Hopeless Book Lover


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*


Confession: I’ve never read Jane Austen’s Emma. I’ve always wanted to— I’ve even gone as far as buying a gorgeous edition of the book cause my favorite name is Emma— but for some reason I haven’t picked it up yet. Wasted Words is a romantic comedy inspired by Emma and after reading it, you can bet on me picking up Emma ASAP!
Wasted Words by Staci Hart centers around two roommates (love it) and best friends, Cam and Tyler. Cam and Tyler are extremely different and I guess you could say they wouldn’t be paired up under normal circumstances. However, these two have major chemistry and I loved every bit of it!! I loved how different they both were from each other, yet they always had something to say to one another and they had more in common than even they thought.
One thing to definitely note about this book was that it was HILARIOUS. I was literally laughing out loud and highlighting everything that made me laugh (so basically I have a lot of highlights). One of them being:
“Look, I know it’s vulgar, me ogling Tyler like hippies ogle kale in Whole Foods.”
Another thing I loved about this book was Cam Emerson. I related to Cam sooooooooo much throughout the novel. She was a bit dorky with a splash of humor and sass. She was also incredibly relatable (her ice cream binging skills definitely match mine). Cam’s matchmaking and temper sometimes got the best of her and she was a bit frustrating at times, but I like that Staci wrote her as an obviously not-perfect character.
Tyler. Tyler Knight is the ying to Cam’s yang. He’s sweet, sexy, and (more importantly) he was quick to realize he wanted Cam. He was the calm to her storm and I seriously loved how supportive he was of her and how much he genuinely cared for her. Tyler was one book boyfriend that made my heart very happy.
Staci does a excellent job in bringing readers something fresh, funny, and romantic with Wasted Words and I 100% recommend picking this book up.

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