New Release Books by Jessica Steele

Jessica Steele is the author of SO NEAR, SO FAR (2018), THE BOSS'S VALENTINE / AN ACCIDENTAL ENGAGEMENT (2018), MARRIED IN A MOMENT (2018), HOSTILE ENGAGEMENT (2017) and other 202 books.

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SO NEAR, SO FAR

release date: Aug 03, 2018
SO NEAR, SO FAR
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.

THE BOSS'S VALENTINE / AN ACCIDENTAL ENGAGEMENT

release date: May 11, 2018
THE BOSS'S VALENTINE / AN ACCIDENTAL ENGAGEMENT
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.

MARRIED IN A MOMENT

release date: Jan 30, 2018
MARRIED IN A MOMENT
When Ellena’s carefree sister, Justine, and her lover, Kit, go missing after an avalanche, Ellena takes care of their child. Until she gets tangled up in a custody battle with Kit’s brother Gideon, who threatens her right to raise the baby. So she agrees to go through with a fake marriage to Gideon, who is as determined to raise the baby as she is. By marrying, they can make themselves more attractive candidates for adopting the baby. But in order not to raise any suspicions, they have to maintain a minimum level of intimacy, and Ellena finds herself unexpectedly falling for this incredibly gorgeous man!

HOSTILE ENGAGEMENT

release date: Aug 28, 2017
HOSTILE ENGAGEMENT
When Lucy, the heiress of the wealthy Carey family, loses her antique ring, the only memento of her late mother, her spirits sink. But one day, at an extravagant charity function, she spots it…on the finger of Carol, a beautiful woman she’s never seen before! Carol’s the date of a man named Jud. When Lucy finds Jud and tells him the ring is all she has left of her mother, he makes a shocking offer. He’ll give her the ring…but only by slipping it on her left ring finger and making her his fianc?e! The Careys are aristocrats in name only, and Lucy has mere pennies to her name, so she has no choice but to accept his proposal.

DISHONEST WOMAN

release date: Nov 16, 2017
DISHONEST WOMAN
Kimberley just lost her father. And on top of having no family left, she is still hurting from her recent breakup with her fianc?. The only thing left for her is Brancourt, the house she grew up in, but she has to get married in five months if she wants to inherit the house. Why did her father put such an absurd condition in his will? One night, Kimberley meets unknown actor Slade, and desperate to save the house, she tries to make an arrangement with him in exchange for money. But little does she know who Slade really is…

UNFRIENDLY ALLIANCE

release date: Feb 18, 2017
UNFRIENDLY ALLIANCE
Anstey suddenly appears in front of millionaire Cale holding a baby in her arms. Thinking she is after his money, he tries to turn her away, but then she tells him that the child belongs to Cale’s younger brother. And she explains that she’s not the mother of the child, either; she’s taking care of the baby for her best friend. Being unable to go to work because of the newborn has put her in quite a tough spot, and she’s come to ask Cale to help her out since he’s related to the baby by blood. Cale agrees to assist her, and he takes the two of them to his mother’s home. But Cale’s mother misunderstands and wrongly assumes the baby is Cale and Anstey’s. And now she’s making all kind of preparations for their wedding!

[With Bonus Episode !] TURBULENT COVENANT

release date: Nov 09, 2016
[With Bonus Episode !] TURBULENT COVENANT
[With Bonus Episode !] Including 4 special pages of additional story. After one little slip of the tongue, Tiffany finds herself in quite the bind. A rumor spreads that she is engaged to Ben Maxwell, an airline captain. In order to avoid losing face, Ben suggests they play along and pretend to actually be engaged. Soon that isn't enough?they have to officially get married, even if it's only temporary. During this whole ordeal, Tiffany feels a whirlwind of emotions?guilt for having a rumor go so out of hand, frustration while having to deal with Ben’s constant judgmental remarks, and eventually a strange attraction to him, as well. But their marriage is nothing but a ploy to save Ben’s image and salvage his pride...or is it? Could that really be all it meant to him?

The Trouble With Trent!

release date: Jul 06, 2016
The Trouble With Trent!
Having been raised by a jaded and cynical mother, secretary Alethia has managed to keep men at arm’s length her entire adult life. That is until one night when she’s approached at a party by a gorgeous man named Trent, who manages to coax Alethia into having dinner with him after a night of passionate dancing. Alethia comes home from their date only to have her older sister come running to her in tears. Her husband is facing charges for embezzling money from the company he works for, and it turns out that Trent is none other than the CEO of that very company. She pleads with Alethia to ask Trent to drop the charges. When Alethia informs Trent of the situation, he agrees on one condition?Alethia has to move in with him…

The Girl From Honeysuckle Farm

release date: Jun 01, 2016
The Girl From Honeysuckle Farm
After her father dies, Phinn Hawkins finds herself and her elderly horse, Ruby, without a home. Her new landlords, the Allardyce brothers, turn her out for not being able to pay rent. She is able to find a job and lodgings for both herself and Ruby at a nearby riding school, but even that good fortune turns sour when a new manager moves in. Wandering a nearby forest, wondering what to do next, she finds Ashley Allardyce drowning in a lake, and quickly rescues him. When the eldest Allardyce brother, Tyrell, learns of Phinn’s troubles, he hires her as a companion for sickly, heartbroken Ashley. But as Phinn and Ashley grow close, Tyrell becomes jealous.

THE BACHELOR'S BARGAIN / GETTING PERSONAL

release date: May 16, 2016
THE BACHELOR'S BARGAIN / GETTING PERSONAL
Engaged to a bigwig in the fashion industry and selected as the face of a new brand, Lucy is as happy as could be. Until she stumbles upon some documents and discovers the horrible truth. Everything?the rebranding of the company, the proposal and her selection?was a part of the plan. Fueled by anger, she bursts into the press conference announcing the new brand before running away with the evidence. When she runs right into Nathaniel Hart’s department store, he dodges her as she barrels past, but for some reason, he feels compelled to go after her...!

UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT

release date: Feb 05, 2016

WHEN THE LOVING STOPPED

release date: May 01, 2015
WHEN THE LOVING STOPPED
While at an engagement party she has no interest in, Whitney Lawford finds a place to wait out the night. It’s a quiet bedroom away from the hubbub, so she decides to take a nap. When she wakes up, she’s lying next to a man she doesn’t know. He turns out to be the groom, Sloan Illingsworth. When his fianc? finds them together, she calls the engagement off. Having promised his mother he would marry, Sloan tells Whitney she will have to become his fianc?. Can Whitney, a woman who likes to play it safe, finally find love in this crazy situation?

VACANCY: WIFE OF CONVENIENCE

release date: Mar 18, 2015
VACANCY: WIFE OF CONVENIENCE
Colly Gillingham is in dire financial straits and needs to find a job. Silas Livingstone needs to find himself a wife or risk losing his part in the family company. The two decide to solve each other's problems with a marriage on paper, but when an illness knocks Silas off his feet, will Colly find that she actually loves her husband?

INNOCENT ABROAD

release date: Mar 04, 2015
INNOCENT ABROAD
One stormy night Regina “Reggie” Barrington received a call from a mysterious stranger named Severo Cardenosa, who demanded she reappear in South America to keep up her end of a bargain. Having no idea what he’s talking about, Reggie confronts her sister, Bella, who had been in South America the previous month. It turns out that Bella promised Severo she’d play the part of his fianc?e to ease his ill grandfather's mind about his future. Bella ran away from her responsibility, and now Reggie feels compelled to take her place. Reggie is in love with someone else, so when she meets Severo she is not impressed. Will love blossom between the two? Can Reggie look past her misconceptions to see Severo for who he is?

THE BOSS AND HIS SECRETARY

release date: Jan 19, 2015
THE BOSS AND HIS SECRETARY
On the verge of tears, personal assistant Taryn makes for the elevator. Just moments ago, she quit her job after her trusted boss kissed her in a moment of weakness. Never would Taryn have dreamed that the man she meets in the elevator would become her next boss. Jake Nash, CEO of industry leader Nash Corporation, hires her for a temporary secretary position with a promise not to mix love and work. It's a hard job, but Taryn is thrilled to be working at such a top- tier company. However, one day she has a sudden revelation: she’s falling for her boss!.

TOMORROW...COME SOON

release date: Jan 08, 2015
TOMORROW...COME SOON
After a successful surgery overseas, Devon is finally able to walk normally for the first time since her accident. She bursts through the door joyfully on her return home, but a harsh reality is waiting to greet her. Her father embezzled money in order to come up with the funds for Devon’s hefty medical bills, and his crime has been discovered. Devon pleads with Grant, the CEO of her father’s company, to offer her father a second chance. Grant knew nothing about Devon’s medical condition and refuses to believe her when she explains her circumstances. Grant assumes that Devon is just promiscuous and spoiled, and his offer to her is thoroughly degrading: “If you agree to be my lover until I get bored of you, I’ll consider reinstating your father."

FROZEN ENCHANTMENT

release date: Jan 01, 2015
FROZEN ENCHANTMENT
The first time that secretary Jolene laid eyes on company president Cheyne Templeton, she could hardly speak. To think that this man was her boss ? ?the same man that had disparaged her as a loose woman only that morning, and all because of a misunderstanding! But Cheyne doesn'’t have the earcare for excuses, and now that the two of them are on a business trip to Russia together, Jolene is going to have to find some way to change his mind about her...…

THE OTHER BROTHER

release date: Jan 01, 2015
THE OTHER BROTHER
Kathryn was days away from her wedding with Rex. She should’ve been overflowing with joy and anticipation, but instead she was filled with doubt. Then she catches her fianc? in bed with another woman! She feels betrayed, yet she isn’t as hurt by him as she thinks she ought to be. Still, she never wants to see Rex again, even after he gets in an accident. But when his brother, Nate, comes to his brother’s side, he starts accusing Kathryn of unjustly dumping Rex. As he tries to make her life difficult, Nate can’t help but be drawn to her…

THE MAGIC OF HIS KISS

release date: Jan 01, 2015
THE MAGIC OF HIS KISS
When Jemma goes to London to visit her sister, Christine, she expects to have an uneventful vacation. Her sister may be a glamorous model and the talk of the town, and Jemma is plain by comparison, but that doesn't stop a certain man from mixing them up! She's mistaken for her sister by Karn, the uncle of Christine's current boy toy, who wants to end their relationship. But when Karn angrily kisses Jemma, she begins to feel something she's never experienced before...

WITH HIS RING

release date: Jan 01, 2015
WITH HIS RING
When Sabina’s friend decided to go traveling, it was her chance to try living on her own.Sabina would live in her friend’s flat and take care of her things, including her engagement ring. What she didn’t count on was the trouble that would soon follow. When Yorke Mackinnon comes claiming the ring is his, Sabina goes to extreme lengths in order to keep it away from him for her friend, which means posing as his fianc?e! How far will this little white lie go before something goes wrong?

PRICE TO BE MET

release date: Jan 01, 2015
PRICE TO BE MET
Aldona finds herself in a grave predicament while on vacation in Malta. Zeb, a young businessman, is fiercely drawn to this beautiful, reserved woman; however, Aldona is being threatened by a man who knows about her father's fraudulent activities. She has agreed to join him on vacation as his "lover" on the condition that he keep quiet about her father's wrongdoing. Aldona was shocked to discover her strict father had committed a crime, but was even more dismayed that she'd have to let herself be treated like a prostitute... And what's worse, she can't tell anyone about it?certainly not her beloved Zeb! "I can't sleep with him without telling him the truth first!" Aldona longs to confess, but continues to keep silent, causing Zeb to misunderstand and build up a tremendous rage, unlike any Aldona has ever witnessed. Was his anger the result of true love?

A PRETEND ENGAGEMENT

release date: Dec 18, 2014

Her Hand in Marriage

release date: Nov 11, 2014
Her Hand in Marriage
While attending an art exhibition, Romillie is introduced to Naylor Cardell, but as they converse Romillie quickly finds the successful entrepreneur’s arrogance infuriating. Not that she expected anything different from a man…not since her artist mother had had a mental breakdown after suffering under the tyranny of her abusive father. Romillie had been her mother's support, and that left her with no time to?or interest in?romance. But when Naylor looks at her with his impudent eyes, she feels a reluctant stirring in her heart. Could she ever let herself become involved with such an overbearing man…even one as alluring as Naylor?

Her Boss's Marriage Agenda

release date: Sep 05, 2014
Her Boss's Marriage Agenda
Erin Tunnicliffe was raised by her overprotective father in the rural town of Babington. In order to help her friend out, she temporarily moves to the bustling city of London. Finally, she thinks to herself, my life can begin! The instant she sees Joshua Salbury, she falls in love with him, and he seems to share her feelings! But fate conspires against her and she must abandon the idea of a relationship with Joshua. Leave it to her reckless mother to ruin everything...

A Paper Marriage

release date: Aug 15, 2014
A Paper Marriage
She owed him—his payback was marriage! Lydie Pearson was convinced that she was the one calling the shots when she asked Jonah Marriott for help saving her family's estate. After all, Lydie's father had helped Jonah build his business, so surely it's now payback time? Only, Lydie is unaware that Jonah is no longer indebted to her family. He helps them, but only because he's an honorable man. Lydie is shocked to discover she now owes Jonah a fortune! Then he delivers an emotional bombshell: the only way he'll allow Lydie to repay him is with her hand in marriage….

A Professional Marriage

release date: Aug 15, 2014
A Professional Marriage
She was the perfect assistant… Chesnie Cosgrove is overjoyed when she lands the job of senior secretary to handsome tycoon Joel Davenport. Joel may be demanding to work for, but it's the long line of women trying to date him that's driving Chesnie mad! …and convenient wife? The tables are turned when Joel discovers Chesnie is casually dating his arch rival. The best way to deal with this "little problem," he decides, is to announce his own engagement—to Chesnie! But is his proposal strictly professionaL.or more personal?

The Feisty Fiancee

release date: Aug 15, 2014
The Feisty Fiancee
Engaged to the boss? Yancie's new job as driver to business tycoon Thomson Wakefield is a challenge—he finds it difficult to conceal his irritation as she struggles with one mishap after another! Yet, Yancie knows her boss is a man with whom she could fall in love. Love for Yancie means getting married—does it mean the same to Thomson? It takes an icy road aid a near-tragic accident to give Yancie her answer—when Thomson proposes from his hospital bed. But the next day he seems to have forgotten the whole thing, including the fact that Yancie didn't get a chance to say yes! THE MARRIAGE PLEDGE: For three cousins it has to be marriage—pure and simple!

A Most Suitable Wife

release date: Jun 01, 2013
A Most Suitable Wife
Taye lived a happy life in a luxurious apartment in London with her friend. That was until her friend left without saying a word, and Taye is forced to advertise for a new roommate to cover the cost of her rent. The advertisement is answered by the handsome but silent Magnus. He is the only one who applies and so she has no choice but to accept him. While Magnus only reveals the fact that he is an artist and nothing else, he pries into Taye's dates and gives her the cold shoulder. He seems to think she is only after rich men from prestigious families...

The Sister Secret

release date: Jul 16, 2012
The Sister Secret
Double Trouble! Belvia and Josy were twins but, although they looked alike, they were chalk and cheese when it came to their characters. Josy had always been painfully shy, whilst Belvia—well, she wasn't afraid of speaking her mind. When sisters are in a tight spot they stick together. Josy had a secret that Belvia was determined to keep. And that meant keeping Josy away from Latham Tavenner. Unfortunately the family company needed Latham's help. Belvia had no alternative than to attract Latham's attention. Latham Tavenner knew exactly which sister he wanted. But he wasn't about to let Belvia know that.

A Nine-to-Five Affair

release date: Jul 30, 2012
A Nine-to-Five Affair
Natasha's a live-in housekeeper for the Italian billionaire Raffaele. Ever since delivering her from horrid circumstances four years earlier, Natasha's carried a torch for him. Not only is Raffaele completely oblivious to her secret feelings, but he then proposes that they become engaged for show! To keep the public from finding out about his precious little sister's hospitalization due to a nervous breakdown, he wants Natasha to help him attract the media's attention instead. And so begins an engagement that will last only as long as it takes for his little sister to recover!
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