Somebody’s Lover (The Jackson Brothers, Book 1)

Cover of Somebody's Lover by Jasmine Haynes, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author - The Jackson Brothers, Book I

A heart-wrenching saga about a family torn apart by tragedy…

Three years ago, Lou Jackson, the eldest son, died in a work accident. And nothing has been the same since for the Jackson family. They lost their heart and soul the day Lou died, even as matriarch Evelyn tries to keep them together. But things are changing and the family will either find their way back to each other. Or they’ll be torn asunder.

Widowed three years and the mother of two, Taylor feels that life as a woman is passing her by. She longs to be somebody’s secret lover.

To Jace, Taylor is still Lou’s wife despite being a widow, untouchable yet irresistible. But when he discovers her fantasies, Jace swears he’ll be the one to make them reality.

Can his family ever accept another man in Taylor’s life, let alone the black sheep of the family? Or will their grief and pain destroy any chance Jace has of being more to Taylor than her secret lover?

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STEAMY. A Must Read!!!!

Taylor has been a widowed mother of 2 for 3 years when her husband Lou died in a work related accident. Taylor is grateful for all of the support she receives from her in-laws but, she also feels torn because she is tired of being alone and is ready to start dating again.Taylor decides that… Read more “STEAMY. A Must Read!!!!”

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Somebody’s Lover

Somebody’s Lover”Jace Jackson has spent the last three years since the death of his oldest brother doing his best to take care of Taylor, his brother’s widow. Three years in which he has watched and wanted Taylor with every beat of his heart. When he sees Taylor at a bar being hit on, enough is… Read more “Somebody’s Lover”

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Once tragedy has struck a well-dynamically formed family, there’s nothing left but blame, loneliness, desuetude, and despair for all that are involved, especially for a widow, and her children. However, to be able to obtain a slice of salvation, a ray of sunshine, to break free from the darkness, to be able to deal with… Read more ““SOMEONE’S DESIRED LOVE!” **DEFINITELY A 10 STAR RATING!**”

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Somebody’s Lover review

This contemporary romance fiction is the first book in the Jackson Brothers series. This is the story of a widow Taylor and her brother-in-law Jace who fall in love after the passing of Taylor’s husband Lou the oldest of the Jackson brothers. Taylor has needs and goes to a biker bar and Jace is there… Read more “Somebody’s Lover review”

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Im so upset with myself…..This HOT Delectable book of Deliciousness ..

….Sat in my Kindle Library for 8 months before I read it, this book should of been Savored, Absorbed and Re- read from the second it was downloaded… but Hot damnnnnn !!! I seriously don’t have the words to truly express how I feel about this book…. No complaints people !!!the storyline was wickedly… Read more “Im so upset with myself…..This HOT Delectable book of Deliciousness ..”

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really liked it

Somebody’s LoverJackson brothers book 1Product DetailsThe Jackson family has lost a member. Lou’s death has hit the family hard and no one feels it worse than Taylor. Mom of two and now widowed, she struggles with what she wants in life now with him gone. She is a young woman and wants to feel the… Read more “really liked it”

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Scorching Hot Read

This book held me from the first page until the very last word. This story wasn’t just about erotic, hot sex but had a really deep emotional story to back it up. The Jackson family was still grieving, even though 3 years had passed, for eldest brother Lou. The family members, parents, brothers Jace, David… Read more “Scorching Hot Read”

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So Good

I really loved this book and couldn’t stop reading. I felt the connection between Taylor and Jace. Loved how Jace takes care of her and her kids. It’s really hot when she makes a move to kiss him. Loved their chemistry. Love how he insists on “scratching her itch”, no one else will be touching… Read more “So Good”

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The whole Jackson family is what I loved most about this story. They all worked together in the family owned business during the week and on the weekend they gather together for food, fun and relaxation. Every week. Real family must be a wonderful thing.I know the story is really about Jace and Taylor finding… Read more “JUST RIGHT, GOOD STORYLINE”

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A sweet, romantic story, with a delectable male lead and a heroine worth routing for.

**Contains SPOILERS**The heroine was widowed and left with two small sons to raise a few years before the book begins. She is surrounded by a Clan of supportive in-laws, but she’s lonely, and if she can’t have romance she’ll settle for a night of steamy sex with a stranger. She heads to a bar looking… Read more “A sweet, romantic story, with a delectable male lead and a heroine worth routing for.”

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Somebody’s Lover
© 2012 Jasmine Haynes

The woman looked like Taylor, his brother Lou’s wife. But this woman’s lips were painted a deep shade of red, where Taylor always wore pink. The tight spandex top hugged her full breasts, and her leather skirt revealed endless, captivating legs encased in shimmering nylon. Taylor didn’t own a leather skirt, and to her, spandex was for jogging. Fuck-me high heels rested on the bottom rail of the bar stool. Taylor abhorred high heels.

The look-alike flipped her auburn hair over her shoulders, the locks sparkling with golden highlights in the flash of the strobe on the dance floor.

Jace Jackson cooled himself off with a slug of beer, his one and only bottle for the night.

Then she laughed. He shouldn’t have been able to hear it over the voices, the semi-drunken laughter, or the beat of another country western ballad, but he felt it in his gut, the way he always felt Taylor’s laugh, hard as he tried to ignore it.

Holy hell.

The woman didn’t just look Taylor. It was Taylor.

Jace slammed his beer down on the table, ignored his drinking buddies’ raised eyebrows, and rose to his feet when the guy Taylor was flirting with put his hand on her knee.


Taylor Jackson knew she’d made a huge mistake the minute the man put his hand on her knee. She couldn’t remember his name, Buddy or Bubba or Bucky or something, although Bubba seemed to suit him best

It didn’t seem right to be planning to seduce a man whose name she couldn’t remember. Not that Bubba needed much in the way of a come-on from her.

She hadn’t dated since Lou died. In fact, she hadn’t been out on a date since she met Lou back in college. Not that she’d call what she was doing now dating.

Planning a seduction had been the easy part. Dressing for it even easier. The hour between dropping off the kids at her mother-in-law’s house and finishing her final primp in her bathroom mirror had been like playing dress-up with her mom’s makeup when she was a little girl. Of course, when her mother caught her, she’d blistered her butt. Taylor had started feeling jumpy on the drive over, out of Willoughby to the outskirts of Bentonville, the next town over, and home of Saddle-n-Spurs, a rowdy country western joint.

She’d chosen the bar because she wouldn’t be recognized. No one she knew would come to a place like this. It wasn’t a PTA/soccer-mom kind of place.

Jumpy or not, Taylor had climbed out of her minivan and headed inside. Her head had begun to pound with the din before she’d even taken a seat at the bar. She’d ordered wine to calm her full-fledged nerves and probably would have bolted before the bartender poured it if Bubba hadn’t taken the stool beside her and paid for her drink.

She shouldn’t have let him do that. Not that she felt like she had to sleep with him because he bought her a glass of wine. This wasn’t how she’d planned it. In fact, the whole seduction plan seemed suddenly idiotic. If she hadn’t felt so desperate, so needy, so out of control, she never would have considered picking up a guy in a bar for a night of casual sex.

It had seemed like forever since she’d felt a man’s touch. For months after Lou died, maybe a year, she hadn’t given sex a thought. She’d been too busy getting out of bed in the mornings, accepting the monumental changes his death wrought, wondering if she could handle things on her own, and helping Brian and Jamey cope with the loss of their dad.

Somewhere along the way, in that second and third year alone, she’d started remembering she was a woman. With needs. She didn’t want a new father for the boys or a boyfriend or husband for herself. She only wanted the embrace of a man for a little while.

Bubba wasn’t her idea of a dream lover. Reality didn’t match the erotic fantasy she’d spun through-out sleepless nights. Now, she wasn’t quite sure how she’d get rid of him, or for that matter, get herself out of the bar.

“Get your damn hand off my wife’s knee.”

Oh Lord. It couldn’t be. She glanced up and almost choked on her sip of wine. It was her brother-in-law. And Jace didn’t look like a happy camper.

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More of The Jackson Brothers!

  • The Jackson Brothers: Complete Series
  • Somebody’s Lover (The Jackson Brothers, Book 1)
  • Somebody’s Ex (The Jackson Brothers, Book 2)
  • Somebody’s Wife (The Jackson Brothers, Book 3)