Brenda Jackson's "The Best Laid Plans" is a delightful, easy and enjoyable read. It has a somewhat humorous side. This element will keep her audience engaged and chucking to themselves. The wonderful, colorful and older characters are realistically portrayed and delightful. The ol' ladies determination to get what they want for their families has that old fashioned energy that can be difficult to tamp down.
Ms. Jackson does an exceptional job bringing the characters and other critical story elements into play in a way that all readers can relate to throughout the story.
Ivy and Nolan were my favorite personalities as they worked diligently to be strong and overcome the pressures of the matriarchs on both sides of the family.
The love scenes sizzle and I found them tastefully illustrated.
"Best Laid Plans" is a curl up in your chair with wine or coffee novel to enjoy.
Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the deal…
Even a famed matchmaker like Nolan Madaris’s great-grandmother can’t get it right every time. Nolan, the notorious fun-loving ladies’ man, could never connect with someone as straitlaced as tech whiz Ivy Chapman. Yet the scheme Ivy proposes is tempting—they can pretend to be a couple, just long enough to satisfy their families.
But someone forgot to clue in their hearts
What happens, though, when Ivy’s plan to get her relatives off her back has an unexpected side effect: getting her into Nolan’s bed? Houston’s number one womanizer may have found the only one who can truly satisfy him, body and soul. But with a man from Ivy’s past determined to be part of her future, both she and Nolan will have to decide what’s fake, what’s real and what’s worth fighting for…