ARC Review: About that Night by Julie James

Posted April 5, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

ARC Review: About that Night by Julie James

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: About that Night by Julie James
About that Night
by Julie James

5 Stars


Released: April 3, 2012
Series: FBI/US Attorney #3
Published by Berkley Sensation
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 284
Format: ARC
 

 

An unforgettable kiss started it all…

Nine years ago, Rylann Pierce, a sweet girl with big dreams met a billionaire heir named Kyle Rhodes. They talked, sparks ignited. Kyle walked her home like a perfect gentleman, leaving her breathless after one kiss and a promise to see her again the next day.

But when Kyle is a no-show the next day, Rylann decides that dating a billionaire heir isn’t in her six-year plan. So she busies herself, working on her career until she becomes an Assistant US Attorney.
Fast-forward years later and Rylann gets the gig she’s been dreaming of. But her first case isn’t ideal because she comes face-to-face with Kyle Rhodes once again, still fully equipped with those big blue eyes, cute dimples, snarky remarks and shampoo commercial hair. To reiterate, she is screwed . Because all those repressed feelings for Kyle return in a flood.

ABOUT THAT NIGHT brings in the sizzling tension in truckloads. I loved Kyle in A LOT LIKE LOVE. But Julie James really does deliver a stellar book for our favourite Twitter Terrorist. Readers can expect more of what they loved in the previous books of this series – great characters, impeccable knowledge of courtroom antics, and the perfect blend of sweet, sexy and funny.

However, I have to say that Kyle seems to bring a little more sexiness to this book. Perhaps out of all of James’ books so far, ABOUT THAT NIGHT is the steamiest! Kyle likes to talk some filth! So prepare for some swooning.

Rylann was a perfect match for him, meeting him head-to-head with her witty comebacks. It was a pleasure to read a strong heroine who knew what she wanted in life, even if she wasn’t sure how she was going to reach it. While it takes her awhile for her to decide that what she really needs in a blue-eyed looker (don’t we all?), Rylann does come to terms with her feelings for Kyle eventually.

There was a good amount of angst in this one, though it wasn’t bitter and that was very important for me. I felt like if Rylann stayed bitter about being left high and dry the entire time, this would have been disastrous. Instead, it shined because bitterness and humor don’t always mix so well.

Followers of this series will be thrilled to note that there are many familiar faces in this book. Cameron Lynde, the heroine from SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, makes an early appearance as Rylann’s boss. The hero and heroine of A LOT LIKE LOVE, Jordan, Kyle’s sister and Nick McCall also have considerable airtime. Of course, we can’t forget Wilkins, Jack’s partner who plays a huge role in this book and Jack Pallas is there as well.

I wonder who will get a book next!

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About Julie James

After graduating from law school, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time.

Julie’s books have been listed on the American Library Association’s Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist‘s Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads. Julie’s novels also were chosen as the Best Contemporary Romances of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in the All About Romance Readers’ Polls. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and Julie’s seventh novel, It Happened One Wedding, hits bookstores and on-line booksellers on May 6th.

Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.

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I’m a 26 year old obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I’m also a reviewer for FreshFiction.com. Over there, I’m also a columnist. I have a column called Into the Night that discusses the latest and greatest news in the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genre. I also work as a virtual assistant for authors.

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9 responses to “ARC Review: About that Night by Julie James

  1. Love Julie James. Great Interview. Thanks for the chance to win–I have been waiting for Kyle’s book for so long!!
    Have a great Holiday!!

  2. Julie James is so an autobuy- About that Night is on it’s way to me, and I am anxiously awaiting my mailperson to bring me that wonderful box!

  3. Bube

    Any book by Julie James is a perfect vacation for the mind and soul 🙂
    I love this series,Julie James is amazing writer 🙂

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