• Love Irresistibly

  • FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 4
  • By: Julie James
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (844 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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Back On Track!

After the dismal previous book, I took a chance and got this one and have no regrets. Brooke Parker is the legal counsel for a restaurant company, and the US attorney needs her help. Being a smart business woman, Brooke agrees to play ball. The chemistry between her and Cade, the US attorney, is undeniable. Of course things don't go as they plan, the twists and turns adds to the fun.
I enjoyed this one, definitely worth a credit.

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OK Book -

What did you like best about Love Irresistibly? What did you like least?

The witty banter in the book is well written and well performed. What I didn't like is the fact that the premise of this series is characters associated with the FBI and the US Attorneys office. The first in the series used the premise well for an excellent Romantic-Suspense. The following 3 editions of this series are pretty much straight contemporary romance with very little, if any, suspense/mystery/action in the plot. A bit boring for my taste.

Would you be willing to try another book from Julie James? Why or why not?

Not sure - she started out strong with a really good romantic suspense - but then it pretty much became straight romance. Several hours of angst and why we can't be together is a drag to me - very predictable storyline and ending.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen White?

Yes - she is very good.

Was Love Irresistibly worth the listening time?

Mixed feelings on that. I can't say it isn't well written and narrated - just a bit boring. I think I am done with the series as it has become what does not interest me - straight contemporary romance.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this author when she added action/suspense in the mix. I'll be looking to see if she does anything like that again in the future.

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My Favorite Romance Series Continues to Deliver

STORY (contemporary romance) - Love Irresistibly continues with all the things I like about this series. The main characters are intelligent and successful, there is an interesting plot going on besides just the romance and there is lots of sassy dialogue! In this book, Cade is a successful US Attorney and Brooke is the corporate attorney for an elite restaurant chain. They are thrown together as part of a criminal investigation Cade is working on, and the clever banter and sarcasm begins...until they start realizing they might actually like each other. There is also a pretty good sub-plot involving Cade's new-found brother, Zack, which Cade didn't realize existed.

There is sex in this book and it's fairly explicit, but it is only a few scenes and they're relatively short. Personally, that's how I like my romance novels -- hot but not a lot!

PERFORMANCE - As always, I enjory Karen White's narrations. Not only does she do a good job, but her natural voice lends itself equally to portraying male and female characters well. No wimpy, nasally Romeo here!

OVERALL - This romance stands alone, though there are "updates" on characters from previous books (like Cameron from Book 1 is now pregnant, etc). If you think you might be interested in all the characters in the series, you need to start with Book 1. There is explicit sex as mentioned above, and there are a few F-words in sexual situations. Nice, easy listen with no violence. Highly recommended for any female who enjoys contemporary romance stories!

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Must Love Wit and Good Humor

Would you listen to Love Irresistibly again? Why?

Frankly, I just started this pre ordered book due to Jordan's story. What great lines. If you are doing anything that requires concentration while listening to this book, you will miss the humor. I have replayed the first 3 chapters as I would miss a good line and have to go back. I am laughing my head off.

Who was your favorite character and why?

too soon to tell, but so far, everyone introduced has a great fun line or lines.

Which character – as performed by Karen White – was your favorite?

Ms White has certainly gotten better with this series. I thought Jordan's brother would be the best story, but I could not get into the swing of it. Listening to Jordan story was fun!! Now this story, and Ms White has got a winner here so far.

Any additional comments?

Enjoy these stories and laugh your head off.

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Hmmmmm...

First, I liked the first 3 books in this series but there has been so much time between them and book 4 I forgot so many of the characters from the past.
Second, I think this lacked ALOT of the depth the previous stories had.
Third, I had been a fan of Karen White but her male character sounded too much like a relative of Thurston Howl III from Giligans Island which tended to detract from the romance of it all.
That being said, it's an ok listen if you re so inclined. I might have liked it more if the male character's voice was a little better. Sorry....

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Ready For Next Installment

Great, entertaining and the performance was well done as well. My only issue is that I wish the author had mentioned the previous characters a little more. But it wasn't there story, so.... No matter, as I noted, I am ready for the next installment. When Ms James?

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Great Humor and Developed Story!

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!

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A repeat favorite <:

This is at least the fifth time I’ve listened to this book, after reading it at least two times before going audible. I love the entire FBI/USA series, and her first two books, as well. Smart, sassy, clever, intelligent, with two perfectly imperfect protagonists, coupled with one of my favorite narrators, all of Ms. James books will have you reaching for the next one. Each FBI/U S Attorney books are stand alones, but I started at the beginning and can recommend doing that.

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Good book...narration not so much

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.


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Great book in the series!

If you could sum up Love Irresistibly in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, funny and touching!

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked when Brooke was strong willed, stood up for herself and what she wanted.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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