Cover reveal–SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER (and a giveaway!)

**Please note: the giveaway is now closed.

Yay! It feels like I’ve been waiting forever to be able to share the cover of my upcoming release, SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER. And yes, I know I’m biased, but I love this cover and think Berkley did a fantastic job. Wanna see for yourself? Here you go:


SOS final cover

That dress! The beach backdrop! And of course, since this is one of my books, we naturally have to have shoes.  In case you missed the cover blurb, here’s a little more information about the book:


Available May 2015


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. . .

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Now, in case you missed my blog post a couple months ago, SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER is not part of my FBI/U.S. Attorney series. Neither the heroine nor hero is an FBI agent or Assistant U.S. Attorney, and no part of the plot relates to the FBI or federal prosecutors office. So calling it an FBI/U.S. Attorney book would be, well, weird. But Ford, the hero in SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER, first appeared in Love Irresistibly (he was the heroine’s best friend), so rest assured that there will be familiar faces in the book.

More good news: SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER is available for pre-order! You can pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Psst–Amazon currently has it for only $5.99 in Kindle. No clue how long that price drop will last, so if you’re a Kindle reader, you might want to consider ordering Victoria and Ford while they’re cheap. : )

Book release date is May 5.

But enough from me . . . let’s get to the giveaway! To celebrate the cover reveal, I’m giving away a signed copy of ANY of my books (winner’s choice) to FIVE people who leave a comment below. Giveaway is international, and will remain open until 9pm CST on Thursday, November 6. Please leave only one comment.  (Those of you reading this on my Goodreads blog should click here to leave a comment.)

Good luck!


346 thoughts on “Cover reveal–SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER (and a giveaway!)

  1. Mary Ruth Baloy says:

    I just came back to reading from months of reviewing for my exam. I’ve read so many great reviews on your books! I hope I get the chance to read them. ❤️

  2. Audrey Lei says:

    I love the cover and I’m really excited for Suddenly One Summer. It’s Ford’s story! I can’t wait! Thank you also for a nice giveaway. I’m so excited for your SOS! I’ll put this in my to be read list.

  3. Kameela Fortun says:

    I absolutely love that all your books have aspects of the law in it. I secretly have a thing for lawyers. I hope to be as good a writer as you. I simply love your work.

  4. Kanoko says:

    You have no idea how many times I had to stop myself from begging you to write Ford’s story. A dozen, at least. So, so glad it’s here. The cover looks fantastic. I like the colour scheme a lot, and the composition is beautiful.

    Thank you!

  5. Elena Lim says:

    First of all, that is one lovely cover. That dress and stiletos? Hot.

    Oh God, I remember Ford. The best-friend who’s not good at relationship stuff. May 5 can’t can soon enough. Marking my calendar for that special day. xo

    I lurve all of your FBI-US Attorney series, from Pallas up to the criminy Vaughn Roberts. And now, Ford will be added to that special fave list. Coo-l. <3

    Thanks for the chance and I do hope I get to win this time! *crossed fingers*

    Congrats and more books to come! Yaaay. Power Hug. x

  6. Texas Book Lover says:

    Suddenly One Summer sounds like another winner. I have no doubt I’m gonna love it!

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous cover!

  7. Penny Russell says:

    I’m excited to included you as one of my author’s for wonderful reads! My friend has recommended you as a five star read! I can’t wait for my 1st book! This cover looks intoxicating, but I am a beach girl!

  8. Jami Birnbaum says:

    Sandy beaches, warm sun and lapping beaches. This is picture I’m going to have to keep in my mind as winter starts to rear it’s ugly head here in the Northeast.

  9. Michelle says:

    Can barely contain my squealing! There are not enough idiomatic expressions to explain how much I adore each and every book you have ever written .. So happy! In conclusion: I’m a very biiiiiiig fan..

  10. Mia says:

    Oh, a signed copy of “Just the Sexiest Man Alive” would be wonderful. Now to wait untill May 5th for my yearly fix of Julie James novel 😀

  11. Heather says:

    I am so excited for the release of SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER.

    I’m am MOH for a wedding happening the weekend before and am seriously looking forward to wine-ding down from the craziness with this nook.

  12. Shelley Morris says:

    I love the cover too!
    Your books are great! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. <3

  13. Ruha Siddiqui says:

    I love the new cover, gives me such a summer-y feel! Can’t wait to read it and for it to be warm again in the midwest lol.

  14. Angie Tryon says:

    Hi there! I have not yet had the pleasure of reading your books but I am intrigued by the synopsis’ that I’ve looked at! I would love to add you to my reading collection!

  15. Trudy Spraker says:

    I haven’t read any of your books yet. This sounds great though so I think I need to go check them out! Thanks for the giveaway! BTW – I do love the cover 🙂

  16. Sabah says:

    I love the cover and specially the shoes cause I am shoeholic and your covers always got some amazing shoes.I was so excited when you announced FORD gets his own book. I was intrigued by him in LOVE IRRESISTIBLY and can’t wait to read it.

  17. Jen Callister says:

    I love that cover. The color of the dress is gorgeous and who would not love to be walking on the beach, toes in the sand in a beautiful dress. Ah paradise.

  18. Vanessa D McBride says:

    I think the cover is Beautiful !! It reminds me of when I run on the beach in my bare feet. I have grown up at the shore and after the summer crowd leaves it is a time for the locals to have their fun.

  19. Eileen A-W says:

    I love the cover!!! The colors, the dress, the shoes!!! What can one say. I think I’ll buy myself an early birthday present since the book releases 2 weeks before it. I can’t wait to read this book!!! 🙂

  20. Jaime Stanwick says:

    I Have read all of your books…..I cannot get enough of your writing….I would LOVE to win this one. Thank you for the chance!

  21. Carolyn Walker Rhodes says:

    The cover is awesome Julie! Makes me want summer back :-). Congrats on this new book and I can’t wait to read it cause I know it will be just as good as your other books!

  22. Ani says:

    Lovely cover! I can’t wait for the release of this one. I’ve loved all the FBI/U.S. Attorney books and am super stoked for Ford’s book and can’t wait to meet Victoria.

  23. Anne L. says:

    This is another beautiful cover for the upcoming book. Your covers are always great! Can’t wait for May to roll around.

  24. Nikita Navalkar says:

    Beautiful cover…no wonder it’s your favorite! I was so curious about Ford when I first read Love Irresistibly… super glad he’s getting his story! 🙂

  25. Diane says:

    Pre-ordered and the book list is marked. Love your books! Especially like the funny comments from your kids that you post on Facebook.

  26. Patricia Cochran says:

    Love the shoes! I’ve become even more of a shoe
    person since I can’t wear high heels anymore!
    BOO-HOO! BTW, Love the cover too!

  27. Sandra F. says:

    Love all your books and can’t wait to read this one!! My only complaint is the amount of time we have to wait between books!! Can’t wait to read Ford’s story.

  28. Nette Soriano says:

    I just finished all of your books and well what can I say, I want more. Can’t wait for Ford’s story to unfold.

  29. Rui Chang says:

    I’ve nearly read all your books!!! I love them!! They are my favourite books so far and fbi/us attorney is just amazing! I’ve always been interested in law… And in your books there is love and justice, it’s just awesome!! I aspire to be like those cool women.. Can’t wait for suddenly one summer!! 🙂

  30. Andrea DiGiovanni says:

    Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to read your new book! It’s going to be a fabulous winter with lots of reading! Love when that happens.

  31. Andrea DiGiovanni says:

    Love the cover and can’t wait to read another great book! Another reason to look forward to the summer since Winter is starting show signs of being a bad one!

  32. Layla Darnell says:

    I’m looking forward to this book and I also love your FBI series as well. Your covers are gorgeous and your writing is very entertaining

  33. Andra Dalton says:

    Sizzling & sensual cover!!! Love it & can’t wait to read!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!!:)

  34. Gale S. says:

    I don’t know if it is a new theme or not, but I love the “holding the shoes” covers! Now we just hafta wait until May…. :>)

  35. Cathrin says:

    What a lovely cover; the colours are gorgeous and work very well together.
    Congrats, Julie, I cannot wait to read your new novel!

  36. ZOYA says:

    All the best with this one! Looking forward. I’d really appreciate a copy coz one of my friends is a crazy fan and this would be a gift of a lifetime for her !

  37. Elizabeth clinton says:

    Absoutely love all your books and thus cover us Fantastic Loved Ford from Love Irresistbly can’t wait to read his story

  38. Erika K says:

    I’ve been hooked on your books since the hysterical opening to Something About You. I’d love to have any of your books!

  39. Lana says:

    Everytime you write a new book, I am forced to declare the new one my favourite. It has been a long time since an author has had me so excited for their new books!

  40. Rana Sprencel says:

    Julie I adore all of your books! Can’t wait to read Suddenly One Summer! I know it’s going to be fabulous. The only thing I hate is that I read them so fast that I’m sad when I’m done and anxiously await the next book!!

  41. Virginia Biegel says:

    Pre-ordered and waiting impatiently for this book to be delivered! Can’t wait to read it! Love all your books Julie!

  42. Mitali Patel says:

    I have read all your books like a thousands times and love them more each time!!!!
    cant wait to add this to my collection and ENJOY it many times like all your other books 🙂 <3 <3

  43. Laurie Gommermann says:

    I’d love to read Ford and Victoria’s story.
    The cover is perfect. It makes me want to go and take a walk on the beach. It’s flirty, beautiful, engaging and eye catching!

  44. Nandini says:

    Love your books Julie! <3
    Every time I read your book, I keep wishing how wonderful it would be if you published more than one book a year. The wait is long!

  45. Jami Dutcher says:

    I’m a huge fan. I have read nearly all of your books. This is a generous offer and I appreciate it so much. Thank you.

  46. Michelle L says:

    Wow! That cover looks amazing! Can’t wait for the new book. I thought the ‘It Happened One Wedding’ cover was beautiful (I have a thing for shoes :p) but you might just have topped it with this one! Good luck for the release, I’m sure it’ll top the charts!

  47. Alice Powell says:

    Love the Cover but then all your books have great covers…….can’t wait till it comes out. And you do a great job not only with the plots but the research you put in with each book. Thanks so much for giving us all fantastic books!!

  48. Whitney says:

    Formally from the Ocean State I can really appreciate the cover more than most. The beautiful dress revealing those beautiful legs and the sea in the background–you couldn’t do better as an invitation to read one of your wonderful books! Congratulations in advance for this release!

  49. Anne H says:

    Great cover! I realize the giveaway has closed, but wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed the witty banter,plausible stories and strong likeable main characters in your books. I’m looking forward to the next.

  50. Nancy Wolter says:

    I’m a bookaholic, literally exploding my ereader and my home in book reader. I’d love to win the giveaway–some very good reading here!

  51. Eryn Kahler says:

    Love all your books, and I’m so glad you’re doing Ford’s story. He was such fun.
    When will it be released on Audible??

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