Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.

The Evolution of A Cover

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...

What the Press is Saying…

“The romance is enticing, with a strong mystery propelling the story forward, and the characters are witty and real.”

Publisher's Weekly

The Millionaire Rogue

“Romance and intrigue make an irresistible combination in Peterson’s latest, in which an intrepid woman and an enigmatic man find true love, despite the dictates of society.”


“Sexy and Sparkling with wit!”

Shana Galen

The Hope Diamond Affair Trilogy

“An enjoyable, exciting, and romantic read…Praise for Jessica Peterson. You have a new fan.”



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