Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

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by Julie James
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling Julie James comes this "tantalizing dessert—a delicious delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy" (Chicago Sun-Times).  For fans of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE LAWS OF ATTRACTION…

Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the

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From the New York Times bestselling Julie James comes this "tantalizing dessert—a delicious delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy" (Chicago Sun-Times).  For fans of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE LAWS OF ATTRACTION…

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’ve kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as co-workers for one reason only: 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. At first apprehensive, 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 doesn’t 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…

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
James presents a sophisticated contemporary romance set in legal circles, and proves that she is a master at conveying both courtroom and behind-the-scenes maneuvering. As her charmingly arrogant and ambitious characters spar endlessly and entertainingly, they inadvertently reveal their insecurities and personal foibles, while competing for high stakes in both business and love. (starred review)
Olivia Clarke
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert—a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies...then you will not be disappointed with this book.
Chicago Sun-Times
Romantic Times BOOK Reviews
A delightful and fast-moving romance... a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love.
Buffie Johnson
[If] you haven't yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!!
Romance Novel TV
Rowena Wilson
[Practice Makes Perfect] delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right.
The Book Binge
All About Romance
[A] very enjoyable read... If you like contemporary romances... you will take this book to your hearts.
Marilyn Heyman
What a fun story! ... PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy.
Romance Reviews Today
From the Publisher
"As her charmingly arrogant and ambitious characters spar endlessly and entertainingly, they inadvertently reveal their insecurities and personal foibles, while competing for high stakes in both business and love." —Booklist Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425226742
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
220,630
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is a tantalizing dessert— a delicious, delightful read that all hopeless romantics will enjoy. If you like romantic comedies...then you will not be disappointed with this book.” —Chicago Sun-Times
 
“A delightful and fast-moving romance... a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews
 
“[I]f you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? Run out now and buy this perfect read!!!” — Romance Novel TV
 
Practice Makes Perfect delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right. —The Book Binge
 
“A very enjoyable read... If you like contemporary romances... you will take this book to your hearts. — All About Romance
 
“What a fun story!... PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT is a Perfect 10, a light, thoroughly satisfying romance that readers are sure to enjoy.” — Romance Reviews Today

Meet the Author

After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals in Jacksonville, Florida. She then practiced law with one of the nation's largest law firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. She now writes full time and lives in Chicago with her family.

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Practice Makes Perfect 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 116 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's always exciting to find a new author who writes about smart,funny,sexy,sassy,savvy women and men. Let's face it Susan Elizabeth Phillips only writes one book a year, so when you find an author who is as good as SEP it's time to celebrate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Holy crap. This book is amazing! Generally i stay away from books that have so much conflict in it, and the words "cocky" and "lawyers" in the description. Truthfully, i only bought it because it was written by julie james. I'm so glad i did. It was so funny and sexy that i couldn't put it down. Do yourself a favor and read this book. Also, while you are at it, buy "a lot like love" and "something about you", both by julie james and are phenomenal. Note to author: write faster!!
Vivi24 More than 1 year ago
Never has a battle of the sexes been funnier or flirtier! I just loved this book. The characters are so likeable and the story is great. I laughed out loud reading this book. Definitely not to be missed!
Reid20 More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, light romance. There were also some great funny scenes. I loved the scene with her broken shoe in the court room. Great fun.
Beguile_Thy_Sorrow More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read any of her books prior to this, but I will be reading all of them now :) Loved Practice Makes Perfect and it had me laughing out loud a lot too. It would make a great movie; J.D and Payton's competitive natures lead them into some crazy antics, and then things heat up into something sweet but exciting. -contemporary romance -law firm/legal setting -hilarious and smart leading lady
ready_to_read More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was smart, sassy and overall very well written. The characters were interesting and the scenes so very vivid that you couldn't put it down. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweetproo98 More than 1 year ago
Battle of the sexes doesn't even begin to cover the history between Peyton and J.D. This is a must read! Sparks fly from page one all the way through to the end of the story. Their story was laugh out loud funny and tugs just enough on the heart strings to keep you constantly on your toes. Practical jokes where designer pumps are involved is just WRONG! Loved this story, love this series and love this author! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing, laughed out loud several times. The characters are great and the story is lovely. Definitely recommend this and any Julie James book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Romance was great - just the right amount left to the imagination. So many times I actually laughed out loud! Can't wait to read another by this author
wlson4 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book it was a good read. It make you think that maybe life can be this sweet, and always have a happy ending.
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nesa07 More than 1 year ago
I loved the back and forth between Payton and J.D. Julie James has climbed up on my favorite authors list. I laughed so loud my husband had to get in what I was reading. We both agree that Julie James's writing is amazing!!! My husband has asked me to let him read her prior books lol.
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This was fun book to read with a lot of romantic tension, but I never really felt like I got to know the characters. And I wasn't confident they really knew each other. That said, it was fun and I really enjoy Julie James' writing. Of her six books I've read in the last couple of months, this was my least favorite, but I would still recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So so good! Sweet, funny, smart. Loved it!
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Not a bad book, but not great either. JD's actions were pretty bad and it was surprising that Peyton let things go without much thought or discusion...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters..story was believable..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the stories this auther writes. They are fun and exciting and sexy and just a plain feel good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can’t get enough of the witty banter between J.D. and Payton, not to mention the games they play. I have to say my favorite is the coffee on the suit and the tampered heel. If you want to know more you have to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story between two lawyers who are involved in a battle between the sexes. These two are sexy, smart, and laugh out loud funny! Enjoyed this little romantic story and would highly recommend it. These two characters will brighten up your day!