Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: Her Perfect Catch by K. L. Brady #PBCReviews





It's June! That means we're back with our (now) once-every-two-months three-in-one reviews (phew, that was a mouth full). We chose Her Perfect Catch, which is book 1 in the Playmaker series by K. L. Brady.


Here's the blurb:


A CATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

When Melanie got hit in the head with a football, Jet got struck in the heart with Cupid's arrow. Only one thing stands between them and forever -- her sexy best friend, Dylan.

Nerdy sportswriter Melanie Vincent is always one step from happiness--close enough to see it but too far to reach it. She fell in love with the man she could never have – and a dream job that is circling the drain. But all that is about to change. After years of pining for Dylan, her sexy best friend, she’s finally given up on the wish that he’ll ever see her as more than a buddy, but there’s still hope for saving her once-successful sports blog—if Mel could just find one big sports story. 

All she needs is a lucky break to turn her life around – and thanks to years of faithful dog sitting, she finally gets it. 

Mel is gifted with a pair of Super Bowl tickets for her years of faithful care and feeding of an adorable Jack-a-poo. With Dylan along for the ride, she arrives for the big show and is thrust into a chance encounter with her favorite football star, wide receiver Jet Jamison. Their “instant connection” leads to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career – and maybe the love of a lifetime.

HER PERFECT CATCH is a sweet, charming story filled with enough romance, hilarity, and drama to keep the pages turning and the heart warm. Pick up this story today and discover why we can never take love for granted or the perfect catch may slip through our grasp. 


MY REVIEW

After reading the blurb, I was a little confused about who the hero of the story was, and that didn't change for most of the story. Melanie has been in love with her best friend Dylan forever, but Dylan doesn't feel the same way. Then she meets her favourite football star, Jet Jamison, with whom there is an instant connection. But Mel has a secret that could affect her budding romance with Jet. In desperate move to save her career, she posts an article on her blog, The Vin Report, which has drawn negative attention to Jet's life and career, and might affect his chances of getting his contract renewed. 

For most of the story, Mel shows feelings for both Dylan and Jet, and both guys seem to also have feelings for her. Jet wines and dines Melanie, and the two appear to be headed for an ever-after, until Mel's big secret comes out. Meanwhile, Dylan is making a career plans that will take him to another city.

The three main characters in this story--Melanie, Jet and Dylan--are likable and I enjoyed the dynamics between Mel and Jet as well as between Mel and Dylan. 

This is a well-written story, but it misses the most basic ingredient about romance for me. We don't really know who the hero of the story is until the end. While we are able to get into Mel's head and see what she's thinking and feeling, the same cannot be said about the hero. I would have enjoyed the story more if I'd had the same level of insight into both Jet's and Dylan's hearts; this made for a less-than-satisfactory HEA.

Don't forget to check out the reviews by Prah and Constantine.

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