Jessica Scott books in order
Jessica Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary military novels set in the heart of America’s Army.
An Iraq war veteran and an active duty army officer, Jessica holds an associate degree from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York, a Master's degree in Telecommunications Management from University of Maryland, a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Duke University and a PhD in Sociology from Duke University.
A wife to a retired NCO, she is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs.
Genres: Non-fiction, Romance, Suspense
Coming Home Series
- Because of You (2011)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (2013)
- Back to You (2014)
- Anything For You (2011)
- Come Home To Me (2014)
- Carry Me Home / Until There Was You (2012)
- A Place Called Home (2019)
- Take Me Home / It's Always Been You (2019)
- Homefront (2015)
- After the War (2015)
The Falling Series
- Before I Fall (2015)
- Break My Fall (2016)
- After I Fall (2017)
- Catch My Fall (2017)
- Until We Fall (2018)
Detailed book overview
Coming Home Series
Welcome Home – these are the words that every soldier yearns to hear after deployment, every soldier except Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison.
As he arrives back at Fort Hood, unconscious and fighting for his life, no one is there to receive him.
Jen St. James, a nurse at the busy Fort Hood hospital, has witnessed all sorts of wounded soldiers. None has however drawn her as much as Shane.
As he struggles with his journey to recovery, pushing everyone around him that matters, Jen is the only one remaining, determined to help him get back the one thing he is truly good at.
And it doesn’t take for Shane to realize that there was after all someone for him to come home to.
Vic Carponti has the innate ability to crack jokes.
Whether he is in the middle of a firefight in Baghdad or getting sewn after being blown up, Vic always has a joke.
War is however everything but funny.
In the midst of finalizing his preparation for his latest deployment, Vic’s jokes suddenly don’t seem funny to his wife.
Behind her forced laughter lies the darkest fear of every Army wife—that dreaded knock on the door that could change everything.
When the unfortunate call comes that he has been hurt, Nicole will do whatever it takes to be there for her husband.
Dying can change a man in extreme ways. Ever since the day Army captain Trent Davila lost his life, he has been battling with demons that torment him.
He left his wife and their two children behind on time without number, volunteering to endanger his life until his wife had enough.
Laura gave her husband everything, hoping that he would one day come back home. She always believed in him, until she learns of his betrayal.
When Trent is sent home by a court martial due to trumped up charges, he needs Laura to be there for him one last time.
This may be the only chance they have to save their troubled marriage.
Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent the last year recuperating from the combat inflicted injuries. He has also spent that time with the woman of his dreams.
Falling in love with Jen however isn’t without a price.
Whenever he touches her, Shane faces the unsettling fears that loving her could very well mean losing her forever.
Jen, a nurse, is a breast cancer survivor.
In Shane, she has a man who deeply loves her despite her scars.
As their love blossoms, so does the risk to Jen’s life.
And in order to save the woman he loves, Shane must make the toughest decision of his life.
The one and only thing that Major Patrick MacLean wanted was to spend Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name.
Captain Samantha Egan has however returned from the war a different woman, uncertain of whether she can still be able to love him.
None of them had however counted on the resolve of their little girl whom they both call daughter.
If Natalie is to have her wish granted, her parents wouldn’t know what hit them.
A Christmas miracle will certainly be needed to join these two warriors with shattered hearts.
This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross.
Rules are meant to be broken according to the gospel of Claire Montoya.
Being in a woman in the Army, she knows she has to be tougher and smarter than everyone else.
As good a soldier as she is, Claire yearns for a sense of belonging.
Evan is a man harboring dark secrets and countless regrets.
His peace of mind lies in strictly adhering to the rules, something that Claire who doesn’t even know how to spell.
He can’t stand her, and can’t seem to understand why he ever thought he was attracted to her that night.
The two have never spoken about that night, until a task involving helping a close friend makes them face their shared past.
This book is also known as Until There Was You.
War is a terrible thing.
Desperate to escape the demons of his past, Reza Iaconelli gives his men everything.
He will do whatever it takes to take care of his men, and not even the pretty and annoying doc will stop him.
Emily knows that war isn’t a good thing. Determined to also runaway from her past, she yearns for a place to belong.
Beyond Reza’s rugged and angry exterior, Emily sees a man using war as a way of running away from the demons from his past.
When the two collide over one of his soldiers, Reza has to muster the will to do something he has never done before: ask for help.
Army Major Olivia Hale strongly abides by the rules. Why wouldn’t anyone, given how simple and clear they are?
Olivia would fight to the death to ensure anyone who breaks the rules is brought to book, until she crosses paths with Army captain Ben Teague.
Company Commander Ben Teague is a smart ass whose most sacred priority is taking care of his troops. With little regard to the annoying red tape, Ben puts his entire career and reputation on the line after a close friend is brought up on charges.
When everything he believes in however turns out to be a lie, Ben enlists the help of the one person he never thought he would.
This novel is also known as It's Always Been You.
First sergeant Gale Sorren may have a rough exterior, but everyone knows that inside he genuinely cares about protecting those around him.
What people however don’t know is that he has spent his entire life running away from his mistakes; never forgiving himself for allowing his wife to walk out of his life with their infant daughter.
Young and naïve, Mel was never ready to be an Army wife. Overwhelmed by her husband’s continuous deployment, she took off with their daughter.
Years later, while attending a company party, the last thing she expected was for Gale to storm back into her life—realizing that she never stopped loving him.
Now in the same small town, will Gale keep running or come to terms with his love for Mel and their daughter.
The Falling Series
Beth Lamont has seen the worst of life that her privileged classmates have only read about in class.
She will go to great extremes to take care of her father, even if it means tutoring Noah: the one guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and the pain the Army has caused her family.
War is all that Noah Warren knows. So when he becomes a student, he goes to college to fulfill a promise and he can’t afford to break.
The one thing he however wasn’t expecting was to find a wickedly attractive tutor. And with one look at Beth, all of Noah’s carefully constructed lies threaten to untangle.
I’m addicted to violence. It makes me feel so alive.
And now I can’t stand the fact that I have to sit around and discuss it like it is some barren academic topic.
Violence isn’t barren. It’s alive. And it’s my drug.
Until I cross paths with Abby.
All I could think about previously was the next fight.
Now? I can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous lady with golden eyes.
I know I can never be with her, for I am not whole.
I however can’t stay away from her.
Love may just be the cure for me: something to bring me back to the land of the living.
She has been living a lie her entire life and being with Eli is the only honest thing she has ever done.
Parker Hauser is all about the perfect life, with a clear vision of where she has been and where she is going.
Hers is a tale of perfect grades, perfect body and perfect life, until she crosses paths with Eli Winter.
Eli leaves chaos everywhere he goes, and he dares her to live outside the norm.
Although Parker knows better not to get involved with the ex soldier, she just can’t seem to get him out of her mind.
And one coincidental encounter will leave her questioning everything she has ever believed.
"He will do whatever it takes to get a second chance"
Deacon Hunter knows, more than anyone else, what it feels like to yearn for something that you can’t have.
A woman stole his heart during their deployment in Iraq, and he betrayed her trust.
Everything however changes one night.
Kelsey Ryder carefully hides her scars after leaving the Army behind.
Some scars however refuse to be hidden.
Being alone in the dark during the sleepless nights leaves her depleted.
Desperate, she reaches out to the one man she shouldn’t: Deacon Hunter.
Will he be strong enough to catch her when she falls?
Caleb Gregory has for the last decade been hiding in the shadows, never speaking of the fateful night that shattered his young life. Enraged, he drank and fought until he had no one else to drive away.
After leaving the Army, Nalini King has made it her mission to use her passion for yoga to heal her fellow soldiers. That way, it also helps her forget about the terrible night that her life burned to the ground.
An unexpected storm
Forced to seek refuge into the darkness together following a deadly storm, the two wounded souls have to come to term with the demons of their past.
And out of the darkness, with light prevail.