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Bad Penny

(Tonic #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  3,065 ratings  ·  509 reviews
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-
ebook, 261 pages
Published June 15th 2017
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May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: june-2017
As with any Staci Hart book, here I am, seconds after finishing, penning my review. Puking out all the feelings and goodness I felt while reading and hoping, by some way of a miracle I'm sure, that this makes sense.

Bad Penny is BLOODY BRILLIANT people. An absolute dream to read and a pleasure to experience. My soul kinda feels like it's bouncing around and singing. I'm THAT happy! Because DUDE! DUUUUUDE! This book was so bad-ass, so sexy, so wickedly sinful, freaking off the charts hilarious, su
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4 stars!!!


After reading several Staci Hart books, I know she can bring the laughs and bring the feels, but with Bad Penny, she has shown she can really bring the HEAT!

Penny is a single tattoo artist in the city. She works at Tonic, a tattoo shop you might have heard of before… She changes her man like she changes her hair color. Frequently. She has a rule. Three dates. Three times in the sack. That’s it. Otherwise, she gets weird and clingy, or he catches the feelings. Either way, it’s no goo
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Staci Hart's Bad Penny is not only one of the HOTTEST books I've ever read, it's also the most intimate and sweet and funny reads ever. I'm so IN LOVE with this novel. It's hands down my FAVORITE Staci Hart book to date! I can't even tell you how many feels are in this explosively amazing romance. It's WHOA. And Penny, herself, is the most refreshing character! Wild and free, fun and feisty, sweet and authentically her, she's endearing and so lovable. It's safe to say that I'm in LOVE. In absolu ...more
Alex ♈
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"They call her boy crazy.
Like it's a bad thing."

Bad Penny seriously has to be one of the hottest and most hilarious books I have read so far this year. I always enjoy reading Staci Hart’s stories, so when I read the blurb to Bad Penny, I knew I just had to get my hands on it ASAP. It sounded like such a cool fun read to really sink my teeth into and I had a feeling I was going to really enjoy getting to know Penny… AND… I really did. It was everything I had hoped for. I laughed, I sw
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
DNF 66%

No my cup of tea...
Kandi Steiner
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bad Penny is a bad betch. This is Staci Hart's steamiest, most hilarious writing yet, and I couldn't get enough. Between the hilarious one-liners that had me spitting out my wine and the steamy, intense scenes that had me blushing like a school girl, this romantic comedy was a home run for me.

Penny is me. She's you. She's pretty much every girl trying to figure out the dating world in 2017. Except SHE has a plan, one that's worked very well for her up until now -- until Bodie. And that's what I
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May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

"I didn’t do serious or permanent, not with my hair color and not with my boys.


Staci Hart is no 'bad penny', nope this author is as shiny and talented and word worthy as you can get. Once again I'm sitting here putting words to a review and all I can keep thinking is that I'm a little love drunk from finishing this book, and I'm not entirely convinced I'll do this book justice with my review musings. With that thought in mind, I'll say this from the beginning - forget my r
I don’t mind girls who are sexually active and proud (or in this case loud) about it because double standards are just ridiculous, but apparently there are only so many times I can stand to see the word “dicknotized” popping up on my Kindle.

Penny was basically a tatted up blowup doll who was ready to go 24/7 and whatever the dude’s name was turned out to be sent by Jesus himself when it came to sex. I’m sure he could do a balloon animal with his dick while being inside her, without using his ha
Staci Hart gives us the absolute PERFECT balance of humor, angst, and steam in her latest novel, BAD PENNY. I can NEVER get enough of Ms. Hart's writing. It's so well executed. It's magnetic and emotional. It's full of heart and soul and impeccably beautiful prose. Once again, this author transported me to her world we ease, leaving me in a blissful state of pure happiness. Her writing is magic. Her characters are unforgettable. Hart has a way with words that will leave you breathless and absolu ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

"You're like the pony whisperer."

This book starts off with a bang when Penny and Bodie first see each other in an ice cream parlor. It gets even better when they run into each other again at a nightclub called the Circus and immediately head to his place for some steamy fun.

To be honest, while I'm a cover whore and this one is quite amazing, it was the blurb that drew me in. Penny had a bad experience and that has tainted her. So, she had a simple rule, three dates and that's it. Three t
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.5 Stars *****

Can be read as a standalone.

Slightly disappointing, but overall a cute read.

If you've read and enjoyed Tonic, you're probably going to enjoy this book as well. If you didn't like it, just stay away.

Although there were a lot of cute moments, I didn't find this funny at all. Maybe it's just my sense of humor, but nothing made me laugh or giggle.

Penny is loud, gutsy, and bold. She's a fun girl, but her biggest fear in life is commitment. Her worst enemy is herself, and he
B.B. Easton
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the title fool you. Penny is anything but bad. She's sweet and sexy, bold and brash, skittish and scattered, free and fun and funny as hell. But bad? Never. Penny's the absolute best. She's the girl you always wanted to be, falling for the guy you always wanted to be with. What could be better than that? ...more
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
I’m listening to the audio and so far I’m loving it!
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
4.5 You ARE Fire Stars
Light-hearted, fun, flirty and oh so sexy!! I loved this second chance, friends to lovers romance from Staci Hart. Penny is a such a fun character. She’s kickass and gives 0 fucks about what people think of her. I’m in awe of how colorful (literally) her character is.

Here’s the breakdown:
It’s a sexy spin on the ugly duckling/nerd-geek loves the hot girl who doesn’t know he exists. Except, Penny is so kickass, she remembers him from high school and doesn’t care about the pas
Dee Montoya

I had never read a Staci Hart book before and now she has a new fan, for life! I can't even begin to explain the awesomeness that this book is. Tons of laughter, tons of hot sex, tons of crazy best friends shenanigans, just over the top amazing. And now I want more!!!!!

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Penny is a tattoo artist who lives life on the fun side. She doesn't have time for heartache, which is why she always keeps it simple with the guys she meets. If the guy is hot and the sex is great, Penny w
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
After the last two books I read by Staci Hart ended up being total disasters, I had sworn myself off of reading anymore of her books. I felt like her writing and characters weren't for me and it was time to move on. But a few blogger friends convinced me to give her one last shot and told me that I would really enjoy Bad Penny. I crossed my fingers and hoped that they were right because I really didn't want to end up throwing my eReader again while reading another Staci Hart book.

Penny knows wha
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. That was H.O.T.
Same formula as most of Staci's books... but the chemistry between Penny and Body was delicious.
Brina (Brina and the Books)
3.5 - 4 Stars

Reviewed on: Brina and the Books

After a rather unsatisfying psychological thriller, I was in need of a light and fun read and Bad Penny, Staci Hart's latest release, was the only way to go.

I really like Staci Hart's novels, because her storylines and characters are not only fun and enjoyable, they are also a bit unconventional in the best possible way, and Bad Penny was one of those unconventional reads.
Fans may remember Penny from her appearance in one of Staci Hart's previous nove

Before I start my big rambling review, how flipping gorgeous is that cover? This is the first book I have read by Staci Hart, and it won't be my last, so I had to do some research. What is the first thing that I have noticed about all her books? The covers are beautiful! The two models on the front are so similar to Bodie and Penny that my imagination automatically used them when I was reading this book. Just. Gorgeous.

Our protagonist, Penny, is such an inte
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5+++ "Fuck the Pancakes" Stars!

ATTENTION! I am about to word vomit all over this review! Do you know how many times I read this book? Once. Do you know how many times I'm going to read it? As many times as I can until release day and unlimited times after! HOMAGAWD Staci Hart is a legit GODDESS! This is not only my new favorite book by Staci, but it's definitely her best book to date! It's possibly one of THE HOTTEST books I've ever read to the point where I'm STILL fanning myself long after hav
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)

Umm, very superficial, no real conflict, inconsistent characters and it could have been SO much better.


The synopsis sounds cute and I love the idea of a chubby, nerdy boy turning hot and getting the girl. But... that really isn't the story. Its mentioned but there is absolutely no relevance to the story or any significant flash back or anything. This is just another average run-of-the-mill new adult romance in a sea of romance.

Few things that annoyed me are... Penny has a "3 date
B.L. Berry
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seriously exceptional! I read this book at the exact moment in time that I *needed* it. The book world is in for a real treat on release day! Bad Penny is a hootenanny for your hoo-ha! Brillhart is freakin' brilliant. And hot. And hilarious. And I wish I could un-read this to experience reading it for the first time all over again. ...more
2.5-3 Penny and Bodie Stars

This was an ok read - it wasn't as good as I thought it would be - something just didn't connect for me, but there are heaps of 5 star reviews and this is just my opinion. The crux of the story is that Penny had her heart broken and pride dented in High School by the 'popular boy' . Subsequently she has decided that she will not have a relationship with a man. She has sex a maximum of three times with a guy and then she is out of there.

I just want to say I DO NOT have
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
This was a good quick read. Not a whole lot of substance, but did make me smile and got me somewhat hot, and pulled my heart strings there in the end.

I knew she was going to hurt him, and I wanted to bitch slap her, but she made up for it, and we're cool now.

I even empathize how crazy and f**ked up she was by her first love. It takes just the wrong guy to bring out the psycho crazy in a girl. And that was obviously the worst wrong guy for Penny. Sometimes, you're so trained to "play the game"
Dilek VT
Dec 18, 2018 marked it as not-appealing  ·  review of another edition
Here is a fun review that sums up the book :)
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, arcs, sonal

Penny has never been serious about relationships and she has no plans to ever be. Her life turns upside down when Bodie comes flashing in his sexy muscles and sinful body. Now, Penny is feeling everything she promised herself to never even think of. Can she finally let go and accept Bodie in her life?

I CAN"T EVEN Y'ALL! I am so in love with this book that I can't do anything except laugh/cry and squeal. The story was so good. SO DARN GOOD. I think this is one
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a little wary going into this book because I've only read one book by Staci Hart and I wasn't the biggest fan of it. I'm so happy that the main character was so unique and quirky and I absolutely loved her.

Penny knows exactly what she wants when it comes to men. Three dates. After three dates, things get weird and either she or he gets obsessive. Everyone gets hurt. Penny has gone years with her rules and is as happy as can be. Until she runs into Bodie. From the minute she lays eyes on B
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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 to three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, nor is she the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a par ...more

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