Perfect Set by Melanie Jacobson

Perfect Set

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 a...

Details Perfect Set

TitlePerfect Set
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherCovenant Communications, Inc.
GenreRomance, Lds, Lds Fiction, Christianity, Contemporary, Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Perfect Set

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    4.5 stars. Melanie Jacobson's latest contemporary romance may be her best yet in my book. I downed it in one evening and really enjoyed it. It's an interesting twist on the pro athlete romance genre: instead of sexytimes, we have a hero who's haunted by his past partying ways and bad decisions. Bree Mercer, a talented sports reporter, has recently moved to southern California to work with Sports News magazine. It's a big step up in her career, th...
  • Melanie Jacobson
    It's super fun, I promise. When have I ever NOT written you guys a fun book?
  • Jacob Proffitt
    This is a sequel, and possibly part of a series. I couldn't find it marked on Amazon or GoodReads, but this is definitely a follow-on from Second Chances and Lou plays a not-small role in this story (and Nick shows up a bit, too). I recommend reading them in order, though you don't really need to as Jacobson does a decent job of giving you the needed context. The other is more heavily Mormon, however, so this may be the better place to start. I'm...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    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...
  • Katie W
    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 ...
  • Kelly
    I have only read one other book from Melanie Jacobson but I will be reading more. What I like is how in depth she gets with her characters. You see their inner workings and why they are who they are flaws and all. This story is exactly like that. Bree has a dysfunctional family and is trying to move on and not become like that. But in the end, she realizes that we are all a little part of what we grew up in whether we intended to or not! And I li...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    This book is adorable! The characters couldn't be more fun and good for each other. They have obstacles to overcome, but in the end, I was very happy to have them get together!Perfect Set is about a sports reporter and an athlete coming together, in-spite of his severe dislike for the press. From the moment they meet, there are sparks. This book blends comedy, sarcasm, and pride. (A perfect fit for me.)If you love a fun book about imperfect peopl...
  • Rachelle
    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 con...
  • Lucinda
    A solid 3 1/2 star rating. Cute story, and interesting characters, although a bit too technical on all the sports stuff. The ending was super abrupt and quick, which, unfortunately, I've come to expect from this author.
  • Mindy
    I was so excited to have another book from Melanie Jacobson to read. I had been looking forward to reading a new book from her for awhile. Perfect Set was definitely worth the wait. It was such a fun and entertaining read. From the setting on the California beach, and the fabulous characters, plus many funny moments, made this book absolutely perfect. Bree is awesome. She is smart, ambitious and has the best job. When she meets Kade, she isn't im...
  • Julie
    (4.5 stars)I was really excited to see a new book from Melanie Jacobson. I enjoy her romantic comedies and can get lost in her California settings. But Perfect Set intrigued me with the added angst of a reporter and a reporter-avoiding pro beach volleyball player being thrown together.Bree Mercer makes a big move to California to land her journalistic dream job and wants to impress her boss enough so she can cover more than high school sports. Sh...
  • Tandie
    Awwwwww....cute! I just stayed up way too late finishing this cutie patootie book. Probably more like 4.5 stars, but rounding up. I liked both h & H and adored the roommate friendships. The MC and her her bro were a total sibling win. The character ages puts this in the new adult genre, but it’ll appeal to young (and old) adults too.“It made me cranky and a Snickers bar from the vending machine did not cure it. Those commercials were lies. Li...
  • Charlotte
    This may be my favorite Melanie Jacobson book yet. I devoured it and then was sad it was over. I loved the characters and the dialogue and the plot. Maybe it is all the sports games I go to with my kids? It just really worked for me.Female sports writer is assigned a story on the press-phobic pro volleyball player. Who she happened to blow off the weekend before. Plot ensues.
  • Cathy
    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. Th...
  • Amy
    Another fun read from Jacobsen. I have to say I thought it held plenty to grab my attention. The feud between Ace & Kade was a good one, the Beach Volleyball and other sports a good plot base. Dilemma for Bree was legitimate and the moments in the park - just perfect. Why the sudden endings? I was looking forward to some sweet scenes at the wedding, which we’ve been building towards all through the book. An epilogue would have been great. I am ...
  • Lisa Swinton
    The beginning of this book makes me chuckle. The love interests get off to a bad start and it doesn't get better anytime soon, which makes for good humor. Their constant misunderstandings are imaginative and believable. It's a sports romance. The characters are likable, well fleshed out, and easy to become emotionally invested in. Clean romance, solid writing, and set in sunny California. A great escape anytime of year.
  • Kathryn Cooper
    Clean Romance full of laughs!(Audio Book)
  • Melissa Newman
    Fun story! Love the humor and the romance! Just what I needed! LDS fiction without being too churchy!
  • Susan K
    Romance, Clean, Christian faith elements, LDS settingI am so biased. As a fan, I love MBJ clever writing, witty scenes, and her interesting settings. It is always fun to see her characters from other novels with brief cameo appearances as well. The funny thing about that, is it has been several years since the other characters were written about. Witty, clever, smart Bree is just a pleasure to read about. Her 'fall' is such an fun one. Kade, her ...
  • Andrea
    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 tr...
  • Susan
    PERFECT SET is another fun, upbeat LDS romance set in Huntington Beach, California. It's got all of the author's trademarks—a bright beach setting; smart, spunky characters; witty banter; and a swoony love story. It's not my favorite of hers, true, but PERFECT SET is still an enjoyable read that will appeal to anyone who likes light, clean, contemporary romance. See my full review of PERFECT SET at:
  • Heidi Pack
    I love reading a good, light book that (no matter when I need to put it down) leaves me with a smile and a skip. I also need more beach in my life, and this author fills her work with beautiful scenery. it's my taste of vacation, from my sofa.
  • Katie
    A sports reporter and a volleyball player?? It's like it was written for me! I loved it. It was totally Hallmark movie worthy. And I want to see it as a movie. All kinds of cheesy but some definite deeper emotional stuff with how we deal with emotions and how we are raised.
  • Jenny
    This was a fun book to read.
  • Angelina
    Nice writing, but a little bit predictable.
  • Julie
    I didn't relate to the main characters at all, and that's usually a dealbreaker for me, but that wasn't the case with this book. I loved it! The details about journalism and beach volleyball are interesting, and the romance is lovely. The minor characters are great too. All in all it's a page turner.
  • Angie Taylor
    I went into this book with zero expectations, and, yes, I judged the book by it's cover, which I thought depicted a tale that would be a cheesy, predictable, love story with cliche writing and characters. But from the get-go I was hooked by the witty internal and in scene dialogue, which made me realize I had found a winner. And so, I loved everything about this story. The characters were so well rounded and relatable, and the writing was engagin...
  • Amy
    Really enjoy reading this author's work.Emotionally, this story just dragged me in completely. I was seriously rooting for the male main character from the beginning. The female main character had a few emotional issues I could relate to, but her ambition and bluntness put me off a little. The emotional downturn towards the end of the story was pretty bleak. I was struggling to continue by the time the final page or two of happy ending rolled aro...
  • Lydia Peterson
    The drama made the book even more intense and made me love it even more! Even though they tried to stay away from one another, they couldn’t keep their feelings out of the way. And for me that makes a book more real, the type of person that each other are is in both of their lists of which kind of person to not date. When they finally realized they fell in love it made the whole “forbidden” love to a whole new level. I loved how Melanie end...