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Truly – Ruthie Knox

“Because she’s radiant.”

Remember when I told you about Truly in my last post about Roman Holiday by Ruthie Knox? Well, on November 4th it finished posting on Wattpad. I’m warning that this link won’t work in a while, so make use of it while the story is still up there, yeah?

Book blurb

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.

About the Serialization

TRULY, the first novel in Ruthie Knox’s forthcoming New York Series, will be serialized in its entirety on Wattpad. Look for chapters every Monday from September 3 through November 4! Once completed, the full Wattpad version of TRULY will be pulled, so be sure to read it while it’s still available!

TRULY will be published by Loveswept/Random House in Fall 2014. Two sequels — MADLY and COMPLETELY — will follow.

My thoughts

My love affair with Ruthie’s words is longstanding. And Ruthie’s groundbreaking serial posting of a pre-published novel keeps her fresh and unique.

The premise tells you pretty much everything you need to know about where/how the story jumpstarts. You truly don’t need any more than that and Ruthie’s name next to the title to get you to read the story.

May and Ben explore my beautiful NYC and fall in love with it and with each other. They grow and change and fix themselves more than they fix each other and they’re perfect.

The very few supporting characters, mainly Allie, May’s sister, contribute and strengthen May and in a way, Ben too. Allie is funny, light and the very opposite of May at the beginning of her Truly journey. I’m very much looking forward to Allie’s story, Madly, which will be released October 2014.

Truly is wonderfully written, captivating and emotional, it will make you want to punch, laugh, howl with laughter (yes, that’s different than laugh), cry and glazy-eyes-swoon and all because of its original and unique plot.

My rating: 5

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