Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Friends with Benedicts by Staci Hart

Friends With Benedicts
by Staci Hart
Published June 8th 2021

Timing is everything.

Presley Hale and Sebastian Vargas are no strangers to goodbye. Their high school summers were spent wrapped up in each other until she would inevitably go home to California. One season after college, Sebastian finally escaped the little Texas town to travel the world, and they said goodbye for what they thought might be the last time.

Sebastian went one way. Presley went the other.

For the first time in five years, they’re both in town, but the timing is no better than ever. So the only thing to do is what they do best. Keep it casual.

Friends with benefits.

They’ve done it before—doing it again will be easy.

But their hearts don’t get the memo.

When the lines of their arrangement blur, Presley and Sebastian are faced with decisions they’ve avoided for years. And that’s not even their biggest problem.

A small town in danger of failing.

A secret that could tear them apart.

And two hearts that can’t hide anymore.

They’ve shared so many summers, but none compare to what they’ll face.

Timing is everything.

And their time is almost up.

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5 Stars

Presley and Sebastian have a long standing agreement, they share a romance in the summers when Presley is in town. It's been a little over four years though and Presley isn't just in town for the summer, she's calling the small Texas town home. Clad in a pink diner outfit with her daughter and mother in tow, Presley turns to her cousins for help as they find their way back on their feet. She isn't prepared to see Sebastian again, to discover the feelings are still burning strong, to have another summer romance. They've grown up though and this summer becomes their chance to open their hearts and reveal their secrets.

Friends with Benedicts was so darn cute, a lighthearted friends with benefits romance that was just the read I needed. With a small town atmosphere, incredible secondary characters, and a romance that is full of chemistry, I could picture this book playing out right before my eyes. Staci Hart's writing is descriptive, the dialogue is authentic, and the romance feels so real. With Elvis Presley nods and a sassy heroine falling for a heroic male protagonist, plus a stubborn little girl, this book had me laughing through every page. It's sweet and really made for an excellent, quick read. As a long standing Staci Hart fan I really enjoyed the nods to other novels, but it is a standalone as well so don't wait to pick this one up!


  1. This is the second blog I've seen with a great review for this book. I really need a cute romance to read about. I'm definitely picking this one up :)

    1. This is definitely it! I hope you like it, Cheryl. Check out her other recent releases too!


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