Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent McCall as her date. But when the mission gets botched, requiring their "relationship" to continue, it starts to feel less like an investigation-and a lot like something else.
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"A smart, sexy read." (Nalini Singh)
Basically the story was good but the reader was so awful I almost stopped listening a number of times. Her interpretation of Nick was so bad it was hard to tolerate him, never mind see him as a romantic figure. He sounded like a stupid thug. When I took the reader's voice out of a conversation, I tried to "hear" Nick a different way that could at least give me a chance to imagine Jordan falling for him. I would totally recommend getting a new reader and offering the book again.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Good although not as good as the first book, the danger from the first book was missing. As a romance though it is a good story and I liked the characters even if the whole wine thing was a little much for me. I was kinda hoping we would see more of Nick's mother. I think the author could have had a lot of humorous moments with her. Although this book is part of a series you can easily read it as a stand alone book. I do get tired of books were everybody has money, this book is no exception although not as obnoxious as others I have read. Narrator does mostly a good job, but she doesn't always do the accents for the characters.
I will recommend this book and others by Julie James. She writes sound stories with a smart funny hand.
All Karen White 's performances are just ok. She seems to do better if I enjoy the book, oddly enough.
When Nick realizes he loves Jordan, or when he calls his mother about her...actually there are too many and all different points pop in my head. So pretty much the whole book.
This is the second book in the series and I listened to this one first and immediately purchased the first one. I cannot wait to buy the third, even though the reviews are iffy I'm still going to purchase.
All business but contemporary fun!
It was a fun read. The male character could have been a bit more multi-dimensional but overall it still worked. The first book was a tad better. Will still try the next one in the series.
This is the second book of the series and I think I liked it a little better than the first, although I did love both of them. I liked Nick and Jordan, a lot. Really liked Huxley. Loved the storyline and really liked that there was just enough sex to make it interesting. Love how the author can write a drama and have some good laugh-out-loud moments.
As to the narrator: With the other book she did a wonderful job. However, it took me a while to use to Nick's voice because she gave him a terrible Brooklyn accent and it just didn't sound right. But I did get used to it and, eventually, it was just OK. I hope she doesn't do that again in any of the other books.
On to book 3 now!! (Which I've already started but didn't get that far since I started it at 2:30 this morning, right after I finished A lot Like Love.)
Another great Julie James book - well-written with interesting characters. I found the narration annoying and almost considered stopping several times to move to print. Spotty accents, the enunciation makes the characters all sound bored or snobby beyond belief.
A Lot Like Love, book 2 in the FBI-US Attorney Series, is a lot of fun! Like book 1, you won't want to put this one down. I thought it wasn't as high tempo as book 1; it didn't have as many action-packed scenes. But the love story was more in depth...more interesting. If you haven't read book 1, don't worry. So far, this isn't the type of series that builds on previous stories. The previous characters only make cameo appearances. One of the things I loved about this book was Nick's perspective. He continually thinks about what he would do or think if he was "one of those sensitive types" without acknowledging that he actually is. And let's face it, what girl doesn't like a tough guy with a sensitive side?
I also love that in books 1 & 2, James has written about intelligent, successful women who waited to meet the right person. Jordan is not one of the silly, overly emotional women romance writers often create. She's a woman you can actually root for and identify with.
Karen White did a great job as narrator. I especially enjoyed her delivery of the more sarcastic/funny lines. And her depiction of Nick was spot-on.
P.S. The dynamic between Jordan and her twin brother Kyle was both funny and endearing.
I just loved the story and Karen White does a great job!
i have only listen to karen white in this series
I love this series and just recenty found it and this genre of books and i dont know what to listen to next
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