Julie James is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to romance authors. Why? She consistently creates smart characters who engage in witty dialog while falling in love. Love Irresistibly is the fourth book in the FBI/US Attorney series and, if you’re a fan of the series, you will enjoy catching up with some of the earlier couples. If you’ve never read a Julie James book, don’t worry. The books in the series don’t necessarily have to be read in order.
In Love Irresistibly we meet Cade Morgan and Brooke Parker, two professionals living and working in Chicago. Cade, an assistant U.S. Attorney, is building a case against a corrupt senator and he needs Brooke's help. He gets off on the wrong foot at their first meeting, but once his case is over, their relationship grows. Cade is a former college athlete with a rough childhood who is not looking for love, ever. Brooke is having a hard time finding a relationship that will put up with the demands of her job while also contemplating a career move.
If you enjoy this book, be sure to pick up It Happened One Wedding and the upcoming Suddenly One Summer which feature characters that appear in Love Irresistibly. For other contemporary romances, try Rachel Gibson's Rescue Me, Jill Shalvis' Simply Irresistible and Kristan Higgins' The Best Man.