Well Played (Well Met #2), by Jen DeLuca
Publish Date: September 22, 2020
Published by: Berkley
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 out of 5 stars)
**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**
Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.
When Stacey imagined “The One,” it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she’s not sure what to make of it.
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
Weirdly enough, I found myself enjoying this one much more than I did the first book in this series. I think it had to do with the fact that I felt a bit more of a connection to Stacey’s situation than Emily’s. In terms of personality I have little in common with Stacey, but it was more about the fact that she feels stuck living at home, at a loss on how to start living the life she really wanted because she put it on hold for too long. I felt that so much. Continue reading “Book Review | WELL PLAYED, by Jen DeLuca”