Monday, January 21, 2013

ARC Review of How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

Publisher: Loveswept
Series: Camelot #1
Format Read: eARC
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Buying Links:  Amazon   Barnes & Noble 

Book Blurb (from goodreads):
What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? Beloved author Ruthie Knox kicks off her new Camelot series with this deliciously sexy original novella, in which a good girl learns how to misbehave . . . with all her heart.
As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she’s hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move?
 
Building contractor Tony Mazzara was just looking to escape nature’s fury. Instead, he finds himself all tangled up with lovely Amber. Sweet and sexy, she’s ready to unleash her wild side. Their mutual desire reaches a fever pitch and creates a storm of its own—unexpected, powerful, and unforgettable. But is it bigger than Tony can handle? Can he let go of painful memories and let the force of this remarkable woman show him a future he never dreamed existed?

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, and Room at the Inn.
 
Bea's Thoughts:

I loved this, BUY IT!


Okay, okay, I'll give you more details. :D

This story could so easily have gone wrong but Knox handles it perfectly: An inexperienced heroine who is practically virginal, the experienced older man with a bad reputation, thrown together intimately in the dark during a tornado - so many cliches yet SO MUCH GOODNESS. There's not a misstep anywhere, Knox stitches it all seamlessly into a story of love, romance, hope, loss, forgiveness and change. Amber and Tony are both vulnerable but whereas Amber is looking to take a chance and make changes in her life, Tony is certain he doesn't deserve more than what he has and he's hesitant to make a change for the better. You feel their pain, their hope, and the heat, oh my, do you feel the heat. Glass of cold water coming up! There are some steamy scenes in here and I LOVED that the first time Tony and Amber have sex it isn't perfect. They don't know each other well yet and Knox shows this so beautifully; both Tony and Amber are so nervous about it not being right or good enough but they don't give up. It's sweet, hot, and sexy.

I could keep going but a friend on Twitter reminded me that sometimes less is more. "How to Misbehave" is a beautiful, sweet, joyous, wonderful love story. Read it. 

I received an eARC from the publisher for review.

8 comments:

  1. Squee..this is in my tbr pile thanks to an early post of yours..eep cannot wait to start it.

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    1. Squeee! I can't wait to hear what you think of of it. I have the next one in my review TBR pile.

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  2. A sweet love story sounds great to me. Thanks for review.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. Ooh, this one sounds really steamy!

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