Series: Well Met
Author: Jen DeLuca
Expected Publication Date: September 22, 2020
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Another laugh-out-loud romantic comedy featuring kilted musicians, Renaissance Faire tavern wenches, and an unlikely love story.
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.
Coming back to Willow Creek is like coming back home. I loved Well Met when I read it last year and was so excited about getting Stacey’s story in this book. It didn’t let me down and it was so easy to get drawn into the world of Faire and seeing these characters again.
There were quite a few times that Stacey felt real to me. So many questions she had about life made me feel seen. I’m in my late twenties, almost thirties, and have had so many questions about what I should be doing in my life. To be honest, I still do. She has flaws but came off really genuine. There’s something about the way DeLuca can craft such relatable characters that I really enjoy.
I really wish I could go into detail about our love interest, but I don’t want to spoil anything. He was such a cinnamon roll! He was perfect for Stacey and I loved how much he was enamored with her. He went about some things the wrong way, a real wrong way. However, I feel like we got to know him and see why he did it. I have a thing for men who have a way with words.
Some of my favorite books are ones that have written correspondence in them. So I was living for the emails and texts that were between these two.
This was a great sequel to Well Met and I can’t wait to read Mitch and April’s book next year!
I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.