Coming Up Roses- Excerpt

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Coming Up Roses, an all-new must read enemies to lovers romantic comedy from Staci Hart is available now! 

Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. 

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.

Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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Excerpt: 

I wanted to kiss Tess Monroe. 

I’d wanted to kiss her the second she walked into the shop a couple days ago, wearing overalls and a Cure T-shirt. I’d wanted to kiss her as I watched her scrub the wall with her little face wrinkled up in concentration. I’d wanted to kiss her when she fell off the ladder and into my arms. And all day today while we painted the shop, I only thought about one thing. 

I wanted to kiss her. And I was accustomed to getting what I wanted. 

“Did you hear me?” Kash asked impatiently. 

“Hmm?” 

He rolled his eyes, his long body stretched out on the bottom bunk in our old room. “Man, what’s with you?” 

“I’ve been scrubbing and painting the shop for two days. I’m tired.” 

“Right,” he said, “and the redhead in the overall shorts has nothing to do with it.” 

I leaned back in the wooden desk chair I’d taken up residence in, the hinge squeaking. “As if Tess Monroe would willingly give me the time of day.” 

He shrugged. “Seems to me like she’s given you the time every hour, on the hour, for two days. What’s with her? She was different today.” 

It was true. This morning, she’d walked into the shop, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to work with a smile on her face. She’d only insulted me seven times, and one of those was a backhanded compliment. My stats were down: the day before, it’d been twenty-three insults and a jab with a broom handle that I couldn’t be sure was accidental. 

Not that I was counting. 

“I dunno what’s gotten into her, but I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth. I’m just taking the boon and moving on.” 

“Man, she looked so cute with that bandana in her hair and paint on her nose. And her ass in those overalls…” He whistled up at my old bunk. 

I fought the urge to chuck my Batman paperweight at him. 

“So are you going after her or what?” Kash asked, smirking. 

“I just got her to quit treating me like a dog. Pretty sure anything more is off the table.” 

“Maybe I’ll go after her then. Think I’ve got a shot?” 

I snorted to cover my immediate fury at the thought. “She’s a girl with standards, Kash. If I don’t have a shot, you’ve got none in hell.” 

“Maybe she just needs somebody older. More mature.” 

“We were born in the same year, asshole.” 

“I’m just saying. Maybe she’s looking for stability. Everybody knows you’re about as stable as uranium.” 

“And you’re running your mouth like you want a foot in Uranus.”  

Kash laughed. “I’d love to see you try.” 

I eyed him. “You don’t actually like her, do you?” 

“Nah,” he said, smiling. “I just want you to admit you do.” 

A sigh of concession blew out of me, the pause filled with my thoughts. “We almost kissed yesterday,” I admitted. 

Kash sat up so fast, he thunked his head on the bottom bunk. “Goddammit—” He rubbed at his forehead “—Warn a guy before you go saying things like, I almost kissed Tess.” 

I laughed openly at his misfortune, hoping it left a mark. “She fell off a ladder in storage, and I caught her. Topless.” 

His eyes bulged, hand still pressed to his forehead. “Tess was topless in storage?” 

“No, I was.” 

He rolled his eyes, chucking a pillow at me. I caught it midair and chucked it right back at him. 

“I’m surprised she didn’t deck you,” he said, fluffing the pillow before leaning back again. 

“Me too, if I’m being honest. She hates me. Hated me. Maybe still hates me a little.” 

“What’d you do to her?” he asked. At this point, the question was rhetorical—neither of us knew, no matter how many times we’d asked. 

“Who knows? But I think the last couple of days have helped my case. All I had to do was show up and not fuck up.” 

“Don’t worry. There’s still time,” he reassured me. 

“Trust me, I’m aware. I’ve been working on the installation for her in the back, and I’m both convinced I’m going to disappoint her and that I’ll knock her socks off.” 

“Or her bra. Think you can knock that off?” 

“If she were anybody else, I’d guarantee it. But Tess?” I made a resigned noise.77 

He watched me for a second in that way he had about him, the quiet assessment that ran under his outward charm. It was a mask— that much I knew for a fact—armor to protect his soft spots. Everyone thought he was nothing but a girl-crazy flirt, just like me. But that was just how we liked it. Let them think we were empty. 

There was comfort in being underestimated. We were constantly set to impress everyone. 

About Staci

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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, 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. 

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Coming Up Roses – Now Available!

(ARC REVIEW)Coming Up Roses is a sweet, lovely story of second chances. I enjoyed it very much. The voice wasn’t what I’ve come to expect from Staci, it’s softer and gentler. The characters aren’t bad ass, tattooed, red lipsticked, whiskey slugging ladies setting out to take life by the balls, instead the book focuses more on a family dynamic (versus friends) and trying to save a failing family business while falling in love. This isn’t a bad thing, I was just a little surprised, which I shouldn’t have been because how boring would it be if authors just wrote the same book over and over? I really liked both main characters and how they balanced each other out and the growth they both experienced. I can’t wait to get to know the rest of the Bennet family better as well! 4.5/5 Stars

Coming Up Roses, an all-new must read enemies to lovers romantic comedy from Staci Hart is available now! 


Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. 

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.

Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 

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About Staci

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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, 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. 

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart- Cover Reveal!

Look at this beautiful cover for Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart! Staci is consistently one of the best romance authors around, and I can’t wait to read this romantic comedy!


Blurb:

Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.

Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2F2RTOF

About Staci

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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, 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.

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Connect with Staci

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Well Suited- Staci Hart



Well Suited, the final standalone in the Red Lipstick Coalition Series from Staci Hart, is available now!

ARC Review

Well Suited, the final book in Staci Hart’s smart, sexy, romantic Red Lipstick Coalition series, is here! My heart needs time to recover and get used to the fact the series has come to an end (although I’m holding out hope for an extended epilogue like Happily Ever Habits was for the Bad Habits series). What I love most about the series is how authentic and modern the characters feel. They’re not sitting around waiting for a man to save them, they’re working jobs, chasing their dreams, and spending time with their best friends the realistic way that people actually do.

Katherine especially is not waiting for a man to complete her. She doesn’t believe in love or magic. As a product of two hippies who fall in and out of love all the time, she knows she can only count on herself and her rules. She cares about books (the classics!), her job, her friends. She’s startled to discover five weeks after a one stand with Theo Bane that she is pregnant. Theo Bane does believe in love and magic, and he knows he’s found it in his baby mama. Now he just needs to convince her.

I love this book so much. Theo is probably the perfect man. I know I said that about his brother Tommy in Work In Progress, but Theo is also perfect. He’s driven, sexy, loves to cook and care for those he loves, and wears the hell out of a bespoke suit.

Staci Hart is an incredible Contemporary Romance author. All her books are just exactly what I am looking for in a romance. Aside from the heat (and there is HEAT in this one), there is the warmth, humor, and girl power I’ve come to expect from her. They are just so compulsively readable I have to slow myself down to ensure I’m really absorbing what I’m reading. As sad as I am this series is over, I’m glad I got to experience it and can’t wait to see what Staci brings us next! 5/5 stars

Official Blurb:

Chemistry is my love language.

I’ve always been able to separate feelings from chemosignals. A shot of dopamine, a dash of serotonin, and a sprinkle of oxytocin—and bam. You’re in love.

And when egg meets sperm, you’re pregnant.

I couldn’t even be surprised as I stared down at the little blue plus sign, because I knew exactly when and how, and with whom it happened.

When: approximately five weeks ago.

Who: one night stand.

How: prophylactic malfunction.

The upside? I don’t have to go looking for a suitable mate.

Genetically, he’s the cream of the crop. His musculature is a study in symmetry and strength, his height imposing and dominant. He is a man who thrives on control and command, a man who survives on intelligence and resourcefulness. A perfect male specimen.

And the whole package is wrapped up in a flawlessly tailored suit.

I’m having this baby, and he insists we’re well-suited to have it together. And what’s worse? He wants more, in the way of love and marriage.

But love isn’t real. It’s just a product of chemistry.

And if he changes my mind about that, we’re both in trouble.

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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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, 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.

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Connect with Staci:

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Freebie Alert!-


I love anything Staci Hart writes! I can’t recommend this one enough if you want to try her out for free. It’s also a great introduction to the Red Lipstick Coalition if you enjoy series of books about kickass women finding their way in this world.

Piece of Work, a sexy and hilarious romantic standalone from Staci Hart is FREE for a limited time only!

Grab your copy today!

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Marble isn’t the only thing that’s hard at this museum.

His body is as chiseled as Adonis. His lips are as sculpted as David. And his ego is the size of the Guggenheim.

You know the type—wolfish smile and the gravity of a black hole. The kind of man who sucks all the air from the room the second he enters it. My cocky boss thinks this internship was wasted on me, and he doesn’t hesitate to let me know.

But he’s wrong, and I’m going to prove it to him. If I can stay away from his devil lips, that is. Lips that cut me down and kiss me in the same breath, leaving me certain he’s on a mission to ruin my life.

And maybe my heart, too.

Well Suited by Staci Hart- Cover Reveal!

OMG I’m so excited for the fourth book in the RLC, and I’m not generally an OMG girl. That’s how excited I am! I can’t wait to read Katherine’s story and revisit all our other friends. The cover is GORG and I’m counting down to May 2nd!

Official Blurb:

Chemistry is my love language.

I’ve always been able to separate feelings from chemosignals. A shot of dopamine, a dash of serotonin, and a sprinkle of oxytocin—and bam. You’re in love.

And when egg meets sperm, you’re pregnant.

I couldn’t even be surprised as I stared down at the little blue plus sign, because I knew exactly when and how, and with whom it happened.

When: approximately five weeks ago.

Who: one night stand.

How: prophylactic malfunction.

The upside? I don’t have to go looking for a suitable mate.

Genetically, he’s the cream of the crop. His musculature is a study in symmetry and strength, his height imposing and dominant. He is a man who thrives on control and command, a man who survives on intelligence and resourcefulness. A perfect male specimen.

And the whole package is wrapped up in a flawlessly tailored suit.

I’m having this baby, and he insists we’re well-suited to have it together. And what’s worse? He wants more, in the way of love and marriage.

But love isn’t real. It’s just a product of chemistry.

And if he changes my mind about that, we’re both in trouble.

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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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, 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.

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Connect with Staci:

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Work In Progress- Staci Hart

ARC REVIEW

Do you ever have trouble reading a book because you love it so much you have to keep putting it down so it doesn’t end? Yeah, that.

Amelia Hall has never been kissed.  She rarely goes out, and keeps close to only her fellow Red Lipstick Coalition babes. When she meets sexy bad boy of the publishing world Thomas Bane, he challenges her in ways she couldn’t turn down: marrying him to help clean up his reputation in exchange for an opportunity for the job of her dreams.

Amelia is a compelling character, not one I can necessarily relate to on a personal level, but one I can certainly understand what drives her choices.  Tommy, however, is the perfect book boyfriend. He’s a hot, broody bad boy with a heart of gold. He lays all his cards out at the beginning, which I appreciate. I don’t always need a ton of angst and guessing about intention. I enjoyed the slow burn relationship, the pacing felt real. I really liked the way the characters brought out the best in each other, especially Amelia’s change into a more confident adult.  The sparks between them were evident at the start, but Tommy’s patience and understanding were really the hot part to me.

I highly highly recommend this one, or any other book by Staci for that matter. It’s just a perfect example of what a contemporary romance novel should be: full of heart, heat, and humor.  5/5 stars

Official Synopsis:

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, my heart doesn’t stand a chance.

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