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review 2017-10-29 00:00
Truly: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance
Truly: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance - Ruthie Knox
It's not a 5-star because the writing, while tight and had great characters, wasn't as lovely as I'd expect from a 5 star book. (See: [b:The Hating Game|25883848|The Hating Game|Sally Thorne|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1467138679s/25883848.jpg|45762345] ) The underlying plot was just a wee bit unbelievable (short timeframe, though I'm always on board for insta-lust, there's some other bits as well that were like...c'mon)

So, why a 4 star not a 3 star? Man, I love Ruthie Knox's messy characters. They fall far short of perfect. In this book, May comes into her own and while that is interesting in its own right, it's incredibly interesting to see that development take place in the safe harbor of her & Ben's 'relationship.'

Because Ben. I feel like I know Ben. Ben was very very real to me. He was a bit of a jackass, he was a bit grumpy, he often took it out on the wrong person and he couldn't stand when he did it. But what else was he? The kind of man that sees the woman. Just sees her and let's her grow and breathe, even within an intense relationship. He's the kind of guy who clearly isn't flowers-romantic, but giving the last taco romantic,cooking breakfast romantic, spending time romantic, and generous romantic. Ben's a giver, just not a giver of pretty words or soft and sparkly things. Again, I so know Ben.

Ruthie Knox books hit me in all the right ways because of these flawed characters. No perfect family to be seen, no perfect hero or heroine. This was a story of a people pleaser and a self-aware jackass learning to love each other.
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review 2017-09-27 05:31
Completely (New York, #3) - Ruthie Knox

Completely is well-written and I loved the premise. The details about the location did a wonderful job of setting the scene, and on their own, both Kal and Rosemary were likable characters, if a bit whiny with their internal musings. Each of them is on their own journey of self-discovery, so their personal struggles made sense and I did enjoy the story, but I never felt the romance between them. Without feeling that connection, I was left a bit ambivalent about whether or not they got their happy ending. 

That being said, the author is talented and I will read future books from her. 

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review 2017-09-14 03:23
Completely (New York, #3) - Ruthie Knox

Wow was this story emotional!  I just could not put it down.  In book 2 of the New York series, Madly, we met Rosemary Chamberlain, mom to Beatrice and ex-wife to Winston.  Now Rosemary is back for her own story.

After Rosemary divorced Winston so she could "find" herself again, she joined a group of other British women to climb the Seven Summits - the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.  The first one she was tackling was Everest.  While on Everest, an avalanche hits and Rosemary is rescued by one of the guides, Kalden Beckett....who happens to be very handsome and the son of the most famous female climber, Yangchen Beckett.  After the emotional rescue, Rosemary ends up spending the night with Kal and is thrown for a loop.  Rosemary has never felt such a strong connection to someone before.  The two of them travel together to New York from Nepal and start to quickly have feelings for each other.  Rosemary is conflicted between wanting to be with Kal and wanting to find herself.  Just when Rosemary thinks she has her life figured out, everything changes.

Rosemary was a determined character.  She knew what she wanted, but didn't truly understand what that really was.  Kal didn't really know what he wanted, but because of things from his past, he tended to just ignore everything.  Together they both were able to finally figure out what they each really wanted.  I loved how Kal was younger than Rosemary...it added a little something to the story.  I also really enjoyed the path these two went on to get to their happy ending, but boy was it really emotional!  If you cry easy, have tissues close at hand toward the end of the book!  Overall, this was a great, emotional read!

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text 2017-09-07 17:34
Madly by Ruthie Knox 99 cents! 5 star Read!
Madly (The New York Series): A Loveswept Contemporary Romance - Ruthie Knox

Allie Fredericks isn’t supposed to be in Manhattan, hiding in the darkest corner of a hip bar, spying on her own mother—who’s flirting with a man who’s definitely not Allie’s father. Allie’s supposed to be in Wisconsin, planning her parents’ milestone anniversary party. Then Winston Chamberlain walks through the door, with his tailored suit, British accent, and gorgeous eyes, and Allie’s strange mission goes truly sideways.

Winston doesn’t do messy. But after a pretty stranger ropes him into her ridiculous family drama with a fake kiss that gets a little too real, he finds out that messy can be fun. Maybe even a little addicting. And as the night grows longer, Allie and Winston make a list of other wild things they could do together—and what seems like a mismatch leads to a genuine connection. But can their relationship survive as their real lives implode just outside the bedroom door?

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review 2017-06-10 00:00
How to Misbehave
How to Misbehave - Ruthie Knox This is short & sweet (and pretty hot). I am a big Ruthie Knox fan.

This novella is really just about the beginning of the relationship, and the first in the series, so I''m hoping to see more of them. Ultimately, though, it's still satisfying--Tony would even be a book boyfriend if it were a longer book.

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