Book Review: Well Traveled by Jenn DeLuca

Well Traveled

Author: Jenn DeLuca
Series: Well Met, book 4
Publisher: Berkley (December 6, 2022)
Paperback, 336 pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance
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Summary

A high-powered attorney from a success-oriented family, Louisa “Lulu” Malone lives to work, and everything seems to be going right, until the day she realizes it’s all wrong. Lulu’s cousin Mitch introduced her to the world of Renaissance Faires, and when she spies one at a time just when she needs an escape, she leaps into the welcoming environment of turkey legs, taverns, and tarot readers. The only drawback? Dex MacLean: a guitarist with a killer smile, the Casanova of the Faire… and her traveling companion for the summer.

Dex has never had to work for much in his life, and why should he? Touring with his brothers as The Dueling Kilts is going great, and he always finds a woman at every Faire. But when Lulu proves indifferent to his many plaid charms and a shake-up threatens the fate of the band, Dex must confront something he never has before: his future.

Forced to spend days and nights together on the road, Lulu’s interest in the kilted bad boy grows as he shows her a side of himself no one else has seen. The stresses of her old lifestyle fade away as she learns to trust her intuition and follow her heart instead of her head. But when her time on the road is over, will Lulu go with her gut, or are she and Dex destined for separate paths?

The Renaissance Faire is on the move, and Lulu and Dex are along for the ride, in the next utterly charming rom-com from Jen DeLuca. 

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I feel like every book in this series that comes out somehow manages to be better than the last, and each one is my new favorite. Well Traveled is certainly no exception to that trend, and I fell hard and fast for this book. I was in a pretty big reading slump, but then ended up devouring this book all in one sitting!

I really love Louisa (aka Lulu), and can identify with her frustration with her career and being sort of lost as to what her path should be. After all, don’t we all want to run away to join the circus (or Renaissance Faire) at some point in our lives? I know I sure do! (…Frequently.) The slow building of the friendship between Lulu and Dex is just lovely, and I love getting to go along for the ride as Lulu learns so much about herself and opens herself up to new experiences. This book also made me start back up with my daily tarot reading practice, haha!

This is the fourth book in the Well Met series, and can be read as a standalone. That being said, I do recommend reading the second book, Well Played, before reading Well Traveled, as Stacy and boys of The Dueling Kilts are main characters in that one and very prominent side characters in book four, and there are some spoilers for book two in this one. Though for real, all four books are AMAZING so you should really just read the whole series. 😉

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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