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Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  44,817 Ratings  ·  1,844 Reviews
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.
Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Berkley Sensation (first published 2010)
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Dec 03, 2013 Richa rated it really liked it
Ok, here comes a quick and short review (quite a feat for me!!) :P...


(What does it remind you of?)


(C'mon readers!! You know the answer!!!!)

Wheewammawamma-BAM! Wheewammawamma-BAM!

(Ok, more clues? Here they come...)

Smack! Smack!

"Oh shit, I'm cooommmminnggg!"

Yes! Oh yes! YES!

You've finally got it right!!

It's the WALLBANGER!!!!

NO! NO! NO!!! Hold your horses, people!

Unfortunately it's not him....

Our wallbanger is....



Aug 20, 2014 Shawna rated it it was amazing
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?
“My God, Jack-with a look like that, you two should just get a room. And try not to pick the one with a dead body next to it this time.”

That's right Julie James,you have reduced me into a gibbering incoherent mess!And that being said by a person whose job is to make valid,coherent arguments.Now every time I close my eyes,I picture Jack.freaking.Pallas.
“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 e
Mar 04, 2016 Navessa rated it liked it

This was pretty fun. It started off with an intriguing murder-mystery, in which two characters that can’t stand each other are forced together. Oh man, could you feel the chemistry between them.

My hopes were high for some hate sex.

But then you find out almost immediately who the killer is, and the rest of the book quickly descends into “OMG, WANT TO BONE. CAN’T BONE BECAUSE CAN’T STAND. OH WAIT, NO, THAT WAS JUST A MISCOMMUNICATION, LETS BONE” with a side of “Wait…wasn’t there a murder or some
Jun 28, 2013 Vilda rated it really liked it  ·  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
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 23, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
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
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)

*Because my laptop is extremely screwy right now at home, I have to pick and choose which books to write reviews about [for the time being]. I loved this book with all my heart and it was so so so sexy...I really want to come back and add a review for it next week if I have time, and if nothing else I'd like to post some quotes. But, as it is, it's looking like just quotes. This truly saddens me, but I'd rather post something than nothing at all. :( I'll be back :P

After my extreme and totally u
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
Aug 04, 2015 ♥Rachel♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Smut Monday Club
Shelves: favorites
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
Mar 10, 2010 MelissaB rated it really liked it
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
Apr 04, 2012 Arlene rated it it was amazing  ·  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

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
Norah Una Sumner
Another fun & flirty book I really enjoyed reading!


If you're like me and Taylor Swift, then this is the book for you.

I had so much fun reading this book! I mean, crime + romance + hotness overload equals the ultimate reading fun! I liked the characters, they're both extremely interesting and grumpily funny, the story, the feels, the ending. I loved the writing as well. This is my first Julie James book but it certainly won't be the last. I know I've said it like 5 times already but this book
Feb 25, 2012 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  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
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
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
Apr 23, 2011 Pamela rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 26, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Emily May
Jun 13, 2011 Emily May rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, chick-lit, 2011

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
♡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
Sep 06, 2011 Nic rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nic by: Nomes
Meet Jack Pallas:

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
Apr 07, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
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
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

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
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
Aug 10, 2015 Bilhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
''Geçmişte kimseyle ciddi bir ilişkiye girmemek için işini bahane ederdi. Ama doğru kişiyle karşılaştığında bahane bulmak istemediğini şimdi fark ediyordu.''


Cameron Lynde, başarı merdivenlerini hızlı adımlarla çıkan azimli ve inatçı bir kadındır. Uğraştığı yoğun tempoyla geçen davalar, başında durup onu sürekli gözetleyen bir savcı ile birleşen uykusuz geceler, itibarını korumak için uğraşmak zorunda kaldığı insanlar; her ne kadar işini sevse de ve onun getirdiği bu yorucu sonuçl
Would you believe I really, really liked this book? Like loved it? I know, I know, I generally diss romance novels, but this, this one was different.

Right off the bat, I loved the heroine. Cameron Lynde is an Assistant U.S. Attorney. She's brilliant, beautiful, and does not need a man to validate that . She's good at her job, doesn't act like a damsel in distress, and most of all, doesn't hinder the whole investigation scene that the F.B.I. has going by acting like a total imbecile. In fact, s
Mar 19, 2011 Flannery rated it liked it
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
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
Jul 04, 2013 Ingela rated it really liked it
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
Apr 20, 2015 Priyanka rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Something About You is the second book I read of Julie James. First was, Just the Sexiest Man Alive. I liked that book but I Loved her writing style cause of this book.

Jack Pallas is the FBI Agent and Cameron Lynde was the Assistant US Attorney. They worked on a same case three years ago but the things went wrong and Jack insulted her on national television and was transferred to Nebraska. Now after all this time, Cameron is staying at a hotel for one night and there happens to occur a murder a
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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 seventeen languages and Julie’s eighth novel, SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER, is now available.

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Other Books in the Series

FBI/US Attorney (6 books)
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  • About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3)
  • Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4)
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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.” 146 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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