Happy Release Day, Staci!
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Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker — Lily’s long time crush — is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice.
Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted.
West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more.
That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.
The main characters, West and Lily, are best friends. Until one night, at the opera, West realizes he might want something more. But Lily is ecstatic that her life-long crush, Blane, is finally interested in her, and West is forced to watch from the sidelines. Until the oops… that brings a gleeful cheer from the reader.
Written in first person POV, alternating between West and Lily, each character shines through Hart’s signature fast paced style and skillful turn of phrase. With humor woven throughout, this New Adult tale is a fantastic read.
This novel features believable and unique characters, real emotions and real jobs, and gripping dialogue. The story line is not bogged down by descriptions, though Hart provides just enough information to bring each setting to life.
Maggie, Cooper, Patrick, and Rose are also introduced in this, Book One of the Bad Habits Series, with a hint of great stories to come.
Do I really have to wait until November for Book Two?
***Adult language and scenes***
About the Author
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; she has 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, gaming, or designing graphics.