Posted by: Karen | July 25, 2013

LOVE, IRRESISTIBLY by Julie James

Available now from Tantor Audio.LoveIrresistibly

From the Publisher:

“A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.

A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney’s office—even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there’s a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees—until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love.”

From the Speaking of Audio review:

“The best part of Love Irresistibly was the repartee between the various characters. Brooke’s best friend is Ford and his guy posse consists of Charlie and Tucker. The way these dudes relate to one another is a lot of fun and Ms. White, again, delivers. Same too with FBI agents Roberts and Huxley (the “FBI Odd Couple”) and Cade. The genuine friendship, even disguised (as in the case of the latter group) as trash-talk, is evident in the performance and that’s not just the words on the page. It was also nice to have a brief catch up with Rylann (About That Night) and Cameron (Something About You). Jack Pallas – even when he’s not directly on the page, is still a scene-stealer.

With its satisfying ending, I think many listeners will love Love Irresistibly.”

From the AudioFile Magazine review:

“…Narrator Karen White brings Julie James’s witty dialogue and engaging characters to life. White paces her reading perfectly through the ups and downs of their professional and romantic dramas. As the connection between Cade and Brooke deepens, White handles the tension expertly. She’s especially adept at timing her reading to maximize the impact of the humor and suspense. While both characters are successful professionally, their backstories allow White to imbue their voices with some vulnerability, making them sound more real while not overshadowing their confidence.”

From the Eargasms Audiobooks review:

I listened to the audiobook narrated by the sassy tones of Karen White. She does an awesome job of making the characters come to life, she has a real feel for the whole series. I love the way her energy adds to the read and makes things move along swiftly. Definitely one of my favorite narrators!!”

My recording experience:

What can I say?  I feel so lucky that the very first romance I recorded was Julie‘s JTSMA, and that Julie’s been requesting that I narrate her books ever since.  I love her sense of humor, the sizzle between the leads, the sexy smart heroines and loveably lost heros and the real-world relationship challenges that she addresses on top of it all!  Just mad I had to wait so long to find out more about Cade Morgan.  I knew he had promise when he appeared in About That Night

Listen to a sample here:

AAAAND a GIVEAWAY!

I’ve got a copy of the CD version of the audiobook to giveaway to an 18+ Continental US listener who comments below – just let me know if you’ve read and/or listened to any of Julie James’ books before.   A winner will be randomly selected Friday April 8 at 5 p.m. PST.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered.  To find out about future giveaways, follow me here at this blog, or on Twitter or Facebook.  (Hint: there might be another romance giveaway coming up next week…)

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Responses

  1. […] that was when I learned that Ford was going to be the hero of the next book. (He’s Brooke of LOVE, IRRESISTIBLY‘s best friend.)  I’d had such a blast with him and his two sidekicks Charlie and […]

  2. Love Julie James’s books! They both make me laugh and sigh. I’ve not tried her audiobooks, yet, but they’re on my wish list from audible. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the contest! I’ve read Julie James but I haven’t tried her audiobooks yet – would love to 🙂

  4. Yes! I have read and listened to Something About You. I absolutely loved both versions!

  5. yes, i love julie james’s books. my fave audiobook of her books is something about you (which is my first audiobook narrated by karen white!) and i’ve re-listened to it many, many times.

  6. I have not read Julie yet! I do get countless recommendations to do so. One of these days I will listen.

  7. I’ve listened to all three books in Julie James’ FBI/US Attorney series. They’ve all been really good — both the narration and story.

  8. I was lucky to meet Julie and listen to her read a passage from one of her books this past February in Chicago. The woman is amazing – beautiful with a stunning figure (and awesome shoes!)…an incredible career…and yet still sweet and warm! I haven’t listened to you read Julie’s books yet, but am excited to give it a try after the hig praise from the AudioGals site. 🙂

  9. I have read all of Julie’s books!!! Love her!!!!

  10. I’ve read her books but have not had a chance to listen to them on audio book yet. I just listened to the audio sample and it’s awesome! Thank you so much for the opportunity! Totally crossing my fingers for this one..I’m a huge fan of Julie James!!

    • my email is alyssaxchen14 AT gmail DOT com

  11. I love Julie James and have read all her books, minus Love Irresistibly.

  12. I’ve read all of Julie’s books and adore them. Unfortunately, my library has not ordered any of the audiobooks. I have put in a request for consideration.

    I’d love to listen to the audio after the review I just read at AudioGals.

    • Liz, you have been randomly selected as the winner! I will be sending you an email shortly to get your info.

  13. I’ve not yet had the pleasure of reading a Julie James book, but I’m looking forward to doing so. I also have never listened to an audio book — something I want to change!

  14. Have read every single Julie James book and starting her newest today–LOVE audiobooks–great to listen to when exercising!

  15. Of course I want. Me! Pick me!
    Love love love Karen’s narration of the US Atty series by Julie James. What’s really impressive is how she infuses each character and makes them an individual. Rylann is different from Jordan and from Cameron, although all three women have snark as a common trait. The men are also distinct . . . my favorite that she’s given life to has got to be Jack Pallas. So, can I please please take this to my desert island with me?

  16. Julie James is new to me. Now that you mention it, I haven’t really listened to a true romance yet. I should remedy that.


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