Well Met: Book Review


43189874._SY475_Title: Well Met
Author: Jen DeLuca
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Publication date: September 3rd, 2019

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“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.” (Goodreads)

I was hoping this one would be as cute as I thought it was going to be. I did have a bit of an issue really caring for the characters up until around 35%. After that, I was hooked!

Emily is quite relatable when it comes to me. She dropped out of college, was going for an English major, and enjoys Shakespeare. That is literally me. Overall I liked her character and thought a lot of her emotions were justified throughout the book. With her bad past, I was really rooting for her to get a happy ending!

Simon on the other hand, he was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He would do/say one thing and then do a 180. He also comes from a bad past just with different situations. I didn’t care much for him in the beginning but I couldn’t help myself from swooning during certain scenes, like him as a pirate.

The setting was one that I loved since I have always seen photos of Ren Faires but have never been to one. It was unique and made for a great plot! As for the plot, it was everything I needed and more. Enemies-to-lovers is a great trope and I think this book did it justice.

Overall, this book had me giddy and I couldn’t help but smile (My husband probably thought I was being a weirdo but no shame here). I would love to see what the future has in store for Simon and Emily. Also, this would make a great movie and I think it needs to be made into one!


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