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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Delightful story that should be made into a romantic comedy movie. By the third chapter our handsome hero J. Actually, I found both the hero and the heroine to be career greedy idiots.

It was a totally different take on a couple for me. And, I just loved it. What I loved the most about this story was every time I thought I had the feud figured out I would be wrong. This war of roses tale was so funny. There was two scenes that were hilarious. The only complaint I have with the story is the happy for now ending. I figured out how the competition would end and it was perfect. But, I really wanted to see more of this couple and their future.

Best line in the book. My first thought after reading this book was that I had to write a review because I loved it but I also realized I would have to come up with some thoughtful words to convey what I loved best about it. Because I really, really loved it and I think that if you like a good romance, you will like this one, too. In this story there are two attorneys, J. They want it and everything else has come second for e-i-g-h-t long years. Somewhere along the way JD and Payton have become adversaries.

They are consumed with one-upping the other. When they are forced to work together on a project, everything changes. They have to become a cohesive team for the benefit of their prestigious firm and, let me tell you, the firm comes first. This is when it really gets interesting. What I loved best about this story is how James weaves in the legalese and wit in such a manner that you become so invested with the outcome. Seriously, this is romance at its best and my heart was squeezing by the end.

Sort of, or maybe you can try to enjoy something slightly different. The interactions between the characters are serious foreplay. What I ask is that you give her one chance. Read this book or any of her other books and see what I mean. His views on women would serve him well in this new world we seem to find ourselves increasingly these days.

I will say this, JD would fit right in with those guys suing Google claiming them being white and male they are being discriminated against. Afraid of a little competition from the opposite sex, perhaps? I have so far managed to not bludgeon any of them to death. What word did liberals prefer nowadays? In reality, however, Payton was none of those things.

In fact, if she never spoke, one might actually think she was quite normal.

These two marry and eventually divorce. They want it all: Seriously the whole book was JD just being a jerk and Payton being drawn to him cause he's attractive. When the inevitable sex scene happens I yawned. The only interesting that James had going for with this book was who would get the partnership, but she gets rid of that over some 11th hour BS I love you thing and then these two fools dance off happily into the sunset.

View all 9 comments. And the end makes me Hehe. This was overall a really good book. Dont let the legal setting fool you. 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 were Nothing special but definitely fun to read. On one hand, it was zingy, funny, fast pac 3,5 stars Meet JD and Payton. On one hand, it was zingy, funny, fast paced, relevant, and well written.

JD as a hero was both fantasy material, and also very realistically flawed. Peyton was smart and honourable, and a heroine I could easily empathise with. I liked her a lot. He does get better towards the middle of the story but I didnt thought that he ever really moved out of the selfish-jerk category. There was this scene at Payton's apartment door after the deposition where she saves his ass.

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It felt to me like it was meant to be the emotional hinge of the book. It was so out of character for that moment. Also the big reveal, coming as it did at the end, was the thing ruined it for me and I decided to give the book 3,5 stars instead of 4 after that.

While book's plot pacing was ok it definitely had emotional pacing problems. Overall; the book had lots of witty and sarcastic remarks and the bantering between the main characters. It was hel of fun to watch those two idiots trying to sabotage each other.

That shoe accident -I still cant laughing about that. The pranks were so over the top lol. View all 3 comments. Feb 14, Cheska rated it it was amazing Shelves: I personally found this more interesting since I've been wanting to take up 4. I personally found this more interesting since I've been wanting to take up law for university, and seeing Payton and J. I loved the main character Payton's feminist attitude, and how she wrangles anyone who makes a sexist remark about her or any woman.

There were a lot of 'hating' moments between the characters - which is actually great - because then you get to really witness their relationship gradually develop and change into something else as the story goes. Also, there were countless Pride and Prejudice references which made me love it times more. Since I'm on a romance high atm, i'll definitely read more of Julie James' books because she made me love this book way too much and left me wanting more!

Jan 20, Karla rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 feelings A heartwarming story with a fantastic ending!!

View all 15 comments. Sep 25, Sky rated it really liked it. So when I picked up this book, my expectations were lower than ever. Practice makes Perfect is written in 3rd person narration but mostly focused on our two main characters; Payton Kendall and J.

As in the I hate you, I want to tear off your clothes kind of way. I enjoyed this book a lot due to the characters, I loved the realism that most characters had here. Although I very much disliked J. Other than J. I also liked Payton, not as much as her mother of course, but liked her nonetheless. She, as her mother is a feminist, not a hardcore feminist as her mother, but a feminist nevertheless. May 07, Jenny rated it it was ok.

This started out as a fun boy hates girl but not really screwballish comedy. I would have given it 3 or 3.

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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. He told their boss he slept with her as a one time deal on his office desk. Of course, he didn't. What an awful thing to do to somebody. The excuse he gives to a friend, who was rightly appalled, was so lame.

He threw the heroine under the bus because their boss teased him about the way he was looking at her when they first met. The boss later makes some smarmy comments to him at the end of the book referencing this nonexistent sexual encounter which supposedly took place 8 years ago, which the heroine overhears. He owed it to her to tell the truth which he never did. Some hero. She forgave him much to easily. She treats it like a joke at the end which makes no sense at all considering who she is.

I don't understand why this was even included in the book, it was unnecessary. And if the author wanted to keep it in, perhaps it should have come out early and Payton should have left the company and established herself elsewhere successfully with ethical people.

Jan 26, Katyana rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 else's. He's a misogynist, and please believe that I am not some ultra feminist that likes to toss that word around.

A lot of guys in romance novels start out kind of douchey, and don't treat women really well, but aren't really anti-woman.

But JD undercuts Payton on every front, and his attacks all are rooted in her femininity. Let's just look at a basic example. She commented that he was like Clark Kent in his glasses, and he took that as a slam she explains, when he tells her this, that it was a compliment - that she finds Clark Kent to be crazy hot, because he's just a regular guy, but underneath it all, he's Superman.

How does he react to what he considers to be a private, personal insult this happened between the two of them in an elevator? He ridicules her presentation in front of their bosses the next day. We've all had co-workers that we didn't personally like, right? But you don't cross the line from personal dislike into sabotaging their careers. And we see this over and over in this book. Payton goes out on a limb and tries to be nice to him He deliberately arranges meetings with clients in a case he's partnering with Payton on He is using her sex to sabotage her career on a constant basis in this book, and it is completely unacceptable to me.

The worst offense here is view spoiler [when Payton finds out that he told her boss he fucked her at work. I was so fucking appalled that I honestly just couldn't believe it.

I am a woman working in a male-dominated field. At my last company, I was one of 2 women in an executive position. What he did to her disgusts me. She stays mad at him for about 10 hours, when she finds out. He never even has to admit the truth, to people at work, so they can see what a fucking piece of shit he is. Is he fucking 5 years old? Is this like "don't worry, sweetie, the boy only pulls your hair and makes fun of you because he likes you"?

And even worse, it killed Payton for me - and I really loved her up to this point - when view spoiler [upon hearing that he loved her and she apparently not only believed it but also considered it justification for his behavior , she just cried and forgave everything. Oh well. I guess every author makes the occasional mis-step. But please forgive me for drop-kicking this book into my Goodwill donation box. 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. I really liked both Payton and J. Sparks fly, their chemistry is hot; their bantering right out hilarious and their love story is completely believable. There is no unnecessary angst and they actually communicate — which is surprisingly rare in the romance genre.

And the ending — you cannot help but leave this story with a silly grin on your face. Personally I love that Payton is hot, successful and a strong woman and J. I loved them as enemies, I loved them as friends and I loved them as lovers. They definitely had the chemistry but they also had a depth that made the HEA truly believable. I can gush forever — but I'll just say that if you like sharp, humorous romance with the enemies-to-lover theme you must try this one!

View all 13 comments. 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. 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 outcomes.

The author is clearly very intelligent and was a lawyer herself. You can tell she knows her stuff and puts that into her writing. Not just content-wise, but also how she tells the story and the sophisticated style of her writing.

The only thing I was expecting from this that it didn't deliver on was good sex scenes. There are a minimal amount of physical scenes within this entire book and when they do happen, the author just does the YA trope of drifting off into the distance. It was a buzz kill for me.

But, to me, this made it more of an old-fashioned love story. There is no insta love. It is a slow build, enemies-to-lovers romance with no cursing and PG rated love scenes. All in all, a really fun, delightful read! View 1 comment. Not that Payton is any better.

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Mar 06, Camilla Isley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oh gosh the pranks in this book were such a laugh. It was a perfect love-hate office romance Sassy, fun, sarcastic Apr 06, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ronyell by: The two best lawyers in their firm, Payton Kendall and J. But one day, Payton and J. But there are a few problems with this opportunity: Can Payton and J. Alright, so let me talk about the characters Payton Kendall and J. Payton Kendall was an awesome heroine as she is shown as one of the top lawyers at her firm which truly represents her intelligent and independent nature!

I also loved the way that Payton was able to stand up for what she believes in, which is trying to be the best lawyer in a firm that mainly caters to male lawyers and it truly made her into a truly independent character that I have enjoyed reading about her doing her job so well! Out of all the contemporary heroes I have read so far, J. Jameson is one of the best heroes I have ever read about! Jameson is the perfect hero of the story as he is sassy yet incredibly sexy in his moves towards Payton and when I realized that he is actually a really nice guy, I just instantly fell in love with this hero!

One of the things about their relationship that slightly bothered me a bit was when J. Also, let us not forget the sex and kissing scenes between Payton and J.

Even though there were not a lot of sex scenes in this book, the sexy relationship between Payton and J. For those of you who are not fond of strong language, there is a large amount of strong language in this novel and probably the best solution to avoiding the strong language in this book might involve just skimming over the strong words used in this book.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog View all 8 comments. Jul 09, Katerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: And if there is the slightest possibility I may find my J. They sound charming,don't they? Their competition is tough,partly because they hate each other for eight freaking years. Payton is sassy and ambitious and struggles to keep her position in an work place dominated by men. There is no room for romance in her life,unless the mythical Perfect Guy falls out from the sky and lands on her doorstep.

She hates J. And he is way too hot for Payton's good or every female reader's because he is totally swoonworthy. I loved it so so much!! But I would recommend it to anyone who seeks something light and hilarious to read! I laughed so hard in Tyler's lectures on Pride and Prejudice Darcy complex? The dialogues between J.

And J. I can't wait to read more from Julie James! Mar 07, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Those two were perfect together. At first I wasn't too keen on J. I didn't immediately totally and completely love him but now He was so cute and sweet and funny and sexy and smart and just all-around awesome. Seriously, he was great. The only Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

The only thing that sucked about J. The Sox are clearly better! Payton, however, I loved from the very beginning of the book--she rocked. She's funny, smart, bold, focused, ballsy, and different.

Not different in a bad way, though--unique. I thought that Payton was very unique. I totally love the fact that they were in love with each other for eight years! Was I not supposed to give that away? Well, too bad. They were totally cute together! The ending was very simply fantastic. I love, to a freakish degree, the fact that Payton and J. Favorite Quotes: Sometimes there may be a blanket. Audio version: It's incredible that I loved this so much back in 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 competi Audio version: That's really unfortunate when the author's made her the heroine rather than the competition for the hero's attraction.

JD was great Gave up. Gave up Julie James, too. It's way better than the first book, Just The Sexiest Man Alive as I found myself fully invested emotionally in both protagonists. I found J. The author used to work in a legal firm so I guess her 3rd book will also be based on lawyers and such.

I'll still be getting it, though I can't help wishing it will be a non-lawyer romance. Oh, and those over-water bungalows are everything you see on the travel photos and more. Truly glorious. Jan 02, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it liked it Shelves: Me lo he pasado bomba. Sep 30, Teryna90 rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay Just kidding Comm'n J. D is hot. Just can't stop picturing the man If you're looking for a fast-paced book that will accompany your cold winter night while you're curled up in bed with a hot chocolate This book is just a good combination of humor, romance and life ambitions.

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