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Well Met
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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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 DeLuca. Emily 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 more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
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Purrfectpages
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Mehso-so

The rampant insecurities of the main characters in this book really bothered me. I know what they were going for with a clear hate to love vibe. I‘m even okay with knowing what the end game is supposed to be. However, the journey itself bored me. The Faire backdrop, while different, didn‘t help. This story had an odd mix of sweet and steamy. When the latter came along I was shocked. I‘m also surprised to see there will be more in this series.

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AlizaApp
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A very sweet rom-com set at a Renaissance Faire in Maryland. A quick read but I was grinning basically the entire time. Charming and fun!

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Sharpeipup
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“someday, I wanted someone who would love me. Not for what I could do for them, but for who I was to them.” #quotes #tbr #wintergames #teamfozziwig #audiobook @BarkingMadRun @StayCurious @Clwojick

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Purrfectpages
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Onto the next rom com!

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Scochrane26
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I love the characters (both main & secondary) in this romance during a Ren Faire. It has serious moments and obstacles for the main couple, but it all works out like a good romance book. I‘m glad this is going to be a series, so readers can spend more time with secondary characters & hopefully re-visit the Faire.

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Scochrane26
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Griffin has been cuddly for awhile this morning, so I‘ve been reading because I don‘t want to make him move. 😻 I have some things to do that don‘t involve shopping, but I‘m enjoying the day off. #catsoflitsy

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Scochrane26
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Starting this cute romance. I‘ve noticed I have read more romances the last few months, & I think I have known about them all because of Litsy. I‘m thinking I might buy my sister this one for Christmas-we have gone to a local Ren Faire the last few yrs, & she likes romance books.

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MellieAntoinette
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Surprisingly adorable. Who knew a renaissance fair would make the perfect rom com setting? I am disappointed there was no mermaid. Even Rainbow Rowell‘s RF had a mermaid ... but then it also had a Baz so mic drop. 🎤

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Oeguitan
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This is a book club pick, and I am so glad we picked it! I could not put it down! It had me immersed in the small town life and the renaissance faire the entire time. I loved how it wasn't clear immediately who the romantic interest was. Also, that it didn't focus just on the romance, but also on family, friends, and discovering yourself.

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ravenlee
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I enjoyed this so much I bought my own copy and then dived into it again, about six weeks after reading it in the first place. I love how Emily starts to treat herself better, the way she treats everyone else. And Ian Blackthorne - swoon!

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Readinginfairyland
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Fun enemies to lovers romcom. Can‘t wait to read more from DeLuca!

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julesG
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When's the next book in the series coming?

Forced into working as a wench at the local RenFair this summer, Emily suddenly finds herself handfasted to a pirate, played by her least favourite person at the fair, or is he?

Cute story! I enjoyed the audiobook very much.

#GhostCat decided to snag my seat after I got fresh tea. I swear she had a smug smile on her face when I returned.

#catsoflitsy #audioknitting #FibreFansOfLitsy #teaandbooks

CocoReads That sounds super cute! Stacked. 3w
TK421 I really liked this book. 3w
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Ladyval05
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I‘m taking liberty with the term “book haul” as one came from the library. 😁 Most of my books these days are for Kindle, but with “Well Met” being based at a Renaissance faire, I had to have a paper copy. I have a huge love for RenFaires! And who doesn‘t love “The Princess Bride”? I heard that the audiobook for “As You Wish” was amazing, so I picked up the CDs from my library. #asyouwish #caryelwes

wanderinglynn I read the book As You Wish and loved it. I want to listen to the audio version. 4w
Scochrane26 The audio is great. I‘m going to a comic con next weekend, and several princess bride people will be there, including Cary Elwes. 4w
Scochrane26 I also just got Well Met at the library. Keep seeing it on litsy, & I like Ren faires. 4w
Ladyval05 @Scochrane26 that sounds like it will be so much fun! I‘ve only been to a smaller local con and really enjoyed it. 4w
Ladyval05 @Scochrane26 I discovered Well Met the same way. Kept seeing it on Instagram and the Litsy, and with it taking place at a RenFaire... I had to have it. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
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julesG
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After @Cinfhen posted her picture of banana muffins I had to make some for breakfast. They turned out quite well and I'll have to make them again soon, the kids love them.

#AudioBaking to the tagged #audiobook

valeriegeary Yum! 1mo
batsy Aaah ... coffee & freshly baked muffins in the morning! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm The kitchen must smell heavenly! 1mo
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julesG @erzascarletbookgasm It did. Got two of three monkeys out of bed. (my daughter had a friend sleep over, my son -in typical teenager fashion- still is asleep) 1mo
Freespirit Yum!! 1mo
ljuliel Sounds good . They‘re my favorite ! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! So glad they were a hit for your gang too!! One bowl super easy 🍌❣️ 1mo
LauraBeth I had banana bread this morning as a result of that post yesterday! 😂 1mo
julesG @LauraBeth That's what I'd usually make, so the muffins were a good idea. 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this - and there were a lot of positives but I felt it moved super slowly... like the book was halfway done before they even kind of maybe decided that they liked each other 🙄😂 that said, I‘d be keen to read the next one.

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xxjenadanxx
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A Ren-Faire Rom-Com? Yes please!

"I wanted to crawl into him, become part of him so he would never feel alone again. But I didn't know how to tell him that without it sounding like the world's creepiest Valentine's card".

3rd book done for #24b4monday #litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion #readathon

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Anna.VanTrapp
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“He turned his head as we arrived, and my heart skittered at his surprised smile. He was about fifteen more times handsomer when he smiled, becoming a completely different person from the stern, rules-driven dickhead I‘ve gotten to know.”

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TK421
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Well this was an enjoyable read. I love a good story set at a Ren Fair, and this was a good romance without being overly cheesy. Likable characters, great setting, good story, and very easy to read. I will gladly check out some more from Jen DeLuca.

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TK421
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My first Saturday off work since August!!!
I'm relaxing with @cobwebmoth, drinking a cup of coffee, and finally reading again! Since the Renaissance Festival just ended, I'm reading a delightful book about romance at a ren fair, and I'll finally start reading The Stand today.

Avanders That mug is awesome... also have you seen The Stand buddy read? I think... I think they just started 11/1 1mo
TK421 @Avanders I used one of Laura's good mugs that morning. 😀 We are both joing in for The Stand buddy read. 1mo
Avanders Nice! I sure want to.. I don‘t know if I can fit it in tho... 🤨🤨 1mo
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TK421
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When you are reading and your partner gives you the mixer from the maple bourbon buttercream frosting she just made to go on the brownies that are cooling in the kitchen. I love you @cobwebmoth !

Chrissyreadit Wow! Yumm! 2mo
wanderinglynn That sounds so yummy! 😋 2mo
LeahBergen Yum! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Delish great Pick 👍🏻 2mo
kspenmoll YUM! 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Haha! THE BEST! 👏 1mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I loved this book. The characters Simon and Emily were so cute together I loved there chemistry. One of my new favorite books to read during the summer. ♥️📚#litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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Cfmamareads
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Amazing read! I think this was the quickest I‘ve read a book all year. I could NOT put this book down. 5 stars all the way. Witty, romantic, sexy, fun. Nice light and easy read compared to some of the things I‘ve read this year. I didn‘t want it to end. Please pick this book up ASAP!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Super cute romance novel set in a ren faire in Maryland. A little predictable but very fun.

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mdemanatee
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Man. I moved away from my small town and this was always my fear if I stayed. And the thing I think about when contemplating if there is a life for me there in the future. Not that I am vastly different. But even in HS I was defined by who I was as in middle school and grade school, etc. (K-12 for the win). I love a good small town insight.

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mdemanatee
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Ok giving this one a go

Litsi Me too. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Mehso-so

This book started off really strongly as a cute romance set at a Renaissance Faire. I loved the descriptions of the taverns and costumes, but I honestly got annoyed with the back and forth between Mitch and Simon. I know this is DeLuca's debut, but I definitely missed the tension and fast-paced scenes that you normally get from a story like this. It dragged quite a bit and could've been 50 to 100 pages shorter.

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Rachel.Rencher
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Happy Saturday, friends! 🌞 I'm enjoying a cup of Pike Place roast and a new romcom from my BotM box that I got yesterday.

How's your morning going?

Sace I think my daughter picked that as her BOTM. I've been spending my morning reading a rather creepy Japanese novel. 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Sace That does sound creepy! I hope your daughter likes Well Met. It's a pretty cute & quick read. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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My box of romcoms got here, and a random box of chocolates from my grandparents-in-law. It's like they knew today was going to be an insanely rough day.

So in addition to my earlier post, I was also passed up for the head teacher job that I posted about a few weeks ago because they wanted someone with more experience (even though the boss told me to apply 🤦🏼‍♀️).

Anyway, it's a wine and romcom kinda night. Cheers. 🍷❤

ShelleyBooksie Sorry to hear that you had a rough day :( Glad that you have some books and chocolate for cheering up! 2mo
Branwen Sorry to hear this, friend. *hugs* For what it's worth, I think you would have been AWESOMELY PERFECT for that job! 😊💕 Books and chocolate have great healing properties. Hang in there! 2mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2mo
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Buechersuechtling It was that job you were so excited about, wasn‘t it❓I‘m sorry they did not see the potential you offer. My commiserations. (Don‘t know if it‘s appropriate to use this if I‘m here. If not: No offence meant.) From one person having had a rough day to another, I really hope a book, chocolate and wine made your evening cosy‼️🤗 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Branwen That's so sweet! Thank you, and yes they definitely do 😊 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Yes, it was that one. My old boss basically told me I had it so I stupidly got my hopes up. Thank you for your kind words ❤❤ 2mo
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Arvena
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Cute, romantic, funny, sizzling and entertaining!

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GloVerdino
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I love when I go away for a few days and I come home to book mail!

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ravenlee
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What a fun book! Emily is living with her recuperating sister after a rough break-up. In helping look after her teenage niece, Emily gets roped into volunteering at the Renaissance Faire. Simon is an infuriating stickler who keeps giving Emily a hard time, but his alter ego the pirate gives her very different feelings.

Lots of self-discovery, a MC who struggles but is very capable, sexy pirates and a beefcake in a kilt...loved it!

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ravenlee
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This was exactly how stupid white girls died in horror movies.

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ralexist
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Book 100 for me for the year, this is a fun romance novel set in a small town in Maryland, specifically the Renaissance Faire they put on. Emily's the newcomer in town and seems to be pushing all of faire runner Simon's buttons. At some point the wrong buttons become the right ones and the two find themselves falling head over heels for each other. Well met indeed!

quirkyreader Congtats on 100🐸 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I ended up with a box full of rom coms this month. 😂📚
#BotM

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La_Cori
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My plan for this Saturday night..

xxjenadanxx I can't wait to read this one! 2mo
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BookishGamer87
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Well, this was too cute and angsty for it's own good! Loved every bit of it.

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Jemgirl2014
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I have never read a romance novel that is primarily set at a Renaissance fair. The author gets major bonus points from me for that alone. It definitely provided an entertaining background for the slow burn romance between Emily and Simon . I am so glad they found a way to admit their feelings and love each other. I cannot recommend this one enough. ❤

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Jediash1
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I loved this book so much! It‘s a funny, charming romantic comedy that takes place at a summer Renaissance Faire.

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MaggieCarr
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Very cute open-door romance. I enjoyed the banter and inside look at a Renaissance Fair, but I could definitely relate more to the love of reading and coffee shop verbiage. Reminded me a of Christina Lauren's books.

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brittanythebookdragon
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Ren Faire Love!! I loved this book. It was hilarious at times, sad maybe like once, but the whole journey was wonderful! I had a smile on my face through basically this entire book. I highly recommend if you‘re looking for a light, enjoyable romance that keeps you turning the pages. Not for the romance but for the characters. You find yourself rooting for their happiness.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"I didn't choose the wench life. The wench life chose me."
Perfect end of Summer read. Lighthearted with Wenchs and Wooing. And of course Pirates! Are you sensing a theme? ?
#talklikeapirateday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! My pink zinnias are looking quite good this year. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crinoline_Laphroaig they are indeed!! My favorite 🌸 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"You know I'm not actually a pirate, right?"
Simon aka Captain Ian Blackthorne
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! ?

If you need a Pirate name:http://gangstaname.com/names/pirate#.XYOY90ROk0M

#talklikeapirateday

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Mrsgarrisonreads
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4 ⭐️.The writing is meh in the beginning but the second half is so good. I couldn‘t help but continue reading wanting to know what happened next. I wanted to know more about the fair, more about willow creek. Overall I loved this book. I gave it 4 stars because the beginning is super slow and I found myself not wanting to read it,but it picked up quickly in the middle.This book is super swoon worthy and I hope you love it just as much. #bookreview

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Huzzah!"
2 Week Staycation started last night. Planning on finishing my 'Summer' Reads. ? #staycationstack

sprainedbrain Hooray for staycations! 3mo
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Bakingbookworm
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3 ⭐️- This debut romance by Jen DeLuca has a unique setting (a Renaissance Faire, no less) and a will-they-won‘t-they kind of romance.

While it‘s a cute story, this was lighter than I like for a romance and fame of too predictable for my tastes. It would be a good pick for people who like a light, predictable romance for a quick, escapist kind of read.

My review: http://bit.ly/2ZXmDZ1

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essayareayaitch
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Emily comes to town to help her sister while she recovers from an accident. She gets volunTOLD for the local Ren Faire. Simon is the one person org committee for the Ren Faire. Not exactly enemies to lovers, but it falls into that trope. It's more love story than romance. Quick, cute read. Note that I have #BotM copy so I think I'm missing an excerpt to sequel, as copyright page indicates except to Well Played

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BookFreakOut
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Sent this late-night message to @Jediash1 when I was halfway through and now that I'm done I CAN YELL TO EVERYBODY ELSE THAT I LOVED THIS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! It was super funny and sexy and my husband's D&D character conveniently has the same lean, black leather look that Simon-as-pirate does, which very much worked for me. 😗 If you're up for adult romance at all, READ. THIS. BOOK! I finished just in time for local Shakespeare Festival tomorrow. 😆

brennahawleycraig I had the exact same reaction to this book!! 3mo
BookFreakOut @brennahawleycraig I blazed through it so fast, I might have to buy a copy after I take the library book back. Did you see the preview in the back? I'm so excited she's writing more!!! 3mo
Jediash1 I can‘t wait to read this!! 3mo
brennahawleycraig @BookFreakOut omg no!!!! I will have to watch for that! 3mo
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heidisreads
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A delightful contemporary #romance. Emily‘s new to town, so playing a role in the local Renaissance Faire is a good chance to meet people. She enjoys the other cast members - except for Simon, who seems to disagree with every new idea. When the Faire begins, Emily finds herself flirting (and more) with Simon and she starts to wonder if this is all part of the act or something more. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Mowen036
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Slow start but a great story! Now I need to figure out how to get my husband to be a pirate at a ren faire so I can be his wench. 😜

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Book_ish
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Really enjoyed this easy breezy romance by Jen DeLuca!

Full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2940434697?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

brit91 Beautiful picture!😍📚 3mo
Book_ish @brit91 thank you 😘 3mo
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