Practice Makes Perfect

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…

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Accolades & Acclaim

TOP 10 ROMANCES OF 2009, BOOKLIST
FINALIST IN THE 2010 READERS' CROWN AWARDS
2009 REVIEWER'S CHOICE, ALL ABOUT ROMANCE
HONORABLE MENTION, 2009 BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL

“In her second novel . . . 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.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

“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

“Practice Makes Perfect is a fast-paced romantic comedy, packed with hilarious situations and sharp dialogue reminiscent of the best examples of old Hollywood Screwball Comedies. With the plus that Julie James has a background in law which adds verisimilitude to the legal proceedings described in the book, the old trope of enemies-turned-lovers is brought to life by a talented writer… expect a lot of sparks to fly between her engaging characters.” —Sacramento Book Review