REVIEW: Piece of Work by Staci Hart

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“But, like I said, the universe and I were not friends.”

Back of the book blurb:

Marble isn’t the only thing that’s hard at this museum.

His body is as chiseled as Adonis. His lips are as sculpted as David. And his ego is the size of the Guggenheim.

You know the type—wolfish smile and the gravity of a black hole. The kind of man who sucks all the air from the room the second he enters it. My cocky boss thinks this internship was wasted on me, and he doesn’t hesitate to let me know.

But he’s wrong, and I’m going to prove it to him. If I can stay away from his devil lips, that is. Lips that cut me down and kiss me in the same breath, leaving me certain he’s on a mission to ruin my life.

And maybe my heart.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: May 17, 2018

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My rating:

            I would like to formally apologize to Staci Hart for not devouring every single book that she ever puts out. Sometimes, life gets to you and books get lost in the fold and one of my biggest fears is not being able to read all the books that I want to before this life is over.

            Wow, this got off to a very grim start. ANYWAY, my point is: Piece of Work blew my mind. Staci Hart writes with fervor, her worlds and characters and stories so vivid and so captivating that you can’t help but be mesmerized by every single word.

“The line between love and hate was as thin as people said, and I’d learned the intimate truth of it.”

            Piece of Work follows Rin as she takes on her internship at a museum. She’s tall, she’s awkward, she doesn’t want to be seen, until one day, she does want to be seen. And when she rolls that Boss Bitch lipstick onto her lips, she had no idea what would happen. And she definitely had no idea what would happen with her boss.

            Piece of Work is Staci Hart at her absolute best. We have a bad ass group of girls who protect each other (The Red Lipstick Coalition FOREVER!), a shy-turned-outgoing heroine, and a sexy as all hell boss who loves so Rin that it physically hurts. It’s a recipe for the sweetest and sexiest (with a little angst) romance that will be sure to have your hearts fluttering and your mouths drooling.

“Don’t you touch me again, you son of a bitch. Ever.”

Rin was so, so perfect and I absolutely adored her. I adored her voice and her insecurities because I have those same insecurities (obviously, it’s going to be a little different because I’m a guy and all BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN).

Her arc was... breathtaking. And the message that whether you’re into makeup or you’re not into makeup or regardless of what you wear or how you do your hair, you deserve to feel beautiful was SO, SO IMPORTANT. It’s so important to the younger generation, and even the older generations because we’re so conditioned to think this ONE certain way to look is the only way to be considered beautiful and it’s not. That message just really resonated with me and to see Rin find this confident, badass woman in herself honestly made me cry.

“Wear it today. Wear it out of this store. And later, I’m going to take it off and fuck you up.”

Then, of course, there’s Court. GOD, I love how he was the typical trope of alpha male; however, Rin didn’t take his shit and she actually complemented his alpha male-ness in such a poetic and effortless way. There are some couples in romance novels that are forced together, but Rin and Court were made for each other and it was intoxicating being able to witness their love!

And, you see, he has a filthy mouth. That’s always a huge plus in my book.

“Now kiss me in front of Jesus, Dr. Lyons, before I die.”

            Along with the fantastic dialogue, wonderful characters, and amazing plot, Staci Hart weaves effortless humor into Piece of Work and let me tell you, I’ll be recommending this superb rom-com for… the rest of my life, probably. Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this one!

            Piece of Work releases TODAY!

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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