Next up is the amazing…
National Bestseller Julie James!
After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, Florida. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest law firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and Julie’s most recent novel, A LOT LIKE LOVE, is a national bestseller.
Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago. Her next novel, About That Night, will be available in April 2012.
Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.
BUT SHE’S MAKING THE RULES
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten. . .
“James’ latest novel is sweet and spicy. The author paints a picture of missed opportunity and a reunion filled with fast quips and chemistry that heats up the pages. Readers will love the back-and-forth between the main characters, but throughout the book the rest of the cast of characters and the story is a fantastic romantic comedy. This one would be great on the big screen.”
–RT BookReviews Magazine (Top Pick)
I love a juicy contemporary romance and Julie James delivers them in spades! To be entered to win a copy of ABOUT THAT NIGHT (print or ebook) answer the following question:What’s the last contemporary romance you read that held you captivate?(This drawing is open internationally.)
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm · Link
Happy Release Day to Julie. The last contemporary to captivate me was Shannon Stacey’s “Exclusively Yours.”
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm · Link
Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton…
Cynthia Eden’s Deadly books…
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm · Link
That would be… Breakaway by Cher Carson
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm · Link
Looove Julie’s books!!she’s just an amazing author..congrats on ur new release. The last contemporary that I read that really captivated me was Lisa Kleypa’s Rainshadow Road!lvd it..Thanks for the giveaway:)
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Link
The last contemporary romance I read that kept my interest was The Next Always by Nora Roberts.
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm · Link
Wait for Me By Elisabeth Naughton!! I loved it!!
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm · Link
I would say it was Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis! 🙂
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm · Link
Time out by Jill Shalvis comes to mind. I also recently read Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery but that can also be called Chick Lit i guess. Both really good in any case.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm · Link
The last contemporary romance I read was Lisa Kleypas’ Rainshadow Road, and it was great.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm · Link
Happy Release Day Julie and Elisabeth! The last contemporary I read was Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay. It was cute and full of southern charm.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm · Link
There have been several. But Shiloh Walker’s The Missing stayed with me for a very long time.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm · Link
It was Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm · Link
For me, it was Rachel Gibson’s See Jane Score.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:34 pm · Link
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips had me captivated. I recently read her books for the first time (to think of all the years I’ve missed!) and can’t wait to read more.
April 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm · Link
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis was absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to start reading the 2nd in the series!
April 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm · Link
Well, this one is easy. Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton! And as with the rest of her books, was FANTASTIC!!
April 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm · Link
Lora Leigh’s The Nauti Boys series!! Was hard to put them down to get sleep at night. LOL!
April 3rd, 2012 at 4:47 pm · Link
Home Front by Kristan Hannah.
April 3rd, 2012 at 4:56 pm · Link
To The Ends Of The Earth by Elizabeth Lowell
April 3rd, 2012 at 5:11 pm · Link
had been so long not read contemporer book but i’m so interest with julie james and kat martin’s books
April 3rd, 2012 at 6:31 pm · Link
until there was you by kristan higgins
April 3rd, 2012 at 6:43 pm · Link
Cynthia Eden Deadly Series
Lisa Kleypas Travis Series
Oh The Rancher and the Rockstar was good too!!
April 3rd, 2012 at 7:03 pm · Link
Hmmm my answer would be strangers in the dessert by lynne raye harris. Totally love it when the wife lost the memory and returned to the husband who doesn’t love her. the emotional intense inside the story made my crying over and over
April 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm · Link
All I want is You by Sherrill Bodine but I must admit I probably haven’t read a lot of contemporaries.
April 3rd, 2012 at 8:07 pm · Link
Maureen Child’s THE TEMPORARY MRS. KING
April 3rd, 2012 at 8:24 pm · Link
Oh yes, pretty pretty please! *crossing fingers*
Happy release day, Ms James!
April 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 pm · Link
I just read Sarah Anderson’s A Man of his Word and I liked it very much indeed. But I think the last contemporary that truly captivated me was Karina Bliss’ Mr Imperfect
April 3rd, 2012 at 8:53 pm · Link
Playing dirty by Susan Andersen
April 3rd, 2012 at 9:39 pm · Link
One of Jill Shalvis’ books, I think.
April 3rd, 2012 at 9:48 pm · Link
an oldy but agoody i justr ead again alst week after the night by linda howard I lovethat book so much
April 3rd, 2012 at 9:52 pm · Link
Many… let’s see, most recent–Nora Roberts’ Tears of the Moon; Julie James’s Practice Makes Perfect…
April 3rd, 2012 at 11:57 pm · Link
Catch of the Day by Kristen Higgins.
April 4th, 2012 at 12:05 am · Link
Sealed with a kiss carly philip
April 4th, 2012 at 3:29 am · Link
I read Undeniably yours from Shannon Stacey and I really enjoyed the book.
April 4th, 2012 at 5:39 am · Link
I got sucked into the entire Sullivan family series by Bella Andre.
April 4th, 2012 at 8:04 am · Link
A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster. Thanks for the giveaway!
April 4th, 2012 at 11:41 am · Link
The last contemporary romance I read was one of Lorelei James’ Rough Rider books – I have devoured them all now and I’m ready for the next one.
April 4th, 2012 at 11:55 am · Link
oh sheesh I can’t remember the last one I read. I have been on a paranormal kick lately. anything by Nora roberts!
April 4th, 2012 at 11:59 am · Link
Shannon Stacey’s Yours to Keep
April 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm · Link
A Lot Like Love by Julie James. (well its not coincedence 😉
April 4th, 2012 at 10:59 pm · Link
Crash Into Me by Jill Sorenson, though it was romantic suspense. I really liked it!
April 5th, 2012 at 12:35 am · Link
“Bared to You” by Sylvia Day, phew…intense book!
April 5th, 2012 at 2:32 am · Link
I think the last cantempory I have read was Star of Mithra by Nora Roberts. Was a while ago though, I have only been reading PNR for the last couple of years.
April 5th, 2012 at 10:33 am · Link
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. What a wonderful book! Thank you for the contest. Can’t wait to read the new book by Julie James. Sounds great!
April 5th, 2012 at 11:23 am · Link
The last contemporary would have been Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas or A Lot Like Love by Julie James.