Just the Sexiest Man Alive
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Just the Sexiest Man Alive

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New York Times bestselling author Julie James's debut novel--a dazzling romance about one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars and the woman who refuses to let him capture her heart... Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom, she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her--not even her cheating ex-fianc . So when she's assigned to coach People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for his next big legal drama, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob's charms.

Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he's thrown for a loop. She's unlike any other woman he's ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She's the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize she may just be his perfect match...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 107 x 172 x 22mm | 154g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425224201
  • 9780425224205
  • 28,635

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Praise for Just the Sexiest Man Alive

"If you've ever wondered what it is like having the Hollywood spotlight on you, this is the book to read. Each word and situation is lovingly crafted and is, happy to say, perfection....I'm jumping up and down here asking you not to miss this awesome novel that rightly deserves my Perfect 10 award."-Romance Reviews Today

"Just the Sexiest Man Alive is witty, romantic, and so realistic I could have been there witnessing Taylor and Jason's love story unfold. Julie James has a winning debut on her hands that is just an engaging delight to read."-Joyfully Reviewed

"[James's] familiarity with both the law and the film industry lends credibility to this fast-moving, contemporary romantic comedy between two strong-willed characters."-Booklist

"Even in the improbable world of Hollywood's top actors, Julie James introduces believable characters with real motivations behind their actions. With two witty and charming main characters, the dialogue is sure to keep the reader entertained."-Fresh Fiction

"The sparks fly, hilarity is plentiful with all of the one-liners in the story, and underneath it all is a touching look at fame and fortune and how it can become the only reason people get close to a person. Just the Sexiest Man Alive is now residing on my 'keeper' shelf. Once you read the exploits of Taylor and Jason, you will feel the same way. Bravo, Ms James."-Affaire de Coeur

"In her debut novel, James shakes up the world of lawyers and celebrity romance, producing a captivating, beautifully written story. The fireworks between the characters fuel the plot and will keep readers flipping the pages at a dizzying pace."-RT Book Reviews
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Praise for Just the Sexiest Man Alive "If you've ever wondered what it is like having the Hollywood spotlight on you, this is the book to read. Each word and situation is lovingly crafted and is, happy to say, perfection....I'm jumping up and down here asking you not to miss this awesome novel that rightly deserves my Perfect 10 award."--Romance Reviews Today

"Just the Sexiest Man Alive is witty, romantic, and so realistic I could have been there witnessing Taylor and Jason's love story unfold. Julie James has a winning debut on her hands that is just an engaging delight to read."--Joyfully Reviewed

"[James's] familiarity with both the law and the film industry lends credibility to this fast-moving, contemporary romantic comedy between two strong-willed characters."--Booklist

"Even in the improbable world of Hollywood's top actors, Julie James introduces believable characters with real motivations behind their actions. With two witty and charming main characters, the dialogue is sure to keep the reader entertained."--Fresh Fiction

"The sparks fly, hilarity is plentiful with all of the one-liners in the story, and underneath it all is a touching look at fame and fortune and how it can become the only reason people get close to a person. Just the Sexiest Man Alive is now residing on my 'keeper' shelf. Once you read the exploits of Taylor and Jason, you will feel the same way. Bravo, Ms James."--Affaire de Coeur

"In her debut novel, James shakes up the world of lawyers and celebrity romance, producing a captivating, beautifully written story. The fireworks between the characters fuel the plot and will keep readers flipping the pages at a dizzying pace."--RT Book Reviews
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About Julie James

After graduating from law school, New York Times bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation's largest 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. Julie's books have been listed on the American Library Association's Reading List for Top Genre Novels and Booklist's Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine's Red-Hot Reads. They have been translated into seventeen languages. Julie lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.
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Rating details

39,854 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (13,291)
4 37% (14,594)
3 22% (8,849)
2 5% (2,128)
1 2% (992)

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Boy, am I glad for my latest crazy book-shopping spree that led me to this little gem of a story. With this flood of contemporary/suspense/thriller/paranormal romance hybrids out there it was refreshing stumbling upon a "straight" contemporary. They come rare these days, especially if you're looking for a fresh and frolicking book that manages to deliver from beginning to end. I loved the feel and the style of it. It was quirky, a little eccentric, hilarious, fast-paced, sarcastic, yet serious and sad at the appropriate moments. It's obvious the author used to write screenplays, the whole thing had an almost movie-like feel, for me the characters and the story came alive even quicker and the book as a whole was a big more "tangible". I absolutely adored the characters. They had depth (even the supporting cast), so many dimensions it was scary, and they appeared "real", like someone you'd meet on a street someday or read about in a magazine. Taylor with her sarcastic defense system and that huge emotional scar she absolutely refused to acknowledge, yet it shaped her point of view and impacted everything she did and say, almost causing her to make the biggest mistake of her life. Kudos for her logical, lawyer-y brain for (once in a lifetime) being right and put its foot down. And Jason. Oh, what to say about Jason. At first he was "a typical movie-superstar prick", but oh so slowly Taylor got to know him better, the reader got to know him better, and before you know it, we were both in love with the guy. Okay, so he was a jackass, especially the stunt with his co-star, but he did it for a good cause (his cause). And it worked! And when he finally decided to go with the flow and turned the charm up a notch...Ooh. Two thumbs up for the portrayal of the other part of Hollywood as well, the other side of Jason, beside the movie star. Because, when he finally allowed the true Jason to shine through the VIP veneer, that's the moment Taylor fell in love with him. When he let himself be just a man instead of the actor, that's when the arrow hit home. Yay! Great mixing of worlds as well, Taylor's legal one and Jason's movie world (with all its hypocrisy and backstabbing "beautifully" portrayed by Scott Casey). These two complete opposites worked perfectly together, creating a wonderful couple...And a wonderful love story. A highly recommended read. The author truly did one hell of a job with this one and Ms. James is already on my watch list.show more
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