Book Review | WORK IN PROGRESS | Stacy Hart


Non Review Rant

Amazon is feeding me contract marriage novels and I am indulging… It will get annoying at some point and soon.

Here goes the review.

Book Details

Title: Work in Progress

Length: 410 pages

Published: 24 January, 2019

Price: 282

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I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.

Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss.

And with lips like his, I don’t stand a chance. 

Author Profile

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 party–especially if she’s been drinking whiskey–and her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north in Denver, where snow is magic and the mountains have become home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.


The story was very engaging. He had a dark past that nobody is aware of. She is shy and introvert and practically incapable of social engagement.

Thomas Bane is an author struggling to keep a clean image, meet the deadlines and keep his past secret. I like that the story was around an author. It makes it so relatable. It is not that I am anywhere as successful as Thomas Bane is projected to be, but the horror of deadlines and wordcounts are just the same to every author.

Long. Detailed. Repetitive. Unnecessary. Graphic. If it wasn’t for the last few chapters, the book would have been crisp and shorter.

Shabana Mukhtar


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