Thursday 15 June 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Bad Penny by Staci Hart


"Witty, sexy as all hell, and addictive like no other, Staci Hart BRINGS IT with Bad Penny."
-T.M. Frazier, USA Today Bestselling Author

Bad Penny, an all-new romantic comedy standalone from Staci Hart is now LIVE!

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Book Description:

Nothing good comes after the third date.

See, 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 gets 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 and 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.


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Clearly, I’d caught feelings, and no amount of antibiotics would save me.”

Staci Hart has fast become one of my favourite authors and she was an author I found from some stunning, catching covers with her Hardcore series and I have been an avid reader ever since. With every book her writing just gets better and better and with each story she delivers something different, albeit lately set within the same group of friends. Staci Hart has shown her great sense of humour, she has shown her inherent ability to write swoon worthy romances, she can deliver a good dose of angst, but with Bad Penny, she delivers a huge dose of the hot and steamy all the while enveloped into one love story that gripped me from the very beginning.

“I should have known right then that I was in big Blondie-sized trouble. But I couldn’t seem to find a single fuck to give.”

Penny is a tattoo artist at Tonic, a tattoo shop that past readers are very familiar with. Penny is the woman with the constant changing hair colour which is often dependent on her mood and her success or dismal failures with men. Penny had caught the love bug at school and when she loves, she is all in, sometimes psychotically in, totally over the top obsessive in. When her heart was broken, she vowed it would be for the last time and so now she has a strict three date rule. Three dates are enough to scratch the itch, but not enough for feelings on either side to get involved.

“I was addicted. A-dick-ted.”

Bodie, Bodie, Bodie…adorable, cute, nerdy, but hot as sin Bodie. This man was the ultimate package. Hot surfer bod and an impressive brain to match, dedicated to his job as a computer geek but knows how to have fun. Bodie was attentive, affectionate, a beast in the sack, but most of all he knew Penny better than she knew herself.

“I’m not obtuse; you’re acute chick.”

Penny was extremely skittish, she admitted all her flaws and her rules upfront and Bodie certainly knew what he was getting himself into. Bodie knew that this could never be a three-date thing, he knew from the start that she was his “one” he just had to play her game until she realised it for herself.

“When I pressed my forehead to hers, when she trailed the tip of her small nose up the bridge of mine, I caught a glimpse of just how deep the deep end was. And I had no idea how to swim.”

Staci Hart delivers an extremely hot, adorable, hugely addictive romance. Geek speak and a woman with no filter lead to some hilarious and yet tender dialogue that really brought these characters to life. Surrounded by the characters in the tattoo shop that we love, this book delivered on every single count. While Penny was definitely Bad she was inherently misunderstood, both by others and by herself. But Bad is a term I use loosely, yes, she was a self-proclaimed slut, but she was honest about it, yes, she had no filter, but you knew where you stood and she was only this way, because she thought it was the only way. My heart broke for her so many times and for Bodie and while this was definitely lust at first sight, this was also a case of second chances.

“You’re just the same as you were, except now you’re more you than you ever were. You’re just as beautiful. You’re just as brash and brilliant. But now, you’re free.”

“Oh, I don’t know about that. I want to be. I try to be. But sometimes, my freedom is a cage.”

Life and love moves in mysterious ways, love is a path well-trodden but a path that can give you more than you ever imagined. Yes, this is a hard-fought battle, but thanks to one understanding, extremely patient, sensitive man, Penny never stood a chance... to be honest, Brodie didn’t either after he “dicknotized” her. For those that love a great romcom, this is a perfect example and if you haven’t read Staci Hart before…you don’t know what you are missing.

About the Author:

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics. 

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