New York Series #1
By: Ruthie Knox
Releasing August 5th, 2014
RITA finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox kicks off a steamy new series set in the city that never sleeps—alone, at least.
May Fredericks hates New York. Which is fair enough, since New York seems to hate her back. After relocating to Manhattan from the Midwest to be with her long-distance boyfriend, NFL quarterback Thor Einarsson, May receives the world’s worst marriage proposal, stabs the jerk with a shrimp fork, and storms off alone—only to get mugged. Now she’s got no phone, no cash, and no friends. How’s a nice girl supposed to get back to safe, sensible Wisconsin?
Frankly, Ben Hausman couldn’t care less. Sure, it’s not every day he meets a genuine, down-to-earth woman like May—especially in a dive in the Village—but he’s recovering from an ugly divorce that cost him his restaurant. He wants to be left alone to start over and become a better man. Then again, playing the white knight to May’s sexy damsel in distress would be an excellent place to start—if only he can give her one very good reason to love New York.
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Everything about this book was charming. Ben was charming (despite the fact that he really didn't want to be). New York City and its bees were charming. Once you get past May's annoying level of self-deprecation, she was charming, too. Not since Wallbanger (one of my all-time favorites), has a book felt so good to read. The characters had such an honest and heartwarming connection, I was drawn in from the moment I started reading. Ruthie Knox should write a travel blog for New York City because I can't imagine anyone reading this not wanting to go there and discover the city that Ben shows to May. I just wish the whole thing had taken place there because the charm of the book took a sharp nosedive once Ben and May traveled back home. There it became awkward and forced, but the end redeemed itself, so I was able to look past that. The scene has been set for more books, and I can't wait to read more of Ms. Knox's New York.
TRULY: 4/5 Stars
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-based romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella—both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.
Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. Ruthie also writes New Adult romance as Robin York. She moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website and drop her a line.
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