Practice Makes Perfect (Berkley Sensation)

Practice Makes Perfect - Julie James "Practice Makes Perfect" is probably my favorite novel from Julie James thus far, for not only its strong chemistry between the characters, but also for its humor and premise. Payton and J.D. are competitive lawyers working in the same firm. They're both confident and competent in their profession, but are often at each other's odds in their race to become the best. Things become complicated between them when the firm announces that only one of them could be chosen for partner. That's when things heat up between them, not only in their antagonistic actions to humiliate each other, but also in the growing attraction between the equally matched and intelligent leads. I really liked both Payton and J.D.'s characters. They were realistic, funny, engaging, and memorable. I do think there was one particular twist that came a bit quick towards the end, but I didn't mind it so much that it deterred me in the experience of the story. To me, it felt a little more believable than "Just the Sexiest Man Alive", as the characters and the chemistry felt more natural and evenly paced throughout the work (aside from the one last twist).Julie James has a strong command of her language and her prose reads very easily. The start did take me a bit to get through, but once I made it through the first chapter, the rest of the book fell into place with me, and I loved it. Definitely going under one of my favorite romance books I've read this year. Now I can't wait to read her next book "Something About You."Overall score: 4/5