I found this book, Extreme Bachelor, to be barely readable. It's about two people who break up for no reason, meet 5 years later and try not to patch things up. Well, he tries, she tries to avoid him, and it's not clear to me what the point was.
Halfway through the first scene where the author is setting up the romance that drives the novel, I was thinking "so she's disposable" not "he can't live without her". I REALLY didn't like what the author did with the heroine's life - the dichotomy between her lack of sucess and his extra-super-glorious success was a total turnoff for me. I would have preferred that the heroine wasn't such a loser, even though she was working on it. I would have preferred that the hero wasn't such a player. I basically didn't like either character much, and it never improved.
I didn't like the Dialogue:
Your best friend of 5 years doesn't say "my oldest daughter Ariadne made this for me" (not a direct quote). You would say "my oldest daughter" or "my daughter" or "my daughter Ariadne" and the last only if it was clear that there was more than one daughter. In this case, I don't remember the daughter's name, but this happened twice in the first couple chapters and annoyed me. There was opportunity to add the name in a more realistic way.
I also didn't like the competency of anyone:
How is dodgeball a *team* sport? It's a collection of folks on each side playing individually. The fact that they used it for building teamwork, especially without giving people time to discuss strategy, was just dumb.
Most of the actresses came off as unprofessional bimbos who would rather be doing anything but be at their jobs. And the heroine denegrated the ones actually trying to work. What's likeable about these people?
At any rate, I think I've read something else of Julia London's that was reasonable. I won't be reading this series, though, because I already hate it. The only reason it didn't get 1 star is that, aside from the dialogue, it is reasonably good prose. If a person came to care about these characters for some reason, and could suspend disbelief about the capability of all characters, it would be easy enough to read - unlike this sentence.