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Well Met
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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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kstadt929
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Next up 📖 Hoping I enjoy this one as I always love a good series book!! 💗

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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

With the backdrop of a small town Renaissance Faire, this romance is cute & fun. I liked it & will be reading the next book.

peanutnine Love this series!! 2w
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mdemanatee
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Went to Ren Faire today and definitely thought of this book a lot.

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Booksbymybed
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That was a pretty cute romance read. We went to our first Renaissance Fair last week, so it felt extra fun to read a book on the same topic. I will continue with other books in this series.

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cwarnier
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Here is most of my BOTM backlog.
Beyond the Point & Nine perfect strangers are a bit longer., while Nothing to See Here is the shortest.
#lmpbc
@kellyann28 @allureofbeauty @staci.reads

ManyWordsLater Nothing to see here is a great quick read. 4mo
BooksNBowls Let me know if you wanna buddy read The Giver of Stars or Nine Perfect Strangers!! Both are on my TBR 😊 4mo
allureofbeauty I have red nine perfect strangers. I‘m curious about Well Met or small fry 4mo
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kellyann28 I've read Nothing to See Here and Giver of Stars, I'm open to any of these! 4mo
sherri A lot of great options! I loved Nothing to See Here. It was funny and different than anything I've read. Giver of Stars and Nine Perfect Strangers were also good. 4mo
staci.reads I haven't read any of these. I'm good with any of them! 4mo
cwarnier If you are all ok with Small Fry, I think that is what I will go with.
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staci.reads Sounds good! 4mo
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reading_rainbow
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Running more errands today 📖

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MidnightBookGirl
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Wow! Thank you so much @Gissy for the amazing #Swoonathon package! So excited to read both these books!

Gissy I‘m glad you liked it! The booksleeve was made a friend from by book club. 8mo
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atl_scfl
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Cute Rom Com, enemies to loves with Renaissance Faire flair. Wasn't too much angst or wanting to scream at the main character so that is always a good thing 🤣

This book is technically part of a trilogy but can be read as a standalone.

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peanutnine
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This was a super cute enemies-to-lovers rom-com set at a small town Ren Faire. Simon and Emily's banter becomes flirtation when they are in character at the Faire. Are they just playing a part or is it something more? I related to Emily, who struggles with insecurities and asking for what she wants. I'm adding this and the next two books to my #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

rachelm The third book in the series is my fav! Hope you love them all 8mo
AutumnRLS Definitely just added this to my TBR. I'm a sucker for enemies to lovers and how can I say know to a setting like the Renn Faire?! 😁 8mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 8mo
peanutnine @rachelm awesome! Something to look forward to ☺️ 8mo
peanutnine @AutumnRLS ooo yay! I also love that trope the most 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

This was a fun read! Emily stays with her sister and niece to help out after her sister is in a car accident. She has to volunteer to help with the summer Renaissance Faire in order for her niece to be involved.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Enjoying my #coffeeandabook on this dreary, chilly morning.

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mcctrish
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Taking a break from Fight Night for romantic comedy from the library. It‘s light and that‘s my mood. There are some ‘chonky‘ bits, especially when main character refers to herself and her feelings, but I have laughed out loud

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CaitZ
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How I spent my Sunday. I stayed away from social media and read the whole book in one day. I haven't done that in a few years. It was the perfect light frothy romance I needed and I loved it. I'll be sure to read the next two. Another 329 pages for #NovelNovember for a total of 681 of my 700-page goal. Also #Frenemies for #Booked2021 @Andrew65 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I love to unplug some days!! So glad the book delivered 🥳 10mo
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BookwormAHN
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Despite this typically being my least favorite genre, I really enjoyed it. Emily moves in with her sister after, her sister has a car accident to help take care of her and her niece. Then to make her niece happy she agrees to join a Renaissance Fair for the summer. Love and chaos ensues also hot guys dressed as pirates or in kilts 💚
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BBRC #GrowUp #RomCom @LibrarianRyan

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 10mo
LibrarianRyan Nice! 10mo
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marleed
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Finding love at the Ren Fen was a super easy read, very predictable, and it matched my reading mood …Back in the 80s and the for first three years of my marriage we spent weekends from Labor to Columbus Day in a booth at the KC Ren Fen - and the rest of the year preparing for it. It was fun and our next booth neighbors remain among my closest friends. …And omg my RenFen mugs are 40 years old!

#14Books14Weeks2021 B14W14
@TheHeartlandBookFairy

Mommamanzi I loved this book!!! 13mo
marleed @Mommamanzi It was just the right book at the right time for me. Now the sequel is on my TBR! 13mo
Mommamanzi @marleed I just started reading Well Played (the sequel) and I believe there will be a third one! 13mo
marleed @Mommamanzi oh fun - I‘ll be ready for the third one! Happy Reading! 13mo
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Meghan1
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Book 37 of 2021. This was a cute debut, but I was expecting more from it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jas16 I read this one recently and totally agree. 13mo
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Meghan1
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Book 37 of 2021. This was a cute debut, but I was expecting more from it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sebrittainclark
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4/5

This romance was so sweet. Emily is spending her summer in Willow Creek to help out her sister after a car accident. She ends up having to volunteer in the community's renaissance fair so her niece can also participate. Over the course of the summer Willow Creek turns into home, as she starts having feelings for the ren fair's organizer Simon.

Finally catching up on my July #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I enjoyed the sequel as well. I think a third one is coming out soon!! 14mo
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sebrittainclark
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Got my August #bookspin list ready to go.

@TheAromaofBooks

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Ahw06
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Pickpick

This book was perfect! From laugh out loud moments to steamy scenes and everything in between, I didn‘t want to put it down. I can‘t wait to read the next book in this series!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BOTM

annahenke Loved this book and series! 1y
Ahw06 @annahenke I already got the 2nd book and I can‘t wait to start it! There is a 3rd coming out this fall too! 1y
Mommamanzi Just started it and am loving it so far! 13mo
Ahw06 @Mommamanzi yay!! It‘s so good!! 13mo
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Ahw06
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I didn‘t get the book open for more than a few seconds when my sweet girl, Mia decided to join me 🖤🐈‍⬛🥰
#CatsOfLitsy

annahenke Loved this read!! 1y
Ahw06 @annahenke it‘s so good so far! So many funny moments! 1y
BookishMarginalia Mia is adorable! 1y
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Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Ahw06 @BookishMarginalia thank you! ☺️ 1y
Ahw06 @Gissy she melts me 🐈‍⬛🖤 (edited) 1y
Nute Hey, Mia! Super cute photo!😻 1y
Ahw06 @Nute she says thank you! 🐈‍⬛😊 1y
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Ahw06
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Loving this book so far💙 and my #kindle arrived today!!!!! I‘m so excited to be back to having a e-reader, it‘s been forever since I had one! The fact that you can get library books straight to it blows my mind. Happy reading everyone!!

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SheilaChew
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I listened to the audiobook on Audible. Delightful - fun story set at a local renaissance faire.

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sebrittainclark
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Excited for my July #bookspinbingo with Well Met by Jen DeLuca as my #bookspin and The Merchant and the Rogue by Sarah M. Eden as my #doublebookspin

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Bkwrm7 I just finished listening to Well Met yesterday and really enjoyed it! I hope you do, too. 1y
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kissmehardy
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Every time I read this book, I just miss going to the Ren Fest. Also, Emily's trajectory and her flirtation with Simon is SO good! #romcom

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Kar2b
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Lately I‘ve been finding myself reading a rom-com between fantasy books. They‘re a nice palate cleanser before I dive back into another unknown world, I guess. Well Met was a fun and cute read - from the setting (small town summer renaissance fair) to the characters (Emily and Simon and all their love/hate banter and flirting). The best kind of summer read right here!

Bkwrm7 I just read this one, too and really enjoyed it! 1y
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Wildly_Bookish
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Into the next!

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CoveredInRust
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Mehso-so

I didn't love this as much as I'd hoped to but it did leave me entertained.

rubyslippersreads What is your cat saying? 😺 1y
Leftcoastzen 😻 1y
CoveredInRust @rubyslippersreads I called for her to look so something like, "Mother, yes?" ??? 1y
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CoveredInRust
Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Time to try this one again. Didn't catch my interest the first time. We'll see how it goes this time.

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howjessicareads
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I met Jen De Luca for brunch today, and it was so fun! Love chatting books with a delightful author.

marleed Oh how fun!! 1y
LiteraryinLawrence That is so cool!! 1y
howjessicareads It was super great @marleed @LiteraryinLititz! Yay for authors who don‘t think you‘re insane when you DM them on twitter. 😅 1y
kspenmoll Wonderful! (edited) 1y
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BayouGirl85
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This was a super cute romance. Perfect beach or vacay read.

April Book 21/25 #LitsyLove

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Marni
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Loved it 😍😍😍😍😍

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Marni
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I never would have guessed a book taking place at a renaissance faire would be my thing, but this book has sucked me in so much I want to take a sick day and just read! I have to find out what happens with the black leather clad pirate...

rachelm I love this series ❤️ cannot wait for the third! 1y
Marni @rachelm I bought the second at my first trip to my favorite indie bookstore in a year, and decided I should read this one first. I‘m so glad I did and that I already have the second!! 1y
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butterbeerheist
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So I‘ve been in a contemporary romance kinda mood lately, and I read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. They‘re both great, fun reads, but this one I feel is gonna easily become one of my favorites. I‘m only a 2 chapters in and I‘ve already laughed out loud like 3 or 4 times. And I already love the main character, her sense of humor and her love for and protectiveness over her niece.

GloVerdino I love love loved this book! I‘m a little reluctant to read any of her other books though because I don‘t they will be as good as this one 2y
butterbeerheist @GloVerdino yeah I get that. I felt the same thing with Sally Thorne and Christina Lauren. I thought that maybe if I put some time between their books and the next ones and read something else in the meantime I wouldn‘t feel disappointed if they weren‘t as good 😅 2y
ravenlee I loved this one so much that when I returned it to the library I immediately bought my own and read it again! Second one was good but I felt it was a slight let-down because the first was amazing. I have high hopes for the third book this fall. 2y
butterbeerheist @ravenlee thank you now I know the second book won‘t be a major disappointment. And if the writing is as funny and as smooth as the first book than it‘s good enough for me! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I enjoyed this one, but never found Simon to be swoon-worthy. I have to read the next one to hold me over until we get Mitch's romance in book 3! ❤ 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Huzzah!

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BooksNBowls
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Bailedbailed

My first DNF in a long time.. idk if it‘s just the fact that I‘m not in the mood for a corny rom com or if I just didn‘t enjoy the story line, but I bailed about 25% in. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Maybe I‘ll give it ago again some day..

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BennettBookworm
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This was really cute! Thanks @LiteraryinLititz for lending it! Gave me major drama club flashbacks, for better or worse LOL. I felt badly for how insecure Emily was, and I felt like as a reader I was able to predict all the times she misread things, but I still really enjoyed it! Would totally read other books by DeLuca.

GloVerdino I loved this book! 2y
Jemgirl2014 I loved this one too! I skipped the second one because it didn't sound that interesting to me. I preordered the third one because it's Mitch and April's story. I had a feeling they'd be matched up. 😊 2y
BennettBookworm @Jemgirl2014 OMG I was predicting that, too! I should check that one out! 2y
Jemgirl2014 @BennettBookworm Right?! I can't wait! The decription sounds so cute too! 😃 2y
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Kimberlone
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Proud of myself that I finished two books yesterday! I enjoyed this one a lot more than The Switch. This book could easily have been overly cheesy or dramatic, given the Ren Fair setting, but I thought the author did an excellent job of incorporating the theatrical Ren Faire elements without it seeming silly. Also, it was refreshing to see a realistic timeline for the love interests and them finally realizing their feelings for each other.

BookLove4Ever I loved this one too! 2y
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mcipher
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I did open this yesterday but then I spaced in posting (New Year‘s hangover anyone else??) @A_planNerd this was a great box!! I love the fuzzy socks and bath stuff is my jam and all these books sound soooo good! Thanks for making my New Year‘s quit a lot better! (PS I didn‘t take pictures of the wrapping but it was GORGEOUS!!) #bestof2020

candority Lovely! 😍 2y
mabell What pretty gifts! 2y
A_planNerd I hope you love “It Ends with Us” and please do share if you enjoy “Well Met”. Warm wishes for 2021, fingers crossed. 2y
mcipher @A_planNerd I definitely will. I read another Hoover I really liked so I‘m excited for more of hers - and Well Met sounds adorable but I started I Let You Go this evening first! ☺️ 2y
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ajmayorquin
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Such a cute story! I love Emily and how honest the character is about her feelings.

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rachelm
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Thank you so much for the joy and support today! If you‘re awake and around tonight, come join me and two of my author friends, Jen DeLuca and Jesse Sutanto at the Ripped Bodice (uh online!)

Jen‘s novels set at a RennFaire are some of my favorite comfort reads, and Jesse is a 2021 debut! We‘ll be chatting at 9PM CST/7PM PST tonight on www.Facebook.com/therippedbodicela

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Verity
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A lovely, sweet slow burn romance with a side of self discovery. Simon is an intriuging character, I joined the dots on bits of his backstory faster that Emily did but I think that I was meant to. I‘ve never been to a Ren Faire but that‘s not a problem because it‘s so well described that you can really picture it. I am basically assuming all of their “English” accents are as awful as a group of Brits trying to do American accents would be tho!

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HOTPock3tt
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This was adorable!! The best part was the setting at a local small town renaissance fair!! Something I‘ve always wanted to attend but never have. It‘s a cute little romance with lots of fun characters and a good enough storyline to keep you interested. It‘s not stellar, but it‘s what you‘d expect for this kind of thing 🤗 this audiobook lifted my spirits through a week with lots of overtime work. I will definitely check out the sequels
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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CocoReads
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Loved this book! So cute, Ren Faire, Shakespeare, sort of enemies to lovers. Emily can‘t stand Simon, she thinks he hates her, but when he‘s playing the pirate and she‘s playing a tavern wrench at Ren Faire, sparks fly. There‘s a lot more to it but I don‘t want to spoil anything!

sharread Have a happy Thanksgiving! 💞 2y
CocoReads @sharread thank you! To you as well! 2y
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monalyisha
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I enjoyed this romance novel but I have to acknowledge a few things upfront. First, it is SO predictable. Every aspect of it. And Emily is oblivious AF - to an unrealistic, almost obnoxious degree. But her faults & insecurities are more than realistic; they‘re familiar. I, along with many readers, I‘m sure, have been there before. I‘ve felt like I wasn‘t good enough. So Emily, former English major Emily, was impossible *not* to root for.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: Her initial skepticism of the Ren Faire scene (“Oh god. Was I going to have to yell “huzzah”?) is important, too, to snag readers who might also be feeling reticent about the whole scene. And Simon, English teacher (& summertime Ren Faire pirate, mourning the loss of his charismatic older brother), was just as easy to fall in love with. Except for the silver hoop earring. I could have done without that. 2y
monalyisha 2/2: Though it‘s not the best romance I‘ve ever read, & the side characters needed more development, I‘d still recommend it. By the end, I was crying freely — not just because of the happy romance but because of the equally important message about self-love, standing up for yourself, & having the courage to change *as well* as put down roots. (Plus, there are some sexy, equal-opportunity oral sex scenes that shouldn‘t be overlooked 😆🤷‍♀️). (edited) 2y
Bookgoil I just felt I liked this one for a fun read in general lol 😂 I need to grab the sequel 2y
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Cinfhen I LOVE this review 🥰 2y
monalyisha @BookGoil OooOoOo. I hope we get to read lots of adorable, flirty emails (like in Rainbow Rowell‘s Attachments)! I love me some of that epistolary format! 2y
monalyisha Thanks, @Cinfhen 😉! 2y
Cinfhen #KeepItReal 💜🙌🏻 2y
Bookgoil @monalyisha that would be super cute I loved Attachments so much! 2y
monalyisha @Bookgoil ME. TOO. Another title with a similar vibe, which I also loved, is 2y
Bookgoil @monalyisha I‘ll check it out! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed this one, and actually thought the sequel was even more enjoyable - the pacing felt better in the second book than it did in the debut. 2y
monalyisha @TheAromaofBooks Yeah! I‘m definitely going to read it. 2y
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Sharanya
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Mehso-so

This was cute. The writing was solid, & the setting was especially great. There were lots of great flirty moments between the two leads, even if the chemistry didn‘t make it to the swoony parts. I liked the main characters well enough, though the narrator‘s insecurities grated a teeny bit towards the end. I think the missing ingredient for me was humor — sure, I smiled here & there, but not enough to make this book memorable or really fun. ★★★☆☆.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My problem was that, for some reason, I pictured a few gay actors as Simon. It was hard for me to get passed that and believe their chemistry. I'm waiting for book 3 - Mitch gets a girl! 2y
Sharanya @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick oh, that would be so fun! He was such a charming character haha 2y
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | I loooooove a good “annoyed-at-first-sight” romance! Let‘s hope this is a good romp ♥️

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Cathy_J
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This was a fun book and an easy read. A rom-com set in a small town where they are holding their annual Renaissance Faire. The main character Emily is cast as a tavern wench 🍻😊 ⭐⭐⭐

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HOTPock3tt
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New #Bookish mask!! 😍💙🎉 I love it! Also I‘m listening to the tagged audiobook as much as I can today and it is totally adorable! 🤗

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍🥳 2y
HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit Thanks!!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 2y
j9brown So cute! 😍 2y
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HOTPock3tt @j9brown Thank you!!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 2y
readordierachel Love it!! 2y
HOTPock3tt @readordierachel Thanks!!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 2y
SassyBookworm Love your mask! Especially the color it‘s beautiful 😍 2y
HOTPock3tt Thank you! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 the color was a huge selling point for me! 💙 @SassyBookworm 2y
Eggbeater You're rockin that face mask! I love it! 2y
rachelsbrittain Such a great mask! 2y
HOTPock3tt @Eggbeater thAnks!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 it sums me up nicely! 😝💙 2y
HOTPock3tt @rachelsbrittain Thank you!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉 2y
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 2y
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