Julie James - Suddenly One Summer [FBI/US Attorney #6]

Suddenly One Summer
by Julie James
series of FBI/US Attorney #6
in 291 pages
published by Jove
on June 2015
categorized in Contemporary Romance 
read on May 10-18, 2017
with overall rate ❤❤








Synopsis


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…

Review

Victoria Slade tidak menyangka bahwa ia akan bertetangga dengan pria yang pernah ditemuinya di bar. Seandainya saja waktu itu tidak ada wanita yang menghampiri Ford Dixon, tentunya Victoria tidak akan memperlakukannya dengan sinis karena kesalahpahaman. Namun keduanya terpaksa bekerja sama untuk menyelesaikan kasus adik perempuan Ford yang tengah mencari ayah dari anaknya.

I don't know if Ford is a reporter at Tribune! Sepertinya aku kurang detail ketika membaca Love Irresistibly pas ceritanya Cade Morgan dan Brooke Parker. Buat yang belum baca, Brooke dan Ford adalah teman baik sejak kecil dan waktu itu Cade cemburu berat karena kedekatan mereka berdua. Hahahahahahaha...
“I like keeping things simple and fun. No obligations, no expectations, no endgame of a marriage, two-point-five kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. I have self-selected out of the happily-ever-after rat race, so to speak.”
Itulah yang dikatakan Victoria kepada Ford dan keduanya setuju bahwa hubungan keduanya adalah neighbor-with-benefit. Tentunya semua pembaca romance tahulah akan berakhir ke mana cerita seperti ini. Hehehehe... Sebenarnya ada alasan kenapa Victoria menginginkan hubungan tanpa status, tak lain adalah karena masa lalunya, masa lalu yang menjadi pemicu panic disorder, dan menjadi alasan pindahnya Victoria ke unit sebelah Ford.

Dan sekali lagi Julie James membuatku jatuh cinta dengan karakter-karakter di dalam Suddenly One Summer, terutama karakter utamanya. Ford adalah alpha male, namun dia menghormati Victoria. Tidak ada satu pun karakter dalam buku JJ dimana karakter prianya merasa tertekan atas karier sang wanita, bahkan mereka mendukung. Semua karakter wanita JJ adalah tipe mandiri, sukses, percaya diri, dan memiliki tujuan dalam karier mereka. That's why I enjoy her books.

Selain itu, aku juga suka tipe-tipe pria protektif dan Ford sangat protektif terhadap orang-orang terdekatnya. Apalagi pas dia mulai menyadari arti Victoria baginya, lucu banget pas Brooke datang dan berusaha mengorek hubungannya.
“You told me men don’t do this.”
“Do what?”
She walked around the counter, speaking animatedly. “Two years ago. We were at Firelight, having drinks. Cade and I had split up and you said that men don’t mope around after a breakup. You said that men avoid issues, get drunk, and pick up a new girl to forget the old one—but that you don’t brood.”
Ford held out his hands in disbelief. “How do you remember that? And I’m not brooding.”
She folded her arms across her chest and looked at him.
“I know you’re my friend,” he said. “But please, for once, can you just act like you have a penis?
Because I don’t want to talk about this.”
She shrugged. “Fine. We’ll just sit here and listen to music.” She reached for his phone again.
“Have you heard Taylor Swift’s new song?”
“No.”
“Well, you’re going to—on endless repeat until you start talking.” 
Sense of humor JJ juga patut diacungi jempol. Tiap bab ada saja percakapan antarkarakter yang membuatku setidaknya senyum-senyum bacanya :)

Verdict


As usual, I love it! Puas sama karakternya, puas sama romance-nya. It's quite hot and the hot scenes are not much. It's sexy, cute, and fun :)

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