Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Photo: James Critchley
Release Date: 3rd April, 2018
He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years.
Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.
That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.
Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.
As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.
Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.
But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.
Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
Man, what a read this one was. I so hoped after finishing ‘He Loves Me…Knot’ Beckett would get his own book and sure enough he got his book and then some. Ivy Hayes was his equal in every sense of the word.
‘It’s at this moment it falls together for me. Her sacrifice of comfort for me, for my mother’s memory, means more than Ivy could possibly imagine.’
I adored the use of the ‘Word of the Day app’ and the fun that ensued because of this. Ivy’s closest friend Darcy held such a presence on the page that I fell in love with her almost instantly. I dare not forget to mention Leif, he has the ability to make me vanish, digitally speaking, that is. And if that isn’t enough fun factor on the page; we finally are introduced to Beckett’s elusive brother, Brant makes an appearance on page and he is wonderful, caring and so very funny.
The title of this book will make sense to the reader once they get started on this wild ride of a book. I often wondered prior to getting Ditched into my grubby little hands what the title meant and I loved every minute of it once I realised what it meant, for not only Ivy but for the rest of the characters of this little gem.
‘Then he breaks into a wide, toothy grin and a tiny voice inside of me screams. He’s a good guy. Ivy. You really will hurt him.’
The way that Ivy and Beckett meet is so very succinct for this author and rings very true towards the characters involved. All I will say is that who causes it has always devotedly been in the corner of Beckett.
“Oh my gosh, I love your shirt!”
“I’m sorry to startle you. My best friend would absolutely love that shirt,”. “You wouldn’t happen to be single, would you?”
Emma Jane and Knox are very key players in this book, and this reviewer wouldn’t have it any other way. Emma Jane especially is important to Beckett, and vice versa. They were there for each other through thick and thin and it only makes sense that she would be such a large presence on page.
The ups and downs in this book are examples of extremes, this author sure does love to torture her characters, and the sadist in me adored every minute. She has the genius of being able to spin a tale in any way, shape, or form and it never not works. There is zero detraction from the story whilst in progress. And there is not a single word or paragraph of useless text. The romance is slow burning and extremely gentle. Ivy comes from a hard background and is almost like a feral cat at the beginning. Beckett is the kind of man not afraid to follow through or use his softer side. He’s the kind of man that many women would fall to their knees for.
‘This–here with you–I feel like I’m baring more than my skin. Like he sees more than simply a naked woman standing before him.’
Ultimately, I went into this book head over heels for both Emma Jane and Knox, I didn’t think for a second that Beckett or Ivy could change how I felt about them. I’ll freely admit to anyone who asks, my mind was changed within the first ten percent of the book. Beckett and Ivy have jumped ahead in my affection. This, like ‘He Love Me…Knot’ is not an easy read; however, it is so worth the time and effort. I laughed, and I cried with these characters and to me they feel more real than most bok characters I have had the pleasure of being introduced to. Thank you Ms. Boldt, and congratulations on another scintillatingly, awesome read.
About the Author
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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