Masters -- and the rest is pure romance. (ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, Apr., 310 pp., $13.95)