I’m not quite sure how to even begin speaking about all the good things about this book. I fear I’ll sound like a complete fangirl and embarrass myself. But you know what? To hell with it! JULIE JAMES ROCKS!
First off, I want to talk about how AMAZING her characters are! When I first read the blurb to ALLL, I saw that the heroine, Jordan Rhoads was a gorgeous blonde (am jealous) and a heiress (even more jealous). With this description, it’s obvious who came to mind first – Paris Hilton (I’m trying to suppress my shudders here). But when I started reading ALLL, I realized that Jordan is NOTHING like what I thought she would be. James surprised me by making Jordan a down-to-earth sweetheart who has a great work ethic and a sassiness that I loved! Jordan is not your typical heiress. In fact, I would definitely agree with Xander and Nick on this and say that Jordan was seriously out of their league! She was a fantastic heroine that I loved to bits!
And then there’s Nick McCall who is a dream! I loved all his sarcastic quips and his don’t-fuck-with-me stare! And let me tell you, the fact that he can handle a gun is hotter as hell! Jordan and Nick were perfect together! I loved their idle banter and their heated arguments. The two were amazing!
I can’t forget Kyle Rhoads aka Sawyer who is Jordan’s brother. Kyle is a trip even as he is doing his time in prison for his twitter meltdown. He has some of the best lines in this entire book and I thought that if Nick or Jordan weren’t such strong characters on their own, then Kyle could have stolen the show! I loved the brother-sister love between Kyle and Jordan. I cannot wait to read About that Night which will be Kyle’s book! So excited!
Apart from the amazing characterization and hot romance, there’s a great suspense subplot that had my eyes glued to the pages. I devoured this book and I almost wished I slowed down a little. In the end, it was worth it. Every page is fantastic. With the right amount of humor, James had me laughing out loud, gaining me some pretty awkward stares in public.
If I wasn’t a Julie James fan before, I certainly am now! For fans of all types of romance, Julie James is one you must check out. A Lot Like Love is a perfect summer read to heat up your vacations!
Something inside Nick snapped.
That was his fake girlfriend in there. Sitting at the table where they had just shared cheese fries the night before. And if she thoughts he could throw scorching hot-sex- looks to any pansy-ass scarf-boy who wandered into her shop, she had another thing coming. He had a look of his own to show the douchebag. It was time to break out the don’t-fuck-with-me face.