Author > “Jessica Steele”(Order by Newest First)
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When Mallon, a beautiful housekeeper, is attacked by her employer and rushes out into the rain, she is picked up by a man in a luxury car who calls himself Harris. Mallon has grown to distrust men, but Harris's calm gray eyes allow her to relax her guard. When she sees where they have arrived, however, she starts to regret her carelessness. The place is practically a ruin, and there's no other house around. Mallon, recalling all her nightmares, is constantly fearful, but there is one thing she doesn't yet know. Her encounter with Harris is the ray of light that will cut through the darkness of her life...
(c)NAOKO KUBOTA/JESSICA STEELE
After suffering one misfortune after another, Bevin is at her wit's end. Her father passed away, leaving everything to her cruel stepmother, who, once the will is settled, will likely drive Bevin out of the house. The last thing she needs now is this terrible cold. One chilly winter Friday, despite being sick, she goes out to conduct street surveys for work and ends up collapsing into the arms of a gentleman she was about to interview. Poor Bevin doesn't know it yet, but he is about to change her life forever.
(c)SATORU NAGASAWA/JESSICA STEELE
Kendra has arrived in Greece to be with her cousin Faye, who has just married millionaire Eugene, who is much older than she is. Faye is five months pregnant and Kendra has come to help her through her maternity-onset depression. At the airport, the person who collects Kendra is the arrogant, yet handsome Damon. He's a relative of Eugene's and a billionaire in his own right. Kendra feels a strong attraction to him from the moment she meets him. The problem is Damon thinks that Kendra is a gold digger!
(c)SHIZUKU KATSURAGI/JESSICA STEELE
It is a Thorneloe family tradition for women to get their portrait painted when they turn twenty-one. Arabella, repulsed by her father, couldn't care less about this tradition. But when she's told that Zoltan, a world-renowned Hungarian artist, will be painting her, Arabella finds herself intrigued by his home country. Deciding it would be a good idea to stay away from her father for a while, Arabella travels to Hungary. But Zoltan continually gives her the cold shoulder and refuses to start working on her portrait! What is going on in the mind of this temperamental artist?
(c)MASAMI SHINOHARA/JESSICA STEELE
Laurie was excited about her trip to China and Hong Kong...until someone sneaked into her apartment before her departure. She senses that the thief was after the ring that her boss made her keep. Her boss wanted to plan a surprise gift for his wife as an apology for his unfaithful past, but Laurie quickly regrets getting involved. She doesn't have any choice but to bring it on the trip and becomes nervous when a mysterious man stares at her. But it turns out the mysterious man, Tyler Gray, is actually her company CEO, and he's come all the way to Hong Kong just to track a missing page from a research document!
(c)KAKUKO SHINOZAKI/JESSICA STEELE
Elyss came to London five months ago and lives with two roommates. One night one of her roommates borrows her car and accidentally crashes is into a very expensive high-end sports car, but because she purchased the cheapest insurance plan available, it will not cover her friend's mistake. Since she cannot afford to repair both cars, she meets with Saul Pendleton, the owner of the sports car, to see if they can work out a deal. Saul, who finds the brave and honest Elyss charming, asks her to act as his temporary girlfriend in exchange for clearing her entire debt!
(c)KAORU SHINOZAKI/JESSICA STEELE
Perry lives a quiet life in London. But when the man she's just started dating starts talking about their future together, she knows she must take action. The truth is, she got married when she was eighteen years old. The marriage was for their mutual benefit and really only exists on paper. They've both kept it a secret. Perry must get a divorce asap, but she can't get a hold of her successful businessman "husband," Nash. Letters and emails go unanswered as the days pass. And then she sees Nash on the news announcing that he's seeking a court-mediated settlement with his wife!
(c)JINKO SOMA/JESSICA STEELE
Kassia has been summoned by Lyon, the head of the massive London company she works for. He blames her for something that she has zero recollection of doing and fires her. She is rejected by other companies before she can even get the interview stage, and when she inquires as to why she's been rejected, they tell her that Lyon has advised them not to hire Kassia. Somehow she manages to get hired. And that's when Lyon suddenly contacts her, showing an unexpectedly kind and thoughtful side of himself. Up until now, she was sure that he was just an inconsiderate, arrogant person, but after several conversations, she begins to look forward to his calls!
(c)HARUHI SAKURA/JESSICA STEELE
From day one at her new job, Kelsa's boss, the CEO of the company, took a shine to her, treating her like she was his own daughter. Now his son, Lyle, is insisting she seduced his father and offering her compensation if she breaks up with him! Beyond insulted, Kelsa slaps Lyle before she can think better of it. So why is she suddenly in his arms and locked in a kiss?
(c)NAMI AKIMOTO/JESSICA STEELE
Brooke was surprised at the letter from her sister. She won't return to England or go to college. She's completely head over heels for her homestay host, Jourdain Marchais. Brooke goes to Normandy to persuade her sister to come back and meets the man she has a one-sided love for. He's a prominent businessman living in an old castle, with striking black hair and gray eyes. He's also puzzled by her sister's feelings for him. He told Brooke, "If we pretend to be together, she'll give up and go home!"
(c)KAKO ITO/JESSICA STEELE
Edney is at a party when a male friend suddenly starts making unwanted advances toward her...until she is saved by a man she doesn't even know. With a sophisticated air about him, he kindly takes her home. Edney is so enchanted by him that she lets him leave without learning his name! The weekend over, Edney starts a new job where she learns that the man's name is Saville Craythorne...and he's Edney's new boss! Completely changed from the Saville she met at the party, this man's gaze is cold as ice...
(c)YUTTA NARUKAMI/JESSICA STEELE
After the loss of her mother, Zarah goes to visit her aunt, whom she hasn't seen since she was a young child, but she is greeted instead by a young man named Stein, who introduces himself as her aunt's son. He seems aggressive from the start, his cold smile no comfort. It turns out that Zarah's aunt has passed away and left her a huge inheritance. Though it's a complete surprise to her, Stein believes Zarah is nothing more than a gold digger. Her intention had only been to uncover the mystery of her birth, but the condition of the inheritance states that she must live in her aunt's house for six months before she can claim her legacy. Will she be able to handle red-hot Stein's icy attitude until then?
(c)CHIZUKO BEPPU/JESSICA STEELE
After marching into the office of a multinational corporation, Keely punches the boss, Tarrant. He's the son of her mother's new fiance; in other words, her soon-to-be stepbrother. Tarrant has decided that Keely and her mother are both "vultures" preying on men for their money. Keely just wants her mom to be happy, so she asks Tarrant to approve of the marriage. However, despite her having struck him, Tarrant assumes she's flirting. How can she make him see that he's wrong about her mom?
(c)RIKA KAWASHIMA/JESSICA STEELE
Belvia has always looked out for her shy twin sister, Josy... Then, one day, her father invites Latham Tavenner, a ruthless financial mogul who's looking for help with his struggling business, over for dinner. Handsome Latham takes an interest in Josy, but all he offers Belvia is a cold stare. Bel is so frustrated by the time dinner is over, she blurts out an audacious lie...but now Latham thinks she's a reckless woman who's having an affair. Meanwhile Bel is doing all she can to protect Josy. She knows Latham's bad opinion of her shouldn't hurt this much, but it still stings.
(c)AYUMU ASO/JESSICA STEELE
After losing her husband in an accident the day after their wedding, Josy still holds feelings of guilt one year later. Her life is full of household chores and is dictated by her abusive father. Then Dacre, her late husband's cousin, pays her a visit. He is a refined gentleman, and he invites her to his villa in France for a fresh start in life. Her heart is swayed by his gentle and affectionate eyes. But she knows she can't fall for him. She tells herself she doesn't have the right to love again-her husband is dead...and it's her fault!
(c)AYUMU ASO/JESSICA STEELE
Vere Tolladine, a successful businessman, needed help. He'd been taking care of his late brother's wife and her children and couldn't keep doing it alone. So Fabienne became his live-in nanny. Vere is unfailingly kind to everyone...except Fabienne! She can't understand why Vere treats her differently, but she can't stop thinking about him. Fabienne has conflicting feelings about Vere that become even more complicated when she realizes that Vere is in love with his sister-in-law...
(c)SHIZUKU KATSURAGI/JESSICA STEELE
After her parents' deaths, Arden was raised by her aunt and uncle, who ran a small lodge. Now grown up, Arden runs the business for her aunt. And painful though it is, Arden has to admit to herself that Hills View Guest House has fallen on hard times, and she can't afford to remodel the rooms to attract more guests. Then an unexpected visitor stops by-Mr. Stevens arrives on foot and demands to stay in the finest room indefinitely. Concerned about his health, Arden carries his dinner up to his room. And then he bursts into a fit of rage, demanding that she never enter his room again!
(c)NEI NOWAKI/JESSICA STEELE
Ever since losing her parents in a tragic accident, Eden's been spending her days with her stepbrother, Thomas, in a run-down, hole-in-the-wall apartment in London. It's there that she meets Sterne Parnell, Thomas's boss and the CEO of a major design firm, who's just shown up at her front door dressed as dashingly as can be. He's convinced that Thomas is trying to elope with Sterne's ward, Carmilla, who's been in his care ever since her father died of a heart attack...and from the contempt in his eyes, it's clear he thinks Eden is Thomas's partner in crime!
(c)HIROKO MIURA/JESSICA STEELE
Hired as an assistant to the CEO of Quantrell, Kacie is excited to meet her new boss, Elliot Quantrell. While his handsome looks take her breath away, his behavior is less admirable. He becomes furious as soon as she introduces herself, and Kacie is blindsided when Elliot accuses her of being a gold digger, informing her that he will fire her the moment she tries to seduce him.
(c)MIN KYUKA/JESSICA STEELE
Santino Aragon, the handsome young CEO of the company Poppy works at, has been her secret crush. One day, she draws on her courage and confesses her love for him, but she's crushed when she learns that she's annoyed him. He's out of her league anyway... Miserable, she rushes out of the party and breaks down crying. But it's Santino himself who consoles her! The story An Accidental Engagement is also included in this volume.
(c)HITOMI OKAZAKI/JESSICA STEELE/LYNNE GRAHAM
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