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.
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Well Played is an enemies-to-lovers, single-parent, small town, sports romance that is both heavy on the steam and the swoon with the added angst that Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward create in each and every story line.
The point of contention and what makes anything substantial happening between the hero and heroine, Levi Miller and Presley Sullivan, almost impossible is what the forbidden aspect of the story line creates. To me, though, it’s not the fact that Presley is Levi’s brother’s ex…that relationship has been over for more than 5 years…the bigger issue is that Levi is Presley’s son’s uncle and Levi seems to have a much different interpretation of what went down between Presley and his brother than what actually happened.
Miscommunication and misunderstandings that lead to conflict really frustrate me, so there were times as I was reading that I wanted to shake a few of the characters and yell at others to stand up for themselves. I just don’t get how oblivious people can be, at times, and it’s difficult for me to understand how they’re so willing to allow others to interfere in what’s supposed to be just about them, but I also know that sometimes there is just no easy way to separate oneself from those other important people in their lives.
I enjoyed Levi and Presley’s story. Their chemistry and attraction is off-the-charts and even the knowledge of Presley’s past with Levi’s brother doesn’t prevent them from developing something worth fighting for…the only problem is that outside people, particularly family members, aren’t keen on these two having any kind of future together, which means their meddling just might cost Levi and Presley what they most want and even need – each other.
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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.
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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.
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