Release Day Review: Wasted Words by Staci Hart

Posted May 19, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Day Review: Wasted Words by Staci HartTitle: Wasted Words
Author: Staci Hart
Publisher: Promise Socks Publishing
Release Date: May 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon US
Purchase: Amazon UK
Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.

She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.

Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

*A romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*

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Title: Wasted Words

Author: Staci Hart

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: Staci Hart

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date: May 19, 2016



My Review

Ah! Where do I even begin to start with this perfectly endearing contemporary romance book? How do you explain how full and light it made your heart feel and how you felt as if you were walking on air once you were done. First let me say that sometimes it takes a while for me to catch onto things. I’ll admit I’m spacey and forgetful. So imagine my surprise when I realized the first time they mentioned Rose, that the majority of this book was taking place in the business she started with Cooper in her book, Last Call from Hart’s Bad Habit’s series. Now while you don’t need to read that series to understand a single thing about this books, I highly recommend it because the three books there are every bit as delectable as this one is!

But back to Wasted Words. I mean, the concept of a bookstore and a bar combo is just about every book nerd’s wet dream, so I was salivating from the get go. Then throw in Cam, who is without a doubt, one of the most favorite heroine’s I’ve ever read. Because I understood her insecurities, there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t love about her. She was the best friend everyone would want, and the lover every guy would kill to have. She was, to me, the perfect package. I simply couldn’t get enough of her quips and one liners. And so smart and knowledgeable about so many things to boot. It was never ending. Then you throw Tyler into the mix, all 6’6 of delicious package who was kind, humble, gracious, and caring. He was a man who’d lost a lot in his younger career, yet had bounced back all the same. He took the ending of a lifelong dream and turned it into something that worked for him. Sure he looked back in nostalgia, but he didn’t let it hinder him. The way he loved her, the strength in his convictions of their budding relationship, it was all so refreshing to read. For seeming so different on the outside, they truly fit together flawlessly as if they were made for each other.

I won’t lie and say there weren’t hurdles and pain, but it wasn’t anything they couldn’t handle even when it felt as if they’d end before they really began. It wasn’t outlandish, dramatic, or suspenseful, but what it was was honest. It was real and I felt that all the way in my bones. I love love LOVED this story and I can’t wait to see what Hart gives us next!




About Staci Hart

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 to three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, nor is she the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party–especially if she’s been drinking whiskey–and her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

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, where snow is magic and the mountains have become home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.

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