Julie James is a master at writing witty banter and sarcastic dialogues ! This was an amazing read, I must have read this book more than 10 times by now.
Plot – Our hero, Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. He is to act as a lawyer in his new movie, for which he seeks help from a law firm who sends in Taylor Donovan to train him .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. Throw in a jealous actor as a villain and your all ready to go.
Sam eyed them both suspiciously. “What kind of issues?”
Taylor didn’t bat an eye.
“Well . . . it appears that Mr. Andrews has some problems determining what is and is not appropriate behavior in the workplace.”
“Unfortunately, it seems that Mr. Andrews has a fondness for telling dirty jokes around the office.” She leaned in toward Sam, whispering. “And not even good ones—juvenile stuff. Fifth-grade humor, really.” Seeing Sam’s eyes dart over toward him, Jason shifted uncomfortably. Normally he was all for ad-libbing, but this was going a little far off script.
“Umm . . . Ms. Donovan, perhaps we should discuss this in—”
“And another thing,” she immediately cut him off, “he apparently demands that the women in his office address him only as ‘Your Hotness.’ And when speaking about him in the third person, he wants them to refer to him only as ‘TheHotness.”
The Derek guy, who still sat over at the conference table, snorted loudly at this.
Jason threw Taylor a look of warning. “I really don’t think—”
“—And of course there was the incident last week,” she said, cutting him off once again.
“The incident?” Sam asked, looking slightly uncomfortable.
With a coy glance clearly thrown in for Jason’s benefit, Taylor turned to Sam to explain.
“Last week, Mr. Andrews thought it would be amusing to sound the fire alarm and yell over the intercom that it was—quote—‘Time for all the cute girls to run around naked.’ ”
I loved the fact that it wasn’t attraction at first sight. In fact Taylor detests Jason’s arrogance. Taylor is level headed and in no way want to be involved with a womanizer who is used to having his every whim and fancy.
“Condescending, too—you should’ve see the way he waved off the mountain of work on my desk with his little ‘Oh, pooh-pooh, but I’m a movie star.’ ”
My favourite part was when Jason realised that Taylor met with an accident, he left the filming immediately & also the part where Jason bursts into Taylor’s house and starts rambling about his problems without realising she had guests . I adored the way Jason ran around trying some or another way to get Taylor’s attention. The only thing I didn’t like was the whole making love thing at last..c’mon they waited so long, couldn’t they wait until they were married, it would make way more special.
Anyway , the characters develop gradually and both start to understand each other for who they really are Opposites, but they make a wonderful couple. If you like light hearted,funny, feel-good romance to give your brain some vacation, go ahead and pick up this book 🙂
Note : ( 4 Aug 2013 )
This book is awesome awesome awesome !!! I’ve read this book more than 50 times by now. No joke ! I don’t know why I wrote such a small review !
Jason’s jealousy is so adorable.. and when he helps Taylor after the accident-I just sighed… =)
And I loved the fact that they did NOT jump into bed and the love scene was not super graphic..which made the book just right and super fun to read. As in the focus was more on their witty banter rather than the crazy I love you at first sight romance. Love that !
My friend who hates all the books I read cause of the ‘dirty scenes’ loved this book ! And coming from her..that counts a lot !
Again..Jason was so cute.. it was quite fairytale-ish