Julie James - A Lot Like Love. Home · Julie James Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter. Read more · James Patrick Kelly - Think Like a Dinosaur. Chicago's top undercover agent, Nick McCall teams up with wine store owner Jordan Rhodes to catch a mob money launderer in Julie James' A Lot Like Love. A Lot like Love book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ISBN: updated version found hereThe FBI wants he.
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Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent. An FBI agent and an heiress have to get up close and personal on an undercover assignment in this thrilling romance from the author of The Thing About Love. A Lot Like Love (Berkley Sensation) [Julie James] on computerescue.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An FBI agent and an heiress have to get up close and.
But whatever. If you are in the mood for a light, entertaining romance, this one will do you right. Just don't come in expecting to be blown away or anything. Maybe I'll pick up another Julie James in the future and maybe I won't I'm just glad I got this one cheap. View all 18 comments. A Lot Like Love is the first book I've read by this author, Julie James and I am definitely going to be reading more of her books in the future.
This was such a fabulous contemporary love story with a bit of suspense thrown in There were so many things I liked about this story The two main characters Sexy, yes A Lot Like Love is the first book I've read by this author, Julie James and I am definitely going to be reading more of her books in the future. Sexy, yes!! Alpha, yes!! But not an overbearing ass. I adored him Heiress and Businesswoman Jordan Rhodes Not some neurotic and spoilt heiress but a funny, independent, hardworking, caring and down to earth person I liked seeing their relationship and sexual tension building up and the chemistry was potent The dialogue is fun and witty No thanks.
Because wine means the responsible part of the day is over. I especially loved Jordan's brother, Kyle Can't wait to read his own book!!
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The writing is so good Fun plot Loved reading the parts about wine and the vineyards that Jordan and Nick visit in Napa Valley When tasting a wine, as opposed to casual drinking, there are four basic steps you need to remember: I am definitely going to be checking out more books by Julie James.
But opposites definitely attract, and when Nick and Jordan are forced to spend more time together masquerading as a couple, fighting their combustible chemistry and drawing the line between lies and love becomes impossible.
And who knew that wine could be so damn sexy?! As in balls-out, head-over-heels, watching-Dancing-with-the-Stars-on Monday-nights, wine-and-bubble-bath kind of love. View all 34 comments. May 17, Pamela rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense and witty contemporary romance; readers who are stuck on planes.
The woman who sat in front of me on my flight from Detroit to Denver is very lucky I had this book loaded on my Kindle. I loved the story, and it distracted me from the misery of having a seat back rammed against my knees for three hours. You know the book has got to be good. Rhodes isn't a prissy heiress whose biggest worries are ruining her manicure or being seen with the r The woman who sat in front of me on my flight from Detroit to Denver is very lucky I had this book loaded on my Kindle.
Rhodes isn't a prissy heiress whose biggest worries are ruining her manicure or being seen with the right people; she's a solid person who's down to earth and who has worked to build her own successes in life. She owns an upscale wine store — can they actually serve wine in a wine store in Illinois? Her social circle includes someone the FBI would like to know more about.
Nick McCall makes Jordan an offer she can't refuse to win her cooperation in helping him establish covert surveillance — i. And thus Jordan and McCall are forced to deal with one another.
So, I have to ask myself whether deep in her heart, the attorney side of Ms. James has a hankering for suspense.
James writes contemporary romance, but both books I've read would satisfy fans of romantic suspense, as well. This is the first non-attorney heroine that James has written, and I have to give her props for doing that.
It would be like me writing romantic suspense novel without a journalist heroine, something I haven't been brave enough to do yet. I think she does a splendid job of it, clearly having done her research into wine. I found myself wanting to write down tips, which I KNOW other readers have done, as the most frequent highlights in the Kindle version involved the various steps of wine tasting. So James is helping to launch a new cadre of oinophiles, which is all to the good. Romantic fiction and wine go well together — almost as well as romance and wine.
I found myself giggling out loud at some points, which no one heard because planes are so noisy. I felt the characters were believable and endearing, including secondary characters, and I enjoyed seeing Cameron and Jack again. I got a real kick out of Nick's relationship with his long-suffering mother. Also, I found the sex scenes very hot and fun to read. That's important. And I'm just so grateful to James for writing this book because otherwise I probably would have gotten thrown off my flight by TSA for yelling at the person in front of me.
I need to go back now and read her first two titles. View all 14 comments.
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The blurb was very interesting and I began immediately with this love story, believing it will be action packed, because, duuuh, FBI and stuf.. It was not as predicted, but I liked it.. It was funny and had a lot of steamy moments, with a great chemistry between the characters. To make a summary, Nick is an FBI agent, specialized in undercover operations. When he is offered the chance to take down a money launderer, he takes it without blinking. All his life he was the best in the field, always delivering excelent results and making his superiors proud.
Nick needs help from Jordan to infiltrate him in the world of the notorious money launderer and in exchange, he will help her brother which is imprisoned get a milder sentence.
Jordan was amazing as a heroine, I loved her sassy ways and her confidence.
She has an excelent wine business and her passion for his industry made her well known at the top of the chain. When Nick makes her that proposal, she agrees to help in order to save her brother. Their mission will be to attend a wine party organized by their target and manage to give Nick time to bug the place to gain info.
Of course complications will arise and the two of them will have a lot of time to spend together, that will gradually became something bigger and more powerful. They were very funny together, with a lot of good dialogues, that manage to catch the essence of this couple. They are very much alike, stubborn and passionate about their jobs, but also kind of proud and would never give in first in an argument.
Why only 3. I wanted something else… Beginning with the characters and ending with the plot. Their relationship should have been more explored and I wanted to see them in various circumstances.. It felt kind of short and shallow in some parts of the book.
And as for the plot, it was very researched and well written, but predictable. If you want something cute and uncomplicated, this is surely for you: For more reviews please check https: View 2 comments. She writes such fun characters. Although the suspense side seems less and less as the series goes on, this one had good suspense. I think what was missing was I was already spoilt by Jack and Vaughn. Jordan was just an okay heroine.
Also there was too much wine talk. Book 1 and book 5 are my favourites. The fact that I read all 5 books in the series almost back to back just shows how much I adore this series and the writing.
Can't wait for the next book! View all 39 comments. Mar 18, Nomes rated it it was ok Shelves: I still enjoyed reading it and 2.
I actually can go into a book looking forward to those ingredients making it a fun ride. BUT the characters fell flat for me.
Jordan was fairly bland. She lacked the snark or feistiness and pizazz of Julie James' other female leads such as Taylor in or Payton from. The book gets off to a slower start and I felt a bit bored wading through the set-up. While I liked the premise, I was waiting for sparks to fly and they never really did. Most of the romantic tension which drives a lot of the book relied solely on lust and sexual temptation. The flirting, rather than being character driven banter, relied mostly on sexual innuendo.
Not so in A Lot Like Love. The sex scene arrived with a BANG and laboured for a good chunk of more detailed content which may satisfy some readers but makes me either scoff, chuckle or roll my eyes sometimes all three.
I much prefer the thrill of tension rather than the actual nitty-gritty of characters "finally succumbing", haha. My fave of hers is. View all 13 comments. Feb 16, Catarina rated it really liked it Shelves: Jordan is a billionaire heir that suddenly sees herself with the FBI trying to make a deal with her.
She is connected with powerful people that the FBI wants behind bars so they make a deal with her: I only found out recently about Julia James, but she definitely writes good books.
Sweet and funny.
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A little predictable but extremely enjoyable. Writing Style: Third person, dual POV. Fun, addictive writing that leave us with a funny tingling sensation in the stomach. Character Development: Nick was great and I loved him. Jordan was really sweet and for a billionaire heir that had everything to go wrong, she is pretty good.
It was also great to see more of the previous main characters.
Seriously heated moments. May 04, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: Another fun, easy and enjoyable read from Julie James! This is my second favourite book of hers that I've read so far, better than Just the Sexiest Man Alive and Something About You but it still doesn't quite match up to my first and favourite: Practice Makes Perfect I'm still obsessed with J. As her latest release, this was the steamiest of the lot with some very sexy and descriptive bathtime fun and the tall, dark and stubbled hero we can always expect from Ms James.
The story this time d Another fun, easy and enjoyable read from Julie James! The story this time didn't feature a heroine who's a lawyer but a billionaire heiress and expert wine taster makes for some very interesting dirty talk about smooth fullness called Jordan, whilst mr dark and sexy Nick is an FBI agent.
The FBI approach Jordan to help them infiltrate the charity fundraiser of a fellow wine lover and suspected criminal. Nick is Jordan's fake date who's mission involves planting recording devices inside the suspect's office.
When not everything goes to plan at the party, Jordan and Nick are forced to keep up the charade a little longer than originally planned. As they are both so dedicated to playing their parts they 'reluctantly' smooch and get close - only in case anyone's watching, of course ; Julie James knows how to write excellent chick lit and always manages to pull off witty and sarcastic banter better than most writers I know. Even if you're not really into romance novels or chick lit, you can't help but be amused by the neverending humourous remarks thrown back and forth between the characters.
That's what I love so much about James' novels and why I know I'll be reading more from her in the future. View 1 comment. Holy Smokin' 5 Star Read!! Julie James just keeps getting better and better and has delivered on all aspects with her 4th contemporary romance and has totally blown me away with the sinfully mouthwatering Nick McCall.
This was exactly what I needed after my last read which I had similar high expectations which ended up being a huge disappointment and in euphoria over how well this one turned out, I just might end up blowing a couple of kisses through Twitter to Ms.
James b Holy Smokin' 5 Star Read!! James because simply put, she just rocked my world with this one! Six years working vice for NYPD had seen Nick restless for more and he had ended up training to become an FBI agent and the undercover work keeps Nick on his toes providing him with a challenge that he relishes in when it comes to his job. The proud owner of the DeVine Cellars, Jordan is not your typical rich woman as she and her twin Kyle has always been taught to make their own way in the world regardless of how rich their father might be.
Stunningly beautiful with long blond hair, a svelte figure and Caribbean blue eyes, Jordan is not at all prepared when Mr. Tall, Dark and Smoldering himself walks in requesting her assistance in an undercover mission making her an offer that she would never be able to turn down.
Once Jordan makes the deal to help the FBI along in nabbing Xander Eckhart who has been laundering large sums of money for Roberto Martino who had run the largest crime syndicate in Chicago for years and had just recently being arrested, its puts her in close proximity to Mr. Assist the agent in charge with his first undercover assignment until inevitable circumstances end up with him playing out the designated undercover role.
Prepared to dislike Ms. Rich Princess all the way, Nick is surprised and a little bit wary to find out that there is more to Jordan than that meets the eye and underneath all the media frenzy and public image is a sassy, kick-ass woman who makes him lose his senses — all in a good way. Whilst Nick and Jordan both try to forget and fight how they start feeling about each other, the smoldering attraction that flares and heats up refuses to let go of its hold making this an immensely enjoyable read.
And amidst all this, the villain makes evil plans of his own, driven to the brink of insanity by the way in which he has been betrayed by a woman who he trusted and had set his sights on before his world had started crumbling and crashing down on him. All in all, a very satisfying read with a hotter than sin hero that I would just love to find wrapped in one of my birthday presents this month!
List of things I loved: He is smoldering sensuality rolled into a very enticing package with a bad boy scuff around his angular jaw from time to time which makes me just want to run my hands all over him. She is smart, beautiful, down-to-earth, loyal to the boot and entirely lovable.
She is just sassy enough with the sarcastic quips that she exchanges with Nick, exactly what Nick needs to stand up and notice that his life as a bachelor was going through its very last stages with her in his life. I loved everything about Jordan and found her to be just perfect for Mr. Tall, Dark and Smoldering! Just cracks me up whenever that reference comes up! Always a plus point when the conversation is a stimulator in a romance.
I just love the fact that both Something About You and A Lot Like Love has book covers that depict both the hero and heroine attired in outfits described in the story.
A story that earns big, fat 5 stars from this reader, and very highly recommended for fans of Julie James and fans of contemporary romance which features a hot hero, a sassy heroine and a little bit of danger thrown into the mix to give the story an extra edge. When will that be out is the question of the month.
Hopefully Ms. James would answer that before I burst from the innate curiosity that is simmering inside of me right now. For the full review with quotes: View all 35 comments. Another engaging, smart, witty, sexy, fun book by this talented author! What I like about Julie James' style of writing is the snappy dialogue, the strong female characters…and of course their sexy male counterparts.
Jordan and Nick have terrific chemistry She samples wine the conventional way, swirling, swishing and spitting, he wants to pour and taste… in a most unconvention 5 Stars!
She samples wine the conventional way, swirling, swishing and spitting, he wants to pour and taste… in a most unconventional way. Very sexy and so much fun. Some of the characters from Something About You are along for the ride, but we also get to meet some terrific new characters, namely Kyle who looks to be the focus of her next book.
Amusing banter, sizzling sexual intimacy, a strong-willed heroine who stands on her own, a sexy alpha hero who wants her flat on her back, throw in a some suspense, and you've got yourself another first-rate read in this entertaining series! View all 9 comments. Mar 11, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Why would I wait so long? Well, contemporaries and I rarely agree. I find a lot of the characters ridiculous and not at all authentic.
It just drives me insane, so I rarely pick them up. But I finally had to take a chance on James. I had to see what all the fuss was about. Luckily, this did not turn out to be another one where I ended up wanting to strangle the characters.
I actually enjoyed it a lot! It was funny and cute and was a quick read. I really liked Nick. He was approachable and funny and had a great relationship with his family. I loved all the conversations he had with his family and thought his mom was hilarious.
Something inside Nick snapped. That was his fake girlfriend in there. Sitting at the table where they had just shared cheese fries the night before. And if she thought she could throw scorching hot sex-looks to any pansy-ass scarf boy who wandered into her shop, she had another thing coming. Jordan was likable as well, but she was a little too perfect for me. I think most of her shining moments came in dialogue with other characters.
Especially with her brother. I loved her trips to the prison to visit him. The bickering between them was spot on and I giggled every time Jordan would get exasperated over him being in so much trouble because of Twitter. Plus, I think this book will date itself pretty quickly with all the pop culture references.
I found the teasing he received from people to be funny, but I have to admit that I rolled my eyes when I heard the comparison. I liked seeing him being ragged on, but I would have preferred it to be for another reason. I just found the whole Sawyer is so hot thing to be tired and overplayed. Sure, his boss could be prickly at times, but with all the crap he had to deal with as special agent in charge, this was to be expected. So you want to go ahead and give me the bad news?
I heard the arrests last week got a little rough. Twenty-seven Chicago police officers charged with corruption is quite a coup.
You did a great job, Nick. The director called me earlier this morning and told me to extend his personal congratulations to you.
Cop blood ran through his veins, after all—he was a former police officer himself, having worked vice for the NYPD for six years before applying to the FBI. But the twenty-seven police officers he had arrested last Friday had crossed the line.
In his opinion, the fact that the bad guys happened to wear badges only made them less worthy of sympathy. This is one book I can totally recommend.
This is a contemporary romance well worth savoring, and laughing over, and reading all over again. Well, I get it now.
Something About You is a fun contemporary romance filled with witty, welldeveloped characters, and it is a book I heartily recommend.
James is a master of witty repartee. James's story offers two strong, compelling, and delightful characters that absolutely must end up together. A talented writer. Expect a lot of sparks to fly. The sexual tension. This story offers it all, phenomenal characters, a titillating plot.
It's just not possible to fit all the good things this book has to offer in one review. You will take this book to your hearts. James to your favorite authors list. If practice makes perfect, then I cannot wait for what Julie James comes up with next. I have added Julie to my auto-download list. James had me laughing out loud.
A quick and breezy read that generate[d] a lot of smiles. James tackles what happens. The one-liners will keep you laughing all the way through this book. James has done an excellent job. Romantic comedy at its best. Penguin Books Ltd. Penguin Books India Pvt. Penguin Books South Africa Pty. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
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Now, this book has a bit of suspense, but it really is a love story with a touch of comedy. I also liked the suspense part. Luckily, this did not turn out to be another one where I ended up wanting to strangle the characters. Not because it was crap. For fans of all types of romance, Julie James is one you must check out.
Her social circle includes someone the FBI would like to know more about. Any millionaire would download his way out of trouble but not Kyle. Our poor millionaire is being on the brink of mental breakdown, not to mention the fact that his inmates pick on him constantly, complete dumbasses all of them but they have to be that way so the story continues. Quotes from A Lot like Love.