• Practice Makes Perfect

  • By: Julie James
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (595 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason only: To make partner at the firm.

But 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...

©2009 Julie Koca (P)2013 Tantor

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Perfect blend of romance and humor!

My current reading list has consisted of mostly dystopian/paranormal books and this was such a nice getaway. Julie James has the best method of blending together humor and romance without it getting overly cheesy. I found myself on more than one occasion busting out laughing and just giggling away at this book. It was the perfect light read to break up the monotony of my somber reading list!

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I loved this book. Second time reading it

I enjoyed this book. The author did a great job on making me visualize the characters and become them as well

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Great story if you don't mind conflict

This story pits two lawyers against each other, competing for a partnership in their firm. It's exceptionally well written with characters you care for, a story line that moves along and has witty repartee. I would have given it 5 stars but I personally don't care for a story line that has a lot of conflict in it. This is a PG version of Julie James, not the steamy side you see in her FBI series. I highly recommend it.

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"Hey" To be Determined

Where does Practice Makes Perfect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This story is one of the best in the series. Lots of humor and quick thinking.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Payton, knows how to laugh off a bad situation!

Which scene was your favorite?

court room, when heel breaks...fast quick thinking and humor. When Payton has to give up
dairy for a month.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Let the better Lawyer win.

Any additional comments?

Julie James and Karen White make a great team. Ms White knows how to read Ms James work so well. You will get all the books in this series. These are romances with a legal background, but still romance stories.

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this is my go to book

I absolutely love this story -the characters, the whit, the beginning, the ending and everything in between. I read this book a few years ago and have easily reread or listened to it at least 20 times since. JD was my very first BB! very few have compared since. if I had to critique it in anyway I would love for Julie James to rerelease this with current info -- not that I don't like it now - but I would love this story to connect with new readers/younger readers and it would need to be changed up from the early Oprah days. Thank you Julie for helping me love to read again!

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Like Julie James, but ...

Thought this was part of her US Attorney Series ... it's not. Normally I like her books, but I listened to "Bluegrass Baby" last month and it's virtually the same story. The professions are different - same storyline, but "Bluegrass Baby" is funny and has a more believable setup.

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Great romance, fade to black scenes though

Narration could've used duet style, and the fade to black intimate scenes made me SUPER sad and could have been better presented/elaborated on,... seriously left me bereft lol, but other than that, the plot was super cute like The Hating Game a little and I loved the Pride and Prejudice references :)

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Fun story - mostly

Overall opinion: 3.75 Stars - I actually liked the story although I did skip past some of the overly drawn out, silly battles between the two main characters. The H starts out as a sexist pig and the h is an uptight feminist. As the story progresses, you learn what turned their relationship sour and they both soften and become more human to each other. The mother is a trip and makes the daughter seem conservative 😉). The ending drama is definitely born of an immature act which shows how the lacked confidence on the inside while trying to project an overly confident air!


Brief Summary: No need to expand on the author's summary.

Narrator(s) good

POV: dual

Overall Pace: fast, then slows to a crawl, then speeds up.

Instalove: cannot say

H Rating: 6/10

h Rating: 6/10

Sad/happy/thrill/Angst/TSTL - mostly fun

Heat Level: 4/10

Descriptive Sex: 3/10

OW/OM Drama: maybe

Sex with OW/OM: no

Cheating: no

Separation: light

Triggers: misunderstandings

Closure (HEA/HFN/Cliffhanger): HFN

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Great listen!

This. There were parts that I laughed out loud. I loved it. I definitely would recommend anyone to listen.

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Worth a credit? 👍🏻

This story is a fun “enemies to lovers” romance. The hero and heroine are lawyers both vying for a partnership at the law firm where they’ve both worked for eight years. After an unfortunate misunderstanding, they become involved in a feud/prank war that quickly gets out of hand, but will soon have you laughing. At one point, I wasn’t sure if there would be any romantic scenes in this book except for the fact that there is a lot of sexual tension between the pair. This story is sizzling and sexy without being too dirty. IMHO, I say go ahead and use that credit and enjoy!