on February 15, 2016
Genres: Love & Romance
Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story.
Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.
But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.
Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.
The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.
Last Call is the third book in the Bad Habits series. This is Rose and Tricky’s story and one that I’ve been waiting for since reading With a Twist. I knew that there was some serious drama that went down and you could just tell that these two were perfect for each other…they just needed that nudge.
Tricky broke Rose’s heart seven months ago because of his own issues. He actually has a lot of baggage per se, he’s a recovering drug addict with some abandonment issues. Unfortunately, Rose’s heart fell victim to Tricky’s issues and hasn’t been the same ever since. Especially when he walked into her bar soon after with another girl (yikes-talk about wanting to kill the guy). But yet, she’s taken it in stride and they are still somewhat cordial to one another.
When she discovers that he has been sleeping in her apartment unbeknownst to her, they end up calling a truce and start to somewhat cohabitate on friendlier terms. When Rose decides to give dating a try…it gives Tricky the kick in the butt to go “get his girl”. But does she want him back?
There was a lot that I liked about this book. I liked the addition of her crazy-fun cousin, Ellie. I loved the banter between Rose and her gal pals, especially Lily. I liked the sexual tension that she had going on with Tricky.
But then there were things that I didn’t like…a certain plot twist that I think could’ve been either not used at all or possibly more closure was needed? I also wish we had more insight to the couple that Rose and Tricky were before they broke up the first time. I just feel like there was something missing and perhaps that might be it.
I really enjoyed the story but I think my expectations for Tricky and Rose were just sky-high. I do hope that Staci does continue this series for at least one more book because I would love to read all about Ellie.
Other Books in the Series
With a Twist (Book 1)
Chaser (Book 2)