A Brooks’ Thanksgiving

(40 customer reviews)


Holidays are always challenging.

The values of the prestigious Brooks family is at stake when drama enters into the festivities as relatives and love ones arrive.

Beginning with the NBA star Jason Whitfield and his wanna-be baby momma, who has her irons in the fire for singing sensation, Taylor Brooks. As Taylor struggles to find her place in the music industry, her cousin James Brooks Jr. announce his intentions to enter law school. The family is thrilled. That sentiment changes when he adds his plans to marry Princess Zsa Zsa Ashro to the mix. Certain members of the family are now conspiring to thwart his plans

And finally, the purpose of the gathering, the wedding of Vernon Brooks to Rene Naverone is compromised, as her team-member Genesis insist on conducting an FBI investigation into the girlfriend of her soon to be brother-in-law.


A Brooks’ Thanksgiving begins with a brawl, climax to a wedding and end in an arrest. A traditional family gathering, sprinkled with a touch of true love.


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40 reviews for A Brooks’ Thanksgiving



  2. Martha Spearman Ruff

    The Queen has done it again!!! I’ve waited for this book for what seems like forever and once I got my hands on it it was definitely worth the wait. I’m constantly amazed how Mrs. Iris is able to weave a story that will grab you from the very beginning, have you on rollercoaster of emotions that will leave you breathless and not wanting the story to ever end. She is the master of throwing her readers a few curveballs with each story she writes. I absolutely loved this story and I can’t wait to read her next masterpiece!!!!

  3. LaShon Hawkes (verified owner)

    5 stars all the way!!! Ms. Iris is amazing, we have been waiting for this book and once I got it I couldn’t put it down. From the very beginning I was hooked. There were parts when I laughed so hard my family looked at me like I was crazy, then there are parts that made me want to go to the Brooks house to be a part of the action! It is a real page turner with parts I am sure will lead to her next novel and I can’t wait for it! I highly recommend! Once you read any of Iris Bolling’s book you will want to read them all! Great job Iris, you have a fan for life! Bless you and keep on writing!

  4. Rhea Alexis M Banks

    Looking forward to reading it. And Loretta is super excited.

  5. LaChanta Frederic (verified owner)

    Waited till the last minute to start cooking cause I was so busy reading this book right here. It was so worth the wait!!! I can’t begin to tell you how I feel about reading it. You, Ms. Bolling, have done it again. I can’t wait till the next one!!!

  6. Carolyn Y King (verified owner)

    Love this book. Patrice got what she deserved. So happy Vernon and Rene are married. Can’t wait for the next book.

  7. Marshall Thompson

    Can’t wait to read this one ☝️!

  8. Clea H. (verified owner)

    Wow…just wow!!! Ms. Iris, you did your thang on this one. I loved every minute of this book. I am currently re-reading it now. Vernon needs to learn to wait for permission to enter a a closed bedroom door. LOL!!! Thanks for not putting Genesis and Bobby together. I see a love connection between her and Reggie. I hope you are working on the next book because I am already anticipating it.

  9. Chelsea (verified owner)

    Sooo good, per usual! I am enjoying reading about my favorite couples, and the book is also hilarious! OMG…Thanksgiving dinner was a hoot! I am looking forward to rereading this book.

  10. Sharon Eatmon-Roland

    Another winner! I really enjoyed this story. It had me laughing and smiling. It was good catching up with the different friends and families. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  11. Kelly Prioleau (verified owner)

    OMG…. I loved this book!!! I have to say Vernon is my favorite Brooks… he has the swagger, the love of family and an Alpha without being overbearing! Rene is his PERFECT match! She is a badass HANDS DOWN!

    I loved catching up with everyone and hopefully seeing a future book about Genesis and more of the romance with the children 🙂

  12. Rita Rippy (verified owner)

    OMG! This story had me hooked from the 1st page! A whole lot of drama, love, ass kicking and revelations! Everything and everyone are covered in this book. I laughed, cried got mad and was elated at the end. Hope to read more about Rene’s brothers in the future and her kiss ass friends!

  13. Susan Dennis (verified owner)

    I loved this story, so much I read it twice in 1 sitting. I loved Rene and Vernon’s story. I just loved catching up with all my Brooks’ Avery and Gwen are still couple goals. And as usual, Iris leaves me with more questions and I can’t wait until she answers them. (i.e The Pendletons) I can’t wait till the next Brooks installment. Who’s wedding will it be next time? I have an idea (gonna keep it to myself tho) Bravo Iris! Loved it!!!

  14. Ramona Gains (verified owner)

    I had so much fun reading this book.I brightened my day. They say a laugh a day keeps the doctor away well I guarantee you I will not be seeing one anytime soon. all I have to do is reread Brooks Thanksgiving. , Keep up the good work. Ms Iris Bolling I will read everything you write.

  15. Ramona Gains (verified owner)

    I had so much fun reading this book.I brightened my day. They say a laugh a day keeps the doctor away well I guarantee you I will not be seeing one anytime soon. all I have to do is reread Brooks Thanksgiving. , Keep up the good work. Ms Iris Bolling I will read everything you write. this is my first time writing this

  16. Colette Hanna (verified owner)

    The Brook’s Thanksgiving was such an enjoyable book to read. Major holiday and wedding all in the same weekend can only mean an exciting time for family and friends. Iris Bolling did a phenomenal job of marrying these two spectacular events. I laughed, I was surprised, and I even got a major question answered (well, sort of). I was so glad I did not have to cook dinner this year. It is great to see that the Brooks family is still growing and we can look for many more delightful adventures. I think that Iris was able to bring the caring Vernon we met when he was in college full circle, but at the same time we saw that he was still not a man to try to handle. Thanks for a job well done.

  17. Gwendolyn Foster-Steen (verified owner)

    What can I say that hasn’t been stated? Obsolutely an awesome read! Passion, romance, drama, suspense, silliness, and loving family & friends. This book had it all. Even mom and pop Brooks had it going on. What a family to be connected too. Vernon and Rene what a couple, with chemistry off the chain. They not only talked about their love for each other, they showed it.
    Miss Iris is an incredible writer & author, with an imaginable vision. How the various storylines were so eloquently woven into Vernon and Rene’s story.
    Can’t wait for the next installment of this book or any book that you author. Thank you!

  18. Velva Seay (verified owner)

    I bought this book the day it was available but put off reading it. Of course once I started I couldn’t stop. This book was well worth the wait. Oh my goodness it had everything and then some. Iris you covered so much ground and had me laughing and loving the whole book. It had just about everyone in it. It covered so much but yet left me wanting more. I loved the dynamics between everyone. I loved this family and the way they came together to help and be there for everyone. I love Rene’s family. You always leave me wanting more. I hope another book about the Brooks, Harrisons, Lassiters are coming soon. You know Bobby, Cannon, Genesis, Karess, Raven and a few others could have a book. Would love to know more about them. So…when’s the next one. Absolutely wonderful job, Iris Bolling.

  19. Paulette Hawthorne (verified owner)

    Ms. Bolling has done it again. Another best seller. Another award winner. Another great book that I read in one sitting. I was not disappointed. I was excited, engaged, and entertained. There was laughter, sadness, hurt, anger and gladness as I read her book. I am waiting for the next release. Thank you Ms. Bolling. You are truly a phenomenal author. Keep stirring up your gift. 5 Stars all the way.

  20. Barbara Glover (verified owner)

    Definitely deserves a five star rating. Downloaded Thanksgiving Day, finished it that night and re read the next day. So glad Vernon had a happy ending. Love the way this family sticks together
    regardless of the situation. Please put me out of my misery and announce a new release. Soon.

  21. Willie Lawrence (verified owner)

    The Brooks made my day. I had a hard time finishing dinner while trying to read a chapter or two. Vernon needed to have a happy ending. Glad James knows that James Jr. is his son.

  22. Antoinette Gates (verified owner)

    Iris Bolling has set a new bar on romantic suspense novels.
    A Brook’s Thanksgiving gives the reader romance, humor, thrills, and plenty drama. Characters old and new make lasting impressions on you with their shady or loving appearance in the Brook’s family home on Thanksgiving week. This novel has some surprises that will knock your fuzzy socks or slippers off.
    If you haven’t purchased it please do get a little Brooks in your life.

  23. Brenda Larnell (verified owner)

    What a great read! This wedding of Vernon and Rene was the perfect setting for this story. There was all kinds of drama, suspense, romance, and shenanigans going on! That mansion will never be the same again! The eclectic cast of characters carried the dynamic storyline to unforgettable heights! In the end, it was all about family: love, support, teasing and kick-ass loyalty. Kudos to the prolific Iris Bolling for delivering another winner!

  24. Tee (verified owner)

    Very good read. Love this family series. Cant wait to see what’s next…

  25. Amanda Robinson-Mitchell

    This book was wonderful just like the series. Can not wait until the next installment.

  26. JackiePaynes (verified owner)

    This was another awesome book. There were a few twist and turns that made me go back and say “OH”, but I loved it. Please keep up the awesome work and hurry with the next release.

  27. Shirley Jones (verified owner)

    I was so excited about this book and I was not disappointed! It has a little of bit everything! I read it in one day! Thank you for another FANTABULOUS BOOK!!

  28. JOSEPHINE FALKINS (verified owner)

    Once i downloaded the book, I read it in one sitting even though I had to go to work at 11 pm, it was that good. Not only the wedding, but the “other things” going on involving the Brooks family and friends. The range of emotions evoked were so real. I definitely would recommend this book. Please keep up the good work as I impatiently wait the next book–Dunning next right?

  29. C. Jackson (verified owner)

    I read the last book in the Brooks series to refresh the story. And I will admit, the story hit the spot. It was easy to pick up from where the last story left readers. I was overjoyed and elated Vernon got the chance to find happiness with Rene. She and her band of beauties make for a stunning picturesque visual. Genesis and the Navarone brothers made the story so much fun. I laughed out loud many times during the story. By the way, I am certain Taylor and Jason will find a way. And maybe Bobby will choose Genesis. Hint.hint.. An excellent Brooks family addition. No spoilers*** The outcome with James Jr was really nice.

  30. Melissa Scriven (verified owner)

    Another great story. Glad the Vernon and Rene are finally together. Also happy with the results of James Jr . Looking forward to the next one.

  31. Erica (verified owner)

    This book was so worth the wait. There was never a dull moment from beginning to end. I laughed, I yelled, I got teary and then laughed some more. Thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment of the Brooks family series.

  32. Traci (verified owner)

    Loved catching up with the Brooks family. Glad to see that Taylor and James Jr have grown up and gotten past having to testify. Lived the fight scene amongst the younger set along with Rene’s brother. You have to get the book to see what I’m talking about! Can’t wait until the next book.

  33. Toni Bonita Robinson (verified owner)

    I am still shaking my head at the way this story started and ended, the known and unknown . A keep you on pins and needles story that is a must read. Don’t know how many more Brooks novels there will be but I can’t wait to read each one.

  34. Loretta Watson

    Whew! Wow! Whoa! Hold Up! Wait A Minute!

    Those were the emotions flowing through my brain as I read all one hundred and ninety-four pages of this novel. Vernon Eugene Brooks is my favorite character from Iris Bolling’s collection of fine and distinguished men–this book solidified all my reasons and more!

    Vernon is back and in true form: Cocky, arrogant, loyal as all get out and completely in love with Rene Naverone. If you are a fan of Bolling, you’ll fall right in place with the familiar cast of characters that have ruled her series over the past several years.

    Things get interesting once Team Naverone arrives for the Thanksgiving holiday and wedding. Tests are given, wisdom dispensed and of course, it wouldn’t be a Brooks’ event without a legal matter flourishing in the wings to cause mayhem.

    Bolling got more than right with this one. Not only does she tie up loose ends, she takes us on a ride through Vernon and Rene’s closest friends, including some drop jaw moments even I wasn’t ready for! I look forward to the forthcoming work in her arsenal, she is certain not to disappoint when she ups the ante going forward.

  35. Arlene A Watson (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed A Brooks‘ Thanksgiving, revisiting with some of my favorite characters from some of the other Iris Bolling
    books. When Kiki and Taylor went to Gianelli’s for lunch and their waitress was Keisha Jackson, Jason Whitfield‘s ex-girlfriend. I laughed so hard when Taylor knocked her out and Kiki was trying to get from behind the table In the booth. Kiki water broke and she was still trying to order a cheesesteak sandwich, a large order of fries and a milkshake to go. Ty and Kenneth came In to the restaurant and all hell broke out, Kiki was still trying to get the food she had order. I laughed just about all the way though this book. Some of these characters had been dishing out bad things to other people, I was happy to see them get what they deserved Keisha Jackson, Bruce Burke, and Patrice. We finally found out who was James Jr. father, I am glad that mystery Is over. Now Vernon, he know how to take care of business, Rene Naverone Is very good for him. I can’t wait ? for the next book In this series.

  36. JB Williams (verified owner)

    Kinda sad when a good read ends. But I must say it was the “Best” while I was reading. So many elements to this story, it just never let me get comfortable. This family is so deep. Vernon and Naverone Together is such A Powerhouse. Then we are caught up with the mystery and other characters from the past. Never A Dual Moment. Can’t wait for the next chapter of this Dynamic Family. What A Brooks Thanksgiving‼️ ?

  37. Shonique (verified owner)

    I love reading A Brooks’ Thanksgiving Iris kept you purely entertained page after page. I was happy James Jr paternity was finally resolved. I cried right along with Vernon and James. Rene was always steps ahead of Vernon a woman truly his match. Hoping for a story on Genesis and Bobby.

  38. Sunshine (verified owner)

    Yes, Yes, Yes, a thousand times Y-E-S!. This book is a must read as you catch up on characters from previous stories related to the new. I must say it was a Merry Thanksgiving to me. Please hurry with the next storyline.
    p.s. You didn’t ask but please find Genesis a man worthy of the shero. I’m just saying. Peace and Blessings.

  39. Sharon

    Loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am on my third read of this book because I cannot get enough of it. Iris did her thang with this one. I loved how Patrice was exposed. I also loved the Rene’s brothers and Vernon’s reaction to them. Vernon an Rene definitely belonged together. Now Genesis needs a man. Can’t wait for the babies, all I have to say is WOW! When I got to the end, I thought the perfect woman for Booby would be Jade Lassiter. Who better know what love looks like and can give Bobby the love he needs. Can’t wait for the next book. This is truly a must read book. Continue to do your thang Ms. Iris.

  40. MidnightAce Book Bar

    The Book Bar Gave This One ?????

    Let me first say this one ended way too soon! It felt like I was actually there and it had me speaking out loud ???‍♀️, laughing?, my heart rate elevating? and rearing my head saying WTH???‍♀️. Review of words don’t seem enough for this amazing story, it is best celebrated with friends, wine and discussion!

    If you’ve read the Brook’s Family Values, you are aware that this family is full of intelligence and strong characteristics, their dynamic has an abundance of love, passion, access to all types of resources and code of protection by any mean necessary. This wouldn’t be typical Iris Bolling book if we didn’t have some type of mayhem, butts to be kicked and truths exposed. Lose ends were tied up, long-awaited questions answered, healing and forgiveness also added to this weekend.

    It was great to catch up with the family and friends, everyone together for the holiday and to witness Naverone and Vernon get their happily ever after.. Looks like they will need more chairs at the next gathering..lol

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