4 stars · Contemporary Romance

Bad Penny by Staci Hart

Bad Penny Book Cover Bad Penny
Staci Hart
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
June 15th 2017


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.

Megan’s Review

“They call her boy crazy.
Like it’s a bad thing.”

Bad Penny seriously has to be one of the hottest and most hilarious books I have read so far this year. I always enjoy reading Staci Hart’s stories, so when I read the blurb to Bad Penny, I knew I just had to get my hands on it ASAP. It sounded like such a cool fun read to really sink my teeth into and I had a feeling I was going to really enjoy getting to know Penny… AND… I really did. It was everything I had hoped for. I laughed, I swooned and I fell in love with these outrageous characters. If you are looking for your next book to be so much fun and just a little bit quirky, then definitely one click this.

The title of the book is perfect, because Penny is BAD… SO BAD! She is completely and utterly shameless and I say that with much love and respect. I absolutely adored her and loved that she would always say whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. She was an honest, real and self-proclaimed slut.

“I love being slutty. I don’t make any promises, and I know exactly what I want. What the hell is everyone’s problem with that anyway? Who cares who I sleep with? Does it affect anyone but me and the guy involved? Answer: No. And I tell all the guys I whatever with what my expectations are, and they agree. It’s not my fault if they catch feelings.”

Penny has a theory or should I say a three date rule. She believes that a multitude of things happen after the third date, things Penny is never going to entertain the thought of… that is until she meets Bodie. I mean let’s face it ladies, three dates with Bodie will only be enough to whet your appetite. You know you’ll want to go back for more.

Bodie… WOW… If there was ever going to be a hero to get your panties melting, then Bodie is your man. He’s smoking hot, intelligent, sweet and knows his way around a woman’s body like he was born to pleasure her. I mean a reformed chubby geek, who now has the potential to be a male model and is a complete rock star between the sheets; what’s there not to love? He had me fanning myself constantly. I just could not get enough.

Penny and Bodie have such an intense attraction towards each other. The chemistry and fire between them was electrifying, but when you looked deeper into the relationship that was developing between the two, it was so much more than just a quick hook-up. The more they became involved with each other, the more captivating their love was and it kept me hooked throughout.

Bad Penny was such a refreshing and fun read for me. The witty dialogue and one-liners were seriously on point, along with the character development. If you are looking for a fast paced sexually charged story of lust at first sight and second chances, while still owning who you are and not being ashamed of that, then I suggest you check out Bad Penny. I personally think everyone should meet and fall in love with Penny, she’s so bad, but oh is she so good!


 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, 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.

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.


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