[Book Review] The Thing About Love

The Thing About Love / Julie James

Six years ago, Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd got off on the wrong foot... repeatedly.  What he considered encouragement and motivation she took as insulting and demeaning.  Then she might have come across a bit more vindictive than intended, and it all got even more tangled up from there.  But Agent Harlow has come home to Chicago after a failed marriage and been assigned to work with the newly single Agent Shepherd on an undercover mission before he leaves to join the Hostage Rescue Team.  Working together brings old grievances to light, and gives a chance for explanations and mending.

Of course, once they no longer exist in states of perpetual irritation with each other their not-so-latent attraction rears its head.  Things proceed about as expected (clothes on the floor and the two of them even sometimes on the bed).  Only, John's leaving, which may have assuaged the initial concerns about co-worker romance... but what if they could be something more?


Other alternative titles for this book include: "When Two Alpha Personalities Meet" and "Dangerous Yoga Pants."

The Thing About Love definitely made for a fun read.  It's not particularly surprising, you could tell from the beginning that they were going to fall in bed with each other, but it kept a good pace and a fun level of humor.  The story gets sexy, but keeps things overall light.  I definitely twitted the book about  little things here and there, but I enjoyed it overall.  Well written and engaging.  If someone likes the idea of sexy FBI agents finding romance with each other it should be a hit.

Advance Reader Copy courtesy of Penguin RandomHouse in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.

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