Light-hearted, fun, flirty and oh so sexy!! I loved this second chance, friends to lovers romance from Staci Hart. Penny is a such a fun character.
She’s kickass and gives 0 fucks about what people think of her. I’m in awe of how colorful (literally) her character is.
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by Staci Hart
Light-hearted, fun, flirty and oh so sexy!! I loved this second chance, friends to lovers romance from Staci Hart. Penny is a such a fun character. She’s kickass and gives 0 fucks about what people think of her. I’m in awe of how colorful (literally) her character is.
Here’s the breakdown:
It’s a sexy spin on the ugly duckling/nerd-geek loves the hot girl who doesn’t know he exists. Except, Penny is so kickass, she remembers him from high school and doesn’t care about the past at all! Penny is a contradiction. She’s been hurt in the past and to protect her heart she now has a twisted 3 date rule. She didn’t expect Bodie and their relationship blossoms despite her hang-ups.
Here’s what I loved:
The story is HOT as hell, but also a lot of fun. If you’re in the mood for something light, fun, sexy and full of steam, look no further. This is it.
The main characters are such a treat. Bodie and Penny are both great characters! He’s determined, sweet, and all around great guy. Penny is a force of nature, self-aware, and so much damn fun. She’s a “white hot flame”. A loud, fearless, sexually free tatoo artist who loves her friends and having a good time. Her past horrors with love have tainted her view of love, so she’d now a self-professed good time girl. There’s no judgement from her friends or those around her. She is who is she and we all accept and love her for it!
The epilogue is so fucking good!!!! A perfect ending to a fantastic read.
**Quirky sidenote: Fade Into You by Mazzy Star makes and appearance and is one of my favorite songs!!
The audiobook is narrated by Joe Arden and Kirsten Leigh. Both were fantastic! The dual narration is fantastic and both performances impeccable. It’s not a long listen, just over 7 hours. So great for a super fun and quick read.
Nothing good comes after the third date.
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’ll get 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 or that he 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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