by Brenda Jackson, author of The Secret Affair (Harlequin Desire)
There is nothing like having a secret…
I enjoy writing secret stories, whether it’s about a secret baby, secret past, secret lover or, in the case of Aidan Westmoreland and Jillian Novak, a secret affair. Personally, it hit close to home for me because at the age of fourteen I had a secret boyfriend, namely the man I eventually married, Gerald. According to my parents, I was not supposed to start dating until I was sixteen. However, by my sixteenth birthday, Gerald and I were already two years into our courtship and I was secretly wearing his ring. So I know about keeping secrets.
I enjoyed writing Aidan and Jillian’s story because one thing about a secret is you never know if it’s really a secret. There are those who might have figured things out anyway. It was only after my wedding did my dad let Gerald and me know he’d been on to us the entire time. Other family members had the same claim.
So the question is…is it really a secret affair?
Aidan and his identical twin Adrian captured my heart when I first began telling readers about the Denver Westmorelands. I know they had gotten into a lot of trouble while growing up along with two other younger Westmorelands, Bailey and Bane. But I also knew the reason for it and wanted my readers to understand the pain they had suffered with the loss of both sets of parents. I was glad to finally write their stories to show how they had matured into law-abiding citizens. I also couldn’t wait to write about the women who would capture their heart.
Dr. Aidan Westmoreland found love in the most unlikely place. Right in his own backyard so to speak. But it was also too close to home since Jillian was the sister of his cousin-in-law. And it was no secret Pam was very protective of her sisters. He had that to contend with, as well as trying to downplay a reputation that was fitting for a single Westmoreland man—namely that of a womanizer.
I can’t wait for you to dive into the pages of The Secret Affair to see if Aidan and Jillian can keep a secret and if it will be an affair that will become something more—something that will last a lifetime.
About The Secret Affair:
Will this Westmoreland affair remain a secret? Find out in this novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!
It has been a year since Jillian Novak ended their affair—a year that left Dr. Aidan Westmoreland determined to win back his lover. He knows they shouldn’t have to keep their relationship a secret and he’ll follow her around the world to prove it. Fourteen days on a cruise ship—just Aidan, Jillian and the deep blue sea…and a passion that won’t be denied.