Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021
It all started with a bet.
When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.
Well the dynamic duo did it again! What an amazing, emotional, heartfelt love story. I completely devoured this in one sitting and this story is not exactly short J
This one has a little bit of everything divorced heroine with a son, sport hero, forbidden romance (ex-brother in law).
Presley was married to her high school sweetheart Tanner and they had a son but her husband turned out to be a cheater and sort of a deadbeat dad (he has some demons that wasn’t dealt with properly). When Presley’s grandfather-in-law passed away he left the family inn to Presley’s son with the other half belonged to her ex-brother-in-law Alex. Presley decided to move back to start fresh in Beaufort, South Carolina. Presley wanted to repair the old inn and turn it into Bed and Breakfast but Alex has other ideas. He wants to sell the old place and skip town as quick as possible. Presley and Alex could not agree on anything not to mention Alex has some resentment toward Presley for leaving her brother when he was down. As you can see the tension is high … it’s not all business though … the sexual tension is off the chart high as well J The minute they laid eyes on each other the attraction is undeniable and they both knew they are in trouble. Presley has no plan of leaving and Levi refused to back down. What happen when they have to live under one roof at the same time trying to work out their differences? Sparks fly, explosive chemistry, and lots of sexual tension. Hate turns to friendship turns to love … it’s messy and complicated.
I actually really like the relationship development of these two characters. There are many reasons Alex and Presley took their time and not jump into bed right away. Presley has a son and she was married to Levi’s brother (who already has a complex that Levi has everything). Also Levi is only staying for the summer then he has to back to play professional ball. They tried to fight the attraction but eventually gave in … what they did not expect was to fall in love. I adore Levi – he is such a good guy at heart. He is generous, kind and a gentle to his nephew. Presley went through a lot but she is strong and a great mom. I also adore the kid Alex. The neighbor Fern is a hoot J Presley’s friend is hilarious too. What a great cast of secondary characters. They added so much joy to the story.
This book got everything – angsts, emotional, steamy, sweet, awesome banters and a lot of laughter as well. All the feels and a HEA! Beautifully written. MUST READ!
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.