- Author Julie James
- Release Date April 18, 2017
- Publisher Berkley
- ISBN/ASIN B016VRFTOC
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by LJT
I have always wanted to read a book by JULIE JAMES but never got around to it. Then I got lucky and received a copy of THE THING ABOUT LOVE to review. Wow, what an enthralling novel. This book is so good, I read it from cover to cover in only a couple of days. The characters are well-convinced, the plot is exciting, and the love story is seductive.
FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd attended academy training together. During that time, they were very competitive and rubbed each other the wrong way. In fact, they could not wait to graduate and end their professional relationship. Now it is six years later, and Jessica and John are both based out of the Chicago office. Much to their dismay, they are partnered up and assigned to an undercover sting operation in Jacksonville, Florida. Spending time together in the sunshine state fuels their feelings for each other, and over a very short period of time they fall in love. However, due to John’s promotion and transfer to Quantico, a future may not be possible.
This is both an angsty and passionate love story. The author perfectly combines drama and seduction into this fast-paced romantic read. I immediately connected with both Jessica and John, and I cheered them on as they discovered their feelings for one another. I loved learning about the intricacies of being an FBI agent, and how committed an agent has to be in order to be successful. Overall, this is a terrific book with a happy ending that will leave a smile on your face.