Review: How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

Posted February 2, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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.

Review: How to Misbehave by Ruthie KnoxHow to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox
Series: Camelot #1
Published by Loveswept on January 28th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? Beloved author Ruthie Knox kicks off her new Camelot series with this deliciously sexy original novella, in which a good girl learns how to misbehave . . . with all her heart.

As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she’s hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move?

Building contractor Tony Mazzara was just looking to escape nature’s fury. Instead, he finds himself all tangled up with lovely Amber. Sweet and sexy, she’s ready to unleash her wild side. Their mutual desire reaches a fever pitch and creates a storm of its own—unexpected, powerful, and unforgettable. But is it bigger than Tony can handle? Can he let go of painful memories and let the force of this remarkable woman show him a future he never dreamed existed?

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I just absolutely love Ruthie Knox! Is my good to for contemporary romances ever since I read About Last Night and everything I’ve read of hers I’ve enjoyed whole heartily. So I had high hopes when I started reading How to Misbehave. Ruthie didn’t let me down.

How to Misbehave is a quick and satisfying read to start Knox’s Camelot series.  It’s a story with the promise of a HEA for the couple which I hope we get to see again in the other books to come in the series since they are about the heroine’s siblings.

Amber is a “good girl”, she does everything that is expected of her. She’s a good daughter, student and now she is looking to mix things up in her life since she is an adult now. No more being the good girl that stays home on the lonely weekends. She’s been lusting after the head of the construction crew that is making improvements at the community center she works at.

One day the town is under a tornado warning and Amber the hot construction worker is the only people left in the community center since they both work late. They have to take shelter in the basement and that’s where the two start talking and one thing leads to other and they share a steamy night  together.

Both wanting more than a one night stand but not really knowing how to make it work.

How to Misbehave is a hot and sweet ride from Knox and I can’t wait to read the next novel in the series, Along Came Trouble. Which I’m really excited about since it’s a full length novel which means more awesomeness for your bang.


About Ruthie Knox

New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. After training to be a British historian, she became an academic editor instead. Then she got really deeply into knitting, as one does, followed by motherhood and romance novel writing.

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 moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website at and drop her a line.

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