Well Played by Jen DeLuca
Well Met #2
Berkley | September 22, 2020
I wasn’t shy about my love for Well Met. It took me home, to one of my favorite all day escapes: the Renfest.
There’s magic inside the gates of the Renaissance festival. It transports you back in time, so a place of smoked turkey legs and fun olde tyme banter. Well Met captured that perfect, and had a charming and swoonworthy romance to boot. Well Played had big shoes to step into.
Straight off the bat, the magic of the Renfest was still rampant. With our state Renfaire closed for Covid, this is the closest I’m going to get and I devoured it.
On the other hand…
I wasn’t quite as taken with Stacey’s love story.
It wasn’t about the Catfishing hook either. While I do believe Catfishing is wrong, I also know it happens and the person isn’t always a villain. The issue was more to do with the lack of passion. I liked David. I did. I liked how he was just a normal guy. I liked that he was confident in himself, even when he knew he wasn’t who girls gazes went to first. And I liked when Stacey finally saw him.
But, that’s kinda where it ended. The romantic side of the story quickly got boring, and I wasn’t ecstatic to pick up the book.
This doesn’t mean I’m finished with this series.
Far from it.
Well Matched is in the works, and from what I can tell it’s going to be Mitch April. I’m 100% down for that. All the way. I love Mitch, and I want to see his player ass fall hard. I have a feeling it’s going to completely redeem the trilogy for me.