Bad Penny

  • by Staci Hart
  • Narrated by Joe Arden, Kirsten Leigh
  • 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Couldn't get enough of Bad Penny!

Super fun book! It featured a soft grunge girl(more bubblegum and unicorns than pain and death) who was really hoe-positive with a man who wasn't as wild as her, but could definitely handle her.

Readers who aren't a fan of savage heroines(heroines who aren't traditionally ladylike) may not connect to Penny, but as someone who's tired of the same old heroine, I'm glad the author took a risk with such a fun female MC. Brodie was a twin(I'm a twin, so it's always noteworthy to me ;p) and adventurous but maybe not as much as Penny. They fit well together, and I loved that in comparison, he was clean cut compared to her.

I think they had issues because Penny was afraid of committing(so much she had a 3 date rule to move on before people got hurt) and whatever problems they had, they created, but they reminded me of real 20 something-year-olds. Plus the love scenes were super hot.

My only complaint is that they lived in NYC and never encountered people of color or much marginalized groups at all. All white, abled, picture perfect people(if you don't count tattoos and piercings). The only mention of a PoC was in passing and not the most flattering situation to mention a PoC in the background.

Overall, this is my first read by this author, and while I'd bought it when it released, the moment it came out on audiobook I devoured it in one sitting! Won't be my last read from this author.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios