It is finally release day! Piece of Work is LIVE! The world can finally experience Rin and Court’s story. Grab your copy from Amazon today!
Piece of Work
Publication Date: May 17, 2018
4.5 Boss B***ch CROWNS
Staci Hart’s romances are always impeccably written, her characters unique and her prose poetic, and Piece of Work is not any different. For the first time, however, I am more in love with the heroine and her friends than I am with the hero. I am absolutely enamored with Rin and her gaggle of friends.
Rin from the moment readers meet her is self conscious, hiding her intellect and bravado in baggy clothes. She is the stereotypical academic hermit. When she lands an internship at the Met, her transformation begins, because what has made her successful in the classroom also makes her successful with her new role. She acclimates and transforms from a student to a woman, one who is smart and brave, one who is willing to challenge Court, and one who loves without fear (or is at least willing to push it away). I love her attitude, her confidence, and her passion, and she is a heroine that could easily be a role model for girls, which makes her a top heroine in my book.
Court is a much more abrasive character. He is curt often appears aloof, even cold, but beneath the surface is a man who is hurt and broken. His fears drive his choices and have turned him into man who has solidified walls around his heart, so much so that even when he tries not to hurt Rin, he does. While Rin undergoes a physical transformation in the book, Court is the one who really grows throughout the novel emotionally, and he has a lot to learn. Even though at times readers will want to punch for his treatment of Rin, they will see that none his actions stem from any type of malice, and that will allow them to forgive his many atrocities.
It would insane for me not mention the group of friends that surround Rin. They are phenomenal. They support each other, push each other to chase their dreams, and they protect each other. Some of my favorite moments are when these ladies are together. They reassure her, tell her she is beautiful, make her okay with her transformation,and refuse to let her believer poorly about herself. They are true friendship goals.
This story follows the typical romance plot line. There are not any plot surprises or revelations that will floor you. The conflict is to be expected, and although the resolution is a bit of surprise, it is,again, not unexpected. Even though there is nothing to catch readers off guard, they will still get caught up on this world of art. They will feed on the passion of the characters, get caught up in their romance, cheer for this heroine to get her HEA, and want the hero to get it together. These characters will have readers investing in their story, because they are real and will resonate with many readers.
Staci Hart sure knows how write a romance. I swoon over the lines of her heroes. Her heroines and unique and vibrant. She makes my heart pitter-patter. At the end of the story I always fell lighter, like love is unconquerable and worth the fight. She really does make you believe that love will transform.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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, too.
You can grab your copy of Piece of Work today!
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, 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. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.