[Read] ➲ Well Met By Jen DeLuca – Motyourdrive.co.uk


  • Kindle Edition
  • 336 pages
  • Well Met
  • Jen DeLuca
  • 08 July 2017

10 thoughts on “Well Met

  1. says:

    This was SO DAMN CHARMING Pretty sure I was grinning like a fool the entire time because I just loved it so much MY HEART


  2. says:

    4.5 stars This was the sweetest and most delightful romance I m a sucker for a good enemies to lovers story Add in the fact that this takes place at a Renaissance Faire and I was sold Just seeing the cover and reading the blurb, I knew I would love this book, and I was 100% right Emily isn t much of a small town girl, but when her sister gets in an accident and needs help with her teenage niece, Emily moves to Willow Creek to be there for them When her niece wants to join the Renn Faire for the summer, Emily is fine with being her ride What she s not anticipating is having to volunteer herself But she does it For her niece She commits to being a tavern wench for every weekend in the summer It wouldn t be so bad, except that the guy running the show seems to have it out for her Ugh I turned to Stacey Is he always that unpleasant No, you seem to bring it out in him Good going She watched him walk away The thing about Simon is that Faire s just it s his thing He s very protective of it Everything has to go right Simon s brother used to run Faire, but now it s left to him Everything has to go perfectly He s rather particular about the details As soon as the Faire starts, Simon the uptight English teacher becomes Captain Blackthorne, the fun loving pirate who Emily or Emma the tavern wench, loves to banter with I loved the back and forth these two had Their sexual tension was off the charts As Emily gets to know Simon, she understand why he is the way he is And she starts to fall for him Not only Captain Blackthorne, but Simon the person No one is surprised about this than her I d known Simon for months now, and I d seen different sides of him Uptight rule follower Easygoing pirate Both of those personas were stripped away now and I d found a new Simon underneath The real Simon I liked him A lot As Emily decides what to do with her life, whether she ll stay in Willow Creek once her sister gets better, or move on, Simon factors into that choice I adored both Simon and Emily Simon is my favorite kind of character He was a bit high strung and Type A, but he has his reasons I loved that Emily got to the root of who he truly was and loved him for it Well Met is a fantastic debut novel I seriously will be reading anything and everything else this author writes I hope we get some from this world maybe a Mitch book The writing was great, the banter between the two characters perfect, and the ending was swoony This charming read was a gem of a book and I highly recommend it to all lovers of romance


  3. says:

    A sweet romance that has so many touching moments between Simon and Emily, that will have you dreaming for much Let s begin by stating that this is Jen s debut novel and the first time reading anything by her, so I am rather surprised at myself that I was able to enjoy her story Why am I surprised you may say Because lately, with new authors I have not been hitting it squared And it scares me to think that this may be a constant thing with future new authors Either way, I can say for sure that reading that synopsis had me drawn to idea of requesting this baby I mean, have you read it Renaissance reenactment I mean, HECK YES Sign me up one hundred percent There is a lot to this story that brings the eye to the attention in all good aspects Especially when dealing with the characters that will have you questioning a few things, but also make you fall in love with them I d held hands with my share of guys over the years this certainly wasn t a new experience But this was the first time I d felt this a sense of peace Of protectiveness The sense that this was the guy, and he was going to take care of me I am keeping it short and sweet with this review, because you cannot miss from reading this novel I am keeping my eye out that hopefully we can get a book for Mitch Seriously, I need his kilt to be taken off by my teeth if I am being honest Jen DeLuca, you better give us Mitch action Because I seriously want him like right now But overall, this story is heart melting Make sure to check it out, because you don t want to miss out on it ARC kindly provided by the Berkley Romance in exchange for an honest reviewFollow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter


  4. says:

    Consider me properly wooed by this book This was the perfect summer romance.Fresh of the heels of a bad break up, Emily moves to a small town to take care of her older sister and niece after her sister was in a car crash Emily gets roped into joining the towns annual Renaissance Faire as a tavern wench Right off the bat she get s off on the wrong foot with the leader of the faire, Simon, who seems to disapprove of every move Emily makes But once the faire begins, Emily s wench persona can t take her eyes off the pirate captain, played by none other than Simon And when Captain Blackthrone wastes no chance to flirt with her, she becomes confused as to whether this is all a part of the show or actually real I loved the premise of this book so much Emily and Simon clearly detested each other But their faire characters fell into somewhat of a showmance And the banter was 10 10 I really loved the two sides of Simon During the week he was a buttoned up English teacher but on the weekend, he let loose and became a devilish pirate with a wicked tongue wink I also really liked Emily as a protagonist Because of her previous breakup, she was dealing with insecurities of not being enough She was somewhat lost at the start of the book and I loved seeing her move out of her comfort zone and embrace a new start I am definietly adding whatever Jen DeLuca writes next to my tbr


  5. says:

    I was in the mood for a good romance and this one delivered I liked the chemistry between the main characters and I really loved how the author worked a Renaissance Faire into the storyline Made the story a little unique.After getting dumped by her boyfriend and losing her apartment, Emily goes to Maryland to help out her sister who is recovering from a bad car accident Emily s niece is wanting to participate in the town s Renaissance Faire but she can only join if she has an adult chaperone present, so of course Emily is roped into becoming a volunteer But Emily actually finds herself having a good time as she meets others in the group and learns her role in the Faire However, there is one person who just bugs the crap out of her, Simon, a schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers He dismisses just about everything she has to say pre Faire, but while the event is going on, it s like he magically turns into a charming, human being and Emily quite enjoys the mutual flirting that goes on between them But once the Faire is over, is Simon going to go back to his rude self, or is there potential for a real romance I actually had much fun with the Renaissance Faire theme than I expected prior to reading That s not really a time period I m all that drawn to normally, but it was interesting reading the ins and outs of putting an event like this together I did like Emily even though she might not be the most original character ever given the whole recently lost boyfriend, moved to a new town, and feeling lost in life isn t exactly uncommon in romances I thought Simon and Emily had good chemistry together which to me is the number one thing I need in order to like a book in the romance genre Overall, this was a cute story with a few touching moments and I definitely recommend it if you are a fan of the genre.Thank you to First to Read for providing me with an advance digital copy I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.


  6. says:

    Giveaway win Reading Rush Read a book with purple on the cover4.5 StarsRenaissance Romance That is not something that usually interests me I ve only been to one Renaissance Faire in my life and I didn t like it at all It wasn t my jam but the food was good so there s that Well Met surprised the HELL out of me I expected this to be super corny and lameButY all This book was so cute and I didn t know that I needed this in my life Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland to help her sister recover from a car accident But getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance faire Or that irritating and inscrutable Simon who is 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 he makes it clear he doesn t have time for Emily s lighthearted approach to life And I think we all know what happens next..I loved this book It was a fun and breezy read The only thing I would do to improve this book would be to make it a duel prospective I really really wanted to she the story through Simon s eyes as well That would have made this a 5 star read Well Met is sexy and sweet and I want everyone to read this book


  7. says:

    3.5 starsWell Met was a great debut novel, with a wonderfully refreshing plot The writing flowed and the characters were very well developed It was easy to experience the faire with Emily, since the author apparently wrote from her own experiences, and visited a Renaissance Faire before.The love between Emily and Simon was slow burn And I wished there was a bit to it They didn t spent nearly enough time together And the time that they did spend together, wasn t really enough for a deeper relationship But it was a great start, I just thought the story needed another layer, to make their interest love believable.The story was mostly about Emily, her transition to being single again and living in a small town with her sister and her niece, where she literally didn t know anyone Interestingly enough, Emily really liked the small town feel, compared to her sister, and she welcomed the friendships and opportunities that opened up for her.Simon was interesting when he was personating his Faire character, but otherwise he felt a bit bland, stodgy, and as Emily said once, he had a stick up his butt Which did go hand in hand with his serious and quiet demeanor.When Emily and Simon were bar wench and pirate, the interest was palpable but still not enough for me to be convinced In my opinion they didn t go far enough with their personalization I wanted to see full on scenes between them, pages upon pages playing to the crowd, but unfortunately that didn t happen They had some interaction but not enough, maybe a paragraph here and there I wanted pages I also felt much of the Faire scenes were told rather than shown I needed a bit interaction overall There was so much potential I actually craved the interaction that the author hinted on but never fully delivered I needed that to be a vital part of the book.But otherwise Well Met was a sweet, and well written debut novel Definitely a book many readers will enjoy One of those perfect summer reads light hearted and easy.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


  8. says:

    3.75 stars for this Renaissance Faire inspired contemporary romance Emily, fresh off a painful breakup with her long term boyfriend she dropped out of college to put him through law school, spoiler BIG MISTAKE temporarily moves to the small town of Willow Creek in Maryland to help out her older sister April, who s laid up from a severe car accident, and April s 14 year old daughter Caitlin Right after she gets to town Emily finds out that Cait is dead set on participating in the town s amateur, six weekend long Renaissance Faire as a performer and lucky Emily a parent or guardian is required to participate as well Which Emily wouldn t mind so much if the high school English teacher in charge of the fair, Simon, weren t such a critical, annoying stick in the mud Maybe she s interested in Mitch, the hot blond gym teacher Gaston mixed with Captain America The weird thing to Emily is that when Simon starts dressing up as a pirate for the fair, it s like he gets a total personality transplant What gives Well Met is a cute, sexy read There s not too much really unusual going on here, as compared to other contemporary romance novels, other than the Ren Faire setting, and maybe Simon s struggles to deal with a tragedy in his past But if you like the idea of the main couple acting like a pirate and a bartending tavern wench yay during their spare time while they work out their love hate relationship this should fit the bill.I m trying to figure out now what inspired me to ask for this on NetGalley Probably one of my GR friends reviewed this and it just sounded cute Recommended if you re a fan of light contemporary romances.Thanks to the publisher, Berkley Jove, and NetGalley for the ARC This book is due to be published Sept 3, 2019.Content note F bombs and an explicit sex scene.


  9. says:

    THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOK NOTHIN ELSE IN THE WORLD MATTERS RN


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Well Met characters Well Met , audiobook Well Met , files book Well Met , today Well Met , Well Met f13f8 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 DeLucaEmily 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 With Simon, Or A Permanent Home Of Her Own In Willow Creek


About the Author: Jen DeLuca

Jen DeLuca was born and raised near Richmond, Virginia, but now lives in Central Florida with her husband and a houseful of rescue pets She loves latte flavored lattes, Hokies football, and the Oxford comma Well Met is her first novel, inspired by her time volunteering as a pub wench with her local Renaissance Faire.