Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mini: How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

How to Misbehave
by Ruthie Knox
How to Misbehave is a novella that serves as a prequel to the new Camelot contemporary romance series by Ruthie Knox planned for release on March 2013.

Tony Mazzara has a well-earned "bad boy" reputation, and Amber Clark suffers from the "good girl" syndrome. Amber is the director at the Camelot Community Centre for the small town and Tony works for the family construction company along with his brother Patrick. The two get stuck alone in the center's basement during a tornado warning and not only do they get to know each other through conversation but a mutual sexual attraction ignites and explodes. After all of it is over they consummate the attraction, but Tony has some heavy baggage that prevents him from seeking happiness while Amber falls for him hook, line, and sinker.

This is a short novella that packs heat and then some. It also packs emotion which elevates the somewhat predictable storyline. Knox works the short format with a deft hand by developing her characters and giving readers an understanding of what is really behind Tony's self-imposed punishment and Amber's need to misbehave. Knox wisely ends the novella with a possible future for this couple. It is the perfect ending, particularly for Tony's character who accepts the possibility of happiness and not more.

Category: Contemporary Romance
Series: Camelot (# 0.5)
Publisher/Release Date: Random House/January 28, 2013
Format: eBook, 96 pages
Grade: B+

Visit Ruthie Knox here.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I think I read a book by Ruthie Knox before but didn't like it so much, the novella sounds better though! maybe because it's shorter :P

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    1. Alex, I have another romance by Knox that was recommended by Nath. This is my first experience with this writer, but I liked her. This novella was very well executed when you take the length into consideration. I liked the story too and will read the series... hope you enjoy the novella!

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  2. This one's on my list! Maybe even this month since I STILL haven't finished ONE book this month! *cries*

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  3. .. meaning I'll welcome reading a bunch of short books to boost my monthly numbers. Ha! Am I the only one who thinks like that?

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    1. Christine, this book is perfect if you want a quick satisfactory read, but don't have too much time on your hands! That's what I love about novellas and short reads. Now... if you also want to use to increase your monthly #'s? Well, it works fine for that purpose too! LOLOL!

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    2. I'll read it for both reasons! :)

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  4. This sounds like a great way to get into a new series. I haven't read anything by Knox but will give this one a try. Thanks for the review Hils!

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    1. Leslie, I hope you enjoyed it. This was also my first read by Knox and will definitely follow through with the series in March. :)

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  5. I should have read your recap before starting this one, Hils. Sigh. I don't now, I have a problem with the fact that the two were stuck together during a tornado, that being the first time they spoke to each other, and the next thing you know, they're having sex. Is that really believable? It didn't really work for me, but that's me.

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    1. Nath, I'm sorry this novella didn't work out for you. I liked it enough to go on and read Knox's other works. And, I will definitely be reading this series. :D

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