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Review of Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James is  a contemporary romance novel. This is a standalone novel, not part of a series.

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 only: 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…


It’s hard to believe this book came out like 9 years ago. It’s so well written really wouldn’t be able to tell. I must give Julie James kudos for that.

The characters are both smart and sexy but in some places you can’t help but feel they are very stereotypical. I don’t know, it’s hard to explain.

Okay we get it, the female character is supposed to be smart, and independent but she takes it a bit just to far for my liking in some parts.

No matter what Julie James book you read, you are always going to get impeccable writing. She’s very skilled at what she does. This book is no different.

The story was cute, and even funny at parts.

It’s a romance novels for business executives. Most people that read romance novels tend to subconsciously put ourselves as the main characters in the book.

You can’t really do that with a Julie James book. Most people aren’t high powered professionals making 6 figure a year salaries. We just can’t relate. It doesn’t mean it isn’t a good story, it just makes it harder to relate to the characters.

Overall I rate the story a 9 out of 10. It was well written and made me smile. What more could I ask for? 🙂


Stacei Fox

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