Hard to Handle by RC Boldt – Review

Hard to Handle


Fifth grade social studies teacher, Laney Kavanaugh, is no stranger to being left behind – her father taught her that at a young age. That’s why she always has her eyes wide open when it comes to men. She’s determined she will never again be the one left behind. She doesn’t let sex blur what they’re really doing; it’s always just sex.

Until Zach.

Zachariah Mayson, fifth grade writing and English teacher, has been the bane of Laney’s existence from the moment they met at their shared elementary school. She can’t stand him. He gets under her skin like no other and is always utterly obnoxious in his attempts–and successes– in getting a rise out of her.

Until the wedding.

The night of their friends’ wedding, Laney gives in to a moment of melancholy, knowing she’ll never be able to let her guard down enough to let a guy close, let alone someday get married. She and Zach end up having the hottest night she’d ever experienced, showing her another side of him, a softer, sweeter one he’d hidden from her until now. Because now, he hoped she was finally ready to “see” him.

But when you’ve always guarded yourself against falling in love, can you let go of the past in order to embrace the future?



4 Stars

This book was so fun and funny to read, but as the story progresses you get to see a whole other side to it. The story was so beautiful and full of heart that I could not put it down. I had to see where Zach and Laney’s story took them.

My Thoughts

We first met Zach and Laney in Wildest Dream. They loved to antagonize each other and fight all the time, at least that was the impression that was given, so I was excited for their story. It was refreshing to get Zach’s side of the story and learn that he didn’t hate Laney at all. All of his bickering and fighting was a front for his true feelings. I loved that he acted like that little boy on the playground that pulled your hair because he liked you. It was also refreshing that Laney was the anti-relationship person in the relationship. I loved these two together, from the constant fighting to the tender and sweet moments to the super steamy moments. I highly recommend this book (and series) and look forward to whatever RC Boldt gives us next.

A review copy was provided by Rockstar Lit PR for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

The only way he had managed to get her attention over the past eight years was to piss her off or annoy her in some way. And, like a juvenile, that’s exactly what he did.

You can go back to hating me tomorrow but, please, can we have tonight?

He watched as she studied him for a moment before turning her head slightly to press a kiss into the palm of his hand at her cheek. His eyes fell closed at that soft kiss and he swore he could feel it all the way to his heart.

Reading Order and Buy Links

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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 coast of North Carolina but dreams of relocating to a tropical island. When she’s not writing, she can be found daydreaming of relocating to a tropical island, at the beach, going running with her family (and contemplating *gently* tossing her daughter out of the jogging stroller to reduce weight resistance), singing karaoke, harassing her husband or relaxing with a good book. And, let’s be honest. Most of those activities listed probably include wine or a good microbrew. Except for the running. In that case, the drinks come afterward. 🙂

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