Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review: Making it Last by Ruthie Knox

Author: Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Loveswept
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013 

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.

Making it Last actually takes place between Along Came Trouble  and Flirting with Disaster, even though it is the fourth book in the series   I am so happy that Ms. Knox decided to write another novella featuring Tony and Amber.  It's been ten years since we first met them in How to Misbehave.   Not everything is champagne and roses.  Can they get back to themselves and will they fight for what they want?

I loved this story.  As much as I love my HEAs in romance novels, I often wonder how long they stay that way.  How does the couple cope with real life?  I thought Making it Last realistically portrayed a married couple who is fighting to make it day to day and has forgotten what is really important.  I was really rooting for them to get back to the basics and back to who they really are both apart and separate.  The ending was sweet and made me sigh to know that his couple was going to be OK.  This whole series has been wonderful and not one you want to miss!

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