Tonic – 5 Stars


Staci Hart

Release Date: October 13, 2016

Genre: Romantic Comedy


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book blurb

Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.

The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.


about the author

Staci Hart

staci hartStaci 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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my review

5 Stars

A book about bad ass tattoo artists and their reality show – hell yes!! Give me two copies, especially if it’s from Staci Hart!!

Joel is the slightly unwilling star of a new reality TV program and Annika is the EP sent to manage his crew. They’re bold, smart characters who spout out witty quips like gun slingers in the West Wild. After a few chapters with these two, I realized that Tonic was going to be an intense and sexually charged romance.

Only their sexual chemistry can complete with their verbal foreplay.  Sweet Jesus – these two are freaking red hot together.  (I might never look at a tattoo chair the same way again!!)  Moment to moment, I felt the excitement and passion simmering – waiting to be unleashed and I loved it.  It is awesome to experience.

This couple suffers some predictable upsets but it’s entertaining and fun to read.  Honestly, I couldn’t stop reading about Joel and Annika. Their book, Tonic is an excellent romance and I can’t recommend it enough!! Grab your copy now!



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