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Publisher's Summary

What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? Find out in this Westmoreland novel from New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson!

No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews - and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he'll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossible. A Westmoreland always keeps his word, but how long before Adrian turns this fake affair into something real?

©2014 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Love Brenda

The narration wasn't good in the beginning but got better as the story progressed. Brenda doesn't disappoint so I continued listening. loved the story.

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Enjoyable

Love the storyline and romance, made the reader warm, and fuzzy wishing you were. feeling the sensational emotions described.

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Amazingly Real

What made the experience of listening to The Real Thing the most enjoyable?

I'm really loving the Westmorelands family rooted love live. The one took me my surprise how he keep to his true values when it came to getting involved with a woman. Unknowing how true real love happens.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Real Thing?

When his anger took over and gave the Dr well deserve beating.

Which character – as performed by Avery Glymph – was your favorite?

The lawyer sister-in-law.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, first it pissed me off the a head Dr to harass another future Dr. Then I laughter went he got is behind beaten and more laughter when they ended is career.

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wow

Awesome book it was a great story and I love Brenda Jackson books. Thank you

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real life

I love this book because it has so much detail. People should know better to ever mess with the West Moreland.

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Good pass time read.

I listened while I was working and before I knew it, it was time for me to leave. I then listened to it on my way home. Good story and great characters.

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Another Brenda Jackson Winner.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Strong characters strong family. I like that while aa African-American characters they do not play up to that rather situations
any and all could experience.

What other book might you compare The Real Thing to and why?

Any Brenda Jackson romance.

Have you listened to any of Avery Glymph’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Any additional comments?

Even though ther are so many Westmoreland books each is compelling and unique with humor steam and memorable characters.

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MY NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR!!<br /><br />

I have been looking for this book to read since the first time I was introduced to the Westmoreland's!!
HECK!!! I need me a Westmoreland!!!
As a first time Audible 'reader', I cannot think of a great book to start with...SEXY SEXY SEXY.
Descriptive characters, SEXY banter between the main characters, definitely stokes curiosity in wanting to meet the rest of the other family members...and the love scenes...ooooweee!!! Almost voyeuristic...until you remember, it's a damn book...not someone's journal!!!

A MUST HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. ENJOY....


side note: Avery Glymph - Narrator
voice tone: perfect for listening
character tone: tends to lose the flow of the characters' voices at the beginning of the story...but gradually gets into the right cadence and tonality as you get deeper into the story.

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Great story

This is 1st book of the series I have read, now, I want to read them ALL. I am falling in love with the Westmoreland Men & Women!

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The love scenes have never been equalled by anyone

What made the experience of listening to The Real Thing the most enjoyable?

I wanted a book with nothing but steamy love scenes. The Real Thing blew me away. I'd never been involved in love scenes like this since I first heard Wagner;s Tristan and Isolde. And Brenda just pours it on and on again and again. I was ecstatic. She topped" A Little Dare." .

What did you like best about this story?

Avery Glymph plunged into the story and made me feel that I was listening to the lovers tell their stories over the water fountain the next day at work.. The first seduction was unbelievable.

Have you listened to any of Avery Glymph’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is excellent. You can relax feeling like you yourself are reading.it out loud. Glympn never sounds like he is reading. It's like he's telling you the story...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first lovemaking scene in chapter 10. We were at the top of Mt Everest on that one. And then we went up from there.

Any additional comments?

Brenda is to erotic writers like Lincoln is to presidents.They come no better.