Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Staci Hart / Jun 27, 2019

Work in Progress I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day But here I stand clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel and at the end of the aisle is the absolute la

  • Title: Work in Progress
  • Author: Staci Hart
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  • I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone And somehow, my soon to be hus I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone And somehow, my soon to be husband Marry him, and I ll land my dream job Save him, and I ll walk away with everything I ve ever wanted All I have to do is remember it s all for show None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.But first, I have to survive the kiss And with lips like his, I don t stand a chance Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for Published January 24th 2019 More Details Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Work in Progress, please sign up Popular Answered Questions When is this book coming out 1 likelike 3 months ago Add your answer Hannah Grace January 24, 2019 So very soon flag See 1 question about Work in Progress Lists with This Book January 2019 Most Anticipated Romances 127 books 1,802 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 17, 2019 Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 five stars 5 stars I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day Marriage of convenience troupes oh how I love thee A rom com from Staci Hart with this troupe, it just made it all the better After reading Player last year, I wasn t sure any of the other RLC books could top it, but I loved this one just as much It was different, but just as wonderful Tommy and Amelia were everything Amelia is the shy bookworm of her friends She s a little backwards and socially awkward, but she s am 5 stars I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day Marriage of convenience troupes oh how I love thee A rom com from Staci Hart with this troupe, it just made it all the better After reading Player last year, I wasn t sure any of the other RLC books could top it, but I loved this one just as much It was different, but just as wonderful Tommy and Amelia were everything Amelia is the shy bookworm of her friends She s a little backwards and socially awkward, but she s amazing When she meets Thomas Bane at a book signing, she comes out of her shell some Thomas brings that out of her at their first meeting He s a best selling author who is having major writers block and needs someone willing to help him with his book Someone who isn t afraid to be critical and tell him what s not working That someone is Amelia Amelia agrees, but this arrangement turns into so much than either one of them ever expected Tommy s bad boy behavior has him on the outs with his publisher He needs something huge to get him out of the hole he s in with them Something that will make him look different to the public A marriage to a sweet girl could be just what he needs It turns out, this arrangement works out perfectly for the both of them Admit it, Melia We re good together You are a mess I know I am And you balance me Babysit you I shrugged Same thing And I make you brave She chuckled That s true You will fall in love with both Tommy and Amelia, mark my words Amelia is genuine, kind, shy, sweet, and pure She s the best kind of person Then there is Tommy Tommy is so different than he appears On the outside, he s a bad boy, he s a rouge But Thomas Bane is hiding something And that something is his humongous heart Tommy is an amazing man He s giving, loving, and has a heart of gold There was absolutely nothing I didn t love about this couple or this book Work in Progress has romance, passion, steam, and laughs It s a beautiful and fun story that is heartwarming and has no unnecessary drama or angst which I appreciated Staci Hart really brings it with this one Tommy and Amelia s story was amazing and I couldn t have loved it And that little sneak peak into Katherine s book I am literally dying for it DYING Do yourself a favor and pick this one up I would recommend this one to all lovers of romance I can t imagine anyone not loving this book You are everything The words were reverent, her eyes open and bright You re everything I could ever want, all I could hope for flag 123 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Jan 14, 2019 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, best cover LIVE STARS I don t know were to start my review with Work In Progress, it was amazing.Staci Hart delivers a heartwarming,sweet and intense story.I adored Amelia and Thomas but mostly Amelia because I could see myself in her Amelia is shy,sweet and lovely.She is also passionate and kind.She is such a sweetheart.Thomas is sexy,charming and so swoon worthy If you like slow burn in your romance this is what you are getting.The chemistry between them is someting else.I loved LIVE STARS I don t know were to start my review with Work In Progress, it was amazing.Staci Hart delivers a heartwarming,sweet and intense story.I adored Amelia and Thomas but mostly Amelia because I could see myself in her Amelia is shy,sweet and lovely.She is also passionate and kind.She is such a sweetheart.Thomas is sexy,charming and so swoon worthy If you like slow burn in your romance this is what you are getting.The chemistry between them is someting else.I loved them, they have some sweet,funny, hot and flirty moments.Staci Hart surprise me every time I start a new book from her.I love her stories and her heroines are so original flag 41 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 14, 2019 Cristina CristiinaReads rated it really liked it Shelves arc books Talk about an angsty romance Staci knows how to properly write a romance filled with its own unique magic in the passion and lust ambience ARC kindly provided by the publicist in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 06, 2019 Staci Hart is currently reading it Review from the author Four days only at the sale price grab it while you can IN PROGRESS Coming January 24 I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone And somehow, my soon to be husband Four days only at the sale price grab it while you can IN PROGRESS Coming January 24 I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone And somehow, my soon to be husband.Marry him, and I ll land my dream job Save him, and I ll walk away with everything I ve ever wanted All I have to do is remember it s all for show None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.But first, I have to survive the kiss.And with lips like his, I don t stand a chance flag 31 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 23, 2019 Kandi Steiner rated it it was amazing Shelves faves 3, indies who rock Do you remember what it felt like to build a fort with your best friends Where you d string up all your sheets and blankets over chairs and couches, and then pile in underneath the canopy, laughing and playing and talking for hours Do you remember that joy, that incredible sense of warmth and comfort and love That s what reading this book felt like to me.Work in Progress is my favorite Staci Hart novel to date, and there really isn t just one reason There are so many, it s impossible to list Do you remember what it felt like to build a fort with your best friends Where you d string up all your sheets and blankets over chairs and couches, and then pile in underneath the canopy, laughing and playing and talking for hours Do you remember that joy, that incredible sense of warmth and comfort and love That s what reading this book felt like to me.Work in Progress is my favorite Staci Hart novel to date, and there really isn t just one reason There are so many, it s impossible to list them all Between the phenomenal writing, the never before read characters, and the true, genuine romance that I ve always dreamed of having in my own life, I was as smitten as a kitten with a ball of catnip If there was a gold medal for romantic comedy of the year, Staci Hart would clench it with Work in Progress and no one else would even come close to dethroning her I hadn t realized then that I had been very lonely Not until I wasn t any And it was all thanks to Tommy There was so much to love in this book First of all, Amelia Hall is the heroine I didn t know I ve been needing Here s this shy, awkward, but potty mouthed and feisty BOOKWORM trying to stumble through her first relationship which is FAKE, by the way She and her friends are so hilarious, and it felt just like sitting around with my OWN friends, gossiping and trying to figure out what to do when it comes to boys I loved any scene with her and the girls, and any scene where her buttons got pushed and she came out of her shell a little As a painfully awkward bookworm myself, it was so awesome to have my own feelings and anxieties reflected in a heroine She was hilarious And adorable And strong And loving SIGH I might have a crush on her than Thomas BaneOkay, that s a lie.Because THOMAS MOTHERF CKIN BANE, Y ALL First of all, from all the descriptions Hart paints of Tommy, I just picture him as Jason Momoa built like a god, sexy from his eyes to his toes, long, thick head of hair, strong jaw, nose that somehow turns you on SIGH And as if the way he LOOKS isn t enough to drool over, Hart went ahead and painted him as the most amazing Hero I ve ever read He s a writer A WRITER, GUYS He writes fantasy, but Amelia challenges him to write romance after ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARGUMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF BOOKS EVER I seriously highlighted so much of it maybe because it was sexy to see a guy put in his place with a woman defending romance books Take that, TommyYWAY.He s kind, he s protective, he s aware of those he loves and what they need and he ll do ANYTHING for them He s also cocky, and playful, and he loves to make Amelia squirm Think Han Solo with Leia THE BEST KIND OF FLIRTY VIBES I was falling in love with my husband And I had an undeniable feeling that he was falling in love with me, too These two characters together were absolutely explosive There s so much tension, so much angst leading up to their first kiss that by the time I got it, I was a SQUIRMY MESS And the first time it gets steamy between them FAGEDDABOUTIT She s a virgin, and he s a playboy, and the way he worships her body made me want to forego my life here on Earth and make a deal with the devil GET ME INSIDE THIS BOOK, LUCIFER, AND INSIDE TOMMY S ARMS RIGHT MEOW.Okay, I digress.But what I love MOST about this book and, well, any Staci Hart book, really, is the out of this world writing I read so much romance, and no one NO ONE does it like Hart does Her writing is so poetic, so beautiful, it s like staring at a rare painting revered around the world that you somehow got to hold in your hands for a short while She paints worlds like Van Gogh paints a starry night She creates rich characters like Martha Stewart creates rich, decadent chocolate cakes What I m trying to say is that she is, quite simply, the most talented romance author I have the pleasure of reading It s this that will always keep me coming back, always have me clamoring for , and always have me wondering if I should quit writing, myself, because I ll never be able to do what she does.I could go on and on about this book, the author, the writing, the CHARACTERS, the plot But here s everything you need to know in a nutshell Work in Progress is undoubtedly the best romantic comedy to come from Staci Hart s brilliant mind, and if you ve ever read her work before, you know this is a huge testament This book will have you clutching your heart in swoon after swoon, sighing with reverence, and all this while fighting back laughter and that s a fight you ll lose, I promise Work in Progress isn t just a romantic comedy for this generation, it s one for the ages, and if I could file it away next to my classics, I would I am simply blown away and in absolute, dazzled awe 5 stars just isn t enough Every romance loving bookworm MUST read this book Now I ll try to patiently wait for Katherine s book But after that epilogue, I don t know how I ll make it This group of friends is by far my favorite in any book world, save for maybe the Harry Potter crew I can t wait to get of them Chop chop, Staci Hart Your number one fan is waiting flag 30 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Kandi Steiner Rhonda wrote Kandi Steiner, that was one hell of a review I m sold Starting this book right now Thank you so much I promise, you won t regret it Rhonda wrote Kandi Steiner, that was one hell of a review I m sold Starting this book right now Thank you so much I promise, you won t regret it It will stay with me forever Jan 31, 2019 09 07AM Davetta I am reading this right now and I m loving it Jan 31, 2019 09 35AM Jan 29, 2019 Warda rated it it was ok review of another edition This was just alright Enjoyable but nothing about it stood out and neither did I feel my heart cling to the story and characters Buddy reading with my babes again This book is already off to a good start An arrogant author An introverted blogger Fake marriage Gonna eat this book up This was just alright Enjoyable but nothing about it stood out and neither did I feel my heart cling to the story and characters Buddy reading with my babes again This book is already off to a good start An arrogant author An introverted blogger Fake marriage Gonna eat this book up flag 31 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Eleanor When I saw the hot elbow status update I knew something was up lol I mean everyone has their weird kinks, but I legit laughed out loud Jan 30, 2019 05 53AM Warda Eleanor wrote When I saw the hot elbow status update I knew something was up lol I mean everyone has their weird kinks, but I legit laughed out lo Eleanor wrote When I saw the hot elbow status update I knew something was up lol I mean everyone has their weird kinks, but I legit laughed out loud So did I It was so unexpected ahaha Jan 30, 2019 07 08AM Jan 28, 2019 Sara Ink Is My Sword rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves forgetable, meh Although I am addicted to cheese, too much cheesy in my reads is not great Deep down, I d always known our time together was temporary Because life was fluid, ever changing, never the same for long It was a string of seasons, good times and bad, happy and sad, one after the other But above that deep down knowledge was the naive hope that we d somehow stay together forever The synopsis and idea behind this novel were so promising, but oh boy, what a big disappointment this was What sta Although I am addicted to cheese, too much cheesy in my reads is not great Deep down, I d always known our time together was temporary Because life was fluid, ever changing, never the same for long It was a string of seasons, good times and bad, happy and sad, one after the other But above that deep down knowledge was the naive hope that we d somehow stay together forever The synopsis and idea behind this novel were so promising, but oh boy, what a big disappointment this was What started as unique, relatable and fun became boring, easy, cheesy as hell, and unnecessary I fell just a bit bad because I am becoming one of those negative reviewers portrayed in the book but hell not even the blogging aspect saved this one for me The writing was good, no problem there, now the characters and plot is another story Do you know when authors create characters that have this one distinctive feature that identifies the main characters Well, this is an example when the characters are nothing else but that To make characters interesting they should not be predictable and hopefully had a complexity to them, but oh boy Thomas I refuse to call him Tommy, iugh was only loyal and dangerous, while Amelia was only naive and pure I could literally predict everything that will happen and how the characters were going to react, it was so bland The book felt endless, so much of nothing, there was zero drama when needed and when it appeared it was completely absurd There were some interesting backstories to Thomas and his brother and mom, but we had so little of scenes with them A work in progress is the perfect example of how romance becomes the only focus of the main characters lives It was like 2 weeks of only them, but how when his mom lived in the same property and was hella sick I just feel that if added scenes of this my liking for Thomas could have grown The huge break though, wow my eyes rolled till Asia and beyond, so forced and fabricated Also, our female character feels like crap for things that are not even her fault If you hate miscommunication, you are warned Angst ANGST WHERE IS MY ANGST A book with a fake marriage and potential hate to love because it wasn t used should have angst everywhere, right The part where you develop feelings but is a fake thing so oh no, well I did not get that here Everything was so easy and it felt almost instant I just couldn t buy the chemistry between both characters, perhaps is my bias on not liking this pure female characters The progress of their sexual relationship was slow which I appreciated In conclusion to much unrealistic content and drama, I am out I just didn t connect Pre reading thoughts Staci Hart s covers make me look like this Buddy read because with her my reading experience is 100 times better with flag 25 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Warda This review is so damn accurate lol eye rolled till Asia ahahhaha Feb 01, 2019 07 09AM Kim So I think I ll pass Thank you for the review Feb 01, 2019 09 38AM Jan 18, 2019 Wendy CCBH Blogger rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, blog tour review requested ccbh, romance, contemporary romance, 2019 favorite reads, angst, best heroines, book husbands, drama, dual pov ALL THE STARS I M SPEECHLESS I HAVE NO WORDS But I will say this, Work in Progress is my favorite book by Staci Hart to date Thomas Bane Remember that name people THOMAS BANE He s everything Perfection Bad boy extraordinaire A scoundrel Devil maycare fantasy writer He s got swag and sex appeal I d read and buy his books always Behind this image he portrays to the world is a humble man A good man with a heart of gold A man who will do anything to care for and protect his ALL THE STARS I M SPEECHLESS I HAVE NO WORDS But I will say this, Work in Progress is my favorite book by Staci Hart to date Thomas Bane Remember that name people THOMAS BANE He s everything Perfection Bad boy extraordinaire A scoundrel Devil maycare fantasy writer He s got swag and sex appeal I d read and buy his books always Behind this image he portrays to the world is a humble man A good man with a heart of gold A man who will do anything to care for and protect his family.Then we have Amelia Hall Sweet Timid Quirky and sassy af She s my spirit animal My best friend I want to be her when I grow up She is much like the ugly duckling who transforms into a beautiful swan Tommy and Amelia are complete opposites A couple you don t see a lot in romance stories and that s what I loved the most They re yin and yang, coming together perfectly All their moments were tender and sweet The intimacy was sexy and special Even when they faked their relationship there was no hiding those feelings that slowly crept into their hearts.I loved this book to pieces The perfect marriage of convenience romantic comedy And that ending I m shook It s Katherine s turn people and she s going to take us all by storm Mark my words icantwait Edits used in my review were taken from the author s Facebook page AN ARC WAS KINDLY PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW flag 25 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves marriage of convenience, book about a writer This book was not at all on my radar until early reviews starting coming in RAVING about the romance When I finally read the synopsis and saw it was about a blogger and a writer getting married and THEN falling in love, I was definitely intrigued and had to read it Amelia has never been kissed and feels crippling anxiety in any social situation she finds herself in She s trying to push past it, though, and decides to go to Thomas Bane s book signing on assignment from her boss The next thing This book was not at all on my radar until early reviews starting coming in RAVING about the romance When I finally read the synopsis and saw it was about a blogger and a writer getting married and THEN falling in love, I was definitely intrigued and had to read it Amelia has never been kissed and feels crippling anxiety in any social situation she finds herself in She s trying to push past it, though, and decides to go to Thomas Bane s book signing on assignment from her boss The next thing she knows, she s agreeing to help Thomas write his newest book and marry him to save his reputation In return, Amelia will finally land the job of her dreams Little does she know, Thomas is even charming than he is in the media and quickly finds herself falling for the caring, gentle man who might be falling for her too When I first started reading this book, I definitely fell head over heels for Thomas s character From the moment Amelia met him, I loved how honest and caring he was when it came to Amelia And the fact that he s a writer SWOOOOOOOON It was so fun watching Amelia help Tommy write and Tommy find so much inspiration from his relationship with Amelia I loved how their relationship developed into something so much as they started to get to know each other after their marriage of convenience I was absolutely obsessed with this story for about 85% of the way though until the conflict arose To me, the conflict was pretty obvious from the start and I was just hoping that wasn t going to play out the way I thought it was It was a trope that I m not a fan of and Tommy ended up being super hypocritical Ugh Once that was over, I do think the ending went on for a little too long and could have wrapped up a bit sooner Until that point, though, this romance was EVERYTHING and definitely on the track to being a five star read Overall, this was such fun book that I think every book lover will love Who wouldn t want their own hot fantasy writer who is super caring and amazing Seriously, can Thomas Bane be a real person Because I claim him as mine I definitely recommend picking up this adorable romance flag 25 likesLike see review Nicole Did you read the other 2 in the series 17 hours, 9 min ago Jan 24, 2019 Sabrina rated it really liked it Shelves arc edelweiss netgalley NOW LIVE US UK Stars Work in Progress brings fans of Staci Hart back the Red Lipstick Coalition and is Amelia s story Being the shy one of the group she kind of hid into the background often than not But in this story we get to see her break out of her shell and show the world how sweet and caring she could be I honestly loved that about her, how down to earth she was and was just a genuinely good person She took the ster NOW LIVE US UK Stars Work in Progress brings fans of Staci Hart back the Red Lipstick Coalition and is Amelia s story Being the shy one of the group she kind of hid into the background often than not But in this story we get to see her break out of her shell and show the world how sweet and caring she could be I honestly loved that about her, how down to earth she was and was just a genuinely good person She took the stereotype of typical rich heiress living in NYC and quashed it Tommy aka Thomas Bane, extraordinary writer and huge playboy, was seemingly the complete opposite of Amelia Yet it s quickly revealed that he may have a larger than life personality when it comes to the tabloids, but there s a lot that he s hiding from the world With Amelia, though, he was able to open up and share the secrets that have become a huge burden to him Overall, I really did enjoy this story and I thought it was a fun addition to the Red Lipstick Coalition books It kept me intrigued from start to finish and had me very invested in finding out how Amelia and Tommy s story would end The main reason for the 3.5 rating comes from the fact that I felt like there was a disconnect at times in how Amelia s character was described versus how she was portrayed I really wanted to see her grow into her confidence that her inner thoughts had me thinking was pretty low, but instead it was like she already had all the confidence she needed ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. flag 16 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 RentasticReads rated it it was amazing Shelves fake relationship, marriage of convenience, romcom Damn, Staci Hart s Red Lipstick Coalition series just keeps getting better and better Work in Progress definitely made me fall further and deeper in love with this unique band of friends and their slowly but surely rising level of strength and bravery, but it also drove me ridiculously wild over Tommy and Melia I couldn t get enough I wanted to devour and take everything in all at once, but their riveting story is one that needed to be relished One that made you want to slow down, take you Damn, Staci Hart s Red Lipstick Coalition series just keeps getting better and better Work in Progress definitely made me fall further and deeper in love with this unique band of friends and their slowly but surely rising level of strength and bravery, but it also drove me ridiculously wild over Tommy and Melia I couldn t get enough I wanted to devour and take everything in all at once, but their riveting story is one that needed to be relished One that made you want to slow down, take your time, and have every moment sink into your soul I just never wanted it to end He was my own personal magic feather, and I held on with all the faith and hope that I could fly if I believed hard enough. Thomas Bane is an irresistibly charming, soul searing, panty melting, built like a Greek god bestselling author after every book lover s heart He might ve had a bad boy, troublemaker reputation with the media and everyone else, but behind that carefully curated facade was truly a man with a tenderness and devotion unlike any other The way he loved and protected those who matter the most to him brought me to my knees and knocked me on my ass Tommy was just so breathtakingly dreamy and swoony that he slayed me and with every page I turned And honestly, it truly felt like a privilege to get to know him and break down those walls The treasure of her body, the gift of her self, was one that I would forever hold sacred. Amelia Hall is an extremely shy and modest book blogger who d rather hole up in her room, buried in stacks upon stacks of books than to brave the world outside I loved how delicate and timid she was How her innocence made her so pure and sweet How she was just the perfect softness to Tommy s every rough edge, and balanced him out in every way possible She might even look small and fragile, but Amelia s love and compassion were as immense as they were mighty She s absolutely awe inspiring through and through, and she makes me want to strive to have a heart of gold just like hers How in the world did you choose me, Tommy There was no choice to be made I knew the second the universe put you in my path that you would change everything, and you have Ignoring that gift would have been a grave mistake, one I don t think I could have made if I d tried Their marriage might ve been abrupt and planned, created as a front to help save and clean up Tommy s image and boost Amelia s career, but with the kind of chemistry they had that sizzled and bloomed instantaneously, falling in love was just inevitable With the depth and level of understanding that developed between them, no matter how different they were from the other, it really was only a matter of time before feelings got involved And when you witness the kind of fireworks these two have when they re together, swooning and fluttering feels deep in your gut are a hundred percent guaranteed I will rewrite the stars I will shake the heavens and mark them with your name Because without you, I am lost An utterly striking, funny yet heart melting and vastly relatable tale of loyalty and trust, forgiveness and hope, friendship and family, and passion and love, Work in Progress will undoubtedly leave you floating through cloud nine, engulfed with all the feels and sporting a wide, goofy grin on your face.P.S Thomas Bane s fine ass and erotic elbow is MINE I m calling dibs Kthxbye.Follow me on Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 22 likesLike see review Jan 15, 2019 WendysThoughts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for Staci Hart Fans, Romance 4.5 Face Palming Stars 1 2 Spoiler FreeWhen Staci Hart decides to create something unique and fresh, yet also has all the elements Romance Readers loveShe Knows Just How To Do It Period Ms Hart took an idea of four women who each came from different ethnic, cultural, financial and personal backgrounds and had them become best of friends in college Each of them felt at one time or another as outsiders Each had talents, capabilities, and life goalsAnd each of them had limited e 4.5 Face Palming Stars 1 2 Spoiler FreeWhen Staci Hart decides to create something unique and fresh, yet also has all the elements Romance Readers loveShe Knows Just How To Do It Period Ms Hart took an idea of four women who each came from different ethnic, cultural, financial and personal backgrounds and had them become best of friends in college Each of them felt at one time or another as outsiders Each had talents, capabilities, and life goalsAnd each of them had limited experience with men Now, these women are in New York City and are supporting the other through whatever challenges life and love throws at them They even have their own personal tool to get them to be the bravest they canand it all is due to a red lipstick of their choicea type of armor to wear into battle.Which brings me to Work in Progress Imagine if you will what could be the most unrealistic coupling there could beWe have Amelia, a book blogger who comes from a family which has unlimited wealth due to one of those crazy inventions like The Clapper or any other thing pitched on television late at night When Amelia was a child she stuttered and this developed into her not wanting to speak and be teased by other kids She realized books never laughed at you or made you personally feel bad Talking was overrated When she went to college, she lucked out by meeting her friends and all three of them are now living in her family s brownstone Amelia knows she has had anxiety issues with being around people in everyday life and her therapist has been guiding her to do and get out of her comfort zone With Amelia wishing to one day be an editor with one of the big publishing houses, she has taken on a huge challenge of working with a local newspaper of sorts doing whatever the managing editor wants her to do This is how Amelia finds herself in line to meet the hottest author at a book event Thomas Bane is every woman s wet dream He is handsome, charming and so Alpha it oozes off of him He came on the scene overnight and ever since the world cannot get enough of him His Instagram is off the charts, his fans adore him and are loving all the escapades he seems to get into Amelia loves how he writes but also hates the way he writes his heroes She is honest in her reviews and with every book that comes out, she calls him out on these flaws every time Now she is next in line and has been sent by her boss to actually have a conversation with this physical being As Amelia chants her way through and tries to just breatheher turn arrives Thomas Bane is a charismatic force He is a twin and was always the one to push the boundaries His mom loved her sons and she was left by the dad to raise them herself He came from wealth didn t want to deal with a pregnant girlfriend This left her to ridicule and lies by those in her neighborhood But the mother stood strong and raised her sons well by working 2 and 3 jobs at a time The boys grew to be men and Tommy took his keen mind and somehow came up with a book.Tommy decided he was going to protect his family from any intrusion from outsiders He and his brother created a persona, an armor of sorts to present to the world His mother would be off limits, unknown He and his brother would run the social media to present Tommy as the charming Bad Boy all the fans and women would want It was working for years but lately, things have been off and the dreaded writer s block has hit him hard So when Amelia steps up to meet Tommy, she is her usual awkward self But when he recognizes who she ismeaning the blogger known for bashing his books, Amelia shows all her strength and passion in defending her reasons for hating his heroes This causes Tommy to realize Amelia is just who he needs to help him with his writing He needs her to tell him noto guide him to find the right focus to write the book due to the publishers He pitches the idea to Amelia and she is stunnedyet at the same excited about the idea of working with him It would be the perfect way to get one step closer to becoming an editor with a publishing house They reach an agreement and she will start helping him the next day.Hart gives us this perfect set up Because then this book takes off at breakneck speed down a raceway of fun, nervous moments for both, and of course, love There is so much than the surface stories because these characters are pushed to handle things they never intended The big joy is how they both come together fully embracing their love for one another We also get all of Amelia s best friends together supporting each other, Tommy s twin and their amazing mother This had it all Staci Hart is on to something special with these books and I know the next one will be a doozy Before Reading So Excited this landed on my Kindle Yum, Yum Oh how wishes can come trueWell, sort ofHandsome Manly Man standing at the altarCheckBaby Pink Roses in my handCheckA True Love till the End of TimeNOT CHECKWhat Nope, here I am ready to marry this man offering everythingA Brillant Career I always wantedA way to do something goodJust a Huge HiccupIt was supposed to be all for showBut now it feels like a Loving Work In Progress January 24th, 2019 For Reviews, Free E books and Giveaways flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Shayna rated it it was amazing Shelves arc review, read in 2019, january 2019, author staci hart, standalone, genre romantic comedy, marriage of convenience, top pick, top pick 2019 , Have you ever wanted to grab onto certain characters and never let go Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself so deep into an author s world that you never wanted to come back to reality My answer to both questions is when it comes to Staci Hart s work In her latest UNPUTDOWNABLE standalone romantic comedy Have you ever wanted to grab onto certain characters and never let go Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself so deep into an author s world that you never wanted to come back to reality My answer to both questions is when it comes to Staci Hart s work In her latest UNPUTDOWNABLE standalone romantic comedy you get to fall HEAD OVER HEELS in love with Amelia and Tommy These two, you guys FREAKING EPIC chemistry, undeniable connection, and amazing banter that will have you reading pages over and over again Once again, Ms Hart pulls together the Red Lipstick Coalition and reminds us the importance of friendship, courage, and self worth Trust, love, and loyalty is the name of the game in this fabulous rom com and Staci Hart delivers absolute GREATNESS with every turn of the page It s no surprise that Staci s first release of the year ended up on my TOP FAVORITES list I have a feeling that it won t be the only one by her flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 B.B Easton rated it it was amazing Work in Progress is a sweet, swoony, smile inducing escape from reality I mean, a sudden marriage to a wealthy, infamous, sexy as sin writer who desperately needs you for his muse Dies Comes back to life with hand raised Yes, please I give Tommy and Amelia five stars and all the red lipstick in the world flag 15 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 26, 2019 Megan Steamy Reads Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019_5 stars, arc I was falling in love with my husband And I had the undeniable feeling that he was falling in love with me too If there is one author I will always go out of my way to read and one I rate so highly it would be Staci Hart Her stories always appear to be so thoroughly and carefully thought out, with impeccable writing that always captures me from the go and characters that are as much different as they are relatable, intriguing, engaging and appealing Staci s talent astounds and inspires I was falling in love with my husband And I had the undeniable feeling that he was falling in love with me too If there is one author I will always go out of my way to read and one I rate so highly it would be Staci Hart Her stories always appear to be so thoroughly and carefully thought out, with impeccable writing that always captures me from the go and characters that are as much different as they are relatable, intriguing, engaging and appealing Staci s talent astounds and inspires me in a way very few authors have the ability to do Staci Hart s newest release Work in Progress is an alluring, heart warming and intense marriage of convenience story that was positively un put downable.Amelia is a shy and slightly awkward book blogger who is so incredibly sweet, but who also has the ability to speak her mind once she comes out of her shell She is the kind of heroine you have no option but to fall in love with, and relate to her in the most powerful way possible I wanted nothing but the absolute best for her.Tommy is a bestselling author with a major bad boy persona and his behaviours have gotten him into some hot water He realises he needs to produce something astounding in order to get him out of the trouble he s in He needs to invest in the help of someone who will be honest and who will be always willing to give criticism when it s needed Perhaps marrying a sweet and kind girl will give him the public image to help his career Amelia touched my greatest fear She was everything I d been running from, and I d welcomed her into heart without hesitation I loved both Tommy and Amelia and their whole relationship from start to finish The absolutely lovely and shy bookworm and the bad boy author, who under his rough exterior lies the most beautiful man who cares than he ever shows to the outside world Work in Progress was a beautiful and heart warming romance that was so much fun to read and captured my attention and kept me fully engaged until the last word was read I categorically and unconditionally loved this story and urge everyone to one click Work in Progress and fall madly in love with Tommy and Amelia flag 11 likesLike see review Jenny Steamy Reads Blog Nice review, babe Jan 27, 2019 12 50PM Maida v Wonderful review, love xoxo Jan 31, 2019 01 52PM Jan 19, 2019 Vanessa nessreads rated it it was amazing I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book 5 Can I have you StarsI AM A MESS AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF STACI AND HER BRILLIANCE I m giddy af and the cheesiest and goofiest smile is plastered on my face My heart is filled with all the ooey gooey feel good feelings I get when reading one of Staci s rom coms I m swooning like crazy and I can t stop UGH, this book This Book It was so freaking good Is it too early for a re read THOMAS TOMMY BANE Where the hell did you come from I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book 5 Can I have you StarsI AM A MESS AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF STACI AND HER BRILLIANCE I m giddy af and the cheesiest and goofiest smile is plastered on my face My heart is filled with all the ooey gooey feel good feelings I get when reading one of Staci s rom coms I m swooning like crazy and I can t stop UGH, this book This Book It was so freaking good Is it too early for a re read THOMAS TOMMY BANE Where the hell did you come from Gahhhh, I can t, I absolutely cant I am so gone for this out of this world fantasy author He makes my heart go pitter patter There is so much to him than what he lets others see He doesn t give his trust freely, but that comes with being famous and knowing there are those few who want to expose him This bad boy is so much than meets the eye He has the biggest heart of gold My gosh, Tommy is kind, funny, caring and loving and just an all around good person Seriously, he s everything AMELIA OMFG SHE IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL Honestly, we are the same person She is real and had me living She s so pure and innocent and I just loved her quirkiness Her inner monologue was A and she had me laughing nonstop And when she started coming out of her shell little by little was fan freakin tastic I love her, I love her so much Tommy and Amelia, oh boy, from their first encounter, it was the start of something so good Not knowing it at the time that they were both going to need each other in a big way These two were the freaking cutest Thomas and his protectiveness over Amelia had me swooning I couldn t get enough of these two to save my life I desperately wanted and needed .Work in Progress was poetic and beautiful It was funny, heartfelt and sexy Everything that Staci is known for How How Staci does it I have no idea Every book in this series just gets better and better And it s getting harder and harder to pick a favorite I am so head over everything in love with this series This group of women that make up the RLC are AH MAZ ING I feel as though I can be friends with all of them I see myself in each and every one of them They feel so real to me and I just adore them I don t even want to think about the end and having to say goodbye STACI, WHAT EVEN WITH THAT TEASE That sneak peek of Katherine s book just has me jumping off the walls I NEED, I NEED, I NEED flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Becca Wicked Quests of a BookNinja rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary, contemporary romance, arc, romance Blog review5 Ridiculous Heart StarsWow What an amazing book If I could give than 5 stars, it d get a million I enjoyed this story like nothing else before I don t even understand how it was only my first ever Staci Hart book Work in Progress is not just a book it s a whole experience I guess there s only a few books out there that can capture your whole existence I can easily say that Work in Progress is totally one of these books I ve fallen in love with Tommy Amelia immed Blog review5 Ridiculous Heart StarsWow What an amazing book If I could give than 5 stars, it d get a million I enjoyed this story like nothing else before I don t even understand how it was only my first ever Staci Hart book Work in Progress is not just a book it s a whole experience I guess there s only a few books out there that can capture your whole existence I can easily say that Work in Progress is totally one of these books I ve fallen in love with Tommy Amelia immediately, and believe me, I m not easy to be wooed But these two and Hart s mind blowing writing, of course captured me in a way I couldn t ignore This story has a real charm and you won t be able to resist it, either Gosh, I m trying so hard to say something cool and fabulous about this book, but my mind keeps running back to the story and I can t concentrate.So, a bit about the characters Tommy has my undying love This man is the full package and I totally want a copy of him for myself That s the deal here And Amelia This girl is pure flipping joy She s my ideal heroine of romance novels.I m running out of words here, so let me sum it up for you Work in Progress is already a top read of this year flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Kayla Brunson rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2019, romance Can I have you Four devastating words, and my will crumbled into dust Only if I can have you, too This was so freakin good Easily my favorite in this series of standalones so far A book blogger and an author falling in love SOLD I adored Amelia and Tommy and I m pretty sure that everyone who reads this will too When I read that Amelia was married in the last chapter of Player I knew that I had to know every detail on that one.Amelia was such a quiet person She didn t interact with ot Can I have you Four devastating words, and my will crumbled into dust Only if I can have you, too This was so freakin good Easily my favorite in this series of standalones so far A book blogger and an author falling in love SOLD I adored Amelia and Tommy and I m pretty sure that everyone who reads this will too When I read that Amelia was married in the last chapter of Player I knew that I had to know every detail on that one.Amelia was such a quiet person She didn t interact with others if she didn t have to If she did, her friends had to be around as a buffer After having a terrible speech impediment when she younger and all the bullying she endured, she just stopped talking if she didn t absolutely have to Even after completing speech therapy she still didn t want to talk unless necessary She was super shy but she had feelings and opinions.Thomas Bane was a famous fantasy author who let the world think whatever they wanted of him as long as his family and his true self was out of the media I adored him, I swoon over him, and I fell hard for him Reading about the way he treated his mom and Amelia was gold Even though he was written to be a big strong guy, he was a softie at heart.The CHEMISTRY you guys THE CHEMISTRY I was obsessed after the first meeting Hearing Amelia tell him what she thought of his writing was amazing and I loved how he wanted of her Also, a marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes Even though I m screaming at you about the chemistry, the best part of their relationship was the friendship that they had They had so much in common and it honestly felt like they knew each other forever Their dialogue and just the way that they were around each other felt easy and effortless.As much as I loved it, I sadly couldn t give it 5 stars There was just something about it that I couldn t Maybe because it was over 400 pages I don t really see a need for a contemporary romance to be that long, but that s just me Also, I can get the reason for the drama but I can t stand it when it s on the fence of unnecessary.Overall, this was the best one yet of this series The romance and the character were so good The next one is about Katherine and all I can t wait till April Blog Instagram Twitter flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Snow rated it really liked it review of another edition UfWhat to say here A marriage of convenience.you know what that entails, dont ya Well, this story contained all the right ingredients to make one hell of a angsty pent up romance thrilland sure, on than one level, this story was exactly that.BUTsometimes in eagerness to achieve the pent up angst, the reasons characters try to portray as the right ones often turn out to be made in pure rashness for a better word than stupidity sigh The interaction between these two was admir UfWhat to say here A marriage of convenience.you know what that entails, dont ya Well, this story contained all the right ingredients to make one hell of a angsty pent up romance thrilland sure, on than one level, this story was exactly that.BUTsometimes in eagerness to achieve the pent up angst, the reasons characters try to portray as the right ones often turn out to be made in pure rashness for a better word than stupidity sigh The interaction between these two was admirably almost unreal in beauty and compassion, passion and lovingbut what they purely lack in was reason and sense well damn, the lack of communication always irks me the wrong way and I just can t help it but roll my eyes and sigh in annoymentSure, we are not perfectbut dammit, we are adults and rashness and heisty abrupt actions made in pure affect are really not the admirable virtue to possess, now is it And I guess, I really feel too old to be dealing with that cause well, just think how much time is wasted by these immature actionsso, it s a 3.75 stars for me flag 15 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Anahita Wonderful review 6 hours, 23 min ago Snow Anahita wrote Wonderful review Thank you Anahita Xoxo 4 hours, 24 min ago Jan 26, 2019 Alba and Her Secrets rated it it was amazing Shelves 6 stars, alpha male, beautiful hot cover, best boyfriend, best dirty talk, best relationship, billionaire wealthy, contemporary romance, dirty talk, dramatic 5 My ridiculous husband Stars Ladies and gents, I just finished my first 5 star of 2019 I knew when I started reading Staci s books last year that I would enjoy her stories a whole lot and I am so glad I wasn t wrong I fell in love with all the characters in the Red Lipstick Coalition in Piece of Work and I just knew Amelia s story would be special So special that has left me as a puddle of melted happiness after finishing this outstanding love story.So, Work in Progress takes us back to 5 My ridiculous husband Stars Ladies and gents, I just finished my first 5 star of 2019 I knew when I started reading Staci s books last year that I would enjoy her stories a whole lot and I am so glad I wasn t wrong I fell in love with all the characters in the Red Lipstick Coalition in Piece of Work and I just knew Amelia s story would be special So special that has left me as a puddle of melted happiness after finishing this outstanding love story.So, Work in Progress takes us back to the Red Lipstick Coalition world and now it s time for the nerdy and shy bibliophile in the crew to find her match And this romantic comedy that is also in the marriage of convenience troupe was the most perfect way for Amelia to find her soulmate She meets Thomas Bane, sexy bad boy and bestselling author, and he peels of every layer surrounding her How does the marriage of convenience thing happens Well, Tommy is having a writers block, his behaviour is putting his career in danger and he needs a guardian angel to save him sweet, innocent Amelia That is the start of this flawless love story You re unconventional, Amelia Hall I angled closer And I like it Work in Progress is my favorite book to date by Staci Hart Yes, I have only read the other two stories about the RLC crew and they are SO good , but this is definitely my favorite Any shy bookworm out there can see herself in Amelia, and that is what happened to me I AM exactly like Amelia and I loved every second of reading how she comes out of her shell and becomes even amazing than she already is And Tommy sigh I am IN LOVE Can I have him for my birthday Because he completely stole my heart He is not the bad boy you imagine he is, he simply is a stunning man, inside and out He is sweet, funny, humble, sexy and completely devoted to the people he loves Can t you tell how much I loved him Can I have you Four devastating words, and my will crumbled into dust Only if I can have you, too How in the world did you choose me, Tommy There was no choice to be made This couple was simply everything Everything was perfect They work so well together, they have a beautiful connection and a chemistry that happens to be mindblowing and explosive They are so smitten with each other that I melted all over Gah, this book Who does not love a bookworm finding the love of her life in a hot and captivating man, am I right I just loved Tommy and Amelia together SO much They were adorable and heartwarming, their relationship is so special and unique and the chemistry is off the charts HAWT I loved every moment of Work in Progress, including that touching and happy ending I will rewrite the stars I will shake the heavens and mark them with your name Because without you, I am lost So, of course, I am rating Work in Progress with my special 5 STARS because there was nothing I did not love about the feelings I felt while reading this wonderful piece of writing This novel is heartwarming, funny, charming, steamy and emotional I couldn t find a single flaw in this book and that is why I have to give this rating I love Staci Hart so hard for writing this story because I believe any booklover like myself will find herself 100% identified and compelled by these characters and their epic romance Highly, HIGHLY recommend reading it CHECK OUT MY BLOG HERE flag 9 likesLike see review NiCoLeTa E Terrific review, sweetie Jan 26, 2019 11 26AM Aisling Zena Lovely review hun x Jan 27, 2019 04 33AM Jan 15, 2019 Amy rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, 4 5 stars, review books 4.5 Stars I had no answers I had no thoughts of the past or the future, of my fate or the world, or anything beyond Thomas Bane s lips and hands and arms I knew the second the universe put you in my path that would change everything She s a wish I didn t know I had He didn t smile He didn t speak He didn t ask questions or need clarification All he did was kiss me, kiss me with a hundred promises and a sigh drunk with love From the little tastes and tidbits that we ve been getting fr 4.5 Stars I had no answers I had no thoughts of the past or the future, of my fate or the world, or anything beyond Thomas Bane s lips and hands and arms I knew the second the universe put you in my path that would change everything She s a wish I didn t know I had He didn t smile He didn t speak He didn t ask questions or need clarification All he did was kiss me, kiss me with a hundred promises and a sigh drunk with love From the little tastes and tidbits that we ve been getting from author Staci Hart in regards to Work in Progress, I just knew she was going to have another hit on her hands and boy was I not disappointed Work in Progress hit all the marks and left me begging and pleading for.From the moment I dove into Work in Progress, I was hooked I couldn t get enough of Amelia and Thomas Amelia was so adorable, so quiet and shy But, when you hit a topic she was passionate about, she somehow found the strength to just let you have it So, when Thomas presents her with an opportunity to help out with his next book, she d be a fool to let that chance pass her by Sure she hates his books, but he s a great writer with a ton of potential Not to mention he s ridiculously good looking and a notorious bad boy They are the total opposite, but somehow their friendship works That is until Thomas needs another favor Amelia goes from never being kissed to suddenly married to Thomas Bane Everything she could ever want is at her finger tips She s just got to survive their fake relationship I absolutely adored Work in Progress I couldn t help but devour it in one sitting The characters are fun and entertaining It s impossible to not fall in love with them Thomas and Amelia s story hooked me from page one and had me dying to see how it would play out I loved the ease of their relationship Despite Amelia s shyness and Thomas s experience they somehow just meshed well together Their pull was instant and I loved the banter that they shared And of course, you can t forget the sparks These two had some amazing sparks Just another reason why I was so glued to the pages.Work in Progress is a terrific and swoon worthy read It s incredibly well written and will entertain you in many ways You can never go wrong with a fake relationship that turns into and this one certainly hit all my marks From opposites attract to a romance neither one of them saw coming to taking chances and learning who and how to trust.Ugh I just couldn t get enough This series just keeps getting better and better and I can t help but be hopelessly addicted to it I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 25, 2019 Dora Koutsoukou rated it really liked it 4 sSweet, funny, sexy and beautifully written 4 sSweet, funny, sexy and beautifully written flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves angsty romance, arc given to blog for honest revie, dying to get my hands on, read in 2019 ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review 4.5 Yes Ridiculous erotic elbow Trust me Loud and Clear KissesI looooooove the feeling I have after I ve finished a Staci Hart novel it s one of the best feelings ever And the way I feel right now after Work In Progress it s simply fantastic I ve been hooked on the Red Lipstick Coalition RLC girls since the very beginning with Rin in Piece of Work the love grew even stronger with Val in Player and now Amelia has taken it to epic new lev ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review 4.5 Yes Ridiculous erotic elbow Trust me Loud and Clear KissesI looooooove the feeling I have after I ve finished a Staci Hart novel it s one of the best feelings ever And the way I feel right now after Work In Progress it s simply fantastic I ve been hooked on the Red Lipstick Coalition RLC girls since the very beginning with Rin in Piece of Work the love grew even stronger with Val in Player and now Amelia has taken it to epic new levels At this rate Katherine just might completely blow my mind to a new galaxy and I m quite looking forward to it The combination of these girls with Staci s incredible talent it s just a force that I cannot deny That being said, all of these books can be read as complete standalone s there is overlap with the characters, but it doesn t effect the individual storylines at all So, when I read Amelia s teaser for Work in Progress at the end of Player, I was soooooo ready for her because there is nothing I love than a fellow book worm and Amelia is one of the good ones I adored falling in love with her and Thomas, and together, these two completely make me melt I adored every second of their story, it was absolutely perfect.Amelia Hall Bane my lovely little bookworm I really and truly want to pick her up and put her in my pocket because she s like a little book pixie that I want to carry with me everywhere I go She s one of those characters that instantly puts me at ease she s loveable, kind and caring She s a little soft spoken, but she s no pushover she does have a mind to speak obviously book bloggers are known for being opinionated but she is just shy, which I got One of the parts I loved most about WiP was her growth yes, obviously the main focus is her and Thomas, but a side effect of their relationship is the change that comes through in Amelia Thomas helps her so much, not necessarily intentionally, but the resulting effect is insanely gratifying Saying yes to Thomas Bane was definitely one of the best decisions Amelia ever made and meeting Amelia may have been the luckiest thing that has ever happened to Thomas I m going to kiss you, Amelia Bane The possession, the raw heat in his voice as he said my name lit a simmering fire low in my belly My permission was given in an exhale, a shift into him, a parting of my lips as my body said yes before my brain could even consider his words He claimed my consent with his lips, the kiss as chaste as it was searing Thomas Bane the bad boy author he s all long hair, sideways smirk and endless charm there is no way to deny him But don t worry, I didn t even bother trying Thomas is a million different kinds of wonderful he s deep and alluring and you just want to be around him and know about him Maybe it s the element of the unknown, because he lets so few people truly know him maybe it s the persona whatever it is, it works for him Honestly, I guess because we know from the start that all of the rumors are just for show, it makes it easier to know and understand him once we know that its not who he really is, it makes me want to truly get and understand him The talented author who came from nothing and has made something for himself The guy from the Bronx who is so insanely protective of his family The man who has never really been vulnerable shown his true self been in love All of it pulled me in so effortlessly I loved getting to know Tommy and I loved even how being with Amelia changed him as much, if not than, it changed her Tommy, I whispered, and the word was a plea He met my eyes, leaned over me, capturing me in his arms, clutching me to his chest Yes he answered, close enough for his word to brush my lips I I don t know how to how to tell you what how to say that Just tell me Just say it The answer is yes Relief and courage rose in my chest I drew a painful breath against tight ribs and let it out I want you to touch me Really touch me I want you to kiss me Kiss me everywhere Everything about him darkened, heated up until he was crackling, his hand gripping my hip Melia The way he said my name, like I d be his deliverance and his undoing It s interesting because you might think that a book blogger and an author would be a match made in heaven but it could quickly go the other way I was open for both options when it came to Melia and Tommy because I mean, come on, who doesn t love to have a little angry angst thrown in every now and then But I digress either way I loved the way Amelia and Thomas came together loved their first meeting looooved the premise I will say I wish they had had at least two or three other interactions before the shoe dropped just to kind of develop of a rapport and it would have felt a little less like she was marrying a complete stranger It wasn t completely jarring, it actually was written very smoothly, but it was in the back of my mind that they didn t really know anything about each other It was too easy to forget that though because when it came down to it, their chemistry was completely effortless it was like they had known each other forever and the bond they built while going through the whole experience and simultaneously getting to know each other was pure bliss I think that was one of the reasons I fell for them so deeply was because they developed such a strong bond, they were friends and the romantic feelings came naturally, and I looooove it when that happens How in the world did you choose me, Tommy I said half to myself There was no choice to be made His big hand held my face, his own soft and searching I knew the second the universe put you in my path that you would change everything, and you have Ignoring that gift would have been a grave mistake, one I don t think I could have made if I d tried I am always endlessly happy when I read a Staci Hart novel Like seriously always happy every single time she has rarely let me down and it s one of the 8,652,940,294 reasons why I love her and her books It s another reason why she is on my must read list and why I get insanely giddy the moment her books hit my kindle My only teeny tiny, itty bitty criticism was the occasional overuse of the word chuffed repetitiveness is one of my extreme pet peeves, so I m sensitive to it but it was definitely not something that took away from my enjoyment of Melia and Tommy I cannot deny Staci s talent she creates characters I m addicted to, her way with words never ceases to amaze me and her novels have everything that I love about romance The way she makes me feel is like second nature I m a puppet to her puppeteer and I m all about it because the way she crafts her stories is undeniable she writes emotion so clearly, I can t help but fall head over heels into the story and what is happening They re not perfect stories, I may not always understand everything or like what is happening with the characters, but that s not the point everything she does has a reason and a purpose behind it and I love that by the time I m finished with the story I am endlessly happy You are everything The words were reverent, her eyes open and bright You re everything I could ever want, all I could hope for Thank you for loving me, Tommy How could I not, Melia Loving you is the easiest thing I ve ever done, I said simply, brushing my knuckles across her cheek before opening my hand, cupping the curve with my palm The ending was fantastic perfectly timed, I loved everything that happened and the way that it fell into place The grand gestures made me swoon harder than I thought possible and holy hold onto your hats that epilogue was beyond anything The teases that were dropped.just YAAAAAS And also I have seven words for how I am feeling after I finished the tease at the end of Work in Progress Give Me Well Suited Right Freaking Now I had a feeling when I read the tease in the Epilogue a strong gut feeling and I hoped and prayed to any book god that might be listening that it would be true and with that last sentence in the tease of Well Suited all my wishes were granted and it was majestic But now I need Katherine s book right now Like this very second, because I am D Y I N G I ve been excited for all of my RLC girls books but Katherine is a certain kind of special and I m super pumped to see how her guy handles her RedLipstickCoalitionLover flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Lady Heather rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites, 10 stars if i could, 2019 release, adult, arc to review, badass bad boys, contemporary romance, fiction, indie writer, kick ass female leads Date of Publication January 24, 2019Genre Contemporary Romance Synopsis Her fake husband is a Work In Progress Work in Progress, an all new romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is available now I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely han Date of Publication January 24, 2019Genre Contemporary Romance Synopsis Her fake husband is a Work In Progress Work in Progress, an all new romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is available now I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiselled as stone And somehow, my soon to be husband Marry him, and I ll land my dream job Save him, and I ll walk away with everything I ve ever wanted All I have to do is remember it s all for show None of it is real, no matter how real it feels But first, I have to survive the kiss And with lips like his, my heart doesn t stand a chance 5 Without trust, there is no love Stars You know when you read a book and you absolutely fall in love with characters because you see their strengths and weaknesses You like how they talk to one another, they have great conversations, they re comfortable with each other, and they banter like they were made for each other.Even though Amelia and Thomas s relationship first started out as a business deal, it didn t take long for it to develop into something beautiful and precious.Trust between the two of them happened almost immediately.Amelia would do everything in her power to protect Thomas, and Thomas s protective instincts kicked into full gear when he was around Amelia.There was mutual respect and a balance of power.But, what I liked the most about Amelia s character was that even though she was inexperienced with relationships, she wasn t portrayed as being stupid .She was smart, funny and protective of the people she loved What she lacked in experience she than made up in compassion, empathy and love.And even reading this book and knowing Amelia s decision was going to come back and bite her, it still hurt to read that part of the book.One of my favourite quotes is this Everyone needs forgiveness I ll beg yours again someday, and you ll beg mine Because love isn t perfect, but forgiveness is absolute I will always forgive you if you ll promise to do the same The Dedication at the beginning of this story says it all for me To the quiet girls,The soft girls, The girls with thoughtsthan words Love speaks loud and clear I thought everything about this book was amazing Amazing Characters Amazing writing Amazing story Congratulations Staci Hart on a fantastic story I voluntarily read a copy of this book which was provided by SocialButterflyPR.All media has been provided by SocialButterflyPR flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs 6 Stars Love isn t perfect, but forgiveness is absolute. I finished this book days ago and needed a few days to figure out the best words to express my feelings This book is everything I ve ever wanted or needed, and even though it s still January I can confidently say it will end up being one of my favorites this year Considering two of Staci Hart s books were top favorites of mine last year she would have had to do some major work to surpass them in my mind And somehow she blew them both ou 6 Stars Love isn t perfect, but forgiveness is absolute. I finished this book days ago and needed a few days to figure out the best words to express my feelings This book is everything I ve ever wanted or needed, and even though it s still January I can confidently say it will end up being one of my favorites this year Considering two of Staci Hart s books were top favorites of mine last year she would have had to do some major work to surpass them in my mind And somehow she blew them both out of the water Work in Progress is book 3 in the Red Lipstick Coalition series and by far my favorite I really enjoyed Rin Court, I loved Val Sam, but Amelia Tommy They are my absolute favorites They are the epitome of relationship goals, one of those couples that latch on to your heart and doesn t let go I felt myself rooting for them before they were even a them Staci Hart has a knack for writing my favorite heroines, real women with flaws and insecurities Amelia is no exception She s shy, scared extremely inexperienced She s also sweet as can be and will do anything to help Which is how she ends up married to bad boy Thomas Bane Only he isn t the person the media has made him out to be, and he may end up helping her than she s helping him Tommy is a playboy media heartthrob, or at least that s what he wants everyone to think He s also currently suffering from writer s block and decides to enlist the blogger who hates his writing to help He s shocked when she agrees and even shocked when she agrees to his next proposal The chemistry between these two characters is completely different and unexpected It s not sizzling and overly sexual, it s heartfelt and emotionally charged They are complete opposites but complement each other perfectly Sweet moments, laughter and mutual respect lead to a relationship unlike others I m used to reading about Nothing is rushed or unrealistically portrayed, their story perfectly paced and everything And on top of everything is the one constant in this series that I have come to love than anything friendship These girls are there for each other without question, providing support and guidance whenever needed The relationship between these four is the greatest love story, never wavering and seeming to get stronger with each obstacle they help each other through This book is amazing and I truly hope everyone experiences this story and loves it as much as I do And while I m nursing a major book hangover I ll also be impatiently waiting for Katherine s story Each book has outshone the others, and I m already preparing myself for an epic conclusion to the series ARC received in exchange for an honest review flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 15, 2019 Mary Gebhard rated it it was amazing NO spoilers THOMAS BANE.Thomas Bane Notorious bad boy Thomas Bane Model dating, super rich, devil may care, super famous, fist wielding, public drunken and indecent exposure Thomas Bane, fantasy author with a rap sheet the length of my arm ughgghghghghgh Where TF do I even start with this story Staci let me beta this and guys, you are definitely not ready for Thomas Bane So hot, so funny, and just so EVERYTHING and Amelia If I d ever passed Amelia Hall on the street, she wouldn t have NO spoilers THOMAS BANE.Thomas Bane Notorious bad boy Thomas Bane Model dating, super rich, devil may care, super famous, fist wielding, public drunken and indecent exposure Thomas Bane, fantasy author with a rap sheet the length of my arm ughgghghghghgh Where TF do I even start with this story Staci let me beta this and guys, you are definitely not ready for Thomas Bane So hot, so funny, and just so EVERYTHING and Amelia If I d ever passed Amelia Hall on the street, she wouldn t have caught my attention But that was the thing about girls like her once you saw them, there was no unseeing them I straight up LOVE marriage of convenience stories and this one was no exception IT S SO CUTE Thomas Bane might be a bad boy, but he s the sweetest to Amelia I am such a sucker for a bad boy with a heart of gold Work in Progress was beautiful and poetic, but it was funny and heartfelt and so, so sexy Trademark Staci Hart If you love butterflies in your tummy, bad boys, and all the swoon you need Work in Progress flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Carlene Inspired rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary, adult, ng group challenge 2019, romance, reviewed books, series, standalone Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Amelia Hall is afraid of everything, she has no desire to leave her home, the comfort of her books, or the companionship of her friends She does not do well in public, requiring her friends to be a buffer while she stands back in silence She has a goal though, a dream job that requires her to be comfortable among her peers, comfortable enough to speak up Her first requirement in her new role blogging for the Times is to speak with Thomas Bane at Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.Amelia Hall is afraid of everything, she has no desire to leave her home, the comfort of her books, or the companionship of her friends She does not do well in public, requiring her friends to be a buffer while she stands back in silence She has a goal though, a dream job that requires her to be comfortable among her peers, comfortable enough to speak up Her first requirement in her new role blogging for the Times is to speak with Thomas Bane at his signing She doesn t expect to spill all her thoughts about the novel out to him and she certainly doesn t expect his plea for help Save him, marry him, and she ll get her dream job in the end for her efforts Who could say no Except Amelia is as innocent as they come and the kiss at the end of the aisle is just the beginning I ve got to admit, I m usually asking for a yes, especially where women are concerned.Oh my word, Staci Hart you made me cry With love, my fellow readers, not in anguish, but the sort of tears that comes with smiles and butterflies Thomas Bane is the hero you dream about when you think of love, he romances Amelia, wines and dines her, falls for her even when he s best known for thinking romance is fake Amelia might just be my favorite RLC girl, though I wouldn t have said that before I got to know her in Work in Progress She s a shy bookworm that sometimes has over the top, naive reactions to situations She is incredibly socially awkward, but Thomas Tommy brings out a side of her that was unexpected For all her awkwardness, her reading has made her incredibly aware, she handles herself with smart comments, giggling, and a brave face when she must Plus, it helps that she secretly harbored some like for Tommy even when she was tearing his novels to shreds on her blog He s the bad boy, known best for his romps with socialites and good looks, but inside he s a sweetheart and he reveals that to Amelia She saves him from destruction, but he saves her just as much Something in me had come unfettered And damn him for letting it loose I wasn t sure how I d ever bottle it back up If I could give Work in Progress stars, I would It s the best RLC novel, Tommy and Amelia are a couple you can t help but love, and the story is, in my opinion, perfect The characters are fleshed out, the pacing is just right, and the drama fits the story line rather than being 100% angst driven It was one amazing break from reality for me, one I was sad to walk away from, because I will admit I am so invested in Tommy and Amelia and the life they created What started based on a lie out of necessity became a love affair that makes you believe in true, off the deep end romance I wore my lipstick in solidarity, and I liked to think they would have been proud ARC providedchokengtitik

    titikchokengs I loved my review before this one and I tried so hard to replicate it Darn and it s magically deleted reviews flag 6 likesLike see review NiCoLeTa E Terrific review, lovey Jan 31, 2019 05 45AM KAT Kitty Kats Crazy About Books Fab review xox Jan 31, 2019 01 33PM Jan 25, 2019 Sarah Musings of the Modern Belle rated it it was amazing AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW 5 Trust Me CROWNSGAH Staci Hart and the RLC series never disappoints Even though, each heroine has her own story and insecurities, each one gets a story that shows female readers that not only are they special and worthy of love, but that friendship with women who lift you up is just as important The women of the RLC is truly one of the reasons I m so enad with this series The heroes are no slouches, but the friendship between these four ladies epitomizes AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW 5 Trust Me CROWNSGAH Staci Hart and the RLC series never disappoints Even though, each heroine has her own story and insecurities, each one gets a story that shows female readers that not only are they special and worthy of love, but that friendship with women who lift you up is just as important The women of the RLC is truly one of the reasons I m so enad with this series The heroes are no slouches, but the friendship between these four ladies epitomizes what a true friend is They call you out, they support without question, and they tell you your worth, and than anything Amelia needed to believer that she was worthy of love and adoration Her full evolution under the love of Timmy shows how rewarding real love can be when one feel safe and secure Tommy is amazing Like the other heroes who have come before him, Tommy is crucial to Amelia s development He is able to strip away her insecurities and make her feel safe so she can shine and show who she truly is He has his own flaws, his own issues that make him endearing, and just as he helps Amelia, she helps him to write, to live, and to trust again The journey of Timmy and Amelia is what really sealed the deal for me I love the premise of blogger and writer and reveled in the glimpse into the world I know and love Their chemistry, their give and take, and the way they help each other speaks to a love built on respect and genuine care for another What Staci really shows, though, is that love needs trust You can t have a relationship without it, you can t sustain a life together She shows the value of friendship, and she solidifies that above all true love is evolutionary The RLC series continues to be a must read Staci Hart s praise is enchanting, her characters, especially the heroines, are unique and admirable, and her ideas of love are exemplify all the romance should be This is a romance that gives us heat and also shows us our worth ARC received in exchange for an honest review flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Sissys Romance Book Review rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 read, arc author publisher, contemporary, kindle sent, social butterfly, unlimited, 5 star, trt WORK IN PROGRESS by Staci Hart is the story of Thomas Bane and Amelia Hall Amelia is the shy, bookish blogger who has wrote some critical articles about Thomas s writing Thomas is the ultimate playboy but who writes books but of late has had writers block In addition, he needs to clean up his image So when he meets Amelia he thinks she could lead him out of his writers block and his image But to do so they would need a marriage of convenience Just loved their storyits one that once you WORK IN PROGRESS by Staci Hart is the story of Thomas Bane and Amelia Hall Amelia is the shy, bookish blogger who has wrote some critical articles about Thomas s writing Thomas is the ultimate playboy but who writes books but of late has had writers block In addition, he needs to clean up his image So when he meets Amelia he thinks she could lead him out of his writers block and his image But to do so they would need a marriage of convenience Just loved their storyits one that once you startit is hard to stop flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Anne Milne rated it really liked it 3.5 StarsThis was a difficult review to write I ve gone back and forth several times trying to put my thoughts down The synopsis appealed to me, sexy bad boy author meets shy blogger and a fake marriage thrown in too I liked the story however it took me a while to get into it I m fact for a large portion of the book I felt disconnected to the characters and the story I actually took a break from the book then started from the beginning again but I felt the same I want to make clear it s not 3.5 StarsThis was a difficult review to write I ve gone back and forth several times trying to put my thoughts down The synopsis appealed to me, sexy bad boy author meets shy blogger and a fake marriage thrown in too I liked the story however it took me a while to get into it I m fact for a large portion of the book I felt disconnected to the characters and the story I actually took a break from the book then started from the beginning again but I felt the same I want to make clear it s not the writing because there is nothing wrong with it There is no problem with the plot and the story timeline flows I came to the realisation it was me and that s ok Not all readers will feel the same about every book sometimes we click with characters and sometimes we don t Don t let my feelings put you off just because it wasn t a WOW book for me doesn t mean it won t be a book you ll loveviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood flag 6 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Anne Milne Thanks not gonna lie I was nervous about my review Jan 27, 2019 10 14AM Na Anne wrote Thanks not gonna lie I was nervous about my review I know, me too 3 Jan 28, 2019 04 38AM previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        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 to 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, espe 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 to 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, and her favorite word starts with f, 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, until they grew a wild hair and moved to Holland It s the perfect place to overdose on cheese and ride bicycles, especially along the canals, and especially in summertime When she s not writing, she s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.Stay connected Facebook Group quirkybird


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    1. 5 stars I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day Marriage of convenience troupes oh how I love thee A rom com from Staci Hart with this troupe, it just made it all the better After reading Player last year, I wasn t sure any of the other RLC books could top it, but I loved this one just as much It was different, but just as wonderful Tommy and Amelia were everything Amelia is the shy bookworm of her friends She s a little backwards and socially awkward, but she s am 5 star [...]


    2. LIVE STARS I don t know were to start my review with Work In Progress, it was amazing.Staci Hart delivers a heartwarming,sweet and intense story.I adored Amelia and Thomas but mostly Amelia because I could see myself in her Amelia is shy,sweet and lovely.She is also passionate and kind.She is such a sweetheart.Thomas is sexy,charming and so swoon worthy If you like slow burn in your romance this is what you are getting.The chemistry between them is someting else.I loved LIVE STARS I don t know w [...]


    3. Talk about an angsty romance Staci knows how to properly write a romance filled with its own unique magic in the passion and lust ambience ARC kindly provided by the publicist in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter


    4. Four days only at the sale price grab it while you can IN PROGRESS Coming January 24 I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.Thomas Bane.Bestselling author Notorious bad boy Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone And somehow, my soon to be husband Four days only at the sale price grab [...]


    5. Do you remember what it felt like to build a fort with your best friends Where you d string up all your sheets and blankets over chairs and couches, and then pile in underneath the canopy, laughing and playing and talking for hours Do you remember that joy, that incredible sense of warmth and comfort and love That s what reading this book felt like to me.Work in Progress is my favorite Staci Hart novel to date, and there really isn t just one reason There are so many, it s impossible to list Do [...]


    6. This was just alright Enjoyable but nothing about it stood out and neither did I feel my heart cling to the story and characters Buddy reading with my babes again This book is already off to a good start An arrogant author An introverted blogger Fake marriage Gonna eat this book up This was just alright Enjoyable but nothing about it stood out and neither did I feel my heart cling to the story and characters Buddy reading with my babes again This book is already off to a good start An arrogant a [...]


    7. Although I am addicted to cheese, too much cheesy in my reads is not great Deep down, I d always known our time together was temporary Because life was fluid, ever changing, never the same for long It was a string of seasons, good times and bad, happy and sad, one after the other But above that deep down knowledge was the naive hope that we d somehow stay together forever The synopsis and idea behind this novel were so promising, but oh boy, what a big disappointment this was What sta A [...]


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