Saturday, January 08, 2011
Something About You by Julie James
Pub. Date: March 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Mass Market Paperback , 336pp
Fate has thrown two sworn enemies...
Of all the hotel room 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...
..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...
Three years ago Attorney Cameron had a chance to charges against Roberto Martino's organization, the same case that Jack Pallas was working on for nearly two years and was finally able put Martino in jail from all the evidence information that he had gather after going undercover. However Cameron's boss decided to not file for the charges. Which upset Jack because he felt that two years of his hard work on the case are going down the drain. His famous outburst comments went through national news world wide, and cause him to be transferred out of Chicago to Nebraska
Jack meet Cameron again after he is assigned to the high profile homicide case. A video tape show U.S. Senator involved in a sexual contact with a call girl, the victim. And Cameron happen to be the eye witness to the crime. And although she didn't see the murderer's face, the FBI didn't want to put her life to risk. So she was put in protection 7/24 a day with Jack following her every wake. Jack and Cameron wasn't thrilled to see each other again since he still believe that she is the one responsible for his transferred out of Chicago and she didn't want him to find out the truth of his transferred. But they are willing to put their past different aside and try to help each other to solve the case. Soon they couldn't denied their attraction to each other and chemistry that is so strong that they fight it every step of the way.
My thoughts --
First I want to say how much I love the cover! handsome,Sexy and beautiful! I didn't find anything to dislike about the characters. I thought that Cameron was strong, smart, reasonable, likable and doesn't try to run people job. Most of the time I run into TSTL heroines in other books, but Cameron sure isn't that. I like that Jack was three dimensional guy. He was stubborn and arrogant but protective. He was drool worthy but not so perfect. He is sexy in the way he reacted around Cameron, which made him hot! There so many things to like about him, that I can't help but want to squeeze him, hug him and love him.
Most of the times when I read a book where the heroine and hero had their first sexual intense contact, it always happen too early, too late or right on times. I've always said that I wish that they try to built up their attraction and relationship first before they do the actual sexual scene. Sometime that work and other time -- it doesn't. Sometime I want it early and other times I want it to be slow. I admit at first I was going bananas, just waiting for it to happen. Each time they built it up a little and then stopped. But when it finally did happen, I thought it was done very well. Very romantic, sensual, sexy and emotionally loving. It was all worth the wait :)
The readers wasn't left wondering about the villain but to watch Jack and Cameron trying to figure out the case. The villain was greedy, selfish but not too evil. But once the case was solved it end the book satisfied for me.
I would love to know more about Agent Wilkins and hope he get his own story. I also love that we got more of Collin and Army too.
I did enjoy this book. It's sorta different than the first two books Just the Sexiest Man Alive and Practice Make Perfects because the first two were more contemporary romance. And while this book has it too, it also has a suspense subplot add to it. But it still witty, delightful, sexy, enjoyable and 'laugh out loud' moments. I find myself laughing and smiling lot of times on different scenes. Julie James' never miss that trademark! I love her writing and those delightful characters we love. I like that James' books always had strong, smart and likable heroines. Love Julie James' books. You can't go wrong with her books. Pick this up!
Grade 4 1/2 stars
P.S. This is not one of my older pending book reviews. I recently just read it this year :)