Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.
She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.
Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.
*A romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*
Wasted Words was a cute and sweet romantic comedy, telling us the story of the geeky matchmaker Cam and her best friend Tyler. Two opposites physically and also mentally but surprisingly they’ve made quite a pair.
Cam is running a bookshop, where you can read, get lost in a book and drink with your friends as well. She’s a free spirited kind of girl, sociable, a bookworm and a true geek. Her favorite hobby? Playing matchmaker and she’s pretty good at it.
But when one of her matchmaking turned into a disaster and she “lost” her mojo, everything started to change. This time, after avoiding relationships, she was in the spotlight. But is she really ready?
Tyler is a sport agent. After a tragedy in his football career and being hurt by some people he loved, meeting Cam was his lifesaver. Everything was easy with her, as roommates and also as best friends. They were really close, enjoying their time together without ever crossing the line.
He was the kind guy, Abercrombie style, just enjoying life, a wonderful friend but couldn’t find his match. When Cam got in the way and try to set him up with with a gorgeous woman, it was time to realize that he had more than friendly feelings for Cam.
I was really scared about the characters at first, because it started very slowly and Tyler was almost too perfect to be true and Cam was always right, too stubborn and noisy. I was waiting for the moment when everything changed. And Staci Hart, I loved it! They tried to take a chance and move on but everything became to be messy, especially for Cam.
All the insecurities and scars revealed in their relationship. Too intense. Too much. Is love supposed to be rational? There’s no rules when it comes to love, Tyler and Cam learned the lesson in the hard way.
I couldn’t resist to read this book, a modern inspiration by Jane Austen’s Emma. I love reading romantic comedies. Tyler and Cam are really a match even if they had a lot of hardships to overcome, between Cam acting sometimes irrationally, like a frantic and Tyler who was also very hot tempered, I enjoyed this best friends to lovers romance. There was some pretty epic moments that made me swoon and blush.
I had to say that this book was really different in a way to tell a story, sometimes a little bit old school, very romantic with this sparkling wit. I smiled a lot, and I was pretty hooked. Sometimes words are wasted and actions speak louder than words. I got it!
So, well done Staci Hart.