I loved WELL MET, Jen DeLuca’s delightful debut novel, and I was highly anticipating the next book in the series… until I found out it was a catfishing plot. I have yet to read a catfishing romance that goes well for me. The whole thing is deceitful and immature, especially when it’s a grown thirty-something-year-old man. Going in with eyes open, I gave the book the old college try. And failed.
I am sad to say that DeLuca’s writing couldn’t save a floundering plotline and immature main characters. I actually really enjoyed the heroine… except when she was talking about her love life. She felt more like a high schooler than a grown-up. I finally decided to put the book down when I realized the catfishing plot wasn’t going to resolve itself in a timely manner (at the time I put the book down, they have been talking via email and text for MONTHS). I am not sure how the heroine would be able to forgive that much lying, but I sure as heck wouldn’t be able to, so I put the book aside for good. I am still a DeLuca fan, and I have high hopes for her next release; this book just wasn’t for me.
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**
2 thoughts on “Review: Well Played by Jen DeLuca”
I recently read Well Met and really liked it! When I read the blurb for Well Played I was pretty hesitant. I’ve yet to pick it up but might still try it. I’m not a fan of catfishing so I’m not sure if it will be for me. I am super interested in the couple for book three!
I finished this one but it wasn’t as strong as Well Met!