[Julie James] Õ Practice Makes Perfect [young-adult-romance PDF] Read Online ✓ This is my most fave of Julie James s books so far.
For being the partner of the firm.
Two lawyers fight each other.
Only one will be chosenThen the War begin.
I truly loved, loved, loved this It is my second Julie James book I read, but being my first fave of hers The plot is sooo enjoyable and never get me bored maybe because I love the plot about competition, playing game and revenge in general.
Yesss, the two main characters J.
D and Payton, they have to fight each other to be the chosen one, the partner of the firm.
Love the way they get even toward each other That s court scene made me lol and u guys should not miss it cux it is that fun J.
D x Payton, these two main characters are smart, witty, sassy, and being successful attorneys, I LOVE THEM This book is also refer to Austen s Pride and Prejudice.
Arrogant Guy and Strong feity Girl, I think Loved the lawyering element in the book, too Julie James is pretty good at writing about them.
LOVED IT so If I can not be a lawyer, can I have smart successful attorney boyfriend like J.
DxD xD xD lol 3 I can t get into this I can t.
Behind Closed Doors, They Re Laying Down The LawWhen It Comes To The Laws Of AttractionPayton Kendall And JD 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, JD 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 To Make Partner At The FirmThere Are No RulesBut 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 4.
5 stars After eight years of near hostility, Payton Kendall and J.
D Jameson find themselves in a head to head battle for the partnership position in their law firm They both excel in their fields J.
D in class action practice, and Payton in employment law, specifically single plaintiff race and gender discrimination There s also an unspoken rule in the firm that the person who does not make partner should voluntary resign and find another job Meaning Only one of them can stay Not only are they in a competition for the only partnership position currently up for grabs, they are also assigned to woo a potential high profile client, who coincidentally is facing a class action gender discrimination lawsuit The two have no choice but to handle it together and unfortunately, spend time with each other.
I absolutely enjoy hate to love stories, especially ones that remind me of Pride and Prejudice It s my not so guilty pleasure Give me slow burn, witty banter, and the perfect dose of sexual tension, and I m a happy girl Payton is a badass The sabotage attempt was hilarious, and if what happened to Payton happened to me, I wouldn t have handled it the way she did I would ve cried and ran out of the courthouse But Payton was beauty and grace She s Miss United States.
lol I kid But seriously She s amazing She s a feminist, and is all for girl power, yet she s not one to disregard men and their merits I am all over that I love it When J.
D was ranting about the workforce discrimination in their law firm, he sounded like the privileged white man that he is He s complaining about the 10 percent increase in female partners there will now be 28% female partners What a staggering number and the so called double standard white men are suffering I wanted to smack him upside the head I swear Hahaha The playing field ins t level that s the problem You know as well as I do that these days, if a man and a woman are equally qualified for a position, the woman gets the job It s this socially liberal, politically correct society we live in Men have to be twice as good at what they do to remain competitive in the workplace Women just have to stay in the raceSee what I mean He was an ass, but eventually grew on me because like Mr Darcy, his personality improved over time Or rather, his true self came out I love when brooding men turn into sentimental, sweet marshmallows and ugh It s adorable.
I love Tyler He gives fantastic advice, and there s a scene where he gives J.
D advice using PRIDE AND PREJUDICE on how to win the girl It was amazing how knowledgable he was of PP I couldn t stop laughing The taxi driver was a hoot, too Everybody knows that Darcy doesn t win Lizzy over just by being nice See, it s all about the Grand Gesture That s how you get the girlI would have expected Payton s mom to be a possible obstacle since she expressed her concern against old money After the Father s day brunch, there s little to no mention about Payton s mother.
The cause of their eight year animosity was a bit absurd, if not funny They wasted eight years because of a petty thing I almost feel bad for Payton and J.
My only complaint if I can even call it that is that I wasn t a fan of was using Chase Bellamy, good guy that he is, as a plot device He was used to make Payton see who she really wanted and who she really deserved After that, he wasn t much in the picture The sex isn t as steamy as some of the books I ve read, but it works just fine.
But still, Practice Makes Perfect was a funny, romantic, sexy, slow burn, and swoon inducing novel, and it s a major plus point that there s a huge Pride and Prejudice influence here, although it s not what I d call a re telling.
Alec Baldwin approves So do I.
So if you re into that, you ll definitely enjoy this lovely piece of gemWe never did figure out what J.
D means James Dean Jameson John Dorian JamesonBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram What I wanted to tell you, he began deliberately, was that you were wrong Now there was a friggin surprise Payton glared.
D continued, calm now, his voice steadier I mean, about what you told Tyler His eyes met hers and held them I would ve done it for you in a heartbeatAhhhh sooooooo I LOOOVEEEDDDD THISSSSSSSS I know I can say this for almost every book I read shut up but, when your iPad glows like a nightlight, you know your highlighting has reached an insane level And it s true not one page not one page went by without me highlighting it and smiling as big as the Cheshire cat It s not by any stretch of the imagination that I thought I d hate this on the contrary, I figured I d like it But, in no way did I imagine I d fall head over heels for this book and these two characters In fact, I d even go so far as to say they have taken a permanent residence in my heart Payton s eyes quickly scanned her front room and kitchen, making sure they were presentable Not that it mattered, because a it was The Shithead and b he wasn t staying Her apartment was her sanctuary, which meant 100 percent J.
D free It s no secret this is, on top of the summer months when work is in full swing, the busiest time of the year for me The office is hurrying to finish the closing out of the year, holidays are among us, and, to top it all off, this year we are moving to an interim location while our new building is being built Oh, and did I mention that happens in two days Yeah, so, this review, I m sure, is going to be cut short because I m supposed to be packing Whoops But, the fact of the matter is, this book was way too perfect to let slide between my fingers I REFUSE to not write a review for this one Whether this is the second to last paragraph or not, I will finish this and post some of the AMAZING quotes I fell for in this one Mr Jameson Whatever this is, I don t have time for it If you have questions about Payton s attire this morning, I suggest you take a stroll on over to the courthouse and check it out for yourself She s in Judge Gendelman s courtroom J.
D nodded Yes, yes fine, thank you Nice attitude, by the way Like boss, like secretary The source of most of the said quotes is none other than the impressive J.
D Cocky, arrogant, gorgeous, infuriating, prestigious.
D and Payton have been at each other s throats for eight years eight years They don t even remember how it all started Vying for a partnership at the firm where they are lawyers, both of them have put in countless hours to show their worth Being the main two for this year s Partnership choices, they believe they both have it in the bag I mean, it s the smallest pool they have to choose from to date, and they have both earned it J.
D heard the beep, signaling the end of the message, and he hung up the phone He thought about what Payton had said not so much her apology, which was questionably mediocre at best but something else.
She thought about him while lying in bed.
Interesting Getting put together for the Gibson case, they are a little weary and a lot unhappybut they are professionals and excellent at their job they aren t going to let something as small as working together hold them back from being professional and doing the job they ve been asked to do Besides, they only have a few weeks before the announcement for partners and things are beginning to look up.
until their boss drops the bomb that this year things will be different This year, they need older partners to balance everything outmeaning it s Payton or J.
D And there s no longer the certainty for both of them any Oh boy If anything, it was a good thing Payton was giving him the silent treatment Ha if that s all it took, he should ve been a rude bastard years ago Maybe now he d finally have some peace at work No pissed off hair flips, no covert you re such a wanker J.
D glares, no secret arguments in back hallways over feminist and right wing agendas.
These were the things J.
D certainly would not miss.
Not at all What ensues is nothing less than they ve dealt with for years forget the sweet things he said about her at their pitch dinner with the clients Forget the sincere tone of her voice when she boasted how J.
D was an amazing lawyer Forget ALL of it This is warand only one person can come out the victor Having finished her assessment, Payton supposed that, if pressed, in that upper crusty, Ralph Lauren y, sweater thrown over the shoulders, have you met my polo pony kind of way, J.
D was pretty damn good looking I will admit that I was shocked at the level of love I had for this book It was everything I didn t expect and everything I could ever ask for I fell hard for these two and their hateful yet, let s admit it, heated banter and scorching looks I fell for their rivalry, for their tentative friendship, the realization that one or both of them have used hate as a cover for how they have always felt for one another And, most importantly, I fell for the unfairness of it all, the way they got screwed and how after all their hard work, it well and truly became a war between them because of the position they are put in J.
D glanced down at her hand, then up to meet her gaze What is it you really want to know, Payton She asked him the question she had been asking herself for the past few days Why are you being so nice to me now J.
D leaned forward in his chair He gazed directly into her eyes, and Payton suddenly found herself wondering why it had taken him eight years to look at her that way Because you re letting me, he said softly But when they begin to fall for one another or, again, realize that they ve always had fire for each other , the story took a turn where I could hardly breathe The butterflies were a hazard to my health and the giddiness of it all almost choked me It was a deadly combination and I am not likely to forget this one soon I think the best books are the ones that are unexpected, and if someone had told me that this author was the mirror image of Lauren Layne, I d have jumped on board long ago shut up, Anna, I know So, with this new discovery, I am smiling and so excited for the possibilities that have opened up by finding this author Thank God for all my lovely friends.
I applaud you for making this perilista very happy in the busiest season of the year Thank you For of my reviews, please visit 5 stars Contemporary RomanceWOW I loved it, loved it, loved it Something About You and A Lot Like Love are two of my favorite contemporary romances and overall reads so far this year and made me an avid Julie James fan This turned me into an outright rabid, crazed groupie who wants to follow Ms James around like a puppy, fetch her lattes, shine her Jimmy Choos, and bond with her over martinis Seriously, she writes some of the snappiest, most intelligently witty dialogue and snarkily clever lines, best laugh out loud scenes, funniest quips, sexiest banter, and hottest hate love, push pull tension in romance Her books read like a favorite romantic comedy movie or TV show rerun that I love watching over and over again Practice Makes Perfect is one of the most entertaining battle of wills between the sexes and best enemies to lovers, opposites attract romances that I ve read It seemed like nearly every page had a humorous, quotable line or scene that I adored and reread several times Payton and J.
D were an absolute blast riot as they warred with each other and fought the laws of attraction Their verbal sniping, pun swapping, I wanna kiss you senseless even though I wanna strangle you sparring, and competitive antics cracked me up I prefer my romance on the steamy side, and this is definitely no low heat with only kissing and references to sex between the H H that occurs off page But everything else about the book is so utterly amazing that it didn t matter or lessen my enjoyment one bit Although I m definitely glad Ms James turned the heat way up in her last two releases, Something About You and A Lot Like Love Practice Makes Perfect is perfection and a definite favorite for my keeper shelf Big 5 stars Here are some of my favorite quotes lines scenes Possible SpoilersI was just wondering whether your fellow feministas would approve of you using your sexuality as bait Payton pulled back I m sorry She appeared pissed Good this he knew.
D pointed to the could I sneak a peek V neck of her shirt Planning on showing off the girls tonight, are we Is that how you plan to impress the Gibson s execs When she turned back to him, her gaze was icy We re asking Gibson s to give us twenty million dollars in legal fees, she said coldly If you think my boobs are going to land this deal, then they must be even spectacular than I thought Take it easy on the suit, cupcake This was hand tailored in London Oh I m sorry I guess you ll just have to pick up another one the next time you visit Her Majesty for tea Isn t she another friend of the family I think that you are an uptight, pony owning, trickle down economics loving, Scotch on the rocks drinking, my wife better take my last name sexist jerk Well, at least I m not a stubborn, button pushing, Prius driving, chip on your shoulder holding, stay at home mom is the eighth dirty word thinking feminazi He had an image to uphold, after all he was a corporate defense attorney he got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend multimillion dollar corporations His clients expected, and paid for, perfection They did not pay to have their uber important opposition to class certification motions argued by some jackass who looked like he d spilled his Dunkin Donuts Coffee Coolatta all over himself while driving in from the suburbs in his Ford Taurus J.
D shuddered at the mere image Aren t you supposed to be married by now to a Muffy or a Bitsy or some other society type with a brain as big as this pickleview spoiler And OMG, the courtroom scene were Payton defended a sexual harassment case in front of a six foot blown up pun intended penis picture while J.
D agonized over whether or not her high heel on the shoe he altered, when he was in a mad fit of revenge, would hold up under the strain had me falling off the couch, snorting with laughter.
As did the scene in the cab when J.
D and his best friend, Tyler, discussed Pride and Prejudice and Darcy s crazy affect on women, with the cabdriver providing some insightful advice as well hide spoiler When combining humor with romance, a good writer leaves you with a smile on your face A great writer leaves you with a smile on your face AND a grin in your heart That s just what Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James did for me The characters are memorable, their interaction spicy yet still G rated, and their happily ever after left me with a t eating grin on my face.
They couldn t be different He comes from money, her single parent mother is a rights activist He s a republican, she s a democrat He drives a Bentley, she takes the bus He lives in a high rise, she has a small house BUT, they re both lawyers, they both work their butts off, they both were tops in their class, and now they re both up for partnerat the same firmand there s only one opening Oh, did I forget to mention that they ve been involved in a quiet passive aggressive war for the last eight years Or that they re quite attracted to each other Or that their shenanigans kept me in stitches I can t say enough good things about this book In some ways, it reminds me of an early Linda Howard without the angst or one of Nora Roberts fun romances with a ton of humor It s just GOOD Fun, flirty, quirky, laugh out loud humorous and sweet without being sugary For a genuinely pleasurable read with characters you ll remember, pick up Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James.
5 stars Loved this one If only all romance authors wrote dialogue as great as Julie James does It kind of followed her typical formula, and was light on the smexy times, but it was entertaining and funny.
I feel like I read a completely different book than everyone else I was promised a lighthearted, entertaining romance with lots of laughs So why am I so annoyed right now I got nearly 80 pages in, and J.
, the male lead, has acted like a hardcore meninist style misogynist the entire time He is the definition of uber entitled white male privilege who, in his own words, doesn t believe in privilege Hard pass Payton, the female lead, is a little better At first But the fact that she s a female lawyer who defends companies when they get sued for gender discrimination and yet claims to be a feminist and somehow isn t conflicted about her job isn t something I can get over Hard pass Oh, and did I mention that J.
D defends large corporations in civil suits And that the two of them are getting paired up to defend a company in what s going to be the largest civil suit of gender discrimination ever So, soulless one dimensional corporate lawyers who care for their careers, making money and the written law than they do real justice, other people s lives, and any sort of moral right and wrong Hard pass Unless these two take a good, long look at themselves, turn into actual likable characters, and sabotage this lawsuit Only if someone tells me that happens will I pick this back up Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Reread 2015This is one of those book that I read when I need something quick to munch on Something that I already know is going to make me smile and sigh Except when I was her age, I still thought boys looked like Ken dolls down there, so I m sure she s smiling about puppies or somethingBut that s beside the point Little Rapunzel looks like I felt after reading this Happy, content, and maybe a bit starry eyed.
And let s face it, when it comes to romance, most of the time I look like this But this story Just the Sexiest Man Alive, are the two books that I pick up every few years and read just because.
Are they really both 5 star books I honestly have no idea at this point But they fill a Mighty Need in my belly for a bit of fluffy humorous romance every now and then.
Practice Makes Perfect doesn t have much in the way of sex one or two scenes towards the end , but I actually prefer it that way I tend to skim over the sexytimes in most books nowadays, anyway Because if they aren t done to perfection they have a tendency to gross me out with all the talk of juices and scents Sorry, that s just not what I personally want to read about Reading about someone licking and tasting another person has the same effect on my vagina as spreading my legs under one of those industrial strength hand dryers they have at rest stops Not only does it not make my panties moist, it s like I get early onset menopause.
My reaction to reading about smelly dripping bodily fluids Ok, so in that sense, these books are quite perfect for me But that s not the only reason I enjoy them Because if all I wanted was less Sweaty Slip n Slide, I could just avoid romance entirely.
I still have emotional needs that must be met And I ve been married waaay too long to be under the illusion that my husband is going to swoop in and fill that role I ain t even mad, baby We ve been staring at each other for too many years to get butterflies in our tummies Besides, I think that the fact that you don t make much fun of the way I fart in my sleep, says something about how much you love me.
Still I m a woman And as such, I must have at the very least a fantasy life that allows me to get in touch with that gooey nougat in the center of my soul And this book lets me safely fantasize about the kind of love thatwell, you can only find in books.
But I could probably find a mushy romance pretty easily So what sets this book apart from the nine bjillion other romances out there that I ve read Is the amazingly hawt JD Well, no Not really I mean, he s great, but in real life he s not my fantasy guy I mean, he s rich, smart, driven, and in great shape.
So, yeah Who the hell wants that Well, Payton does, even if she won t admit it She thinks he s nothing but a pompous ass, but, in reality, they could be twins In fact, they re pretty much just different sides of the same coin Even though they have seem to have opposing views on things, they re very similar at their core Naturally, this causes problems At first, they were just pseudo rivals at work Each trying to outdo the other for some imaginary bragging rights But due to a new policy their firm enacted, they suddenly become true rivals in order to win the coveted partnership position.
And here s where this book wins me over For me to truly love a romance novel, it has to be funny James just shines when it comes to writing humorous situations dialogue And, yes, it s silly and over the top in instances, but I still laughed at the stuff these two did to each other while trying to win the partnership spot Sure, there are a lot of misunderstandings that complicate matters and lead to problems that could have been easily avoided And if this were a different book, I d be the first one in line to angrily point out that all the drama was stupid, and that these two would never have acted so unprofessionally, etc.
, blah, blah, blah.
But, for some reason, I don t mind the nonsense at all And when they finally get together Be still my fluttery little heartI love this so much One of my favorites read it immediately Alright, just remember that I warned you that this was an old favorite of mine, so my feelings and opinions might be a bit tainted No, they re not I m probably biased, so take my 5 star rating with a grain of salt.
Older much shorter reviews view spoiler I Loved It I loved it This is a great contemporary romance, with some of the funniest scenes and dialogue that I ve read in quite a while Julie James is definitely going onto my list of Favorite Authors 2012 ReviewFinished a re read of this a few hours ago, and I m still smiling sighGod, this is such a cute story hide spoiler