I love twitter, ever since I found my way to this social media I have been completely addicted to it. One of the things I love about it is the conversations you can have and new friends you make on it. Another great thing is we get to talk about what we are reading and loving. So of course when we started talking about Julie James newest book (About that Night) the conversation of course had to happen on twitter 🙂 Mandi from Smexy Books and I were talking about how much we loved this book and decided we wanted to do something fun for this book so we’re having a little chat about the book here..much like we would on twitter only we don’t have to say it all in 140 characters 🙂
Mandi: I was SO excited to read this book. I think Julie James is getting better and better with each book she writes and About That Night has the perfect mix of charming characters, conflict and romance. Heather, who knew we could fall in love with a prisoner? LOL. What did you think of the “Twitter Terrorist?”
Heather: I had a feeling when he showed up in A lot Like Love that he was going to ONE of THOSE CHARACTERS. You know the ones I mean the ones full of piss and vinegar as my grandma would say or as we say today full of snark and attitude, and ohhh so gorgeous. I’m with you on who knew you could fall in love with a prisoner. He is definitely one of my favorite heroes. What did you think of the relationship between Kyle and Rylann?
Mandi: I think what made is special is that Julie James allows us watch their first meeting so many years prior to the main story taking place. Before Kyle goes to jail and Rylann finds love in another man. Then to see them reunite so many years later, after life has hit them hard, it made it that much better to watch them fall in love.
I loved the Kyle took responsibility for his actions, and never came across as greedy or whiny because he had to go to jail. He is a billionaire’s son, but is pretty down to earth. I enjoyed how Rylann made him work to charm and woo her. They both come across as very mature adults, but are also flirty and charming enough to make them a really fun couple.
I think this is the sexiest book Julie James has written to date. Do you agree Heather? We get some pretty hot scenes in this one…
Heather: I completely agree with you about Kyle’s attitude and behavior, and how Rylann makes him work..one of my favorite scenes is where she tells him that the Kyle she knew all those years ago and gave her the shirt off his back would do the right thing. She really had his number on who he really is no matter what he did with twitter.
I honestly didn’t think she could top Something About You (I’ve been having a secret affair with Jack but don’t tell DH 😉 ) when it came to sexiness and chemistry but man does this book top that one. The scenes when these two finally come together after so long of a build up are real page scorchers.
One of things I love about Julie is the dialogue she writes, what do you think of the banter between all the characters?
Mandi: It is such smart, witty, fast paced dialogue. She creates this wonderful flirty chemistry between the hero and heroine but she also brings in wit from her supporting characters. I loved how supportive Kyle’s sister and father were of the whole thing. And Rylann has nice friendships and I hope we see more of Cade Morgan (co-worker) who is her coffee buddy. *grins*
Was there anything in this book that didn’t work for you? I think I could have done without Rylann’s ex playing a part in this book. I felt like that conflict wasn’t needed.
Heather: As a mom of twins I loved how she showed the relationship including the twin speak that Kyle and Jordan had for each other. I also loved all the fun nicknames they had for each other and all then different names he has for Nick Jordan’s guy.
I disagree about adding her ex in because I think that was the push that they both needed to take the relationship to the next step.
There is so much good stuff in this book but I have 2 scenes that are my absolute favorites. One is the conversation that Kyle has with his dad and his dad tells him why he is always in their business and the other revolves around a certain flannel shirt 🙂 What was your favorite parts?
Mandi: Oh I love the flannel shirt. It’s hard for me to narrow down to a certain part. I love that Kyle is the Twitter Terrorist, and everything that brings to the story. I laughed out loud when we learn just what happened in Mexico when he found out he was wanted for terrorism and the plane ride home. Overall, this one is so sexy and smart. I really enjoyed it.
Heather: I’d forgotten about those scenes. I agree completely with you on the fact that this a fun, sexy and smart book and will re-read it several times this year I think. (ok truth time I’ve already read it 3 times)
I want to thank Mandi for having this chat with me. Turn in tomorrow when I post my review of this awesome book and look for Mandi’s review as well.
***We are giving away a copy of A lot Like Love and About that Night to one commenter. Just comment on one of the three Julie James posts we have this week, Julie’s interview yesterday, today’s or the review of About that Night on Friday. Open to Everyone***
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. . .