Date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he’ll get weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.
Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.
So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked or that he can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.
Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.
What The Reviewers Are Saying
"Witty, sexy as all hell, and addictive like no other, Staci Hart Brings It with Bad Penny." ~ T.M. Frazier, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Wickedly sexy, sinfully sweet, and kick you in the feels heart stopping, Bad Penny is Staci Hart's Best Book to date. An absolute must-read favorite. I can't get over it." ~ Angie @Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads
"The Queen of romantic comedy is back and better than ever, proving yet again that no one writes sexy hilarity quite like Staci Hart. Bad Penny isn't just rom com gold, it's platinum." ~ Bestselling Author Kandi Steiner
"Wildly sexy. Refreshingly raw. Empowering. Incredible. I couldn't put it down!" ~ Molly E. Lee, Author of the Love on the Edge series
"Bad Penny is the classic Staci Hart experience- humor, heart, and pure unadulterated feminist badassery- served straight up with a lime. Penny is the patriarchy-smashing heroine we've all been waiting for." ~ Author Kayti McGee
"Bad Penny is a hootenanny for your hoo-ha! Penny and Bodie will leave your heart full and libido reeling. This is Staci Hart at her best!" ~ B.L. Berry
"Hands down one of my favourite rom coms since Alice Clayton's Wallbanger. Funny, swoony, and most definitely steamy, this story kept me on my toes from start to finish." ~ Victoria L. James
Staci 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, even 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. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
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 sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.