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Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  41,034 ratings  ·  1,674 reviews

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 in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. Th
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Berkley; Original edition (first published January 1st 2010)
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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!!!!)

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

Smack! Smack!

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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 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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?

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 4 of 5 stars
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
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
Apr 05, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
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
Mar 10, 2010 MelissaB rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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 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

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
Feb 25, 2012 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars
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 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
♡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
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
Sep 06, 2011 Nic rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
⊱ Irena ⊰

Considering the reviews I honestly believed I would have more fun with this.

After three years 'in exile' Special Agent Jack Pallas is back and the first case he catches is with an unexpected witness. He and Cameron share a complicated professional past.
Honestly, I can't decide whether I wasn't in the right mood so this is just an okay story. There is nothing special to recommend it for the mystery lovers because there isn't any. You find out the who pretty soon in the story and the rest of t
Mar 19, 2011 Flannery rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Priyanka (A Booklion's Hideaway)
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
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
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
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
Heather C
Feb 29, 2012 Heather C rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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  • Yours to Keep (Kowalski Family, #3)
  • The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2)
  • Sugar Creek (Destiny, #2)
  • Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
  • Too Hot to Handle (Domestic Gods, #2)
  • Edge of Sight (The Guardian Angelinos, #1)
  • Cover of Darkness (Suspense Series, #2)
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 (5 books)
  • A Lot Like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2)
  • About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3)
  • Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4)
  • It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney, #5)
Just the Sexiest Man Alive A Lot Like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2) Practice Makes Perfect About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3) Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4)

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“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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