Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she's stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she's still wildly attracted to him.
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn't thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case - but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can't say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn't mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won't give up on something he wants - and what he wants is the one woman he's never forgotten....
©2012 Julie James (P)2012 Tantor
"One of contemporary romance's superstars." (San Francisco Book Review)
Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
Well executed but predictable story; straight-forward, single threaded plot, watered-down legal situations. I don't regret using a credit, but I won't go out of my way recommending this one to my friends.
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Julie James has a wonderful talent for creating strong female characters who have interesting lives, rather than boring wimps who are waiting for a man to fulfill them.
Kyle was smart, funny, caring and nonviolent, the perfect male romantic hero. His relationship with an assertive & talented US Attorney was entertaining & engrossing.
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An okay book if you are looking for only a contemporary romance. I think the first book was the best of the series and I probably wouldn't have read this one because the second book was just okay too, but I had bought it with the buy two get one free special so I went ahead and listened to it. This book didn't have anything that really kept me interested, it needed more action or intrigue. I also have a problem with books where the hero is a handsome billionaire playboy, it is just too easy for the author to make a character like that. Not to mention how boring the heroine is with her 12 year plan, if it wasn't for her snarkiness I would have given up on her. It wasn't bad just not great and so this will be the end of the line for me with this series. I did enjoy the narrator though she has a pleasant voice.
All business but contemporary fun!
Kyle Rhoads is entertaining and somewhat childish when he gets in his brooding mood, but sexy and sweet at the same time. The story starts with both of the characters in college, when they first met for just one night and then they met many years later randomly. Overall cute story.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
I listened to this series out of order, this was my first book...a mistake for me as I almost did not buy another from this author. Jordan's story, sister to our hero, was much better for me than this one. Then I purchased all the other 6 and I am hooked! They are all a great listen. I am now going to have to re listen to this book to truly get what I missed the first time.
I do not believe in listening to a series from the start if they are fully developed. I select a new start based on the outline. I liked the outline, but I really did not get the full enjoyment out of this story so I am going to re listen. Start with jordan story or the first book to get the
full swing of Ms James humor.
I am now a total fan of Ms White's reading....I have purchased at least 25 books that she reads, since I first purchased this book. See my other reviews on this series
No as this was my least fave of the series.
Yes. I would recommend this book as a good love story.
The shirt in a shoebox.
No, but now I will.
Okay, I am loving this series. I think what I love most about this book, and the series as a whole, is that the author creates couples that are truly good matches. Rylann is a smart & successful U.S. Attorney who is deeply passionate about her job. Kyle ends up being much more than just a billionaire heir. By the time they finally get together he is a self-made man ready to embark on a new & exciting business venture.
Compared to the previous two books, this one had fewer action scenes. Instead James seems to focus more on the emotional/psychological. One interesting, and in my opinion good, difference was that Rylann & Kyle continually reminisced about their past. James uses these memories to explain how they first met, the reasons their other serious relationships didn't work out, and how they've changed from the people they were when they first met nine years ago.
Karen White continues to do a good job as narrator. I say "good" instead of "excellent" because she has a certain style of reading that some people may not enjoy...a kind of rhythmic pattern. But I think that once you get accustomed to her voice you won't notice this pattern as much.
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