The Thing About Love by Julie James

thing-about-loveAll right, Julie James is one of my favorite discoveries of 2016. I read all but her first novel in the second half of 2016, and they are appealing for their witty banter and their matter-of-factly competent female leads, most of whom are lawyers or FBI agents. The Thing About Love is about two FBI agents who meet years after a contentious training at the FBI Academy, and it’s an entertaining and dramatic story about an undercover job in the public corruption unit and their road to romance.

The main characters’ friends and colleagues are mostly background, but given how much the main characters work, their friendships would have to come second.

Julie James knows emotional beats, and that along with the dialogue makes this a really entertaining read.

The Thing About Love by Julie James

Berkley, April 2017

Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher


4 thoughts on “The Thing About Love by Julie James

  1. Hmm…. I don’t normally go for romance, Rebecca, but it sounds like these are two interesting characters. Glad you enjoyed the novel.

    • Thanks, Margot. I’ve been reading lots of different stuff for the past six months, and I hope to dig into more mysteries now that I’ve moved. Funny how much of my spare time got sucked up by moving 🙂

  2. As someone very new to romance as a genre, I appreciate it when someone writes a review of one! We have some Julie James at the library where I work – when I need a romance fix, I’ll give her a try!

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