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With a Hitch

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  558 ratings  ·  154 reviews
A smart, sexy new standalone from USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt about a matchmaker/dating coach faced with the challenge of finding Mrs. Right for the city's beloved NFL wide receiver...
She’s playing it safe. He’s playing for keeps.


Growing up in the foster system, I learned the hard way that lasting love doesn't always come easy. Dating
Paperback, 484 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Independently published
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Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With a Hitch starts off where the delicious Ditched leaves off. (Don’t worry, it’s a stand-alone, no cliffy, I’m just saying for maximum enjoyment pick up Ditched too.) But Dax and Darcy’s story is in some ways more gentle, and in other ways oh-so-much more intense.

Dax is just a good guy. Not boring. GOOD. He’s the kind of guy who treats his family right. People right. The heroine right. He’s the kind of guy you actually want to have in your life, sex-swing and all. (You have to read it...)

And D
Tracy  C
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. First lets mention that cover!!! HOT HOT HOT
If only Dax Kendrick were real. He is the quintessential book boyfriend. And while he does have a tiny bit of baggage, he is absolutely swoon worthy. Poor Darcy has a trunk full. She thinks that her past defines her and she doesn't want, need or deserve a HEA. These two were killing me with the slow burn!!! They were both so clueless to their true feelings. I will admit to being a bit aggravated that the story was moving along with them j
Kathy Coopmans
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming. Intense. Exceptional. I loved the entire story. RC Boldt bled her soul into this book. One page and you’ll agree. One name and you’ll be swooning.
Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Bestselling Author.
The Book Bee
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
REVIEW: 3.5-4 Stars

I want to get this off my chest: I am not a sweet romance reader and I enjoy my men burly and alpha, confident and strong. Given the territory we were working with in RC Boldt's newest book, With A Hitch, I was assuming this was the case. It was not. Hear me out!! I mean, he's a very successful NFL player. He's gonna be cocky and self confident. Have some grrrr tendencies.....right? RIGHT!!? Clearly, I'm the idiot because I obviously fell in love with a self assured, self
Tasha Mahoney
Sometimes I like a predictable HEA trope. It generally is an easy read with a dreamy ending. Sometimes that trope goes above and beyond. With A Hitch went above and beyond and the some. While there was the expected angst and swoon worth moments, they were accompanied by plenty of laugh out loud moments that were unpredictable and so welcome.

Dax is a genuinely good guy and his family are so wonderful. They are the family that everyone would enjoy. Loving, loyal, warm and funny.

Darcy has not had t
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Heads up y'all: R.C. Boldt has just delivered a perfect hero.

No lie, I'm so crazy head-over-heels in love with Dax Kendrick, I don't even fully know how to put it into words. He's incredibly sensitive and domesticated while also somehow also unquestionably virile and masculine. He was the perfect balance of tender sweetness, blazing heat, and growly alpha. He was everything and that's only part of what makes this story so special.

Darcy is pretty special in her own right. She's a complicated hero
Pam Nelson
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I literally just listened to a book this week where they hired a match maker and they feel in love with said match maker. (Not my favorite kind of story line… BUT)

The way this one was done was kinda perfect. You see we get to know both the characters as they become friends. It felt more of a friends to lover than an a match maker. Or at least it did for me.

I also really liked that just because one of the characters has a sad past it wasn’t the only thing about that character. We get to know mo
Christina T
A surprisingly good friends to lovers romance from a new to me author.

The Good, The Bad, and Everything Else: Being so character driven it's not surprising how I was completely sucked in by Dax. He is everything a book boyfriend could be. When Darcy has menstrual cramps he baked her turmeric muffins and went over to her house to watch chick flicks with her. He started a fundraiser for Gainesville Florida after a natural disaster that raised millions which he matched. Oh did I mention he's a haw
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
With a Hitch is an example of why romance is to blame for my single status. We can ignore all my flaws and annoyances and focus solely upon how With a Hitch gives us a unicorn of a hero. Dax is perfect, unbelievably wonderful in every way, and no person will ever be able to hold a candle to him. Therefore, I would like to offer R.C. Boldt my thanks. Thank you for creating a hero who has ruined men for me, I shall be happily returning to Dax on a regular basis to get my fix.

With a Hitch follows o
Dora Koutsoukou
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sports, dual-pov
4 💖💖💖💖🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❣️❣️❣️

After having read The Good Samaritan I assumed this book would not disappoint me. And indeed, it did not!

Leaving aside if I had read a similar storyline or predicted the plot to some degree, it was so wonderfully written that I kept reading page after page. The characters were so lovable, amazingly developed through their actions and dialogues.

Slow burn, with funny moments and lines, serious topics handled with respect and the small drama towards the end had the appropriate d
***4.5 Stars***

I loved Ditched and couldn’t wait to see who was going to be up next to get their HEA because it was filled with some pretty amazing characters, so when it was announced that Dax ~ who just so happened to be one of my favs ~ was up next to get his HEA, and it was Darcy who was going to be his partner, I was all kinds of excited and I have to say it was one hell of a ride. The slow burn in this one is all kinds of real, but it was tempered by all kinds of goodness: Sweet, smexy
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of this group of characters!!

With a Hitch focuses on Darcy Cole and Dax Kendrick. I enjoyed the progression of their relationship. While it was clear there was an attraction, with Darcy being hired to match Dax with his potential HEA, things started off slowly. This aspect definitely added its own tension to the story. As these two get closer and the relationship grew, I was getting giddy. I loved them both individually and wanted to see them together. Just when you think thi
Booked & Busy Book Blog
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I finished reading Ditched, I was very curious about Dax and his story. Dax just seemed like a good man, the one every girl is looking for. I had no idea how right I was…

With a Hitch is the story of Dax and Darcy, a heartwarming story of two people, each with their own trials and tribulations, that come together in the most beautiful relationship I’ve read in a long time. Dax was so gentle and loving with Darcy, he has to be the number one book boyfriend ever! Darcy was amazing in her own w
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
4.5 Stars!!!
I really loved the H in this one. He was like the unicorn of Heroes. I loved his relationship with his family, and how he treated his mother, it was swoon worthy (An I never swoon, I never even use the word swoon!). I liked the h but she got on my nerves a little bit with all her pushing away, although I can understand her reasons. However when you find a guy like the one in this book, she should have known there’s no reason or justification for pushing him away. The guy was absolut
Kate R
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
*4.5 stars*

It’s been a few years since I’ve read an R.C. Boldt book, but clearly, I have been missing out! This book was sooooo good!! It’s a slow burn, friends to lovers sports romance. This is a standalone although you may want to read Ditched before this because Darcy is Ivy’s sister, and Dax is Becket’s best friend. I haven’t read it and I’m definitely going to go back to it. Boldt did interweave a couple past encounters in between present scenes of the two main characters so we know how the
Mar 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
***DNF at 29%***

I struggled with this book. There were points in which it seemed like it was coming together, but overall I couldn't relate to the characters and struggled with finding them authentic and relatable, especially some of the things they said and some of their reactions.
Amber Hughes
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
**4-4.5 stars** With a Hitch is another winner from RC Boldt! I really enjoyed this slow burn, friends-to-lovers story. Dax and Darcy are great together, both as friends and lovers. I loved the journey to their HEA. It wasn’t a race to the end zone, which I liked. But boy can these two heat things up! *fans self* Talk about great chemistry! Dax is a really good man (loved him!) and the perfect match for Darcy. A very fun, sexy & sweet story that I highly recommend!
Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
Eek! I can't help but be excited about With a Hitch by RC Boldt! I have a serious obsession with hilarious books and RC Boldt is hilarious! She makes me literally laugh out loud and I know lol is said a lot but I don't really think people do it as often. Don't you think we'd be laughing all the time? But, and this is a pretty big BUT, RC Boldt's writing and humor is different than other authors. Somehow Mrs. Boldt is able to give us a fall outta your seat laughing mixed with real emotion. She we ...more
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great friends to lovers story that was a slow burn but you’ll clearly enjoy. Darcy worked as a matchmaker and was helping Dax find is perfect match. Dax used her because of her reputation and also because he was a professional NFL player and he didn’t want some woman using him for his fame and money. But as time passed he realized he didn’t want any of the women Darcy tried setting him up with, he wanted his independent friend. Darcy was started to have feelings also but she didn’t want to jeopa ...more
This book was a bit long, but that’s okay because this slow-burn romance was perfect. The slow-burn romance gets to me every time. Loved Darcy and Dax! Their friends to lovers romance was filled with swoons and kindness. Both main characters were the type of people that you really wanted to call your friends. Both were beautiful people inside and out. Darcy didn’t have an impressive background. In fact, for the most part, it was down right torturous until she met foster sister, Ivy. And, Dax com ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Ditched got my attention. With a Hitch captured my heart. I fell hard for Ivy and Becket and knew that I had to have more. Darcy and Dax are a continuation of my love affair with the amazingly talented RC Boldt. With a Hitch has everything from friendships to family and sex appeal. Darcy, Ivy, Dax and Becket are a new kind of family. Their proof that family is not always made by the blood shared, but by the bond love builds. History, life and emotion are at the heart of this family. I love that. ...more
Brenda Brown
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this so much! I mean, Dax...swoon! (I really want to know if turmeric muffins are thing and where I can get a hot guy to make me some?) This friends-to-lovers story had all of the things I love in a romance - a swoon-worthy hero, a strong heroine and chemistry that is off the charts!
Anna Doe
Sexy, swoony, slow, SLOW burn romance!
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Swoon Worthy stars! A fantastic first read by this new to me author. I absolutely loved Dax! Sexy, confident and so charming you can’t help but fall for him. Darcy a perfect match, strong yet still vulnerable and selfless. Their banter and chemistry is scorching hot in this friends to lovers story. I was hooked from the get go and didn’t want to put it down. A must read!
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Can we all have a man like Dax in our life????

Dax Kendrick is swoony, strong and a mans-man...when he wants something, he is all in! He had a goal of what he wants....enter Darcy Cole. Darcy, oh how my heart ached for her. We were given an introduction to Darcy in Ditched (I’ve been anxious to find out more about Darcy).

When I read my first book from Ms. Boldt I had this feeling that I had just found an author that I wanted more from; so, like any good reader, I binged everything
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Dax is seriously one amazing book boyfriend! He loves his family fiercely, takes care of those he loves and is honest to his core! He just wants to find someone who can love all the things that make him....well him! He’s in a business where your money means more then who you are as a person!! His only draw back is he picks the women who are “safe” and that’s both allowing him to find the woman who deserves his love!

Darcy is an independent woman who has learned to trust only a few select people!
Zilpha Owens
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
4 Duchess Stars

A simple connection. That’s all it takes to begin something wonderful. But do you act on it or fight it, afraid to take that chance?

Dax Kendrick exudes sex appeal but there’s more to him than that. He’s a kind, gentle soul. The kind of man that may have a powerful build, but doesn’t want that to be his calling card. He’s near perfect and definitely made me swoon.

Darcy Cole has worked hard to be the success that she is. But just like Dax, she is more than her tough, business-like
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dax Kendrick!! Yes! This man totally stole my heart! That mouth, that body and that one of a kind personality will be sure to pull you in. With a Hitch is hands down the best sports romance book!! All the words!!!
Gizel Alvarez
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was an experience

This story that RC Boldt brought to my kindle was so much more than just words. 

In the beginning I was wrapped in the friendship unsure if our main characters would even want to be together, they seemed so adamant an even from their shared past (the 1st meet) hadn't matter, I finally understood for this book to have the impact it had they had to build a strong bond, silly interactions, heartbreaking past made this couple step out of just a contemporary romance // sport
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is the nice guy... and then there is the guy who bakes turmeric muffins when you are on your period type... I draw the line at that guy, that guy is not for me.
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RC Boldt is a USA Today bestselling author currently living in part of the Costa Rican jungle with the love of her life and her mini-me.
If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos or can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, she's your girl.  


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