A LOT LIKE LOVE by Julie James
A Lot Like Love by Julie James
Reviewed by Vanessa
Sassy heiress, Jordan Rhodes owns and operates DeVine Cellars, a winery in Chicago. Her twin brother, Kyle, has recently been incarcerated for his computer hacking of Twitter. Jordan is very concerned about her impulsive, geeky brother and would like nothing more than to have him out of prison, sooner rather than later. Jordan may have that opportunity to have Kyle released when two FBI agents enter her store to offer her a deal. If she agrees to assist them in getting into a party to plant listening devices into the owner’s office, they will work a deal for an early release of her brother. How can Jordan refuse a chance to get her brother out of jail early?
Top field agent, Nick McCall, is good at his job and enjoys long undercover assignments. He’s a take charge, controlling man who knows how to handle any situation. Nick never planned on being the main agent on this job, but his partner became ill and he had to step in and deal with the woman whom seems to rub him the wrong way. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a one night job suddenly turns into a longer stint as both Jordan and Nick have to pretend to be dating so that Nick’s cover won’t be blown, and the FBI will be able to get the evidence they need for prosecuting the criminals.
A Lot Like Love was an absorbing tale with characters that were very entertaining and fun to be with. I liked the references to some of today’s current trends and even the fact that one of the characters didn’t understand the ending of one of those trends i.e. the series finale of Lost.
A Lot Like Love was a thrill ride that slows down for you to catch your breath then picks back up as the characters drive this story to its final conclusion. I found the way that Julie James compared wine tasting to relationships to be very intriguing. A Lot Like Love had it all: humor, heart touching scenes, and it kept you riveted to its pages. I enjoyed the chemistry and camaraderie between all of the characters and found that I literally did NOT want to part from them or their families at the end of this book. I am so incredibly grateful for the chance to have been introduced to this author. I eagerly await Julie James’ next offering in the romance genre. A Lot Like Love is Joyfully Recommended!