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


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 liked this book. It wasn’t anything special but I liked it. So why the fourth star? Why not a three star meh rating?

Wilkins? Sadly no.

This is about Cade Morgan who was introduced in the Twitter Terrorist book and Brooke Parker who is just as wrapped in her career as he is. They meet because of a case he’s prosecuting and they meet again because of a return favour she asks.

And they kiss.

And they date.

They have sex and they have internal meltdowns about things getting too serious when they’re not ready to admit that’s exactly what they want. He has family trouble and she has career plans. Life is complicated.

It’s boring. And it’s all so deliciously normal.

These characters are adults. They’re capable at the jobs, they have friends they talk to, and they worry about spending or not spending the rest of their lives alone. There are miscommunications but those don’t last and they’re not manufactured. They’re just little complications of life.

After reading too many paranormals with insta-mates it’s a wonderful relief to read about an ordinary romance between two people who suck at relationships but manage to find and fall in love with someone who just fits in their lives.

I expect that the next romance in the series will swing back to the FBI side—no, sadly I don’t expect it to be about Wilkins—and that I’ll have to suspend my disbelief a bit more due to hazard pay. I’ll enjoy reading it nonetheless.

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5 Responses to Review: Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney #4) by Julie James

  1. Still not persuaded.

  2. For me, this book was better than the one with Kyle (I seriously cannot remember the titles), but it was still a long list of wasted opportunities. I wouldn't call it normal so much as completely lacking in conflict and narrative tension.

  3. Sounds like everything I would say about it. Not that I am going to read this one.

  4. You need to read it! The world will not be complete without your review. 🙂

  5. Aurian says:

    Nice review Rameau, thank you. Someday I will read those books, they have been on my wishlist since the first one. Sigh, so many books …

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