Tuesday, August 26, 2014
ARC Book review: Truly (New York #1) by Ruthie Knox
ARC ebook provided by publisher through Netgalley
May Fredericks hates New York. Which is fair enough, since New York seems to hate her back. Just weeks after moving from Wisconsin to Manhattan, she receives the world's worst marriage proposal, stabs her boyfriend with a shrimp fork in a very public venue, and accidentally becomes notorious. And that’s before she gets mugged.
At her wit's end, May washes up at a Packers bar in Greenwich Village, where she meets a surly, unhelpful guy who hates her shoes and calls her ex a douche.
His name is Ben. He used to be a chef. Now he's a rooftop beekeeper with anger management issues. She wouldn't even like him, but he reminds her of home … and he knows where to find all the best food in the Village.
She makes him laugh. He buys her tacos and cowboy boots. The longer they’re stuck together, the better May and Ben get along … and the harder they fall. TRULY is a quirky, modern New York love story unlike any you've read before.
This book is so much more than a romance. I wasn't sure i would like it at first but as i read on i became more and more engrossed. This story wasn't one of those that you can see what's coming and as i read a long it became clear this was going to be a bit more complicated than a simple read. Both May and Ben are these widely different people but somehow they fit. Both have perceptions of themselves that aren't what they really are and it takes them a long while to see it and to confront it and move on from it. Ben is a Beekeeper when May meets him. He appears simple and maybe a little poor but in reality he's stuck in limbo with his life right now. He's actually a divorced world class chef with anger problems but has plenty of money.Right now he is living simply and actually staying in a friends apartment. May doesn't know this at first. May, well Ben could see what happened to May and her Pro Football fiance on social media or the news. She meets Ben after being mugged and wandering into a bar with her last five bucks. May doesn't think she's beautiful and thinks she's kind of dull. She's never felt like she fit in anywhere in her whole life and but in reality she's kept her real self hidden. This is a wonderful story with hot sex scenes and plenty of laughs and perhaps a lesson or two about life. Loved it so much. I hated to see it end. Ruthie Knox really went above and beyond on this one.
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