Author: RC Boldt
Release date: April 3, 2018
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from Give Me Books PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
In most romantic books it’s the hero who has commitment issues, and the heroine who has all the dreams about the perfect Happily Ever After; hubby, kids and everything. But what if it’s the other way around? Ditched tells the story of Ivy and Becket, I simply love this couple.
“I think about you, too.” “Do you?” The biggest damn grin spreads across my face. “Oh, yes.” “Do tell, Miss Hayes.” “I think of you when I’m in bed.” There’s a slight hitch in her breathing.”
Ivy has found her ‘destiny’ at a young age. For some reason she’s very good with helping people to break up their relationship in a positive way, and together with her bestie Darcy she even developed her skill into a thriving business. Ivy is shaped by her younger years, and she doesn’t do love, holding hands en cuddles. Meeting Becket however changes everything, she tries to hold on to her believes, but the guy is kind of irresistible.
Becket is a quarterback for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and pretty successful. But when it comes to the women he’s a bit different. Becket is not your typical party hardy womanizer; he’s actually looking forward to start a real relationship (and his own family) with the right woman. Unfortunately for him, he has set his eyes on commitment-foob Ivy. Convincing her will be the hardest game he has played in a long time.
“The controlled, guarded Ivy is screaming at me to get out of here and never talk to him again. The other one, the one I didn’t think still existed, is encouraging me to open up to him. Telling me that it’s safe. That he’s safe.”
Becket and Ivy are just… swoon. They have a great chemistry, but there’s so much more to them then just the physical aspect. Becket is a great guy; he’s a loyal friend who’s there for the people he loves. Seeing his best friend Emma Jane having it all, makes him think about his own future, and he sure sees himself with Ivy. Ivy however is scarred by her childhood and love terrifies her. There were moments I wanted to step into the book and hug/slap her a bit. Becket wouldn’t hurt her, wouldn’t throw her away. I love how in the end, she finally opened her heart and let Becket in for real.
Like a lot of RC Boldt’s books, Ditched is a completely standalone story. But if you think Becket sounds familiar; yes, he was a side-character in He Loves Me … Knot. Ditched has it’s funny moments, but there are also much more serious parts. To the outside world Ivy seems to have it all, but she has build some serious walls around her heart; I love how Becket breaks through them. Ivy and Becket are just an amazing couple, I love their story.
“I love you.” As soon as the final word leaves my lips, his mouth crashes down on mine. He kisses me with fervent intensity, with such ardent emotion, I feel it all the way in my soul.”