Wasted Words, Staci Hart – Release Day Review

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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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*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

This story! Oh my GOD! I love this book! I really, really do! It is so amazing! I just don’t have the words to describe how amazing it is! I am in love with this story and that is all there is to it, really.

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It is a friends to something more romance and I love those! It’s just so heartwarming to see two friends who are so comfortable with each other realize that their feelings run deeper and then explore the same. I love the feel of it. The awkwardness, the shy adorableness that is prevalent in such situations, all of it! So, yeah, I love this story because this provides exactly that to the readers.

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Cam and Tyler are such amazing friends and seeing their relationship morph into more is amazing. They already know each other so well – their likes and dislikes and wants and needs. So, it is really great how they just dive into a relationship once they realize how they feel about each other. Of course, they do dance around a little, afraid that it might ruin their friendship, but then they persevere through. Thankfully!

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Of the two of them, it is definitely Cam who needs the reassuring that all is going to be fine. And Tyler does such an amazing job of it. He is there with her, every step of the way, holding her, guiding her and making her believe that what they have is real and that is what he wants. He’s just so, so, so very amazing, I don’t have the words to say. I adore him, plain and simple. He makes me laugh and he makes me smile and he makes me fall in love with him. He is cute and adorable and loving and caring and also sexy and beautiful. Who wouldn’t fall for him? He’s just really amazing.

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Cam, on the other hand, I identified a lot with her. She’s a bookworm, always reading something or the other, her nose buried in a book, not unlike me. She’s sort of shy and reserved when it comes to her own love life but loves playing matchmaker to others. She’s witty and feisty which I absolutely love. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself, but she also doubts herself in the capacity that she doesn’t believe that Tyler can stay with her for a long time. Her fears come from a deep seated place inside of her and until you know her story, you may think that she’s being unnecessarily pushy about the whole thing and unreasonably insecure when it comes to Tyler. The struggles that she faces may seem unimportant but they’re truthful. Many people face the circumstances as her and that’s what makes this relatable.

Do I wish she hadn’t been so hasty in making some decisions? Yes.

But after reading the story do I understand why she did it? Completely.

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All in all, this is one amazing, kickass read that is a must for all romance lovers out there! Staci Hart is absolutely brilliant at what she does and if you’ve not read her books, you’re seriously missing out. Like, seriously!

Go read this, now! And fall in love with Tyler. Deeply and irrevocably. ❤

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(Sadly, none of the pictures are mine. But this photoshoot! OH MY GOD!!! I LOVE IT! I ADORE IT! I WANT TO LIVE IN IT! *HEART EYES* <3)

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(And, sadly, these quote images aren’t mine either. Thank you, Google!)

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StaciHart

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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This One Moment, Stina Lindenblatt – Book Review

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25266476When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

So, this is again a second chance romance.. My, they seem to be popular lately! :p

But, get this – big time rockstar who has the world at his feet and his best friend who he hasn’t talked to in years. His best friend who he most definitely had feelings for but didn’t do anything about them because he didn’t want to ruin their friendship.

And, then, he finds out that said best friend, Hailey, is in a coma. And that he might lose her, for good. That is not something that Nolan is ready for. He is not ready for this to be the end of whatever it is between him and Hailey. And, after such a close call, he can’t let her go. Not now, not ever.

But, she’s back home and he’s in LA and though he’s here for her now, he can’t uproot his life. He’s got a record to make and a band to look after, his shows and his fans and his life. It’s all in LA. Plus, home brings bad memories. It’s the place he lost his mother and his little sister and he’s not ready to relive those moments again. He’s afraid that going back will make him remember what he forgot. That horrific night when he lost them. PTSD, his doctors said. And thought it’s extremely childish of him, he’s not ready to remember yet.

This book is extremely well written. The story is amazing and the suspense is thrilling. Hailey’s attacker and Nolan’s memories and the whole mystery behind both of them is really, really intriguing. I love it. Also, there’s a lot of conflict in the book. The characters are at conflict between each other and in themselves as well. This serves for great character development. They’re both hesitant to give it their all because they haven’t talked in years. But, the distance has done nothing to diminish their love for each other and they are still very much in love and still really afraid of admitting it for the fear of being rejected.

It serves for a great plot and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The characters are so real and their struggles are so honest that you can’t help but connect with them. It’s amazing, really. Beautiful and gorgeous. Yes, it’s a little angsty in parts and there are parts that are dragged out but that just makes the ending more satisfying. It serves for a great, great read.

Overall, Hailey and Nolan are a great couple. They’ve made their mistakes and want to work past their issues to finding each other, but there’s something holding them back, always. They’re just so scared and afraid, it makes my heart ache for them and there were parts where all I wanted was to drag either of them to me and comfort them and make them realize that they loved each other and that they should go for it!

But, it’s never easy, is it? They have their demons and their issues and complications. There’s the possibility of it being a long distance relationship and there’s also the fact that Nolan’s label has entirely different plans for him. Ones which don’t include Hailey at all. Plus, there’s a fact that there’s killer on the loose. On who wants Hailey dead. So, yeah. They have tons and tons of issues.

Although, at the same time they’re so in love with each other. And, they’d do anything to make the other feel better and feel protected and safe. I love that about them. They may not see what’s in front of them but they love each other fiercely and honestly and completely. That kind of love is hard to come by. And I admire them for all the sacrifices they’ve made for each other. They’re a really great couple!

And, they surely deserve your time. Their story needs to be heard. And if you don’t read this, you’re seriously missing out!

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7333747Stina Lindenblatt lives in Western Canada, where she loves to dream up New Adult and Young Adult stories, especially those with romance. She loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina enjoys photography, especially the close-up variety.

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