It Happened One Wedding
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
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)
This was so cute.
I was a little reluctant to read it because rom coms are really not my thing. They tend to be silly and the characters annoying. I prefer grittier books.
But this one has amazing characters. The heroine is smart, snarky and strong. The hero is the perfect mix between sweet and grumpy. Their banter is hot as hell.
Even the story is fun. It had me cracking up a few times. And there is no over-the-top drama or crazy antics, thank God.
Is there anything particularly special about this?
It's a ...more
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 ...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 ...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
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 ...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
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 ...more
Investment banker Sidney Sinclair just came off a very bad breakup when she found out her fiance was cheating on her three weeks before their wedding. His excuse was ...more
I enjoyed this book. It was rather slow-paced in the first half of the book, but it wasn’t bad. The second half was when it got really interesting. I kinda missed seeing the FBI/US Attorney cases and seeing that as a part of the main plot with the main characters (like how it was for the first ...more
Classic I-don’t-do-relationship bachelor meets I’m-looking-for-Mr. Right-but-I-can-have-fun-with-hot-Mr. Right Now girl...
The sexy bits were a bit too much for me, but you can skip them if they bother you and enjoy the rest of the story.
Once again I hadn’t read the blurb, which is turning out great lately. So at the restaurant scene, a few pages in, I was like O.o which was great! If you trust you like ...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. ...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
Sidney Sinclair is an investment banker. After moving back to Chicago after finding out her fiancee was cheating on her, she is trying to dip her toe back into the dating pool. After a blah date at a coffee shop, she is asked out by a total stranger who lashes out like a petty POS after she turns him ...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 ...more
Bok ljudi! Znam da me nije bilo dugo s poštenom recenzijom... Zadnja koju sam napisala bila je skoro prije mjesec dana za knjigu iste autorice Zakon Privlačnosti, a prije toga za isto tako dvije njeneNajseksi frajer na svijetuiIznenada jednog ljeta.
Prije nešto malo više od mjesec dana iz čiste radoznalosti (i dosade na poslu, pssst nemojte nikome reći) u ruke sam uzela upravo zadnju knjigu koja je izašla - Iznenada jednoga ljeta i odmah me je uvukla, a onda su se zaredali svi
Book source: Purchased
As before, read the others in the series first. View this one as the treat at the end of an excellent meal. Or something. Also, as before, having read the others, you now more or less what to expect here. I'll highlight some, though, because I can't stop myself. ...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
When I started reading this book I was positive this would be my favorite one from the bunch.
The alpha FBI hottie, smart and strong heroine, the witty banter, from hate-friends-love trope.
I thought, how freaking awesome this series is. The best Chick-Lit series ever. I was chuckling to myself and really enjoying it. Adorable.
Of course the heroine had to ruin it.
(view spoiler)[The h basically begs the H to stay over night and right after having the bow chicka bow wow, she ...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 ...more
Seriously, if she writes it, I'll read it. She writes THE BEST contemporary romance.
My only (small) problem with her is that her female characters might be just a tiny little bit too empowered (no, I have nothing about super empowered women, but after the fourth or fifth book where the character is CEO, partner at a main law firm, or whatever thing by age 30 I'm all like... "can't she just have a normal awesome job by age 30? ...more
This contemporary romance had similar tension found in the first two stories in the FBI/US Attorney series and I enjoyed it more because of that. Vaughn Roberts, a Special Agent with the FBI, met the first woman in forever that rebuked his offer to go out with him. Good-looking, witty and down-to-earth, women always have gravitated toward him. Unfortunately, not when he hit on the pretty redhead in the coffee shop that day. Not only did he ...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.”