This started out as a fun boy hates girl (but not really) screwballish comedy. It fairly crackles with the lively verbal exchanges and simmering sexual tension…I had such a blast reading this book, more so than I’ve had while reading in a long time.” —Stacey’s Place on Earth, “One of the best contemporary romances I have read in months! 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. Payton Kendall and J.D. . Pure, unmitigated fun. What an awful thing to do to somebody. Book 1 of 2 in the Doc Martin Series. . Practice Makes Perfect will officially be my first “A” book for 2009 and will be in my top five list.” —Babbling About Books, “Do you like a straight up Contemporary Romance? Behind closed doors, they're laying down the law. This story offers it all, phenomenal characters, a titillating plot, and a whole host of emotions. The dialogue is excellent, funny, and realistic. It’s just not possible to fit all the good things this book has to offer in one review, so go check it out yourself today.” —The Romance Studio, “I really enjoyed this book… There were many LOL moments and I always enjoy that in a book. That's just what "Practice Makes Perfect" by Julie James did for me. . The [ ] bantering and insults will make you smile and laugh out loud. . Loved it loved it loved it. . . And besides, lately I’m only into funny, easy-going contemporaries, and that’s exactly what I got. . The books that keep a smile on your face and a laugh waiting to bubble right out of your mouth . . D:<. But the increasingly hot connection doesn’t last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner. by Berkley Sensation. a surprisingly heartwarming tale of love”. [ We find out at the end that all this time her reputation has been undermined with the boss, the hero sabotaged her with a cruel and unnecessary lie eight years prior. Now it’s an all out war. “Practice Makes Perfect” is one novel that makes lawyers look good and sexy to all romance fans! [Lamest of all is his excuse: he told the boss that he was fucking her in his office because he apparently was in love with her at first sight, and he didn't want anyone to know... so he thought being a crude asshole would explain the way he stared at her. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. . The excuse he gives to a friend, who was rightly appalled, was so lame. Maybe it wasn’t as “funny” (I mean the LOL moments) as. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. “I've been in love with you since the very beginning. . Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. 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. has fought hard to ignore her. If you want a fun romantic comedy that is as far away as can be from the usual Navy SEAL or small town sheriff retreads, with adorable bad boys and heroines who actually come off as human, take a look at this one. Today could be your lucky day! He told their boss he slept with her as a one time deal on his office desk. The plot moves so well you won’t be able to put the book down till you’re finished with it. And now that I’m done, I’m really, really sorry for not reading it sooner. is priceless! Pick this book up and you won’t be able to put it down. He threw the heroine under the bus because their boss teased him about the way he was looking at her when they first met. . Damn! 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. . . And the humor. The sexual tension between Payton and JD is off the charts and as explosive as dynamite. Oh gosh the pranks in this book were such a laugh. Practice Makes Perfect is a top notch romantic comedy that works wonderfully on me. The pure romance will make you smile and want much more of Julie James in the future I know I sure do.” —Two Lips Reviews, “[T[his one is too much fun to read…. . So if you haven’t yet had a chance to pick up your copy of Practice Makes Perfect, what the heck are you waiting for? . . [and] makes you root deeply for them to get together. I quite happily recommend this one[. I finally got around to reading this. . Practice Makes Perfect has a lot of angst and emotional pull to keep you glued to the pages. And this is MY FAVOURITE ROMANCE BOOK EVER! [Practice Makes Perfect] delivers the laughs, it delivers the steam and it delivers a fantastically written romance with two strong characters that made an entertaining read just right.” —The Book Binge, “Practice Makes Perfect was a very enjoyable read. 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. . . . Welcome back. . New from. . Ms. James has taken the inner workings of a law firm and turned them into her own little circus, giving this tale a very fun and flirty feeling… The [hero and heroine] will have you grabbing your sides, you are laughing so hard, and I just know that this entertaining, brilliant, and amusing novel will keep you smiling until the very end.” —Coffee Time Romance, “This book is the kind of contemporary that I think has been missing out there for awhile. !” —Romance Novel TV, “Julie James is a contemporary romance writer to keep your eye on! Then [Julie James] is a must read. But shockingly, this book actually wasn’t bad, wasn’t bad at all. Laughing out loud more than once (hint: courtroom scene), I found Practice Makes Perfect to be playful, passionate and remarkably close to being a perfect book. J.D. Jameson have been at … . Face to face, they’re perfectly civil. I will definitely be buying and reading it no matter what!” —Joyfully Reviewed (Perfect 10 Review), see a list of all of Julie's international editions ➞, Did you know that Julie gives away prizes to lucky readers each month? At first apprehensive, they begin to appreciate each other’s dedication to the law—and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction. Paperback – January 1, 2013. by Sam North (Author) 4.4 out of 5 stars 103 ratings. Enter Julie's giveaway now ➞, A “delightful and fast-moving romance . . Doc Martin: Practice Makes Perfect. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Author: Julie James. Ms. James does a terrific job of building the sexual tension between the leads . After reading Julie James’ “Something About You,” I was definitely looking forward to reading another one of Julie James’ fantastic novels! She lay there, snuggled in amongst her cozy down pillows, blinking, rousing. If you like romantic comedies . . 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). . . A great writer leaves you with a smile on your face AND a grin in your heart. . . I would have given it 3 or 3.5 stars if it wasn't for the final pages. Bah to this terrible book. He ridicules her presentation in front of their bosses the next day. . After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time. [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. [when Payton finds out that he told her boss he fucked her at work. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. Run out now and buy this perfect read!! Then when you add in a heavy dose of sexual tension, I was devouring this book as quickly as my little eyes could read.