(The New York Trilogy)
by Ruthie Knox
Released: August 5, 2014
My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️
"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."
An absolute breath of fresh air!!!
If I had not already been a fan of Ruthie Knox' work, this book would have certainly made me one.
A love story with a trope that might not be entirely new, but with its unique and rather unconventional characters and the original way they are given context, TRULY is given a crisp freshness that is often found lacking in an often too repetitive market.
May is a people pleaser. Never one to rock the boat, she is what one would call the proverbial wallflower. Quiet, unassuming and pleasant. Until a moment in time when she sees her 'settled' life unfolding in front of her and claws her way free of everyone's expectations to finally figure out who she is and what it is she wants.
Her grudging and taciturn guide on this mission is Ben. The former chef and desillusioned dreamer decides to take on this task as a way to prove to himself he still has it in him to be 'nice'. Although quite unimpressed initially with his charge, the more time he spends with her and the more his angry fog lifts - the more appealing she becomes.
At times sad, at times funny, a whole lotta sexy and delightful from the first chapter to the last, TRULY is a book I can honestly recommend to everyone (over eighteen!), no exceptions!!
Mom? Have at it!!
✨Sweet, quirky, sensual and absolutely lovely!!✨