Review: Something About You by Julie James

Publication Date: March 2nd, 2010
Berkley
Format: Hardcover, 268 pages
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
SUMMARY
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 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.

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.

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.

  • Jo

    Hm, yeap. Sounds like something for me. *adds to looooooooooong list of 'Joy tricked me into reading this'. <3

  • I love that the story, aside from being suspenful and really romantic (and steaming hot, I suppose), also has well-developed secondary characters. Sometimes, they seem rushed and unfinished in romance books.
    Great review, Joy!

  • Sizzling hot, will not disappoint and hey, NO LOVE TRIANGLES! Win. /// i'm in

    gr8 review joy