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New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that's sexy, Truly. The New York Trilogy (Series). Ruthie Knox Author (). Truly (New York Series no. 1). New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox kicks off a steamy new series set in the city that never sleeps—alone, at least. Editorial Reviews. Review. “[Ruthie] Knox writes such sultry, detailed romance. The sexual tension and the sex itself are very hot Highly recommend this.
And I swear to god, you can't help but adore them. It was such a yummy read. Bloggat om Dark Space. The story started to pick up and I was rooting for these two to get over their hang ups and give in to their feelings for each other. Humble food.
Fans of A. Madden and Katie MacAlister will enjoy Completely. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story.
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He's not a millionaire, she's not a could-be Victoria secrets model but they have truth and substance. And what builds is a romance that's slowly unfolding filled with lots of laughter, mishaps, disappointments, false starts, recognition, embracement and lots of sexual chemistry. I enjoy the way that May and Ben force each other to confront what they consider past failures, but are also each others biggest cheerleaders.
There are some seriously funny scenes with May and her sister Allie and from what I understand she's next in line for the Ruthie Knox treatment. View all 22 comments. Dec 02, Nina rated it really liked it Shelves: Third het romance in a row after a two year hiatus - and another positive experience. Lovely, actually. This is just such an adorable, inspiring, simply nice story. And maybe, just maybe, it could've gotten five stars if it hadn't been for that pesky interlude of unnecessary drama of the I'm-too-ruined-for-you sort.
And for a sense of place that wasn't quite up there, but Can't have it all. And there really is a lot of good stuff in here.
It's about two people. With families attached.
It's ab Third het romance in a row after a two year hiatus - and another positive experience. It's about two weird people, because they're an uncommon type of protagonists for a romance novel: And I swear to god, you can't help but adore them. This is a truly see what I did there? I should just stop trying well done story for many reasons, among which the fact that it's well written again with the invisible writing - I guess I hit a streak , the wonderfully slow and gradual but far from glacial development of the MCs' relationship and of their individual growth, and the fact that despite the topic it never, ever gets cheesy.
May regrets not being able to see Ben's soul in his eyes - she doesn't claim she can. The sex is awkward and terribly embarrassing at first, and then liberating and mindblowing the way only getting rid of insecurities and inhibitions can be. The family is absolutely unbearable, meddlesome, obtuse and lovable, and then they kind of see the light of realisation, but remain unbearable, meddlesome, obtuse and lovable until and after the end.
This is the sort of story that makes you realise how a romance novel is just the beginning of a love story - the falling in love part of the relationship, the kickstart of something new and different.
At the end of the day, May and Ben still have to learn how to live with each other and with themselves and try not to fall back into their old selves' bad habits.
And I fucking believe they'll make it, because I believe in their love, but most of all I believe in them as individuals. Original, sweet but far from fluffy, convincing, humorous and the start of a trilogy - I am so in it's not even funny. Little note: I read it from the 2nd to the 3rd of December, but it should be pulled soon as it will be officially published and you will have to pay for it in August So get your ass in gear.
Mar 03, Lenore rated it did not like it Shelves: For once I'd like to read about a self-confident, independent heroine who doesn't depend on external affirmation, and a hero who isn't a man-child douche. View all 6 comments. She's just broken up with her boyfriend, who is the NY Jets Quarterback, after his botched attempt at proposing to her at a fundraising luncheon.
He literally called her "plain" and stated that "football" was the one thing that mattered most to him. This was his idea of a romantic proposal.
In a moment of blind rage, May stabs his thumb with a shrimp fork! She's always been the small town gal, who never spoke up and did what was expected of her. Never tried to be adventurous. Now she is sitting in Pulvermacher's, a bar in the village that most Green Bay Packers fans gather. She thinks she'll meet a friendly person from Wisconsin, who might actually help her get back home to Manitowoc. Here's where we meet, Ben Hausman. He comes off very gruff and unapproachable.
I'd say he even sounds a bit scary the way he's described in the beginning and we see early on that he has a bit of a temper.
He's had a rough couple of years. He lost his restaurant in his divorce settlement a year ago, and in it he agreed that he would not open up another restaurant for a year. The two end up talking briefly before Ben's friend arrives and later on after having been called out on his gruff personality, Ben decides to conduct an experiment in being nice to a stranger. So he approaches May and he ends up taking her out to eat. He learns of her situation and offers her a place to sleep and his laptop and phone to use to contact her friends back home.
Ben and May are definitely attracted to each other and circumstances will have them spending a few days together in NYC, where the feelings between the two continue to grow. Ben dazzles May with his culinary skills and also surprises her when she learns he is a beekeeper who has several hives all over NYC rooftops.
He makes his own honey and sells it at the farmer's market. Too much talk of bees!! Ben and his hot temper gave me so much whiplash. One moment he's sweet and a bit sexy, and then the next he's literally biting May's head off. And May, she was way too complacent! I wanted her to stop being the nice girl who let people walk all over her. I was waiting for her to get a backbone and it was obvious that Ben was too.
Finally when the two have sex, the book got interesting!! The sexy time was HOT!! From that point on, I was engaged! The story started to pick up and I was rooting for these two to get over their hang ups and give in to their feelings for each other.
This was an enjoyable read with a nice amount of steam! It would have been even better if it ended with an Epilogue. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book which I'm hoping will be about May's sister, Allie. View all 24 comments. Jun 15, Lady Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The writing, characters, and story were amazing! I loved May's character. She is so unhappy, and is desperately trying to figure out who she really is.
I loved the situations, experiences, and people Ben who helped her get to where she had to be. It was wonderful when she had her epiphany. May finally accep 4. May finally accepts who she really is, and is able to just be. Ben was Where to begin. Angry, complex, passionate, intelligent, and SO right for May. The author had me in knots towards to end because of everything happening in May's life, and I didn't know if May and Ben were going to make it.
However, that didn't deter me from reading until I found out. Thank God! Can't wait to read the second book in this series! An arc has been generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. View all 4 comments. Jun 08, namericanwordcat rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Truly, Ruthie Knox delivers a psychologically rich romance with characters so round they bounce. The hero and heroine take their own amazing individual journeys toward change and manage the pitter patter for their blooming love as well.
It is so lovely, so charming, so real.
The book starts with a Madcap Romance Off Stage Scene but the heroine is always smart, always reasonable even when she finds herself in circumstances that test the limits of those traits. The hero's In Truly, Ruthie Knox delivers a psychologically rich romance with characters so round they bounce. The hero's motivation for assisting the heroine is delightful--he wants to prove to himself that he can be nice having been not nice for sometime. New York, roof top farming, cooking, bee keeping all add to the fascinating mosaic of a couple falling in love.
The issue of anger is explored in this novel and this careful reflection on how much is too much, how should it be shown, how much is not enough, move this book into the special territory of an unforgettable romance along with the question of what to do when your life and your behavior isn't working for you anymore. Knox writes with such certainty, careful thought about human condition, and love of language that you can't help but be captivated.
I was given this book for my honest review. Lucky me.
So, there you have it. Dec 10, -ya rated it it was ok Shelves: This is my fourth book by the author. My rating for this book is in the minority, but I do love Ben! Throughout the novel, I could feel the loss of his pride, the anger over his failed marriage, and the impact of his childhood experiences on his relationship with others.
The passion and intensity of Ben character are truly well-written. Despite how much I loved Ben, May totally ruined this novel for 2. Despite how much I loved Ben, May totally ruined this novel for me.
She constantly reminded me of her body image: The NFL quarterback still wanted her back even if she dumped him and stabbed his hand with a fork in front of huge audiences.
May…was still not happy. Sorry to say this: She was truly a coward. The sexual tension was awkward. I found nothing funny in most of their dialogues. Insta-love in nine days? The romance was unconvincing. Feb 28, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: Originally reviewed here Angieville If you'd asked me last year if I was a fan of novel serializations, I would have issued a flat no.
But then there was Truly. And it took me exactly no time at all to become a very big fan of this particular serial. It helped that I basically spent last year blowing through Ruthie Knox 's backlist.
Truly represented a somewhat different venture, as a handful of new chapters were posted each Monday morning over a period of several weeks. I began to look forward Originally reviewed here Angieville If you'd asked me last year if I was a fan of novel serializations, I would have issued a flat no. I began to look forward to Mondays a first with a kind of gleeful hunger. And those chapters just always came through the way I needed them to. And then I was able to hop on Twitter and gab about them with all the other poor saps following along.
In other words, it was the height of fun. The first in Knox's New York series, Truly was available to read for free for a couple of months on Wattpad. It was then taken down in anticipation of the ebook release in August. This is the point at which I apologize for not getting a review up while it was still available. But I figure it's worth it anyway, because this book definitely deserves to be on your radar. The second novel in the series, Madly , is due out in ebook this October.
May Fredericks is having a bad day. A colossally bad one, as a matter of fact. The thing is, it was meant to be a good day. Her longtime boyfriend and star NFL quarterback proposed. In front of a live fund-raising lunch audience.
It should have been the happiest day of her life. But it wasn't. Not even remotely close. Thor aka, the boyfriend botches the proposal something fierce. And mild, good girl May snaps and stabs him in the hand with her shrimp fork. The day spirals downhill from there as she flees the scene of humiliation, is mugged in an alley, and washes up on a bar stool in Pulvermacher's—a Green Bay Packers haunt in the middle of the city that has always made her feel like an outsider.
While there she makes the acquaintance of one Ben Hausman—the grouchiest ex-chef turned itinerant beekeeper you ever saw.
Ben is recovering from a number of blows, including but not limited to an acrimonious divorce, the loss of his career as a chef, and a serious inability to throttle his anger. He is at full capacity and not at all interested in playing the white knight to a damsel in distress.
And yet. Against his better judgement, Ben finds himself offering the down-on-her-luck girl from back home his help. And so begins a single day that stretches into two days, then three, and then more as Ben gives her a place to stay, a string of unforgettable meals, and maybe even a fresh view of this city he loves.
Ben took her to Park Slope to see about some bees. Reader, I was instantly and irrevocably charmed. This was not my first time in the ring with Knox. I went in happily familiar with the easy way she has with her characters, as though they've been her friends lo these many years and don't even worry, they'll be yours, too, in a matter of minutes. It's my favorite thing about her books, as a matter of fact.
That and the quick wit and seriously swoony romance. But Ben and May were something else again for me. It could have been the slow-building tension inherent in the weekly installments, but I'm inclined to believe it's to do with how well-matched they are, how real their issues are, and how naturally they come up against their own flaws and the flaws in each other, and work to deal with them and not take anyone else down in the process. As characters, they had integrity which I admire and a whole boatload of chemistry and charm which I delight in.
From watching Ben's scarred hands fix and serve up another mouth-watering plate for May to devour, to looking into the mirror with May on a shopping trip that changes the way she sees herself, I was at home within the pages of this book. And while I enjoyed the few chapters from May's sister Allie's point of view as she tries to monitor the progression of May's relationship with Ben from afar as well as prepare for the wedding she's no longer sure she wants, all I really wanted was to be with May and Ben.
Walking the streets of New York and even driving the backwoods of Wisconsin as they traverse a number of states before they're able to settle on the nature of this thing between them. I loved every moment of them. Truly is easily my favorite of Knox's full-length novels.
I can't wait to own my own copy. Almost 6 foot tall and with "some meat on her bones," May found it a huge relief to start dating football player Dan. He was huge, and his friends were all giants who made her feel downright small. I have always been big myself, and it is very pleasant to be with someone who lets me feel a bit dainty. But Almost 6 foot tall and with "some meat on her bones," May found it a huge relief to start dating football player Dan. But this romance has more than that to offer its heroine, and its readers.
When she impulsively leaves him, and her bag is snatched by paparazzi, she finds herself broke and alone in New York City. Misanthropic Ben, a former chef with anger management problems, has no intention of playing knight in shining armor -- even for a fellow Wisconsonite -- but finds himself doing it anyway.
As he sets out to show May the good side of New York, their growing relationship also shows them new sides of themselves. May's journey was the strongest for me, as she learns to appreciate herself for who she is. Her first change is appreciating her physical self. The story isn't fetishistic about May's size, but it is an important part of her: Strangely, she felt neither approval nor repugnance, but something in between. Like some kind of marvelous Amazon warrior.
An unknown woman in snakeskin pants who looked like she might eat you up and spit out your bones if you crossed her. And the weird thing was, May recognized her. She was the person May had always known she was, deep down. The person no one had ever encouraged her to be. From there, it's just steps to learning to really let herself go in bed and ask for what she wants, and then to standing up for herself with her family. Ben's journey was a little less vivid for me, but has to do with understanding the roots of his anger and letting go of unhealthy ambitions.
There's no neatly tied-together ending, because part of the point is that they don't need one; it's okay to still be in the process of becoming themselves. I love the themes of this story, the unconventional characters, and the dry humor. She could nominate herself. Perhaps this is attributable to the original serial format. I should mention there is one really unfortunate line in Truly , which was almost certainly inadvertent. Ben gives May challah to eat and she dreamily asks, "Is it made from ground-up baby angels?
And how messed up is it that I found such a recent news item to illustrate this? Contemporary romances seem to be becoming ever more the embodiment of fantasy -- ever-friendly small towns with great economies, gorgeous billionaires, mind-reading Doms. It's so good to also read romances that find the fun and the sexy in stories with relatable themes and characters.
View all 3 comments. Oct 07, Jaime Arkin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ruthie Knox has magical words… I mean, who else could make me flail and swoon over a cranky, irritable beekeeper… no one.
Truly is the first in a three part series that Knox is writing. As readers, we got a special treat in that it was posted weekly on Wattpad. It quickly became the best part of my Monday morning. Knox has an incredible way of writing regular people and making them seem extraordinary.
Ben, a former chef has spent a lot of his time pushing peop Ruthie Knox has magical words… I mean, who else could make me flail and swoon over a cranky, irritable beekeeper… no one. Ben, a former chef has spent a lot of his time pushing people away. May forked her NFL Football player when he proposed to her in front of a room full of people. And her attempt to escape New York City has been thwarted by a mugger.
He took the soup bowl out of her hands and folded them between his. Her fingers were freezing. Let me show you around for a few days. You can take a break and make a vacation out of the rest of the long weekend.
The same thing just might apply to Ben too. Not trying to conform to what and who your family or friends think you should be. At this moment, this story is free on Wattpad.
It will only be there until the end of the year. Thank you to Random House for trying something new and to Ruthie for creating another amazing story for us readers to fall for!
Jun 03, Kady rated it it was amazing Shelves: What does that say about my judgement? His chin. His mouth. The spot where his hairline almost met his ear. Passion, she thought. This is passion. Stupid-looking from the outside, but awesome when it caught you and dragged you along for the ride. Or maybe it was more than that. More than a primitive, instinct-driven sexual impulse that zinged down through her when their eyes met and he smiled at her, all lopsided. When he looked at her that way, it was like his regard brought her alive, every time.
She felt her body.