IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING cover & blurb (plus a giveaway!)

Note: the giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

Many of you have been asking about my next book, It Happened One Wedding, and I’m thrilled to share some of the details. (FinallyI know.) I mentioned before that I wanted to do something a little different with this story–it’s the first time my heroine and hero do not meet via their jobs. Instead, they’re introduced via their personal lives.

Want to know more? I think many of you are going to be pleased when you see who the hero is. . .

Oh, and I love this cover, but brace yourselves, because it’s a little different from my previous covers. Here you go.

IHOW cover

SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”

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…

BUT HE MAKES IT HARD TO SAY “I DON’T”

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…

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Look at those shoes! Now, in case any of you are wondering whether the direction we went with this cover means that the story will be different in tone from my others, don’t worry. It Happened One Wedding is very much a “Julie James” contemporary romance. I really like my previous covers, but after the Love Irresistibly cover came out, my editor and I didn’t think we’d ever be able to top that fantastic red dress. So, for this book, we were looking for something new–something that felt, perhaps, like a movie poster. And I have to say, I think the Berkley art department knocked it out of the park.

What else can I tell you about It Happened One Wedding? Well, it’s part of the FBI/U.S. Attorney series, so you’ll be seeing some familiar faces. And here’s some behind-the-scenes info: when I was writing the previous book, Love Irresistibly, I was pretty convinced the next book would be about Ford, Brooke’s best friend. But when I sat down to outline Ford’s story, nothing happened.  Instead, it was Vaughn who kept intriguing me. I like that he’s the guy in Love Irresistibly who keeps wondering why the heck everyone else is settling down, but I also saw some potential there. He’s a bit of a diamond in the rough, and I figured he just needed the right woman to come along and polish him up. And I won’t lie: it’s fun writing FBI agent heroes, something I haven’t done since A Lot Like Love.

One more thing: Berkley is moving my books out of the Sensation line and into their main Jove line which means–good news!– that my books will now come out a week earlier. So mark your calendars, because It Happened One Wedding will be out on March 25th.

And now for the giveaway part: You all know how I like to give away books, right? To celebrate the reveal of the cover  and blurb for It Happened One Wedding, I’m giving away five copies of Love Irresistibly, the book in which the hero, Special Agent Vaughn Roberts, first appeared on the Chicago FBI/U.S. Attorney scene. Winners can choose either a signed paperback or a Kindle, Nook, or Kobo ebook. The giveaway is open internationally, and will remain open until 9pm CST on Friday, August 9th.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. (Those of you reading this on my Goodreads page should click here to leave a comment.) Good luck!

 

616 thoughts on “IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING cover & blurb (plus a giveaway!)

  1. Céline says:

    Ouuuuh, but that sounds very very interesting!! I love the cover and the shoes are fabulous!!!
    Can’t wait to read it!

  2. Basmah says:

    CANNOT. CONTAIN. MY. EXCITEMENT. Julie, after discovering your incredible books last year, you instantly became my favourite author. I honestly wait for your books so this is so exciting!

  3. Chachic says:

    That’s a pretty cover, love the shoes! I think it looks great, even if it’s different from the rest of your covers. As always, I can’t wait to read your next book. 😀

  4. Lisa Filipe says:

    JULIE….LOVE THE NEWCOVER!!! Can’t wait to see where you will take this series!!! I LOVE anything you write and LOVE IRESSISTABLY was up there girl….2013 Favorite!!

  5. Cat says:

    Love the cover! I’ve always liked Vaughn so this is great news 🙂 Also really happy that the book will be released earlier!

  6. Liza says:

    Woot for Vaughn!!! Heather and I guess the right hero. 🙂 Love, love, love the cover!!! The shoes are beautiful!!!

  7. Glenda says:

    Love the cover! The series is so good! I actually just finished Just The Sexiest Man Alive and loved it. I remembered thinking when I finished it that Julie needs to write faster!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Like many others I assumed the hero would be Ford. But Vaughn?!?!? ::swoon:: I fell for him with the “what Huxley would say” pep talk. lol Cannot wait!

  9. Audrey Lei Lacambra says:

    I love the book cover and I can’t wait for this! OMG! VAUGHN! I’m so excited for this one! I really love your books especially the series! I can wait until March! 🙂 I also hope to win the contest and win a signed paperback from Ms. Julie James! 🙂

  10. Bethany says:

    Can’t wait to read the new book — it’s a long time until March. I think the cover is terrific and hope you give some updates on more characters 🙂

  11. Jackie says:

    great cover ….. and the shoes … fab so looking forward to reading the book .. thank you for the contest .. love all of your books

  12. Sarah M. says:

    The cover is great – love the pink on the shoes! I am curious if, with the move, the previous books will get new matching covers… I can’t wait to read about Vaughn. :0)

  13. Melissa A Nercessian says:

    Julie, I love the cover, as always I love your books and can’t wait to get my hands on the new book. You are awesome and one of my favorite authors. All my best..Melissa

  14. Valerie says:

    I am /so/ happy the hero is Vaughn!!!! He is a really great character (: And I absolutely love the cover, it’s gorgeous! Can’t wait for March 25th! 😀

  15. Juhi says:

    gorgeous cover ! really love it ! excited to read the story and just a suggestion! could you please add some suspense or thriller situation in this one like you did in the first few books !
    thanks for the giveaway! :*

  16. Sush says:

    Can’t wait for the feisty relationship this book holds, they both sound like awesome characters & the cover looks fantastic =)

  17. Pam C says:

    As always, can’t wait for the release of this book. I had a chance to meet you at the RWA Literacy signing in Atlanta. What fun!!

  18. VeronikaDream says:

    *squeeee* When I saw that the book will be about Vaughn.. I just made a happy dance! I’m so glad we get to read his story!
    Love the cover! It’s a little different, but it’s really beautiful!

  19. Mary B says:

    Love the cover. Cute idea carrying the shoes. we all have done that. Nothing worse then feet hurting. Cannot wait to see what is going on in it.

  20. Heather S says:

    I’m excited for Vaughn to get his happily ever after, but March 25? I wonder how many times I can read through the series until then? It’s so far away.

  21. Melissa says:

    I feel so bad i have gotten be hide on your books, but with a move coming up yeah finding time to read is hard. Would love to own a James books

  22. Pat C. says:

    Love the new style of this cover. Lovely!!!
    I have to say that all your previous covers were fabulous. Looking forward to reading Vaughn’s story All your books have a special place on my bookshelves. Love your writing!

  23. Kashmir Pabla says:

    Well, I have watched your interview for Love Irresistibly over and over, and I so love the pair of shoes you wore! That’s why this book cover rocks! Can’t wait for Vaughn’s story! 🙂

  24. Danielle says:

    March!? We have to wait till then?! Ugh! This series is one of my favorites! And as much as I loved the other covers, this one is gorgeous! Love it!

  25. Mary says:

    Vaughn & Sidney??? Are you an Alias fan?!? I am so changing my mental image of Vaughn..now he looks exactly like Michael Vartan, and Sidney is Jennifer Garner! How many days til March?

  26. Jennifer Callister says:

    I love the cover. So bright and “happy” and those shoes are awesome. This book sounds great. Can’t wait to read it. Congrats!

  27. Agustina Kesuma says:

    OMG love those shoes, nice cover…can’t wait to read the book 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway Julie 🙂

  28. Mónica R. says:

    Love the cover, and the best part is that it’s about Vaughn. All I can say is……..YES!!!!!! I’m so looking forward to it!

  29. Trella says:

    I love the cover and I think Vaughn is a stellar choice! I can’t wait to read it! Also, congratulations on moving up to Jove-very smart move for your publisher! 🙂

  30. Robin Jenkins says:

    I love the cover and ALL of your books! Marked March 25th on the calendar. Can’t wait to read and I am thinking Love Irresistibly reread.

  31. Melody says:

    I’m so not a patient person. I will be counting down the months until the new release. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I have turned onto this series! Definitely one of my all time favorites

  32. Mónica R. says:

    Love the cover and (for me) the best part of this book is that it’s about Vaughn. All I can say is……….YES!!!! I so looking forward to it!

  33. Jill K says:

    Just recently discovered you and became an immediate fan! Read and re-read every book this summer! Can’t wait for the new book!

  34. Jen D. says:

    Oh my gosh! I *cannot wait* until March 25th! (I’ve already circled it in my planner and added it to my phone’s calendar, haha.) The cover is absolutely beautiful, and I really respect your willingness to shake up the design. And the story sounds sooooo amazing! Thanks for sharing, Julie!

    Also, thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  35. Erin K. says:

    I am so excited to read this book! I love that you picked Vaughn and I am completely blown away by the cover! I think this is a fresh new installment in the FBI/USAtty series.

  36. Joe Yee Tan says:

    I’m so freaking excited! I re-read the whole series and just fell in love all over again. <3 by far one of the best romance series. 😀

  37. Holly says:

    This new cover is perfect! I’m so excited that this book will be coming out a week earlier 🙂 A year between books feels like foreverrrr

  38. Kristy Birch says:

    Love those shoes!!! I also really like the idea of a new look for the cover since there is a bit of a new look to the story. Congrats on being moved to the Jove line!!! We, of course, already knew how wonderful your books are, not to mention how wonderful you are.

  39. Tays says:

    YEY! It’s Vaughn’s story! Really excited, Julie, your books are kick ass! The other day I recommended they to a friend and she read them all!

  40. Agnes L says:

    Wow, I’m really excited. I can’t believe the book gets to come out a week earlier. I can’t wait. I also love those shoes on the cover!!!!

  41. Betty says:

    Vaugh huh? Thought for sure it would be Ford. Maybe next time?? 🙂 Love the cover. Can’t wait for ths one to come out! Really enjoy your boooks!!

  42. Mirmie says:

    Yes, the cover is really different from your previous books but OMG, I LURV those shoes!! Think you’ve got another hit on your hands, Julie – just can’t wait!!!

  43. Susan K says:

    Love the new cover!! The shoes are gorgeous and are the perfect reflection of your sassy and sexy stories!! I’ve marked March 25th on my calendar ….can’t wait for Vaughn’s story. Absolutely love your books!

  44. Sukhmani says:

    I Love your series. It gives much needed break from multimilinior heroes and falling at their knees heroines. Its women centric approach is refreshing among all others. Nd are simply irresistible… <3

  45. Laís says:

    Love the shoes! My sister’s just gotten married so I kinda relate to Sidney with my psycho ex-fiancé! Can’t wait! I’m sure it’ll be another Julie James amazing smash!

  46. Tanu Dagar says:

    The shoes on the cover totally hold the eye and charmed the wits out of me. The pink lacquer can make any shoe-holic swoon over the cover for ages to come !!! As usual amazing work of art and thought on the cover !! *claps*

  47. Narda Seaberry says:

    Do those shoes come in blush? My daughter is getting married in December and I know she would love them. Can’t wait for the new book. Any chance it will come out before March? Just askin.

  48. Meha says:

    Oh my my…Vaughnn is the guy. WOW! I am in love with ‘Love Irresistibly’ and I still read it whenever I am free. Curiously waiting for the new one.

  49. StephanieW says:

    Love the shoes! I think the cover is wonderful! Can’t wait to read it! The story sounds interesting & sexy. ;-D

  50. Andrea says:

    Ooooohhh! I was so sad after I went through all of your books, knowing that there would be nothing more to read. Now I’m super excited for this one! I’d love a physical copy of the book since none of them have come out here in my country yet and I already have the ebook! Cant wait for this one!

  51. Marlene says:

    OH MY GOD! The cover is beautiful! The shoe … oh the shoes … 🙂 I’m the type of person who counts the days until their birthday (which is in March 29th by the way) but NOW I’m in OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN mode to March 25th! AWESOME birthday present! LOVE the FBI/US Attorney series!

  52. Peggy Sparrenberger says:

    Can ‘t wait for this new one. Have read your other books several times. Your characters are great. And the dialogue between your characters makes me laugh and wish I was more like them!

  53. Dalitza says:

    Something About You (FBI/US Attorney #1) was recommended to me a little bit over a year ago. It was the first contemporary romance I read because I was stuck with YA and paranormal books and you got me hooked. I love this series and your stand alone books as well. Thank you for all the good reading! Love the new cover!

  54. Claudia Blanco says:

    I actually liked the cover a lot, so congratulations for this, I’m sure the book will be as amazing as the others and I can’t wait to read it. Hope my number wins, lol

  55. Vipali says:

    I am so in love with the cover, it is beautiful! Also I can’t wait until March, really excited about this book. Love it!

  56. Moira says:

    Eek can’t wait for another book! Ms. James you are an auto-buy for me, have yet to produce a book I haven’t loved!! And I love the new direction with the cover and I want me those shoes! Is it March yet? Is it March yet? Is it March yet? Is it March yet???? 😉

  57. MaryJo says:

    Love the cover, though March 25th is a long time away(sigh). However, I am glad to see by your photo that you are young enough to be writing books for a long time so we should have many more to look forward to. You have swiftly become one of my fave authors…you write with a winning combination of intelligence and wit combined with a knack for plotting the right amount delayed gratification for the protagonists. Keep it up!

  58. Olivia says:

    Loving this cover! Can’t wait for this book. Love the commited bachelor, brought to his knee’s, by unexpected love.

  59. ike says:

    I love your books. Love your covers and love shoes a lot. So to me, this seems as must. Hope to win a signed copy it means a lot to me. Thank you and keep writing such lovely books.

  60. Eliska says:

    i love the cover…it simply beautiful (shoes are super..but the dress?! Amazing!)…and i’m so exited for the story!!!

  61. Anne L. says:

    Just downloaded “A Lot Like Love” to my Nook as one of my vacation reads. Can’t wait for “It Happened One Wedding”. Great shoes!

  62. Cynthia Chappelle says:

    I love your books so much that after I read “Something About You” which was the first book of yours I had read I went online and bought all the books I could fine that you have written. I don’t have Love Irresistibly, so I would love to win a signed copy. As for the new one, March can’t get here fast enough. Love the cover and the shoes are soo sexy!!!!

  63. Melissa says:

    Your writing style and quick wit has become a favourite of mine! I love every book in this series and look forward to seeing some familiar faces. I loved seeing Cam and Jack in Love Irresistibly. Definitely looking forward to reading It Happened One Wedding!

  64. Limecello says:

    I absolutely loved all your previous book covers, but this one is really awesome (too) Julie! I love the change, and as you said – the SHOES! <3
    Can't wait to read this one!

  65. Susan says:

    I’m begging you, poor Ford, he needs some attention – seriously, sex with a woman who wants him to talk dirty in a Scottish accent? If he doesn’t deserve a HEA, I don’t know who does.

  66. Kate says:

    I love the cover, and the shoes. It is very movie poster-y which fits since you mentioned It Happened One Night. I can’t wait to read it.

  67. Tara says:

    Very excited for the book, and the cover, love it. I am excited for the book giveaway, but I need to get a pair of those shoes they are spectacular!

  68. Elaine C. says:

    You have a lovely cover for this one. The book sounds interesting, but a new approach for you. Good luck with it. 🙂

  69. Jordan H says:

    I absolutely love the FBI/U.S. Attorney series. I can hardly wait for this next book to come out! I’m excited to hear Vaughn’s story. I really enjoyed him from Love Irresistibly. Adorable cover, btw!

  70. Rachel says:

    I’m so excited!! I love love love this series! I was really looking forward to it potentially being Ford but I am SUPER thrilled that it is Vaughn. I loved him when we met him and he just got right on under my skin! I cannot wait to watch him fall in love and finally find out why everyone is settling down!

  71. Allison says:

    Holy crap Julie. I love the cover! Cannot wait for this new one! I love when you have a new one coming out because it means I get to go back and reread all your old ones in preparation! Can’t wait for March!!

  72. Wendy says:

    Beautiful cover!!! I do miss seeing a picture of the hero and heroine. I couldn’t make up my mind between Vaughn or Ford. I finally decided on Vaughn. And these were the two clues. Check out the conversation between Rylann and Cade in ATN (pg. 281) Take a look at the pgs. 190-191 in LI. Good to see that Vaughn will get his “mojo” on.

  73. Aline Tobing says:

    Oh my! What a gorgeous cover! Love it!! Can’t wait for the release date!

    Thanks for the chance to win a free copy, Julie 🙂

  74. TrishJ says:

    Killer shoes!! Can’t wait for the new book. I was kinda hoping for Ford’s story, he was so cool. But then Vaughn needs to meet his match. Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Thuy says:

    I totally knew the hero was going to be Vaughn!!! This book is going to be to die for!!! Gorgeous cover Julie!!! Loveeeeeeee it!

  76. Hazel says:

    Love, love, loveeeee it.The cover was really a surprise and more beautiful. Can’t wait for this another sexy FBI agent.

  77. Jameliza P. says:

    I’ve enjoyed all of your books. I’ve love Vaughn from Love Irresistibly, I’m looking forward to reading his story.

    Are you going to write Mr. Meet-Cute’s, Agent Wilkins, story?

  78. Sharon says:

    OMG!!! Those shoes caught my eye right away!! I would love to have a pair of Louboutins!!! Your FBI/Attorney series was one of my favorites. I am excited to read about Special Agent Vaughn

  79. Juhi says:

    AHH! This looks amazing 🙂 I cannot wait to devour another fabulous novel of yours! March is too long of a wait, but I know it’ll be worth it!

  80. Cece says:

    Love your books and love those shoes on the cover! Still haven’t read “Love irresistibly”, which makes me a perfect candidate for a giveaway 😀 Fingers crossed… 🙂

  81. Sue G. says:

    Love those shoes on the cover! This sounds like another great book! And it comes out right by my birthday….Happy Birthday to me! 😉

  82. Umaiya says:

    This is sooooo awesome!!
    I fell in love when i read your
    “Sexiest Man Alive” <3
    just can't get enough of you or your books!
    Sooo totally addicted, not to mention excited
    ^_^

    PS: God have mercy! the shoes, lady!!! 😮

  83. Lei says:

    Oh, wow. Yes, that cover was different from the others and looks totally out of place in the whole series but damn, it’s soooooo gorgeous!!!

  84. Jami Dutcher says:

    I can’t wait for the new book and I love a giveaway. Thank you so much. Your books always take me away, just like Calgon. 🙂

  85. Karen Flanagan says:

    OMG Julie, that cover is simply too perfect for words!!! And Vaughn….the hero…another perfect score. I secretly loved him in “Love Irresitibly” as all your male characters. This will be extremely interesting especially when he was such a blatant noncommittal!! I’ve read all your previous novels and like the rest I shall await this latest, upcoming blockbuster with a great deal of enthusiasm!!!

  86. Fatima says:

    great shoes, great cover, great plot!
    yup! its going to be an awesome witty *hopefully lots sarcastic* GREAT JULIE JAMES book alright! 😀 cant wait!

  87. Gillian Wong says:

    The cover looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to read the book! (Where did they get those shoes?)

    fingers crossed for the giveaway!

  88. Sandhya says:

    I love this series!! I was waiting for Ford’s story…a little bit disappointed bcos its not but its ok as im fine with just any book from this series…but waiting till March!! Long wait!!

  89. Casandra Bennett says:

    They are pretty AMAZING shoes, really. I have yet to get LI book, so this giveaway would fit beautifully into my new budget that hubby has made me agree to. LOL And this weekend is my birthday! Can’t wait for March 25th! Will definitely have to pencil that book into my budget. Hehe.

  90. Pen Mettert says:

    Nice cover (for some reason, I had to fight autocorrect on that…kept changing it to mice!!! We’ll see if it posts properly.) Would love to win the book. Haven’t read that one yet. 🙂

  91. Arshpreet Kaur says:

    I am so excited about your book release. I love your books, rereading them all the time through my college breaks. I am thrilled about the new book, I’m already picturing the storyline. I haven’t even read the book, but I love it. I love to read and watch stories of people meeting at a wedding. This is going to be interesting. Can’t 2013 go faster!

  92. Lana says:

    Only 8 more months to go – you are a tease! However, regardless of what my new baby will be doing that day, I will be getting that book!

  93. Robbie B says:

    Love th cover. Don’t personally wear high heels because of an injury years ago doesn’t stop me from looking and thinking how beautiful they are.

  94. Jennifer Santucci says:

    So excited about your new book! It comes out the day before my son’s bday, so that will be easy to remember!

  95. Christine says:

    LOVE the cover! Feminine and girly but so sexy, too. The story sounds super fun. I would love to win a copy of Love, Irresistibly.. I still haven’t read it! Thanks for the chance.

  96. Cynthia Diaz says:

    Love the cover! Can’t wait to read the book. It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun. Would love to read the giveaway book!

  97. Elizabeth DeYong says:

    I never read books twice, but I will have to re-read “Love Irresistibly” again to get a feel for Vaugh. I knew you would write Vaugh’s story at some point, but as you said, I thought the next one would be about Ford. I LOVE this new cover, by the way!

  98. Amy Baldwin says:

    I love the cover! It makes me want to hurry up and get the wedding over with. I’m engaged but the date to wed is still far off. Can’t wait to read this!!!

  99. Ann says:

    The cover is terrific with those gorgeous shoes. Love it! I so happy you chose another hunky FBI agent – like Jack Pallas and Nick McCall as the main character in It Happened One Wedding. I can’t wait to read it!

  100. Ginger Robertson says:

    Julia,
    I enjoyed reading your newsletter and thank you for your time. I will look forward to reading It Happened One Wedding as it sounds like a wonderful read.

  101. Sara says:

    I have to say I’m a big fan of your previous covers…but I do love those shoes! 🙂 I’m currently reading About That Night and love it. Can’t wait to read more of your books.

  102. wendy says:

    I cannot wait for the upcoming book. I love how you put together smart, sexy people and let it play out with an actual story behind it- My males are all male and the gals have a brain- Thanks

  103. Shirley says:

    Love the cover…. Shoes are fabulous, hope the bouquet you had in mind has the same colour scheme. Looking forward to another of your great reads.

  104. Michelle the Romance Witch says:

    oh man i have totally been dying for Vaughn to meet his match… i cannot wait to read this. thanks for the awesome chance to win! i just love all your books but i can say that this one will be a knockout for me.

  105. Whitney says:

    What fascinates me about the cover is that you don’t know if she is leaving after her sister’s wedding, sneaking out of her own wedding, or trying to just get away while she can. It’s a great cover and a great plot idea.

  106. Shelley says:

    Ugh — I can’t believe I have to wait until March 25th for the next book! This is one of my favorite series. BTW – Love the cover, especially the shoes!

  107. Tanika Gondhali says:

    Hey!
    I started reading your books just a couple of months back and I absolutely love the FBI/Attorney series. Can’t wait for Vaughn’s story! Love the cover!

  108. Liz M says:

    I am very excited to read the next installment in the Chicago FBI/U.S. Attorneys series. Yay for Vaughn Roberts! I really am enjoying these contemporary romances with intelligent heroines. Thanks so much!

  109. Cynthia E. Blain says:

    The cover of your book would definitely catch my eye on a book shelf at the store. I am ready to order it but on the slim and remote chance of winning it, I will wait until tomorrow night.:)
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Will go check on Goodreads again, but I am sure that I added you as a friend there as I did on FB.

    Take care.
    Cynthia

  110. Michelle N says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! Of course, the cover is absolutely beautiful. Hello heels!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  111. Mercedes M. Phang says:

    I like what you summarize about your book and I am looking forward to reading it and the previous one. I am a sucker for series and romantic thrillers. I hope to win this book. Keep writing and we will keep on reading. I will make sure to add this book and the other one on my Goodreads list of book to read.

  112. Claudia R. says:

    Oh well..I don’t know where to start..I wanna thank you for changing your profession and being an author…I love your books..each one..when I start reading..they totally absorb me from this world and then I believe in happy endings again 🙂 nice cover, but I prefer those where I can imagine I’m the woman next to such an attractive man 😉

  113. Sandypo says:

    Those heels are way too high for me, but the shoes look much snazzier than your usual wedding dress shoes and I can’t wait for the book to come out, it sounds great!

  114. Clare O'Beara says:

    I do like the cover, but it looks rather like chick-lit so I might not be bothered buying it if I didn’t know better.

  115. Janet Vautard says:

    Love the cover, love the shoes, and love your books. I discovered you with the book A Lot Like Love when it was up for an award because Kristan Higgins, whose books I love, was your competitor. I had to check out the person whose book beat out Kristan Higgins! I’ve read all of your books since then, and I have to say that you don’t disappoint. I can’t wait for It Happened One Wedding!

  116. Laura Albert says:

    Those shoes are awesome! They actually make me feel like maybe Tony Walton works for the Berkley Art department now. This is because the flash of colour on the shoes reminds me of the flashes of colour he put into Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins’ outfits.

  117. Gabriela says:

    I LOVED THE NEWS.
    OH MY GOD.
    BUT…

    MARCH? ONLY MARCH 25th?
    HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO BREATHE UNTIL THEN, JULIE?
    Oh, how I love your books!
    How I love your characters!
    You’re one of those authors: I would read anything you wrote. So please, give me more <3

  118. Janice Hougland says:

    You’re so popular, Julie, that this like the lottery! 🙂 But if I don’t enter, I don’t get a chance to win. So here goes. I do love your cover for It Happened One Wedding, but I also love the cover of your book Love Irresistibly. I think all of your covers are terrific though, and so I don’t buy your books because of the covers…I buy them because of your most excellent writing style. 🙂

  119. CateS says:

    Oh man, those shoes!!! I would so wear those shoes – well, maybe stand in them because I’m not sure I’d be able to walk in them!!

  120. Cammie Watson says:

    Very nice cover, and you are right; the shoes are gorgeous. I am a new reader looking forward to more books. Thanks for the give-away.

  121. Des M says:

    I love all your old covers but I must admit this one is gorgeous! But, I don’t have to judge your books by their covers anymore, since I already know there’s a guaranteed great story inside. Andddd, if you decide March is too late and want to release it then, it would be a great birthday present to me! Haha! 🙂

  122. Julie S says:

    Those shoes are FANTABULOUS, or depending on what she might be doing in them, (Tee-Hee) they could be FUNTABULOUS!!!!! Thanks as always for your excellent writing, your books always keep me going, and I cannot wait for March to arrive to read
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ It Happened One Wedding ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    Thanks again
    (˘⌣˘)

  123. YVONNE says:

    I love the new cover !!! Why? Well, I tend to like more the suggestive covers that leave a lot to the imagination and we certainly can get carried away!

  124. Pat Bailey says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book written by an author I hadn’t heard about. Decided to check our Library shelves to see if we had anything of yours because I think we can find you some new fans.
    Note to Director…..Lets check this out but in the meantime I’m off to explore your books for myself. Looks like I may be up next for a book review in our September newsletter.

  125. Kelly says:

    So where do we buy those shoes?! As a USG employee I can’t wait to see what hilarious things you come up with… Of corse I am waiting for the one that happened to me. I walk out the bldg and ATF is having a bust right in the middle of the street. Of course I purchased lunch and returned to the screen.

  126. Kat L says:

    I can’t wait!!!!! I swear I can recite all your books from cover to cover given all the re-reading I do between your new releases.

  127. Susan Scheelk says:

    Love the cover, not much of a shoe kid, but I’ve been told by those who are that they are fabulous. Please pick me!

  128. Patricia Cochran says:

    Looooooooooooooooooove the cover!
    And the shoes thereon! Even though I
    can’t wear heels anymore, I can still
    drool over them and wish! And wish some
    more!!

    Pat C.

  129. florentine says:

    wow.. so different with your another book’s covers. love the flower’s bracelet (what kind of flower?)lovely cover if I called.. suit with the title. thanks

  130. Cathleen B says:

    I love the cover–those shoes are gorgeous, but they obviously tortured her feet, thus she is carrying them….

  131. Teresa says:

    I can’t wait to read your new book. I know it will be great like all the others. Thanks for the chance to win one. 🙂

  132. Margil says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! I like how the cover gives you a different feel and it’s Julie James’ book so either way, you know it’s going to still be badass and sassy!

  133. Sharon DiPrima says:

    Gorgeous shoes! Definitely enjoy stories based in big cities and because I used to live in Chicago, I am looking forward to reading Love Irresistibly.

  134. Amy Conley says:

    LOVE that cover. And, the shoes? To die for!
    Sounds like a very interesting series and I’d enjoy reading more about it.

    Amy

  135. Jane Squires says:

    I like the cover – but say ouch to those shoes. I cannot wear heals anymore since accident in 1979 but could never wear those. Would love to win, read and review. Count me in.

  136. Nickie says:

    JUST.CAN’T.WAIT! Hope Jordan, Nick, Cade, Brooke, Kyle, and Rylann make appearances in the next book of the Series!

  137. Carolyn Valdez says:

    Beautiful cover. IF I didn’t know any better I would wonder how you got that picture from my friend’s wedding in July.

  138. E. R. says:

    Shoes. Love the shoes.

    Does that mean the next book cover after this one will also be different? Or will it follow the same concept as this upcoming book?

  139. Carrie Goddard says:

    I love the cover and you’re right, the shoes are great! I have loved all of your books and am looking forward to this one too!

  140. Jessica L. says:

    Love the cover especially the shoes. This story sounds like it’s going to be a WINNER. Have already marked my calendar.

  141. Melanie Reed says:

    Love the cover and can’t wait to read the book. It sounds like it will be amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  142. Vera A. says:

    Love the cover and the shoes are to die for! Love all your books and from Chicago too! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Can’t wait to read the book. 🙂

  143. Katrina says:

    Julie, I absolutely adore everything you have ever written! When I start reading one of your books, I literally neglect my family to find out what happens next. The stories are sweet, funny, and sexy without bring sappy. Thank you for bringing these characters to life on the page:)

  144. Mary Joie Vergara says:

    I wish I could work to Chicago in the near future and find my own FBI/US Attorney! Or JUST THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE ON LA. That would be sweet! The dresses before are stunning but these shoes, sweet!! Can’t wait to read that book. 🙂

  145. stacey says:

    OMG…first i love the shoes(and cover) but way better is that Vaughn is the hero!!! woot! I’m so excited and cannot wait to read this! It’ll be another great one from JJ!

  146. Carla S says:

    What a fantastic cover!!! Love it. Can’t wait to read it. Haven’t read Love Irresistibly yet, so at least I can read that before reading Vaughn’s story.

  147. Jucel Marie Guatlo says:

    March 25! March 25! Must seriously wait for that date. Awesome cheesecakes! *~*

    I also thought it’d be Brook’s story now, but, hahaha, this would be interesting. Plus it’s a sequel to your FBI/US Attorney series. Still wondering who’s wedding would this be. Hmmm

  148. Bethany says:

    I literally cannot contain my excitement…but you already knew that because I spammed twitter 🙂
    The countdown to March starts now!!

  149. Kadie says:

    Oh man, I’m so excited! When I read the last book, I was so curious about Vaughn’s character! So glad it’s him and glad to hear that he’s sexy. 😉

  150. Elisha says:

    Another reason why I LOVE Julie James. Cannot wait to read this new one!
    Love the shoes, don’t think I could wear them but oh so pretty!
    Best of luck Ms. James.

  151. Tiffany says:

    What an intriguing, romantic, and contemporary cover! Hot shoes, too! I absolutely love your FBI/U.S. Attorney series and cannot wait for the latest edition to be on the stands! I hope you’ll pick me to receive a free copy! Best, xx

  152. Patricia says:

    The cover is great as always. You’re right about not being able to beat the last cover. Awesome! Good luck on the next book. I love your books and can’t wait for the next one.

  153. Nancy says:

    Favorite cover so far! How many days do we have to wait until it is released? This could be considered cruel and unusual punishment. 🙂

  154. Kathy says:

    Trying to help you get to 600! I really am looking forward to this one because you never disappoint! I just wish they weren’t a whole year apart. I understand though; perfection cannot be rushed 😉

  155. Carol says:

    I already have a copy of LI but just wanted to say what a fantastic cover! Love it. Looking forward to March 2013. Can’t wait to read an excerpt soon. Good luck everyone!

  156. Shelley Morris says:

    I love the cover! So brilliant! I don’t think I’ve read any of your books yet but I will put you on the list of authors that I want to get to know.

  157. Jackie Frye says:

    I like Vaughn, his book is going to be interesting. Every time you release a new book in this series I reread the entire series, so, thank you for many hours of pleasure

  158. Jeannie L says:

    Fantastic cover! As awesome as the cover, I’m not sure how I am gonna be able to wait this long for this book’s release. I’ve been in love with this series and have no doubts I’m gonna love this book.

    P.S Maybe I shall go hunt for this pair of shoes while I wait for the book.

  159. Mary C says:

    I had a feeling that Vaughn’s story was going to be next! I’m so excited! (And that is an absolutely gorgeous cover with some shoes I may never find in stores. lol)

  160. Esther maugo says:

    wow, Now this book I cannot wait to read. Loving the cover and blurb…and all of a sudden i want march to get here fast. it will be a good month, my birthday and the release of this book.
    can’t wait!
    <3

  161. Jolie Misek says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading all of your books. A change of cover is a great idea and the shoes are pretty, but I’d never be able to walk in them!

  162. Roli says:

    I know, i know, the giveaway’s done but i kind of have request. Can we please have a full-fledged novel that shows how the characters of the previous books are doing from their perspectives, i mean? Cameron Jack and their son, Jordan and Nick, Kyle and Rylann (especially these two! I’m still waitinf for how Rylann’s mother reacted when she came to know her daughter is dating an ex-con) Cade and Brooke, and maybe even a bit of Sam, Rae, Dex, Huxley? Like what’s going on with them. I somehow love ALL the characters, i would to know more of their story from their perspective.

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