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)
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 (romance) - A Lot Like Love is another fun romp in this great romance series. I listened out of order (due to sales), so this is my third book. I've loved them all, but About That Night (#3) is my favorite. You don't have to listen to them in order, but I would recommend it if you can. The characters are related either by profession or family so their development continues from book to book, though each book is actually one romance and can stand on its own. This series has it all -- smart characters, clever dialogue, steamy sex and interesting background stories involving big-time FBI investigations. You can't go wrong here.
PERFORMANCE - Nice job. I've heard a few female narrators who perform more masculine male voices, but she does a pretty good job.
OVERALL - If you like hot contemporary romances, start with Book 1 of this series.
I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters - although this was wasn't quite as suspenseful as the first one in this series - I still really enjoyed it very much.
The characters and also I enjoyed learning a bit more about wine industry.
She does a really great job of bringing these characters alive.
Yes and I did just that!
Hope that you get the rest of the series on here!
I tore through this one at an incredible pace, especially considering that whole work day thing and a few hours of dance classes which happened to interrupt my reading...
I loved the leading couple. They each had strong character, and I caught myself laughing aloud in public at their quips and sarcasm. I was a bit on edge the whole time, just waiting for something to go wrong with the investigation, waiting for a shoe to drop... and even felt as if I had predicted how it would... so when it seemed it did I was waiting for the other - and having read some more intense crime books than this I was seriously worried about any potential climactic showdown with bad guys. Without giving spoilers, I was spared the intensity, and the level of the suspense and danger in the climactic scene matched pretty well with the tone of the book (and not as perilous as what Jack and Cameron faced previously, or so it seemed to me).
Anyway, it was fun, to watch them go from antagonistic to fake dating, to a whirlwind romantic weekend. My only issue was that I didn't particularly like the dialogue when they, er, became intimate. I lack appreciation for dirty talk in real life too, but I have not always minded it in fiction... just something about the style here rubbed me the wrong way. *shrugs*
Supporting characters were great too, loved the family members and friends.
Narration was good, fit the tone of the story well, and usually captured their emotions perfectly. The male voices were a bit unsatisfying and indistinguishable. Also had a bit of trouble telling when thoughts were internal or spoken aloud when interspersed with the dialogue, but it was usually denoted afterwards when it was only said in her head.
Very witty and sexy. Fast-paced enjoyable crime-investigating-romance.
A Lot Like Love has a great premise. FBI enlists the help of a billionaires daughter to cause a diversion so the FBI can bug a local business owner believed to be laundering money. In return, they will get her brother out of prison, where he is serving a sentence for hacking into Twitter.
I liked the story and the characters were well drawn, but the narrator did not do justice to the male lead.
I think I would recommend reading this as opposed to listening or, as I did, get the whisper-sync version so you can give the characters the voices you like.
The chemistry was hit or miss, but the realization of love was realistic. Too much background and narrative that wasn't about the characters' relations. Would've appreciated more passion faster in the story. Loved the narrator!
Good character development.
The narrator is great for female voices, but she's quite bad at male voices. She makes them all sound like a pompous John Wayne, and initially I had to focus on enjoyment of the story to get through it. And remember that I had purchased the series, so it's likely that I'll be just as annoyed w/ the remaining two books.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
Yes I would. Unlike the first book this one takes you primarily from the male's perspective. It is a different take on love. When it comes to these two communication seems to be key but neither one seems to know how to do it well.
When Nick sits Jordan down in the back of the cop car and tells her that she screwed up his live and that he is in love with her. Probably one of the most heartfelt moments in the entire book.
Jordan's brother Kyle. To me he seems like the type of guy a girl would be luck to get.
When Nick brought Kyle clothes after he got out of jail. He may be interested in Jordan but he still remembered her brother and the things he may need.
Julia Garwood, but funnier.
I like the pace and the emotion she brings to the characters.
Yes. I would fall asleep listening to it then wake up and start listening to it again.
This series was so great. I finished it and now I feel like I have lost a friend
Audible Addict. My iPod is my security blanket.
Yes, I would. I really enjoyed the series.
Nick, of course. Julie James makes her male characters desirable.
I didn't have favorite character in particular that Karen performed. She performed all characters perfectly. Karen White really brought the book to life, Loved her!
I love when the lead characters first meet.
Great, fun series!
audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.
I preferred this to the first book in the series. I adored this one. Though I am a little over the wine lover background...
Funny and sexy! Karen White is fantastic! I love the Julie James/Karen White combo!!
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