Truly: A New York Novel

Truly: A New York Novel

by Ruthie Knox

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ISBN-13: 9780345545268
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: The New York Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 365
Sales rank: 49,015
File size: 3 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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Truly: A New York Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
In Truly, Ruthie Knox delivers a psychologically rich romance with characters so round they bounce. The hero and heroine take their own amazing individual journeys toward change and manage the pitter patter for their blooming love as well.  they are on together. It is so lovely, so charming, so real.  The book starts with a Madcap Romance Off Stage Scene but the heroine is always smart, always reasonable even when she finds herself in circumstances that test the limits of those traits. The hero's motivation for assisting the heroine is delightful--he wants to prove to himself that he can be nice having been not nice for sometime.  New York, roof top farming, cooking, bee keeping all add to the fascinating mosaic of a couple falling in love.  The issue of anger is explored in this novel and this careful reflection on how much is too much, how should it be shown, how much is not enough, move this book into the special territory of an unforgettable romance along with the question of what to do when your life and your behavior isn't working for you anymore. Knox writes with such certainty, careful thought about human condition, and love of language that you can't help but be captivated.  I was given this book for my honest review. Lucky me. So, there you have it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realky liked this book. The characters are well developed and believable. They're both flawed but so likable! I loved that it was about the two of them growing and changing as the story was told. I highly recommend it!
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Oh I loved this book so hard. This is my first time reading a Ruthie Knox book, though I've loved her new adult work under the name Robin York. This book had the same feels, humor and heart that Robin's Deeper series, but with characters facing different types of problems than those in new adult. I adored May and saw a lot of myself in her. Her chapters were my favorite in the book. She was a strong character with great inner dialogue. She was funny and not exactly naive... but not exactly worldly either. She was a sweet lady who felt like New York was chewing her up and spitting her out. She's having a really bad day. After ending her relationship with her very public football player boyfriend in a very public (and painful!) way, her purse is stolen and she seeks refuge in a Packers bar. It's here she meets Ben.  Ben might not have been ideal leading man material at the beginning of the book, but damned if he didn't make me swoon. Sure, he was grumpy and quick to anger, but there was a good guy lurking beneath his surly exterior. Ben has some baggage that's left him more than a little jaded, but I just found it all endearing. Once he grew on me anyhow.  It definitely isn't a case of love at first sight (or even lust at first sight) when May and Ben meet. Ben's pretty closed off and May is still outgoing and a little awkward. Obviously the banter between them was gold. He rescues her when she needed help most and gives her a place to stay. It's there their unlikely friendship begins... along with a great slow burn. Oh, and when jaded Ben starts shows May around New York, to try to get her to fall in love with the city? I melted. I think that's when I fell for him. The road trip when he took her back to her family? When he saw her in ways her family didn't? That sealed the deal.  I loved so many things about this book. I suspected I'd love Ruthie's writing because I've enjoyed it so much in the books she writes as Robin York. She has this gorgeous, honest way of writing that hits all my feels. I love her characters, even when they're terribly flawed. In fact, I think I love them *because* they're flawed. I enjoyed watching May and Ben go from strangers to acquaintances to friends and then more. They sparked in the beginning. It just took them both a little time to realize it, but I enjoyed reading along as they figured it out. Truly really was the perfect contemporary romance. I was hopelessly hooked on it from the very start. I can't wait for May's sister Allie's story in Madly. She definitely caught my attention in Truly and I'm excited to see where life takes her. 
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Kissed katty again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was way too long. It would be a good short story.I never finished this book and that never happens. I only read to page 220 and I just couldn't finish it.
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This book was a delicious tale of a woman finding herself and the hot man that helped her on her journey. The ending was predictable, but still lovely to read
cheekys_dance More than 1 year ago
Very witty writing style. Enjoyed every page!
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This was my first by this author and I enjoyed. It
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Believable characters. Fantastic Humor. This book is just great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over 300 pages. A good read.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I loved it! The story felt complete to me, and I loved the characters. May and Ben are excellent, and I really enjoyed how real they felt. They weren't stock characters; they had lots of heart, and I could feel the depth of their emotions as I read. The flow of the story was great, and the different places the story takes the characters help show the different depths of the characters. The romance between May and Ben felt real; I could see them together, and I think they are both really good for each other. I liked the simple-ness of the story; there's not a whole bunch of outside factors working against them; what they need to work on is themselves, and I think that approach is refreshing. People just being honest with each other. I will definitely read the next book in the series about May's sister Allie; I hope there will be glimpses of May and Ben in it; actually I hope there will be more than glimpses!
slsNY More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was such an entertaining book. Welcome to NYC May. She stabbed her NFL QB boyfriend in the hand with a shrimp fork after his horrible proposal. Broke up with him in a note she stuck to his refrigerator. Had her purse stolen by a man she thought was a security guard. Started walking until she discovered a Packer's bar (she is from Wisconsin), where she used her last five dollars to buy a beer. Ben was at the bar and after many hours & her sad story later, he offers her a place to stay for the night so she can arrange her flight home. Next afternoon, after missing her flight, May is back with Ben and he offers her an interesting proposition. Spend a few extra days and let him show her how great NYC is. Ben becomes the ultimate tour guide & host. May discovers that she is and can be more than she ever imagined. They get along get and bring out the best in each other, to the point of becoming intimate on her last night in the city. When morning comes, will they be able to let go? Road trips, lies, family drama, cold feet, denial & all around chaos ensues to make this a book you aren't likely to forget!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the beginning is a bit hard to swallow...the circumstance and outcome...however, once the story progresses, you can't help but love ben and want may to love him as much you do! my first book by ruthie knox...found her after she wrote as robin york.  ms. knox makes her stories HOT and you can always count on feeling many emotions: perma-smile while reading and sometimes even tears with a lump in your throat so big you can't swallow...
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Warning - this book causes sleep deprivation. The story is so involving, so realistic, so emotive, that once I started reading, I was unwilling - no incapable - of putting it down.  One more chapter became ten more, there was never a lull in the story to provide a stopping point to rest my weary eyes. I had to know what would happen next. I cringed, I laughed, I chuckled, and I seethed... I never knew what was coming next. The writing is crisp, insightful, and an adventure. I cared about each and every character, no matter how annoying! I was devastated when they were. I was light hearted, elated, and relieved when they were. I haven't been this enthralled in ages! I cannot believe I waited so long to read a story that has been sitting in my wattpad for months - I could kick myself. And oh... Yes! Yes! Yes! - I forgot to mention - it had some sizzling hot scenes! Ms. Knox has mad skills, I hope she continues to indulge us with her magic.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The writing and story was interesting, captivating and refreshing. May has a tragic and very public proposal from her NFL boyfriend that ends badly. After becoming an overnight sensation on YouTube, May is mugged while trying to escape from the mundane relationship she was in. Her Wisconsin upbringing leads her to a bar filled with Packer fans. She’s hoping some kind, uprooted midwesterner will help her out. She finds Ben, who is an uprooted Wisconsinite, and also a curmudgeony ex-chef who raises bees and has anger management issues. He becomes her knight in shining armor; his midwestern roots peeking through his sour-puss exterior. While figuring out how to get back to Wisconsin without identification or money, May and Ben get to know one another. They bring out the best in each other, which no prior relationship has done. May is free to be who she wants to be instead behaving like her family and friends define her. Ben finds hope, honesty and goodness through May. He finds a way to let his past go and hope for a better future. They become each other’s safe harbor. I enjoyed the restraint the characters showed in not rushing their relationship as well as the way they eventually reigned each other in. The characters were well developed, and the story was nicely paced. I loved that the end left promise and potential instead of a perfectly wrapped up HEA. A fun contemporary romance with just the right amount of humor added in. I am looking forward to reading more books by Ruthie Knox.