Sunday, April 8, 2012

About that Night by Julie James

Title:  About That Night
Author: Julie James
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: FBI #3
Main Characters: Kyle and Rylann
Release Date: April 2012
ISBN: 9780425246955
Publisher: Penguin
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
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.

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. . .

My Review:
A- spicy
One of my most anticipated books to read this year. I have been dying for Kyle (aka: The Twitter Terrorist) story. What I didn't expect about this book was the history between these two, which occurred way before Kyle became the infamous Twitter Terrorist. I love how Julie wrote their story so it wasn't all about the present tense of their lives. There is a long history there for both of them and it really enriched this story.

These two had a chemistry instantly when they met nine years before although Kyle was way too full of himself and cocky for Rylann's tastes. She immediately shut him down, but Kyle didn't give up and then neither one could refute their chemistry and they agreed to a date. A date that Kyle never showed for when his life shattered to pieces, but he never forgot Rylann.

As with all of Julie's books, this book is made by these two wonderful characters. Kyle is extremely intelligent and savvy, but he's also human. That very human side lost control when his Victoria Secret model girlfriend dumped him very publicly on Twitter. In a drunken rage, he shut down the very popular social site for two days. Nope, the FBI didn't take very kindly to that so they and the Chicago Attorney General's office went after him and flambe'ed him in court. The results....Kyle was sent to prison as a felon. Luckily, Kyle has managed to maintain his incredible personality even though  he's spent 4 months in prison. He knows that he screwed up in one of the stupidest ways possible and has kept his sense of humor about it. He is also very aware that a girl ultimately caused his downfall, so he is not looking to get involved with another one anytime soon. And that's where Julie nails him by making "the one that got away" show up in his final day in court.

Like all of Julie's heroines, Rylann is smart, independent, with a snarky streak a mile wide. I LOVE her heroines! They are always so much fun to read and they always have the perfect comeback to any situation. In my dreams, I would like to be able to channel one of Julie James' heroines into my personality. 

The main conflict in this story is that Rylann just started as an Assistant US Attorney in the Chicago office and Kyle is a felon. The two do not mix especially since Rylann is still trying to make a positive impression in her office. An office which has a long, antagonistic relationship with Kyle. 

Filled with TONS of humor and witty dialogue, Julie James proves once again why she is one of my favorite contemporary authors. Another great installment.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I LOVE Julie's heroines too. And oh how I adored Kyle. I really enjoyed how their story started 9 years ago and not the way I assumed...if you know what I mean and if that makes any sense. I am trying to stay away from spoilers. lol This author is just awesome. Great review! :)