Books from the Backlog #174

Posted August 12, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 16 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #174Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Series: Well Met #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on September 3, 2019
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

Why did I add Well Met to my bookshelf?

I am not going to lie….when it comes to books, I have a serious case of FOMO. When I see a book that everyone seems to be loving, I want to love it too so I try to get my hands on a copy. Unfortunately, I just can’t read fast enough to keep up but I am giving it my best shot. I didn’t hesitate to add this book to my Book of the Month box when I saw that it was offered. I will get to it…someday.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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16 responses to “Books from the Backlog #174

  1. Hi Carole! I’m still drooling about your new blog template and design. It’s sooooo lovely!

    I’ve seen Well Met around (same as you), but it’s not quite my reading preference, so nope – I’ll probably not read it! But it does seem like a lot of fun for sure!

    So sorry I didn’t join Books from the Backlog for such a long time, the weeks just fly by on my side!

    Hope you are well otherwise.

  2. I’ve seen this one really loved on, too. Yep, occasionally I grab a book just because I want to see what all the fuss is about. 🙂

  3. I picked this up expecting just a cute read but it ended up being a big surprise! I listened to it on audio and I really fell in love with the main characters – and all the secondary characters. I hope you’ll enjoy it if you decide to pick it up!