Thursday, May 24, 2018

Perfect Set by Melanie Jacobson {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

Perfect Set by Melanie Jacobson
Paperback, 226 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications, Inc. 
Source: I received a copy from the publisher, which had no influence on my opinions

Bree Mercer is an ambitious sports reporter who has risen through the ranks to land her dream job. Basking in the sun, sea, and seriously cute guys in her new singles ward, things couldn't be better. That is, until she's assigned to write a feature on the one person she can't stand—professional beach volleyball player Kade Townsend. A typical cocky athlete, Kade's previous attempt to woo her was foiled by Bree's hard-and-fast rule: don't date athletes. Ever.

Kade loathes the media, and for good reason: when his hard-partying ways were exposed by a reporter who claimed to be his friend, the scandal rocked his entire family. Now reformed, Kade has put his life back together, and he has no interest in talking to reporters—least of all Bree Mercer. But when the pair is thrown together despite their best efforts, their chemistry is undeniable. They can't seem to put the brakes on their feelings—until their connection threatens Bree's reputation and Kade's hard-won redemption. Now they must decide if there is a place for love in their plans for the future.

My Review: 5 Stars

This cover is perfection and the characters within are perfectly imperfect. Kade and Bree are each everything that they hate, yet with both of their driven and persistent personalities, they come to know each other on a deeper level, thus treating the reader to a great, personal friendship. I love that they are both flawed, yet very likable, especially as the story progresses and the reader learns more about them.

I love watching the Olympics and beach volleyball is such a fascinating sport because it's so intense and fast-paced. The athletes are incredibly quick and strong. I loved reading more about the sport in this book through Kade's story. I also loved learning more about journalism and Bree is very admirable in her passionate quest to uncover the truth, whether it's flattering or not.

The relationship aspect is great, as they are both determined not to go there and jeopardize their careers, yet they can't ignore the blatant chemistry that enshrouds them. I loved the alternating banter and friction--heck, I loved everything about this book!

Content: mild, swoony romance; very vague innuendo and mention of a porn addiction; mild religious elements, specific to the LDS faith (no preaching)


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