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by Julie James

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: MILD

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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.

Taylor Donovan has never been defeated in court and refuses to allow people to take advantage of her. Her steel-rod attitude lands her the job of training People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," Jason Andrews, for his upcoming film role as a lawyer. Seemingly immune to his advances and unwilling to bend to his will like every one else he encounters, Taylor believes she can see right through Jason and inwardly vows that he will not "break" her.

Her resistance makes Jason dead set on making Taylor his own. In the process, he discovers the humanity within him that existed before the fame and fortune. Despite their different worlds, they bring out the softer, sensitive side of one another and find they may be a perfect match after all. (Berkley Sensation, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Autumn Harrison

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

Published: October 2008

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Just the Sexiest Man Alive

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 11, 2011 - 8:17pm.

When Attorney Taylor Donovan is sent to Los Angeles to defend a sexual harassment case, she is also asked to coach People's "Sexiest Man Alive" for his role in a new legal thriller.  Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet.  When Taylor gives him the cold shoulder, he is thrown for a loop.  She's unlike any woman he's ever met...not interested in his movie star status.  This makes her a challenge.

I had a hard time getting through this book.  The hero acted like a spoiled teenager for more than half of the book, blowing off two appointments with Taylor, then trying to make her jealous by romancing his co-star.   I really didn't see any chemistry between Taylor and Jason. At least his behavior finally became better about 2/3 through the story.  My rating:  2 Stars.