Review: How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

Posted January 22, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 0 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox
How to Misbehave

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Love Swept
Released on Camelot, book #1
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Sometimes I wish I could peek in Ruthie’s mind to see all the ideas she has for novels! Oh, the fun I would have just reading her mind I think!

How to Misbehave is a short romance novel that is a prequel to Along Came Trouble, a full length novel, in the Camelot series about three siblings. You do not have to have read this book before Along Came Trouble, but why wouldn’t you? It is a delightful book full of heat that will melt you in the dark on a rainy day!

The year is 1999 and Amber Clark is done being the good girl. She doesn’t want to be the town slut, but she wants to live life and stop being afraid of what she hasn’t done. She works at the Camelot Community Center as a program director, but with funding up, they are adding on. Each night she stays late waiting for the construction workers to leave, but she only has eyes for one of them. When tornado warning forces her and the hunk to the basement, she decides its time for him to teach her how to misbehave.

Contractor Tony Mazzara isn’t looking for love or even anything close to it. When he escapes to the basement with Amber, he doesn’t realize what she is up to at first. When the power goes out, the basement darkens. Tony has a fear of the dark. To calm him down, Amber talks to him, enticing him, but also calming him down.

The two dance around each other in a sultry dance of words. Both attracted to each other, but unsure what to do. Tony has a past he is still not forgiving himself for and Amber wants to stop just existing in life, but instead to start living it to the fullest. The words enthralled me as the two wand me into a ball of putty.

The underlying difficulty is can Tony forgive himself and not continue to avoid the future because of its unpredictability.

While it is a short story, Ruthie packs such a punch with the short amount of time she has. Nothing is wasted, only pushed into your heart. I wanted more. Yes, more, Ruthie. Give me more!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
9 years ago

I read a similar story to this and loved it so I’ll be giving this one a try too.

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
9 years ago

I have this one waiting for me to read. I love Ruthie’s books.