Can’t Wait Wednesday – WELL MATCHED by Jen DeLuca


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is Well Matched by Jen DeLuca.  I’ve enjoyed this series so much and can’t wait to get Mitch and April’s story, especially since it sounds like fake dating is involved.



Publication Date:  October 19, 2021 by Berkley


From Goodreads:

An accidentally in-love rom-com filled with Renaissance Faire flower crowns, kilts, corsets, and sword fights.

Single mother April Parker has lived in Willow Creek for twelve years with a wall around her heart. On the verge of being an empty nester, she’s decided to move on from her quaint little town, and asks her friend Mitch for his help with some home improvement projects to get her house ready to sell.

Mitch Malone is known for being the life of every party, but mostly for the attire he wears to the local Renaissance Faire–a kilt (and not much else) that shows off his muscled form to perfection. While he agrees to help April, he needs a favor too: she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family dinner, so that he can avoid the lectures about settling down and having a more “serious” career than high school coach and gym teacher. April reluctantly agrees, but when dinner turns into a weekend trip, it becomes hard to tell what’s real and what’s been just for show. But when the weekend ends, so must their fake relationship.

As summer begins, Faire returns to Willow Creek, and April volunteers for the first time. When Mitch’s family shows up unexpectedly, April pretends to be Mitch’s girlfriend again…something that doesn’t feel so fake anymore. Despite their obvious connection, April insists they’ve just been putting on an act. But when there’s the chance for something real, she has to decide whether to change her plans–and open her heart–for the kilt-wearing hunk who might just be the love of her life.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

24 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    I love a man secure enough to wear a kilt <3 This sounds adorable and fake dating is always FUN!

  2. Lark
    Lark says:

    I’m SO looking forward to reading this one when it comes out. I loved DeLuca’s first two books. 😀

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I’m always a sucker for a good fake relationship romance. And the bonus has to be a kilted man:)). I hope you enjoy it, Suzanne:).

  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    This sounds fun. I like the Renaissance Faire angle and that always seems like a setting rife with romantic possibilities. 🙂

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