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Well Played by Jen DeLuca
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bookshelves: 2020, netgalley, publisher, romance, series, summer-reads, sweet



I enjoyed Well Met and immediately added Well Played to my TBR. After a few months, the wait was over and I was able to snatch an early copy of it. (Thank you Forever!!!).

For those who read Well Read, our heroine became good friends with Emily, the heroine of book 1. I liked her in Well Met. I thought she was straight forward and good support for Emily.

What I learned in this story is that Stacey never wanted to stay in a small town. She had dreams of leaving it and doing something else with her life. She stayed because her mother was sick. She was scared her mother will get sick again so it felt safer not to dream big.

The one thing Stacey looks forward to every year is when the Renaissance Faire comes to Willow Creek. She likes to wear her Faire costume, enjoys the men in kilts, the fake fights and the people, especially Dex Mac Lean, the singer of the Dueling Kilts.


After having a little too much to drink, she decides to comment on Dex's social media. Emily has decided she wants more than a yearly hookup. A Cyrano de Bergerac situation entails and another Mac Lean might end up stealing her heart.

I didn't love Well Played as much as I loved Well Met. I liked both main characters, Stacey and Daniel but I thought Daniel gave up too easily a couple of times instead of fighting for what he wanted.

One of my favorite parts of Well Played was to catch glimpses of Emily and Simon's love story and their wedding.

Will I read Well Matched when it comes out? ABSOLUTELY. I really can't wait for April and Mitch.

Cliffhanger: No

3.5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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Reading Progress

January 2, 2020 – Shelved
January 2, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
July 31, 2020 – Started Reading
July 31, 2020 – Finished Reading
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: netgalley
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: publisher
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: romance
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: series
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: summer-reads
August 3, 2020 – Shelved as: sweet

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message 1: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Great review!


Sheyla ✎ Sharon wrote: "Great review!"
Thank you, Sharon.


message 3: by Suzy (new)

Suzy Awesome review Sheyla!


Sheyla ✎ Suzy wrote: "Awesome review Sheyla!"
Thank you, Suzy.


Lily Herman Lovely review! I struggled with similar aspects of this book and was sad I didn't love it as much as I did Well Met.


Sheyla ✎ Lily wrote: "Lovely review! I struggled with similar aspects of this book and was sad I didn't love it as much as I did Well Met."
Thank you, Lily!


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