Even though the central focus is still a strong, gorgeous man with the Madaris name (Reese, sigh), appearances by Trevor, Ashton and Sir Drake are nothing to sneeze at. The best part (for longtime readers) is the irony of Clayton Madaris being the voice of reason regarding relationships. Both new readers and established Jackson fans will enjoy reading about the latest Madaris man to walk down the aisle.
Since college, LaKenna and Reese have been best friends and confidantes, with no hint of the romance that awaits them. Kenna relocates to Houston and moves in with Reese while her condo is being completed. The resulting awareness of their attraction unfolds seamlessly and the family’s reaction to their growing relationship is funny and endearing. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, May, 304 pp., $6.99)