I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Thing About Love by Julie James
Series: FBI/US Attorney #7
Narrator: Karen White
Published by Tantor Audio on April 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 12 hours, 17 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
For both of them, being paired with a former rival couldn't come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they'll have to find a way to work together-a task that becomes even trickier when they're forced to hole up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot more complicated . . .
Jennifer read and reviewed this book earlier. Here’s mine of the audio version and how it connects with the series.
FBI Special Agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have an interesting history. They attended the academy together and competed against each other full out. Both graduated with not so great opinions of each other. Now, six years later they find themselves in the same Chicago office assigned to the same high profile undercover case in Jacksonville. They’re both professionals so of course they’re going to make it work…right:)
This isn’t one of those stories with lots of action and pivotal moments. It is, however, a wonderfully developed story about these two characters. We begin with John and then transition to Jessica’s point of view. I loved watching from the sidelines as these two slowly discovered what we already know…that they are two highly skilled and admirable people who’ve experienced hard knocks in the area of relationships. They come from close-knit families, are well adjusted and are kinda perfect for each other.
I liked how the story meandered getting to its conclusion. When you really like the main characters and their interactions with each other, it’s just fun waiting to see it work out. Jessica’s well respected as is John and their constant need to compete with each other make for some entertaining moments. I liked her spirit, his grit and their relationship. The narrator really nails the personality of them both and I enjoyed listening to the story.
Despite it not being formally connected to the FBI/US Attorney series on Goodreads (which I love), it is #7 as there are characters from the series showing up here. Just be advised. Yes, it stands alone well but for you purists out there, that’s the order.
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