Series: FBI/US Attorney bk 5
Author: Julie James
SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in to close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…
BUT HE MAKES IT HARD TO SAY “I DON’T”
Special Agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without.
**Both Heather and Nathifa have reviewed this book. Like always when two of us review a book we post them in one review.**
This is the first time that I have read anything from Julie James and it was very entertaining. It was refreshing to read something that is like the other books I read but have it’s own unique touched to it that made it quite an enjoyable read.
Sidney Sinclair’s time is running out, her biological clock is ticking as well as finding a date for her younger sister’s wedding. After having been through a humiliation with the end of her own engagement, Sidney plans to protect herself from making the same kind of mistake again.
Sidney vows for no more men who are players, not secure in their jobs or have bad relationships with their parents. She even came up with rules that she goes through on each date she takes, and believe me their were a lot of rules. Sidney thought that she rules would keep her safe until she met Vaughn Roberts.
Vaughn Roberts was out to have coffee before meeting his brother when he me a sexy little red in the shop he was in. After a failed attempt at a pick up, Vaughn walks away hoping that he never has to see her again, until they meet again a few minutes later, seeing as she is soon to be his sister-in-law.
And before you think badly, his little brother is getting married to Sidney’s little sister, not Sidney herself. Vaughn and Sidney wanted to know what were the odds and to make matters worse, they are the maid of honor and the best man, so they have to be around each other a lot more than they wanted too.
Time was not on their side seeing as how her sister and future brother-in-law want to have the wedding quickly for a very good reason, so everything has to be fast-tracked, including Sidney’s plan to find Mr. Right.
Having to work together had Sidney and Vaughn finding heat that should not be there seeing as they both want different things but that thought went downhill when they were rolling around on the ground locking lips in Vaughn’s mother’s garden. The heat went up unexpectedly and it was awesome. They were stuck together now.
But with each relationship, there comes difficulty, seeing as Sidney wants marriage and kids and all Vaughn wants s to have a good time, would Vaughn change his tune or would they both miss out on the best thing that could happen to the both of them. Dun, dun, DUNNNNN, lol
Come on, we all know how it’s going to turn out but it is always fun to read the different ways that it happens. This was a books were everything was resolved very quickly and without much difficulty yet it was very fun to read.
Miss Julie James did what I thought was impossible, she wrote about easy and happy endings for everybody with no major tragedy yet she had me so en-rapt that I did not want to put down the book.
Another things I noticed is that I keep picturing everybody in my head a black people. I know she described them as white people but the images that came to my mind were black. I read both black and white romances and they both have a different feel to them and, I got the feeling that I got when I read black romances. And that’s a bad thing cause I love the book anyway.
Thoughts: Everything was easily resolved but still fun
Thoughts: Sigh, that was my reaction as I finished reading this book. Sigh. I then tweeted Julie that Vaughan was my third favorite hero of hers, with Jack being first followed by Kyle.
If you’ve read the other books in this series then you know that Julie writes some of the best dialogue being published today. Her characters are full of snark and emotion and make you wish you knew them in real life.
The set up for this book is different in that Vaughan and Sidney’s careers don’t intersect at all. Instead they meet because their siblings are getting married. Something they discover after Sidney shoots Vaughan when he tries to pick her up in a coffee shop. From the very beginning the sparks fly between these two, and not the good kind. Vaughan thinks that Sidney has an attitude problem and Sidney doesn’t trust any man. Something that Vaughan calls her out on, which gets her back up.
One of things I loved about this book was that Vaughan’s brother and his fiancee try to hide from him the fact that they are pregnant. Something he lets them believe, and goes along with all of the crazy stunts that come about because of it. It really showed the love that siblings have for each other and how far they are willing to go when it comes protecting and helping each other out.
There is a lot I could say about the plot and what happens in this book, but I won’t because I think it takes away from the story and how much fun it is to read a Julie James book. Just know that this book is just as good as the books that came before it, and if my third favorite book of James behind Something About You and About that Night.
Oh quick side note, we do get to catch up with characters from before and what is happening with Nick and Jordan from A Lot Like Love is so freaking awesome and hilarious. I had to read it three times it was that great.
Once again James creates such rich characters and crafts an amazing story that when you finish you want to read it again.