on May 19th, 2016
Genres: New Adult
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 answers the age-old question, “do opposites attract”? Personally, I subscribe to this notion, and think it makes the relationship that much more fun.
Cam is a super-cute albeit a bit of a nerdy girl. She has an awesome job at Wasted Words (if you read Staci’s other series, you’ll already know who owns it) and thinks of herself as an amateur matchmaker. She has set up many couples and seems to have a knack for it. Except when it comes to finding the right guy for her.
Tyler is her hunky ex-football player roommate who has a heart of gold. Getting injured during college he was not able to live out his dreams as a pro-baller. But now works as sports agent. When he’s not working, he’s usually spending the majority of his spare time with Cam.
From the get-go they both sort of friend-zoned each other. It wasn’t until he was out on a date with someone that is perfect on paper that he realizes that Cam is really the girl he wants to be with. At the same time, Cam is left with some funny feelings whens he realizes that he might be the guy she wants. Eventually these two succumb to their feelings.
Cam’s past does haunt her new relationship with Tyler as do other people who are more then willing to put their two cents in on the fact that the are too different and don’t seem right for each other. Can these two overcome those feelings and people and move forward? Yeah, like I’m actually going to spoil that!!!
This was a sweet, fun, and smile-inducing book. I love Staci’s writing, her books totally grab you from the beginning. I was totally engrossed in Cam and Tyler and just wanted them to find their HEA.
I really liked Cam. She’s not your typical heroine but that’s what I liked about her. She’s more realistic then most heroines, she has that insecurity but also fairly confident in who she is. I know, that only half makes sense, haha. But you’ll get it once you read it. Plus, I love how sure she was that she was always right when matchmaking. Her one attempt that ended up a mass failure was absolutely hysterical. Tyler was perfect in every way. Where can I get one of those?! He stood up for Cam at every turn, he was a complete gentleman and totally swoonworthy.
If you are looking for a cute friends-to-lovers romance then one-click this one!