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Nothing good comes after the third date.

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.

©2017 Staci Hart (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Couldn't get enough of Bad Penny!

Super fun book! It featured a soft grunge girl(more bubblegum and unicorns than pain and death) who was really hoe-positive with a man who wasn't as wild as her, but could definitely handle her.

Readers who aren't a fan of savage heroines(heroines who aren't traditionally ladylike) may not connect to Penny, but as someone who's tired of the same old heroine, I'm glad the author took a risk with such a fun female MC. Brodie was a twin(I'm a twin, so it's always noteworthy to me ;p) and adventurous but maybe not as much as Penny. They fit well together, and I loved that in comparison, he was clean cut compared to her.

I think they had issues because Penny was afraid of committing(so much she had a 3 date rule to move on before people got hurt) and whatever problems they had, they created, but they reminded me of real 20 something-year-olds. Plus the love scenes were super hot.

My only complaint is that they lived in NYC and never encountered people of color or much marginalized groups at all. All white, abled, picture perfect people(if you don't count tattoos and piercings). The only mention of a PoC was in passing and not the most flattering situation to mention a PoC in the background.

Overall, this is my first read by this author, and while I'd bought it when it released, the moment it came out on audiobook I devoured it in one sitting! Won't be my last read from this author.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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The most sexiest book from Staci Hart!

Two words: JOE ARDEN!

The most sexiest book written by Staci Hart!

Please have a go! You won't regret it!

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TRIPLE THREAT: FUNNY HOT AND ROMANTIC

I loved this book from the first sentence. I love a book that is funny with hot sex. Win Win! Bad Penny is a Rare Penny. Either is hot or funny rarely both. This book is worth two credits. Don’t miss out on this one. Narration really great. I will listen to this a few time a year.

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Surprising

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I found that I loved the characters and their stories. The narrators did an amazing job bringing them to life and telling their story.

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And I sealed the lie with a kiss... - Brodie

Find a Penny pick it up all day long you'll have good luck...

How can I properly express how amazing Penny & Brodie are?! I'm sure my words will fall short but I will definitely try, these two deserve as much praise as I can muster. Penny is easily every girl who lives in a state of their own emotions, I connected with her so intensely in that matter. Where it's so easy to get lost in an obsession of another person to the point where it's all consuming and it is not completely healthy. This being so, Penny has set up boundaries for herself within her relationships introducing the 3 date rule, nothing beyond that saves her from attachment as well others attaching to her. It's working great, except for FUCKING BRAD, but eventually he gets the hint.

Then mint chocolate chip ice cream happens with a side of NERDY BOY BRODIE. And Penny is all too willing to let him happen, I don't blame you sister!! But neither of them are being honest about how they truly feel and inconsistency mixed with hesitation is a bratty combination. While both are attempting to give themselves distance from one another insecurities are starting small brush fires that will surely light shit on fire in true Staci Hart fashion. But... believe me when I say the burn is oh so worth it!

All I can say from here is that this EPILOGUE is her best out of all of her books to date, I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

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Penny and Bodie!

A disastrous relationship in high school had left Penny not recognizing the crazy girl that she had turned into. As a result, she changes men frequently and they never last longer than three dates. She is a tattoo artist, a great friend, a free spirit and is not about to be tamed by anyone.

Bodie is a perfect match for Penny. He remembers her as the girl he was crushing on in high school and he couldn’t stand watching how her boyfriend treated her. They attended high school together however the frog has turned into a sexy prince that lights a fire within her and makes her consider letting him stay around for longer than three dates.
Bodie wants more but he knows that he needs to take it slow as moving too fast will cause her to panic and bolt. Will he be able to remain patient long enough for Penny to realize that he is everything that she will ever need in a man and more?

Hot chemistry, humorous banter and awesome characters make this a story you won’t want to put down. I thought the narrators did a great job as you could feel the emotion through their voices.

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Excellent Story, Fun Characters

I thought this was a great audiobook. The author created some pretty cool characters. You felt like you were right in the book with them. The narrators were really great too. They played the characters to perfection. The storyline was very creative. It was impossible to put down. Looking forward to more from Staci Hart. Of course Joe Arden is one of my favorites.

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Fantastic!

I loved the story as well as the narration. Will definitely do a re-listen.