Review: Ditched by RC Boldt


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

When she tips her head back on a laugh, I feel my damn heart lurch as if it's screaming, “I'm with her!” 
With the one woman who doesn't believe in relationships. 
The woman who breaks up relationships for a living. 
This can only mean one thing. 
I've got to bring my best A-game to the table to ensure I'm not the one getting ditched in the end.

It's here! It's here! Becket Jones's story is here, and RC Boldt made the nearly five-month wait so freaking worth it. Ditched is a standalone but it's also a follow-up to the author's He Loves Me... Knot, which featured Becket as the best friend of Emma Jane Haywood, also known as EJ and nicknamed by Becket as his Blue, thanks to the blue streak in her hair when they first met. He was such a memorable peripheral character that by the time I had finished reading EJ and Knox Montgomery's story, I simply needed Becket to have his own happily-ever-after. Naturally, I could count on Boldt to whip up a love story for our dear Becket that would rival that of his best friend Blue's, and Becket was more than up for the challenge to woo and win over commitment non-believer Ivy Hayes.

Countless women may spend their days imagining how their personal fairy tale romances would play out, but Ivy Hayes wasn't one of those women. She's witnessed how easily promises to be together forever are broken for one reason or another. She knows how relationships come and go; heck, she's played an active role in ending more than a handful of them thanks to her business, Ditched. You see, Ivy steps in when a client wants their current couplehood to come to as polite and amicable an end as possible. So, she's good with hook-ups because happy endings do not exist as far as she's concerned. And then she starts exchanging text messages with a guy nicknamed "B". Their banter is quick and easy, the flirting is fun, until Ivy discovers that "B" is Becket Jones, star pro footballer.

RC Boldt deserves kudos for the fact that she took the whole commitment-phobic story line and turn it on its head, and she didn't make it overly angsty. I've never been one to complain about angst, but then I would have expected it in a story involving fear of commitment, so I loved that the author added her own creative flare. Becket and Ivy aren't broken in the traditional emotional sense. They're actually quite sane and logical and have a personalities that make them highly likable main characters. And again, I can't help but appreciate that Boldt has given me an honest-to-goodness sports romance that had a dash of angst and a healthy dose of lighthearted humor and whip-smart wit. Once again, RC Boldt has repaid my faith in her with a wonderful, five-plus-starred love story in Ditched. ♥

Release Date: 03 April 2018

Date Read: 02 April 2018

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