About That Night is a contemporary romance novel by Julie James. It’s the 3rd book in her FBI love series. He’s playing the games, but she’s making the rules. 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.
Smug Dimples, Prosecutrix Pierce, Meth Lab Rylann and the Twitter Terrorist (or my favorite version of this that comes up El Twitter Terrorista) are all nicknames that our hero and heroine are called during ABOUT THAT NIGHT and it’s the way these nicknames are used during the quick, witty banter that Kyle and Rylann have that drew me right in. What stood out the most as I was reading was that there’s no huge angst our couple needs to overcome. This is about two people dealing with their pasts, finding a balance in the present with their careers and figuring out a way to be together for the long haul. It’s incredibly enjoyable, and Julie James keeps hitting it just right on all levels – humor, story, sexiness – with her FBI series. — Jess from Amazon
- Title: About That Night
- Raina Rating: 8 out of 10
- Genre: Romance
- Author: Julie James
- Series: Book 3 out of 4 (FBI / US Attorney Series)
We first met Kyle Rhodes, the male lead in this book in the previous book. He’s the twin sister of Jordan Rhodes, and in the previous book, he was arrested and put in jail for hacking into Twitter and taking it down for two days. This, of course, lands him in federal prison for a few months, where he ends up serving 4 of his 18-month sentence and gets out early from the events in the previous title, A LOT LIKE LOVE. Now he’s a free man and has to start a new life. A life where while he may be the heir to a billion-dollar fortune, he’s still a well-known ex-con.
The female lead in this book is a lawyer named Rylann Pierce. Kyle and Rylann met at the University of Illinois while she was a first-year law student, and he just finished his master’s in computer science. Only after he finally asks her out does he end up standing her up for their first date, but not on purpose. There turns out to be a very good reason for it … his mother died. The two go on about their lives and meet up ten years later. This time she’s working in the state attorney’s office, and he’s the newly released from prison twitter hacker.
Was the story well written? Of course. Julie James is good at what she does. She takes her job as an author very seriously. I respect that. But what bothers me is the flippant attitude toward crime. And yes, hacking is a crime. Just ask the millions of people who had their credit card numbers stolen when some hackers stole them from Target. That issue aside, I liked the story. Kyle and Rylann have great chemistry. Would I recommend you buy it? Totally. You really can’t go wrong with a Julie James book. While some are better than others, in the end, they are all good.