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4.0 out of 5 stars A Lot to Like, 17 Mar. 2011
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With a thriving wine business to run, the last thing Jordan Rhodes expects or wants is a visit from the FBI. But with her twin brother in jail for cyber 'terrorism' and an offer to see him released early if she co-operates, well, sometimes a rich girl's gotta do what a rich girl can do. Even if it involves taking an agent to an exclusive charity wine tasting as her date. Good thing its the well-dressed Agent Huxley and not his rugged partner.

FBI agent Nick McCall was looking forward to a break after six intense months undercover. But as one of Chicago's top agents he can hardly say no when his boss asks him to help a junior colleague out. Even if it does mean meeting Jordan Rhodes, who's too rich, too blonde and too everything for Nick's tastes.

Luckily for both of them that Nick's role is strictly behind the scenes. Until a few unexpected problems throw them together for longer than either of them had planned...

In true Julie James' style, the lead characters of her fourth novel do not hit it off in the best way. With both of them too clever, too guarded and too sarcastic for their own good, the scene is set for a sexy personality clash of very strong wills.

Returning to the same setting as her last book - Something about You - there are a couple of cameos from Jack and Cameron, as well as glimpses of cheeky Agent Wilkins, combining with new characters like Agent Huxley and Jordan's brother, Kyle, all helping to keep the banter and wit going, even when the main two aren't together. Have to say Kyle very nearly stole the show for me, from the whole Twitter debacle (genius), to the Sawyer teasing, not to mention the incident with the fork, or the tales Jordan tells to disenchant people, I am so excited that James is writing about him next.

But amidst the teasing, sarcasm, macho grumbles and the constant wine, Jordan and Nick's tale comes together with plenty of heat, a smattering of misunderstandings and more than a hint of danger. I'll admit I felt there was something missing between the main two at times, lacking the wonderful magic of James' last two books, even if I still can't quite pin down why. Despite that this will still make you laugh, possibly drive you to drink (so much wine!) and provide a warm and fuzzy moment or two. Sassy, smart and fun - Enjoy!
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