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Love Irresistibly

(FBI/US Attorney #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  18,018 ratings  ·  1,274 reviews

A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on
Mass Market Paperback, 274 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Berkley Sensation
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Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it


Cade Morgan, a top assistant U.S attorney needs help in gathering evidence against a corrupt politician. Knowing that the senator will be dining at a Sterling Restaurant, he enlists the help of Brooke Parker, general counsel for Sterling Restaurants.

All-in-all this is nice, easy contemporary romance. Nothing particularly new, a little formulaic, but it still works. The plot is a little light, but still held my interest. The bromance between Cade and his young half-brother, Zach was delightful.
3.5 Stars

A cute little story. A strong, ambitious heroine and a hot, tortured hero. Too bad it lacked a more compelling plot.
5 Irresistible Stars.


Cade is on the verge of catching a corrupt senator but for gathering the last evidences she needs help. And the person perfect for helping is Brooke, businesswoman extraordinaire.
That one help soon turns into something more and quickly they find themselves tangled in each other. And not only on the sheets.
But behind his sexy and confident exterior Cade hides some secrets about his past. And from a broken boy he turn into a broken man that hides under a shield of sarcasm
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing

*Happy sniffle* This is the most wonderful book that I've read in a very long time. The wait for the paperback was so worth it! Straight to favs! It is a wonderful romance. And it is more than a romance; it is also a story about two fantastic individuals. I was incredibly fond of their personal stories; and I cared for both Brooke and Cade. The both grow tremendously over the course of the book. They are my new favorite couple!

Brooke is an ambitious, career oriented and extremely successful lawy
Reread/listened to audiobook version Aug'2022

5 stars – Contemporary Romance

I love this author! I wish she would write romance again because it's been too long since she published a book.

Original rating/review

5 stars – Contemporary Romance

I adore everything Julie James writes and this was another winner! With intelligent characters, witty dialogue, snappy banter, sarcastic, sexy quips, and sizzling chemistry, her books never fail to please. And she’s definitely turned up the heat with steamier l
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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His eyes were dark. “Brooke.”

She knew what he was asking. “Yes.”

Immediately, Cade took her hand and led her – quite briskly – along the sidewalk.

“Thank God I’m not wearing the red high heels today,” she said.

“In two minutes you’ll be wearing nothing,” he said in a low voice.

Well, then.

Brooke has been working hard to prove herself for years. Starting when she young and her parents moved her into one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in C

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
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

Actual rating : 2.5 stars

☑ First of all : No insufferable ramblings, no Penny Reid heroine syndrome


A strong, fierce and powerful female-lead who doesn't need a man to be awesome (*GASP*), who has a great job (*GASP*) and whose "hormones" don't fucking tick (I KNOOW!). Why, she's not flawless for sure, but she spreads these little vibes of badassery I crave to find in chick-lit heroines.

☑ There's no slut-shaming involved, because Brooke doesn't need to belittle other
Oct 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
Julie James keeps calling her heroines sassy and saucy. I just don't see it. Smart, definitely. Spunky? Mayyyybe. But I haven't been able to wrap my mind around the sassy part. If she refrained from having all her heroes wax lyrical about the heroine's sassiness, I might have actually enjoyed this series more. ...more
While I get the feeling that James' characters are somewhat replacable (witty, sassy and successful), I enjoyed this very much. The story was more emotional to some extents than her previous books have been, and I have to admit that the Cade/Noah/Zach story really got to me. I'm glad it wasn't Brooke's background-story, because that might have made me even more emotional.

I'm not sure if I'd enjoy her titles as much if I read them back to back, especially if her future novels keep featuring the
Sheryl C. Nash
Sigh-worthy.... Bloody loved it, but it's almost 1am and I gotta get to bed, so I'll write my review when I get up.... ...more
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary

Reading this book is like being a lazy cat sitting in from of the fireplace happy and cozy!

It is relaxing and without heartaches. It is simple and interesting without being overwhelming. It is heartwarming. It is nice. It is sexy. It is funny. It is real.

I liked both Cade and Brooke. They are real persons with real lives and real jobs. They don't have private jets, they don't have jachts, villas, islands... They work hard. They have problems fitting their private life with their jobs. It all fel
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Love Irresistibly is Cade Morgan and Brooke Parker's story. Cade has been in the background in this series but with a big personality. He's the ADA to Cameron Lynde who we met in book one. Brooke is a new character to the series. She is the general counselor to an up and coming restaurant company.

Cade comes off as the hot shot attorney. He seemed pretty arrogant to me but not so much that I didn't like him. However, I was hoping we would get more from him in this book and we do. It took him fal
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I can't express how disappointed I am that the hero of this book isn't Sam Wilkins. I knew it was between Cade and Sam (and you can see me trying to guess in my status updates for About That Night), but since Sam didn't get his moment in book two I was hoping his time would be now. I am legit sad and it has kind of dampened my excitement for the book a lot. That said, I am, of course, going to read this. JJ is my favorite contemporary romance author, and I am guaranteed a good story.

Side note: S
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Love Irresistibly, like all of James's previous novels, makes its reader waste countless minutes reading instead of doing anything productive. And I suffered for it last night with my minimal sleep time, and while I can't say it was wholly worth it, it was fun. Love Irresistibly follows Brooke and Cade Morgan, two people who are work-a-holics to the extent where they've been unable to keep a successful relationship past four months. After working together on a small FBI mission, the two give int ...more
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like all of Julie's books. Something familiar about reading them. Like comfort food, I kinda know what to expect and am usually not disappointed. ...more
Geri Reads
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I have always loved Julie James' FBI/US Attorney series and the fourth installment, Love Irresistibly did not disappoint.

I like how Ms. James writes her heroines. They are not Mary Sues (thank God!). They are smart, funny and driven woman with just enough vulnerability to make them relatable. Not all of us are as beautiful or as successful as Brooke Parker but her struggle to balance her work and personal life is something that most women relate to. I really think Ms. James struck a chord with
Gio Listmaker
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Read For Me!
Hot Smart Charming Funny Hero
Sassy Sarcastic Intelligent Heroine
Character Driven
Honest Dialog
Emotionally Intelligent Friends
Light Suspense
Basically Angst Free
No Cheating
I Want All My Hero's To Be Like Cade
I Want All My Heroines To Be Like Brooke

Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Cade Morgan

(I hear the words sexy attorney, and his picture just pops up...can't help it)

Brooke Parker

Julie James has a gift. She can write a book that will suck you in from the very first chapter (just see

Something About You) and keep you enthralled until the very last page. She writes some of the best characters that I've ever read, and that doesn't just stop with the hero and heroine. She has this knack for writing extremely endearing and entertaining supporting characters, like Brooke's be
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Quick summary
Assistant US Attorney Cade Morgan meets Brooke Parker, general counsel for a restaurant company, when he needs to set up a sting at one of her dining locales. Though there's obviously an attraction, her past relationships haven't survived the rigors of her career and he never has progressed beyond casual.

Story dynamics
Though there's an element of suspense centered around the sting, it's minor as the real issues are focused on Cade and Brooke's re
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another Julie James Heart Melter...

Julie James is another of my favorite writers...I know when I pick up her book its going to be good. I've really enjoyed this entire seris.

Brooke is a special councel attorney for a large resturant conglomerate.. she's beautiful, single.. and BUSY. Has no time for relationships but that doesnt mean she hasn't tried. She's been dumped 3 times in past 18 months due to her being to busy to take time for her guys and enjoy life...

Cade is a super sexy US Attor
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

Dude! Julie James rocks. Seriously, I've enjoyed all of her books, but she just keeps getting better and better.

There just isn't anything NOT to like about this book. I LOVED Brooke and Cade. The banter, the snark, the awesome one liners had me grinning like a silly fool the whole book.

I'd start with some quotes, but honestly, there are just SO many great lines, I don't think I could choose.

If you like contemporary romance at all -do yourself a favor - read it. You won't be sorry - promise (and
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Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it

Two great main characters, some additional great ones and low angst (a good thing when you are in the mood for light romance). The part where they work together is only a couple of chapters long; the rest is work, play and some personal issues.
The personal issues are what introduces angst into the story, but it is not overwhelming. At times it was even cute. (view spoiler)
bella farren
4/5 stars

This might have been my favourite romance in this series so far (or Something About You it's a tough decision) but as much as I loved the characters and the chemistry, all the books in the series are rather similar in almost all aspects.

I'll link my more in-depth reviews of the other two books I heave read in the series. But if you're looking for a good old romance story that tugs at the heart strings and is filled with kick-ass career woman who take no prisoners and have a talent for
Anne OK
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
The best yet from Julie James! She's upped the heat level considerably in this one and it really worked -- real well, along with fabulous characters that you can't help but fall in love with, and a storyline that tugs at your heartstrings and makes you sad to see it end.

Now on to Kristen Ashley's "Own the Wind" and then I'll write reviews.
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OK. This is me gushing over Julie James and this book. It was fantastic. This series keeps getting better and better! Plus, we got a LOT of updates on the couples from Books 1-3 which was fun.

So this is Cade Morgan.
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Cade was raised by a single mother, turned into a college football star and was injured in a game-winning, career-ending play in the Rose Bowl. He moved onto Plan B, law school, and is an Assistant US Attorney in Chicago.

He has some daddy issues - his father abandoned his mother
Mary - Buried Under Romance
Another riveting read from Julie James, and one I am not about to forget for a while. LOVE IRRESISTIBLY differs from the previous books in the FBI/U.S. Attorney series in being more character driven, and less reliant on a grander premise to draw the hero and heroine together. The story is Cade and Brooke, just them, and how they each invaded each other's lives in the most touching and necessary of ways.

Brooke Parker is a successful General Counsel for an expanding restaurant company. She has not
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book
Loved this one. Review to come.

Three years ago I read my first Julie James book, Something About You, and I’ve been addicted to her writing style ever since. I’m never left feeling disappointed after reading one of her books because, WOW, the woman definitely knows how to write a contemporary with the perfect blend of romance, sizzling sexy times, wickedly funny humor, and smart characters. Love Irresistibly has exceeded my expectations and is WAY up there as one of my all-time favorite contemporary romance I’ve read thus far
Jacob Proffitt
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
This is my favorite of the series, so far. Which is saying something at book four. Some of that is the main couple. Some of that is the surrounding characters, particularly Cade and Brooke's friends. And some of that is that this is the first where nobody was ever in any danger, ever, and I really like James' way with a romantic plotline.

I could do details, but by this time, you really shouldn't be this far in the series without having read the others first. And having read the others, you know
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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 twenty-two languages and Julie’s ninth novel, THE THING ABOUT LOVE, is now available.

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