A Kai Review: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2) by C.F. White


Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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 set to destroy their relationship before it even had the chance to start. With such high stakes involved, not just for Micky but for once-burned, twice-shy Dan, they both have to learn that falling in love isn’t always responsible.

WOW. This story was so so good.

The book is not a standalone. You need to read Misdemeanor –book one in the series – before reading this one. Be warned!


The first book ended on a cliffhanger and I was so willing and excited to read the sequel. Thankfully, It didn’t disappoint me. Actually, it was so much more than I thought it would be.

The book starts exactly where the first one ended [spoiler]  and the story gradually evolved from that.

Micky was more powerful and stronger in this book; fighting not just for Flynn but also for his relationship with Dan. He was more open about his story and who he was. I felt so much more connected with him in this book than the first one. The character was developed and I loved it.

Dan was amazing as always. Loving, supporting and helping Micky. They faced challenges and conflicts along the whole novel, but they were there for each other and for Flynn. I absolutely loved that.

Flynn was just really touching and amazing. He bought innocente-beauty to the story and I become even more his fan.

The plot was great, even if a little roller coaster. Which just made the story even more interesting.

It was well written, fluid and I literally read it in a sitting.

Even though it wasn’t slow paced, it didn’t feel rushed, either.

The novel brought hard questions, such as fighting, abusive parents, obesity, suicide, among others. But even with all of those subjects, the book didn’t feel dark. I was glad about that.

I loved the supporting characters. Dougie was my favorite. He was awkward and oblivious but was a great and kind guy. I also liked to know Dan’s parents and see how they supported their children and then extended that support to Micky and Flynn. I was glad seeing Jason trying to make a life of his own and supporting Micky as his best friend. Like it always was.

I really loved this story and I highly recommend it.

Although it didn’t end in a cliffhanger, the final was open. I mean, it was kind of a promise of more to see. Can’t wait for the next one in this series.

The cover art by Posh Gosh is great and goes perfectly with the book.

​​Sales Links


Pride Publishing

Book Details:

Ebook: 215 pages

Expected publication: September 5th, 2017 by Pride Publishing

Series: Responsible Adult – Book #2

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