Blog Tour Review: Friends with Benedicts by Staci Hart

Posted June 8, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

Friends With Benedicts, a brand new, heart felt rom-com from Staci Hart, is finally LIVE!! Who’s reading? Grab your copy today from your favorite online book retailer!

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I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  Friends with Benedicts by Staci HartFriends With Benedicts by Staci Hart
on June 8, 2021
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 242
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars
Goodreads

Timing is everything.

Presley Hale and Sebastian Vargas are no strangers to goodbye. Their high school summers were spent wrapped up in each other until she would inevitably go home to California. One season after college, Sebastian finally escaped the little Texas town to travel the world, and they said goodbye for what they thought might be the last time.

Sebastian went one way. Presley went the other.

For the first time in five years, they’re both in town, but the timing is no better than ever. So the only thing to do is what they do best. Keep it casual.

Friends with benefits.

They’ve done it before—doing it again will be easy.

But their hearts don’t get the memo.

When the lines of their arrangement blur, Presley and Sebastian are faced with decisions they’ve avoided for years. And that’s not even their biggest problem.

A small town in danger of failing.

A secret that could tear them apart.

And two hearts that can’t hide anymore.

They’ve shared so many summers, but none compare to what they’ll face.

Timing is everything.

And their time is almost up.

My Review:

So I got mixed up on when this one was being published, and when I didn’t get a copy at the end of May, I was sad and thinking I wouldn’t have time to read it. But then I realized it didn’t come out till this week and then I got a copy and was thrilled! The author was able to surprise me in many ways with how things went. First of all, from how Sebastian had ended up being in the midst of a divorce with his ex-wife because he was so adamant about no kids, I was so sure that the talk when Presley told him about their daughter would not go well. That he would throw a big fit and be very angry. It went a lot different than I expected. Not saying he wasn’t upset, but it wasn’t at all the way I expected it to go. And then there was their daughter, Priscilla, she was adorable. Now the whole swear jar thing is one that I’ve seen with kids in a few books, so that was original really, but it is still a cute bit. Although really Priscilla didn’t need it, because she was a character all on her own!

I loved all the family parts as usual with this book as well. In fact I’m looking forward to one of them’s story in the next book I think. The small town was a fun setting as well. I was a bit confused at first, because I knew this was connected to Bet the Farm, so I had assumed it was taking place in that small town. But it wasn’t. So I didn’t recognize characters like I thought I was going to. But that’s okay, because I ended up meeting a ton of fun new characters. One thing I really like with this author is that even the characters you think that you want to hate, most of them anyway, can have a bit of a redeeming side and surprise you in the end. And once again we got that with this story. Another winner by Staci Hart!

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. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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