I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on May 19, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Also by this author: Deer in Headlights, Snake in the Grass
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*
I am so in love with this book! Hart has managed to bring even more characters for everyone to love. Cam and Tyler are absolutely perfect.
Cam is nerdy, smart, energetic and completely relatable. She’s real, and I felt completely connected to her character. She doesn’t have a problem saying what she’s thinking and tends to get in her own way at times. Tyler is adorable. I loved seeing when he came to realizations and being absolutely swoon-worthy.
The story goes by at such a quick pace. You want to devour it, but you also want to slow it down so that you can enjoy each little morsel of Cam and Tyler. I also loved seeing Rose! She’s her usual self in this book, and a lot of help to Cam when she needs it most. I also loved seeing Cam put her matchmaking skills to work.
Wasted Words is definitely a book you can connect with. You’ll be routing for these characters, and passing out from the swoon. There are so many incredibly sweet moments, and some fabulous references. After reading, you may not get the song “Bust A Move” out of your head. Loved it, and I really hope we get more from the folks at Wasted Words.
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, 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.
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