Big Boy

Big Boy

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by Ruthie Knox
     
 

He’ll be any man she wants—except himself.

A Strangers on a Train Story

Meet me at the train museum after dark. Dress for 1957.

When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But the

Overview

He’ll be any man she wants—except himself.

A Strangers on a Train Story

Meet me at the train museum after dark. Dress for 1957.

When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But the invitation she receives from a handsome man who won’t share his real name promises an adventure—and a chance to pretend she’s someone else for a few hours.

She doesn’t want romance to complicate her life, but Mandy’s monthly role-playing dates with her stranger on a train—each to a different time period—become the erotic escape she desperately needs. And a soul connection she never expected.

Yet when she tries to draw her lover out of the shadows, Mandy has a fight on her hands…to convince him there’s a place for their fantasy love in the light of day.

Warning: Contains sexy role-playing, theatrical application of coal dust, and a hero who can rock a pair of brown polyester pants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619215306
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Strangers on a Train
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
69
Sales rank:
330,547
File size:
877 KB

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Big Boy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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DEstudio More than 1 year ago
This is a novella about a woman who has taken the responsibility of raising her nephew after the death of her sister, husband and family. she meets a man on an online dating site. once a month they meet in costume and assume roles other than their own! Then something happens along the way. she wants to know him...the real him... FANTASTIC!!!!! I love everything about it. The choppy sentences (cant think of another word. Choppy gives negative tone but the story was definitely NOT choppy) I love the flow of the story. It felt like you were dropped into vignettes of time. How is it possible to be descriptive yet minimalistic in writing? I love both characters. I completely sympathize with Mandy and her new mom feelings of inadequacy. I truly understand her need to go out of yourself to find yourself. I want to roll around in my head with that story. I want to have more written about Mandy and Tyler….yet…it was enough to be complete. You, Ms. Knox, have an amazing talent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a novella about a woman who has taken the responsibility of raising her nephew after the death of her sister, husband and family. she meets a man on an online dating site. once a month they meet in costume and assume roles other than their own! Then something happens along the way. she wants to know him...the real him... FANTASTIC!!!!! I love everything about it. The choppy sentences (cant think of another word. Choppy gives negative tone but the story was definitely NOT choppy) I love the flow of the story. It felt like you were dropped into vignettes of time. How is it possible to be descriptive yet minimalistic in writing? I love both characters. I completely sympathize with Mandy and her new mom feelings of inadequacy. I truly understand her need to go out of yourself to find yourself. I want to roll around in my head with that story. I want to have more written about Mandy and Tyler….yet…it was enough to be complete. You, Ms. Knox, have an amazing talent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Ruthie Knox takes role-playing to a whole new level! ~ Under the Covers BIG BOY is another book in the multi-author Strangers on a Train series with Samhain. I’m a huge fan of Ruthie Knox’s contemporaries so I definitely jumped at the chance to read this short story. Knox does something interesting in this book. As you know, all the books in this series are centered on couples meeting or falling in love on trains. Though I don’t think the train aspect was as strong in this story as it is in others, I think it definitely fits the role-playing that Knox does. Now, the role-playing in this book is very different than what I was expecting. Mandy meets Tyler through an online dating service and his witty profile catches her attention. When they meet for the first time, Tyler requests that they dress in costume and role-play as different historical figures or characters of different eras. I found this to be both interesting and…weird at the same time. As Mandy’s friend, Lisa says, it seems like something crazy people do. However, the spontaneity and craziness is exactly what Mandy needs in her life where it is weighed down heavily by single parenthood. They have some crazy adventures (and sex!) on trains and I thought the book was fun overall. I do think the historical role-playing thing may fly over some people’s head if you’re not particularly interested in history, so that’s where I think some readers may find it simply not for them. One other thing I want to mention is that the conflict and resolution seemed to have happened very quickly. I wish the book was longer because for 70 pages, we only saw a little bit of the great emotional layering Knox is known for. *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this authors other books, but this one was a disappointment for me. I found characters jumping back and forth between new characters confusing. There wasn't much to the story.