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Well I have been reading a lot of books since I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my many reviews for them. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James.
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Payton Kendall, a feminist to the bone, has struggled very hard to make it in a profession that has been dominated by men for years. J.D. Jameson, born wealthy, privileged, and cocky has struggled hard to ignore her while trying to become a successful lawyer independent from his family. Payton and J.D. are lawyers who have made it their mission to make a success of their careers and when they are face to face, they’re perfectly civil to one another because they have to be. For the past eight years they’ve kept a very safe reserve and tolerated each other as co-workers for one reason only and that is to finally make partner at the firm. But all bets are off when they’re asked to join forces on a major case that could be the best opportunity to show the firm that they are perfect candidates for partners. At first Payton and J.D. are anxious but they soon begin to appreciate each other’s dedication and passion to the law they chose to practice and that is when the sparks between them quickly turn into a passionate attraction. But the increasingly steamy hot connection they feel toward each other doesn’t last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner in a couple of weeks. Now it’s going to be an all out war and it becomes a big battle between the sexes, which is bound to make these lawyers very hot under the collar.

Before I read this book I read Julie James debut novel Just the Sexiest Man Alive, which I really had fun reading. So I was very much looking forward to reading Practice Makes Perfect since I heard it was a great read with high ratings. I haven’t read many romance novels with lawyers as the heroine or hero so this novel was a really change of pace for me. I have been told that I could be a lawyer since I love to make a case of almost every argument I have ever had. But once I found out everything you need to know to be a lawyer and all the hours on average a lawyer works a week I knew that was not a career for me. I really enjoyed the relationship between Payton and J.D. because they are such dedicated lawyers who have several characteristics in common with each other. I really got to know each character as I read this novel which is really great and I also thought that some of the scenes between Payton and J.D. were pretty hilarious that I found myself laughing out loud most of the time.

Payton is a very strong and independent woman and I had a great time getting to know her as well as see her develop as the novel progressed. J.D. is also a strong and independent man who was born wealthy but is really too cocky at times that I really just wanted to smack him at times but that didn’t turn me away from liking him as much as I do Payton. There was one thing that I really would have liked as I read this novel and that was a bit more steamy scenes between Payton and J.D. because I could tell that they have that hot and heavy attraction to each other. In the end, reading this novel was such a joy that I really do look forward to reading more books by Julie James in the future. Julie James delivers a hilariously funny novel with wonderfully intriguing characters that had me laughing and smiling.

Practice Makes Perfect review on Manic Readers

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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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