Julie James's books get worse and worse as I read them back to back. It feels almost like the same story over and over, with the same things that always drive me nuts. Continually holding back on sexual intimacy in novels is unrealistic to me. I'll be the first to admit that I, myself, am not very experienced, but I find it hard to believe that most people would be interrupted as much as all her characters are, and would stop the deed with the most idiotic reasons. Without the romance, none of her stories would hold (because they're romance novels), and the romance between characters feels more and more frustrating.
I think in order to fully enjoy Julie James's books, you have to A) be in the mood, and B) read several other novels in between each one.