Wednesday 8 October 2014

Review: It Happened One Wedding

It Happened One Wedding

Author: Julie James
Series: FBI/US Attorney, #5
Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Jove
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 292
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Rating: ★★★★. 5
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in to close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…

Special Agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…(Goodreads)

Opening Lines
"Well-trained in the art of reading the subtle cues of body language, FBI Special Agent Vaughn Roberts was quite certain this date was going down in flames."

The Good

Julie James has done it again! I swear she can do no wrong. 

I read It Happened One Wedding in one sitting which seems to be a running theme with any books I read by her. Even after I finished it I went back and read it again...and again. The amount of times I re-read her books is insane, they're all just so humorous and upbeat that it's hard to read it once and not think about it again. I would love to see at least one of her books turned into a movie, obviously with the right production team so they don't ruin it (my biggest fear). From the day that this was posted on Goodreads I've been looking forward to read this, sadly the Chapters in my area didn't have any for the longest time! Luckily I ended up grabbing it from the library last month. 

At first I wasn't sure if I would loved Sydney. Don't get me wrong I liked her but I didn't instantly love her like all of Julie James' other characters. I think it was how her job and work ethics were described that made me a little ify of her, but after a couple of chapters she definitely grew on me! Now Vaughan, well I liked him from the first coffee shop scene. I really enjoyed the banter between the two of them, I couldn't even keep track of the amount of times I laughed out loud because of them. Vaughan's brother Simon is just hilarious with his "Oh. My. God!" If you've read this already you know what part I'm talking about. One character that I surprisingly didn't like was Isabella, I just couldn't warm up to her. Like how heartless are you to have your wedding at the same location!!! GRR. She just came off as really selfish to me. This book felt different from the rest of the books in this series. With Agent Vaughan working undercover I was expecting tons of action scenes however I felt like this one lacked action when it came to the FBI side of things.

Overall, It Happened One Wedding was an amazing read! Great characters, hilarious plot, and the romance and swooning was just perfect! I'm highly looking forward to the next book in this series Suddenly One Summer (FBI/US Attorney #6) which is about Ford!! I also need to read About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3) because I feel like I missed something involving Agent Seth Huxley! I swear Julie James is torching us on purpose with making us have to wait for Wilson's story...

1 comment:

  1. This book is on my tbr! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love Julie Jame. Her books are always so witty and fun to me. My favorite is A Lot Like Love though (I would love for that to be a movie). I'm with you, I want Wilson's story already eeek. Wonderful review, Patty! :)