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Piece of Work

(Red Lipstick Coalition #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  7,064 ratings  ·  972 reviews
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Marble isn’t the only thing that’s hard at this museum.

His body is as chiseled as Adonis. His lips are as sculpted as David. And his ego is the size of the Guggenheim.

You know the type—wolfish smile and the gravity of a black hole. The kind of man who sucks all the air from the room the second he enters it. My co
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 295 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by CreateSpace (first published April 9th 2018)
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May 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 stars for the writing on art. Minus one for the male lead who is an almost Harvey Weinstein in Brad Pitt's skin. Minus two for the female lead who is the lovechild of Bella Swan & Anastasia Steele.
Please stop writing characters who are always
1. Rambling because it's trending
2. Clumsy for the sake of it
3. Fidgeting for no reason
4. Accident Prone because it's cute
5. Self Depricating cause it's noble
6. Unaware of their model-like looks
7. Nervous in all other aspects except when it comes to s
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!


Staci Hart is one of those authors who can do emotional, funny, sexy, angsty- she can pretty much do it all. Piece of Work is a work place romance that is fun, sweet, steamy, and has everything I love about a Staci Hart book! 

Rin is a grad student who is a bit shy and awkward. From the moment I first met Rin, I adored her. She has a great group of friends but lacks confidence. She is tall, lanky, and uncomfortable in her skin. This shows her first day of work. She needs to get herself
Staci Hart
Apr 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Piece of Work:

Grab the rest of the RLC!
Work in Progress:
Well Suited:
R. Scarlett
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Staci Hart is the Queen of Romcom’s and Piece of Work just reconfirmed that! It has the perfect amount of angst and romance and from the very first page, you won’t be able to put it down. One of my top reads of 2018!

Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“I only want you.”
A Step
A breath.
A moment.
And she was mine.”

I always highly anticipate reading another Staci Hart book and become really excited about the prospect of what lies within the pages I am about to read, and about the characters I am yet to discover. After reading Piece of Work it has reconfirmed for me yet again why I love her stories so much and why I always get super excited. Her writing always feels so effortless, her characters lovable and her plotline is always stimul
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

5 Amazing stars

What a lovely story,I adored everything about Piece of Work!From the amazing characters who rocked this story to the brilliant and fantastic story line!Staci Hart doesn't cease to amaze me every time!


Piece of Work was packed with tension,angst and hot moments!Lets start first saying about the heroine who is one of my all time favorite!I loved Rin, she is cute,adorable and shy.It was so good how she changed through the story!I do
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Staci Hart Fans, Romance
4.5 More Than Expected Stars
* * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-Perfect, It's Free!!!
Think about this...Hyorin Van de Meerjust landed the highly coveted internship at the Met! This is what she had been working towards. Her entire academic experiences had focused on European Paintings research. Rin submitted the necessary kudos from professors and mentors resulting in the Met deciding she was The One.

Now with all of the excitement and anticipation of this huge opportunity, Rin was now in front of the museum
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Oh my god! I'm completely obsessed with this book. From the stunning cover to the unbelievable character development, and finally the visually stunning settings and there perfect execution! Staci Hart has surpassed expectations with this brilliantly beautiful work of art!

I have to be honest here. I didn't love Rin when the book started out. I worried and fretted over how I would ultimately feel about her, but WOW was I blown away shortly thereafter! Such amazing character development and progres
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crazy-rich
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I'm not going to lie, going into this book I was expecting the cliched "Oh she put some lipstick on and suddenly became a confident goddess," eye roll inducing type of story. And while there's nothing wrong with those, they make me a little picky since they've been done so much. But that was not this book. No, this book, and the heroine, was purely amazing and badass. I was laughing so hard at parts all while cheering Rin on as she became this strong confident
Kandi Steiner
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GAH. This is the Staci Hart that I freaking LOVE. Rom Com with an incredible story line, phenomenal characters, and a storyline I could easily obsess over. I mean, does ANYONE write romance like Staci Hart does? The answer is a big, fat, resounding HELL NO. I am still giddy and smiley from this book, and that's how you know it was a great rom com -- it stuck with me, and I think it always will!

Piece of Work has everything I love in a book -- angst, tension, hilarity, a super hot, a**hole alpha m
bella farren
May 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 / 5 stars

This was just downright disappointing. Not what I expected and I truly didn't like the pinnacle of the angst.

This followed Rin, insecure and über shy intern at the Met gallery. When she meets her new boss, Court, he barely even offers her a look, deeming her beneath him and unlikely to last long. His inner-monologue was scathing and his attitude rude and cold. But low-and-behold, one amazing makeover later and this before 'ugly-betty' 6-foot tall woman is making men everywhere turn
3.75 stars.
This book ran out of steam for me towards the end . Liked the first 75% then just got tired with all the relationship shenanigans. Even Court's groveling at the end wasn't enough for him to totally redeem himself in my eyes.
Rin, I really liked though. She deserved better.
I really did like the setting for this story though, great depiction of the world of priceless art and antiquities .
Overall enjoyable read but not one of Staci Hart's best books in my opinion.
Aug 12, 2018 marked it as avoid
#metoo is real regardless of gender or attractiveness of your superior at work.

If it’s harassment, it’s harassment.

There’s nothing remotely romantic about sexual harassments, no matter how attractive the harasser is. No. It’s a myth that bad guys only look like Harvey Weinstein, they can also look like Michael Fassbender or Benedict Cumberbatch.

a six foot tall Korean-Dutch awkward and insecure main character who grows into such a STRONG badass bitch and calls the guy out on his bullshit and doesn't romanticize the fact that he hurt her over and over again??? HELL YEAHHHH

NOT ONLY THAT, but there's so much female empowerment in this book!! make-up isn't frowned upon and instead used to feel confident and sexier and DAMN DOES SHE OWN IT.

this was hilarious and we had GIRLS SUPPORTING GIRLS (seriously, Rin had the best roommates)

it was fun
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Release Date-17/5/18

"Piece of Work" by Staci Hart was a very enjoyable fast paced rom-com.
with an extremely unconventional female heroine at its centre and an intriguing unique storyline that had no issues pulling me in and keeping me entertained.
This was my first toe-dip into the waters of this particular author.
And I'm very pleased to say the experience was a positive one.
"Piece Of Work" is told in dual POV; with both, David and Rin taking alternate turns reciting c
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
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Apr 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
“Since we’ve been together, he’s berated me, accused me of seducing him for my career, seduced me, lied to me, put me in danger to suit himself, and got me fired. Oh, and insulted me with a proposal of fake marriage and subsequent divorce. The man is a red flag with legs.”

Not long after I started this book I saw that I won’t be enjoying it, and to be fair I was pretty sure I would DNF it. Now, in hindsight, that’s what I should’ve done because I haven’t read this big kind of stupid a
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Art is you' Stars!

OH MY GOD. I can't believe this is my first time reading anything by Staci Hart. I am IN LOVE! I just read a little piece about the couple in Piece of Work in the Cocktales anthology and I was instantly hooked. I devoured this book because I fell in love with the story and the amazing characters Staci created.

I loved Court and Rin, they are so strong, so sweet and so sexy together and their love story is the perfect romance. I loved every second of reading this and I can't
em ♥
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-arc
“One rule. I had one fucking rule, and I’d blasted to hell for her.”

Holy meatballs on fire.

This book was H.O.T. Like, chop them chilis and top them up with habaneros kind of hot.

Hart has been my author discovery of the year (about time! I know, I know.) so after reading a few of her books previous to this one, I was shocked at the level of steam contained in Piece of Work’s pages.

As she very well warned me, this book is different from what she usually delivers. Starting with the male lead. Cour
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
So so good.
This book was just so good! And for once in a long time, I’m actually on the side of the girl, Rin, than our hot as hell, piece of art, Court. The authors description of the most uncomfortable woman you could ever meet just endears you to Rin.

When she meets the most amazing man, the sizzling attraction is just bursting off the pages. You find yourself holding your breath and feeling so horrible for her. But like a phoenix, she rises and becomes who she was meant to be and
Mar 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019-read
I really like Staci Hart. But as an Art History major I could not even read past chapter 1. DNF this book. Sorry! I wanted to like it but if you start talking about successfully taking THE LAST SUPPER by da Vinci from Milan to New York. You lost me. This piece of work is the most fragile piece of art in the world and is on the wall of a monastery. It is literally painted on a stone wall of a building. You can't move it. YOU CAN'T MOVE IT. And I am not even going to talk about the other stuff men ...more
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
The story and the writing didn't quite do it for me but it's a sweet read and well loved by many of my fellow romance readers. Maybe in another space in time I would have felt differently. ☆☆ ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

So, I went back to the beginning and read this first book (I had already read the third book). I was happy to discover there aren't really any problems if you want to read these out of order with the exception of getting some tiny bits of information about the couples who are already together.

This is Rin's story. She is also very shy and innocent but instead of petite, she is very tall! I found that rather refreshing for a change. Of course, Court loves it because she has "legs that go on
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May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Read my full review as part of the Piece of Work - Blog Tour here: Brina and the Books

One of the reasons I love Staci Hart's novels so much is the setting. All of her books are set in the best city of the world: New York City. Her descriptions of certain places in my favorite city are so real and vivid that I can actually see myself being there. Although I've visited the MET only a few times, it brought back great memories.
I really enjoyed reading about Court and Rin being so fascinated,
Alex ♈
May 21, 2018 marked it as no-thanks-but-no
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May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

“Brilliant, bastard boss. Arrogant, arduous asshole. Cruel, clever Court.”

I love the feeling of having die hard favourite authors - the ones that you know for certain are going to deliver a ride that’s worth the anticipation and wait for their next release. The ones who always win you over one way or another. The ones who you desperately hope will carry on with their writing journey and you already feel slightly panicked at the thought of missing out on. Yes, St
Top Favorite

“I didn’t think I wanted to hide anymore. I wanted to be seen.”

If I said once, I’ll say it a thousand times more…Staci Hart is an absolute GENIUS when it comes to this genre! I can’t even tell you the amount of books of hers that are on my TOP FAVORITES list. What I can tell you is that I just added PIECE OF WORK to that list! Ms. Hart’s latest release was so much more than a romance! It is the embodiment of girl power in so many ways. It’s cheeky. It’s sexy. It’s sweet and swoony, but m
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Staci Hart is one of those authors that, when she has a new book release, I set aside every other book I'm reading and jump into hers. She always delivers and takes me on journeys I didn't even know I wanted to go on. Piece of Work was no different. Yes, I appreciate art and I have a long distance love for The Met, but I only occasionally reach for interoffice relationship novels. Here I am though, five starring Piece of Work, head over heels in lo
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