Friday, July 12, 2013

"Making it Last" By: Ruthie Knox Review

Making It Last - A Novella (Camelot, #4)

Making It Last
By: Ruthie Knox
A hotel bar. A sexy stranger. A night of passion. There’s a part of Amber Mazzara that wants those things, wants to have a moment — just one — where life isn’t a complicated tangle of house and husband and kids and careers. Then, after a long, exhausting “vacation” with her family, her husband surprises her with a gift: a few days on the beach . . . alone. 
Only she won’t be alone long, because a handsome man just bought her a drink. He’s cool, he’s confident, and he wants to take Amber to bed and keep her there for days. Lucky for them both, he’s her husband. He’s only got a few days in Jamaica to make her wildest desires come true, but if he can pull it off, there’s reason to believe that this fantasy can last a lifetime.
My Thoughts
      Another hit from Knox!! Making it Last brings back Amber, sister to Caleb from Along Came Trouble and Katie from Flirting with Disaster, and Amber’s husband Tony Mazzara. Married for over 10 years and raising three boys, Amber and Tony struggle with their marriage and relationship in this latest Knox novel.
     The novella starts out immediately after the event from Flirting with Disaster. Amber and Tony are trying to wrangle three boys onto a plane after an exhausting trip to a tropical paradise. When Tony notices how stressed and unhappy Amber seems to be (and trust me, he is slow on the uptake) he offers for Amber to stay at the resort and in return, he’ll handle the kids. Amber and Tony spend the next few days reevaluating their lives, their relationship, and their life.
     I think what I liked most about this book was the honesty of the characters. Here we have two characters we have met before, living in the “happy ever after” part of their story, but it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. These are two people with real problems, who genuinely care for one another, they are just lost. Working on their relationship, reconnecting with one another, and finding whats really imporatnt in life.
     Ruthie has an excellent way of writing real people. As I read, I couldn’t help but think about the realism as to which they attack their problems. Life is messy and Knox shows life at its messiest. Of course there is a happy ever after but it is a rocky ride.

Be sure to check out the other books in this series: Along Came Trouble, How to Misbehave and Flirting with Disaster.

Book Details
Publisher: Loveswept
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013
# of Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780345549297
Source: Netgalley for Review

The fabulous and utterly talented Ruthie Knox and I - May 2013

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