Published by Self on 10/29/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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First Top 40 hit at age seventeen? My first tabloid breakup scandal quickly followed.
Earned my first Grammy? Discovered Mommy Dearest was embezzling my money.
Landed a leading role in a movie? My fiancé called off our engagement the next day.
I might have a multi-million-dollar recording contract, a sold-out world tour, and more money in the bank than I ever imagined, but every time I hit a milestone in my career, my personal life suffers.
Then in steps my new bodyguard, rugged and with a past I connect with. The closer we get, the more powerful my feelings grow, complicating our professional relationship.
I thought Kane would be different. I hoped he’d be the one man to stand by my side, undaunted by the fame and attention that trails me.
The press calls me the “Ice Princess of Pop” because of my unyielding façade throughout heartbreak and betrayal. Perhaps it’s time to show them the real me.
With every syllable, I pour out my emotions and allow them to puddle, forming lyrics from my soul’s breath. And with each word, my broken heart cries out for Kane, begging him to help me break this pattern.
To help me stop being so damn good at goodbyes.
This is not your typical rock star romance and I’ve got to say, it’s about time!! RC Boldt destroyed me in the best way possible!! Too Good at Goodbyes had me weak in the knees and flipping the pages at the end for more! Simone and Kane’s story…GAH!! The friendship they built, the slow burn romance, I couldn’t get enough. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for Simone. I will say this…these two as a couple? Hands down, the BEST I’ve ever read. Congrats RC Boldt, this couple has stolen my heart!
I am not even sure where to begin but to say I absolutely loved, loved, loved Too Good at Goodbyes by R.C. Boldt. I want to make sure I do the story justice, but I also want to say just go read it. The feels, the steaminess, the emotions, everything about this story is why I read. I simply devoured it. I wanted to see how it would all end and yet never wanted it to end.
Simone King is on top of the world as one of the biggest pop stars, but not everything is as it seems. Love seems to elude her and the only men she attracts hurt her before moving on. And yet she was so strong, determined and had a huge heart. Kane Windham’s life was spiraling. The woman he loved hurt him in the worst way possible. Which is how he finds himself playing bodyguard to the “Ice Princess of Pop” and yet, she is nothing like she is perceived by the world. Kane was strong, protective and so very caring.
The life of a pop star is not an easy one and it takes Simone and Kane on a whirlwind journey. I loved seeing them fall. Both were lost and broken and yet together they were perfect. Too Good at Goodbyes was emotional, heartbreaking and heartfelt. I loved every minute of reading it and could not recommend it enough. This is a must read!
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people with my favorite guitar strapped snug against me, I prepare to sing my
nature. I performed in countless dive bars before breaking onto the scene and
securing my first record deal, then moving on to sold-out world tours. Which
means I shouldn’t have sweaty palms like a preteen working up the nerve to talk
to her crush.
a questionable food truck.
into the mic. Noise from the cheering fans is deafening, and like every time I
perform, the surreal quality never quite fades.
someone who eviscerated my heart entirely. My other relationships—and
subsequent failures—pale in comparison.
songwriting. With regard to the latter, it’s never hard to find someone
mourning an unrequited love, suffering heartache, or wishing they’d find their
own glorified everlasting love.
they’re never on the receiving end of the snide, sarcastic comments of, “Oh,
poor thing. He’s rich and famous and can’t find love. Boo-freaking-hoo.”?
ripping out my heart and putting it on display for the world, I receive the
“She’s probably selfish and put her career first” or “She probably cheated, and
now she’s regretting it” or “Mm. So sad. The Ice Princess of Pop is
soul, regardless of how damaged they might be at any given time. And as long as
my fans continue to support me, I’m going to keep on keepin’ on.
my chin, willing myself to maintain composure. “It’s called ‘Embers.’”
me fades. My voice emerges from the shards scattered within my chest where my
working heart once was.
faces of the fans in the front rows. And yet again, I’m reminded of something
all too easily forgotten. That there are others who can relate to lyrics
written from my soul’s breath.