Series: Westmoreland Series
Author: Brenda Jackson
Blurb: From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson comes a new trilogy starring three Westmorelands…
Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it’s time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his-his woman and his child!
Thoughts: Having read the previous book in this series, Zane, I kind of knew what to expect with this one. This is really a mini book series revolving around three Westmorelands in particular: Zane, Canyon, and Stern. Having not read any of the books in the “main” Westmoreland branch of the family, I did really want to go back and read more about this spectacular family. But it does not take away your enjoyment of the story if you haven’t read previous novels.
I really enjoyed the story between Canyon and Keisha. It was a little predictable, but really sweet – and it touches on the regrets you can have when you don’t let forgiveness into your heart. After reading about Canyon in Zane’s novel, I was really expecting to like this book – maybe more so than Zane. But that was not the case for a couple of reasons. Number one, at times the characters in this one fell a little flat. It lacked intensity and character dimension for me. Two, I thought the excuse of why Keisha’s best friend tried to sleep with Canyon and why she lied about it were a little hard to buy. And third, the “bad guy” and his reasons for coming after Keisha (as well as how he planned to get rid of her) were a little lame.
So, while not quite as good as the first in this “new” Westmoreland series, it’s still a good story – and I will anxiously await the next in the series, Stern, which releases September 3rd.