Jessie Evans books in order
Jessie Evans is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels.
Jessie walked away from being an international woman of mystery in an effort to pursue her dreams of writing spicy contemporary romance novels that she would read herself.
She's married to the love of her life, and together they're raising a few lovely and mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle.
Raised in the Arkansas countryside where she spent her summers running wild and being chewed by chiggers, Jessie certainly enjoys living in a chigger-free environment.
Whenever she isn't writing, Jessie can be found playing her dulcimer (terribly), sewing quilts which are not easy to look at and giving it to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves.
Genres: Contemporary , Romance
Always a Bridesmaid
- Betting On You (2013)
- Keeping You (2013)
- Wild For You (2013)
- Taking You (2013)
- Good Girl Vs. Bad Boy (2015)
- Auditioning You (2013)
Escape to You
- Daring You (2014)
Red Hot Reunions
- Last of the Red Hot Firefighters (2013)
- To Tame a Wild Firefighter (2014)
- The Bad Boy Firefighter's Secret Fling (2014)
- The Firefighter Meets His Match (2014)
Wild Rush (Published as J. Evans)
- One Wild Night (2014)
- This Wicked Rush (2014)
- One Perfect Love (2014)
- This Sweet Escape (2014)
Detailed book overview
Always a Bridesmaid
"He'd always bet on her, always..."
Lark March is over Mason Stewart, so over him she's practically forgotten the cruel way he ended things four years ago. At least that's what she's told her sisters... But when Mason shows up at her best friend's wedding, talking sweet and looking even sweeter, Lark can't deny the man still gets to her in a major way.
Mason Stewart was a messed up kid, but he's a man now, a man who knows what he wants and won't stop until he's convinced the only woman he's ever loved that they are meant to be. He persuades Lark to give him seven days to remind her why they belong together. At the week's end, Lark may tell him to get out of her life for good, but Mason's betting on true love for the win.
But when old secrets come to light, Lark and Mason will find their rediscovered love tested, and happily ever after harder to hold on to than either of them wagered.
"A marriage of insanity..."
Aria March and Nash Geary's first summer fling ended badly, very badly, and they haven't spoken a civil word to each other since they were teens.
Twelve years later, Aria is back in Summerville, fighting for custody of her little girl, and it sure wouldn't hurt her case to be in a committed relationship. Fresh from a nasty breakup, Nash will do anything to one-up Rachael, the woman who broke his heart a few months ago, even agree to a marriage of inconvenience to Aria March.
But all too soon the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and Nash and Aria find there are better things than revenge. There is forgiveness, and sexy second chances with the one who got away.
"This good girl's about to go wild..."
Melody March has always been the sweet little sister everyone could count on, but lately she's longed to let her hair down and try something new. She tells herself it has nothing to do with bad boy, Nick Geary, or the steamy kiss they shared a month ago, but she can't deny the sexy, tattoo artist has gotten under her skin. She's determined to show him she's got what it takes to enjoy a walk on the wild side.
Twenty-two year old Nick Geary has had enough of good girls. His heart was broken by a sweet, southern woman once before and he's determined not to let it happen again. But then, he wasn't betting on meeting Melody, a girl with an angel face, who makes him laugh like a little kid and kisses like the devil's concubine.
As things heat up between them, Melody and Nick soon realize this is more than a fling. But will their new love survive a wild night gone horribly wrong?
"Weddings, engagements, and babies, oh my..."
It's the eve of Lark and Mason's wedding, and Lark has a secret she's been hiding from everyone, even her husband-to-be.
Melody and Nick make a choice that will change their lives, and Aria and Nash learn that sometimes love doesn't go according to plan.
Join all your favorite characters as well as a new, surprise couple in the heartwarming conclusion to the Always a Bridesmaid Series.
Colton Brody is everything a good girl like Phoebe Page should avoid. But since her sister Kelly's death, Phoebe isn't as worried about being good as she used to be. She wants to live big with no regrets, the way Kelly did, and she intends to start with having a top secret, super steamy, no-strings-attached holiday fling with the man she's crushed on her entire life.
What could go wrong?
Wounded in action and discharged without a chance to prove himself, all Colton cares about is getting back into the Marine Corps where he belongs. He will not get sucked into small town drama, will not take that promotion at the firehouse, and certainly won't fall in love with his little sister's best friend. He's down for friends-with-benefits, nothing more, and plans to leave town long before quirky, bossy, cute-as-a-button Phoebe can get under his skin.
He's in control.
At least until a certain sexy brunette turns his world upside down.
It isn't long before Colton finds himself buying flowers, talking feelings, and wishing Phoebe wanted more than another night of hot, no-holds-barred sex. Because when he's with Phoebe even hot and dirty feels like making love.
Now Colton will have to decide what's worth fighting for--the dreams a plane crash stole from him or the dream he's holding in his arms.
The role of a lifetime...
Costume assistant, Beth Perkins, is in for the worst Christmas ever. Her actor boyfriend landed his dream job, only to end their relationship and have her banned from the set of her costuming gig. Within twenty-four hours, Beth finds herself homeless, boyfriend-less, jobless, and too ashamed to go home to Summerville, Georgia for the holiday. Thank goodness for her scholarship to Cupid Island. Beth is determined to make the most of her week in paradise, but she's not interested in romance, especially if it comes calling in the form of Hollywood's Sexiest Man Alive.
She's done with actors, once and for all.
Superstar Tanner Bryson is sick of the Hollywood machine. He longs for a more authentic life, and a connection with someone who loves him for who he really is. The second he pulls Beth Perkins from the sea--rescuing her from death by giant fish--Tanner feels the same connection he felt when she took his measurements weeks before. Tanner convinces Beth to give him a chance at her heart, but when Tanner's Hollywood life intrudes, will Tanner and Beth's newfound island love have what it takes to last in the real world?
Escape to You
"All’s fair in love and war…"
Star Cavanaugh has never been able to resist a dare, especially from her best friend and co-worker, gorgeous bad boy billionaire, Damon Shine. But when a few too many drinks at a Las Vegas realtor’s conference ends with Star joining Damon on an all-expenses paid “love scholarship” to Cupid Island, she knows she’s made a serious mistake. Dare or no dare, Star’s not up for more than friendship. Every risk she has ever taken has been in the name of securing her financial future after her father abandoned her family. She takes risks in the name of safety, not adventure or romance, and is afraid even one step down the path to temptation will set her carefully ordered world to crumbling.
Bad boy Damon Shine is in love with his best friend, and determined to show Star that there’s room in her life for love and passion, as well as safety and security. But when Star discovers their love scholarship includes a wedding ceremony at the end of the week, Damon has to employ all his considerable charm to keep Star from jumping on the next ferry back to the mainland. The chemistry between them is as electric as Damon knew it would be, but will chemistry be enough to keep Star by his side? Or will Damon’s own demons be the thing that keeps best friends from finding happily ever after?
Red Hot Reunions
"Some fires never burn out..."
After 10 years as America's sweetest celebrity chef, Naomi Whitehouse is enjoying life out of the spotlight, back in her hometown of Summerville, Georgia. She's opening a pastry shop with her sister, housesitting for her snowbird parents, and reconnecting with her roots. Life is good until she runs into her high school sweetheart, Jake Hansen, a sexy firefighter who gives her a reception chilly enough to freeze a forest fire. If Naomi wants her homecoming to remain all cupcakes and sugar cookies, she'll have to win Jake over. But how can she earn his forgiveness when he won't even speak to her?
When the girl who broke his heart buys a month of dates at the firefighter's Hunk-for-a-Month fundraiser auction, only honor keeps widower Jake Hansen from backing out of the commitment. He won't let the firehouse down, even if it means enduring a torturous month with Naomi Whitehouse. And Jake knows being close to Naomi again will be torture. Even after all these years, she still gets to him...not that he intends to let her know it. He'll be civil, honor his obligation, and with any luck Naomi will tire of playing small-town pastry chef and Jake will never see her again.
But as the month passes, Jake and Naomi discover some fires never burn out. Will the heat between them be enough to melt away the pain of past mistakes, or is their second chance doomed from the start?
NB: This book is also known as Melt With You.
"Too hot to handle..."
Faith Miller has faith in two things - her surrogate firehouse family, and her own two hands - and she needs a man in her life like a fish needs a bicycle. Growing up watching her mom get used and discarded by one deadbeat boyfriend after another has left Faith jaded and determined not to fall into the same trap. But when Mick Whitehouse moves back to Summerville, Faith's happy, single life is turned upside down. The hunky carpenter is a far cry from the little boy she used to wrestle with on the playground in elementary school. Mick's all grown up, tempting as sugar coated sin, and determined to seduce Faith into forgetting all her rules.
One kiss under the mistletoe and Mick Whitehouse knows that he wants Faith Miller. Bad. After years of lukewarm relationships with the wrong kind of girls, Mick is powerfully drawn to Summerville's only female firefighter, and determined not to let her push him away. Beneath Faith's tough exterior is a heart of gold, and the chemistry between them is four-alarm hot. But just as he convinces Summerville's most confirmed bachelorette to take a chance on love, an old girlfriend waltzes into town and drops a bombshell in Mick's lap.
As Faith and Mick come to terms with the shocking news, Faith must choose: let fear of repeating her mother's mistakes send her running, or have faith in the man she's come to love?
NB: This book is also known as Hot For You.
"Where there's smoke, there's fire...."
Thou shalt not lie, cheat, steal, covet thy neighbor's ass, or date thy sister's ex-boyfriend - simple commandments Maddie Whitehouse has never had any trouble keeping. But when s'mores and whiskey shots lead to Maddie and Jamison Hansen skinny-dipping under a full moon at a singles' camping retreat, Maddie realizes she has some serious repenting to do. Jamison may not be "technically" her sister's ex, but he's close enough. Besides, after the way things ended with her ex-husband, Maddie knows better than to get involved with another bad boy.
Jamison Hansen is falling - hard and fast. Maddie Whitehouse is as sweet as the pastries she bakes, as unpredictable as Georgia weather in the spring, and lights a fire inside him he doesn't want to put out. And sneaking around to avoid their prying families only makes the chemistry between them that much hotter. Maddie is everything Jamison never knew he wanted, and it isn't long before the sparks between them kindle more serious feelings.
But small towns are dangerous places for big secrets - a lesson Maddie and Jamison learn the hard way. Will the new couple be condemned by a jury of their peers, or live happily ever after? Sometimes forever doesn't come easy....
NB: This book is also known as Sweet To You.
"The one you save may be yourself..."
Things in Summerville, Georgia, are still hot. Faith gets a send-off any bachelorette would envy -complete with sexy, male strippers from Atlanta. Maddie and Jamison encounter the first bump in their relationship (and a little grind, too). Jake and Naomi are tested when a friend mysteriously disappears. Psychic Lucy Bledsoe must learn to trust her new firefighter boyfriend, Brandon, as she struggles to save a life that hangs in the balance.
Come along for the ride as Summerville's sexiest firefighters and their soul mates take the final steps on the path to happily ever after as the second Summerville series winds to a close.
Wild Rush (Published as J. Evans)
"I will love you forever, until men are fairy tales." -Gabe Alexander
Gorgeous Gabe. He makes my skin hot and my lips tingle, makes my heart race and banishes the exhaustion that's been my constant companion since I quit school to be a surrogate parent.
He also wants me to become a thief.
I'm standing at the threshold of a moment that will change my life, and not necessarily for the better. I know that, but still I nod. And take his hand. And let him lead me out into the night.
If loving him is bad, I don't want to be good.
I would die for any one of my little brothers or my baby niece, but I don't know how I can live without Gabe.
Every moment with Gabe is hotter, better, sweeter than the last.
I know I'm playing with fire, but for him I'm willing to beg to be burned.
We're going too far, too fast.
This is more than a summer fling. More than just stealing from the rich to feed the poor.
If I really love her, I'll walk away and stay the hell out of her life. But I can't.
Even though I know that if we're not careful, our next rush might be our last.
Loving Gabe made me stronger than I was before. Better. He taught me that love is both beautiful and vicious, terrifying and intoxicating. I'm not afraid of the wild parts of my heart any more. Or the broken pieces. I know now that it's possible for two imperfect people to
make one perfect love, regardless of the outcome. He showed me that.
I'm still imperfect. And now all my conquered fears,
everything I believe in, and everything I thought was true are about to be put
to the biggest test yet.
"Can you run far enough, fast enough, to escape a broken heart?"
For six months I've hidden my shameful secret behind my "good girl" image. Perfect grades, perfect smile, perfectly fractured family, with a stepbrother who swears he loves me, and a stepmom who buys me designer clothes--even a perfect boyfriend. I'm the only one who knows that Danny's life has been anything but picture perfect. He's always trusted me with his truth; I only want to escape mine. But now I know that's impossible, and I have to get out before it's too late. Reality has let me down for the last time. From here on out, I'm making my own reality, and taking Danny with me.
Since we were kids, I've known Sam and I were meant to be. Her smile is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, and her laughter is a mystery I want to spend the rest of my life solving. No one believed we would last for the long haul, but I never doubted it. Not until this summer, when Sam meets me at the airport, and says it's time for a great adventure. As we hop a plane to New Zealand, I want to believe we're just getting an early start on the world travel we've been planning, but deep down, I know something's wrong. Sam is running from something bad, and the bad things always catch up with you, sooner or later.
And when they do, they have a habit of tearing people who love each other apart.