The New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly One Summer blows the covers of two FBI agents who can’t hide who they are from each other…
FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
For both of them, being paired with an old rival couldn’t come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they’ll have to find a way to work together—a task that becomes even trickier when they’re forced to hole up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a lot more complicated…
Two sexy FBI agents with history, undercover work and pent up sexual frustrations. Should make for a great story right? Jessica & John’s characters are both strong willed and stubborn. They both give and take jabs, personally and emotionally. We learn, in great detail, about their past…how they met, encounters that they had…and we hear it from both sides. Jessica’s side was always slightly different from John’s and vice versa, their perception of the past has now skewed the reality that they are in now.
While it was nice getting a background it went on a little too long for me. I couldn’t wait for them to get together in the present because you could just tell how great they would be together. They have so much in common and are clearly attracted to each other. Both of them have obstacles in their way at this time so I was waiting for the big twist, the conflict, the angst. I never quite got it. At some points I wanted more from a current situation, then the story would just drop and pick up somewhere else before anything juicy happened.
Once John and Jessica come together it was worth the wait, the build up was great and the last part of the book was what made me keep reading. It was like they grew up and realized how petty they had been in the past and now it was time to fast forward on to the here and now. The change of pace was quick and the end of the book didn’t last long enough for me, I would love some more of Agents Harlow and Shephard!
About the Author
After graduating from law school, New York Times bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time.
Julie’s books, which have been translated into nineteen languages, have been listed on the American Library Association’s Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist’s Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads. Her ninth novel, THE THING ABOUT LOVE, hits bookstores everywhere on April 18.
Julie lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.