Review: Work In Progress by Staci Hart
Work in Progress was an interesting read to say the least. I had not read the summary before reading, and was shocked by the direction that it took.
Work in Progress is a story of Amelia and Tommy. Amelia is a book reviewer. Tommy is writer, who is all too familiar with Amelia’s reviews. She has yet to find a book of his that she loves. After some bad press, Thomas is struggling to stay with his publisher and having a major case of writer’s block. To combat the bad press and writer’s block, him and his twin brother hatch a plan- Tommy should “marry” Amelia and let her provide the critical input that he needs with his books.
The premise of this book was a unique and interesting concept. Yes, fake marriage tropes have been done millions of times. But this had a fresh and exciting spin. The spin has mainly to do with the dynamic. It’s between a writer and a reviewer, which on its own is already exciting. When you bring in the “fake marriage” trope, the level of excitement increases.
There were times where Work in Progress felt very unrealistic and cheesy, however, it was easy to overlook those things. It ended up being a sweet and heartwarming romance book.
Amelia and Tommy were great leads. You can’t help but fall in love with them both. Amelia’s was just so pure and shy. She was also very passionate about what she does. And Tommy had such a strong loyalty and love for his family.
Work in Progress is an interesting and heartwarming read with two lovable characters.