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Something About You

(FBI/US Attorney #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  59,070 ratings  ·  2,594 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
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Jan 19, 2013 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 13, 2009 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?
Apr 23, 2013 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
“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
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4.5 stars!

In all my years with the army and the FBI, there's only been one person I've ever had any problems controlling myself around."

Thank you Katerina for recommending this book! I have truly fallen in love with Jack Pallas. But maybe I shouldn't have started this book at 11pm. By the time I reached the climax (double entendre lol), it was 3 am. Not the best time to read about men hiding in your closet, let me tell you. My heart was beating so fast and I was so paranoid I had
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another re-read. Yep, still a solid 4 stars. I wish she would write faster! Although she has a new one coming out soon. The two main characters have a past, and not a romantic past, at that. There was an attraction 3 years ago ... there still is. Jack is sexy, handsome, rugged! LOL. Everything I like in a hero. And he is a nice guy too. Cameron is beautiful, independent, strong... everything I like in a heroine.

Who the fuck is this guy. I need to stalk him on Pinterest!! LOL.

Thirty thousand
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun. Sexy. Sweet.

Julie James certainly made my addiction to her books reach a whole new level. Something About You is a real page-turner. It captured my imagination, made my heart pound furiously, and melted me into a puddle.

Cameron Lynde is an Assistant District Attorney who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was supposed to spend a relaxing night at luxury hotel, but turned out, she’d become the only witness to a crime that involved a U.S. senator. And when she thought her day
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 18, 2012 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 read – a bi
Sep 05, 2011 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
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
 Nayeli ღ [hiatus]
May 23, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 34%

Nothing interesting has happened yet and I have already read over 100 pages. I'm getting bored with so much explanation of the crime committed that it still doesn't seem to have an end. 🙄🙃

I did not like the narrative either, so I will not continue with this series.
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

*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
Emily May
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, romance, chick-lit

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
Feb 22, 2010 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 22, 2011 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 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Smut Club Monday
Shelves: adult, read-2012, romance
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
Mar 11, 2010 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
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 stars

JJ’s Something About You thoroughly delivers both the steamy🔥 & the suspense in good measure (albeit predictable with the suspense as the reader is clued in first yet believable enough to be entertained while waiting for the other shoe to drop) with a sassy, smart heroine & a grumpy, protective hero.

SAY has been a little tough for me to decide how to rate it. This evening, I have been trying to figure out what has me resisting going over 4 stars, because there really isn’t anything
bella farren
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, books-i-own
4/5 stars

“I’ve licked stamps who were more excited than you by that kiss.”


This is such an enjoyable series, the books (I amend; the ones I've read so far in this series) always begin with the two main characters hating each other and slowly (please note; slowly) a romantic relationship begins to bloom. I love this particular trope because it makes the end of the book and the eventually relationship, so much more heart felt.

I feel like this series combines all the best things
I listened to this audiobook. I really enjoyed this one. Sometimes you just need to listen to a nice love story that will end up all good. I love Julie James' style of writing..a lot of fun, cute dialogue, romance and some suspense all in one! I will definitely read/listen to more Julie James. She writes the kind of contemporary romance I like. I think I may have discovered a new favourite author in the romance genre! ...more
Mar 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-lit, 5-stars, m-f
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
♡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
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
Anja H.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it

"I wake up every morning wondering what I did to deserve having you back in my life."

It seems like I've been on a contemporary romance/adult reading spree the last few days and boy am I enjoying it! I loved that this was a mix between suspense and romance, including some pretty steamy scenes. If anyone knows some similar books to this one, please feel free to recommend because I literally slaughtered this novel in less than 5 hours lol.

Full review coming soon!
Camilla Isley
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I get the cover now :)

I haven’t reas this series in order, but the books can be read as standalone. Jack and Cameron were two of my favorites so far. Each book in the series is the same (love to have with humor) but different in its own way and I love all of them. Julie James really makes me laugh, every book is a gem.

There are steamy parts I don’t particularly care for but they’re just a teeny tiny bit and easily skipped (if you’re like me)
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Enemies to lovers and all that...

I liked it, even though i wasn't quite into the whole 'suspense' crime thrillery thing for some reason...and I usually love mystery/thriller genre...but here, smth was off...maybe the pacing, or maybe it was just me...

In fact, I think it was me...😕 and i believe I would like the book more if the circumstances were better off...

My bad
Oct 30, 2010 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
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.
Updated after third re-read 6/7/16

Just as good the third time around! It firmly belong among my all-time favs!
Julie James has a rare gift. She is amazing.
What I loved about this book:

1. The super hot brooding alpha protective FBI agent hero
2. The super hot sazzy assistant US Attorney heroine
3. Their
Audiobook: Narrator – Karen White

This was narrated in such a way that it adds so much more to the story than just the words on my Kindle. Ms. White performs this book and it shows in all the little details she adds through her voice with each character, not just the hero and heroine. She did an amazing job and I found myself re-listening to several of the scenes because of her performance.

This was a great mystery romance with a high cute and fun factor! I wasn’t sure if I’d really connect with
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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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“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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