Hello, readers and writers!
Recently, I read the newest release from Staci Hart. She had told me in a live streaming a couple of months ago that her hero in her next novel was going to be a jerk. Normally, she doesn’t write jerk heroes, but she guaranteed I would absolutely love this one, and she was right. He was written in the perfectly dramatic way Hart often writes her stories.
Rin’s dream has come true. She’s been accepted as an intern at one of the most prestigious museums in the nation. She gets to work under some of her superstars. The only problem is that she didn’t expect them to dismiss her so easily. She knows she’s awkwardly tall and doesn’t have the latest style, but she’s confident in her work and knows she’s capable of completing any assignments given to her. Court is the only one who sees that in her. He sees the drive and the intelligence. He sees what’s lying beneath, and he’s interested in learning more, even if that means breaking some of his own rules.
What I Didn’t Like:
- Court was a bit of an idiot in multiple scenes throughout the novel. Rin calls him selfish at a few points, and honestly, she’s right. It helped to hear his POV so we knew where he was coming from, but that didn’t change how selfish he acted.
- Rin seemed to go from awkward college student to mega-model superstar overnight. I loved the message behind Hart’s writing, but I felt that her transformation happened way too quickly. Someone doesn’t go from knowing nothing about makeup and fashion to being an expert in like a day.
What I Liked:
- The drama. Hart did an absolutely amazing job of keeping my attention as I needed to know what was going to happen next. The stakes felt pretty high throughout the story, and I kept wondering how the hell they were going to get out of each conflict.
- The sexual tension between Rin and Court. At first, I didn’t know how it was going to happen. Their characters just seemed way too different, but as Rin transformed, their relationship did as well. Hart really showed us different sides to these characters I wouldn’t have thought would emerge.
- The bad guy. Court’s father was such a horrible piece of crap that it made total sense for him to have the type of issues he did. His characterization was explained thoroughly which helped his case when he did incredibly stupid things.
- The ending. Super sweet and unexpected. I really wasn’t sure how this story was going to wrap up, but I really enjoyed the retribution for their characters and the promises from Court.
This book was a really fun read. I’ve mostly read romcoms from Hart, so this was a totally different type of story. There were some cute, funny moments, but for the most part, it was incredibly dramatic. I loved how poetically romantic it was.
Thank you for reading!
Ever read a novel by Staci Hart before? Did you read this one? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to talk about it!
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