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 heknows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.
*A standalone romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jane Austen fans will adore Staci Hart’s contemporary reimagining of Emma. Wasted Words tells the story of Cam Emerson, a book lover who delights in playing match maker, and Tyler Knight, an outgoing, former football star. Cleverly written from their alternating perspectives, we get to know the pair as best-friends, roommates and—according to Cam—complete opposites. Yet the chemistry between them is undeniable, and they soon begin to question whether their relationship is only platonic. The "opposites attract" storyline and the meddling matchmaker are pure Austen, but the flirty dialogue and modern setting give her beloved classic a fresh, new twist.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Slow burner, but by the end I loved it!
Found it a little bit tricky to get into the flow of the book. Cam’s character was likeable but was also irritating at times. I really loved Tyler’s character, he was so patient and kind. There nothing hotter than a guy that treats his girl right but who isn’t afraid to stand up to her when she’s wrong.
I felt that the book captured the internal monologues really well.
Mid way through I found myself constantly wanting to continue to read which is always a sign of a good book.
I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Jane Austen and anyone who loves a feel good romance.
It’s a really sweet story and there are some awesome parts of this book that just make the characters romance,personality’s and lives so realistic and a lot of fun! But I’ve got to say, Cam’s character got to be pretty irritating after a while! it soon felt as though you’re anticipating what she’ll say next,solely to prove you already knew it. The love story in a love story is adorable and a neat addition that really does enhance the plot. I just think the story dragged out just a little too long.
Still worth a read though, you might end up loving Cam and Tyler instead!
Very well written, had a happy ending of course, but Cam is just soooo unlikeable it’s cringe worthy in parts. That being said I look forward to reading more from this author, her writing style is genuine and captivating and spicy!