Back of the book: 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.
You can tell Julie used to work in the law profession. She communicates the drive, the intensity, the competition, the insane need to succeed lawyers seem to be born with. As for this book- it's was ok, not fantastic. Which is kinda a bummer because I've really liked her other books. Don't get me wrong the book was hundreds if not thousands of times better than what is out there but on the Zoe scale I give it 3 out of 5 margaritas.
From the start Payton and JD are bitter rivals and have been for the long 8 years they've worked together. They go out of there way to maintain an outward professionalism but whenever they are alone- sparks fly and not the good kind. When word comes down from the senior partners only one of them will be chosen for partner, the tension is ratcheted up by 1000. In true romance fashion, it isn't long before work tension transforms into sexual tension.
While the writing is fabulous- the plot is so- so. I know her next will be fabulous.