Sunday, September 14, 2014
REVIEW: The Sexiest Man Alive by Juliet Rosetti
Juliet Rosetti’s steamy Escape Diaries series—perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Susan Elizabeth Phillips—continues as Mazie’s on-again, off-again relationship with certified hottie Ben Labeck simmers out of control.
Mazie Maguire doesn’t need some lousy awards panel to tell her what she already knows: Ben Labeck—the chiseled, 6'3" photojournalist and hockey player who drives her wild—is the Sexiest Man Alive. And she especially doesn’t need the rest of the world to know it, too. Watching every last woman in the Milwaukee metro area throw themselves at the man who shares Mazie’s bed is more than any respectable single lady should bear.
So when Ben has the nerve to “forget” to call for a week, Mazie decides to call it off for good. But as she jumps back into the dating game, Mazie catches the attention of some real bad boys: The Skulls. When the motorcycle gang kidnaps Mazie in a case of mistaken identity, she suddenly sees Ben’s behavior in a whole new light. She’d do anything to wake up in Ben’s surprisingly tender arms one more time—so long as the Sexiest Man Alive doesn’t go and get himself killed trying to save her.
Praise for the Mazie Maguire series
Tangled Thing Called Love
“With humor to rival Sophie Kinsella and romance and mystery akin to Janet Evanovich, [Juliet] Rosetti’s title has something to appeal to most contemporary romance fans.”—Library Journal
“I highly suggest that anyone who enjoys fun, funny, romantic mysteries, similar in heart to Janet Evanovich’s work, check out Juliet Rosetti’s Tangled Thing Called Love.”—Aya M. Productions
“The banter between Mazie and Ben is still sharp and witty.”—Clue Review
Crazy for You
“Mazie is a klutz in the spirit of Stephanie Plum. . . . She’s a take-life-by-the-horns kind of person that I want to know. Quirky, delightful fun . . . More Mazie please.”—Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly
“I can still remember how happy I felt while reading the book.”—Keeper’s Book Reviews
“A light read, with laughter abound . . . truly hilarious.”—Literarily Illumined
The Escape Diaries
“I can’t say enough good things about this fun, delightful book. It’s a quick read that will have you calling your friends to have them read it so you can all talk about it.”—Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly
Ok before I begin I will have to admit to not having read the previous books in this series so some of the things that happened in it seemed over the top to me. But if you break it up into other books then you can see it didn't all happen at once and they aren't over the top at all.
Sorry I had to put that disclaimer on there, because really when I was reading the story I felt like "damn can any more crap happen to Mazie". But these things that happened to her in the past is what has helped shape her into the strong character that she is in this book. She is smart and not only book wise but street wise as well. She is inventive and creative and finds ways to get out of situations, and she is fun. She enjoys every moment of the day and even when things are bad she doesn't let them get her down because she knows they could be worse.
Ben I liked because he is tinatious and wont give up on Mazie, but at the same time I kind of wanted to bop him over the head and yell get a clue dude. Though he does show he loves Mazie in his own way it is the stupid mans way. Which can be kind of frustrating. Though that is men and we can't do much about them...
Hope you take the time to read this book (and the ones that precede it.).
Happy Reading... Adri