Bad Penny by Staci Hart Review


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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.


Staci Hart delivered us the comedy we all wanted. Bad Penny was deliciously dirty, funny, and sweet. I fell hard for former chubby nerd Bodie and was taken aback in the best way possible by his dirty mouth.

Penny has been screwed over before so she decides to start having a three date rule because nothing good comes after date three. The first three dates are full of sex, fun, and excitement. After that feelings get involved and inevitably someone is hurt. Enter sexy blond Bodie. Bodie challenges her and makes her question everything but in order to explore her feelings for him she would have to abandon all the rules she made for herself and open herself up to getting truly hurt.

‘I wanted zero commitment. I wanted the fun and the thrill and to call it before things got messy. Sticky. I always skipped out the door before those pesky old feelings got involved and wrecked the whole train.’

Bad Penny is HOT. Like need a dip in the pool to cool down HOT. But it is so much more. There wasn’t a character I didn’t love and the book as a whole was hilarious. I couldnot stop reading this story, staying up way later than I should have and even exhausted the next morning I cannot bring myself to feel bad about it. Grab Bad Penny today and I promise you won’t regret it.


1 comment

  1. I recently took some workshops from Staci at the Indie Tea Writer’s Retreat, and she was AWESOME. I haven’t read her books yet, but I’ve been seeing this one pop up everywhere. Adding it to my TBR now. Thanks for the great review!

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