Release Blitz & Review: Friends With Benedicts by Staci Hart


Friends With Benedicts, a brand new, heart felt rom - com from Staci Hart, is finally LIVE!! Who's reading? Grab your copy today from your favorite online book retailer!

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Timing is everything.

Presley Hale and Sebastian Vargas are no strangers to goodbye. Their high school summers were spent wrapped up in each other until she wou ld inevitably go home to California. One season after college, Sebastian finally escaped the little Texas town to travel the world, and they said goodbye for what they thought might be the last time.

Sebastian went one way. Presley went the other.

For the first time in five years, they’re both in town, but the timing is no better than ever. So the only thing to do is what they do best. Keep it casual.

Friends with benefits.

They’ve done it before — doing it again will be easy.

But their hearts don’t get the memo.

When the lines of their arrangement blur, Presley and Sebastian are faced with decisions they’ve avoided for years. And that’s not even their biggest problem.

A small town in danger of failing.

A secret that could tear them apart.

And two hearts that can’t hide anymore.

They’ve shared so many summers, but none compare to what they’ll face.

Timing is everything.

And their time is almost up.


3.5 stars! 

I love small town romances and I loved Staci Hart’s previous book ‘Bet The Farm’ so I was excited to read Friends With Benedicts, especially because we met Presley in Bet The Farm. 

I really liked how this story started, it was a cute start with Presley and Sebastian reuniting straight away. It made me smile watching them reconnect after years apart. 

They had never had the right timing in the past, summer hookups before one of them going away. But now with both of them back in town at the same time, this could be their time… however things aren’t that easy. There is something that turns their world upside down, Presley has been preparing for this moment for years while Sebastian is shocked at the secret. He takes it in his stride though and reacts way better than I think most people would. 

Presley and Sebastian decide to rekindle their relationship for the summer, with the future mostly depending on if Sebastian wants to go back to Africa with the Peace Corps. Their hearts end up getting fully involved no matter if their timing is right. 

I liked Presley and Sebastian and their families. What I love about small town romances is the charm of the town and I felt this with this book. I loved getting to know the town. 

Presley and Sebastian have great chemistry after years of being in love with each other even if the timing is wrong and they’re with other people. I liked their banter and their relationships with their families. They were a great pair and you could tell they were conflicted about the future and their feelings. 

Things weren’t easy and there is some miscommunication that leads to broken hearts but I think they worked it out well in the end thanks to their friends calling them out.

Although I could tell that they loved each other, I felt like I was missing some romance. I didn’t swoon at anything and I thought a lot of the focus of the book was away from the romance and was focused on what was happening with the town and if Sebastian was staying. 

It was a cute read if you love small town romances and if you’re curious about what happens to Presley after reading Bet The Farm. 

*ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review*


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, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a part y, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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