Bad Penny by Staci Hart ~ Live & Review!

Bad Penny by Staci Hart ~ Live & Review!Also by this author: Tonic
Bad Penny by Staci Hart
Published by Indie on June 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 261
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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.


“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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Staci Hart is quickly becoming one of the authors that I will read anything that she writes. So of course, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Bad Penny. What I didn’t know is just how much I would fall in love with both the hero and the heroine. Seriously, that hardly ever happens but it sure did with Penny and Bodie.

The title is appropriately named because let’s face it, Penny is bad. She lives her life exactly the way she wants to. Balls to the wall, Penny is sarcastic, witty, and downright shamelessly dirty and brash. And I love it! She owns who she is and doesn’t let anyone tell her anything different. However, her past kind of pushed her to stave off men. Sure, she will serial date up to 3 dates. Her very own, very specific rule. She loves sex just like everyone else (actually probably way more) but she’s not letting anyone get to her heart ever again. She didn’t like who she was and who she became when she thought she was in love all those years ago so she makes a clean break each and every time. Until Bodie comes along.

Bodie is sexy, super intelligent, funny and sure as fuck knows how to handle women. Especially Penny. He had me melting from the get go. But what I really liked about him was the fact that he’s cared for Penny since they were in high school. When he crosses paths with Penny many years later, he’s no longer the chubby kid was always there for Penny when her boyfriend treated her like dirt. Now he looks like a model, is successful with his career and ultimate still wants to make sure Penny is cared for and loved.

I absolutely loved the banter between Penny and her girls and even Penny and Bodie. The things that they would say and do seriously had me laughing so hard. Add that one top of some epic pop culture references and I was hooked from the start. I mean, who won’t fall in love with Staci Hart after relating Penny to Blanche from The Golden Girls. If I hadn’t already been in love, it would have happened then.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Bad Penny delivers us a fun, quirky, sassy read packed with EXTREME heat and love and affections. You do not want to miss out on this book. You’ll laugh. You’ll swoon. You’ll fan yourself and get all hot over Brodie’s delicious ways. You’ll ultimately fall in love. I will be recommending this to everyone.



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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, 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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