I became a Melanie Jacobson fan in the first few pages of the first chapter of The List. It was witty, funny, and very believable/relevant to YSA life in the LDS church.
In short, I love the way she writes! She is my kind of girl!
So, I was more than thrilled to finally get my hands on Second Chances and devour every juicy word on the page. I feasted and let the words drip off my chin and didn't even worry about grabbing a napkin to clean up the RomCom mess of awesomeness it made all over my Nook.
I loved how we already know the main character, well, at least a little. Louisa is the younger cousin of Ashley from The List and we hear a little about Ashley and Matt's life 'off page'. This story takes place after The List.
Love the concept of the Mormon Bachelor idea that she ran with and thoroughly researched by speaking directly to those responsible for creating and producing the show. I've never seen it. We don't get BYU TV on our cable out here on the East Coast. Well, at least not my neck of the woods, anyways.
For that matter, I've never even seen The Bachelor TV series.
I like this clean concept better than women who are willing to give sex to the Bachelor just to win a rose and a ring.
What a tangled mess Louisa ends up in when her Bachelor lands himself a girlfriend just before filming begins and she has to call up her ex-boyfriend/star actor Nick to take over. Total, complete, run away train disaster and yes, I enjoyed watching to see if the train would wreck or if they'd surf off into the sunset.
I won't ruin it for you. I don't like spoilers. That's not fun for any of us.
Fun story, well told, and pulls all the heartstrings the right way at the right time. Sigh. High class romance.
If all of us clean romance girls could be so blessed.
This is LDS clean romance at some of its best.
I think there are less than a handful of kisses. PG.
Both these books are set in Huntington Beach, CA. I wonder if that is a home town of Ms. Jacobson. Anyone know? Either way, love the location!