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Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele #10)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  509 ratings  ·  40 reviews

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 Pho
ebook, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Harlequin Presents (first published January 1st 2012)
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Here is another installment of the Steele brothers of Phoenix. This story is about the conversion of Jonas. The motorcycle riding, shoulder length hair wearing, body and face made for a woman to see and swoon. Jonas, like all his brothers, believes he's meant to be a womanizer a one and done as he calls it kind of man. That's until on a rainy day a sweet, kind, and loving woman comes in his office and knocks him off his feet by the name of Nikki Cartwright.

Nikki and Jonas work together on a pro
This is the first Brenda Jackson book that I have enjoyed in a while, and I am happy it is a Steele book because they are my favorite of all her clans. Nikki and Jonas had a great love story. Their romance played out from beginning to end, and it was really a complete story. This book was a lot about business, but it was not totally focused on the business aspect which was great and really added to the story line. Nikki and Jonas had great chemistry, and really hot and steamy love scenes. This b ...more
Jackie Roberts
Three down and three to go. Those Bad News Steeles are falling like a house of cards. Loved Jonas and Nikki's story. He has just replaced Eli as my favorite Phoenix Steele. Another amazing read from Brenda Jackson.
Marilyn Diamond
This was a great page turner. If you need a romantic distraction from life this is the book. Great plots and twist and plenty of romance. Could not put it down.
Lonestar Mama
3.5 Stars

Jonas Steele is the fourth oldest brother (out of six brothers, I believe) in the overly manly Steele family and is just as much a player as the rest of them. Well, except his two oldest brothers who have - gasp! - succumbed and actually committed to one woman. Although he loves women, his motto is "no repeats." Incredibly sexy and successful, Jonas has no problem meeting enough women to stick with that rule. Why then can he not get sexy photographer Nikki Cartwright out of his mind aft
Private Arrangements is the latest in the Steeles series. They are a very close-knit, large family and this one takes place in the Phoenix branch, also known as the "Bad News Steeles". The six men in this part of the family are referred to that way because they are diehard bachelors, as inherited from their father (who eventually gave that up). But one by one these players are falling...

Jonas Steele has been steadily building his marketing business, Ideas of Steele, and has done well for himself
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Another branch of the Steele Clan surfaces in this story--a brother who is determined to live the single life with gusto and for the rest of his life. He loves women--lots and lots of women, so why even think of paring that down to one. How can one woman keep him happy anyway? Yet Jonas Steele is a man who can't seem to get one woman out of his mind after a soul-stealing kiss 18 months earlier. Now he encounters her again and renews that intimate embrace when he receives the word that his market ...more
Private Arrangements
Private Arrangements is the latest in the Steeles series. The steeles are a large “when are you going to give me grandbabies? I want twins” kinda family, the latest instalment takes place in phoenix where the “Bad news Steeles” live: Die hard bachelors, dangerous bed mates and mouth watering good looks all thanks to papa Steel with only six Steeles left on the market I say “LADIES get in there NOW!” With this instalment one of the Steele men is falling hard and fast though h
Once again, Ms. Jackson confirms why she is the queen of crafting sexual tension between her heroes and heroines that fuel her storylines. Nicole Cartwright and Jonas Steele have shared a kiss over two years ago neither can forget, and causing both to avoid each other, But, now Jonas has a business contract that could propel her photography career to the next level. Another kiss proves the first one was not a fluke. Jonas, a confirmed womanizer, does not want to understand what his heart (and bo ...more
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
Private Arrangements is the tenth book in the Steel Series by Brenda Jackson.

Jonas Steel is the typical womanizer that only goes out with model-type women, his motto is ‘one and done’. He is the owner of the most successful advertising company in Phoenix.
After getting one of the most important accounts in the country he needs the best photographer for this job and that one is Nikki Cartwright. He has worked with Nikki before, eighteen months ago to be precise, he knows how good she is, the onl
Caitlin Peterson
3.5 Stars

Jonas Steele is the fourth oldest brother (out of six brothers, I believe) in the overly manly Steele family and is just as much a player as the rest of them. Well, except his two oldest brothers who have - gasp! - succumbed and actually committed to one woman. Although he loves women, his motto is "no repeats." Incredibly sexy and successful, Jonas has no problem meeting enough women to stick with that rule. Why then can he not get sexy photographer Nikki Cartwright out of his mind aft
It's been a while since I've read a romance that wasn't predictable. "Private Arrangements" surely did not change that trend. Let's be honest, Brenda Jackson writes good sex. The characters could have been better developed, though I guess we learn tidbits about each of them in the other books since this one was #10. I didn't read 1-9, so these are new people to me. The action started too quickly in the beginning, though, which threw me off a bit. I felt like I was reading the middle of a story a ...more
3.75 out of 5. Another fun read from an author who continues to delight her fans with the saga of the Steele family in all its manifestations. A hero who is a determined bachelor and who loves women, lots and lots of women, and who is a successful marketing executive. A heroine who is a smart and sassy, skilled and successful professional photographer and who is determined to hold out for the "real thing" in a long-term relationship, no matter how attracted she may be to Jonas Steele. It is a de ...more
Nikki couldn’t believe that Jonas wanted her to work for him on this high profile marketing venture. Nikki couldn’t forget the kiss that they once shared and neither could Jonas. He is determined to keep up his playboy ways at all costs. They end up sharing another kiss and Jonas wants to take their relationship from professional to personal. Nikki doesn’t want to get involved with Jonas because of his ways but she will soon realize that Jonas isn’t about to give up especially when he wants some ...more
Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson was a fantastic read. I love a good romance and had heard of Brenda Jackson as an author but cannot recall reading one of her books before. I was pulled into the life of photographer Nikki and her collegeu Jonas immediately. Reading the explosive feelings between then had me at moment one. I knew there was great moments to come. I was also completely drawn to the project they were working on together. The idea of a airship trip that works like a cruise but ...more
I finished it because it was so outrageous, I giggled though most of the book because some of the situations were trying way to hard to be sexy and it just was not working for me.
Mrs. Jackson has done it again. Anytime she writes about my beloved Steeles I just have to have it and she "Steele" did not dissapoint! This book is the story of Jonas and Britney's friend Nikki! I love how Jonas is so determined NOT to fall in love and he does it without even realizing it! Brenda Jackson is an awsome story teller and has yet to write a book that I did not enjoy. This book is a must read because there is nothing more fun then watching those "Bad News Steeles" go down one by one! ...more
This was an awesome read that certainly caught one of the Bad News Steele" brothers, Jonas off guard. Photographer Nicole Cartwright, had always been infatuated with Jonas Steele and had been lusting after him for quite some time, however she also knew that he was a born and bred playa that wasn't interested in forever with one woman...until that one kiss they shared. I loved the way that these two lovers recognized that they wanted and needed each other. A must read by my favorite author.
Cheryl Hurd
Great book. Brenda Jackson has done it again. I love the Steele Men.
I enjoy reading about the chemistry between two single adults, but I like a story with it. This book had little to no story. It was all about how much the two characters wanted each other. There was very little conversation. I kept reading thinking there might be something more to this book. I have another book by Brenda that I don't think I will be reading. I will pass it on to a friend who might enjoy it.
MR Jackson Has got her MoJo back, this book was good ,I really enjoyed the chemistry between Nikki and Jonas. Jonas was one sexual sexy man.I enjoyed getting to know him and Nikki and I look forward to reading the next stories about the bad news Steels!
I can never give Brenda Jackson less than 5 stars, I just love this author...This was a really good addition to the Steele series and I can't wait to read about the other 3 brothers....What can I say, I'm a hopeless romantic..:-))
Jonas, Jonas, Jonas...

To be so smart he was clearly dumb in love. When Brenda first started the Phoenix Steele's I wasn't sure they would match up to the Charlotte Steele's but they are in a category of their own! A "Goodread"!!
Jonas is the third Steele brother to find true love. I can't wait for the last three brothers to find the love of their life. As always Brenda Jackson has done it again. I enjoyed reading all of her books!
Aug 02, 2012 Shone rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who love books by Brenda Jackson.
Shelves: steele-series
Father knows best, after ducking, dodging, lying to himself, and being unhappy as hell. A heart to heart talk with his father who asked a casual question Jonas Steele has an epiphany; Is it too late.
Anoother Steele Brother bit the dust.....changed by falling in love. Jackson is an A-1 story teller. Her writing will make even the greatest synic believe in love. Loved this story!!!!
I liked the way this book started & ended. This book seemed more focused on the sex than the storyline. The storyline was okay. The storyline could have been better.
Another great Steele book to add to the collection. I'm late reading it but they are always well worth it. Mrs. Jackson just keeps getting better and better.
This was not one of Brenda Jackson's better books. I found characters kind of silly. Hopefully next book will be better.
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Brenda Jackson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She got married to Gerald, her high school sweetheart, in 1972 after graduating from high school. She went on to earn a degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, and to expand their family by having two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brando
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Forged of Steele (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Night Heat (Steele Series, #2)
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