Trapped in a basement with a construction worker one has a crush on… Now that’s what I call a premise. Amber and Tony sucked me right in from the first line of How to Misbehave. What a fun ride of a novella.
Ruthie Knox does it again, shows me her characters imperfections and vulnerabilities, makes me care, and keeps me turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. She’s a rising star who shines in everything I’ve read from her.
For my quick and dirty reviews of Ride With Me, About Last Night, and Room at the Inn, click on the titles. Here are a few of my favorite lines from How to Misbehave. Go out and get your copy. It’s only $0.99!
Everybody had a different name for him. One of the lifeguards called him “the Italian Stallion.” A patron had referred to him as “Mr. Yummy.” Rosalie, the weekday receptionist, said his name was actually Patrick Mazzara, and he was trouble.
Amber just thought of him as “him.”
She thought of him a great deal more than was good for her.–Kindle Location 34.
She didn’t go in dark basements with strange men, and especially not with large strange men who’d been described to her as “trouble.” Because what if? What if seven hundred different horrible things happened?
Smart girls didn’t ignore the what ifs.–Kindle Location 51.
She beamed as if she were offering him a cocktail. Because she was excellent with men. So very excellent and savvy. Not at all a flushing, bumbling Bible college graduate who’d lost the faith and misplaced her virginity…–Kindle Location 95.
“Damn. Well just tell me this, then. Are you a virgin?”
“That’s none of your business.”
“You could tell me anyway.”–Kindle Location 479