Review: Something About You by Julie James

Posted June 7, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Review: Something About You by Julie JamesSomething About You  by Julie James
Series: FBI/US Attorney #1
Published by Berkley on March 2nd 2010
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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four-stars

Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago- and for nearly ruining his career.

Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it's no joke; the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes- and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.

Cameron Lynde happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and inadvertently glimpsed a man who had just committed murder. She’s an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago and finds herself needing witness protection as police and the FBI search for the killer. Unfortunately, the FBI Special Agent assigned to the case is Jack Pallas and the two of them have a history that’s not good. They soon find themselves dealing with new emotions that provide many moments of sexual tension that both find hard to resist. 

Julie James is a new author for me and I’m now an instant fan. This story is well written with a delicious mix of humor, suspense, mystery and romance. The secondary characters are also well developed and are just as interesting as Cameron and Jack. There aren’t any lulls because the pace of the story is just about perfect. If there is a weakness it’s in the mystery itself because it wasn’t that hard to figure out but, even so, it was still interesting. 

I really liked Cameron and Jack individually and as a couple. The romance worked and progressed pretty normally with the conflict not being over the top but fairly realistic. James doesn’t protract that conflict, which also works for me. 

The dialogue is also very good with some of the best crafted for the secondary characters. There is an interchange between two policeman and Jack’s partner, Sam Willis, that is a true laughing out loud moment. 

I’m in for this series as well as other books written by James. I read this in a day, not because it was short but because I didn’t want to put it down. If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, this book should be on your shelf.

About Julie James

After graduating from law school, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time.

Julie’s books have been listed on the American Library Association’s Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist‘s Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads. Julie’s novels also were chosen as the Best Contemporary Romances of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in the All About Romance Readers’ Polls. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and Julie’s seventh novel, It Happened One Wedding, hit bookstores and on-line booksellers this spring on May 6th.

Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.

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2 responses to “Review: Something About You by Julie James

  1. I had this book on my radar for quite some time, I’m so excited it’s being released on audio.
    Thanks for reviewing 🙂 good job!