Something About You Mass Market Paperback – Mar 2 2010
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"James has a knack for writing those perfect-for-a-day-at-the-beach reads." -- Book Binge
About the Author
After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, Florida. She then practiced law with one of the nation's largest law firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. She now writes full time and lives in Chicago with her family.
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My Rating: 2.5/5 stars (rounded up to 3)
My Review: I have never proclaimed to be an avid read of the romance genre but I thought I'd give it a go as an e-audiobook. I've only tried listening to a couple of audiobooks over the years and always struggled with keeping my attention on what was going on. So this time I wanted to try a lighter book so I could make sure that my attention span (that rivals a gnat's) could keep track of what was going on and who was who.
I listened to this book in a variety of settings - on a short road trip, on some walks and while driving back and forth to work. I have to say that I quite enjoyed a way to 'read' when I couldn't have a book/Kindle in my hand. I liked it so much that I've put a hold on several e-audiobooks at my library.
So, I liked the format of the book but unfortunately the storyline was just 'meh'. After reading the book description I was expecting a mystery with a romantic storyline. What I got was a full-on romance book with a very small side of mystery and a weak plot. Not a glowing review.
The main reason why I didn't love the mystery part of this book is because there isn't enough tension and suspense -- and no mystery after about a third of the way through. This is because the reader is told, fairly early on, who the murderer is. Letting the reader in on this little secret pretty much wipes out any chance of a suspenseful read. Plus, the murderer's point of view is taken into account so we're privy to his/her next move as he/she tries to avoid getting caught. I prefer to find out the 'whodunnit' on my own.Read more ›
Something About You
Something About You is a book written by Julie Jones and it's a contemporary romance.
This is not what I usually read and I have no idea how I came to pick this one at the library but I'm glad I did.
It was such fun reading this. I usually find contemporary books boring (depends on the theme) but this book hold my interest because of its characters.
They were so realistic and fresh and felt that I could easily meet them in real life. The whole book was realistic and even though we know it's a love story, the main characters don't go over the hill to 'protect' the other. I'm saying this because this book is about a murder. We see from the characters, their need to get this over with before they actually start their romantic adventure and I was relieved. Both of them actually put their work and responsibilities before their emotions.
Let me just say, that my opinion for FBI agents has changed lol.
So Cameron is the witness in this case and Jack has to protect her until they find the murderer. Both of them don't like how things are due to their previous history. Something that Cameron did and almost destroyed his career. Or so he says.
As I said I liked both of them but I felt that they had more to show. The background of both of them is enough to want to know more (if I say I'll spoil it) and we don't get the chance.
But we do get the chance to see the emotions between them change. They didn't like each other due to some old facts but now that they are forced to be together, they're bound to remember what happened three years ago.
Overall I liked it a lot. I might have rated it 3.Read more ›
I was disappointed with this book. The characters did not have natural chemistry. The author forced an attraction through the use of language, albeit cheesy language. I bought this book because I loved Just the Sexiest Man Alive and in particular the banter between Taylor and Jason was brilliant. Taylor was clever, very intelligent and did not succumb to Jason's demands, and particularly, she did not talk to him or treat him like he expected to be treated. The book was very funny and romantic. Not the roll your eyes and tacky type of romantic, but actually sweet. It was nice to see that Taylor held her own and that the author did not use cheesy language that the author sadly resorted to using in her other two books such as this book. There was no climax, and Jack appeared to be such a boring man. I was bored silly. I also missed how in Just the Sexiest Man Alive you got a good glimpse into both sides of the characters and their thoughts, which I found sexy. In her 2nd and 3rd book, the author placed less emphasis on this, and this personally was a mistake on her part.
I was so disappointed by how drastically different this book was in terms of the style that I grew to love in Just the Sexiest Man Alive. I actually had hard time finishing this book, and it was not because I never wanted them to end, rather, I stopped caring. If you like lust, then maybe you will like this book. I found it very superficial and boring!
Most recent customer reviews
The book was ok but predictable. Woman likes guy, woman hates guy... Then decides that she still loved him. All forgivenPublished 12 months ago by Tanya
Sexy and page turning. Loved the characters and the plot moved quite well. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic fiction.Published 16 months ago by Chick lit fan
Compelling characters, well paced and engaging story, steamy, couldn't put it down. Julie James writes really well. Time well spent.Published 18 months ago by AJ
Julie James is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. There is something about her prose and rich characterizations that really draws me in. A real page turner. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2010 by Jillian MacLean