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.
|Published||Covenant Communications 2018|
|Audiobook Narrator||Aubrey Warner|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 9 hrs.|
I've read this book before and I enjoyed it. Decided to listen to it this time around and had to stop by chapter 4 because the reader's voice for the hero made him sound ditzy.
funny and full of Love!
This was a perfect summer read. Melanie Jacobson hits another one out of the park. #lfthx
This is a great book! I really like Melanie Jacobson as an author and I have listened to all of her audio books available and this one has been my favorite! As a volleyball player I loved the volleyball theme. I would love to have more of Melanie‘s books available on audio! They make my road trips so much more enjoyable!
Narrator so over the top bad!!!!! Can’t finish!!!!!
This was such a fun read. I wanted to be on the beach with my toes in the sand through the whole book. I loved the Bree and the mess she got herself into. I loved Kade and his quiet nature. They made a perfect team right down to the end. It was a fantastic page turned that had me feeling like I wanted to work as hard as Kade and be as dedicated as Bree. This book is a perfect beach read, cabin read, or at home read for anyone who loves sports with romance. I highly recommend it.
I can't resist a Melanie Jacobson novel. She has such a fun writing style, and her characters are amusing. So much snark-it's quite entertaining. Anyway, I jumped at the chance to review Perfect Set, Jacobson's newest addition to the LDS fiction genre.
I liked the characters. Bree was very driven. As a woman in a mostly male dominant industry, she had to fight hard for opportunities to report any big stories. It took a lot of the story to get a true read on Kade, but that was part of Bree's investigation, and made for an entertaining story.
Most of Jacobson's novels in this genre have a similar beach theme. When it's cold and there's no ocean in site, it's hard to resist diving into Jacobson's book. I read this very quickly, and I would read it again.
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
This story is a perfect light summer romance! I adore Melanie Jacobson's writing style and this novel is another excellent addition. This story is about a sports news reporter who has to interview a pro beach volleyball athlete...and she falls hard in the process. I think the thing I loved most about this book was the character of Bree. She's the main character and is sharp, witty, and hyper-aware of the subtle nuances that most of us miss in conversation. I kept reading how she would interact with people and the things she would notice and I wondered how many people are like Bree--tons going on behind a pretty innocent face that you'd never guess. I like how Jacobson busted some great perceptions about women in journalism, especially sports journalism. I also liked how the cool and confident Bree had the focus turned back on herself. She had to do some pretty tough self-examination and she couldn't escape it with quick-thinking wit.
This is the type of romance that I enjoy reading--one that's clean, upbeat, and makes you think at the same time. I'd love to meet the characters of Bree and Kade in real life!
I love this cover! It is a perfect representation of what is inside. Plus, it's just cute!! I love it. I also loved this story.
There was a perfect balance of tension and banter between these two characters. The chemistry was sparking throughout the whole book. I loved how I got to know both Bree and Kade more and more as the book went on- their likes, their personalities and what made them tick. I really felt like I was getting to know them like I would get to know someone in real life. And perhaps most importantly, even with their obvious flaws, I liked them!
I read through this book so quickly. It was a fun, diverting story and it made me happy.
Content: LDS fiction so some mention of going to church and some things specific to the LDS religion (not drinking coffee, temples) but nothing preachy. Mention of pornography addiction. Kissing.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
Melanie Jacobson is one of my very favorite authors. She writes contemporary romance. She is, in my opinion, one of the very best at writing contemporary romance.
I’ve had Perfect Set in my to be read pile for a few weeks. It was all I could do to let it sit there until I had read the other books I needed to review first. I finally got to pick this one up last week. And it was amazing, just like I knew it would be!
I loved the way this one is. There isn’t romance going on from the very beginning. Neither Bree or Kade really care for each other in the beginning. That makes this book a little more fun!
First up is Bree. She’s just moved to Huntington Beach for her new job. Her roommate pretty much blackmails her into going to a single’s ward activity on her own. That’s where she meets Kade for the first time and he doesn’t leave a good first impression. He comes across as a jerk. Bree is a sports reporter for a magazine. She’s used to athletes and knows when to walk away from the egotistical ones. That’s what Kade comes across as. Bree is probably my favorite character. She’s great at her job. She’s an honest person and she’s just nice. I really like the way that she’s able to look beyond what she sees with Kade. This really helps her when she’s assigned to write about him.
You don’t see the story through Kade’s eyes, so it’s hard to know a whole lot about him. What the reader does know about him comes through Bree’s eyes. I like the way as the reader learns more about him, they learn to like him just as Bree does in the story.
The plot of this one is fun! There’s a bunch of things for Bree to deal with. Her roommates, her dad, Kade, her job, the people she works with, all of that adds things for her to worry about. And to be confused about. It also makes the reader want to read more and more and not put the book down!
Perfect Set is an amazing contemporary romance. Make sure to grab your own copy!