Monday, October 25, 2021

Release Blitz: Well Played by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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.

4 stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Presley’s son Alex inherited a worn dilapidated former inn- The Palm Inn from his great grandfather, Thatcher. He holds a special place in Presley’s heart and she sees such potential in the building. She thinks with an infusion of cash and hard work, it could be a successful bed and breakfast. She wouldn’t have moved her son from their life in New York to Beaufort if she didn’t believe it was a possibility. Just one problem-Alex owns 50%, the other half is owned by Levi Miller, Alex’s uncle. The brother of Presley’s ex. 

The first meeting of Presley and Levi (they haven’t seen each other in a long time) has a few glitches. And just might have resulted in some stitches. Levi has an attitude regarding Presley. He seems to believe that she dumped his brother Tanner when he was injured. That she’s the villain in all of this drama. He’s obviously been living under a rock or he would know that his good for nothing brother barely bothered to see his son when they were living in New York and chances are he won’t bother now. 

Levi Miller is the star player for the Broncos. Football is in the Millers’ blood. Their father was with the NFL for fifteen years and Tanner had been a second round pick in the NFL, before an injury sidelined his dreams. There’s always been a rivalry between Levi and Tanner, especially since Levi’s star rose and Tanner’s sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 

There’s a spark between Levi and Presley but first some misunderstandings need to be cleared up. They also are night and day on the future of the inn. Levi wants to sell it to a developer for a nice tidy sum. He can’t see the potential of it as a B & B. So Levi comes up with a propostion-if Presley is able to sell out the inn before the end of the summer when he leaves for football camp, he would step back and let her run the business. 

This is one summer to remember. None of the above contains spoilers. I won’t divulge any of the actual story line of the book. You can figure out the rest- two adults, both unattached and attracted to each other. But the fly in the ointment-Levi is Tanner’s brother. There is no way that anything can come of their relationship. Forget about how they feel about each other, or how great Levi is with Alex, it’s a non started right? 

Let me say this, I lost my patience with Levi on more than one occasion. Presley and Tanner broke up six years ago. Six years. That forbidden aspect of their relationship didn’t seem like a problem that couldn’t be solved, but I thought that too much was made of that given Tanner is such a douche and really doesn’t warrant the consideration both seemed to give to him. 

Be that as it may, there is enough humor and steam and chemistry to keep you interested in the story line.  The writing duo of Ward and Keeland keep penning consistently solid books worth reading. They write so seamlessly that it’s difficult to know what parts were written by which author. That’s great writing from a duo- dialogue that flows as if there was one author and not two. 



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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.

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