Release Date: May 10, 2022
A gym nemesis pushes a fitness influencer to the max in Amy Lea’s steamy debut romantic comedy.
Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym – her place of power and positivity.
Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents’ engagement party.
In the lead up to their grandparents’ wedding, Crystal discovers there’s a soft heart under Scott’s muscled exterior. Bonding over family, fitness, and cheesy pick-up lines, she just might have found her swolemate. But when a photo of them goes viral, savage internet trolls put their budding relationship to the ultimate test of strength.
I’m not sure why I decided to read Set on You, but I’m glad I did. Set on You follows Crystal, a body positive Instagrammer. Her platform speaks to self-love and body positivity inspiring thousands with her workouts and positive messages. All goes awry when Scott walks in the gym one day and steals Crystal’s favourite squat rack.
What I enjoyed most about Set on You was Crystal’s Instagram and Crystal and Scott’s Banter.
Crystal’s Instagram focuses on self-love regardless of weight. She stresses the importance of mental health in conjunction with physical health. The mock Instagram posts and comments add to reader immersion of the novel while also being realistic since there are a lot of trolls and negativity on these types of posts.
Crystal and Scott’s chemistry is obvious from the moment they’re on page together. Their banter is quick witted and steeped in sexual tension. Along with their sexual tension comes angst. Set on You is quite the angsty novel with moments that pay off throughout. I certainly wouldn’t say Set on You is the spiciest book I’ve ever read, but if you enjoy angst and tension Set on You is the book for you.
Overall, Set on You is a tension filled romance that preaches body respect, positivity, and mental health. I’m excited to read Amy Lea’s next novel, Exes and O’s!
Have you read Set on You? What did you think?