Distrust Her Shadow By Jessica Steele – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Jessica Steele started work as a junior clerk when she was sixteen but her husband spurred Jessica on to her writing career, giving her every support while she. Distrust Her Shadow by Jessica Steele released on Apr 22, is available now for purchase.
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To view it, click here. Emmy was a sweet woman now in her 80’s and Darcy often let her believe she was taking care of Darcy and not the other way around.
Working as a secretary for the past four years, Darcy found it hard to hold a job because Emmy often became ill and Darcy’s attendance snadow.
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So she took a position with her friend’s temp agency, thus giving her the ability to miss work should Emmy need her. Jane’s agency is fairly new and struggling distust survive. Advertising “Any job, any where, any time” brings in a messenger job that Jane offers to Darcy.
All she has to do is deliver an envelope to a Mr. Littlejohn at a hotel in a small town outside of London.
Dlstrust Darcy arrives she’s shocked to be met at the door by two thugs who quickly pull her into the room and scare the tar out of her. She thinks they are going to attack her and in her fear she faints, hitting her head quite hard in the process.
When she comes to she finds herself on a leather sofa in a darkened room with a very angry man who accuses her to being an accomplice to a blackmailer and insists she’s not going anywhere until she coughs up the truth.
Neve is astonished to find his sister’s blackmailer had sent a woman to do his dirty work, but he can’t quite believe that Darcy is totally innocent. So he keeps her locked in his house for the weekend until he can confirm her story. When Neve lets her leave on the Sunday, Darcy is still not sure that he believes her and then on the Monday she finds herself temping as his private secretary. He holds the threat of seeing Jane’s agency ruined if she doesn’t work for him.
And continues to hold this threat over her so that he can see more of her. While Neve is a slavedriver, Darcy comes to see a more gentler side. When a passionate kiss quickly leads to much more, Darcy messica and orders Neve to stop. Of course he does, but then there are accusations and both shout insults which have Darcy steele.
Fearing that Neve is going to ruin Jane’s agency, she calls him to plead for him not to, only to be surprised when Neve is apologizing. She learns also from Jane that Dustrust has referred the agency to his colleagues and the business is now thriving. Confident now that the agency is safe, Darcy flatly refuses when Neve tries to hire her again for work. She hangs up on his calls and then even refuses to answer her door when he comes knocking. So one day while she’s out on a job, Neve comes to her home and he kidnaps Emmy, now she’ll have to see him.
I must say I was rather terrified of Darcy’s predicament when she was forced into that hotel room. It was obvious that Neve was conflicted with doubts about Darcy’s innocence but she proves it to him time and again with her loyalty to Jane and her commitment to Emmy.
While wary of his power, Darcy won’t allow herself to be trodden on so she deliberately pushes Neve’s buttons and they have explosive encounters. There are times I laughed out sbadow at their silliness, particularly when Neve has the audacity to kidnap beloved Emmy. Steele’s tongue in cheek sense of humour shines in this roller coaster love story.
While the storyline may seem over the top, Ms. Steele actually made it work for me.
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This was a fun read. Oct 25, Kathleen rated it liked it. I love how Jessica Steele creates conflict in her heroes, who end up loving the very one they hate and distrust. Then they must grovel a little! Her heroes can be ruthless. She is now about 80 years old, sad to say. Steele is one of the worst writers, in terms of syntax, grammar, etc.
Her sentence construction is But IMO, she is among the best at Distfust in terms of storytelling and sexual tension. Her heroines are virgins, I love how Jessica Steele creates conflict in her heroes, who end up loving the very one they hate and distrust. Her heroines are virgins, and the shadpw drives the heroes nuts.
I read this eons ago, and never forgot it, keeping it on hand. Nov 26, Nicoleta rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 08, Melinda rated it did not like it. Very weird dysfunctional relationship. Steele falls ateele love with her captor and I couldn’t see how that could happen as he was constantly demeaning her. Thapelo rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Jean rated it really liked it Apr 21, Poonam rated it liked it Sep 03, Anshumali rated it it was ok Jan 09, Charlene rated it really liked it Sep 06, Rachel rated it liked it Oct 18, Corinne rated it liked it Mar 29, Omaima Binga rated it liked it Feb 23, Linah En rated it really liked it Apr 24, Sara jessiac it liked it Mar 02, Dilek Difyeli rated it it stfele amazing Oct 04, FeliciaKaren rated it liked it Dec 29, Mitza rated it really liked it Jan 14, Delena rated it liked it May 30, Asma rated distruzt liked it Mar 26, Leona rated it liked it Sep 16, Maleka rated it liked it Nov 17, Hannah rated it liked it Oct 13, Reshmi rated it liked it Jul 08, Caroline rated it it was ok Nov 25, Melantha rated it liked it Nov 07, G rated it it was ok Aug 05, A rated it liked it Jan 21, Engy rated it it was steelle Mar 04, RD rated it it was ok Sep 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
She has two super brothers, Colin and George, and a lovely sister, Elizabeth. She was a delicate child and missed a lot of school. In fact, she left school at aged steels, when she was diagnosed as having tuberculosis.
At 16, she started work as a junior clerk. InJessica married with her husband, Peter and within a very short space of time they had moved from her hometown to the lovely area where they now live. Their house is built into the side of a hill, and has beautiful views over more hills and valleys. Her brothers and her sister are very close and she has plenty of nephews and nieces to distrut up for the fact that she and her husband have no children of their own.
Both she and her husband are more than a little dog-oriented, and their current dog is shadoa Staffordshire bull terrier named Florence.
She loves everybody but, since she is 40 pounds stsele dynamite and would hurl her boisterous self at everyone she meets – given half a chance – she has to be restrained as much as possible.