on May 19th, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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 donÔÇÖt go for girls like Cam Emerson.
She knew from the second she met him that he didnÔÇÖt 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 ÔÇö 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. SheÔÇÖs made it perfectly clear sheÔÇÖs not interested in him ÔÇö not like that at least ÔÇö but if she ever changes her mind, he wonÔÇÖt hesitate. Because he doesnÔÇÖt see the lines sheÔÇÖs drawn between them, as much as she insists that theyÔÇÖre there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, theyÔÇÖre a match well made.
*A romantic comedy inspired by Jane AustenÔÇÖs Emma*
Whether this is the first time delving into the mind of the great Staci Hart or youÔÇÖre a devout follower, you will undoubtedly be whisked away with her new tale, Wasted Words. ItÔÇÖs a fun and quirky (yes, thatÔÇÖs a nod to you, Staci) tale of how those who seem to be opposites come together…if they can figure out how not to waste words (pretty punny, huh?!) . Cam, the girl who safely resides in her literary/nerd/tech world, and Tyler, ex-athlete/sports agent/should-be model. Are they are a perfect match or perfect roommates?
Loredana: IÔÇÖm a total newbie to StaciÔÇÖs works. I met her at #AITC2016 (totally awesome chick) which is why I decided I needed to read her work. That, and you TOTALLY love her, Cyndi 🙂 Best news? You, my friend, have excellent taste. This book was amazing and I must now devour the rest her works. #ONECLICKFEVER.
Cyndi: Awe shucks Loredana 🙂 Thank You *curtsy*! ┬á Well I had only read Last Call ( just before #AITC2016) and fell hard for her writing. Rose and Patrick were just one of those couples that sucked me in. HARD. They hit my epic couple list so it was truly awesome to have the chance to meet Staci. She has such great energy and is brilliant at writing friends to lovers stories; considering the consequences and the glory.
Loredana: You have to give a shout-out to authors who have the ability to make their easy to know, even if you meet them for the first time in the middle of a series. So, Tyler. OMG. HeÔÇÖs really the perfect guy in this book. I ADORE HIM. IÔÇÖm sad for whatÔÇÖs heÔÇÖs gone through, but I think it makes him an incredible man. I really like the pairing of Cam and Tyler. Different? Yes. However, when you look at who they are at the core of their personalities and they couldnÔÇÖt be matched better.
Cyndi: GAH, Tyler! I kept thinking IÔÇÖd call him dreamboat and sure enough, a few chapters later, heÔÇÖs described as ÔÇ£dreamyÔÇØ. HeÔÇÖs just a fine young man and I love that he recognizes something that is so obviously good for him. I never felt like he was wishy-washy or a player of any sorts. He had the right worries when it came to his feelings for Cam – the implications of change. I really loved him standing by his feelings and putting a certain someone in his place.
Loredana: AMEN to all of the above!!! After meeting Staci, I see some of Cam in her. They march to the beat of their own drum, proudly banging out their own tune. That doesnÔÇÖt mean there isnÔÇÖt insecurity, but there is certainly a purity of self. The only hurdle if CamÔÇÖs self-imposed ÔÇ£shelvesÔÇØ…those drove me a bit batty. I do love her verbal diarrhea around Tyler, though. I guess the best way I can describe them is perfectly quirky, and I love them together.
Cyndi: Yep, I see the same thing Loredana. Cam does seem to embody Staci (or is it the other way around?) . When we met Cam at the end of Last Call we really didn’t know much about her but RoseÔÇÖs instincts were right, sheÔÇÖs a gem! I love that she considers herself a matchmaker. ItÔÇÖs truly an interesting way to identify oneself. She thinks her instincts are so spot on, but sheÔÇÖs also stuck in her own rules. I had a soft spot for her, with why she created her rules. But I love that she was good with herself. I didnÔÇÖt feel like she compared in a bad way, that she embraces her uniqueness.
Cyndi: So, Kyle…what an absolute prick! Staci created a character so thoroughly unlikable with him. I never saw one redeeming quality. I could just feel the type of guy her is and his presence would make me ill. I had very palpable reaction to him, his smarminess and ego. Blech!
Loredana: YES. IÔÇÖm sure there was a good guy (or some semblance of one) at one point in time otherwise Tyler wouldnÔÇÖt have been friends with him. However, the person he is now? TOTAL DOUCHE.
Cyndi: I worried about Adrienne, I worried about TylerÔÇÖs reaction to her and about CamÔÇÖs first instinct to make a match. I worried she would go overboard with them (as we learn she can).
Loredana: I donÔÇÖt think I could say it any better. She seems like the total package for Tyler…on paper. It goes to show that the heart loves who it wants to love.
Cyndi: Final thoughts… I would love a diary of CamÔÇÖs match-ups.
5 Stars and recommendation!