Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford…
Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for…
Release date: June 2nd, 2015
Published by: Jove
Page numbers: 291
I love Julie James' books. I just love the way she writes her characters. Her heroes and heroines are smart, sexy and independent. There's just something very modern about her books. That is just one of the many reasons I picked up Suddenly One Summer. Suddenly One Summer is the story of Victoria and Ford and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Anyone who loves contemporary romance should pick this one up!
Let's start with Victoria. Victoria is a divorce lawyer. Her childhood memories combined with the fact that she sees unhappy endings every day has made her swear off marriage and relationships. She is happy with the way things are going for her until things change. I loved Victoria. She wanted to keep up her facade of being strong in front of everyone but she was human and she had her vulnerabilities. I just love Julie James' heroines and Victoria was no exception.
Then we have Ford. We'd actually met Ford before in one of Julie James' previous books. Ford is an investigative journalist and at first glance he may come off as a bit of a laid back person. But that is so not the case. Ford is passionate about his work and protective of his sister and niece. I loved how Ford slowly but surely started falling for Victoria and seeing the real her.
The best thing I like about Julie James' books is that her characters are first strong individual persons themselves. Ford and Victoria were both successful and hard working but together they find the emotional connection in each other. I loved the chemistry they shared and the intimate scenes between them were sweet and sexy.
I also loved that we got to see some of the previous couples we'd met in the FBI/U.S.Attorney series though Suddenly One Summer is a standalone. I loved Ford's friends, they were absolutely hilarious. Suddenly One Summer was a bit different as it goes like a slow burn in terms of romance but it was perfect for Ford and Victoria. I really liked Suddenly One Summer.