It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney #5)
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in to close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until ...more
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by Julie James (Goodreads Author)
SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investmen…more
SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…
BUT HE MAKES IT HARD TO SAY “I DON’T”
Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…
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I usually start from book 1 and read all the way to the end of a series…moreEach book in this series is a stand-alone so yes, you could read this first.
I usually start from book 1 and read all the way to the end of a series because I personally enjoy the appearance of past characters in a newer book (which happens in this series) but that's just me heh xD(less)
I enjoyed the book so much! I bolded 'enjoyed' because somehow the book has disppointed a little, which is why I couldn't love it.
This makes me so sad because I expected a kickass story with awesome words. I'll keep it to the point.
I LOVED the banter between Sidney and Vaughn. The typical Julie James style of sarcasm had me laughing even at serious situations. Throughout the book, I was giggling and at times, laughing straight out loud.
Next, the characters. I loved each and eve ...more
Once again, Ms James did not disappoint. I absolutely LOVE her books. All of them. I can be guaranteed a solid 4 or 5 star read when I pick up one of her books.
He was tall and somehow managed to look ruggedly sexy, despite the rather conservative dark gray suit and blue tie he wore. Maybe it was the short cut of his thick brown hair. Or his keen hazel eyes. Or his strong chiseled jaw with that just-perfect amount of five o'clock shadow.
Vaughn is sexy, good-looking, 34 "man about town ...more
Julie James can do no wrong in my eyes, at least when it comes to this series. It Happened One Wedding has all the right elements of what makes a fantastic romance novel: Character-driven plot, sparkling dialogue, humor, and great supporting characters. This book restored my belief that one can write romance--and do it really well--without the drama-llama, dark secrets hogwash we see in so many books today. Just pure unadulterated storytelling and great characterizations.
Sidney is a ...more
This was my least favorite of the series. The heroine annoyed me for much of the book, and I wish there had been more time spent on Vaughn and Sidney’s romantic progression and relationship. The ending was a little abrupt, and I would have loved an epilogue. But Julie James writes some of the best, wittiest, smartest, snarkiest banter in romance and always delivers an entertaining and high quality read. So still a great, enjoyable 4-4 stars! ...more
Sidney is back in Chicago starting a new job after leaving New York, and a ruined relationship. After discovering her fiancé was cheating on her, Sidney feels she’s wasted three years of her life. She should already be married and starting a family, something Sidney really wanted at this point in her life. At thirty-thre ...more
Gosh it really has been a long time since I last read a book by Julie James. But as usual she did an amazing job at delivering yet another FANTASTIC installment of the FBI/US Attorney series. This is book 5 in the series and I was quickly reminded of all the things I love about her writing. There was humor, sweetness, a fantastic plot and sexy moments too.
I really enjoyed Sidney as a heroine. She was a sweet, confident and beautiful. But underneath that she was a bit cynical when it ...more
Another fun, sexy, entertaining read from Julie James. I loved the humorous banter and ...more
There was no insta-anything, minus the sizzling attraction for another, and that was refreshing. Sid ...more
Sidney is recovering from a broken engagement with a brand new job. Moving from New York to Chicago, she has accepted the position to manage a four billion dollar fund. Sidney is excited for this new job and to be back in her hometown. She is also excited when her sister announces she is getting married and that Sidney is th ...more
Blog rating: A
Her [Sidney] smile was sweet, her tone dry. “Aw, and that makes you such a good guy. Because you’re honest about being a womanizer.”
[…]He [Vaughn] leaned in closer to her. “See, this is why I don’t date women in their thirties. You’re jaded. And ornery. And you have a checklist with thirty-four goddamn things on it!” She turned toward him, her cheeks flushed pink as she, too, raised her voice. “Don’t put this on me. There’s a reason women l ...more
OH MY GOD!!,
April of 2014 can't come soon enough.Can't wait for IHOW.Love JJ's books, especially the FBI/US Attorney series.Hope she never stops writing them! Or maybe she can stop at, like, 50 books or more!!! By the way, does anyone know anything about the hero & heroine of this book? any guesses? I'm hoping for Sam Wilkins to feature in this one.But I'm guessing I will have to wait more for Sam since he was not in LOVE IRRESISTIBLY.
July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March......more
Pretty sure I found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...why BECAUSE JULIE JAMES HAS A NEW NOVEL/BLURB/COVER! The countdown begins people...Its out March 25! Julie James has completely made a name for herself as a contemporary romance guru and all around romance novelist heavy hitter! Each book gets better, raunchier, deeper, and more fun! With her FBI series bad boy, Vaughn finally getting his just desserts in the love depeartment, I doubt this book could even try to dissapoint! I knew v ...more
What happend when a brother and a sister of two people who don't like each other in first meeting will get marrired?
This was fun since the first charpter! Vaughn and Sidney's sarcasm is enjoynable to read. I love Vaughn, he is witty, cocky, and irritaing player.*sigh* Sidney is just like typical Julie's heroine, fiesty, snarky, and witty. Her lists about the guy she or woman should date with made me laugh! reminding me a bit of Linda Howard' Mr.Perfect.
The story is about Vaughn's brother Simon ...more
Now i'm wondering whose next....
It Happened One Wedding is Book 5 in the FBI/US Attorney series, but it can completely stand on its own. The story starts with what I think is the best opening chapter in a romance I have ever read. (Really!)
What makes this story so great is the setup: FBI Agent Vaughn Roberts is exactly the kind of guy Sidney Sinclair does not want to date. They are almost immediately ...more
...unfortunately not in a good way.
Ever since I read Just the Sexiest Man Alive, Julie James has become one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, and from her I could always hope for smart and witty and absolutely enjoyable story. Yet, this one was just...
It Happened One Wedding is, by far, the least satisfying book ever written by Julie James. Too bad, really, because I think the plot actually had potential to be more interesting what with Vaughn's undercover job ...more
Career driven Sidney Sinclair is now focused on looking for Mr. Right. She is done with men who can’t commit. But with her sister’s swift engagement and wedding she’ll need to deal with “man about town” best man who is just the type she wants to avoid.
Special FBI Agent Vaughn Roberts is happy with his single life. He has not trouble getting the lovely ladies under his spell after alw ...more
Overall Rating = 3 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 3 / 5 = 4.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 3 Stars
Character Development = 3 Stars
Story Appreciation = 3 Stars
Ending = 3 Stars
Worth the Chili = 2 Stars -- [$5.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Mild
There have been a few in this series I haven't read. After reading this one, I'm pretty sure I just lost interest. This was an okay read, but ...
What things did I like?
1 -- I loved the cover.
2 -- I read a friends review after ...more
What I appreciate in this series is that the people in these books act very life-like. Their actions and consequent reactions are real - I think I'll be acting like that in their shoes!
Both Sidney and Vaughn are great! I liked, strange as it may be, his reclutance to commit, even if I found the reason rather tepid. I loved Sidney's reclutance too, but because I could understand what she went trough!
A lovely, easy read. Great diagolgue and a very nice pace!
I'll conitnue r ...more
THAT DESCRIPTION WILL MAKE ME DIE. I looooove the dress; just adore this cover so much! So excited to read this book!
Read May 2014
IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING was an very enjoyable read. There is just something about James' books that make you happy you've read them. I liked both characters, great banter between them. I liked the wedding aspect too ~~ ...more
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pointed between Vaughn and Sidney. “Have you two been together long?”
Sidney blinked, then gestured at Vaughn. “Him and me?” She laughed. “Oh, no. Noooo, no, no.”
Vaughn smiled at Lauren, nonplussed. “In case you missed it, that would be a no.”
caught the show.
“Well, he asked for my opinion,” she said defensively.
“I’m just wondering what you’re going to do to the next guy who walks in,” the older man said.
“They’re gonna start taking them out of here in body bags.”
Probably it was high time she left this coffee shop.”