REVIEW: About That Night by Julie JamesThursday, April 19, 2012 1:00
Julie James writes contemporary romance for today’s reader. About that Night is a timeless love story with sparkling wit and the sizzling conversations that suck you into Kyle Rhodes’ and Rylann Pierce’s romance as though you were one of their circle of friends.
Kyle and Rylann come from opposite sides of the track. He is a billionaire hacker extraordinaire who hacked into and brought down Twitter in a drunken fit of rage. Forever labeled the Twitter Terrorist, he is convicted and sentenced to eighteen months in prison. She is Chicago’s newest Assistant US Attorney, and her first case is the motion hearing to reduce Kyle’s prison sentence to time served.
Rylann has an excellent reputation from her time at the San Francisco office where she worked before coming to Chicago, and dating a criminal isn’t exactly the best way to establish her credentials in her new job. Kyle is content to avoid publicity and explore their mutual attraction, which had sparked the first time he saw her in a bar nine years ago when they were still in college. In the most romantic fashion, he spectacularly makes up for standing her up nine years ago by taking her to the same bar for cheeseburgers and fries paired with a $300 champagne.
This book is the third book in the FBI series. The author seamlessly brings in the characters from the first two books where they are pertinent to this story. I love this story as well as the previous two books. When I read and enjoyed A Lot Like Love so much, I immediately went out and bought Something About You. I have been anxiously awaiting this book and it certainly more than lives up to my expectations.
He’s playing games.
Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face-to-face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful assistant U.S. attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.
But she’s making the rules.
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten.
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