Thursday, October 15, 2009
Taylor Donovan, a brilliant Chicago lawyer visiting L.A. to defend a sexual harassment case, is not happy to be assigned to help heartthrob actor Jason Andrews prep for a courtroom drama. As they begin working together, Jason predictably behaves like a spoiled teenager, but becomes increasingly enchanted with Taylor. She eventually begins to see Jason as a nice guy underneath his Hollywood attitude—with sleazy, jealous actor Scott Casey as a convenient foil—but she can't set aside her trust issues. Can Jason convince Taylor to stay in L.A.?
Ok how adorable was this book? Julie James is a new author for me. Her book was very young, fresh and funny! I giggled so many times in this book that I didn’t really mind that there was no real hanky panky! ;o)
We meet Taylor:
Taylor is a very driven Chicago lawyer thrown into L.A. on a big sexual harassment case. Taylor used to be engaged to your typical heartbreaker BUT caught him cheating on her a bit before they were to be married. This in turn left her having PLENTY of trust issues. While in L.A. her boss Sam talks her into taking on a personal favor of coaching THE Jason Andrews for his new movie.
We meet Jason:
Jason is your typical Star…high maintenance, womanizing, oh and the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE! ;o) Jason is at the peek of his career but needs some guidance when it comes to acting like a lawyer for his new movie. Who better to do that then the sultry Taylor Donovan! When Jason first sees Taylor in the courtroom hes intrigued! But its when the two start to bump heads that he finds out Ms. Donovan is the kind of woman he wants…and lets just say hes not used to hearing the word “no”.
Like I said this book was adorable and there are so many pluses about it…one thing would have to be the banter within the story. Jason and Taylor fighting was just too funny! Jason isn’t used to having people not bend over backwards for him and it unsettles him…but it also seems to hit the right spots b/c he almost doesn’t mind b/c its Taylors strong will! Lol Another aspect I loved was the love triangle…just as Jason is trying to pursue Taylor someone else takes notice and jumps in line! Lol Of course, its none other than Jasons film rival Scott Casey! Scott tries to sweep Taylor off her feet and ALMOST does the job. Scott’s true colors end up rearing their ugly heads and Taylor quickly falls back into Jason. I simply love love triangles…I love to see the men fight over the women!
I guess the big part of the story is that Taylor has big trust issues with men that have been players in their pastimes! Her ex Daniel and Jason seem to have that in common and when Taylor puts two and two together she quickly heads for the hills to avoid more heartbreak! BUT Jason (unlike Daniel) has actually changed his ways and is ready to start a life with her! By the end of the story you’re cheering along with everyone else to see them together! :o)
Taylor tapped her fingers nervously on her steering wheel. The thought of crawling back to Jason Andrews was just so humiliating. It infuriated her that, due to his “status” people automatically gave him such deference – that with one snap of his fingers, she was expected to smile politely and apologize to him.
As Taylor opened the door and hesitantly stood in the doorway, scanning the faces of the men seated at the bar, who in turn stared right back at her.
She turned and saw Jason Andrews near a pool table in the back. He walked over to her, pretending to be shocked.
“Why, imagine seeing you here!”
At the sight of his smug, victorious look, Taylor staggered back a few steps and fell against the door. Oh god, she couldn’t do it. With his arms folded expectantly across his chest – he did indeed know what was coming—Jason’s grin grew wider as he watched Taylor’s reaction to his greeting. This girl seriously cracked him up. At the nauseated look on her face, he half expected her to turn around and walk right out the door without one further word.
But instead, she took a deep breath.
“Don’t be coy, Mr. Andrews,” she said in that all-business tone of hers. “I know your assistant told you I was coming.”
Jason’s eyes widened innocently. At the way she’d walked over all snappy-heels, he couldn’t resist hamming it up.
“You were looking for me? Whatever can I do for you, Ms. Donovan?” Taylor stood there, staring evilly at Jason as if she wanted nothing more right then than to grab him by his cashmere zip pullover and zip it right up to his eyebrows.
“It seems I may have been a bit…hasty when I walked out of the courtroom the other day,” she told him. “My firm would very much like to work with you on your...little project.” He ignored her not-so-subtle dig at his film.
She responded matter-of-factly to this. “I’m willing to put my personal preferences on the matter aside.”
Jason gazed down at her. She really wasn’t affected by him at all.”
LOL! This was truly an enjoyable book and I highly recommend it as a quick and fun read! :o)
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