Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.
But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.
Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.
The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.
Is Last Call really the end of this series? Staci Hart, say it isn’t so. I need you to write endless snippets of the humour, camaraderie and love shared by the Bad Habits crew because I JUST CAN’T SAY GOODBYE.
Last Call brings us the last and my favourite couple Patrick (Tricky) and Rose. As each book in the series briefly touches upon the sexual sexual tension, lingering feelings and painful memories, between these two characters. Last Call, delves right into chapters full of honesty, vulnerability and heated exchanges loaded with a tone of longing and regret.
So, what do readers already know? We know Tricky and Rose dated and broke up. Simple? NEVER. Finally unraveling the mystery of the why’s and how’s, we see in Tricky and Rose, the complex and detailed matters of the heart versus the mind. Staci Hart has written two characters that mirror one another in strength and stubbornness. With an overflow of miscommunication and self-doubt; a protective force field that refuses to break is built and has these two broken hearts denying their feelings and reminding each other that old habits die-hard.
With neither willing to see past their own insecurities and their own hurt, the road to a happy ever after is painful, distant and testing. Effortlessly Hart mirrors the pain, distance and tribulations with an equal amount of passion, chemistry and tenacity; proving that the pairing of these two is perfect. Through the imperative and memorable banter, support and friendship dispersed among the Bad Habits characters, the storyline in Last Call is deep and dimensional; solidifying the series as unforgettable and a must read for any book lover.
Once again, Staci Hart proves that she knows what readers want. Last Call fulfills not only the needs of romance lovers but the necessities to make a book and a series a success.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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; she has 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. Her favorite word starts with f and 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. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.