How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox


Book Review

10/10

HowToMisbehave

What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? Beloved author Ruthie Knox kicks off her new Camelot series with this deliciously sexy original novella, in which a good girl learns how to misbehave . . . with all her heart.

As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she’s hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move?

Building contractor Tony Mazzara was just looking to escape nature’s fury. Instead, he finds himself all tangled up with lovely Amber. Sweet and sexy, she’s ready to unleash her wild side. Their mutual desire reaches a fever pitch and creates a storm of its own–unexpected, powerful, and unforgettable. But is it bigger than Tony can handle? Can he let go of painful memories and let the force of this remarkable woman show him a future he never dreamed existed?

How to Misbehave, a novella written by Ruthie Knox, a RITA finalist, is as steamy as its cover. It is a love swept contemporary romance that will warm your heart and rile your senses. The first book in the Camelot series does more than entice, it delivers. Not to mention the sexy scenes burn right off the pages.

Amber Clark is a too good, proper woman who is tired of being ‘good’ and ‘proper’. She is tired of being—boring. She desires excitement, thrill, everything Tony Mazzara can give her. Toss in an innocent offer by the man she has desired and liked since she met him, a tornado to kick it off, and you got one heck of an interesting predicament.

Tony Mazzara is all man and heart too. He is a man who has condemned himself to a future he thinks he deserves. His past is sad and dark, one that deals with a delicate topic. The author handled this extremely well. Not only did she flesh out these two characters by giving them realistic problems, she created back-stories that sizzle and pop, that clash and mend each other.

Some of the conversation that took place in the basement seemed off, it didn’t quite fit the situation. That was quickly set right when one learned as to why such an odd conversation started in the first place. The reason, which was sweet and odd all on its own, I will leave for you to discover.

Overall this book was hard to put down. There were a few things that had me wondering, but not for long.  A truly delightful read.

Sum it up: A steamy novella that is equally as sweet as it is hot.

What I liked most: Everything.

What I liked the least: That it wasn’t longer.

Would you read the sequel(s)? Yes! Looking forward to reading the rest of the Camelot series, Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, and Making it Last.

I’ve had this book in my ‘to read’ list for a while and I am happy to finally share my thoughts about it with you. Hope you enjoyed the review. Our next book review will be on a book that started off as an online serialization, The Collector by Amanda Meuwissen.

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