Wednesday, September 19, 2012

About That Night (FBI / US Attorney #3) by Julie James

“Because nine years ago, I walked up to the most beautiful girl in the bar, and tonight she's still the only person I want to talk to.” 

The Blurb:

He's Playing Games

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face-to-face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she's stunned. More troubling to the beautiful assistant U.S. attorney is that she's still wildly attracted to him.

But She's Making The Rules

Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn't thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can't say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn't mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won't give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he's never forgotten.


After reading A Lot Like Love, I was already excited to start About That Night because I knew that Kyle Rhodes will be the male lead character in this third installment of Julie James’ FBI/US Attorney series. I liked Kyle in ALLL. I thought he was such an interesting character and I find his whole “shutting-down-Twitter-and-getting-jailed-for-it” funny and an amazing plot line. Can you imagine a hero being thrown into jail because he hacked Twitter? *Nerd Hero Alert* Although, the real reason why he hacked Twitter was sad and a bit pitiful but still I find it hot. 

The female lead character this time is Rylann. She just moved to Chicago to be an assistant US Attorney to the recently promoted Cameron Lynde (of Something About You). Like other Julie James’ female leads, she’s a smart and career-oriented woman. Although, she’s a bit more driven as she’s got her future planned out down to the exact year when she will achieved her goal. She and Kyle met in a bar back in college. Though nothing sordid happened that night aside from Kyle walking her home and them sharing a kiss, that night 9 years ago seemed to be magical for both of them. They were attracted to each other and when they met again after all those years, apparently, the attraction was still there.

This book doesn’t have suspense like James’ previous book in this series. Well, there was someone murdered in the jail at the time Kyle was still in there but although that affects Kyle and Rylann, it doesn’t put their lives at risk. 

The main conflict in this book is how to reconcile the fact that Rylann- an assistant US Attorney- is dating the so-called Twitter Terrorist who was put into jail by the office she’s serving today. How their personal relationship with each other affects their professional relationship with other people.


Once again, I enjoyed this book. Kyle was such an entertaining character. I wish Rylann was more fleshed out though, but overall, it is still a solid third installment to the series. I can’t wait to read the fourth book!


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