Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation - the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand - and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.
©2010 Julie James (P)2012 Tantor
"James has a knack for writing those perfect-for-a-day-at-the-beach [listens]." (Book Binge)
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Something About You is a sexy romance story commingled with an FBI investigation. Due to animosity between Jack and Cameron, the romance moves slowly in the beginning but kicks into high gear by the end. The murder investigation has a lot going on, too, so there's more than just the romance to keep things interesting.
I previously listened to Book 3 in this series, titled "About That Night," which is my #1 favorite romance novel to date. This book is almost as good but not quite. I love this series because I like contemporary romances with smart, sexy, witty characters and also the legal/FBI aspect that is the background for the series. Julie James writes only a couple of steamy scenes into her books, which is just the right amount, in my opinion. The books stand alone so they can be read out of order, but Book 3 (which I read first) had some minor references to Cameron and Jack that were supposed to be updates but meant nothing to me because I hadn't heard their story (It's not a big deal, though).
PERFORMANCE - I wish Karen White would narrate more romance novels. Her natural voice is low enough to actually sound decent when she does a man's voice. I hate it when the couple is getting amorous and Romeo sounds like a wimp!
OVERALL - (Precise rating 4.5) Highly recommended as long as you like or are not offended by hot scenes and a moderate amount of cursing.
Nothing like a handsome strong fearsome FBI agent and tough sexy US attorney go at each other and tackling a strange mystery that puts them both in danger. This is a fun listen not too intense but just enough action to keep you guessing. Karen White does a good job with the narration. It is a good kick off for this series. Remember this a romance series not an erotic tale. So if you want more of a sexual jaunt this story probably won’t satisfy you. But for light romantic tale with a bit of intrigue this should work. Predictable yes but worth the credit for me yes. If you don’t have a credit get it when it goes on sale
This was my first Julie James book. I enjoyed the story though I did think it started off a little slow. Enjoyed the two main characters and also the supporting characters. Found myself rooting for them and I wouldn't mind meeting a Jack Palace in person! :)
The narration left a bit to be desired. It wasn't bad enough that I couldn't listen to it but almost. It was impossible for me to loose myself in the story telling because of the narrators constant choppy reading. She emphasizes stops. Almost like reading an old time telegram (or at least how they do it on tv). All her characters do the stopping thing. Her voice isn't bad but the stops really took away from the story for me.
Yes. Its a great listen. Loved the story n the characters. Its funny, made me laugh.
They all r great characters. Karen White did a super great job on all the voices.
The narration of this story made it such an easy read. A bad narration can completely ruin a good story, or in this case, a great narration can make you feel like you're hearing this story as if it really happened and the storyteller is eager to tell you all the important details. Karen White did well.
Yes. I brought it as part of a "special deal" and I love it. I really enjoy series and this book is a perfect start. Both characters are strong people. The woman is smart and doesn't need a "man" to complete her. I'm excited to start reading the series.
The characters and story line. She did a great job on back story's plot. And also on how they get together.
When she confesses who actually got him sent to another state and his reaction.
Not really. Just enjoyable.
Already started the 2nd book. If it's as good as this one, I will buy the rest of the series.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: Contemporary, Chicago
Genre: Romantic suspense
Loved the characters and their history is a good background. They were just getting into an I'm-interested-in-you-in-a-romantic way point in a working relationship when Assistant US Attorney General for Illinois Cameron Lynde did something that caused FBI agent Jack Pallas to go off about her on national TV. The budding mutual interest died on the vine with Jack's anger/hatred and his transfer to Nebraska (can you say hinterlands?). Fast forward 3 years and Jack is back in Chicago and his first case, the murder of an escort associated with a US Senator, involves Cameron as a material witness. The suspense fuels the romance which, in turn, amps the suspense. This is a great combination of likable characters and interesting plot with Karen White's excellent narration. She does both male and female characters well, and she doesn't skimp in the secondary people.
This was worth the credit and time I spent.
I really didn't know whether or not I'd like this book. It had great reviews but I was a little wary since this is not my usual genre. Needless to say, I'm so glad I took the chance. I absolutely loved every minute of this book. Loved Jack and Cameron. Loved Dillon. And I just hated Cameron's boss (not mentioning any names here), such a creep. Hated the bad guy, too. And I just loved the laugh out loud moments. Great sexual tension and nice, nice, nice sex. I can certainly see myself buying all the books in this series.
As to the narrator: She did a wonderful job. She had the perfect voice for this book. I would definitely listen to her again and again.
Honestly, I just loved this book. It wasn't fanciful drivel, there were high stakes, and there was genuine emotion and not the whole "We kissed once and now I'm going to marry him!" stuff that seems to be so prevalent in this genre. The only thing I felt was unbelievable was how long it took her to come clean. I'm definitely a new fan of the series.
This book came alive by the narrator. Reading it would have been good, but listening to it was great.
All of the characters were well developed and likeable. The author's style reminded me of Suzanne Brockmann, whom I LOVE!
She was able to depict men as well as women effortlessly. Sometimes you have to get use to a narrator, or they will have trouble with one gender or the other. Karen White was the reason this book got 5 stars and not 4. I will now check out other books she has narrated.
Yes, I loved spending time with these characters. It all came together for me in this book.
I really like the sense of humor in the book. These were not one dimensional characters. I could see where the author could write a story about each one, and I would like that. Truly an enjoyable listen!!
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