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Too Good at Goodbyes

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USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt takes us inside the life of Simone King, the "Ice Princess of Pop" and her new bodyguard, Kane Windham, who may be the only person to have the power to melt the ice around her heart.

First Top 40 hit at age seventeen? My first tabloid breakup scandal quickly followed. 
Earned my first Grammy? Discovered Mommy Dearest was embezzl
Kindle Edition, 361 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by RC Boldt Publishing LLC (first published September 28th 2019)
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Dora Koutsoukou
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
3,5 ❤️ ⭐️s

Ooohhhh!! So mixed feelings for this story! 🤕
Well, the beginning was dragging and I was afraid I was going to dnf it. But I kept reading and later the plot started to become engaging.
I was not able to feel Kane and Simone’s connection, although their chemistry was amazing.
There were many ups and downs, drama and slow burn. And I was tired of reading all these messages they were sending to each other as to reconnect.
However, the ending chapters were wonderful.
I know most of the rea
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
Five stars for Simone and Kane 💕!!!


This is the first book that I've read by R.C. Boldt and I loved it!

"Too Good at Goodbyes" is a contemporary romance book about a pop star Simone and her bodyguard Kane.

Simone and Kane's relationship is a slow burn with a lot of obstacles on the way to their happily ever after.

If you're looking for a contemporary romance which is set in the celebrity world with ups and downs, then this is the book you need to read it!
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
I have been hungry for Kane Windham’s story for what seems like forever. This devastatingly charming hero with that laid back southern swagger was an immediate scene stealer in previous books and super alpha heartthrob status was achieved in Too Good at Goodbyes.

Although, honestly, I felt like I got a little bit of a different Kane here. In place of the devastating charm, there was more angsty alpha. Part of that has to do with the nature of the storyline here and what it lacked in the sort of d
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

A while ago I read “The Good Samaritan” by R.C. Boldt and I loved the story and the writing style so when I came across the Plot of “Too Good at Goodbyes” I knew I had to read the book.

For me the plot style was a little unusual because when it comes to “star” novels I usually prefer the male lead to be the famous one. So this was the only thing I was uncertain of when I went into the book. But to my amazement I loved it. Probably because the author did such a fine job to make the female lead su
Beneath The Covers Blog
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, kelly, arcs
What a refreshing take on a rock star romance!

Too Good at Goodbyes was a heartachingly beautiful book! The story showcases the classic “Hollywood star/bodyguard romance” and gives it an incredibly unique overlay of emotionally damaged characters and heartbreaking plot twists. The story dives deep into the heart of what it truly means to KNOW someone, to break through the walls someone has built around them and discover who they really are deep inside.

Simone and Kane are quite similar characters.
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a big R.C. Boldt fan, I’m also a big fan of rock star romances, meaning Too Good at Goodbyes was a book I was more than happy to devour. It appealed to me on multiple levels, meaning I had high hopes for a fabulous read.

Fortunately, R.C. Boldt did not disappoint. Too Good at Goodbyes was a beautiful read, one filled with emotion that I could not put down. From the start, I was sucked into this one. I feel for the characters instantly and adored their interactions. There was so much more to t
Lori R.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fact or fiction?
I loved this book SO. EFFING. MUCH.

That is FACT.

This pop star/bodyguard romance was emotional, full of heart, and made me feel everything. It gave me so many smiles, plenty of tingles, and also a few tears.

I fell for the Simone & Kane immediately. It wasn’t hard to do. These well-developed characters are so lovable and broken and strong, yet vulnerable, and they ended up finding a place in my heart.

Kane is Simone’s bodyguard, filling in for her usual guy for three months. He
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a broken heart can completely change you, make you someone different. It pulls the color from your world. Takes the light from your eyes. Nobody knows this better than Simone and Kane. Two broken people, closed off and going through the motions, not fully living. When these two are thrust together, they both come to realize that maybe they aren’t the only one hiding their true self. Will they be able to open up and let someone else in or will their walls be impossible to penetrate?

Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not your typical rock star romance and I’ve got to say, it’s about time!! RC Boldt destroyed me in the best way possible!! Too Good at Goodbyes had me weak in the knees and flipping the pages at the end for more! Simone and Kane’s story...GAH!! The friendship they built, the slow burn romance, I couldn’t get enough. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for Simone. I will say this...these two as a couple? Hands down, the BEST I’ve ever read. Congrats RC Boldt, this couple has stolen my heart!
Happily Mary After
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-october
I love a bodyguard romance, and RC Boldt has delivered a seriously sexy and swoon-worthy one. Love. Love. Love.

Full rec on Frolic to follow soon.
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Holy Heartbreak!
I don't think my heart could withstand much more.
So many emotions!
R.C. Boldt has outdone herself with Too Good At Goodbyes!

About Too Good At Goodbyes:

Too Good At Goodbyes is a complete standalone told from both Simone King and Kane Windham's point of view.

Simone Kane has been deemed as the 'Ice Princess of Pop' thanks to a few scummy ex boyfriends and one ex fiance. Living life in the spotlight isn't all it's cracked up to be, but Simone does it so she can have t
Love & Lavender Book Review
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
GAHHHH This book is MAGIC!! RC Boldt keeps getting better and better, her writing, her storytelling, her characters...all of it is taken up a level with Too Good at Goodbyes!!! A rockstar romance from the female pop star perspective is a breathe of fresh air. The complications, the loneliness, the facade of perfection, it's all here in it's glory; Simone King is the pop princess everyone loves to tear down and tear apart. Simone and Kane explore a sweet tenderness that bubbles over into a hurric ...more
Up All Night Book Addict
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2019
I have been reading Boldt's books for a few years now. Not to toot my own horn, but I like to think that I have become an expert on her books. I peddle them out like candy on Halloween. With that being said, I went into this one with trepidation. I am not usually a fan of "rock star" books. They're just not my thing. I thought this might be the book of hers that didn't grab me...

Boy was I WRONG! I swear I am not being biased. I really wasn't sure if I should read this. However, I wouldn't be an
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ll be honest, because that’s what I like to do with reviews.... I’m not a fan of rockstar romances. I don’t know why, but I don’t go out of my way to read them. That being said, I’m going to have to start taking that chance more often. That or Ms. Boldt is that dang good!! Because once I started, I couldn’t stop. My heart was one hundred percent invested in Kane and Simone’s story. And it was a journey for sure! But I loved it with my whole heart. I have to tell you, my love for Simone man. Sh ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, RC Boldt, you outdid yourself with Too Good at Goodbyes. In this day and age you typically see the famous pop/rock star is a male and that is completely flipped in this book. It is also not a 'oh poor poor pitiful me' type of book. The reader, or at least I, was able to connect instantly to Simone, the 'Ice Princess of Pop' that gets a bad rap, but not everything is what it seems, right? Especially when Kane, a stand in for her personal bodyguard shows up and sets her body on fire. But Simo ...more
Tanja OMGReads
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
It is official - I absolutely love R.C. Boldt. This book took my by surprise and I loved every single thing about it.

I loved that they didn't fall into each other's arms right away. I loved how their relationship progressed and I even loved the way things had fallen apart. But what stole my heart were the texts. They showed how much they were missing each other and aching to be together. I loved the side characters as they brought that something extra to the story.

Like said I absolutely loved
Jill M
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
RC changed it up and brought us not your typical rockstar romance and I LOVED it! She brought all the feels with the slow burn and hot chemistry. There was sweet and sexy romance with the mix of angst. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and when it was over I was searching for more and wasn’t good at goodbye.
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Having now read two books by this author back to back, I think I can safely say this author is just not for me. Both books are extremely highly rated on GR, but I just didn’t care for either of them and couldn’t wait for the books to be over. For this book, the heroine is just so perfect - the perfectly misunderstood pop/movie star, with the perfect voice, almost no friends, but those around her are just super protective of her misunderstood self and sing her praises.

PS - her best friend Matty
Downward dog
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is another wonderful and heartwarming story by RC Botdt. She has become one of my favorite authors and I throughly enjoy reading her all stories about alpha males falling for feisty females.
Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, double-pov, romance
Broken hearts and hurt feelings. You have to work through them, but what happens when you meet someone special while doing so? Too Good at Goodbyes tells the emotional tale of Simone and Kane, who both are not unfamiliar with heartbreak. I just adore their story.

Simone seems to be living the life; she’s a celebrated popstar with large numbers of fans and more than enough money to spend. But her fame and money aren’t always positive; it brings out the worst in people and the gossip magazines love
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To say I’m a massive fan of this author is a slight understatement. I’ve loved every single one of her characters but Kane has always been one of my favourites. The Kane I met in this book was not the Kane I’d come to love in other books (you don’t need to read any other books prior to this one. He only makes fleeting appearances). This new Kane is the opposite of what I was expecting. He’s hurting and that’s changed him as a person. At their wits ends his superiors (who happen to also be his fr ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5*

I have avoided rockstar romances for awhile as they started to get predictable and with that comes boredom so when the opportunity came up to read this one I did hesitate but only until I saw the author's name. I knew I would be in safe hands and that RC Boldt would deliver and deliver she did.

Simone is known as the Ice Princess by the press but this is the wall she has up around her after years of disappointment in her personal life. Every time she encounters success in her professi
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This is my first book by RC Boldt and I was curious with the title since I saw her other books are more comedy feel. The cover wasn't how I imagined the lead bodyguard but he doesn't quite look mean or tough. The whole pop star celebrity trope can be tricky I feel. You can either like the character or just be very it's too much. In a way Simone felt a bit too perfect because while she had an Ice Princess reputation underneath had a heart of gold and is just plain nice. Yes I know she had a sucky ...more
Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
I’m a huge fan of RC Boldt’s writing and once again, she delivered another impressive and amazing book. Too Good At Goodbyes is a unique take on a celebrity and bodyguard romance. I loved everything about this book and truly adored Kane and Simone. They were engaging and genuine characters who wholeheartedly stole my heart. I could feel the undeniable chemistry between Kane and Simone and from the very beginning, I knew something life altering was on the horizon. Unfortunately, Simone has being ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

4.5-Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Once again this author manages to break my heart and feels into tiny splinters. As I’ve read several other books previously published I should by now be well acquainted with emotional earthquakes and heartbreaking tsunamis. Guess what? I wasn’t expecting to hurt as much as I did, not by a long shot.

Simone was a complex character, one who had risen to fame at a young age and had learnt to keep herself isolated. Safe
Lindsey  Domokur
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars. This story was an amazing portrayal of what can happen in the music business. There were times my eyes leaked tears and other times I laughed out loud. The lyrics were my favorite part of the book. I LOVE when a book incorporates original lyrics into the story. So often we get books about rock stars, but where are the lyrics, where are the songs? This book delivers.

Simone is a pop star that the tabloids have dubbed "the Ice Princess", but this couldn't be further from the truth. Zane
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RC Boldt drew me in to her books through the stories of her military men and women. Through the many I have met I have been anxiously awaiting the story of Kane. Always the comic relief and the southern "ladies man", Kane needed someone to be uniquely his but never seemed to be able to grasp his fairly tale ending. He thought he had it with Lucia but she broke him. His friends were worried that they would not be able to put him back together like "Humpty Dumpty". Along came his assignment to gua ...more
Zilpha Owens
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-2019
Fact or Fiction: Sweet Read

Too Good at Goodbyes by RC Boldt was such a pleasant surprise. With a twist on the rock star romance and written in an interesting format, it’s sweet with a bit of steam.

Simone King, the Ice Princess of Pop, and Kane Windham, ex-military and her current temporary bodyguard, have similar heartaches and walls. Gentle and with a protective demeanor, Kane was all alpha. Simone my have even called icy but she certainly was not. Both Kane and Simone have hearts of gold but
Tania's Book Blog
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about emotions from beginning to end in this slow burn love story. Simone was the famous pop singer with a reputation of being cold but she was sooooooo far from it. She was completely opposite of what everyone presumed she was. Kane was filling in for her regular head of security when he met and got to know better the beautiful singer. They both weren’t looking for love because of their past and the betrayals but slowly they started gravitating towards each other. It was beautiful because ...more
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