Welcome the ‘Knotted Roots Series’ by Ruthi Knight Blog Tour

Published September 30, 2013 by msbeccaanne

Book Info-

Title-Knotted Roots
Series- Knotted Roots Book # 1
By-Ruthi Kight
Genre- YA Romance

Blurb-

Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton’s summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty’s farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can’t seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?

Links-

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17410195-knotted-roots
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Knotted-Roots-ebook/dp/B00C1WSK0W/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knotted-roots-ruthi-kight/1114926186?ean=9781482782042
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/296284
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Knotted-Roots/book-T-B4Pq72kkaedbdtsxtJIQ/page1.html?s=Yi6TZXGAykKhaBx2vjqClw&r=1

5 STARS
 
I’ve heard about this book for awhile now. I kept seeing the excerpts for it all over the place and was thinking I gotta check this book out.  Now months later I finally sit down to read it and my first thought is damn what took me so long.

Roxie is sent to spend the Summer before her senior year in some podunk town in South Carolina with her Grandma Betty.  Roxie who comes off throughout the beginning as a spoiled rich kids thinks this is some sort of punishment.  She doesn’t even know this lady and as far as Roxie is concerned Grandma Betty abandoned them a long time ago.  I feel sorry for Roxie because I know how angry she is with her parents over this but at the same time I also feel sorry for Betty cause Roxie doesn’t really give her a chance in the beginning.  She’s a brat!!!

Chase (swoon worthy) and his brother Brian are “honorary” members of Grandma Betty’s family.  Due to something that happened in their past she is very protective of them.  This causes problems for her relationship with Roxie at times who feels that her Grandmother is choosing Chase over her.  Chase is attracted to Roxie from the beginning but she doesn’t make it easy.

I laughed, cried, cheered, and yelled while reading this book.  At times Roxie made me so frustrated I just wanted to shake her and tell her it’s time to grow up and put your big girl panties on already!!!!  What’s life without a few chances and that’s something that Roxie needs to learn.  Will she learn to take those chances with Grandma Betty, Chase, Brian, and her neighbor Katy?

I originally received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.  After reading it though and experiencing so much emotion and passion for the characters and their stories I had to go out and purchase it.  This a must read for all book lovers out there.  Thank you Ruthi Knight for such a refreshing and wonderful read.  Congrats to you on writing one of the best debut YA novels I’ve read in a long time.  I look forward to reading more from you.

Book Info-

Title- Hidden Falls
Series- Knotted Roots # 1.5 (Novella)
By – Ruthi Kight
Publication Date- July 3, 2013
Genre- YA Romance

Blurb-

The southern summer was back with a vengeance.
Helping out a friend was what Katy had in mind when she agreed to give Roxie a hand on the farm.
She expected it to be an easy job wrapped in the possibility of a break from her mother’s constant vodka stupor.
What she didn’t expect was to find him.
Brian spent his life in his brother’s shadow, constantly falling short of others’ expectations.
When he gets the chance to prove himself, he’s forced to decide if there’s more to him than just the mistakes he’s made.
The summer was supposed to be easy.
It was supposed to be fun.
But sometimes, when you least expect it…you fall.

Links-
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18160365-hidden-falls
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DR4Y2SW
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/36390490/Hidden-Falls-Knotted-Roots-Novella


 
5 STARS

I received an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review. After reading Knotted Roots by Ruthi Knight I had to buy this book. Mainly because I was hoping to find out more about what happened with Roxie and Chase after the first book ended.  (Knotted Roots left me with a book hangover.)  I wasn’t disappointed.  This book pretty much takes up where the first book left off.

We do get to see Roxie and Chase through out this story but they are more on the back burner in this book.  This novella centers more around Brian and Katy and their story.

Brian has had feelings for Katy since they were young.  She never realized because she’s always had a thing for Chase.  Now that Chase is dating Roxie and they are in love Brian is hoping he will have a chance with Katy.

Katy agrees to help out her best friend Roxie and run the farm for her for two weeks.  Roxie’s parents are coming in to town to visit and she has her hands full with them.  When she agreed she didn’t know that Brian would be helping her run the farm for two weeks.  Chase also has taken two weeks off to help Roxie with her parents visit.  Brian loves to pick on Katy and she finds him to be annoying.  Their banter back and forth is great I love it!!!

Brian’s past and Katy’s present situations are both tragic and sad.  A tragic car accident late one night claims the life of Brian and Chase’s father.  Years later Brian is still fighting the demons inside from that night.  Katy on the other hand is trying to deal with her mother who has a serious problem of her own and her issue with her dad not being around so that he doesn’t have to deal with his wife’s problem.

I don’t want you to think this book is all about sadness because it isn’t.  Just like the first book in the series this book also has plenty of laughter and cheering to go along with the tears.  Once again Ruthi has nailed it out the park with this novella.  She continues to prove that she knows what her readers want.  She pulls you so far into the story that you feel like you are a part of it.  You can’t help but connect to each of the characters,  My only problem with this book and the first one is the series is when I got to the end and I had to put them down.  I will be recommending this book to all my book lovers and can’t wait to see what you come up with next.


About the Author:

Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn’t work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.

Stalker Links-

Facebook: http://facebook.com/AuthorRuthiKight
Blog: http://ruthikay.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RuthiKay
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6952120.Ruthi_Kight
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Ruthi-Kight/e/B00C470JAS/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

CHARACTER BIOS:

Roxie:

Age: 17
Hometown: New York City, New York
Favorites: Pink, The Vampire Diaries, Espadrille shoes, dancing with the lights out, playing pinball, and Top Gun.
Best Qualities: Fiercely loyal, great fashion sense, curly hair that doesn’t frizz in the summer.
Worst Qualities: Stubborn, quick to judge, has to learn lessons the hard way.
Favorite Quote: “Your clothes should be tight enough to show you are a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Chase:

Name: Chase
Age: 18
Hometown: Perry Point, South Carolina
Favorites: Braveheart, Blue, macaroni and cheese, and playing Battleship with anyone willing to play.
Best Qualities: Kind-hearted, family-oriented, selfless, and honest.
Worst Qualities: Too trusting, blames himself for everything, and slow to forgive.
Favorite Quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~ Bill Cosby

Grandma Betty:

Name: Grandma Betty
Age: A true Southern woman never reveals her age
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Favorites: Yellow, Iced Tea (the Southern kind), cooking, watching Paula Deen cook on the TV, working with animals.
Best Qualities: Accepting of others, loves her family (and extended family), and can whip up a mean green bean casserole.
Worst Qualities: You’re kidding, right? Pssh…I’m not answering this one. Moving on.
Favorite Quote: “It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.” ~ Mark Twain

Brian:

Name: Brian
Age: 17
Hometown: Perry Point, South Carolina
Favorites: Black, Fast and the Furious (every. Single. One.), digging in to Betty’s famous friend chicken, and scoping the ladies.
Best Qualities: Fun-loving, popular, heart of gold, and hard worker.
Worst Qualities: Gives too freely of himself, parties too much, and doesn’t accept responsibility for his actions.
Favorite Quote: “I am an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.” ~ Unknown

Katy:

Name: Katy
Age: 17
Hometown: Perry Point, South Carolina
Favorites: Teal, Pride and Prejudice, anything zombie related, Dawson’s Creek, and cuddling up with a good book.
Best Qualities: Sweet, extremely smart, honest to a fault, and always has her friend’s backs.
Worst Qualities: Not always the best judge of character, fiery temper when provoked, bottles up emotions.
Favorite Quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Maya Angelou.

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