Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca
Overworked lawyer Louisa “Lulu” Malone has had it with her demanding boss and resigns in a spectacular manner while visiting a Renaissance fair. Her cousin Mitch encourages her to spend some time offline, and along with her new friend Stacey, connects her with the Dueling Kilts music troupe. Lulu travels with the group from fair to fair, staying in an RV, befriending guitar player Dex MacLean, and helping a trio of tarot card readers. Dex has quite a reputation on the fair circuit, but Lulu soon realizes how serious he is about his music. Their developing relationship feels real, adding depth to this fun and enjoyable read. The author’s other romantic comedies are also set at least partly at Renaissance fairs. The first book is Well Met, but they also work as stand-alones. Readalike authors include Ali Hazelwood, Jill Mansell, Lucy Score and Jasmine Guillory. I’m delighted that Well Traveled will be a December LibraryReads pick.