I can’t believe it’s been nearly 4 years since I read the first in this series – and it was my introduction to Ruthie Knox and her deft hand at characterization. Now with the second in her New York contemporary romance series, I get to fall in love with her writing all over again in this quirky, charming story. Please read on for my review of
Allie is from Wisconsin, and a bit of an impulsive extrovert: with a huge problem. See, since she was little, her mother would disappear every so often without reason, and there was never any explanation. So, wild, determined and sixteen, she snooped and discovered a piece of a family secret – and has been operating under half-understood assumptions for the last number of years. Now with a recent episode as a runaway bride, she’s upped her snoop on her mother game, and has added tracking, tracing and now following her mother on her latest disappearance. To New York.
A sudden need to have an accomplice and someone to hide behind brings her into Winston’s company. A divorced Brit working in his family’s US branch of the financial management company, he’s there desperately trying to be the father he thinks that his daughter, now in university needs. A bit of a control freak – he’s busy living up to an ideal that he thinks he should meet, one that is not realistic or particularly helpful when you think of personal interactions. And, unfortunately for him, that particular stick has been lodged in his butt for years.
Oh this was fun- and completely and totally unexpected! Sometimes you think you have a clue as to what will be the outcome – but Allie was full of surprises, contradictions and just plain insouciant glee, causing a not insignificant merry chase for those around her. With secondary characters, several twist from the supposed heartbreak of her father due to her mother’s disappearance, her ex who never heard the word boundary, her sister and husband, her father, Winston’s PA and brother, his driver and the curious concept of the “mailman” this is a wonderful story that is sure to keep you reading through to the end, only to want another.
Title: Madly (New York, #2)
Author: Ruthie Knox
Series: New York #2
Also in this series: Truly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 14 March 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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An impulsive trip to New York City, a heartthrob from London, and a scandalous to-do list turn a small-town girl’s life upside down in this sultry romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Truly and About Last Night.
Allie Fredericks isn’t supposed to be in Manhattan, hiding in the darkest corner of a hip bar, spying on her own mother—who’s flirting with a man who’s definitely not Allie’s father. Allie’s supposed to be in Wisconsin, planning her parents’ milestone anniversary party. Then Winston Chamberlain walks through the door, with his tailored suit, British accent, and gorgeous eyes, and Allie’s strange mission goes truly sideways.
Winston doesn’t do messy. But after a pretty stranger ropes him into her ridiculous family drama with a fake kiss that gets a little too real, he finds out that messy can be fun. Maybe even a little addicting. And as the night grows longer, Allie and Winston make a list of other wild things they could do together—and what seems like a mismatch leads to a genuine connection. But can their relationship survive as their real lives implode just outside the bedroom door?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.