ARC Review: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

Posted May 6, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

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ARC Review: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James
It Happened One Wedding
by Julie James

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 6, 2014
Series: FBI/US Attorney #5
Published by Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
 

 

IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING possesses the Julie James trademark snark and fun-filled antics. With sexy and smart writing, Julie James continues to be one of my go-to authors for Contemporary Romance. ~ Under the Covers

Sidney Sinclair had a bad breakup that involved her fiancé cheating on her with his personal trainer. Still fresh from the betrayal, Sidney’s sister decides to get married, at the same place where her wedding was supposed to be. Although she knows that all this is happening too fast, Sidney is a good, supportive sibling and puts her feelings aside to help her sister.

In doing this, she also has to be around the type of man that Sidney rather not consort with. Special Agent Vaughn Roberts is the ultimate bad boy with a gun. He likes women and he likes dating and that immediately puts up Sidney’s guard when she is around him. However, despite the animosity between them, there is also a spark that is undeniable and quite entertaining!

If you’ve read James’s other book, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, then you’ll know how wonderful she is at penning characters who hate each other. Much of that fantastic bickering and competitiveness comes out between Sidney and Vaughn as well. As they both try very, very hard to deny their feelings for one another, readers get a front seat view of the hilarious and fun-filled antics. Trust me when I say that you will thoroughly enjoy this book and be smiling from ear-to-ear with when you’re done.

James’s writing seems particularly polished in this book. Free-flowing and eloquent, there’s a certain upbeat tempo that plays throughout the book. It sets the tone adequately, giving it that playful, sexy vibe that transcends through the pages. I was particularly impressed by the opening chapter. Not only does it make a great impression, but it’s probably one of my favourite openings I’ve read in awhile.

Sidney is a fantastic character. Strong and independent, the girl certainly knows what she wants when it comes to the perfect man. I loved that Vaughn was brought to his knees a little. Yet at the same time, James didn’t compromise with his bad boy status either. I think the author did a really good job at balancing that.

IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING possesses the Julie James trademark snark and fun-filled antics. With sexy and smart writing, Julie James continues to be one of my go-to authors for Contemporary Romance.

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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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Thanks for the review, I’ve only read one book by Julie James but I do have a few stashed in my TBR.

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James is one of my auto buy authors. You should try more of her books 🙂

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I’ve got the rest of this series on my tbr pile need to make time to read them

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Enjoy Timitra! xx

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Elizabeth

Thanks for the review annie and introducing me to this author

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I hope you enjoy Julie James’ books!!!

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Love Julie James. Looking forward to reading her newest book.

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Isn’t she fab? I always have a blast reading her books!