How to Misbehave: A Novella: A Camelot Novella

How to Misbehave: A Novella: A Camelot Novella

by Ruthie Knox

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL • What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? RITA finalist and bestselling author Ruthie Knox kicks off her Camelot series with this deliciously sexy 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?

Praise for How to Misbehave

“Knox’s Camelot, Ohio, books showcase just what this author does best, create love stories that feature real people in situations that readers can understand and with which they can empathize. . . . Additionally, she writes absolutely smoking-hot love scenes! Her heroes and her heroines redeem and save each other. Love doesn’t conquer all, but it makes life a whole lot sweeter.”Library Journal
“How I love anything by Ruthie Knox!”—Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“I’ll read anything by Ruthie Knox—her books are always sexy, funny, and beautifully poignant and honest.”—Molly O’Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, and Room at the Inn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345545305
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Camelot
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 464,518
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-based romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella—both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award. Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. Ruthie also writes New Adult romance as Robin York. She moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website and drop her a line.

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How to Misbehave: A Novella: A Camelot Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
BookGeekConfesses More than 1 year ago
This is a novella, a short story and it's about sex. It is sexy, sweet and detailed. Not cringe worthy graphic, but you can definitely imagine everything these characters are doing. This is a short story, which I usually hate. When I am finished with a book, I want to feel as if the characters are my best friends or enemies, depending on how much I like the book. I usually don't feel that way with novellas, but with "How to Misbehave," I really didn't care. This story is a snippet of a love story. We drop in on Tony and Amber at the beginning of their romance. It's ripe, brand new and filled with possibilities. From the final page of this story, this relationship can become anything. I really enjoyed that. We go from the awkward conversation, to interest, to strong attraction and finally the realization that there could be more between them than just sex. The thing is, every girl's first time should be with a guy like Tony. When I say first time, I don't just mean losing your virginity. Nope, every girls first time with a new lover, first time after a break up, first time after a dry spell, etc, should be with a guy like Tony. Tony is calm, he is patient and is never annoyed with Amber's inexperience. He explores her body, learns everything she likes while teaching her what he likes. I usually find sex scenes to be a little too much. There are authors who go on for pages and pages, until I am rolling my eyes and skipping the scene entirely. Not so in "How to Misbehave," Amber's sexual history is so boring; you are literally cheering Tony on. Someone had to teach this girl the correct way to misbehave! Tony seems to do everything right. He is a confident, but fair boss. He is an accomplished lover and a guy who does not assault strange women in basements during tornadoes. Tony's lack of faith in himself didn't seem to add up with the man we experience. I wanted to know more and discover what it was in his past that made him distrustful of himself. Many times a characters dark past is something outlandish or ridiculous. I found Tony's past to be heartbreaking and filled with guilt that I understood and sympathized with. "How to Misbehave" is a quick, fun and entertaining read. I am becoming a big fan of how seamlessly Knox writes romantic male leads who are strong and confident, without the borderline obsessive and abusive tendencies that other authors have embraced.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Community Center Director, Amber Clark, has led most of her life as a &ldquo;good girl&rdquo;, but she secretly has a crush on a &quot;bad boy&quot; construction worker expanding the Center.  A tornado warning sends Amber and the hunky construction worker into the basement for safety.  Giving them some up close time, Amber actually discovers her crushes name among other things&hellip; Tony Mazzara was just seeking shelter from the storm but being closed in with the sexy Center&rsquo;s direct was just a bonus.  Knowing Amber is way to innocent for the likes of him, he can&rsquo;t help himself from flirting.  Their desire ignites, unexpectedly their union affects them both more than either of them anticipated.   A raw and straight forward story, with a na&iuml;ve and sheltered Amber and a graduate of hard knocks life Tony try to work through their emotional pasts and find a place for each other in their lives.  I found that even though this is a shorter story, the characters had depth and believable emotional connectivity.  I am very much looking forward to more of Tony and Amber as well as more of this steamy series continuing. This ARC copy of <b>How To Misbehave</b> was given to me by Random House Publishing - Bantam Dell Loveswept in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date January 28, 2013.
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I couldn't put this book down. It is steamy but also has a great plot!
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Liked it bunch.
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
A delightfully spicy and short read, How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox is a fun tale filled with some great chemistry and completely endearing characters. Amber was every teacher and parent&rsquo;s dream, quiet, caring, a great student, never caused trouble, but inside was a woman wanting to cut loose and live life on the edge for a change. Tony has a reputation, having had a hard life growing up. When they are trapped in a dark basement during a tornado, they begin to share their innermost thoughts and fantasies. Talk about opposites attracting! These two have some wonderful, emotional and heart pounding moments as they find some interesting ways to pass the time until the storm passes. Ruthie Knox made this short read feel like so much more! She mixes two seemingly opposite characters and comes up with the perfect heated romance that just begs to burst into flames.
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AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
In How to Misbehave, I fell in love with the heroine, Amber&rsquo;s quirky personality. She is just like so many of us when it comes to who we are on the outside versus who we are (and sometimes want to be) on the inside. Many of us can relate to Amber, which always makes the story more real. I loved how Amber and the hero, Tony, flirted with one another, their honesty and lack of filter sometimes. The characters are well developed. They both have flaws and while they are not all &ldquo;fixed&rdquo; by the end of the story you knew they are going to help each other through them. Amber and Tony have some awkward, intimate love scenes, which are the best.  Life can be awkward as can real relationships, new or established. Ruthie writes the intimate scenes to be very sweet and passionate, but also so appropriate for the two characters. How To Misbehave is a boy meets girl story with great dialogue and moves along at a great pace. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a book I enjoyed reading. I know others will do the same.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sigh! What a cute story. Very little drama, quick read, hot guy, happily ever after. Just what I was in the mood for! How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox is a novella introduction to the Camelot series. I was first introduced to this author on a 1-click spree in full on cover-whore mode... Anyway, I loved that book and couldn't wait to read this series. Of course I had to (wait) as they weren't out at that point in time. Finally, I picked up Book 1 today and loved it. There is a hot guy, a needy but not too needy hot girl, a small dramatic twist, and then BOOM, Happily Ever After! So...moving on to book 2, Along Came Trouble.
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Even though it was really short, Ruthie Knox still wrote an amazing book. Love her writing and can't wait for more of her books to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read enjoyef
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Too short for real character or plot development. Seemed to be more a sex story with a few subplots thrown in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this story may be realistic. People let down their guard when they think they are invisable. I will be reading the rest of these stories.
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Great read! Nice job on the characters, storyline, and humor. The intense attraction was a bonus. This was a quick page turner and i can't wait for the other stories!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters in this book. Enjoyed it a lot.
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
I think I saw somewhere it is about 100 pages. Shew...there is a lot in those pages. Terrific lead characters. Amber, sweet, totally out of her depth, but as with some great romance reading, she meets that guy at just the right time. A quote I wrote down....Tony Mazzara had a dazzling smile. Like a toothpaste commercial dipped in a porn movie. I laughed out loud at that one. I could not help but think that if they had met at another time in either of their lives, perhaps they would never have come together. Perhaps either one of them would have been too afraid of the other. But the perfect timing. Like the perfect storm. Brings it all together. Classic Ruthie dialogue. Fabulous story. I am glad it is leading into more stories. But even if it weren't, this is how a short story should be done. As always, Ruthie has an amazing cover. PS--Hope you aren't afraid of the dark. Excellent!!