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Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2)

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Love isn't always responsible.

After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits.

Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of Micky’s deadbeat father, it seems everything is s
ebook, 215 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Pride Publishing
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Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Longer RTC. I was up until 6 AM reading this because I couldn't put it down, so my brains till a little groggy. I will say I loved this one even more than the first
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After the way I was pulled in to the first book of this series, Misdemeanor, and the way it left me hanging at the end…I was jumping at the chance to read Hard Time to see what came next. CF White did not disappoint, and I was catapulted head-on into a story of constant tension and worry, but also smiles, heat, and so much love. Yes, this story moves along determinedly at its own pace, not letting a single thing be revealed until the author was good and ready for it; but I was entirely absorbed ...more
Kent Lowe
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the offset, Hard Time brings all the drama, the angst, the humour, the love and the reader is immersed once more. The blossoming relationship of the main characters is hindered by Micky’s court case and the possible devastation that his brother, his world, could be taken from him. This novel also delves deeper into Micky’s turbulent younger years and the presence of his father is truly unnerving. Hard Time develops quickly and a constant, rising and often fist-balling tension burns painfull ...more
Nephylim Nephylim
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Continuing on from Misdemeanour this book can’t be read as a standalone. Mickey, the reforming bad boy, hit rock bottom when arrested for breaching a restraining order (justifiably, I thought). At the beginning of this book, Mickey gets out of prison but he’s lost his brother, Flynn when Social Services finally caught up with them.
By a stroke of luck, Dan’s parents are foster carers, albeit retired and they are able to take Flynn, at least temporarily.
Things look up for a while, but it’s not for
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have so much love for this story!!!

Set in the soulless new town and filled with some very dark storylines, this book is gritty and real with no hazy filters! Against this backdrop however the romance between Micky and Dan provides some wonderful escapism! Their unfolding relationship is both easy going and tense in exactly the right measures. Sure, they have their conflicts, to keep us hooked, but the love that blossoms between them is pure and beautiful and an absolute joy to read.

Speaking of
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Hard Time is the second book in the Responsible Adult set, and get ready for your socks to be knocked off! Now, you do need to have read book one as this one follows straight after. I said for book one that it is quite dark and gritty, well, that remains true for this one.

Micky has everything going on - a court appearance, his deadbeat dad back in town, still feeling unworthy of Dan, you name it, it's probably here. Dan is determined to stick around, no matter how Micky may push him away. And Fl
Joyfully Jay
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

I’ll start by telling you I reviewed the first book in this series, Misdemeanor, back in June. I gave it 3.5 stars because I didn’t feel I connected with Dan and Mickey like I wanted. However, Hard Time gave me what I was missing, and I was so pleased.

The chemistry between Mickey and Dad grew exponentially between Misdemeanor and Hard Time. I think part of it is C.F. White growing as an author. It was obvious to me her style was smoother and more detailed in this
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4-1/2 Stars
We left Mickey in book 1(Misdemeanor) facing jail time after a breach of court order. Now we find them living with that possible future over their heads. Will Mickey and Dan be able to survive the ordeal and come out stronger or will it be too much?

I found myself enjoying Hard Time even more than the first book which is not something I am often able to say, sequels by definition are often inferior because the characters are already established and not entirely new to the reader so it
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I finished Misdemeanor there may have been a little cussing. Okay a lot of cussing. The cliffy had me going crazy waiting for the conclusion. Hard Time did not disappoint.

For all of Micky's confidence and bravado he may have the biggest heart of them all. The character development is realistic, you feel Micky's fear, vulnerability and most of all hope. Dan's frustration, passion and respect. Flynn's pure and absolute joy.

With a big dose of violence, a side of homophobia and a bunch of small
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the whole series in one sitting so it's hard to differentiate my thoughts on each book separately...

But yes, this was awesome and just so well done - little Flynn's disability was wonderfully incorporated and while it was a struggle for Mickey and Dan, Flynn was not a burden.

Very well done indeed.
Joe Dorrian
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent second installment in the Responsible Adult series, after the first ended on a cliff hanger this picks up straight after the end of the last book, looking forward to the final book
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Responsible Adult (3 books)
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