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Making It Last: A Novella

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I love books about marriage because there are so few of them out

I love books about marriage because there are so few of them out there. Making It Last was intense with real feelings and emotions and an accurate portrayal of what marriage can be like. I found myself relating to Amber a lot. I have been married for 14 years and have t...
I love books about marriage because there are so few of them out there. Making It Last was intense with real feelings and emotions and an accurate portrayal of what marriage can be like. I found myself relating to Amber a lot. I have been married for 14 years and have two children and there are times I just want a break. I thought Ruthie did a fantastic job of capturing Amber and Tony in this stage of their lives – married with children in a struggling economic environment.  Ruthie stayed true to their characters from How To Misbehave, and shows us that marriage is hard work but so worth it.

In Making It Last, Ruthie writes about how deep love goes between two people and how life can test that love. Married couples will appreciate this book. Those yet to be married will get a glimpse of how intense marriage is – both on the positive and negative.  I think Tony and Amber show that for all those downs there are a millions ups. They also teach us the importance of communication and working as a team. We also get to see that intimacy can be even better when you are with someone you know so well. Making It Last was an incredible story. If you are looking for something beyond just fun and flirty, pick up a copy of Making It Last and see how two people learn how to make their marriage last.

posted by AMR0406 on July 24, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Had Its Moments

Since I read all the books in the series with varying opinions of them, I bought this Novella as the finale... My opinion (I am a grandmother of five) is that it is a dramatization of real life... When people get married and have a family there are trials of every sort ...
Since I read all the books in the series with varying opinions of them, I bought this Novella as the finale... My opinion (I am a grandmother of five) is that it is a dramatization of real life... When people get married and have a family there are trials of every sort and every magnitude that they must face... If you chose the right partner you survive... I think based on 58 years of marriage that this was a little too much Hollywood... BYW I am still in love with my husband and he tells me every day how much he loves me... Just didn't want anybody to think my review was sour grapes...

posted by SaraBetty on August 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Had Its Moments

    Since I read all the books in the series with varying opinions of them, I bought this Novella as the finale... My opinion (I am a grandmother of five) is that it is a dramatization of real life... When people get married and have a family there are trials of every sort and every magnitude that they must face... If you chose the right partner you survive... I think based on 58 years of marriage that this was a little too much Hollywood... BYW I am still in love with my husband and he tells me every day how much he loves me... Just didn't want anybody to think my review was sour grapes...

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book

    3.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    You don’t see this happening often in series where an author returns to past couples and writes about their life ten years from now. That’s what happens in MAKING IT LAST, where we return to Amber and Tony from How To Misbehave.

    After attending Ellen and Caleb’s beach wedding, tired mommy Amber is needing her own vacation from her hectic life. Tony sees that so she tells Amber to stay awhile and enjoy her time while he takes care of things. In the end, Tony actually stays with her and this is where things get heated once again.

    While I enjoyed the sex scenes, there was one thing that disappointed me. It can be so easily solved with a few words and an open mind. Between Amber and Tony, there is a lack of it and I again go back to trying to ignore that and simply enjoy the story for what it is. But I just don’t see it as strong in any story. It’s a good thing that this is a novella and not a full installment into the series, otherwise I probably would have given this a lower rating based on the weak conflict.

    That being said, with Knox having How to Misbehave to fall back on, I think this conflict fits the story even though it may not be the most strongest one I’ve read.

    *ARC provided by publisher

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