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Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele #10)

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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
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ebook, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Harlequin Presents (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kim
Mar 24, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shawnette
Jun 26, 2016 Shawnette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Bad News Steele is bit by the love bug...Jonas the ULTIMATE womanizer of the Phoenix Steele's is unaware that 18 months ago Nikki Cartwright stole a place in his heart and he just can't seem to shake it off after only one AMAZING kiss and a successful business deal. The chemistry between Jonas and Nikki is CRAZY HOT...despite her knowing that Jonas is Mr. Wrong and she should wait for her Mr. Right...she can't fight the INTENSE fire that sizzles between them whenever they're in close pro ...more
Tia
Apr 20, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jackie Roberts
Aug 23, 2012 Jackie Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 23, 2014 Lonestar Mama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Toni
Jan 09, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2012
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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Book Binge
Apr 11, 2012 Book Binge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ally
Jan 17, 2012 Ally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Beverly
Mar 07, 2012 Beverly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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Caitlin Peterson
Jan 24, 2012 Caitlin Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Gloria Hyde
Aug 18, 2015 Gloria Hyde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like father,like son

Jonas was a hard nose, diehard player, until he met Nikki! Just like his father Drew, Jonas almost lost the woman that he loved. This was a real love story that had you guessing up to the end. Jonas did love Nikki and Nikki loved Jonas! 5 stars all the way.
Rena Miller
Apr 01, 2016 Rena Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading a book from this author, and I looking to read more. Jonas and Nikki tried to hide their attraction to each other but couldn't seem to keep away from each other. Their personal relationship was as explosion as their working relationship. The balcony scene was a hot.
Andrea
Feb 23, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Judith
Mar 08, 2012 Judith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tiffany
Jan 28, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Gina
Jan 27, 2012 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Arnissa Burnett
Jan 09, 2016 Arnissa Burnett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aww!!!!

Great story. Loved how Jonas tried to resist his feelings. Nikkei made him see things differently. Good thing happens on good trips....Love, lust, and clarity.
Lakendra
Jan 28, 2015 Lakendra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Reshemah
Feb 02, 2012 Reshemah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Karen
Feb 03, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brenda-jackson
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
Mar 08, 2015 Cheryl Hurd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
Great book. Brenda Jackson has done it again. I love the Steele Men.
Margie
Apr 01, 2013 Margie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bea-2012
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.
Deloris
Feb 15, 2012 Deloris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Monica
Feb 11, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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..:-))
Mychele Anjelica
Feb 03, 2012 Mychele Anjelica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"!!
Tiffany
Jul 27, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EVER SINCE NIKKI AND SEXY JONAS SHARED A HOT KISS 18 MONTHS AGO, JONAS DECIDED TO STAY AWAY FROM HER. OF COURSE FATE BOUGHT THEM BACK TOGETHER TO WORK AND PLAY TOGETHER IN A HOT PASSIONATE GAME OF LOVE. GOOD READ!!
Shannon
Feb 05, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brenda-jackson
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!
Shone
Aug 02, 2012 Shone rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
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In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American rom
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