How the heck have I not indulge in her books before? This is just my second Julie James helping and let me tell you, she’s got me addicted! So much so, that I downloaded her A Lot Like Love right away.
The appeal of her work comes from the fact that it’s got substance. Now, I’ve never been a crime-stories-loving kind of girl but her books has just enough of it that it didn’t distract me from the whole point of the story. I mean, let’s face it, this is Romance, people – all the other stuff are just glitters in an otherwise perfectly made Hallmark card. The lady knows what she’s talking about in and out of the courtrooms and daymmmmm in and out of the bedroom…kitchen…stairway…hotel room…elevator…wait. What am I talking about again?
The characters played off each other well. The dialogues were smart, snarky and funny. They didn’t really start all lovey-dovey at first and because there was history, the chapters oozes with UST (Unresolved Sexual Tension). The development of their relationship, though a little fast, was in my opinion, realistic. They went from hate to damn-I-want-to-be-in-your-pants in zero to sixty but goshdarnnit if I were in Cameron’s position…pauses…gulps…I wouldn’t blame her one bit.
Don’t get me wrong, if this is YA, I’d probably called FOUL right away. But since this is an Adult Contemporary Fiction, we all know that this is a different ball game.
Anyway, the seondary characters are made of awesome as well. I love, love, Collin and the night shift CPDs who did surveillance at Cameron’s house.
VERDICT: Sizzling hot, will not disappoint and hey, NO LOVE TRIANGLES! Win.