In her latest round of opposing counsel nonsense, sexual harassment lawyer Taylor Donovan remains unfazed. She’s used to dealing with workplace lawsuits where one slightly discriminatory comment is blown out of proportion by several million dollars or so. It’s her job, and with two years working nights, weekends, and holidays she better be good at it. And she is. With a winning record to maintain, she can’t afford to lose. When it comes to her personal life, she’d rather not go there. With the recent recurring memory of catching her fiancé Daniel cheating on her, it’s understandable. But when she moves to L.A. temporarily to take a case, she can’t ignore it any longer.
Stereotypical Hollywood A-lister Jason Andrews needs a lawyer’s advice. As it is with each film, he wants his next role as a lawyer to be realistic. What he didn’t expect was a beautiful, feisty and confident lawyer like Taylor to be his assigned coach. Assuming she’d be like any of his romantic conquests he uses his usual charm and inherent good-looks for an easy date. But Taylor is repulsed by his huge ego and instead she flat-out rejects him. This only makes Jason want her more, and the game of egos and power play is on.
After the riot of fun which was Julie James’ sophomore novel Practice Makes Perfect I rushed out to buy her first book. I could not wait to have another page-turning, giggly fest complete with a feel-good, happily ever after romance once again. And although it wasn’t as immediately engaging or laugh-out-loud funny as PMP for me, Just the Sexiest Man Alive delivered with the witty dialogue, humorous situations, and rounded characters. At first I genuinely despised presumptuous, entitled superstar Jason Andrews and was appalled by some of his past behavior. Reading on you see his vulnerabilities, his potential for change, and his endearing qualities. Taylor is just smart and funny. I loved her feistiness and her soft spots when it came to the Sexiest Man. Once I got past the general Hollywood clichés, I did a whole lot of smiling and perhaps more sighing as Taylor and Jason’s romance unfolds, with the fade-to-black sex scenes just the way I like them.