All 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