Love Irresistibly

Author: Julie James

Publisher: Berkley

Release Date: April 2, 2013

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: PRINT

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Brooke Parker is an absolute professional at her job and it is for that very reason that Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan approaches her about using one of her company’s restaurants as part of a sting operation. He needs evidence of a politician’s misdeeds and he is determined to close this case on the winning side, his side. Brooke is no dummy. As general counsel for a very successful restaurant company that caters for some of the most famous sports stadiums in the United States, she has not gotten this far in her career by letting anyone take advantage of her. Brooke and Cade clash but in the best way possible, leaving them both a little buzzed by the attraction.

Cade and Brooke strike up a casual relationship. Both struggle to keep their feelings laid-back and not messy but that is more difficult than they thought possible. Soon, texting and casual lunches are not enough. Cade has a new relationship in his life and it is leaving him unbalanced so it is Brooke who he turns to. Brooke has a new opportunity in her life herself and like Cade, she does not know what to do. These two need to put all their cards on the table before they lose something truly important.

Julie James is irresistible! If you are not reading her contemporary romances, why not? She is a fabulous writer who showcases her characters strengths and flaws with great panache. Brooke and Cade are my favorite of her couples so far! This book wonderfully encapsulates the balance that men and women struggle with as they work hard to have a successful career, but to also build strong and resonant relationships. And oh yeah, did I mention how sexy this book is? Cade and Brooke play off each other so well and their conversations just snap and sizzle. Even in their quieter moments, these two shine as they learn to communicate with each other. I love a story where the conflicts are interesting and actually contribute to character growth and that is definitely the case with LOVE IRRESISTIBLY. Julie James continues to impress with her vibrant stories. I could not put this book down and was sad when it was over because I did not want to leave these characters. Fortunately, re-reading any Julie James book is a true pleasure and I have already dived back in. LOVE IRRESISTIBLY is a winner from page one. Move over Nora Roberts, there is a new queen of contemporary romance in town.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Sarah W

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