Review: Love Irresistibly, by Julie James
Title: Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney)
Author(s): Julie James
Rating: 5 stars
HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS…
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.
AND WHAT HE WANTS IS HER
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. . .
I’ve made no secret of my love for Julie James, and Love Irresistibly, despite its awkward title, was no different. Seeing Cade Morgan, who we got to know in Something About You, is the acting Attorney General / former football star hero of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed the peak into his head as he opens himself up to the relationships (romantic and non-romantic) that present themselves.
Brook Parker was an excellently-written career woman, and I enjoyed exploring the world of corporate lawyers (vs. the trial lawyers and US Attorneys we’re generally used to seeing in fiction). Brooke’s struggle between the career she (and her family) worked so hard for over a new relationship was absolutely believable, and I actually found myself a little nervous about how it would end up. (Some Goodreads reviewers point out that a lot of James’ heroines fall into the same mold of smart sassy gorgeous power lawyers, but it’s a mold that works for me so I’m not going to complain.)
The slow morph from NSA sex to a real relationship between these two characters was extremely satisfying. My only complaint about the story would be early wrap-up of the initial case that brought the two of them together, as I like a bit more
to my books. All-in-all, I enjoyed it. 5 stars.
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