As lovers of all things romance, we can’t help but to salivate over People Magazine‘s annual #SexiestManAlive cover storyPeople has been nominating each year’s #SexiestManAlive since 1985, starting Mel Gibson.

This year’s winner is country singer Blake Shelton who said, “Ya’ll must be running out of people” in that fluttery southern drawl that is to die for! Today, honor seven of the #SexiestMenAlive from 1985 to present day with steamy, sexy bios and memoirs.


1985: Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission, Wensley Clarkson

Mel Gibson: Man on a Mission Wensley Clarkson

In 1985, the first year of #SexiestManAlive came out in People Magazine, and rugged, sexy Mel Gibson was the star! Just reaching fame in the Mad Max movies, Mel was a bit uneasy about his growing place as a celebrity. In this biography by Wensley Clarkson, Mel Gibson’s life is looked at – from the projects that kept him in the spotlight and statements from his personal life. If you love all things Mel Gibson, this one is for you.


1988: Fairy Tale Interrupted, RoseMarie Terenzio

 Fairy Tale Interrupted RoseMarie TerenzioIn 1988, John F. Kennedy Jr. was known as one of New York’s most eligible bachelors and was a law student at the time of his crowning as #SexiestManAlive. Unfortunately, 11 years after the naming, tragedy struck in the plane crash that ended his life – but never his legacy. In this memoir by RoseMarie Terenzio, a personal look into John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life is inspected, told by his personal assistant herself. This intimate novel looks at his life of dating, politics, and more. Don’t miss out on the pieces of his life you never may have known before.


1991: The Time of My Life, Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Swayze

The Time of My Life Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze became an actor we all know and love thanks to our favorite movies, Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Not only did his rugged looks earn him this spot, but he was also loved over the years for having a gentle and sweet heart. Now you can learn more about his life through the memoir he wrote with his wife, The Time of My Life, where Patrick’s remarkable career is revisited as well as his brave battle against pancreatic cancer. If you want a story of passion, fearlessness, and every other great quality that encompasses Swayze, this book is a must-read.


1996: A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

A Hand to Guide Me Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington was the pick for People’s 1996 issue – saying, “I don’t take myself too seriously. I don’t stop in the mirror and go, ‘Hey Sexy Man.'” We love his attitude as well as his dashing good looks that earned him this spot! Did you know that Denzel Washington writes? In his debut as an author, A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel shares more about the mentors that shaped his life: from Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, to Dick Vitale.


1998: Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero, Garry Jenkins

Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero, Garry Jenkins

If you love Star Wars, you probably love Harrison Ford as his popular character, Han Solo. Harrison Ford joked about his nomination by saying, “Why the sudden outpouring for geezers?” But we don’t think this is true at all, because Harrison Ford’s dashing looks still hold up today- he’s like fine wine! ;) In this biography about his true life, interviews with friends and family are used to show a side of Ford you may have never seen before.


2001: Pierce Brosnan: The Biography, York Membery

Pierce Brosnan: The Biography York Membery

Pierce Brosnan was best known as James Bond, but not until 1995. He was offered the part in 1986, but couldn’t take it due to other obligations. Either way, we’re excited over the fact that he took the part so that we could watch the man himself strut his stuff on the big screen! Many people, like co-star Julianna Marguiles, thought that it made Brosnan particularly sexy when he was just being an overall good husband to his wife and father to his child. Here’s another biography that we love, and recommend for those who want to know about the lonely childhood and hardships that followed him until he faced stardom.


2016: The Rock Says…, The Rock & Joe Layden

The Rock Says... The Rock Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looked back on his life when he was awarded #SexiestManAlive just last year. He admitted that, as a teenager, he was getting into trouble with the law and today he sees himself as having “reached the pinnacle.” Because we all love The Rock, we don’t want to miss this memoir written by The Rock himself,  The Rock Says… where he hilariously recounts his life from the beginning until now. We love everything about him!

Having taken a look at some of the sexiest men from 1985 until now, who made your list? Let us know below!

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