Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 19, 2016
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.
Wasted Words is this lively and tantalizing friends to lovers romance. It was playful, sweet and passionate – it hit all the right points that made my heart swoon. I loved this book!!
Tyler and Cam have this completely adorable friendship even though they are extreme opposites. Except for all of their differences on paper, they were perfectly compatible and best friends in real life. They just work and they could be something more if Cam hadn’t friend-zoned Tyler because she believed some relationship madness about who truly belongs with who.
However, she is soooo freaking wrong and once Tyler decides that he’s done with her nonsense, the book kicks into high gear. I can’t explain the giddiness or the anticipation that I felt waiting for the moment that they had their first kiss. And when they surrender to their feelings – you want to cheer out loud. The level of intimacy between Tyler and Cam is off the freaking charts hot – I couldn’t get enough.
I think it’s because Cam and Tyler are such relatable characters. You want him to be your hot best friend who is secretly in love with you. You want to know which book store Cam works at because you want her to pour you a drink and help you meet either your new book boyfriend or love interest. Everything about this story made me wish that I could show up to one of Cam’s single’s nights and buy them both a drink.
Basically, Wasted Words is one of those books you wish was real – from the bookstore/bar to all of the fabulous characters – I wanted to be apart of this world. Staci Hart created an amazing place to visit and to enjoy – because you want to meet all the people who live there.
So the point of my review is this – Wasted Words is a top recommend from me because I freaking loved everything about it. I highly suggest that you grab your copy now!