Today I have a review of Well Met by Jen DeLuca, available on September 3, 2019 from Berkley Pub.
Emily moves to Maryland to help her sister recover from an accident. She ends up volunteering, not necessarily enthusiastically, to work in the Renaissance Faire with her teenaged niece. On top of that, Simon, the teacher managing the faire, is annoying to no end, which, of course, keeps Emily daydreaming about him.
The faire is serious business to Simon’s family, and it’s his responsibility to make sure it carries on with purpose and tradition. Emily is not serious enough for him.
Simon has an alter ego when he’s on the faire grounds. He begins to flirt with Emily more and let his guard down.
And now Emily’s thinking of staying in Maryland for good.
Aww, Well Met is so cute and tons of fun with some edge, too. Emily is written well, and she feels like she could easily be a friend of mine. Simon and Emily have a natural chemistry, and it was fun watching their feelings develop.
Overall, Well Met is an adorable and endearing romance you can’t miss this fall!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
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.
Have you read Well Met, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR