Wednesday, April 30, 2014

[BOOK REVIEW] Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Title:  Practice Makes Perfect

Author:  Julie James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Year Published: 2009

Number of Pages: 291 pages

Date Read: 4/24/2011

Berkley Sensation

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 18+  (Strong Language)

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, Payton and J.D. soon discovered that they are chosen to participate on a huge case with a well-known company together and whoever makes a good impression on the company will be made partner of the firm!  But there are a few problems with this opportunity: one, only one of them can be made partner of the firm and two, Payton and J.D. are slowly starting to develop feelings for each other.  Can Payton and J.D. still be together even after one of them is made partner of the firm?

You know, I never would have thought that I would have read such an amazing contemporary romance novel since Julie James’ “Something About You.”  Well, Julie James has certainly written a romance novel that truly defined what a contemporary romance is all about!  Alright, so let me talk about the characters Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson!  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.D. Jameson is one of the best heroes I have ever read about!  J.D. 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!  What was the best part of this novel was the love/hate relationship between Payton and J.D. throughout the book as it was really interesting seeing how Payton and J.D. hated each other at first, but the moment that they started having feelings for each other, whew, things started to get really hot between them and I was enjoying every minute of seeing them give each other sweet kisses!  One of the things about their relationship that slightly bothered me a bit was when J.D. gave the reason why he and Payton were fighting in the first place (I will not tell you because I do not want to spoil this book for you!) and I was wondering to myself about why Payton and J.D. would actually fight over something so insignificant.  Also, let us not forget the sex and kissing scenes between Payton and J.D.! Even though there were not a lot of sex scenes in this book, the sexy relationship between Payton and J.D. was enough to make up for the lack of sex scenes in this book, but trust me, the sex scenes were definitely hot and steamy that they make up for most of the romantic scenes between J.D. and Payton.

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.

All in all, “Practice Makes Perfect” is truly one of the most interesting contemporary romance books ever written that every romance fan will love for many years to come!


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