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Review of A Lot Like Love

A Lot Like Love

A Lot Like Love by Julie James is the second book in the FBI/US Attorney series.

The FBI wants her cooperation.

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fund-raiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

Agent McCall just wants her.

As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more.

I have a hard time believing this book was released in 2011, just short of 5 years ago. Normally when you read a book released so long ago, you find a lot of dated details in that yet somehow the author, Julie James has avoided that problem masterfully. Reading this book I truly had no idea how long ago it was released.

If you’ve ever read a Julie James book you know she writes about strong and sassy female leads and this book is no different.

The story revolves around Jordan Rhodes, a socialite with a brother who found himself in a bit of trouble when he got caught hacking twitter. The media nicknamed him the twitter terrorist. The government is willing to spring her brother from prison in return for helping the FBI with another high profile case they are working on.

What’s interesting about this story is that Jordan Rhodes isn’t a female lawyer. In fact it may very well be the only Julie James book that doesn’t have a female lawyer as the heroine.

Overall it’s a great story. I mean Julie James is a great writer, so I wouldn’t expect anything less than perfection with her.




Stacei Fox

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