Special Agent Nick McCall knows that the only way to catch a suspected mob supporter is to infiltrate his high-society charity event, but to do that the FBI will need to cooperation of Jordan Rhodes. As the daughter of a billionaire, they know she has access to the most exclusive events, as the sister of a convicted criminal, the FBI know they could give her a reason to participate in their investigation.
Trouble ensues when Nick and Jordan's cover is nearly blown. Now they must feign a relationship, but can they keep up the act up, as they struggle to get along and not irritate each other to much?
Julie James has quickly jumped onto my auto-buy list with her quick-witted, sexy characters and her deft ability of telling tales full of a delightfully fresh quality. If you've not yet sampled her books, I highly suggest putting her on your radar.
In A LOT LIKE LIVE Ms. James has crafted a fabulously funny story with two great characters that are a perfect match for each other. I loved the sensual tension and that vibrated between Jordan and Nick. They struggled to ignore their passions, but something’s are just not meant to be denied. This was a great read to relax and smile with.
Jordan's twin brother's crime was pretty crazy, though feasible. His sentence was very over-the-top, but easily explained into reality, as he was being used to set an example. I liked the family unity that was shared throughout this story. One family member I was disappointed to not see more of was Nick's mom. There was just enough of her and her personality peppered through the story to leave me wanting more! I hope Nick's bothers get their own stories..and since they live closer to Mom, she could show up a bit more. Regardless of who the next main characters are, I'm looking forward to more Julie James.
Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent McCall as her date. But when the mission gets botched, requiring their "relationship" to continue, it starts to feel less like an investigation-and a lot like something else.