07 April 2013

Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney #4)


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.


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 . . .

My Review

I have always loved Julie James' FBI/US Attorney series and the fourth installment, Love Irresistibly did not disappoint.

I like how Ms. James writes her heroines. They are not Mary Sues (thank God!). They are smart, funny and driven woman with just enough vulnerability to make them relatable. Not all of us are as beautiful or as successful as Brooke Parker but her struggle to balance her work and personal life is something that most women relate to. I really think Ms. James struck a chord with me on that one.

Cade Morgan, the hero for this installment was a revelation to me. He was introduced in the previous books but I never really warmed up to him until now. I loved his back story and his interaction with his half-brother Zach.

Of course, there were moments in the book where I wanted to smack Cade and Brooke for being so deaf and blind about their feelings for each other but I reckon that's what made this book work interesting. And I got to admit that their "non-relationship" was really hot. Steamy hot.

There are also plenty of interesting secondary characters in this book, namely Vaughn, Ford and Huxley, which I'm hoping to see more of in the future preferably as main characters. You got that, Ms. James? I want a Vaughn, a Ford and a Huxley book in the near future -- very near future, say in the next six months. Say yes, Ms. James, please?

Anyway, whatever Ms. James decides to write in the future, I'm pretty sure it's going to be good.

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.

After loosing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store for her next. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tenancies-to make her an offer she can't refuse.

My Review

I really liked this one. No angst, which I really liked but plenty of humor. The main character, Janie Morris is funny as hell. She sprouts this random facts when she's nervous and her knitting group just cracks me up so much I wanted my own knitting group too.

The one other great thing about this book too is, of course, Mr. Quinn "McHotpants" Sullivan. He is, of course, the object of Janie's fevered fantasies. I loved the banter between them and those moments are really funny in my opinion.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading Neanderthal Seeks Human and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for some fun, lighthearted romance.