Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect Behind closed doors they re laying down the law When it comes to the laws of attractionPayton Kendall and J D Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection A feminist to the bone Payton has

  • Title: Practice Makes Perfect
  • Author: Julie James
  • ISBN: 9780425226742
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Behind closed doors, they re laying down the law.When it comes to the laws of attractionPayton 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 TBehind closed doors, they re laying down the law.When it comes to the laws of attractionPayton 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.There are no rules.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

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    • Julie James

      New York Times bestselling author Julie James practiced law with one of the nation s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full time Her books have been translated into twenty two languages and Julie s ninth novel, THE THING ABOUT LOVE, is now available.Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is working on her next novel.Visit Julie s Facebook page facebook JulieJamesfanFollow Julie on Twitter twitter juljames and Instagram instagram juliejamesa

    994 thoughts on “Practice Makes Perfect

    • EDIT 14 06 11 In a good mood so I m going to up my rating It deserves it if I m being honest.I needed to read a book exactly like this I wanted funny, easy going and sexy I got it I find there are times when I just want to escape all the classics, all the vampires, werewolves, fairies and whatever else we re trending with now in the supernatural world, and especially all the Diana Gabaldon you know I love her really but 1,300 effing pages Before I picked up this book, I had reached the stage whe [...]


    • Reread 2015This is one of those book that I read when I need something quick to munch on Something that I already know is going to make me smile and sigh.Except when I was her age, I still thought boys looked like Ken dolls down there, so I m sure she s smiling about puppies or somethingBut that s beside the point Little Rapunzel looks like I felt after reading this Happy, content, and maybe a bit starry eyed.And let s face it, when it comes to romance, most of the time I look like this But this [...]


    • I feel like I read a completely different book than everyone else I was promised a lighthearted, entertaining romance with lots of laughs So why am I so annoyed right now I got nearly 80 pages in, and J.D the male lead, has acted like a hardcore meninist style misogynist the entire time He is the definition of uber entitled white male privilege who, in his own words, doesn t believe in privilege Hard pass Payton, the female lead, is a little better At first But the fact that she s a female lawye [...]


    • 4.5 stars After eight years of near hostility, Payton Kendall and J.D Jameson find themselves in a head to head battle for the partnership position in their law firm They both excel in their fields J.D in class action practice, and Payton in employment law, specifically single plaintiff race and gender discrimination There s also an unspoken rule in the firm that the person who does not make partner should voluntary resign and find another job Meaning Only one of them can stay Not only are they [...]


    • 5 stars Contemporary RomanceWOW I loved it, loved it, loved it Something About You and A Lot Like Love are two of my favorite contemporary romances and overall reads so far this year and made me an avid Julie James fan This turned me into an outright rabid, crazed groupie who wants to follow Ms James around like a puppy, fetch her lattes, shine her Jimmy Choos, and bond with her over martinis Seriously, she writes some of the snappiest, most intelligently witty dialogue and snarkily clever lines [...]


    • What I wanted to tell you, he began deliberately, was that you were wrong Now there was a friggin surprise Payton glared.J.D continued, calm now, his voice steadier I mean, about what you told Tyler His eyes met hers and held them I would ve done it for you in a heartbeat Ahhhh sooooooo I LOOOVEEEDDDD THISSSSSSSS I know I can say this for almost every book I read shut up but, when your iPad glows like a nightlight, you know your highlighting has reached an insane level And it s true not one pag [...]


    • When combining humor with romance, a good writer leaves you with a smile on your face A great writer leaves you with a smile on your face AND a grin in your heart That s just what Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James did for me The characters are memorable, their interaction spicy yet still G rated, and their happily ever after left me with a t eating grin on my face.They couldn t be different He comes from money, her single parent mother is a rights activist He s a republican, she s a democra [...]


    • 4.5 stars Loved this one If only all romance authors wrote dialogue as great as Julie James does It kind of followed her typical formula, and was light on the smexy times, but it was entertaining and funny.


    • This is my most fave of Julie James s books so far.For being the partner of the firm.Two lawyers fight each otherOnly one will be chosenThen the War begin.I truly loved, loved, loved this It is my second Julie James book I read, but being my first fave of hers The plot is sooo enjoyable and never get me bored maybe because I love the plot about competition, playing game and revenge in generalYesss, the two main characters J.D and Payton, they have to fight each other to be the chosen one, the pa [...]


    • Julie James is one of my favourite romance authors She manages to create really wonderful characters and incredible romantic tension in all of her books And this is MY FAVOURITE ROMANCE BOOK EVER And one of my all time favourite books Yes OF ALL TIME I have read this book so many times I have lost count The story line is simple, but it doesn t need to be complex It s all about the tension Payton and JD work at the same law firm Tension They hate each other Tension They realise they might not act [...]


    • 3,5 starsMeet JD and Payton.First Payton s likeThen JD s likeBut then are both likewhich results inAnd the end makes me Hehe This was overall a really good book Dont let the legal setting fool you I didn t find the lawyerly details overwhelming I thought they added to the authenticity of the story Setting a romance in a law practice was a refreshing change from the norm The characters wereok Nothing special but definitely fun to read On one hand, it was zingy, funny, fast paced, relevant, and we [...]


    • 4.5 STARSIf you loved The Hating Game which I know everyone did lol , then there s no doubt you ll probably love this book too Everybody knows that Darcy doesn t win Lizzy over just by being nice See, it s all about the Grand Gesture That s how you get the girl It s a hate to love, slow burn romance story between two lawyers who are battling against each other to get the partnership promotion in their firm I personally found this interesting since I ve been wanting to take up law for university [...]


    • 5 Laugh out loud funny Stars JD and Kendall are perfect for each other, they just don t know it Competing for the same job brings out the best, and the worst in them, making for some crazy antics The chemistry between them is sizzling And when they act upon their feelingswell let s just saySSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN A heartwarming story with a fantastic ending


    • Lately, I feel like I ve been having a really bad reading month So when I picked up this book, my expectations were lower than ever But shockingly, this book actually wasn t bad, wasn t bad at all And besides, lately I m only into funny, easy going contemporaries, and that s exactly what I got.Practice makes Perfect is written in 3rd person narration but mostly focused on our two main characters Payton Kendall and J.D Jameson Both are lawyers who work at the same firm, they ve been working toget [...]


    • This started out as a fun boy hates girl but not really screwballish comedy I would have given it 3 or 3.5 stars if it wasn t for the final pages The lie the hero tells their boss is unconscionable It s made clear this is a male dominated boy s club and the heroine is working herself to the bone for respect Detailed spoilers below, including why it upset me so much view spoiler We find out at the end that all this time her reputation has been undermined with the boss, the hero sabotaged her with [...]


    • Updated after re read 15 06 22Julie James is the most wonderful author Her debut got me hooked and the FBI series is divine and is one of my favorites of all times I went into this book with high expectations both the first and the second time around and I was not disappointed I loved this book It s one of those cases where no words are good enough I just conclude that Julie James and I are a match made in heaven.The story is set in contemporary Chicago at a top law firm Pyton and J.D have been [...]


    • AWWWWW THIS WAS SO FREAKING CUTE This was a good, old fashioned but modern love story between two lawyers The woman Payton is a feminist lawyer who is constantly fighting the man And the dude is J.D a semi chauvinist hunk who constantly verbally spars with Payton The story takes place over the last month before partners are announced for their law firm When a last minute decision from their firm to only pick ONE of them as a partner, they take their rivalry up a notch which leads to unexpected o [...]


    • Audio version review of 2015 relisten coming soon REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK 18 JUNE 2013 2 stars d it was a DNF because I couldn t stand Payton It s incredible that I loved this so much back in 2009 and gave it 5 stars Being competitive is one thing but Payton s entire behavior and attitude towards JD was childish and downright ugly That s really unfortunate when the author s made her the heroine rather than the competition for the hero s attraction.JD was greatuntil he decided to retaliate and I ment [...]


    • After reading Julie James Something About You, I was definitely looking forward to reading another one of Julie James fantastic novels That is when I stumbled upon this charming little book called Practice Makes Perfect and I definitely fell in love with this book Practice Makes Perfect is one novel that makes lawyers look good and sexy to all romance fans The two best lawyers in their firm, Payton Kendall and J.D Jameson have been at each other s throats for the past eight years But one day, Pa [...]


    • My.facertsomiling.I think I found a new favorite author in Julie James 3I must note that I may be biased because I recently finished Law School and I found traces of my future in this book,but still Practice Makes Perfect is such a funny and sweet and hot story you can t possibly resist And if there is the slightest possibility I may find my J.D while working my ass off,bring it on baby or not J.D an uptight, pony owning, trickle down economics loving, Scotch on the rocks drinking, my wife bette [...]


    • Is not general incivility the very essence of love I love This book So much Although I didn t think it was possible, this book was even better and funnier than Just the Sexiest Man Alive The banter between Payton and J.D was what did it Those two were perfect together.At first I wasn t too keen on J.D I didn t immediately totally and completely love him but noww I do He was so cute and sweet and funny and sexy and smart and just all around awesome Seriously, he was great The only thing that suck [...]


    • 2.5 starsSadly, I don t share the general enthusiasm about this book Though it had its engaging and even charming moments, I found it nowhere near as good as Something about you or even A lot like love Actually, I think it s the weakest Julie James novel I ve read yet It s exactly the thing you read in the subway and surprise yourself by really liking it, despite its obvious ridiculous moments, because, well, it s better than looking down at the trashy tabloid of the guy sitting next to you Oh, [...]



    • I read this book a while ago but I remember really liking it I just love a good enemies to lovers story and this one is great


    • Okay Just kidding or maybe not Comm n J.D is hot Just can t stop picturing the man with his suit Yummy suddenly hungry pThis isn t my first Julie James book, but I must say I appreciated this one much than Just the Sexiest Man Alive This book is a 3.75 stars, but since it gets harder and harder to find a pleasant contemporary read I m giving it my 4 stars I mean all contemporary books are about insta love annoying The guy is mostly possessive, possessive and douche bag really The girls are eit [...]


    • 3 STARS I finished this in literally like 3 hours I woke up at like 5 and just read this until the morning, is that bad I really should have been sleepingyways back to the book It was cute, short, I was expecting to hear what exactly J.D stood for sometime in the book and that time never came Their relationship was not your typical office romance, bickering I might add It was a comical read and easy enough to finish in one sit down Other than that it was nothing special, I did enjoy it though


    • Practice Makes Perfect is my favorite of all Julie James s novels and I ve read all of them Seriously, this is just perfect Perfect I can t remember the last time I gave an Adult Contemporary Romance novel a solid 5 Stars, but this story was just too good It starts out as an office rivalry between Payton and J.D both highly successful lawyers for whom there is only one promotion spot Yet, what neither of these two expect is to start to fall for each other and from then on, its a battle to push a [...]


    • Whew I finally got around to reading this And now that I m done, I m really, really sorry for not reading it sooner Damn Maybe it wasn t as funny I mean the LOL moments as Just the Sexiest Man Alive, but it was still one of the best contemporary romances romantic comedies I ve read in last few years.I loved Payton and J.D and their mutual antics Very kindergarten, if he pulls your braids it means he really really likes you, extremely childish at times, somewhat over the top at moments the coffee [...]


    • 1.5 Well, I m sad to say it, but this one disappointed me.It still had the cute, witty writing that I have come to associate with Julie James, but I had a real problem with the hero Frankly, I didn t feel that his shitty actions were ever paid for, and he as a character was just not redeemed, to me.For nearly the first half of the book, he is just a complete and total douchebag I mean, really He s a poor me spoiled rich white guy, who is convinced that his life is so much harder than everyone el [...]


    • Actually between a 2.5 3 Leaning towards three stars.Nowhere near as good as SOMETHING ABOUT YOU I even considered giving it 2 stars at one point.But it does have great banter.I laughed And since I really don t get to laugh enough this one gets extra brownie points.Sexual tension Hmmm Interesting but didn t blow my mind Oh, and our boy here was quite the sexist pig, which was quite infuriating at times.But he did change halfway through So yay And I might have a bit of a soft spot for J.D didn [...]


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