Monday, October 12, 2015

Review: Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Stand Alone
Format: Mass Market Paper Back
Pages: 291
Rating: 3.5 Stars
How I Got It: Borrowed from the Library
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Lawyers
Publisher: Berkley Sensation

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J.D. has fought hard to ignore her. Face-to-face, they're perfectly civil. They have to be. For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason: to make partner at the firm.

But all bets are off when they're asked to join forces on a major case. Though apprehensive at first, they begin to appreciate each other's dedication to the law—and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction. But the increasingly hot connection does not last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner. Now it's an all-out war. And the battle between the sexes is bound to make these lawyers hot under the collar. 


This was definitely better than the last one. I read, but I still like the FBI/US Attorney books more.

Payton and J.D. were both strong characters. I’m starting to feel redundant in these reviews, but competence porn. They also were funny and their banter worked most of the time.

More than any other Julie James book I could see this one. Because of the antics between Payton and J.D. it reads like a romantic comedy. It’s hard to write situational/physical comedy, but she does it well.

I care about them as a couple and liked the resolution for their main conflict as a couple. But I want a little bit more-both as a couple and individuals. They both have interesting backstories/family situations and I would have loved to see them more developed. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I’m always going to feel that way with a Julie James book.

Thanks for reading!

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