Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blog Tour & Review: Work in Progress - Staci Hart

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Her fake husband is a Work In Progress…
Work in Progress, an all-new romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is available now!

wip-cover-sm.jpgI never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.
But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.
Thomas Bane.
Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.
Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.
But first, I have to survive the kiss.
And with lips like his, my heart doesn’t stand a chance.

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Review5 Stars

Amelia Hall is afraid of everything, she has no desire to leave her home, the comfort of her books, or the companionship of her friends. She does not do well in public, requiring her friends to be a buffer while she stands back in silence. She has a goal though, a dream job that requires her to be comfortable among her peers, comfortable enough to speak up. Her first requirement in her new role blogging for the Times is to speak with Thomas Bane at his signing. She doesn't expect to spill all her thoughts about the novel out to him and she certainly doesn't expect his plea for help. Save him, marry him, and she'll get her dream job in the end for her efforts. Who could say no? Except Amelia is as innocent as they come and the kiss at the end of the aisle is just the beginning.

"I've got to admit, I'm usually asking for a yes, especially where women are concerned."

Oh my word, Staci Hart you made me cry. With love, my fellow readers, not in anguish, but the sort of tears that comes with smiles and butterflies. Thomas Bane is the hero you dream about when you think of love, he romances Amelia, wines and dines her, falls for her even when he's best known for thinking romance is fake. Amelia might just be my favorite RLC girl, though I wouldn't have said that before I got to know her in Work in Progress. She's a shy bookworm that sometimes has over-the-top, naive reactions to situations. She is incredibly socially awkward, but Thomas (Tommy) brings out a side of her that was unexpected. For all her awkwardness, her reading has made her incredibly aware, she handles herself with smart comments, giggling, and a brave face when she must. Plus, it helps that she secretly harbored some like for Tommy even when she was tearing his novels to shreds on her blog. He's the bad boy, known best for his romps with socialites and good looks, but inside he's a sweetheart and he reveals that to Amelia. She saves him from destruction, but he saves her just as much.

"Something in me had come unfettered. And damn him for letting it loose. I wasn't sure how I'd ever bottle it back up."

If I could give Work in Progress more stars, I would. It's the best RLC novel, Tommy and Amelia are a couple you can't help but love, and the story is, in my opinion, perfect. The characters are fleshed out, the pacing is just right, and the drama fits the story line rather than being 100% angst driven. It was one amazing break from reality for me, one I was sad to walk away from, because I will admit I am so invested in Tommy and Amelia and the life they created. What started based on a lie out of necessity became a love affair that makes you believe in true, off-the-deep-end romance.

"I wore my lipstick in solidarity, and I liked to think they would have been proud."

About the Author
StaciHart.jpgStaci 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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