Book 2, The New York Trilogy - A New York Novel
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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?
Praise for Madly
“What [Ruthie] Knox does so well is create these wonderful, emotionally wounded, real characters for us to relate to and root for and love. There’s relationship drama, family revelations and more, as through this love story we take a look at identity, who we really are, and how we’re seen by everyone—from those closest to us to strangers. A real treat.”—RT Book Reviews
“A lovely story about unlikely lovers and family responsibilities and the secrets that families keep and those that nearly tear them apart. The secondary characters have their chance to shine and contribute to the happy ending. Highly recommended for all romance readers looking to be swept away.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Thoughtful, moving, charming and delightful, you’ll swoon over this wonderful love story.”—All About Romance, “Desert Isle Keeper” designation
“The complicated relationships among the Fredericks family is again wonderful.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“I was sucked into this story and couldn’t put it down. It was all just perfect and fit very well as a follow-up to Truly.”—Red Hot + Blue Reads (five stars)
“Madly is romantically serendipitous, whilst being a fun quirky read. It was a pleasure to see the worlds collide and I look forward to the next novel in the series.”—Relentless Romance
“An original, entertaining, sensitively written and thought-provoking read.”—I Love Romantic Fiction
“It was a delight to read Knox’s thoughtful prose again and to enjoy Allie and Winston’s antics as their romance rockets from unexpected attraction . . . to something truly special, something worth taking a chance on even if it seems a little mad to everyone else.”—Immersed in Books
“This was the perfect book for me on a weekend where I was laid up with both a cold and a bruised leg. I was feeling out of sorts in so many possible directions, and Ruthie took me away to her New York for a whirlwind tour. Like so many of the author’s previous stories, this is a romance between two people who simply shouldn’t work together, but absolutely do. It just takes them a while to recognize it.”—Reading Reality (five stars)
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I feel like I've been waiting for this book for forever! Happily Ruthie Knox did not disappoint. This second book of her New York series is the story of Allie. The runaway bride sister we first met in Truly. She's secretly in New York looking for her mother. Never did she expect to meet someone like Winston Chamberlain and never would she have though he could distract her from the thing that had brought her to the city. Can she accomplish her original mission and keep the guy??
I'm a huge Ruthie Knox fan. Her stories are always fresh and unique and her characters are always complex and real. Both of these are true in this story. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Funny and a great love story!
by Ruthie Knox
Pub Date 14 Mar 2017
I Recommend This Book
Ruthie Knox has a way of writing like no one else. You find out what make her characters click where the story is so well played out, you feel you're part of it.
Allie Fredericks has just flown from Wisconsin to New York City to find her mother. She's trying to act very covertly and not be discovered by her Mom and the man she's sitting with. Attracting the attention of a man that just walked into the bar, she tries to get him to help her. Hours later, after drinking lots of whiskey, they've made a list of things they want to do together. Come to find out, Winston does know the man Allie's Mom is with. He's the elusive and famous artist known as Justice, who is also one of his clients.
Winston has only been in the US for a few months, following his 19 year old daughter, who is studying art at NYU. Since his marriage imploded back in England, he needs to make a new start, something he has no idea how to do. Allie is a breath of fresh air to his rigid life. As they get to know each other, Winston realizes he wants more of Allie, even though he knows eventually she will return to Wisconsin once her family drama plays out. Even thou there is a 13 year difference between them, Winston is hoping that it won't matter to Allie.
This is a love story about second chances and grabbing them and never letting go.
I was generously given an ARC of this book. This is my first book from this author and I liked her style of writing. The hero was perfection personified... I could totally see him in my mind. He has a past he is not proud of ( I think there is another series by the author with Winston). But he is trying to make amends. Meanwhile he is living this half life in NY and he meets Allie who brings color and excitement to his life. He is just perfect in his interactions with everyone! I had a bit of a problem with the heroine because she was so scared with him yet so pushy with other aspects of her life. The chemistry between the 2 was hot! The secondary characters from the first novel of the series May and Ben were a bit annoying. And since I didn't read the first novel, I don't know if I even want to read it now. I hope they weren't characterized with such insecurity and anger as they were here. Although Ben's pep talk to Allie was hilarious and just perfect. The ending was rushed and abrupt. They didn't even talk to their mother even though she was the catalyst for the heroine coming to NY and starting this whole adventure. And I couldn't get behind the wacky fashion style of the heroine......it seemed a bit too costume...ish even for NY. The book is definitely worth reading although it is not the bleary eye stay up all night type of book.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Mar 14, 2017
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 300 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The New York Trilogy