Saturday, September 3, 2011

Something About You by Julie James

Fate has thrown two sworn enemies…
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 in bloodshed. 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 nearly ruining his career…

…into each other’s arms
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…

This is another book where despite all the good reviews I couldn't get past the back description! As much as I love contemporary romance but I didn't want to read another story with an alphole - I hate them and end up hating the women who fall in love with them. It's a vicious cycle of hate I tell you, and it's not fun whatsoever.

Luckily this book only has the slightest amount of  Jack being not so nice, both because they clear up the confusion that caused the problem in the first place and because Jack works on being as professional and polite as possible. Which knocks him up the good ladder, because even when he doesn't want to like Cam he tries to be civil, resulting in a book that's more enjoyable for me to read. 

And as I'm sure you've heard others say, this is a great book and I'm very excited to read others by Julie James. She has smart dialogue, funny supporting characters, and a good mix of romance and action. There's build-up before Cam and Jack actually find themselves in bed and it just makes their relationship seem all the more real. There's a murder investigation going on, a misunderstanding to work through - a lot of drama that needs to be cleared before they can comfortably release some hormones, lol, and I loved it. I cannot recommend it enough as a heart-warming romance that left me with a smile on my face.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up.

Series - None  (? - A Lot Like Love could be #2)