Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a great read then look no further. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rose and Tricky's story. I was a new reader to Staci Hart and the "Bad Habits" series. This will not be the last of her books that I read.
Patrick "Tricky" broke Rose's heart because of his insecurities. They were friends before they became lover and when he broke up with her and turned up at her place of work less than 24 hours later with a date that was it for Rose. Rose is stubborn and determined and once she makes her mind up she doesn't change it. Rose begins dating again, whilst Tricky tries to dig himself out of the hole he created with his own actions.
I loved these characters and their group of friends and their witty dialog throughout the book. Rose and Patrick are both flawed and have baggage which in my mind makes them all the more believable and interesting to read. The characters came to life with their vulnerability, and raw emotions. It's human to make mistakes, we aren't perfect and we have flaws which make this pair so real.
This book had all the elements I love in a good romance, steamy love scenes, raw emotion, angst and tension along with a good dose of humor. This story is about having a second chance at love and this pair were lucky enough to find love not once but twice.
Staci Hart sucked me into this story and didn't disappoint and once I started I couldn't put it down.