When it comes to the laws of attraction...
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’ve kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as co-workers for one reason only: to make partner at the firm.
...there are no rules.
But all bets are off when they’re asked to join forces on a major case. At first apprehensive, 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 doesn’t 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 . . .
So Payton and J.D. have just found out that there will only be 1 partner chosen out of the two of them. They have no love lost for each other so the gloves are off and they will stop at nothing to get that partnership. The problem starts when they realize that the other isn’t quite as bad of a person as they thought they were and do they really want to sabotage the other person or get chosen on their own merit? Merit wins it by a mile. But that doesn’t quite stop some things from happening. Although there are arguments and antics that seem unforgivable these two come to think that as much as they don’t like the other, they do admire them for being a good attorney.
I loved this book. As much as I liked Just The Sexiest Man Alive I just loved this one so much more. It was such a wonderful story to get wrapped up in. I couldn’t seem to pull my eyes from the book once I started. I laughed out loud at several parts of the book. A couple of those I just kept laughing and couldn’t stop…my husband was looking at me like I’d lost my mind. I guess he doesn’t figure that anything could be quite that amusing in a book – he obviously hasn’t read Julie’s books.
J.D. and Payton were wonderful together…whether they were arguing or not their dialogues made for some darned good reading. The secondary characters in the book were fab as well – Payton’s friend Laney, J.D.’s friend Tyler and of course Perfect Chase all made the book that much better. In fact one of my favorite parts of the book is when Tyler and J.D. are in a cab and Tyler is trying to get J.D. to understand the necessity of being “nice” to a woman…it’s all about the gesture…and starts talking about Pride and Prejudice. Dear Lord I thought my stomach would pop I was laughing so hard with J.D.’s response. I don’t want to print it here and ruin it for you but it’s worth reading! Then there’s the ending. It wasn’t the ending I was expecting – it was so much better and it’s exactly the reason I read romance novels – the ultimate HEA.
This one has to be my favorite contemporary of the year so far.
Rating 5 out of 5