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Two undercover FBI agents can hide who they are from everyone but each other in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly One Summer FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at uantico gladly going their separate ways after graduating from the Academy Six years later 25 stars So I didn't think it was terrible but I didn't really enjoy it either Which was shocking because I love everything else James has written She's a talented writer and I enjoyed a few of her other FBI romances but this time around it felt like there was too much FBI detailIt was as though she'd researched all this stuff about the FBI Hostage Rescue Team and white collar sting operations and she was determined to use every last bit of information she had gleaned goddamnitBy the end I was skimming the rather boring parts about this undercover case the two agents were working There were too many details about the preparation fake websites fake buildings fake limo companies etc crammed onto every available page Plus the case itself was dull A mayor who was taking bribes from businessmen and helping them rezone buildings to commercial The will they won't they catch him was intense dude In an attempt to take the tension up a notch the mayor was a little skeevy No he didn't do anything but he looked lecherously at her breasts and ran his finger over her knuckles when they shook hands I thought that he might try something eventually but evidently he was written in as a c list perv so that John could show off a slightly protective side Both Jessica and John were likable characters and I was rooting for them to overcome whatever obstacles and get together in the end Because OF COURSE I wasThis was a romance so I was fully prepared to put aside the majority of reality so these two could get their HEA I seriously don't expect authors to make things hyper realistic in this genre because I'm reading these books to get that butterflies in my tummy feeling you know? Love conuers all Wheee But the ending was so incredibly over the top that it basically ruined what little enjoyment I had been hoping to findWarning Spoilers So in the beginning of the book John walks in on his longtime girlfriend fucking one of his best friends Simultaneously Jessica is finalizing her divorce She's just moved back to Chicago to get a fresh start and ends up getting paired with John for an undercover assignment in Jacksonville FL It's important to note that Jacksonville is the 13th largest city I'm not sure why that's important but the author mentions that little fact about a million times so I figured I should throw it out there as wellAnyway they're both coming out of long term relationships PLUS John learns fairly early on that he's been accepted onto the Hostage and Rescue team and is moving to Virginia This has been his astronaut job for a long time and since he parted ways with his cheating girlfriend he finally felt like he could commit to being part of such an intensive teamBasically what I'm saying is that these two were in no position to be making life altering decisions about their relationship after a few months of sporadic screwingSo as the story drew to a close I figured that they would decide to make a long distance thing work for a while and give their relationship a 'chance' Because 5 pages ago they were just fuck buddiesBut with only a few pages to go? BOOMHe suddenly uits his dream job they both say I love you they move in together and marriage children are now on the table What the what?No JustnoEither make the story longer or give the story a and I hate to use this word in romances realistic ending Because there is no way in hell that two career driven people who are BOTH dealing with very recent breakups are going to throw that level of caution to the wind I love Julie James She's one my favorite writers But this was to me a serious brain fart on her part And you know what? I'm ok with that Not all of them can be winners and I'm sure there are a ton of readers who absolutely loved this story I'm just not one of them Too much boring wah wah wah about the FBI shit coupled with that horrifyingly rushed ending just didn't make for a good reading experience for me

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The Thing About LoveM his dream assignment to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician they’ll have to find a way to work as a team–a task that becomes even trickier when they’re forced to hole up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of the investigation Suddenly the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot complicate FBI Special Agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have an interesting history They attended the academy together and competed against each other full out Both graduated with not so great opinions of each other Now six years later they find themselves in the same Chicago office assigned to the same high profile undercover case in Jacksonville They're both professionals so of course they're going to make it workrightThis isn't one of those stories with lots of action and pivotal moments It is however a wonderfully developed story about these two characters We begin with John and then transition to Jessica's point of view I loved watching from the sidelines as these two slowly discovered what we already knowthat they are two highly skilled and admirable people who've experienced hard knocks in the area of relationships They come from close knit families are well adjusted and are kinda perfect for each other I liked how the story meandered getting to its conclusion When you really like the main characters and their interactions with each other it's just fun waiting to see it work out Jessica's well respected as is John and their constant need to compete with each other make for some entertaining moments I liked her spirit his grit and their relationship The narrator really nails the personality of them both and I enjoyed listening to the story Despite it not being formally connected to the FBIUS Attorney series here on Goodreads which I love it is #7 as there are characters from the series showing up here Just be advised Yes it stands alone well but for you purists out there that's the order I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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PDF ç BOOK The Thing About Love FREE ☆ JULIE JAMES î Two undercover FBI agents can hide who they are from everyone but each other in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly One Summer FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clasheThe last thing either of them expects is to run into each other again–assigned to work as partners in a high profile undercover stingFor both of them being paired with a former rival couldn’t come at a worse time Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office And John is just one case away fro Jessica Harlow was one of two women in a class of forty one FBI agent trainees exceptional in the academics portion but just okay in the physical part making her insecure over those abilities John had the opposite problem being a former Army Ranger he excelled at the physical exams and skills on the firing range but felt intimated by all the postgraduate degrees At first they both really admire each other but their respective insecurities played a factor in putting them at odds by the end of the class and they left on bad termsSix years later they’re both back at the Chicago office and assigned to work with each other; neither very excited at the prospect I enjoyed being in on the procedures preparing for their case and the actual undercover work I was a little on edge over the inherent danger with their assignments especially with one of Jessica’s casesI liked how the past misconceptions that led to their mutual dislike were clarified uickly and handled early on After that John and Jessica’s mutual respect grew both admired how adept and good each were at undercover work and the initial attraction they felt six years back starts to ignite all over again Very hot But with John leaving for a new assignment in only a few weeks they agree to keep things simple with no strings attached After having problems with past relationships over the job they’re happily surprised at the understanding and support each one provides when difficulties come up and they just clicked on so many levels Loved these two together I was thrilled there was no unnecessary angst or drama with this realistic romance What originally starts out as a temporary affair turns into yearning for and I was crossing my fingers they’d be able to make things work long term Julie James rarely disappoints The Thing About Love grabbed and held my attention from FBI procedure and casework to John and Jessica’s past relationships and their current romance I wanted to last forever I was captivated A copy was kindly provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest reviewThis review is also posted at The Readers Den