Lissa's Review: Wasted Words by Staci Hart
Publisher: Promise Socks Publishing
Released: May 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 477 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
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*
Four Boundless Stars
Wasted Words, is a really wonderful and enjoyable story. Though I was super frustrated with Cam and would of slapped her about 5 million times.
Cam works with Rose (woo hoo!) at Wasted Words. She loves to read and is constantly trying to set people up. It makes her feel important in a way. She also has Tyler, one of her really good friends and he just so happens to be her roommate. Cam has written him off as “not in her galaxy” and tries to leave it at that. But of course.. there’s no denying their feelings.
I was frustrated with Cam. I think with her constant wanting to run away. Didn’t really allow me to connect, the way I wanted to with the characters. Now, I understood her reasoning. She was scared, she didn’t want to be hurt but you can’t let your past, mess with your future.
This is the fourth book I’ve read of Hart’s and her writing is really great. All in all I did love the characters. I did love the story. But it didn’t hold me at an emotional level.
Overall, I give Wasted Words, Four Boundless Stars. I would recommend anyone who loves Contemporary Romance to give it a go.