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The Good Samaritan

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  193 reviews
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.
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by RC Boldt Publishing, LLC (first published June 15th 2018)
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

It’s amazing to go into a book blind and absolutely devour it. A lot of times it’s nice to know what you’re gonna get, this one, I just went in unknowingly and I’m so happy I did. I am fricken in love.

This story was so refreshing for me. I smiled, I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I was completely feeling it all. But most of all, I loved the charming, heartbreaking tale of redemption and second chances at happiness. This story is gripping, compelling, and a story that will leave you utterly emotio
KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
I'm so glad I took the plunge and one clicked this. So easy to get into, so hard to put down. Unique, with well rounded easy to connect to characters.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

I really enjoyed this story! The plot was different from what I’ve been reading so far and that was refreshing for me.

“The Good Samaritan” was an emotional read it took me by surprise how heartfelt it was. Our H Jude is homeless, but on a mission to help people as much as he possibly can. There’s so much feeling with Jude, you can feel it through the pages and the burden he carries with him. Our h Faith, is just as lost as Jude but in a different way. I like how they meet and how Faith
Beneath The Covers Blog
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2018-reads
Prepare to be completely blown away!

The Good Samaritan is an exemplary work of literature, a prolific combination of redemption and second chances. This touching and soulful novel unites ominous, unfortunate circumstances with the powerful inflection of unwavering love and salvation.

This book was so unbelievable good, I cannot put into words exactly how I feel. The storyline flowed beautifully with the development of the characters’ relationship. The emotions – both raw, gut-wrenching agony and
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Unbelievable. That's the only word I could think of to describe The Good Samaritan. Even though I thought the story started off a little slow and repetitious, once the true story got going, I was hooked. RC Boldt is a wonderful storyteller and completely enthralled me with this story.

I am not sure if I would call this book a true romance. Personally, I think it's in a class all of it's own. Jude and Faith were not your typical meet, fall in love and marry couple. They were so much more and some
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
There's so much I want to say about this amazing story, but it all boils down to this:

Read this book.

Need more convincing? Okay, here goes:

The Good Samaritan was refreshingly original. The storyline is so unique, and set against the perfectly balanced smart/witty/emotional writing I've come to expect from Ms. Boldt? It was completely irresistible to me. It was fascinating and compelling and it touched my heart so deeply.

Seriously - should we talk about how many times it made me cry?

So. Many. T
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just perfect!! Amazing read ... Excellent cover and a story full of messages about giving and helping other people!! I loved it ...Well done R.C. Boldt!!!
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2018, arc
I received an ARC for an honest review.

I found my favorite book in the first week of January - it has been replaced by The Good Samaritan.

Jude is homeless by choice.  It's clear that he's suffered a tragedy from the beginning. I couldn't wait to read what that was and man - I was not at all disappointed.  Faith is a woman who had a very tough upbringing and is now a journalist with the Vindicate, a Cleveland newspaper. (Can I also add how refreshing it was that this book was set in Cleveland?)

Dora Koutsoukou
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 ❤🌟💔🌟💔🌟💔🌟❤✨✨✨✨✨s‼‼‼


The most riveting read of this year, even from the first chapter. R. C. Boldt’s skilful writing presented a journey so full of emotions, struggle, torment, redemption, soul healing, without being dramatic or pompous.
The characters were perfectly developed, with depth and certainly memorable, and the story was inceptive and full of messages - clear and powerful!

“He is the most tortured soul I have ever encountered. He is bound and determined to carry his burden and no
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg. Give this book a chance. It’s different in the best way possible. Full of love and redemption. An unlikely hero and heroine. Ones with broken pasts who find themselves whole together. THIS is why we read romance, people!
***5 Stars***

I knew this book would take me on a journey but I didn’t expect for it to grab hold of me the way that it did and give me all the feels that it did, especially the ones of the teary eyed sniffly variety. But it and it did so much more which is why I feel like saying it was all kinds of goodness is an understatement, even when it sums up the book perfectly. Because even though this book is about finding that person who sees beyond everything to your true heart and adored it to pieces
Anne OK
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Anne OK by: Dora Koutsoukou
Shelves: 2018-reads
Full review to post soon.
Piper Rayne
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful, compelling and unique love story that pulls on your heart strings. Great storyline! Don't wait on one-clicking!
The Book Bee
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
"How a stranger's touch can elicit comfort is puzzling to me."

Ahhh, yes!! This book hit the spot! I love when I can read a book, have no idea what's going on, but be completely stuck and can't pull myself away because the story is sooo intriguing. And that's what this one was for me. I have read most of RC's books (all besides her Teach Me series), and each one has something different to offer. It was the same with this one! OMGosh...I just really enjoyed this one. This is com
Camila Matuella
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 *sorrindo * estrelas

Nossa que livro mais lindoooo. A história é linda e os assuntos abordados são interessantes. A saúde (péssima) que existe nos EUA, onde tu precisa ter dinheiro ou não tem nada (e eu pesquisei e li artigos , além de trabalhar na area da saúde e conhecer profissionais que trabalham lá que comprovam que os EUA tem muitooo que melhorar nesses e em vários quesitos). Pessoas que vivem nas ruas e não damos a devida atenção. Tem muitos outros assuntos relevantes, além é claro, de
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
RC Boldt delivers an incredibly profound and touching story. A story of grief and love and goodness, it was utterly captivating.

The Good Samaritan had such a unique and intriguing plot. So many secrets, so many questions. The excitement and suspense had me desperate for answers but the romance and development kept me content and engaged. I swear, Boldt can write anything. No matter the genre, the dynamic story lines pull you in and the rich characters breathe life into the story. The emotion in
Reading with 2 book lovers
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a good read. I really enjoyed it. These characters really spoke to me.
I highly recommend this story.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start? The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt was an absolutely amazing read. I was engrossed with the story and the characters. I devoured this story in one sitting! It was completely unexpected and everything you want in a book you read.

Two people who are kind, open and honest, but also carry demons that weigh on them. Together they find a connection that brings them together. There is so much I want to share, but seriously, this is a story that you need to feel, and experience and I
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5, Everyone Deserves A Second Chance, Stars!!

“Sometimes, people lose their way, but the important thing to remember is that it’s always possible to find the road back.” ” The path may be a bit difficult to navigate and hard to discover, but it’s still there.”

“He’s the most tortured soul I’ve ever encountered. He’s bound and determined to carry this burden and not allow anyone else to help with the load, regardless of what it costs him…” “But when it comes to you, it seems to spark something wi
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you like a story cloaked in some mystery you will really like this one. Jude is currently homeless but this is by choice. He has decided he needs to atone for something and this is his way of giving back. What is he atoning for? You will find out. I will say the reasons were predictable. I was hoping for a bigger reveal. If you have read enough tortured heroes, it is pretty easy to figure out. The plotline was original and I liked the newsroom vibe. Faith and Jude were good together. They bot ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I LOVED this story. The emotions and the nervousness I felt reading this book were indescribable. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.

This is a short review because frankly, it's hard to write without any spoilers. The story was well written and kept me wanting to turn the page. RC Boldt knows how to pull the emotions out. If you're an RC Boldt fan, I recommend this to you and if you haven't read her yet, what are you waiting for?
At first I didn’t know if I would stick with this one, but my God it kept getting better and better as deeper into the story I got. Jude and Faith had so many issues. Not just issues, but secrets and anguish. Jude’s not coming out so much until the story progressed so much further. Both had heartbreak in the past and future. Obviously “Jude” was the “Good Samaritan” and Faith was the love of his life. You will not walk away without love and compassion from reading this story. It was one upliftin ...more
Caroline B. Menezes
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hey Jude...

Adorável surpresa e essa capa não tem NADA A VER com a história ... 🤣💜
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The king of second chances.
"I'm a man who has nothing to offer, yet this woman - a woman whose soul is as breathtaking as her outer beauty - wants me."

Jude will make you love Faith as well as believe in Faith. The person and the belief.

"I don't deserve you." "But hell if I can resist you."

I couldn't resist this story either. If we all just look a little deeper, we may all have a little more faith in our lives. Heavens knows we could all use more people like Jude.
Paula  Phillips
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book had been sitting on my kindle for a few weeks and had been drawing me in, I was a little hesitant as the only books I had read by RC Boldt had been romantic comedies, and this was her writing in the opposite direction. This one had a bit more oomph and guts to it. It had drawn me in though from the excellent cover to the whole idea of someone being anonymous and doing good deeds. In my mind, the main character Jude looked a little like Jack Reacher ( Lee Child's) role as they seem to h
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow what a wonderfully heartfelt storyline the author has given us with “Good Samaritan”. With each chapter I felt like I was learning the values of human kindness while reading a terrific story with characters that wormed their way into my heart more and more with each page I turned.

Jude is hiding in plain site from some horrific event in his past. He’s living homeless on the street trying to atone for his mistakes and doing various acts of kindness for others in need. He’s all but invisib
Danielle R (Spellbound Stories)


Authors all have their own style of writing, and these styles are a unique signature of sorts. As a blogger, I am truly blessed to come across a huge range of styles and coincidentally, it was through my blogging that I found R.C. Boldt. At the time I got that first advanced review copy, I had a ton of books in my kindle library that I had never even read and had therefore already purchased a previously released book by her. So, but that first ARC set the stage for my obsession with R.C. Boldt’s
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it. The Good Samaritan is a good story with many hidden messages.

Jude is a homeless guy who does acts of kindness secretly, he's a man seeking redemption for a mistake that wasn't his but none the less blames himself and totally shuts himself off, becomes homeless by choice and moves to another town.

Jude's anonymous actions of bravery and generosity start to capture the attention of the local press when people start to contact them with their story's of the mystery saviour.

From the be
Cynthia Villarreal Ortiz
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book...what can I say, it's one of the best books out there, I enjoyed it immensely.

This book was unexpected, it had a clear journey, to open everyone`s eyes to what goes on around us, even when we're too closed off to see...
Everything about this book is true in it's veracity, The Good Samaritan is about loss, hopelessness, and finding redemption along the way, but above this, this book is about love, and what love can do to heal you.
It's what drew me into this tale of a homeless man, a re
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

It was the blurb that drew me in immediately. It sounded so heartfelt, so wonderfully refreshing and different that I just couldn’t pass it up. And this is how I discovered RC Boldt. This story was everything I hoped it would be and more. The storyline is beautifully unique, intensely emotional, layered with smart and witty dialogue and characters that you cannot help but fall for. I was choked up so any times while reading, that’s how deeply this story touched me. I felt everything rig
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