Bad Penny

Bad Penny by Staci Hart


Nothing good comes after the third date.

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’ll get 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 or that he 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.


My Review:

4 stars

Such a funny, sassy, rom-com.

“Did you know that a man’s lips are the same color as the head of his d***?”

When they book starts with this line, I know its going to be a good one.

When Penny had her heart broken right after high school, she swore off relationships. She still had plenty of men in her life, but she used the 3 date rule. No more than 3 dates because after that feelings get involved and she wants nothing to do with that.

While eating ice cream with her roommates one day, she see this hot guy in the ice cream line. Something about him looks familiar but she can’t place it. Later that evening she runs into him again at a bar. They talked and she realized they went to high school together. She doesn’t remember a Bodie from high school but that was because he went by a nickname and looks totally different now.  She ends up going home with him that night.


She knows after that first time together, that this could end badly. She knows she has to protect herself and she tells him that she doesn’t do relationships. He seems cool with it and but what she doesn’t know is that he is anything but cool with it.

Bodie has always had a crush on Penny and when a second chance comes along, he will do what he has to do to be with her.

But when feelings get involved, can Penny get past her relationship issues or will they end up tearing her and Bodie apart.

This was such a fun read. Penny is sassy and strong and sticks to her guns. Bodie is so sweet and who doesn’t love a hot surfer dude.

I would defiantly recommend this book to someone else!



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