Title: Making It Last (Camelot Series, book #4)
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Author: Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Random House, Loveswept, July 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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—when 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 for 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 got only 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.
This is the romantic sequel to Ruthie Knox’s novella,HOW TO MISBEHAVE. That one tells of Amber and Tony’s meeting and falling in love. In this one, MAKING IT LAST, it is eleven years and three, rambunctious kids later. This is the story of two people who love each other but are finding it difficult to go on with a marriage. Knox has a deft hand at showing Amber’s utter exhaustion in caring for her family and her husband’s exhaustion with trying to keep his business afloat in tough economic times. There are family burdens as well as economic worries. All portrayed by Knox with a realistic modern day vibe.
I had already read HOW TO MISBEHAVE when I was offered this book and I was anxious to see how Amber and Tony faired eleven years later. I was not disappointed. I couldn’t put this book down. I found their problems to ring true like so many married couples who are stressed to the max with kids and jobs. Ruthie Knox can write a love scene like no other. They are sensuous and filled with not only eroticism but they leave a feeling of true romance. This is a welcome addition to the Camelot Series that tells of the lives and loves of the Clark family.
1. How to Misbehave (novella, Amber Clark’s story)
2. Along Came Trouble (Caleb Clark’s story)
3. Flirting With Disaster (Katie Clark’s story)
4. Making It Last (novella, Amber again)