Book Review: Truly by Ruthie Knox



Title: Truly

Author: Ruthie Knox

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

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 May Fredericks hates New York. Which is fair enough, since New York seems to hate her back. Just weeks after moving from Wisconsin to Manhattan, she receives the world’s worst marriage proposal, stabs her boyfriend with a shrimp fork in a very public venue, and accidentally becomes notorious. And that’s before she gets mugged.

At her wit’s end, May washes up at a Packers bar in Greenwich Village, where she meets a surly, unhelpful guy who hates her shoes and calls her ex a douche.

His name is Ben. He used to be a chef. Now he’s a rooftop beekeeper with anger management issues. She wouldn’t even like him, but he reminds her of home … and he knows where to find all the best food in the Village.

She makes him laugh. He buys her tacos and cowboy boots. The longer they’re stuck together, the better May and Ben get along … and the harder they fall. TRULY is a quirky, modern New York love story unlike any you’ve read before.


Two sequels — MADLY and COMPLETELY — will follow.

My Rating:

5 hearts

 My Review:

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.

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