{EXCERPT REVEAL} Bad Penny by Staci Hart

Bad Penny by Staci HartTitle: Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart
Release Date: June 15, 2017
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{SYNOPSIS}
Nothing good comes after the third date.

See, date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he gets weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.

Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.

So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked and can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.

Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.

{EXCERPT REVEAL}

BODIE
She glanced behind me, twiddling her fingers, presumably at Jude and Phil. “So, you’re a twin, huh?”
I nodded and took a sip of my Maker’s as “Rock the Casbah” kicked off, and everyone around us started bouncing and dancing. “Since birth.”
She laughed. “What a win for the universe that there would be two of you.”
“Double your pleasure, double your fun.”
That caught her off guard, and her bottom lip slipped between her teeth as a flush rose on her cheeks.
Just like that, I had one objective, and it began and ended with her lips.
“Although I should tell you now,” I stepped closer, slipping into her space, and her eyes widened, pupils dilating as she leaned into me, “I don’t like to share.”
The tip of her pink tongue darted out to wet her lips, and her eyes were locked onto my mouth.
“Are you thinking about kissing me?” I asked.
She shook her head, though her eyes didn’t stray. “No, I’m thinking about what your dick looks like.”
I laughed from way down deep in my belly, shocked in the best way and turned on in the worst. And as the ocean of people waved around us, she rose up on her tiptoes, grabbed a handful of my T-shirt, and pulled.
I caught the smallest breath — a surprised, satisfied gasp — just before our lips met, and fireworks exploded in my brain. The kiss wasn’t soft or sweet; it was strong and determined, those red, red lips pressing against mine, opening to let me into her hot mouth, her tongue finding mine like she’d been looking for it her whole life.
The surprise left me as quickly as it had hit, and I leaned into her, my free arm winding around her back to press her body against mine. There wasn’t an inch of space between us, and all the while, our mouths worked each other’s in a long dance that left my heart chugging like a freight train in my chest.
She pulled away, her lips swollen and eyes lust-drunk as they met mine and held them while she kicked back her drink and grabbed my hand.
“Let’s get the fuck out of here,” she said.
And I smirked, breathless. “Your place or mine?”

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{SPOTLIGHT REVIEW} Stand (Bleeding Stars #6) by A.L. Jackson

Stand (Bleeding Stars #6) by A.L. Jackson
STAND (BLEEDING STARS #6) by A.L. Jackson
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 of 5 stars
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{SYNOPSIS}
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…

An unforgettable 4.5 hearts conclusion to the Bleeding Stars Series! It was bittersweet and beautifully written with many words flowing like poetry.

No fear. Just life.

Zachary “Zee” Kennedy’s story is one that was filled with regret, guilt, and so many emotions coming from different directions. His life is his band and when not working he lives cautiously, typically predictable, and keeps quietly to himself. For whatever reason that all changes when Alexis Kensington unexpectedly comes into his life. A women with the need to protect her at all costs. The progression of their relationship is intense and the need to be around each other is something that begins to be out of their control.

“I want to fall. I want to feel it. I want to see stars. Float with them and fall with them.”

She burrowed herself deeper. Closer. “I can feel it. Can you?”

This series was SO. MUCH. MORE. than what I had expected. The snippets and interaction with the other members of Sunder was the perfect mixed to end the series. I have fallen hard for the Sunder and their family and would definitely re-read this series over again.

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