The Thing About Love by Julie James

Rating: 5/5 stars

Summary: Jessica is a total badass FBI agent who’s impressing everyone at her undercover position in LA. However, after breaking up with her husband, she decides a change is in order, and so back to her hometown of Chicago she goes. And of all the luck, her partner in her first investigation in Chicago turns out to be John, her nemesis from Quantico. They’d have to go a long way if they’re to have any semblance of peace and work together.

My Thoughts: It feels like it’s been forever since I first saw this book was being released, and I’ve been excitedly waiting for its release. But even with all that anticipation, it still lives up to the hype. It met and even exceeded a lot of my expectations.

Firstly, the romance was awesome (obviously, or this wouldn’t be 5 stars). Jessica and John’s banter and chemistry were very entertaining. And even though they fell in love pretty quickly, it still felt natural given they’d known each other before.

Along those lines, one of favorite parts of this book was that they were complete equals. They worked together with the undercover investigation, and they both had moments of protectiveness toward each other. It was sweet, and not overbearing or sexist like a lot of books can be.

By the way, I saw a review that said this book was mostly focused on the investigation and not the romance, and I just want to put it out there that I totally disagree. For someone who definitely would skip over boring subplots, I did not have to do that in this book.

Overall, this was a fun and cute read that had me smiling the whole time. Fans of romance definitely need to queue this book up in their 2017 reads.


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