Review: Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson

Private Arrangements

Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson

Steele Series #10
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher

Publisher: Harlequin

Genre: Romance

Release date: January 24th 2012
Number of pages: 224
Rating:


 

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Book Blurb:

No man has ever tempted her like this… Nikki Cartwright can’t believe Jonas Steele—the Jonas Steele—has chosen her for a high-profile marketing venture. It could make her career. But when she remembers the kiss they once shared, a kiss so intimate it sent their desire skyrocketing from simmering to blazing, Nikki knows she must guard her heart against the seductive Phoenix playboy as if her life depends on it. Jonas has no problem making their professional relationship personal. With the beautiful and talented photographer within his reach, he can erase her from his system once and for all. From a whirlwind Las Vegas affair to jet-setting across four continents, this Steele discovers getting Nikki out of his system is easier said than done, and now he wants her to belong to him heart and soul—as the woman of his most passionate fantasies.…

My Thoughts:

I’ve read two books from Brenda Jackson this month and I must say that her writing is perfect and engaging and I simply couldn’t put it down, although those two are part of a series and we get to take a glimpse of the other couples. This is the kind of family that pushes for the next generation, kind of like The Macgregor’s from Nora Roberts.
 
This story is about Nikki and Jonas. They only shared a kiss months ago but both cloud not forget and live without trying to see why all the steamy coming from them when close.
 
Jonas is a bachelor just like all his brothers, so the only thing he can see is a great night of sex with Nikki and maybe breakfast, but she wants something more from him, maybe a faery tale, but she’s wants Mr. Perfect and Jonas knows that, maybe that’s why things are so difficult at first. They work together, desire is a big part of the relation and the future is a big ?, so what to do.
 
I liked how the author made the changes in Jonas, not that he’s bad but to really love someone he must change his way of thought and try to see things from others perspective. Nikki also needed some change, maybe because she thought her life be like in a romance where everything is perfect and she needed a reality check.
 
I liked the book and is in my comfort zone, plus has a HEA. Great.

Books in this Series:

#1 –   Solid Soul
#2 -  Night Heat
#3 –  Beyond Temptation
#4 -  Risky pleasures
#5 – Irresistible forces
#6 – Quade’s Babies
#7 – Intimate Seduction
#8 – Hidden Pleasures
#9 – A Steele for Christmas
#10 – Private Arrangements
 

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She didn’t have the good mind to back up and his body pressed against hers. She felt crowded and it was at that moment her temper exploded. “And who the hell are you supposed to be? You’re someone I slept with one time. And that’s your famous motto—‘one and done’—isn’t it? Or have you forgotten? In case you have, then let me remind you. One and done, Jonas.

And that one time doesn’t give you any rights and  you of all men wouldn’t want them if it did. So what in God’s name is your problem?”

He rubbed his hand down his face, inwardly ac-knowledging that he honestly didn’t know what his problem was. The only thing he knew was that he wanted her again. Here. Right now. “You, Nikki Cartwright, seem to be my problem,” he said in a low steely tone, seconds before grabbing her around the waist, lowering his head and sinking his mouth down on hers.

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Review: Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

Kimani Romance Review

imageTitle: Irresistible Forces
Author: Brenda Jackson
Format Read: 
freebie from Amazon
Series: Steele Series #5
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance
Release date: May 1st 2008
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 256
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele’s is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments…just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.

Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their “procreation vacation” is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it’s over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?

My Thoughts:

I’ve read some of the Westmoreland books last year and enjoyed Brenda Jackson way of writing. So once I saw this book as a freebie from Amazon decided that it was worth a shot even thought I haven’t read anything from this family.
 
I loved the story and Taylor is very strong and knows exactly what she wants, and that’s how she asked Dominic for a child. She wanted one week of sex with no relationship between them besides the baby they wanted.
 
Dominic was a very good character and after being married I was ok with his way of thinking and actually liked how he made his business and acted the reality. His now a widow but wanted to have a kid, an heir for his family business. Nothing bad about that and Taylor proposition was actually really good.
 
But the chemistry was way hotter than both could ever imagine and one week was not enough so when the week was over and they continued to share phone calls and even sex sometimes Dominic started to realize that some feelings he wasn’t expecting were growing.
 
I liked the fact that some characters from other books in this series stopped by and the finale was extra special.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Solid Soul
#2- Night Heat
#3 – Beyond Temptation
#4 – Risky Pleasures
#5 – Irresistible Forces
#6 – Quade’s Babies (Silhouette Desire) (The Westmoreland Series)
#7 – Intimate Seduction
#8 – Hidden Pleasures
#9 – A Steele for Christmas