Something About You is a contemporary romance novel by Julie James.
Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. Senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation-the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand-and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.
When a high-priced prostitute is murdered in the neighboring hotel room, sole witness Cameron Lynde’s safety is in the very capable but unforgiving hands of FBI special agent Jack Pallas, who thinks she sold him out three years ago on a case involving the Chicago Mob. As an assistant U.S. attorney, she’s fully cognizant of the risks, especially since the client caught on videotape engaging in kinky sex is the well-known, married U.S. senator from Illinois, recently appointed chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. But as the murderer closes in, Jack and Cameron must put aside their differences to stay alive and solve the case. James has crafted another sizzling, vibrant contemporary legal romance set in her hometown, with edgy banter and edge-of-your-seat encounters between the forces of law and those corrupted by access to power. The sequel, A Lot Like Love (2011), continues the Martino investigation subplot with another FBI agent, Jack’s friendly rival, Nick McCall. –Lynne Welch
- Title: Something About You
- Raina Rating: 7 out of 10
- Genre: Romance
- Author: Julie James
- Series: Book 1 out of 4 (FBI / US Attorney Series)
If you’ve read one of the more recent Julie James novels like Sexiest Man Alive or Practice Makes Perfect, then you are no doubt a fan of the author who tends to write very high-brow romance. But having read those past books first, I must say I was surprised at this story. Had I never read a single Julie James novel prior to this one, I would have been like, ahh, this is okay. But knowing how great writing skills first, this book took me back.
It was confusing at times because it jumped back and forth to different stories and points in time. I had to actually decided to re-read the book a few days after I read it the first time, and I’m glad I did. Once I had the basic concept of the story down, reading it a second time helped me understand it much better. But then again, this is her first novel. Considering that, it’s still a great story at heart, and even with the confusing parts, it was still a better book than many others in this genre by other authors.
Julie James still has the same high-brow, snotty attitude present in her other novels. But that is my only real complaint about the main characters in all of her novels. They just aren’t likable. The average person can’t relate to them. But even with that, I think you’ll still like the story even if you have to read it twice to get it all down.