REVIEW: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

33y.o director of private-equity firm didn't expect to see 34y.o. FBI agent Hero so soon after he hit on her and she succinctly turned him down.

They both find out that they're going to be in each other's company quite often now that their respective siblings are getting married in the next 3 months. They hide how they initially met and their combative relationship from their family. They conduct a secret affair later, with clear guidelines of its temporary nature. However, when heroine meets the man that fulfills her dating-rule requirements, it makes Hero resent his and her dating rules. How does he convince her that he's the man for her?


I enjoyed this James' book like her other ones. This was an improvement of her previous writing style because the love scenes are more detailed and pulled together all that hot sexual and emotional chemistry built up by Hero and heorine's clever one-upmanship. It's a humorous, smart, and emotionally savvy book about 2 strong characters who know what they want and seem to have opposing goals. We see a progression of Hero's transformation from an unapologetic and cocky player to a man who's captivated by heroine. I liked the extended time it took for the change because it made it believable, although I had a bit of a problem with his lack of communicating with her in between.** Overall, it's a good read with witty dialogue, sexy chemistry, and fine romance.


**A more detailed review with SPOILERS is on my blog...