This book is a shining example of a sub-genre that I had all but lost faith in, the contemporary thriller/romance. James manages to bring spice and intrigue to the story without devolving into unbelievable situations or heinously deranged killers. Furthermore, she doesn’t stint on her characters’ development as the plot unfolds. Cameron and Jack are both strong, capable individuals, and James skillfully brings them together without sacrificing Cameron’s competence (i.e. – no hints of the “Too Dumb To Live” heroine). This is the first Julie James book that I’ve read, but I have already sought out her back catalogue. I’m just upset that the promo chapter for “A Lot Like Love” included at the end of this eBook got me hooked on a story that won’t be out until Spring 2011.
Re-read #1 - Though I had no interest in the sections from the villain's point of view, Cameron, Jack et al were as charming as ever. Still waiting for Wilkins' HEA, he's too cute to leave on the shelf.
Re-read #2 - My third read but the first time I read James's dedication. Never has a noisy hotel neighbor entertained me so thoroughly, love it.