Big Boy

Big Boy

by Ruthie Knox

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548245962
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2017
Pages: 98
Sales rank: 966,360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

New York Timesbestselling author RuthieKnox has published over a dozen titles in adult contemporary romance and New Adultromance (writing asRobin York).Four of her books have been finalists for the RITA Award, and her new adult title Deeper won the RT Readers Choice Award. Ruthie has been translated into German,French, Italian, and Portuguese and has made multiple best-of lists inromance, includingLibrary Journal's best book of 2014. She is a co-founder of Brain Mill Press, a social-justice-based publishing house.

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Big Boy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldn't put it down. Short, but really fantastic! I loved this story. Unusual premise, but really great, not stupid, unrealistic or smarmy like a lot of contemporary romances. Ruthie Knox really knows her craft!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest, beautiful, unexpected
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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.