Series: FBI/US Attorney

A Very Modern Romance in Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Posted September 9, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 9 Comments

A Very Modern Romance in Love Irresistibly by Julie JamesLove Irresistibly by Julie James
Series: FBI/US Attorney #4
Published by Berkley on April 2, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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four-half-stars

HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS…

A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.

AND WHAT HE WANTS IS HER

A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney’s office—even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there’s a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees—until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love…

Snagged at the Library!

Quick summary
Assistant US Attorney Cade Morgan meets Brooke Parker, general counsel for a restaurant company, when he needs to set up a sting at one of her dining locales. Though there’s obviously an attraction, her past relationships haven’t survived the rigors of her career and he never has progressed beyond casual.

 

Story dynamics
Though there’s an element of suspense centered around the sting, it’s minor as the real issues are focused on Cade and Brooke’s relationship. It takes a while for the two of them to even admit they were in one. Their friends figured it out before they did. She’s smart, driven and operating in a male-dominated arena so she’s a challenge for Cade. He’s attractive, successful but his normal “Barbie” date allows him to get away with keeping it casual.

 

What really works
Brooke and Cade’s relationship is honest, sexy and steamy. It evolves in spite of the two of them, developing slowly and naturally, which is one of the highlights of the story. Both of them are multi-dimensional characters with lots to like about them individually and as an unconventional couple. Their banter is clever, fresh and fun. When serious challenges arise for both of them, the impact on the two are handled realistically and emotionally. Their reactions will hook you emotionally.

 

The bottom line
I’m a big fan of this series even though it morphed from romantic suspense to contemporary romance with light elements of suspense. The stories are always well written with carefully designed characters who are incredibly interesting. This one is one of my favorites because of the dialogue, the depths of the characters and the relationship conflicts that ring true and relevant. I breezed through this story and was sorry to reach the end.

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.


When the Guy Passes 34 Check Point List. It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

When the Guy Passes 34 Check Point List. It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

Posted June 3, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

First Thought It Happened One Wedding is my first Julie James novel and after finishing I MUST go back and listen to the other books in the series. Why I started with #5 I’m very OCD about reading a series in order. So WHY did I start with book 5 in the FBI/US Attorney?! I received a box of audio books I requested from Tantor for review and there was a copy of It Happened One Wedding in the box in the place of one I requested. It was a happy mistake. I have the audio of book 1, Something About You on my iPhone but I knew I would not have time to listen to the whole series before I could listen to Happened. So I […]


Review: About That Night by Julie James

Review: About That Night by Julie James

Posted July 17, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  Rylann Pierce and Kyle Rhodes had an encounter in Champaigne, Illinois nine years ago when she was a law school student and he was completing his graduate work. Circumstances interrupted what might have been and now they find themselves together again but this time in court to handle his request to reduce his sentence to time served. She’s now an assistant US attorney working out of the Chicago office and he’s trying to pick up the pieces of his life after having served four months in prison for hacking into Twitter and shutting it down for two days.I enjoyed Kyle’s relationship with his sister Jordan in A Lot Like Love and he doesn’t disappoint here. He’s interesting, clever and extremely appealing (looks like Sawyer […]


Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Posted June 14, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Nick McCall is an FBI Special Agent who has spent the last six years working undercover. The Roberto Martino case has led to another potential suspect who has laundered money for Martino’s organization. Jordan Rhodes owns a wine business, is the daughter of a billionaire and the twin of man who is now in prison for computer hacking. She’s been invited to the suspect’s gala event and is the FBI’s ticket to gaining entry to his establishment to place listening devices. I really enjoyed this story, primarily because of the characters. Nick is given more dimension through his interactions with his family, providing another perspective of the hard-edged G-man. Jordan is interesting, witty and self-confident without being arrogant. She’s quick and the dialogue with Nick […]


Review: Something About You by Julie James

Review: Something About You by Julie James

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

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 […]