Sunday, May 18, 2014

Novel Review: Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley Sensation (Penguin)
Release Date: 2008
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

No woman could resist him—except the one he wanted most...

Cool, Calm, Collected...

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-fiancĂ©. So when she's assigned to coach People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob's charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

Confident, Famous, Irresistible...

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.

The Cover:

I find this cover rather adorable, and do think it works pretty well for the book. It gives the adorable, light-hearted feel of the book and the couple. It's a bit embarrassing, but still very cute.


  • "'Life isn’t always about logic and reason—sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump. Particularly when it comes to relationships.’” (Mass Market Paperback, pg. 138)
  • "' should follow your instincts. I just hope you’re willing to listen to those instincts no matter what they tell you.’” (Pg. 205)


I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while, have started it before, and have skimmed it before. I finally decided that I needed to just finish it.
It was good, but by the end I was getting tired of it, and I’m not sure if that was the book, because I’d been reading it too long, or because I’d skimmed it and knew what was going to happen (mostly).
I did like the chemistry between Taylor and Jason. Taylor was fun, hard-to-get, and smart. Jason was a lot of fun to follow, arrogant but sweet. They got along really well, and I liked them together. The ending was really sweet, and a bit adorable.
This was very much a chick-lit-y romantic book, cute and adorable, not-too-serious. I really enjoyed it, and have another of James’ books that I will be getting to at some point.

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