“I only want you.”
And she was mine.”
I always highly anticipate reading another Staci Hart book and become really excited about the prospect of what lies within the pages I am about to read, and about the characters I am yet to discover. After reading Piece of Work it has reconfirmed for me yet again why I love her stories so much and why I always get super excited. Her writing always feels so effortless, her characters lovable and her plotline is always stimulating, engaging and above all else impressive. There is a reason why Staci Hart is one of my all-time favorite authors and that is because her stories are always a Piece of Work.
Rin… loved her beyond any and all expectations. I fell in love with this shy, quirky girl instantly upon meeting her. She has landed her dream job working at The Met museum, but unfortunately lacks the confidence she may need to prove not only to herself, but to everyone else, that she deserves the job as much as the next person. It’s amazing the power of the all-important makeover, and what a little red lipstick can do for your self-confidence.
Court is the curator of the museum and Rin’s new boss; he is as sexy and cocky as he is intimidating and powerful, but unfortunately Rin was unable to make any sort of impression on him… that is until post makeover. Her tall, sophisticated and statuesque figure along with her sultry red lips were something Court couldn’t possibly ignore. Court comes across as a bit of a jackass, but the more you read and delve into his psyche, the more you get an understanding of why he is the way he is and in the end I really did find him lovable.
“Trust. Such a simple word, one that I’d once believed might save me. If he trusted me, maybe he could love me. If I trusted him, maybe I wouldn’t feel so lost.”
There are several things I loved about this story. The one in particular I really enjoyed was Rin and how throughout the story you got the opportunity to see her blossom, shine and really come into her own, with a much needed confidence lift. It was really empowering to be a part of watching someone grow, learn and really understand their true self-worth.
The sexual tension between Court and Rin was off the scales steaming hot, and the anticipation and angst kept those pages flipping at super speed, because I could not get enough.
If forbidden love stories with just the right amount of angst, steam and sexual tension are your kryptonite then I suggest you pick up Piece of Work, you are sure to swoon beyond all belief while reading this one.
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.