Reviews – Well Played by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021

Sandy’s 4.5 Blush Review

You know how people say “You can’t go home again?”  Sure you can and that’s exactly what Presley Sullivan does.  Leaving the Big Apple behind to return to the first place that was her home.  Beaufort, South Carolina may be just what she and her little boy, Alex, need to start over.  There is just one little problem – Levi Miller.

Levi Miller is a world-famous football player.  He plans to make a pit stop in his hometown of Beaufort to sell the bed and breakfast his family owns.  Then turn right around and head back to his bright and shiny life.  How to deal with Presley and the ideas she has is going to be a little more complicated than he planned.

These two people are at completely different places in their lives.  Now they must cohabitate, each one hoping to sway the other.  Neither one counting on the fireworks between them.  How to deal with the undeniable attraction between them?  Presley is his brother’s ex and his nephew’s mom which makes it all so messy.  She’s got everything to lose including her heart.

Penelope and Vi are a winning combination every single time.  Well Played does not disappoint.  It is told in a dual PoV, with the feels, the sexy, the funny, the angsty, and an adorable kid that steals your heart.  What else could you want?


Louisa’s 4.5 Blush Review

I have always said “you can’t go wrong with a Vi & Penelope book” and once again they gave me exactly what I needed.  I have been in a bit of a romance book funk lately.  I had not been absolutely blown away with a book for a while and this book just blew me out of the funk!

Presley and her son Alex return to Presley’s hometown to run an Inn that was owned by Alex’s father’s grandfather.  Alex’s father isn’t the greatest Dad but his grandfather wanted to leave a legacy for Alex.  There is only one little thing that could make Presley’s plan not work.  Her plan?  Redo the Inn and run it.

Problem #1… Levi Miller.  The brother of Presley’s ex and uncle to Alex.  He’s been left half of the Inn and he’s ready to sell and move on…go back to his life of being a professional football player.  But once he’s there…living with Presley, spending time with Alex – things change.  But how in the world can Levi be with his brother’s ex?

While reading I kept thinking, how in the world is this every going to work…the angst was high and I just kept reading because I knew that Vi & Penelope had a plan.





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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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.



Reviews – Well Played by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland