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-fiancé. 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 that she may just be his perfect match. . .
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“Witty banter and amazing chemistry … bring this delightful story to life” —Chicago Sun-Times
“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
“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 BOOKreviews
“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 Magazine
[showhide type="text" more_text="← view more acclaim" less_text="" hidden="yes"]“Is anyone able to resist the sexiest man alive? You might be surprised in this funny story. . . . 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
“Great dialogue exchanges . . . a quick and breezy read that . . . generate[d] alot of smiles.” —Dear Author
“Is there any woman alive who hasn’t dreamed of landing the absolute sexiest Hollywood star? . . . In ‘Just the Sexiest Man Alive’ Julie James spins a tale of that dream come true. . . . A larger than life hero and an unlikely heroine whose lives would normally never intersect and yet they turn out to be perfect for each other. . . . If you’re looking for a feel-good romance, you can’t go wrong with this story.” —Queue My Review
“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. . . . JUST THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE is a spectacular beginning of what I hope is a stellar career of debut author, Julie James. . . . [M]y heart beat faster and I felt as though I were interrupting the sexiest couple I ever read about. 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
“Ms. James tackles what happens to a person when being told NO becomes something of the past, the obstacles so many stars face with trying to sort out who really cares for them and who is only using them for their own 15 minutes of fame, and how to stay grounded and somewhat normal when the rest of the world puts you on a pedestal with wit, humor and plenty of NO from the heroine. The one-liners will keep you laughing all the way through this book.” —Night Owl Reviews
“Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James is a laugh out loud funny read. . . It is nice to see such a down to earth heroine and a hero that has to work to get what he wants. Ms. James writes very human characters that, like we do, have communication problems. . . This is my first book by Ms. James, but it will definitely NOT be my last!” —Fallen Angel Reviews
“The sparks fly between the [hero and heroine] in this engaging romance . . . The supporting cast is great as well . . . Author Julie James has done an excellent job, giving us characters we really care about and an unlikely but realistic romance.” —The Romance Studio
“This is an absolutely delightful read. It is clever, witty, and wonderfully romantic. Ms. James uses a sharp sense of humor and intelligence to develop her characters. The story is packed full of wry comebacks and snappy dialogue. . . . This is one book you hate to see end, because the characters are just that much fun.” —Coffee Time Romance
“[A] smartly written contemporary” —All About Romance
“Julie James has created a wonderful debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride that Taylor and Jason took me on. Ms. James does a terrific job at showing the strengths of Taylor and Jason while exposing us to the vulnerabilities in their lives. . . . And it is funny! Before I was even 35 pages into the book, Ms. James had me laughing out loud at one particular scene . . . An actual put the book down, laugh out loud, and wipe the tears from my eyes laugh. It is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it to everyone. ” —Romance Novel TV
“If Just the Sexiest Man Alive is any indication of Julie James’ talent, then I know without a doubt she will be highly successful. In her debut novel, readers meet Taylor Donovan, a no-nonsense but extremely witty lawyer. Her one ‘liners’ in court made me laugh out loud more than once. The hero to Taylor’s heroine is movie star Jason Andrews. The typical Hollywood bad boy, Jason is used to being the center of attention and adored by any woman he wants . . . Despite his attitude, despite his selfishness, and despite his fear of commitment, I loved Jason Andrews[.] 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
“[A]s I read this I carried a smile of enjoyment at the tension and repartee between Taylor and Jason and wondered how this pair might resolve their differences to be together in the end. The story moved well and it was a great read.” —Eye on Romance