Well Met by Jen DeLuca (Goodreads Author)
All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca.
Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?
This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon, or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
Well, this book was an unexpected hidden gem! Well Met by Jen DeLuca was sweet, cute… and it had the enemies to lovers trope that I love so much. I just love how everything happens leading up to that middle ground and they come to an understanding and it just makes me want to hug the book.
In this case, e-reader because it was a library ebook.
Well Met kept me smiling throughout the whole book. It had so many good characters. I loved the small town charm aspect.
Plus, there’s a hot pirate. And a man in a kilt, which we all know from the synopsis at least.
I wasn’t expecting to like Well Met at all because it was a Renaissance Faire. I’ve never expressed interest in going to one and it never seemed like my thing, but this book has convinced me to go to the one that is sort of close by next year. I probably won’t find a Simon there though. Or Captain Ian Blackthorne. 😉
Well Met by Jen DeLuca seemed to have the ingredients for everything. I loved the characters, pacing, and plot. This was a sweet summer time read, though you can also read it by the warm cozy fire in the winter. I’d recommend this to anybody, even if you don’t like this type of thing because now even I’m on board! This was a five star read, this book was utterly perfect and such a fun read. Now I need to buy this book sometime because I know I’ll be rereading it sometime next year or so. There’s even going to be a second book to this!
What do you think? Have you read this book yet?