This is a super cute contemporary romance involving a high-powered corporate attorney and a Renaissance Faire Irish kilt-wearing man. Louisa, “Lulu” to her cousin, is out of town for work. Completely stressed out, she discovers a Renaissance Faire is taking place nearby and goes there for an escape. While there, she runs into a band that she met earlier that summer while attending a faire with her cousin. When events take a drastic turn, Louisa finds herself unemployed and running away with the faire for the summer.
Dex is the guitar player and singer for the band. He’s handsome, charming and the faire circuit lothario. He’s got a woman at every faire, and he’s happy about that. He’s confused by Louisa’s indifference to his charms, and when the band’s future is in doubt, he must face something he’s avoided so far. His future.
I enjoyed seeing Louisa’s transformation into carefree Lulu. Her mind is opened to new opportunities and she finds herself succumbing to Dex’s charm. Dex starts out as the stereotypical bad boy, but Lula is able to see a side of Dex that he doesn’t share with everyone. As they spend quiet times together and learn more about each other, the couple get closer and closer until eventually they hook up. Both are happy and content with their relationship, but know there is a time clock on it. I really enjoyed the dynamic of the band, and the minor characters added depth and humor to the story. Dex and Lulu’s flirtation was so cute, and I loved reading their banter.
When the band reaches the faire in Lulu’s cousin’s town, Lulu starts looking for work and leaves the faire circuit. Dex knows he can’t leave the life he’s always known, traveling and playing music he loves so much. Can they admit their feelings for each other and come to a compromise? Will Lulu and Dex follow their heads or their hearts?
If you’re looking for a cute, fun, flirty romance that is a quick and easy read, I highly recommend you read this one. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group. All opinions are my own.
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