Book Review: Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney #4) by Julie James

I truly love Julie James' books. She takes things to a whole other level that has me laughing, sighing and entranced.

Love Irresistibly is the fourth book in the FBI/US Attorney series and it does not disappoint at all!


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 . . .

Cade needs Brooke's help in an investigation. He namely needs to bug on of her restaurants in order to catch a bad guy. In the previous books the investigation was a huge part of the story, usually this meant that the two main characters were forced to work together for a long time. This time that was not the case. The investigation was only the beginning, it's their undeniable attraction that makes them come together again and again.

It's new revelations and opportunities that might get in the way of a happy ending. Not to mention Cade's apparently emotionally unavailable and Brooke's not the "big picture kind of girl".
"She gave one hundred and ten percent to whatever is was she was doing, and basically had one speed when it came to her career: full speed."
Brooke indeed goes all out for her career as it sort of has come to define her. She's a woman with character, competitive, accepts no help, wants to make it on her own and just realized she might have to make some sacrifices for that (love). It's not that she doesn't want love, it's just isn't so simple to do her job the way she does it and still have all the rest. At least that's what she thinks.
"I think by definition, one actually has to have a father in order to have father issues."
Cade is very driven. When he had to give up football, he put his focus on being a lawyer and completely went for it. He isn't afraid to take on profile cases, he even prefers them (see Twitter terrorist). The guy doesn't know the word giving up, not just when it comes to work, but also in every other aspect of his life. He does obviously have daddy issues and they play a big part in the story. He continually has that urge to prove himself.
"In every hot, hope-the-neighbors-didn't-hear-but-damn-that-was-some-great-sex sense of the word."
As always Julie James delivers. We've got depth and complexity, well rounded characters with a great sense of humor that even makes ma laugh out loud while reading. Sex scenes where the steam just rises out of the pages. The main characters are bot very strong willed, determined and hardheaded, creating sparks that nearly make you burn with excitement.

Julie James is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. When you read her books you really notice the difference between the adult and new adult genre. While new adult is fun and a lot of drama combined, Julie James' writing takes it up a notch, more subtle humor and all around better developed and written.

I can not recommend her books often enough. So start reading!!!

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