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Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: "Truly" (New York #1) by Ruthie Knox

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.
*(summary courtesy of Goodreads)

My Review:
Interesting read, I must say.  The main story line immediately starts, and builds gradually over the course of the book.  It's not what you would usually see in romance books; i.e the handsome, rich guy just waiting for "The One".  It's the exact opposite of that.
Ben is somewhat of a Byronic hero, with  his brusqueness, past etc. He's not the typical guy portrayed in books; perhaps more realistic. May was pretty ballsy for dumping her rich, good-looking athlete of a boyfriend to find her own path in life, knowing she deserved better. I can't say that many women would do that.  She's pretty insecure about her weight, which was okay at first, but was kind of annoying when she kept bringing it up. The sister, Allie, has a bit of a story arc of her own, and the mom is the typical overbearing sort.
The heroine of the story was lucky she met a stranger that took her in, in New York of all places! Not saying it couldn't happen, but very rarely it does especially without repercussions; for example rape, murder...New York is the mecca for crime. Anyways, it was a cute read with the heroine striving to be the best version of herself and being a dreamer. I can relate...

Published September 2013 by Random House Loveswept

Rating: 🔔🔔🔔🔔

Recommend?  To anyone who enjoys contemporary romance and Byronic heroes

(ARC courtesy of Net Galley and Random House)


Natalie Maddock said...

yeah but.. how did u feel about reading this book???

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