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Published by: Self Published
on June 15, 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Nothing good comes after the third date.
Date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he’ll get weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.
Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.
So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked or that he can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.
Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.
Staci Hart gives us the absolute PERFECT balance of humor, angst, and steam in her latest novel, BAD PENNY. I can NEVER get enough of Ms. Hart’s writing. It’s so well executed. It’s magnetic and emotional. It’s full of heart and soul and impeccably beautiful prose. Once again, this author transported me to her world we ease, leaving me in a blissful state of pure happiness. Her writing is magic. Her characters are unforgettable. Hart has a way with words that will leave you breathless and absolutely addicted. She made me fall in love with her writing long ago, and it seems like she just keeps getting better and better and out-doing herself time and time again. I’m a lifelong fan, and after devouring BAD PENNY, you will be too!
Resistance is futile once you get a glimpse of Penny and Bodie. Intense at the get-go, their chemistry was insane, sexy, and scrumptious! Penny’s story is both heartbreaking and bold. Being completely manipulated by an ex in her past, has turned her into this man-eater who will not let anyone in. Yes, this makes her strong, independent and what-not, but it also closes her off to some potential happiness. Everything changes when she sets eyes on the gorgeous man across the ice cream shop. It turns out that they are far from strangers, and remembering him, brings her back to a time where she wishes things were different, because she could really fall hard for this man. Fearful for falling too hard, she maintains her cavalier stance on relationships and tries to keep her distance, but the more time she spends with Bodie, the quicker and harder she starts to fall. Bodie is gorgeous, charming, sweet, and oh so patient. I fell HARD for him instantly. He understands Penny and where she is coming from, but that doesn’t mean he is giving up after their third encounter. He knows her past, and therefore he knows to take things slow, but as his attraction to Penny grows stronger, so does his urge to make her HIS.
OMG! You guys! I could talk about this story for DAYS, but I must leave you with this. BUY THIS BOOK! Read anything by Staci Hart and you will become addicted! BAD PENNY will sweep you off your feet and these characters will forever be embedded in your heart, because they are so unforgettable, so beautiful and complex, so dynamic, you can’t help but fall hard for them. And the secondary characters (some you will recognize) are INCREDIBLE as well. I just want to live in this world and never leave! Another PERFECT romance from an OUT OF THIS WORLD author. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next, because I for sure, will be FIRST IN LINE for it all!
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“Witty, sexy as all hell, and addictive like no other, Staci Hart BRINGS IT with Bad Penny.”
-T.M. Frazier, USA Today Bestselling Author