Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wasted Words by Staci Hart

 Title: Wasted Words
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 19, 2016

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*



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, even 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. 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. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.


This is an adorable book. Cam and Tyler are best friends and secretly in love with each other. I think Cam is so similar to other woman; this is the best book that I have read that really explains and shows the way in which we sabotage ourselves. We get in our own way. We just don’t think we’re good enough for anyone really. This wasn’t a “normal” book love story; this is a real life love story. I could imagine this being anyone’s story. The characters weren’t perfect; they had their flaws and their concerns. But they were real people.

The only reason I have it a 4-star was I didn’t FEEL as much in this book. There was no long sighs or anything like that. I nearly took off more points due to some editing errors but this is an ARC so it’s bound to have some mistakes. I only take points off for grammar or editing when it’s the final book because it should be perfection IMO.

My favorite part what that I got an ending. It gave me more than them getting back together. I like seeing a story unfold a step of two more.

I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the read Staci!!