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Review: About That Night

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201204_AboutThatNight“About That Night” by Julie James (contemporary, Berkley, April 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

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Series: FBI/US Attorney Series

  1. “Something About You” – Cameron Lynde & Jack Pallas
  2. “A lot Like Love” – Jordan Rhodes & Nick McCall
  3. “About That Night” – Kyle Rhodes & Rylann Pierce

 

 

Summary:

He’s playing games.
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. . .

 

Review:
It isn’t too often that the hero of a romance novel is an ex-convict who is indeed guilty of the crime for which he was convicted. But that is indeed the case in Julie James’ latest contemporary romance, “About That Night.” I wasn’t sure about how a romance between an ex-convict and a U.S. attorney would work. However, Julie James knocks it out of the park. “About That Night” has it all – a hot and steamy romance, a compelling story that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and characters that impress.

 

Kyle Rhodes is a computer genius who has lived a life of privilege. However, in one foolish, drunken move, he took down Twitter and became known as the Twitter Terrorist – after his actress girlfriend dumped him via a Tweet.  At the start of “About That Night,” Kyle is released from prison early, after his sister made a deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the previous book in this series.

 

While Kyle would like nothing better than to forget his time in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office won’t let that happen. Several federal officers believe that Kyle may have critical information about an ongoing case – about a crime that happened while Kyle was in jail. They assign U.S. attorney Rylann Pierce to talk to Kyle. Rylann and Kyle have a bit of a history, having once met each other (and flirted heavily) while still in school.

 

As Rylann and Kyle work together to solidify the U.S. government’s case, their old attraction flares red hot. Rylann is of course concerned about how her relationship will affect her career. Kyle, on the other hand, is working hard to rebuild his life. He can’t return to work for his father’s computer security firm, nor does he want to live off his famous and rich father. And by the way, I love how Julie James wraps up the Twitter storyline with Kyle's new life.

 

“About That Night” captivates from the first page. It is funny – the Twitter Terrorist plot alone made me laugh out loud. The romance is absolutely delicious, and Kyle is one of the most memorable heroes of 2012. This is undoubtedly one of my favorite romances of the year, and one I will be re-reading for years to come.

 

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Author Link: http://juliejames.com/
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Book Disclosure: A book was provided by the publisher

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