PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
ISBN: 9780425226742-Paperback/ 9781101018033/9781101016930/9781101017487-eBook
March 3, 2009
Berkley Sensation, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group (USA)
$7.99 (US)/$8.99 (CAN)
Contemporary Romance; 18 And Up
Rating: 5 Cups
Payton Kendall comes from a very eclectic background, with a mother who believes having money is wrong and a father who left her when she was a child, believing money was more important than raising his daughter. Raised as a feminist, Payton believes that a woman is only as good as her job, no matter her sex or skin color. With those beliefs, she has become one of the top ranking lawyers at her job.
J.D. Jameson comes from a very privileged and prominent family. His father is a well-known judge and since J.D. studied at Harvard, he is expected to follow in his father’s big footsteps. Instead, he works for the same law firm as Payton and the mention of partnership soon follows. What should have been a shoo-in for both of them has suddenly changed.
It seems that the older partners are finding there are new cases of discrimination, not against sex or skin color, but against age, and so they have decided there will only be a partnership offered to one of them, and the other will get the boot. With a vicious rivalry already in place between Payton and J.D., the lines between coworkers suddenly grow much tighter and they find themselves dealing more harshly with each other. Between ruined suits, sabotaged high heels, and a racy peep show in court, what could possibly happen between two hard-headed lawyers who do not seem to comprehend their arguing can lead to only one thing? When the gloves come off, both know all is fair in love and war, but what will happen when they realize that losing their jobs may not be the worst case scenario? Losing each other just might be much worse.
Practice Makes Perfect is one heck of a book, filled with funny anecdotes, crazy accidents, and some very odd characters. 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. J.D. broke my heart with how strained his relationship with his father was, how he was always trying to prove to his larger-than-life dad that he could fill his shoes. Payton amazed me with her witty repartee and quick thinking, especially that very humorous court scene; it was extremely funny and I just could not stop giggling. These two characters 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.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More