Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Love Irresistibly (FBI/U.S. Attorney)



A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that. 


A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney’s office—even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there’s a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees—until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love. . .  


I think Love Irresistibly might be my favorite Julie James book so far. Brooke and Cade are so perfect for each other and compliment each other so perfectly. They help each other grow and be better people. I really loved them together.

Cade is the tough guy who doesn't open up to anyone. When he was young his father wasn't around, and when he did show up the one time he never came back. Because he had been so hopeful that he would have a dad once he showed up and so disappointed when he never came back he has shut himself off from getting that attached to anyone again. He really is just trying to safeguard himself against getting hurt. Of course then his relationships don't last and the girls always tell him it is because he is emotionally unavailable.

Brooke hasn't had much luck in the love department either. She put everything she has into her work. She has always had to work hard for what she has. She grew up in a richer part of town, but her family was not rich. She had to work hard at school to get scholarships to college and do well for herself. Because of that she pushes herself really hard to succeed and won't give up her long hours. She doesn't complain if guys don't take her out a lot because they are busy with work. She understand the demands of a busy job. At first this works well for her, but then the guys get tired of never being able to see her and they end it. So, not wanting to go through that again she is kind of giving up on dating.

When Cade and Brooke meet it was pretty hilarious. Cade is used to getting his way and used to people just doing what he says. Brooke is not one of those people. She does what she wants and she riles up Cade quite a bit. Really they get each other riled up and it is fun. Cade needs Brooke's help on a case and she does eventually help him. Then he owes her, and when they meet to go over that they actually have a nice time and things start to progress from there. Not wanting to get hurt again Brooke looks up rules for casual dating which was awesome. Cade treats here like one of the many which she totally calls him out on. It was great. I loved seeing them together.

Cade tries to keep himself detached, but of course that doesn't work forever. They both help the other with their issues and make them better people. They don't communicate the best by the end, so of course there are some issues that then get resolved. They were just so sweet together and I loved them. My favorite Julie James couple so far.

Rating: 4/5

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