ARC Review: Making It Last by Ruthie Knox

Posted July 15, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Making It Last by Ruthie Knox
Making It Last
by Ruthie Knox

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 15, 2013
Series: Camelot #4
Published by Loveswept
Pages: 136
Format: ARC
 

 

 

Communication, or rather the lack thereof in contemporary romance is the one thing that I find to be a weak source of conflict…. I think this conflict fits the story even though it may not be the most strongest one I’ve read. ~ Under the Covers

You don’t see this happening often in series where an author returns to past couples and writes about their life ten years from now. That’s what happens in MAKING IT LAST, where we return to Amber and Tony from How To Misbehave.

After attending Ellen and Caleb’s beach wedding, tired mommy Amber is needing her own vacation from her hectic life. Tony sees that so she tells Amber to stay awhile and enjoy her time while he takes care of things. In the end, Tony actually stays with her and this is where things get heated once again.

While I enjoyed the sex scenes, there was one thing that disappointed me.  It can be so easily solved with a few words and an open mind. Between Amber and Tony, there is a lack of it and I again go back to trying to ignore that and simply enjoy the story for what it is. But I just don’t see it as strong in any story. It’s a good thing that this is a novella and not a full installment into the series, otherwise I probably would have given this a lower rating based on the weak conflict.

That being said, with Knox having How to Misbehave to fall back on, I think this conflict fits the story even though it may not be the most strongest one I’ve read.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Ruthie Knox

USA Today 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-set 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 RobinYork. She moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so feel free to drop her a line.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks for the review Ann!