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)
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 - This book has likeable, strong, smart lead characters. The plot has an interesting legal aspect which makes the background story interesting, and the way the characters meet and continue their romance is clever and romantic. They have serious chemistry for each other, which culminates in a couple pretty detailed, steamy episodes in the bedroom. The computer hacking element is a hoot, and so is some of the banter between the characters. My favorite is "Like Bambi taking his first steps"..... it's priceless! I wouldn't change anything about this story. It has everything you could hope for in a romantic novel.
Narrator - Good job. She does mispronounce a couple words, but it doesn't detract from the story. The male voice she gives Kyle is okay (it doesn't sound adolescent or nasally), but some female readers can do much better men.
Overall - If you like contemporary romance, you will probably love this book.
Smart, hilarious, banter!
He pitches to Twitter for consulting business.
She makes the banter perfect.
AUSA vs. Twitter terrorist.
Julie James is a comic genius.
Kyle Rhodes - he was just a cool character. Had some really funny lines.
Although I enjoyed this book - I am disappointed that the second and third installments in this series had very little if any real action or suspense in them. The first book was the perfect balance of that and what I anticipated in the second and third books. The second had some action/suspense, but still nothing like the first one. This one - to me - was a straight contemporary romance. So - it makes the series a bit out of balance as far as theme goes. You think if the books is built around FBI/U.S. Attorneys offices that their will be a meaty action/suspense story line in each installment. But sadly - not so much.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
I would. This is a book that can speak to any number of people. Rylann and Kyle were willing to fight for love and each other even when it would be easier to be apart.
Kyle. I don't know what it is but I think that if there was a real life Kyle Rhodes I would seek him out.
The personality of each character as described by Julie James. She brought life and emotion to the characters.
Yes. I managed to do so and then go to class the next day. It is a book worth sitting through. Putting it down would just be doing it a disservice.
Right up there with my favorite, The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
Can't wait until April for the fourth book in the series
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed the storyline. It was enough different to make it interesting. It's a light read. I recommend the book. However,...narration is so personal. Readers I love others criticize. I cannot figure out what I didn't like about this narrator but I couldn't listen more than 30 min or so...she just lost me. I found my mind wandering. I had to back up on this book so many times, finally just went all the way through. Her voice is not annoying...something in the voice pattern I think. Hope you don't have that problem.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
The first two books in this series was great. This one however, lacked action, no FBI involvement, and a sappy uninspired love story, that was really boring. I gave the story 2 stars because that is about all it deserves. The story is Kyle Rhodes continuation after his sister gets him out of prison, we get more back story on his and his sisters life, that I could have done without, and Rylann the district attorney who comes on scene just in time for his new sentencing after making an agreement with the FBI in the previous book. This book left a lot to be desired, the whole story was totally off, uninteresting, and no action at all. There wasn't anything in this book to keep my interest and I barely finished it.
This story is romance from beginning to end. You start off thinking come on Kyle really big boy just because a girl dumps you. But then he grows on you and yes he does charm you. And then you can see the deli mina Rylann has to face. But through it all if you are a romantic you’ll find yourself cheering for them. I like the story.
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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