Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great idea—until the lines blur.

Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and he’s determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, he’s starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action.

Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. He’s young, free and single, and isn’t looking to change that anytime soon. When awkward circumstances throw them together, Ewan offers to help Dev out in the bedroom in return for maths tutoring, and Dev jumps at the chance.

They work their way through Dev’s sex-to-do list, but what starts as a perfect no-strings arrangement gets more complicated as their feelings for each other begin to grow. If they’re going to turn their lessons in lovemaking into something more permanent, they need to work out how they feel about each other—before they get to the end of Dev’s list.


Jay Northcote writes all the things I swore I would never like. She writes cliches and make them work for me. Practice Makes Perfect was not the exception.

Dev and Ewan meet when Dev moves next door to Ewan’s house.Like the blurb says, Dev has absolutely no sexual experience, and Ewan does. Ewan, for his part, is crap at math and anything with numbers, but Dev, isn’t.

After a couple of times they meet an idea pops up that Ewan can help Dev with his lack of sexual experience, and Dev can help Ewan with math, and whatnot. This is, like, an exchange of knowledge or something like that… It’s a little silly, y’know. I mean silly in the sense that it’s a sort of overused cliche, but… I… enjoyed it. LOL

The book over all is, really, no brainer. What I mean is that this is an easy, sweet, fun, and angst free read that will not make you crack your brains wondering what the fuck is going on, and what are the characters doing, and when will they realize that they are meant to be, and why won’t they just say I love you and that’s it… No. This one goes smoothly, and sweetly, and.. sexy. HA!

I enjoyed the book over all, but at around 78% the thing started to feel a bit forced. Not the relationship or the characters, but the plot. I felt like it was wrapped too quickly, and like out of nowhere. It felt off compared to the pace of the rest of the book. And, I think that’s actually my only complaint.

While this isn’t my favorite Jay Northcote book… Hell, it isn’t even my favorite in this series, I still recommend it for those who are in the mood of an easy, fun, and sexy read.

Purchase Links:

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