Love Irresistibly

Julie James
Love Irresistibly
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Penguin Group
Release Date
April 2013
Book 4 of FBI/US Attorney
Contemporary Romance, Lawyer/FBI Romance


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 him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he's not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.


A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney's office—even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there's a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees—until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love. . .

Book Review by Mary Chen (reviewer)
Apr 09, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
196 people found the following review helpful
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 once taken her eyes off her goals, living a fast-paced and extremely busy life. In fact, work is her life. Because of that, her relationships have always ended abruptly, with the others claiming that she's not a "big-picture" type of girl. Believing what she needs is a no-strings-attached relationship, she finds a partner in Cade Morgan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, who is as devastatingly charming as can be. Cade is handsome, confident, and talented, and he's also not looking for a soul-searching, long-term relationship. But for these two people thinking they want only a temporary arrangement, love surges like a spark of thunder, forcing them to open their eyes and change their lives for the permanent future.

What is amazing about this novel is Julie James's remarkable ability for turning daily, supposedly mundane events into development steps for her characters. The writing is superb and flows like fine-tuned clockwork, turning each day into one of contemplation and subtle change for Cade and Brooke. As Brooke comes to realize that it's time to slow down her life, refocus on the friends and family she's been missing out due to work, Cade slowly bonds with the half-brother he's never known for 16 years, and takes steps to forming a relationship with the father who abandoned him.

There's a duality of pacing and scenes in this novel that, while seemingly at odds, forms a harmony that completes the missing emotional component of Cade and Brooke's lives. From Brooke's workaholic schedule to Cade's afternoon with his brother, every scene captures in startlingly attention the internal realities and desires of these two. And of course, complemented with the usual Julie James wit and humor in dialogue, LOVE IRRESISTIBLY is a gem of a read. Between the friendship and laughter of Cade and his charming FBI friends and the emotionally (and sexually) potent interaction of Cade and Brooke comes a great love story that is highly recommended.
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