Work in Progress by Staci Hart

43623859Work in Progress
by Staci Hart
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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I 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, I don’t stand a chance.

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“Can I have you?” Four devastating words, and my will crumbled into dust.
“Only if I can have you, too.”

This was so freakin’ good. Easily my favorite in this series of standalones so far. A book blogger and an author falling in love? SOLD! I adored Amelia and Tommy and I’m pretty sure that everyone who reads this will too. When I read that Amelia was married in the last chapter of Player I knew that I had to know every detail on that one.

Amelia was such a quiet person. She didn’t interact with others if she didn’t have to. If she did, her friends had to be around as a buffer. After having a terrible speech impediment when she younger and all the bullying she endured, she just stopped talking if she didn’t absolutely have to. Even after completing speech therapy she still didn’t want to talk unless necessary. She was super shy but she had feelings and opinions.

Thomas Bane was a famous fantasy author who let the world think whatever they wanted of him as long as his family and his true self was out of the media. I adored him, I swoon over him, and I fell hard for him. Reading about the way he treated his mom and Amelia was gold. Even though he was written to be a big strong guy, he was a softie at heart.

The CHEMISTRY you guys. THE CHEMISTRY! I was obsessed after the first meeting. Hearing Amelia tell him what she thought of his writing was amazing and I loved how he wanted more of her. Also, a marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes. Even though I’m screaming at you about the chemistry, the best part of their relationship was the friendship that they had. They had so much in common and it honestly felt like they knew each other forever. Their dialogue and just the way that they were around each other felt easy and effortless.

As much as I loved it, I sadly couldn’t give it 5 stars. There was just something about it that I couldn’t. Maybe because it was over 400 pages. I don’t really see a need for a contemporary romance to be that long, but that’s just me. Also, I can get the reason for the drama but I can’t stand it when it’s on the fence of unnecessary.

Overall, this was the best one yet of this series. The romance and the character were so good! The next one is about Katherine and all I can’t wait till April!


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