Advent Calendar Day 12: A Lot Like Love by Julie James + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Julie James , The Coffee Lover Posted on December 12, 2011 @ 6:00 am 50 comments

Welcome to the 12th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win a copy of one of my favorite contemporary reads for this year that is none other than A Lot Like Love by Julie James. Needless to say, that as soon as I got in my hands my first book by Julie James, she immediately became one of my favorite contemporary romance authors! She’s plainly that amazing an author! And especially her FBI series is drool worthy! The way Julie combines the romantic element with the suspense in her stories make them even more appealing and the fact that we are talking about FBI agents that are staring in her series, that in my book makes her stories a must read! What can I say? I have a thing for FBI agents!

But hey, our surprises for today, don’t end here! Julie James is so amazing that she’s offering not only one but two copies of A Lot Like Love for two of you!
Thank you so, so much Julie!

A Lot Like Love by Julie James

Purchase Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Book Depository,, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, IndieBound, Chapters, Kindle, Nook.

Book Blurb:

As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau.

As the top undercover agent in Chicago, Nick McCall has one rule: never get personal. This “date” with Jordan Rhodes is merely an assignment— one they’re both determined to pull off even if they can’t be together for five minutes before the sarcasm and sparks begin to fly. But when Nick’s investigation is compromised, he and Jordan have no choice but to pretend they’re a couple, and what starts out as a simple assignment begins to feel a lot like something more

The Reviews:
Anna: A Lot Like Love was amazing! Once more,Julie James delivered a fun and full of suspense story that just grabbed me from the first page Read the rest of the review.

Lea: While it always seems a long wait between novels for Julie James fans, I for one am assured of one thing, a GREAT time. Once I started reading A Lot Like Love, I couldn’t put it down Read the rest of the review.


Thanks to Julie we have two copies of A Lot Like Love for two lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us your favorite Christmas story as a kid.

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 24th and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • Birgit December 12, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I’ve always (and still do) loved “Twas the Night before Christmas”!

  • aurian December 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

    We did not celebrate Christmas when I was a child, we celebrated Sinterklaas, on December 5th. So to come up with a Christmas memory, is a very difficult question.
    One year my mother took me and my sisters to church on Christmas eve, or Christmas day, that I cannot remember. And we never went to church, as my father is not religious. It was a Catholic church, and I do remember being in awe of the place. Of course, living one street over, I was used to walking past it, but there is a huge hedge around it, and a fence, and next to it a grave yard, which I think is very creepy.
    I did love the windows, all that tinted glass and the beautiful pictures, and the paintings inside the church. That incredible high ceiling, with the arches and everything. I don’t remember the service or anything, but I do remember my feeling of awe of stepping inside it.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  • Melanie S. December 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I don’t have one favorite Christmas story, I loved all the short stories my parents read to me.
    Julie James is one of my favorite authors too – I’ve read Something About You and couldn’t wait to read more!
    Greetings, Melanie

    booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

  • miki December 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I don’t have a favorite christmas story, to be honest i’m not even sure i’ve read one ^^;;. I just read books like any other day no special topic


  • Mary Kirkland December 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I didn’t really have a favorite story when I was a kid. The tv show I always looked forward to was Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.

  • Joanne B. December 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I always liked Frosty the Snowman. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • erinf1 December 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I’ve heard such wonderful things about this author and she is at the top of my wishlist!

    My favorite Christmas story was A picture book we had as a kid that featured the poem, “the Night Before Christmas”. We’d read that every year and take turns 🙂

  • Stephanie December 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    My favorite Christmas story was “A Christmas Carol.”

  • Na December 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Mine is a classic, A Christmas Carol. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  • Amy Hindle December 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    The Polar Express. Hands down.

  • Shelley B December 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I loved going to my grandmother’s house with all my cousins and eating till we almost busted a gut and swapping presents. As adults, we don’t get together anymore, because we all now have children and grandchildren of our own. I really miss them.

  • Leanna H December 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Frosty the snowman!

  • Paige December 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Mine is Frosty, the old version. Used to make me cry every year!

  • Monikarw December 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    My favorite christmas song is: silent night!:)
    and now, lately.. All I want for christmas is you! LOL ;D
    thanks for the giveaway! Love Julie!
    Happy Holidays everyone!;*

  • Estella December 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I have always liked Frosty The Snowman.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • kaetrin December 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    My favourite was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I had a picture book of it.

    Hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  • Annie December 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Mine was Frosty the Snowman. He seems to be a popular one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

  • Karen C December 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I wish I could remember what my favorite stories were as a kid, if I had any, but I don’t. Thanks for the chance to win A Lot Like Love!

  • Michelle Harlan December 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    My favorite Christmas story was The Christmas Mouse. I inherited the book & read it to my kids every year. Such a cute story!


  • Stefanie Rushing December 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    My favorite story: It’s a Wonderful Life. Love all of Julie James books. Keep them coming!!

  • Barbara Elness December 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite Christmas story as a kid was ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. And I loved watching all the Christmas specials on TV.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  • LSUReader December 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Don’t enter me in the contest–I’ve already inhaled all of Julie’s books.

    Thanks for a fun column. My favorite Christmas story has been “The Night Before Christmas” ever since I had to memorize it for a kindergarten recital, all those (many, many) years ago!

  • Mary Preston December 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

    My favorite Christmas story was always: ‘Twas the night before Christmas. Just magic.

  • Amel Armeliana December 13, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Well, to be honest…I don’t have a favorite christmas story as a kid because I didn’t celebrate it. But I always like watching christmas movies, because there’s always magic in it.

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway

  • Aretha zhen December 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Needless to say my favourite Christmas story is a Christmas carol by Charles dickens. Really2 touched by the fact that Scrooge will willingly change into a better person in the end of the story. Never read any book by Julie James, but I heard she is an awesome author. Thank you for the giveaway

  • Filia Oktarina December 13, 2011 at 5:43 am

    My favorite story is Frosty the snowman!
    Thanks for giveaway!!

  • gconoy December 13, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Now that I’m older I appreciate a lot of christmas stories, but at the end of the day nothing beats the “Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel” (aka Three Nuts for CInderella or whatever the movie is called in different languages) movie. I grew up watching it every christmas and I will continue to do so & my kids will be forced to do so. It has bitchy cinderella, hot prince and lovely music. There’s no chance of escaping it. 😀

    hrududu AT hotmail DE

  • eli yanti December 13, 2011 at 6:41 am

    i love christmas Carol 😉

  • Esvandiari December 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I don’t celebrate Xmas, but I remember one of my sweetest neighbour was celebrate it. I was helping her decorate the Xmas tree. She told me about The Nutcracker and I like it so much LOL
    Having your book will be a nice story to remember too. Thanks!!

  • enodia December 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

    the story about Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a star, n the silent night song is always be my favorites ^^

  • Tamsyn December 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    My favourite is still Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer! Taught me that its okay to be one of a kind! :o)

  • JenM December 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I always loved watching Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, even the we didn’t celebrate Christmas. Loved it when they all went fling off with the sleigh.

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Please enter me in contest.

  • Marika Weber December 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Mine is Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Always has been. 🙂


  • Dee F. December 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    My favorite Christmas story is The Gift of The Magi by O. Henry, but I also watch “Scrooge, the Musical” every year on DVD.

  • Julie Witt December 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I was raised as a Catholic and we read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Book of Luke every year, right before we read Twas the Night Before Christmas!! Those are both my favorite books from when I was a child:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  • Shannon December 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    My family didn’t celebrate Christmas, but I remember watching the Charlie Brown movie with the droopy Christmas tree. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  • Tamsyn December 14, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer! :o)

  • Atenra December 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

    My favorite Christmas story is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway 🙂

  • Diane Sallans December 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Frosty the Snowman – that Abominable Snowman is so cute (once he got his bad tooth pulled).

  • Barbara December 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    My favorite Christmas stories when i was a kid were the ones that had a song attached to them…so, of course, I liked Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman the best! Happy Holidays!

  • Angie M December 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I always love to read ‘The Night Before Christmas’! I love how it rhymes and enjoyed reading it to my sisters before we went to bed on Christmas Eve!

  • SarahM December 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    For being such a big reading family, I don’t remember that we read many Christmas stories. But I love Dean Koontz’s two Christmas stories – Santa’s Twin and Robot Santa. They are so funny and magical!

    smaccall AT

  • Eva S December 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Mine was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and now it’s my daughter’s too.

  • Diane Sallans December 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I loved Rudolphe the Red nosed Reindeer, especially when they created that stop-action TV special. The first years I only saw it in black&white, but when I finally saw it in color….

  • Pat Lieberman December 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Frosty the Snowman, took my granddaughter to see the show at a local theatre.

  • Sophia Rose December 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway event. This book sounds pretty good.

    My favorite Christmas stories were to have my mom read the Baby Jesus stories from the Bible and for Christmas Eve my dad would read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ poem.

  • Vojalyn December 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Well, my most memorable Christmas was when I was about 8 or 10 years old. I was arguing with my sister – as usually 🙂 -, and suddenly we heard jingling. It was Santa – okay, now I know it was my godfather, but we were so surprised then that we stopped arguing and almost started to cry, because we thought we wouldn’t get presents, because we were bag girls xD Of course, we got presents but we didn’t argue for a while after it 🙂

  • Marlene Breakfield December 23, 2011 at 1:20 am

    My favorite story was How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

  • JessS December 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Okay I guess this counts as a Christmas story, because when I was little I used to watch Home Alone. A lot. And I always thought it was pretty awesome.

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