Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt

The Good Samaritan
by RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18th, 2018

The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide. 
I’m homeless by choice. I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.


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About the author:

RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., 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.

Website / rcboldtbooks@gmail.com / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Instagram / Bookbub / Amazon

My review:

Wow. A beautiful, very inspirational, and emotional story.

I was amazed and slightly overwhelmed by this. Although this was fiction, I strongly believe that good people like Jude or Father James exist in our world.

I love stories with a meaning and this one had a beautiful message. Our world would be so much better when people judged less and helped more.

It's not just about giving to others though, but also about having faith and trust in the people who love you, that they catch you when you fall.
'It felt as though she could actually see me, the person, the human beneath the well-worn clothing and the unruly beard.'
This book had me in tears quite a lot, especially the scenes that were laden with heavy emotions hit me out of nowhere, but this story was also inspiring and somehow hopeful.

The romance may have come a bit short but it didn't lessen the quality of this well written story. The characters weren't free of self-doubt but very modest, slightly stubborn, yet wonderful individuals. Both had secrets which made them cautious around other people in fear of being revealed, but at the same time made them more aware of the other person's aloofness. I liked that the heroin was saved by the hero at first but turned the tables later on, so she wasn't the usual damsel in distress. Jude and Faith gave each other the comfort they didn't know they were craving.
'We're both concealing something from the rest of the world, so afraid to be judged for it.'
Fear not, despite my mentioning of the shortage of romance, there were some very hot scenes which will have you fanning yourself! The build up of tension was heightened by the fact that the characters weren't all over each other from the beginning, which made the spark between them break out into an inferno when it finally happened.
'Her eyes, a deep golden-brown hue with traces of green, tracked my movements and absorbed each word I spoke with an intensity I've never before experienced.'
The secondary characters made the book even better, if that's at all possible. Father James and his advice, he just always knew the right things to say, as well as a certain someone from a previous book I was happy to see again.

Jude was more than just selfless, he was the most altruistic person although he’s homeless, living on the streets, and even gave others the little he had left when he felt like they needed it more than him. But that's not all. There were all kinds of people in need and he was not one to think twice about helping in any way possible, even while he relied on help himself. Jude's a wonderful person and so good at heart although he didn't think so of himself because there's a reason why he chose to live this way. Life has dealt him a bad hand and he believed he's at fault and had to endure penance for it. Yet, he was still too prideful and stubborn for his own good.
'This is my mission. To not only look evil in its face and confront it, but to also protect those who cannot protect themselves.'
I highly recommend this story which was the cure of my latest book hangover. I’m sure it will touch a lot of hearts.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Give Me Books Promotions. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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