A Review On Well Played by Jen DeLuca

Well Played shows us different perspectives of technology and what we might find out behind our screens through the perspective of Stacey and her love story.

Well Played, the second installment of the Well Met series continues off with our loveable friend Stacey, a curvy blond-haired, hardworking woman who has taken a pause in her

Book: Well Played by Jen DeLuca
Series: Well Met #2
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Romance, contemporary, summer, technology
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: September 13, 2020 to September 14, 2020


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.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well Played shows us different perspectives of technology and what we might find out behind our screens through the perspective of Stacey and her love story.

Well Played, the second installment of the Well Met series continues off with our loveable friend Stacey, a curvy blond-haired, hardworking woman who has taken a pause in her life in order to be closer to her mother. It’s not until her friends Emily and Simon are getting married where she realizes she wants to find “The One”. 

I gave Well Played four stars, enjoying Stacey’s story and her discovery of the man who she has been texting, who she originally thought was he summer fling, Dex MacLean. I loved that she was not afraid to do things her own way even though she’s had to put her life on hold. When she finally discovered who the man was behind the texts and emails, they both talked it out and while there were a few complications, that didn’t stop them from talking it ou.

I liked their communication and their discovery for each other even though it started out a little rocky because of Stacey discovering that it wasn’t actually her summertime fling, Dex. I loved that she understood where he came from and why he did what he had to do when it came to here realizing that Dex was not the one sending her messages and perhaps that made her and the mystery man so much more connected afterward.

I think the main reason I gave this four stars rather than five stars like I did book one was that while Stacey and mystery man were well connected and you could definitely see sparks fly, there wasn’t as strong of a chemistry between them like I felt when reading book one. They were definitely cute and well matched for each other, but the tension, the chemistry, the heat between them was lacking while I was reading this.

But this doesn’t mean I didn’t like the book, I actually quite enjoyed reading this and would recommend you read this amazing series!

Thank you again to NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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