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Swooning over Jen DeLuca's Well Met

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I absolutely adored Well Met. I’ll be keeping this short but sweet. Well Met centres around Emily who has recently moved in with her sister to help take care of her niece while her sister recovers from a bad car accident. Emily is suddenly roped in with the town’s Renaissance Faire and quickly is befriended by the townsfolk who have been volunteering at the faire for years. Emily also meets the brooding and serious director of the faire, Simon. While Emily and Simon initially don’t have the best first impressions of each other, their attraction for one another breaks through their misconceptions and the reader is then taken on a whirlwind of romance, love, miscommunication, doubt, and wooing.

There were moments that I nearly swooned. I loved Simon’s character and he played the perfect love interest in this story. The scent when he first flirts with, Emily at the tavern almost made me faint! And I don’t normally feel that way with any book, but this one...this one was perfect.

Emily was a bit of a downside for me. Although we are guilty of doubting ourselves all the time, it became super frustrating the multitude times Emily doubted people and their intentions; especially soon after they’ve communicated how they felt about her. However, Simon’s character redeemed this story from Emily’s baffling quirks.

Overall, a fabulous romance read that I can safely say was one of the top reads for me this year so far.



Book Description (from GoodReads)

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.

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