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Jessica Peterson

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Jessica Peterson writes smokin’ hot romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Edward Cullen, and Jamie Frasier, and it wasn’t long before she started writing swoon-worthy heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.

She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle, Martha Bean. Her latest release, SOUTHERN HEARTBREAKER, is part of her all-new Charleston Heat Series.

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Jessica Peterson Even though it's more difficult and far less glamorous than I could have ever imagined, I absolutely love my job. For the past few days, I've been wor…moreEven though it's more difficult and far less glamorous than I could have ever imagined, I absolutely love my job. For the past few days, I've been working on a super secret new project that I am absolutely LOVING. To be able to sit down in my lovely little office and spend the day getting to know - and torture! - handsome characters is the best gift ever.

It's also really cool to know I'm learning a craft. As a writer, I want to get better with each book; I want to learn, I want to write like the masters. I read voraciously, a little bit everything. Right now I'm digging deep into historical romance, reading everyone from Courtney Milan to fellow debuts like Kelly Bowen to Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, Shana Galen. They are all so damn good, and sometimes it's a little depressing to know how much I have to learn. But it's also an exciting challenge. I'd love to be up there on the top shelf one day!(less)
Jessica Peterson Hey Ishara! Thank you so much for picking up my sexy southerners. So glad you enjoyed them! Hearing that you devoured the books is the ultimate compli…moreHey Ishara! Thank you so much for picking up my sexy southerners. So glad you enjoyed them! Hearing that you devoured the books is the ultimate compliment for an author. I also appreciate how much you adore the historical snippets! I was so nervous about including them in the books at first, but overall, readers seem to be enjoying them. While I don't have plans to write the full historical books, I do believe in never say never ;) Thanks for the question!(less)
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I self-published SPANISH LESSONS, the first book in my Study Abroad series, over a year go. It was a tough time for me; my traditionally published historical series wasn’t selling well, and Penguin declined to sign me for another series. I did have some hope for an awesome YA project I was working on with my […]
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Vegas shenanigans. Fake relationship. Bridgerton references. Older heroine/younger hero. Tambourine-themed foreplay. In short: feels, fun, food, and f...ire. Both the literal and figurative kind. SOUTHERN SINNER is a standalone romance and is now LIV ...more
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“Sophia closed her eyes, willing herself to sleep.
And woke that morning with a start when she realized she’d dreamt not at all of a glamorous turn at Almack’s on the arm of the Marquess of Withington.
No.
It had been Thomas Hope who’d taken captive her dream, whispering into her ear all the things he wanted to show her.

All the things he had yet to make her feel.”
Jessica Peterson, The Millionaire Rogue

“Do you ever get the feeling that you’re hiding who you really are to fit in? Do you ever want more? Not more stuff, but a life that’s more you, you know?”
Jessica Peterson, Southern Charmer

“Romance is feminist. The reply was on the tip of my tongue. Romance is one of the few genres that explicitly puts a woman’s dreams and desires, sexual and otherwise, front and center. It’s one of the many reasons I love reading it.”
Jessica Peterson, Southern Charmer

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And woke that morning with a start when she realized she’d dreamt not at all of a glamorous turn at Almack’s on the arm of the Marquess of Withington.
No.
It had been Thomas Hope who’d taken captive her dream, whispering into her ear all the things he wanted to show her.

All the things he had yet to make her feel.”
Jessica Peterson, The Millionaire Rogue

“Just like that, in a room full of family and friends and footmen, Henry and Caroline were alone, her voice low, his lower, as they grinned at one another. Was he imagining her burn, the same burn that coursed in the space between his blood and his bones? She couldn’t like him, or feel for him the things he did for her. He’d left her, he was maimed, a cripple, scarred on both sides of his skin. Why did he even try?

Because of the way she was looking at him, now. He wanted to reach out and touch her face, hold her chin in his palm.”
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“How many of us have gazed at a man and thought, ‘yes, him,’ only to have him pay his attentions to someone else? And how many of us have sighed and waited for some other gentleman to come forward? All I wish to ask is, why? Why not strike up a conversation? Why not determine for ourselves whether ‘he’ is the one? Why leave it to fate?”
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