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Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1)

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Fate has thrown two sworn enemies...

Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide....more
Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Berkley Sensation
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Richa
Ok, here comes a quick and short review (quite a feat for me!!) :P...

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Shawna
Aug 20, 2014 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of sexy, protective military/FBI heroes & funny, steamy contemporary romance w/some suspense
5+ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

This is my first read by author Julie James, and I absolutely loved it! I devoured this in a single sitting. Something About You has everything I enjoy in a contemporary romance/romantic suspense read.

*Hot, brooding, gruff, protective alpha hero who’s former Army Special Forces, a Special Agent with the FBI, and drives a Triumph motorcycle? – Check and YOWZA!
*Strong, intelligent, yet genuine heroine? – Check!
*Witty, often laugh-out-loud, dialogue?...more
Vilda
Jun 28, 2013 Vilda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: CR/RS readers who likes their books with some humour!
Recommended to Vilda by: Susanne
"He stole another look, for security purposes, and watched as the sweater once again slid away from her collarbone, inching down, taunting him, teasing him, dipping lower and lower, revealing creamy ivory skin and that delicate gray silk strap he could rip away with his teeth.
A shoulder. He was going crazy over a fucking shoulder."

I am so loving James' books! Seriously, any CR/RS fans out there should give them a try if you haven't already. They're fun, romantic, steamy and seriously hard to p...more
Aestas Book Blog
So this book caught my attention the other day when I read this quote: >>>> “More like a chocolate molten lava cake. A dessert so sinful, so luscious, so filled with inner heat it made a girl want to lick each and every crumb right off the plate. That was Jack Pallas.” and I realized that I really needed to meet that man! Soooo, this became my random rainy Saturday read and I was not dissappointed!

Here's how I see Jack to start us off:


The book was a delightful, fun, lighthearted...more
♥Rachel♥
Apr 05, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Smut Monday Club
Shelves: kindle
This was picked for our Smut Monday Club reading and even though I read it before, I wanted to read it with everyone again. I forgot how much I really liked this! Actually after reading this for the second time, I realized I loved it!

This is a simple, drama and frustration free, romance! There is no angst or love triangle to pull you hair out over! There is just snarky, witty, banter between the main characters, Cameron and Jack, and a fast, fun, and super-sexy plot.

Cameron is a prosecutor for...more
Catarina
4 Stars!

Cameron, Assistant US Attorney and Jack, FBI Special Agent, had a major disagreement while working together on a case three years before. Some of it got to national television and because of that Jack was transferred to Nebraska.
Now, after all this time, Cameron has to spend the night in a hotel and ends up being the key witness to an homicide next door. And since there’s a senator involved she ends up going to protective custody. Well, the detective responsible for the case is nothi...more
MelissaB
Mar 10, 2010 MelissaB rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of fun contemporary romance
Something About You was a quick, fun read that I really enjoyed. Julie James has a writing style that makes you feel like you are either living the heroine's life or are her best friend because she includes a lot of mundane and funny inner thought processes.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde and FBI agent Jack Pallas don't exactly have a good past after he embarrassed her on national television because she didn't bring an important case to trial. Three years later, Cameron is staying at a hot...more
Arlene
Apr 04, 2012 Arlene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Smut Club Monday
A list of my favorite things:
1. Mondays
2. Smut
3. Glowering men
4. Stories sans love triangles
5. Mondays
6. Smut
7. Motorcyle riding men
8. Witty characters with tons of chemistry
9. Mondays
10.Smut

Well look at that! Something About You clears the list! :D

This book was a perfect kick-off to Smut Monday. I really enjoyed Cameron and Jack’s story, and let me just get this out of the way… They were HOT! I loved the chemistry and witty banter between these two protags. Their moments and conversations had...more
Dina
Feb 25, 2012 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: MelissaB
3 1/2 stars

When I added this book to my GR bookshelves, I put it in the "romantic suspense" shelf because what else should I think considering that the hero is an FBI agent and the heroine is an assistant U.S. attorney, right? Well, now that I finished reading it, I had to move it from the "romantic suspense" shelf to the straight "contemporary romance" shelf, because the suspense is almost nonexistent - the reader is aware of who the bad guy is and what his next moves are all the time. To be st...more
Ronyell
Alright, this book has a number of firsts for me. For instance, this was the first romantic suspense novel I have read and this is the first novel I have read from romance novel author, Julie James and it was definitely worth experiencing with! “Something About You” is a romantic suspense novel by Julie James and this book is definitely on the top of my favorite romance novels list as it is full of drama, action and hot, smoking romance that will send any romance fans' hearts aflutter!

U.S. Attor...more
Hershey  (Wants to be Magneto)
My reactions while reading this book were of two types.

A) Haha, Cameron and Jack are so funny and cute together!
B) What the heck just happened?

So, these are the two reactions that stuck with me throughout the whole book. I must say that Something about you is damn entertaining and hilarious. And believe me, you will love Cameron and Jack. Their witty banter will keep you filled till the very end!

“Cameron threw her hands up in frustration. “What is this so- called ‘look’?” Whatever it was, she w...more
Pamela
Apr 23, 2011 Pamela rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of lighter romantic suspense and witty contemporary romance
This is my first book by author Julie James, so I had no idea what to expect. I know she has legions of readers who love her stories, so that left me hopeful.

I'm so glad I read this book! It was fun from cover to cover. I laughed. I laughed some more. I got a little worried here and there about the safety of our hero and heroine. And I couldn't put it down, even with my own deadlines pending. (I took a vow not to stay up late unless I was making progress on my book. I don't think staying up till...more
Leah
Julie James is definitely one of my new favorite authors. I also think that it's safe to say that she's officially one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. And trust me, that's quite a feat. Contemporary romance is probably my favorite genre, yet for some reason almost none of my favorite authors are writers of contemporary romance. I think I might be harsher on them because I love that genre the most. Well, congratulations, Julie James, because you have succeeded where many have failed,...more
♡Karlyn P♡
A really cute quick read with light-suspense and a romance-comedy storyline. And better yet, this time we get a good dose of steam between the H/h.

Asst US Attorney Cameron Lynde witnesses a murder, and then finds herself working with FBI agent Jack Pallas to bring the bad guys to justice. But Jack doesn't care for Cameron at all, as he blames her for nearly ruining his career three years earlier. Of course, as they work closely together their attraction to each other becomes more than they can...more
Nic
Sep 06, 2011 Nic rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nic by: Nomes
Meet Jack Pallas: http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com...

Favourite Quote: "Where is Wilkins, anyway?" Cameron asked.
"In the living room, being accosted by eighteen women who think he's a stripper. I thought it was best to duck in here."
"So much for never leaving a man behind."
"If he starts screaming, I'll lay down a cover fire and go pull him out."


The first word that comes to mind after reading Something About You is DELICIOUS!

I haven't read a good old romantic suspense in a long time but fo...more
Mo
Sometimes I am just in the mood for a nice, solid read of a good book with a good storyline, minimum sex and absolutely no BDSM or hidden agenda and stuff like that. Julie James definitely delivers. This was a re-read and was just as good the second time around. Look forward to her new book coming out very soon.
Laura
Apr 07, 2012 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Laura by: Smut Monday Fun!
Oh-god-oh-god-oh-god! I love this book!

As soon as the motorcycle (aka bad boy bike) came into play, my heart was a goner! I was a goner! My heart melted into a big ‘ole puddle of swoon and my head filled with all sorts of fun fantasies! :D

“When they slowed down, she relaxed and loosened her grip around his waist. Without thinking, her right hand just sort of happened to graze along his stomach, and she felt his abdominal muscles tighten in response, firm and hard as a rock.

And that was pretty m
...more
Jasprit
With my last couple of books I found myself reading just for the sake of reading; however this was not the case with Something About You. I found it ridiculously hard to put my book down that without realising I’d devoured this book in just one day.

On her first relaxing weekend away in a long time Cameron finds herself caught up in a murder investigation. Her hotel room being next door to where the murder took place she ends up being the only witness that can clear the person being set up. Not o...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
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Something about you – After reading Julie James first book – Just the Sexiest Man Alive – I immediately fell in love with her style of writing and dove head first into her next book on my list – Something about you. And once again you, Ms James have proved again tenfold how wonderfully emotional your writing can be.

Admittedly the book did start slow; it wasn’t until about half way through that I really felt there was progress. But looking back onto that n...more
Flannery
Mar 19, 2011 Flannery rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Susan Elizabeth Phillips readers
Recommended to Flannery by: Nomes
I think I need to separate funny-romance-lover me from police-procedural-loving me. At first, I thought I'd be really into this one because it deals with the FBI and an assistant US Attorney. I did like it but I think I just read a lot of crime novels and I was like, "Why wouldn't the FBI have checked for that?" ((view spoiler)) and "Oh man, he totally would've been reprimanded for something like that."((view spoiler)...more
Emily May

If you happened to read my review of Practice Makes Perfect you will already know the kind of book that you can expect from Julie James. Her chick-lit romance novels are very funny and full of witty banter with some wondefully quotable lines. You will also know if you read my other review that this book got a bit more graphic on the sex scenes. Of course, this isn't anything like a Lora Leigh novel but I've pointed out before that some of the best stories have no need to be overly graphic. This...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
4.5 stars

This is my first Julie James novel, and it will NOT be my last!

I don't typically read Contemporary Romance, but when I saw this book making the rounds I had to give it a go.

Cameron Lynde is an assisant US Attorney and several years ago she helped prosecute a case that needed her to work in depth with the FBI, especially Agent Jack Pallas, who had spent months undercover and several days being tortured. The information he'd gathered before his cover was blown and he was tortured was inva...more
Ingela
3,5 Stars - fun, cheeky and energetic, with lovely characters

Yet another good novel that I have been reading for far too long time. I'm glad I finally now at last finished this novel. Because Ms. James makes an good craftsmanship with her words and text. It's well written and very cute and clever told. I got funny dialogues, cheeky banters and two lovely main characters.
“I’ve licked stamps who were more excited than you by that kiss.”

The U.S. Attorney, Cameron Lynde spend, due to repairs at her...more
Susanne
I'm a big fan of Julie James and she didn't disappoint me with this book. I could not put it down. I'm rather speechless and should probably write this review at another time.

One thing that fascinates me about Julie's book is that although her heroes are not "my type" they are incredible hot, and although I don't want to be friends with the heroine I feel strongly for them. I rooted so much for Cameron and Jack and they are one of my favorite couple to date. I liked the suspense (even though I u...more
Mojca
Three years ago she tanked his investigation, he insulted her on TV, and she had him transferred to Nebraska (or so he thought). Now, she’s an audile witness to a murder and he’s lead investigator. And they still hate each other’s guts (or so they try to convince themselves).


Julie James isn’t one of my favorite authors for nothing, and I’m feeling pretty bad about doubting her while reading the first part of this book. Because it was rather slow and uneventful. Having finished it, I know better...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Apr 03, 2012 Joy (joyous reads) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Joy (joyous reads) by: Smut Mondays Club
Shelves: smut-mondays
How the heck have I not indulge in her books before? This is just my second Julie James helping and let me tell you, she's got me addicted! So much so, that I downloaded her A Lot Like Love right away.

The appeal of her work comes from the fact that it's got substance. Now, I've never been a crime-stories-loving kind of girl but her books has just enough of it that it didn't distract me from the whole point of the story. I mean, let's face it, this is Romance, people - all the other stuff are ju...more
Heather C
Feb 29, 2012 Heather C rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Heather C by: Ami
4.5 Stars

I loved this book! Enemies-to-Lovers with a fuck-load of sexual tension! Cameron and Jack finally got to the hot lovin' near the end, but I was they were teased and tortured for a very long time. No insta love between these two.

I was also really into the plot, it didn't have much of a mystery and the killer was revealed way earlier than I expected. But there was still some suspense and a lot of laugh-out-loud moments.

The ending was perfect! Very, very sweet HEA!!

My only issue is that I...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
Something About You begins the Julie James' FBI/US Attorney series. Assistant District Attorney Cameron Lynde is forced to stay at a hotel one night while her floors are being refinished. She ends up next door to what sounds like a sex marathon and getting very little sleep. After she calls the frontdesk to complain, it is discovered that a murder took place and she is apparently the only witness. (She peeked out the door's peekhole and saw the man leaving.) Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned...more
Zeek
As i mentioned, once i read the kindle sample- after seeing review after glowing review on this book- I was sold.

I mean to tell ya, once I started Something About You, i couldnt put it down- to the exclusion of cleaning and packing for my upcoming vacation! THEN i immediately downloaded the next and started it. For a gal who barely reads contemporary romance anymore, that's saying something.

Sure the stalker/romantic suspense plot is so yesterday- but if you like sexy romance novels with clever...more
Amy
Wow, talk about a writer who can create seriously real sexual tension and keep you glued to the pages until finally the deed is done! Julie James succeeded and still told a great story of suspense that kept me biting my lip for what would happen next! Jack Pallas, FBI, with his rugged yet reserved demeanor, oozed sex appeal even when he was "glowering" in moments of displeasure. Cameron Lynde, Assistant District Attorney is a feisty, self confidant woman who has a great job, great friends and is...more
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New York Times bestselling author Julie James 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. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and Julie’s new novel, IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING, hits bookstores on May 6.

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“If you also thinks it means I wake up every morning wondering what I did to deserve having you back in my life, well, you'd be right about that too.” 135 likes
“Where is Wilkins, anyway?" Cameron asked.
"In the living room, being accosted by eighteen women who think he's a stripper. I thought it was best to duck in here."
"So much for never leaving a man behind."
"If he starts screaming, I'll lay down a cover fire and go pull him out.”
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