A Lot Like Love by Julie James

A Lot Like Love (FBI/U.S. Attorney)


The FBI wants her cooperation. 

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fund-raiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau. 

Agent McCall just wants her. 

As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment—one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more…


Even though A Lot Like Love is the second book in Julie James' FBI/U.S. Attorney series it is the fourth one I have read.  I did enjoy it, but by halfway through I was just like okay I have read this story three times already, The male and female leads in all of her books are very similar. The book always starts off with them hating each other, but then they get together. The guys are tough no nonsense kind of guys who like the ladies and aren't really looking to settle down. Well all but Jack from the first book. The girls are strong females who have good jobs and don't want the player. I had to put this book aside and sleep on it before reading the second half. With that break it made it more enjoyable, but I probably should have read something else between books. I know that doesn't sound good, but I did enjoy all of them, it is just they are so similar in a lot of ways that I should have broken them up more if that makes sense

In this story we have Nick and Jordan. Jordan is from a rich family and the sister of Kyle (from About That Night which is a later book, but I read it before this one).  Kyle is still in jail when this story begins, and Nick offers her the chance to get Kyle out of jail early if she helps them with an undercover operation. It is only supposed to last one night, and she is supposed to be going to a party with Nick's partner as her date. Of course it doesn't work out that way she has to go with Nick. They didn't like each other at first sight and didn't really get along very well. Of course something happens and they have to keep up the charade that they are dating for longer than expected.

Jordan doesn't like the pretend dating thing. She doesn't like lying to her friends, but Nick is good. He doesn't really tell lies, but he doesn't tell the truth in a way that would make it seem like they weren't really together. Of course all of this pretend dating and they start actually liking each other. They go away for the weekend and it is really nice. Of course you have some issues at the end where things start going wrong, but then everything gets fixed and happily ever after. A good read, but not my favorite Julie James book.

Rating: 3.5/5

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