A former football star and one of Chicago's top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker's help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator's table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate-and he's not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.
A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney's office-even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there's a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees - until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love.
©2013 Julie James (P)2013 Tantor
All business but contemporary fun!
This is one of the author's more intricate stories surrounding the Assistant US attorney and a legal counsel. They meet during an investigation when Cade seeks Brooke's help. Sparks fly instantly and burn the characters defenses as the story unfolds. There is the side story of Cade's father and his abandonment issues that show up in a few places but without making the story heavy. A great book for an quick, fun and easy read.
I enjoy Karen White's narration. The banter between characters is well written.
The scene on the plane when Brooke was on her way to Charlotte was funny and significant to the plot.
Ford, her " best friend with a penis" and his two buddies really added to the story.
I enjoyed it.
I liked the story and the characters. It is one I recommend, but I have to say her first book in the series is so far the best.
Maybe I got spoiled reading Julie James' other books, but this one was just not as good as her previous books. The characters were very likable, but very predictable. The younger half brother wasn't in my opinion a believable or realistic character. Overall this is a pleasant read, but her prior books are a much better bet.
I love that story is has romance, fantastic humor, James' trademark snappy dialogue and a touching story of abandonment, forgiveness and new beginnings. I love how James keeps the prior stories connected and give updates on what's happening with her books previous characters!
Blue Moon Reviews
I know I'm an outlier in my dislike of Karen White's narration but you have to give me credit for trying..giving her many, many tries. Let me explain. In this series, every single hero sounds exactly like every other hero (and his buddies, colleagues, and bartenders). Acceptable, but certainly a far less skilled performance than I'd expect from a voice artist of Ms White's experience and repertoire.
A lot of (not so famous) female narrators do men's voices badly so that's somewhat forgivable. But it's the sound of her women that makes me grind my teeth into tiny nubs. It's bad enough that all women in Karen White World sound just alike, but do they really have to sound so uninspired, so sing-song-y bloody awful? At best bored and annoyed, at worst snobby and elitist. And the martyrlike sighs. Oh please..the deep, soulful sighs.
I've enjoyed reading this series, but no more listening. No matter how tempting the whispersync deal.
Well it's 2014 & since 2010 I've listened to over 600 books - I'm a confectionary artist of Just Get Baked & audible helps my every day!
Although this one didn't have as much action from bad guys as the others-it was by no means a downer in the series! Great chapter for a character that was possibly frowned upon in the last book - a simply must to continue!
This book ranks up at the top of the audiobooks that I have listened to. This particular book in this series ranks the highest in my opinion. The story just grips you. I have listened to this audiobook several times and it still gets me. This book is very well written. I love how this story covers deep emotions ranging from life long friendships that were forged from childhood to overcoming hardships and discovering happiness in life.
This book is so well written it will make you laugh and cry.
She's an heiress, he's a top notch lawyer. She helps in a sting operation thinking her man is a total jerk when suddenly things change. Ah love!! His brains and some gorgeous muscle mass makes her change her mind about him. Her wit and gorgeous legs seal the deal for him. Love Julie James stories. Wish there were more!!
The way Cole n Brook r wit each other.
When they finally realized they were both in luv wit the other.
Sound to the voices. She did a really great job.
This is a great funny romance book. A few sex part not overloaded. But the way the 2 main characters act wit each other. I luv the whole series.
Julie James' fourth installment in the FBI-US Attorney Series does not fail. I absolutely LOVED this book. It's full of witty one-liners, and funny conversations. Like the previous three books, the storyline not only builds on what's going on in the characters life then, but also on their memories of important, life-changing events of the past. Unlike books 1 & 2, there is no crazy scenario where any of the characters are in immediate danger. Instead, the suspense relies mostly on what's going on Cade and Brooke's personal lives. As usual, both the male and female protagonists are intelligent and successful. Brooke is striving for balance in her personal life while Cade is essentially trying to find balance in his personal life.
Note: Although this is a series, it doesn't really build on the previous installments. Previous characters only make cameo appearances & their stories are barely a part of this one. Still, if you enjoy this book I highly recommend going back and buying the previous books. You won't be disappointed.
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