Well Met by Jen De Luca was a delight! Audiobook review for the #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis

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.

 

Audiobook Review

 

4,5 stars

 

Mini review here as I have tons of reviews to write and things to do!

First this was a total “bookstagram made me read this”. I kept seeing this book on everyone’s feeds and when I saw that the narrator was one of my favorites, Brittany Pressley, I knew that I had to listen to the audiobook.

 

It made me revise my judgement: I can listen to romance audiobook. They “just” have to be more on the romantic side than on the “graphic sex” side.

 

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story!

The idea of a renaissance fair was so much fun as the characters got to speak with accents and in Shakespeare’s fashion. The narrator truly did these accents brilliantly!

 

I also loved the enemies to lover trope paired with the underdog’s trope as well!

“Emma the Tavern Wench was turned on by Captain Blackthorn, Pirate. This could be a problem.”

 

Emmaline was a great character, loveable, caring for her family and she did not hesitate to hold her ground with Simon! If she did not finish college, it was not because she lacked smart or sass!

Just suffering from a bad breakup, she came in that small town to help her injured sister and care for her niece. She will enroll at the summer renaissance fair as her niece is so determined to play a role in it.

Said fair is Simon’s baby!

Their first meet began on the wrong foot and Emmaline didn’t want to have anything to do with him! She’d rather ogle gorgeous Mitch’s muscles. But as I said, this is an enemies to lover book.

Simon was deliciously broody and grumpy but when he became a rakish pirate, the heat was off the charts! I loved that playful side of him.

We all know where this is headed to but the journey was brilliant! There is sparks, sass, emotion, joy sadness sometimes. All flowing effortlessly.

 

If you want a very enjoyable read to forget about the doom and gloom, don’t look further!

 

Have you read this one?

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Sophie

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22 Replies to “Well Met by Jen De Luca was a delight! Audiobook review for the #AudiobookChallenge2020”

  1. Olivia-Savannah says: Reply

    I have heard so much about this romance book! And it sounds really cute and adorable. I think it is a cute setting for a book. I can’t do romance audiobooks though – I really just can’t :p But I can read this one physically! I am glad you have found the kind of romance that works for you though.

    1. I truly is so adorable Olivia!

  2. This book was so much fun to read! I’m glad you loved it too! Great review!

    1. Thank you Raven!

  3. Happy to hear that you enjoyed this one so much here. I have heard good things.

    1. I am sure you’d love it!!!

  4. So glad to see you enjoyed this one, Sophie! It was one of my favorite reads of 2019.

    1. It truly is a very good read!

  5. Glad to hear that the hype around it from other readers got you to enjoy a good one, Sophie!!! 😀

    1. I am glad too Lashaan! LOL

  6. Haha I will definitely admit I’ve been seeing this a lot of bookstagram and to be honest, it seems really cute! I believe I have this on hold… either that, or I’m thinking of another book entirely. I’m glad you enjoyed Well Met as much as others have.

    1. Thank you Sophia!

  7. Oh yes, I really enjoyed this one too – it was a nice, light escape from my more often darker reads

    1. Exactly! Some breathe of fresh air!

  8. Tanya Atkinson says: Reply

    I went the audio route with this one, too, and it ended up being one of my biggest surprises last year! I adored Emma and Simon and the way the story played out. It was just a joy to listen to. 🙂

    1. I think the audio was just perfect Tanya!

  9. Yeah! Glad you enjoyed this one. I was a fan of this pairing, but I also liked the relationship Em was rebuilding with her sister, and I adored her and her niece together.

    1. Exactly! Everything just worked perfectly well Sam!

  10. thebrowneyedbookworm says: Reply

    I can see how this one made a great audiobook. I really loved the Ren Faire part of it. And I’m excited to see what the author comes up with next.

    1. Me too Corina!!

  11. This sounds fabulous, your review made me need!

    1. I hope you’ll love it!

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