Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

I think this is probably only the 2nd Contemporary I've read that didn't involve some sort of paranormal-ness to it. I must say I really liked it!

Payton Kendal and J.D. Jameson are 8th year lawyers at the same firm, both are up for Partner in a month. Payton and J.D. have had a mutual distaste for each other almost from day one of working with the firm. Then, they're assigned to partner together to pull in a huge new client. They decide they can try to get over their animosity and work together because they found out that this year the firm is trying to curb claims of ageism and will only pick one new partner instead of two. J.D. thinks they will pick Payton because she's a woman, and Payton thinks they'll pick J.D. because of the "good ol' boy" cronyism. Ms. James did a good job of showing the two of them learning about each other in bits and pieces. I also enjoyed their interaction with the secondary characters.

This book had me laughing so hard tears were coming out of my eyes. The relationship between these two was fascinating to read - and when they found out why they had hated each other all those years - wow! I enjoyed the whole book - there were no slow, boring spots - and rooted so hard for these two. And the end, while a bit far-fetched, was great!


  1. This story and JTSMA by Julie James are my favorite contemporay romances so far this year Patti.

    This author is brilliant in my book. Totally witty and fun stories. I can not wait for her next novel.

  2. I thought this one was really cute - and I hear Practice Makes Perfect is even better! :)

  3. Julie James writes smart & sexy funny books. Such good dialogue & you can't put the books down. Can't wait for the next one.

  4. I've read so many fantastic things about this author. Luckily I just won this book over at Cecile's. *wink*

    Thanks for the review and recommendation!

    ;) VFG

  5. I do hear this is a great one and after your review, yes I do think so.

  6. Oh Patti!! I am agreeing with Lea... Both of her books have been hands down the best contemp romance books I have read this year!!! I am glad that you enjoyed it!!!!
    Have a great night and a wonderful tomorrow... I am hoping that you are feeling better!

  7. Hi Patti I've read a lot of great reviews about this one! I'm not a big contemporary fan (unless it has paranormal elements) but I may just have to pick this one up! Great review hon.