Jackie Braun

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Meet Jackie Braun

Like happy endings? Me, too! So much so that I’ve spent the better part of my adult life making a career out of it. It’s been a wild ride these past several years thanks to cancer, but, like the heroines in my books, I never give up. I hope you’ll join me on my journey forward as I take the plunge into indy publishing! I’ve got some great reads in store for you!

About Me

Hello! I’m Jackie Braun, author of sweet, low-heat contemporary romances. I write about love, hope, healing, redemption and forgiveness. And, of course, romance. It’s mostly the closed-door kind.

I’m not exactly new to this business. I’ve written three dozen books since 2000, most of them published by Harlequin’s Romance line. They are still being translated and released all over the world…

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Books

What's out now and what's coming soon!

If you like fun, satisfying reads with a little heat and a lot of heart, then check out these titles.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

With Christmas fast approaching, the last thing widowed businessman Dawson Burke needs is the pesky personal shopper he hired prying into his personal life, even if Eve Hawley claims it will help her do her job. For him, Christmas is a reminder of the tragedy that changed his life forever. He doesn’t celebrate the holiday. He doesn’t even want to think about it.

But sexy, blunt-talking Eve is determined to find out what has turned Dawson into such a grinch. Unlike her, he has a loving extended family, yet he plans to jet off to Cabo and spend the holidays alone. The more she learns, the more drawn she is to the man she glimpses behind the grief.

Eve is persistent. Dawson will give her that. For the first time in years, he’s remembering what it feels like to laugh, to make plans, to be fully alive.  But can he finally break free from his misplaced guilt and embrace a future with Eve?
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It Happened in Cannes

Hotel heiress Tempest Herriman has changed a lot since her wild child days made her an internet sensation. Even so, not many people, including her former boyfriend, are willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. She wants to be taken seriously as an actress, but she can't even score an audition for her dream part now that her A-list actor ex has taken on the role of director.

Colin McKinnon can’t get tangled up with Tempest again. After directing this movie, he has plans that go beyond Hollywood. Political ambitions that go all the way to Washington. He can't afford to attract the paparazzi and bad press that always swirl in Tempest's wake.

But after a not-so-chance meeting at the Cannes Film Festival ignites old passions, some of which are caught on tape, will what both of them thought they wanted be less important than what they could have together?
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Nobody’s Business

A Trillium Island story Book One Coming in the fall 2023!

Paparazzi favorite Audra Conlan isn't known for her acting ability. She owes her fame to being outrageous. But after a near-death experience, she vows to drop out of the public eye, reconnect with her estranged family and clean up her act. She’s made a mess of her life. It’s time to own up to her poor choices, especially where men are concerned, and make amends.

Photographer Seth Ridley blames Audra for his family's tragic demise. He doesn't buy for one minute her alleged transformation. Camera in hand, he followers Audra to her tiny hometown of Trillium Island, planning to capture more of her patented bad behavior for an upcoming tell-all book that is sure to expose her to public ridicule and make her a pariah in Hollywood. Maybe then she will finally pay for what he believes to be her part in the accident that cost him everything. But the woman he befriends under false pretenses and then captures in pictures is as surprising as she is beguiling, and nothing at all what he was expecting.

The fragile feelings that begin to bubble up between them are nobody's business, but with a deadline looming, can they survive the truth?
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Unfinished Business

A Trillium Island story Book Two Coming in the fall 2023!

When bad boy Luke Banning left Trillium Island more than a decade earlier, he broke a young Ali Conlan’s heart. Now he’s back as an investor in the resort Ali and her two siblings own and want to expand.

Ali is determined to keep things from getting personal with Luke. After all, the man being hailed as Entrepreneur of the Year isn’t likely to trade in his Manhattan penthouse and glamorous lifestyle for the small island community that once judged him so harshly. The sensible thing to do is to guard her heart so he doesn’t break it again.

Luke has made a name and life for himself in the Big Apple. The slow pace on tiny Trillium can hardly compare to the megawatt brilliance of the city that never sleeps. But coming back has stirred up a lot of memories and emotions. And most of them have to do with Ali Conlan.

She isn’t the naive girl he remembered. She’s grown into a smart, savvy businesswoman. A woman Luke can’t stop thinking about. But what will the future hold when the business between them is finished?

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business

A Trillium Island story Book Three Coming in the fall, 2023

Neither Regina Bellini nor Dane Conlan is looking for love, but when they meet by chance on an inhospitable night, it’s impossible to deny their instantaneous attraction. It flashes as intensely as the raging electrical storm that capsized his boat and left him bobbing in rough waters until he spied the lights of Regina’s Peril Pointe home.

As right as it feels, the timing couldn’t be more wrong. Regina is about to lose her beloved Victorian and neither she nor Dane is in a position to start a new relationship. At least not a romantic one.

Left with no other option, Regina approaches Dane and his sisters with a proposition to turn her lovely Victorian into a bed and breakfast as part of the resort they own on Trillium Island. When they accept and hire Regina on to help with the restoration, it’s an answer to her prayers. There’s only one problem and it’s a big one. Can Dane and Regina keep things between them strictly business?
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Love Unleashed

A Billionaire’s Matchmaker Novella

True love deserves a second change…

The last thing Mia Andale wants is a relationship, yet the headstrong florist can’t keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good?

(One of four novellas by different authors featuring a feisty four-legged matchmaker named Charlie. Each story, sold separately, stands alone. Published by Entangled Indulgence.)
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Revenge Best Served Hot

(Men of the Zodiac, book six) Revenge is a dish best served cold, but this Virgo is sizzling hot…

Brody Flynn has waited more than a decade to get his revenge on the shipping company he blames for his parents’ deaths. Now that company is fumbling, profits are down, and it's the perfect time for a hostile takeover. But the former CEO's daughter has other plans...

Kate Douglass is determined to hold on to her birthright and prove to her family that she's not the fragile piece of glass they all think she is. There's no way she'll give up without a fight. All she has to do is convince the gorgeous new CEO to hire her...and not fall for him.

Brody never planned on how badly he'd want the daughter of his enemy. Or that his hunger for her might just burn hotter than his desire for revenge...and only one can win out.
(Each book in the Men of the Zodiac series is a standalone written by a different author. Published by Entangled Indulgence.)
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Rather listen than read? These books by Jackie Braun are also available in audio

Revenge Best Served Hot

Revenge is a dish best served cold, but this Virgo is sizzling hot…

Brody Flynn has waited more than a decade to get his revenge on the shipping company he blames for his parents’ deaths. Now that company is fumbling, profits are down, and it's the perfect time for a hostile takeover. But the former CEO's daughter has other plans...

Kate Douglass is determined to hold on to her birthright and prove to her family that she's not the fragile piece of glass they all think she is. There's no way she'll give up without a fight. All she has to do is convince the gorgeous new CEO to hire her...and not fall for him.

Brody never planned on how badly he'd want the daughter of his enemy. Or that his hunger for her might just burn hotter than his desire for revenge...and only one can win out.
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Greek for Beginners

Alpha, beta, gamma, delta… That's just about the extent of Darcie Hayes's Greek before she touches down in Athens, ready to put her troubles behind her and indulge in a little sun, sea, sightseeing and…er…flirtation! But when Nick Costas, modern-day Adonis, saves her from a con man, she begins to think there might be more to Greece than meets the eye…

Nick is perfectly happy with his single status, but meeting Darcie makes him wonder if falling in love really would be the worst thing in the world. Is Nick actually considering pushing this thing with Darcie past the beginners' stage and on to advanced?
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The Daddy Diaries

I'm a former cop, out of the rescue business for a long time now. Still, I couldn't leave Caro Franklin stranded in a snowstorm. Even if bringing that beautiful lady to my home meant my family - and yes, maybe I, too - would immediately fall in love with her. So, we just met. We still have …something.

In spite of those "family obligations" of hers that I don't fully understand, there's no denying what's between us. No denying that I could make the perfect father for her son. Now I just have to convince Caro to choose me....
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Set sail for Trillium Island. Get your copies today!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Conlans of Trillium Island, as these three estranged siblings reunite to buy and restore a failing resort and find their own happily-ever-afters along the way. 

Reviews

What reviewers are saying

“For a fun and fast read, look no further.”

RT Magazine It Happened in Cannes

“Unconventional, multilayered characters and a beautiful setting add to a strong plot, making for a great read.”

RT Magazine Nobody’s Business

“Jackie Braun's second installment (on) Trillium Island takes a fresh approach to a classic plot, succeeding because the characters' motivations ring true, which in turn makes their reunion sweet and believable.”

RT Magazine Unfinished Business

“Strong plotting, deft characterization and genuine chemistry between Regina and Dane add up to a rewarding read.”

RT Magazine Strictly Business

Jackie Braun's stories are a breath of fresh air! Her characters come alive on the pages, and her plots keep you engaged from start to finish.

Sarah Reynolds

I'm always eagerly anticipating Jackie Braun's next release. Her writing style is captivating, and her books never fail to leave me wanting more.

David Mitchell

Jackie Braun is a master of romance and heartfelt storytelling. Her novels whisk you away to enchanting worlds where love blooms in the most beautiful ways.

Emily Turner

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