ARC Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Posted April 2, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

ARC Review: Love Irresistibly 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: Love Irresistibly by Julie James
Love Irresistibly
by Julie James

5 Stars

Released: April 2, 2013
Series: FBI/US Attorney #4
Published by Berkley Sensation
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 274
Format: ARC


When I read a Julie James book, there are three things that are guaranteed to happen – I will smile, I will laugh and I will undoubtedly fall in love with a hero who has a four letter name. Most recently, I fell in love with Cade. ~ Under the Covers

When I read a Julie James book, there are three things that are guaranteed to happen – I will smile, I will laugh and I will undoubtedly fall in love with a hero who has a four letter name. Most recently, I fell in love with Cade Morgan.

Julie James has a spectacular talent for taking ordinary events and writing them so that they are charming, heart-warming and sexy. Brooke Parker is a general counsel for a restaurant company. She is successful and beautiful but also a workaholic. After being dumped for the third time in as little as eighteen months, Brooke realizes that she isn’t living the well-balanced life she hopes to have for herself. Similarly, Assistant U.S. Attorney and former hotshot college football player, Cade Morgan is at the top of his game, working as one of the top prosecutors in Chicago. His latest case involves working alongside the FBI where he requires the help of Brooke to eavesdrop on a very important meeting in Brooke’s five star restaurant. But like Brooke, relationships haven’t been working well for Cade either. As sparks ignite and sexual tension builds so thick it can’t even be cut through with a knife, Cade and Brooke decide to indulge a little bit. Hot sex with no strings attached. But as emotions sneak into the equation, can Brooke and Cade simply remain friends with benefits or could they have finally found a relationship that can last?

LOVE IRRESISTIBLY reads almost like a TV show; it’s smart, sure-footed and wraps up effortless in the end. I loved the way James was able to involve the anticipation and suspense with the FBI storyline but not make the whole book about it. The romance between Brooke and Cade is strong and is very much the driving force of the book.

James never lets me down. The pacing is perfection, the writing is free-flowing and hits all the right notes. But the sex…someone call the fire department ‘cause James is turning up the heat! I’ve noticed the dial turning up in terms of the sexiness in James’s books and hey, I’m not complaining one bit! 

Fans of Jill Shalvis will enjoy the side-splitting narration that James brings to all her books. LOVE IRRESISTIBLY gets a Top Pick from me. I was riveted to the pages and devoured it within just a few hours of starting it. Sexy, smart and fun – Those are the trademarks of Julie James’s writing and she never fails to deliver!

*ARC provided by publisher


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Here’s a video of Julie talking about LOVE IRRESISTIBLY:



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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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7 responses to “ARC Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

  1. Aly P

    I can’t wait to read it! Your review doesn’t help :))

    PS: Doesn’t she have amazing shoes in that interview??

  2. Bube

    Also, those three things happen to me whenever I read a book by Julie James 🙂
    First book I read from J.James was Just The Sexiest Man Alive,and this series is phenomenal!
    Julie James is an incredible author who always manages to give us a story that leaves a smile on your face when you finish reading the book 🙂

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