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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 becomePartying 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?...

Title : knotted roots
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ISBN : 17410195
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Number of Pages : 205 Pages
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knotted roots Reviews

  • D.
    2019-04-15 02:25

    I absolutly loved this book! This book is full of endearing moments, great laughs and most of all some wonderful lesson's on life. Once you open it up and start reading the first page, you find yourself reading the last page. Ruthi Kight has did it people. She has given us a wonderful book full of magic, without havingany magic involved :) Roxie, a very spoiled brat from the city has to go spend a summer on a farm with her grandmother. I must tell you though, she has never even met this grandmother. Rut Roh! Before up rooting however, she is hit with heartaches from her parents and friends. Kight has gave us beautiful description, flawless flow of story line. The only thing I will tell you for sure, is I wanted to choke Roxie over and over but loved her. Loved Grandma, and adored Chase! The Author even went close to the boarder of making me blush! The banter between Roxie and Chase was perfect, edgy and kept me wanting so much more. Chase, evenwith turmoil of his own was a wonderful loving character. Another thing I adored about this Author, was the description of details. I so want to live on the farm. We all know how I LOVE cowboys!!!!! Someone grab me a pitchfork PLEASE!!!Now ask yourself this, Can you replace name brand clothes and handbags with coveralls and still be happy? What about trading your expensive heals for crapper boots? Will the smell of cow manure be better then city air? The important question is, does Roxie stay or go? Does she choose to stay with her Grandma and Chase? Or does she return to her city life. Did I mention a tragic sadness that hits Roxie. Well then I guess you know what to do...READ THIS BOOKA beautifully written love story with emotions, trials and tons of wisdom. A book about hope and promise if you can change the way of life as you know it. A starvation for love. Well done Ruthi Kight, please tell me there is another.

  • Cassie
    2019-04-20 07:42

    Knotted Roots by Ruthi Kight 5 out of 5 starsWell, I wanted to wait to right this review so these amazing sporadic thoughts of mine would come out coherent. I cannot begin to explain how simply perfect this book was. I mean, this book had everything any book needs, it has romance, hate, life, death, happiness, depression, and an amazing story line that was beyond flawless!If I had one word to explain this book it would be “superamazinglyperfect” that is the only word that could even come close to describe the way this book was set up. When you read this book you will tend to feel emotions with the characters and you will be on a roller coaster of emotions! Knotted Roots is an all new amazing! This book can be described as “breathtaking” “tantalizing” but most of all you will find it “breathtaking” and “heartwarming.”I write non-spoiler reviews so I cannot tell you that what happens in this book will change your outlook and make you look deeper in your life. But I promise you that this book will leave it’s mark and you will not only be a better person after reading it but you will realize what you are taking out of life and how you take things for granted if you do. I will remember this book forever for that reason alone.Roxy – she is a scared girl that will learn to be the person she always should have been and you can watch her blossom into a great character.Chase – this guy is the definition of heartbreak, he has experienced it all and continues to be the best person possible. He teaches me or you “the reader” to not take what you have and what you get for granted because he knows what that can do to a person.Katy – she is what every person wants in a best friend, she may have the heart of gold but she also has the sense to kick you in the face if you aren’t seeing the point.Grandma Betty – she is the grandma everyone wants, she reminds me of the most wonderful woman Derinda Love. She has a lifetime of experience and thrives to keep everyone going. She puts everyone before herself and doesn’t take no for an answer. She is the strongest woman you will ever meet and that is what makes her such a wonderful role model

  • Christy Sloat
    2019-04-01 07:20

    I was super lucky to recieve an ARC of this book before its release. Ms. Kight's writing style captures you and pulls you into the story. This book gave me several laughs as I saw the growth of the stories main character Roxie. At first Roxie is such a spoiled little rich girl. As the story progresses she begins to learn the true meaning of life and love. I attribute this growth to her Grandma and of course Chase. Chase is that troubled boy we all want to fix. And he and Roxie are two kids who need each other in order to survive in this life. I look forward to the release of this book so that everyone can fall in love with it as I did. It will ensnare you and make you fall in loveat the first page.

  • Amy
    2019-03-26 04:48

    I was given the amazing opportunity to receive an ARC of this book. This being the author's debut novel I was very excited to see what talent she had in writing. I was not disappointed in the least! This book kept me intrigued from the beginning. The conversations flowed, the emotions felt raw and real, especially in the two main characters, Chase and Roxie. Roxie comes off as a spoiled brat from the Big City, forced to move to a podunk town for the summer as a 'punishment', in her eyes at least. I felt as though I was going through all of Roxie's emotions with her. The anger at her parents for sending her away for the summer, the betrayal she felt from 'friends' back home, the fear she had of a new town with new possibilities to be hurt. At times I wanted to shake some sense into Roxie and tell her to give people a chance. Deep down though I understood why she was so scared to open up to anyone. Chase *Swoon*, what can I say, who wouldn't want to be loved by a country boy in faded blue jeans? I loved the relationship he and Brian had with Grandma, the 'honorary family' they were. It was very touching and very true of southern life. Being a southern girl myself, blood has very little to do with who your family is. I laughed, cried, and even cheered at times during reading this. One of my favorite lines is "Warning: This girl sucks as a friend, has mind sex in a field, and giggles at inappropriate times." The description of some of the kisses in this book had my toes tingling as though I was being kissed myself! This author paints an amazing picture in your head. As with any awesome book, my only complaint is that it ended. As soon as I saw the words 'The End' I felt sad. The author deserves every bit of 5 stars for this book...Fantastic debut novel!!

  • Krystal Marlein
    2019-04-10 08:32

    1,000,000 stars! WOW WOW WOW Talk about a home run hitter debut novel! I quite literally picked it up at 7pm last night, it is now 1 am the same night and I sit here with dried tears, a snot filled nose and a joyful smile on my face. I hate reading reviews that break down stories so I'm going to try and avoid that. Roxie, our main character, I seriously fell head over heels in love with the spoiled, pampered princess with a huge heart immediately. Throughout reading this book I found myself wishing I could jump inside my kindle and give her a huge hug, slap her silly and shake some sense into her than wrap her in my arms and take away all of her pain. Than you have Grandma Betty. Hard nosed southern woman you can't help but love. I think I loved her a little more because she reminded me a lot of my Nana Betty :) Katy, the quirky, fun, tell you how it is can't help but love her best friend. She brought some much needed insight and advice to Roxie when she needed it like any good BFF. Chase, well you know no story is complete without the hottie god of all hottie gods! Loved him and truly think he's my new fav book boyfriend!!!Ruthi, my friend, thank you for letting me read your debut novel. It's amazing and wonderful and I'm not just saying this because I love you dearly, but it is easily in my top 10 fav all time stories. The lessons I learned of love, friendship, family, lose and home from reading this truly beautiful and heart wrenching story will definitely stick with me. I look forward to seeing the bright future you have in the literary world!

  • Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
    2019-03-25 09:19

    "There was no knight in shining armor set on rescuing me, but there was a country boy in faded denim who loved me.'As much as I enjoy reading New Adult stuffs there is always that unexplainable and that incomparable feeling that I get to feel whenever I read Young Adult and oh how I miss reading books from that genre. So now, after a long span of time I finally get around to read another YA novel and that missing feeling was gladly filled by reading Knotted Roots.Knotted Roots offers to us a not so original kind of plot where 'the city-girl-turned-into-a-country/farm-girl is the main highlight. But the mystery and struggles of the characters within the book would surely make your reading experience emotional and worthwhile.Is it just me or stories that fall under this genre all seems to be too short? Knotted Roots just seems to be too short for its own good. I find myself craving for more!First Impression: Roxie will be the kind of character that will annoy me what with the spoiled-princess-city-girl kind of life that she lives. But as I go one reading she did surprise me in ways that are so familiar yet still surprising because yes she's the spoiled-princess-city-girl but the kind with a BIG AND KIND HEART; plus she's actually one of the most enjoying teller I ever encountered in reading – there was no dull moments with the way she was telling her story and she’s the kind of girl that is very realistic.She changed a lot - for the better. At a small amount of time spent with her grandma she did learn lot of things and it’s refreshing to see the new Roxie at the end of the story.Of course a YA story is not complete without this too-goodie cowboy guy named Chase!! He's supportive and sweet and just a simple kind of country guy. His attitude towards Roxie and all the people around him really suited his character. My little woe in this story is that it seems like the problem with Roxie’s parents are not explained further. It would have been better if there has been a conclusion with that subject. But this one aside - I like the whole package of the story.Family, friendship, love, acceptance, lose and meaning of home all knotted into one beautiful story. Pick this one up guys - totally worth reading! :)

  • Melissa Stickney
    2019-03-28 05:24

    Roxie is your typical privileged city girl. Her world consists of shopping with friends, the latest parties and gossip, and of course spending the summer in the Hamptons. This year however things to not go as Roxie has planned. With her family going through some personal troubles, Roxie's parents decide that her summer would be better spend with her grandmother in the south. A grandmother who has never really been involved in Roxie's life. The arguments and protests that Roxie launches prove useless, as her parents minds are made up. Off to her grandmother's house she will go until they deem it ok for her to return. With a large chip on her shoulder Roxie goes to stay with her grandmother, but soon realizes that they life she was leading wasn't much of a life at all. With the help of a handsome boy named Chase, Roxie opens her eyes to the true wealth in life. The wealth that isn't in monetary increments. Ruthi Kight did an amazing job with this book. The story will definitely make you cherish the ones around you even more and teach you that money really isn't all there is in life. Congratulations Ruthi!

  • Katherine
    2019-04-15 03:19

    OMG...this book was amazing. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from the author and I fell in love with the story and the characters.The story follows Roxie, a spoiled city girl from NY, to her grandmother's farm down south while her parents are dealing with getting divorced. At first, Roxie doesn't fit in at all and she hates everything about being down on her grandmother's farm. But slowly, Roxie starts to see the good things surrounding her and she grows from a spoiled brat to a mature young lady.The characters in this story were amazing. Each character was so well developed and had their own unique personality. There were times that I wanted to smack Roxie and yet I loved her. Roxie's grandma reminded me alot of my grandmother - which is a huge compliment to the author since my granmom was amazing, wonderful, and absolutely awesome. Chase was damaged by his past but also full of love. I called dibs on Chase as my new book boyfriend immediately after finishing the story.

  • Jessy
    2019-04-20 09:44

    I don't know what to say about this book! I'm blown away! It's easily now one of my top favorites! I want to scream at the top of my lungs at how amazing this book is!! AMAZING PEOPLE!! I'M TELLING YOU THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! I laughed, I giggled, I got really irritated with Roxie, I cried like a baby. Ugh this book did me in!! So many emotions! I finished it and immediately wanted to start it up again! True. That hasn't happened in forever!! To want to read it immediately upon finishing!! W.O.W. Thank you Ruthi Kight. I'm always stunned by the gift that authors give daily. Words. I can't say it enough...I've said it millions of times! Thanks for your gift of words. What they do to a person I don't think an author understands. Your book got into my brain. Made it's way into my beating heart and changed me. It's important to me now. It's the best present ever to have your life changed and your outlook of life changed because you read a simple book. It's the most refreshing feeling ever!! Books have always been near and dear to me. Now this book is. I seriously need to own this in paperback signed. I'm going to search high and low for every giveaway going on until I can make that happen!! LOL Chase is my new crush too by the way! Love the boy! Love his southern charm, his southern accent...yes I know I don't actually "hear" it, but I did! I can! Because that's how awesome this writer is!! Roxie is this obnoxious, spoiled brat living her life in an upscale world with all the things a girl could ever want. When she's given the news that she's going to have to spend the summer with a grandmother she's met once and doesn't even remember, Roxie is furious! Blaming her parents and their need for secrecy, ending up in South Carolina in a town she doesn't want to be in she ends up throwing her little hissy fit trying to avoid the world around her. But she can't get that cute boy, Chase, out of her mind. That one little encounter changes her world. That one summer "roughing" it on the farm with her Grandmother changes her life. She may realize that it's not the things you have. It's the who you have. This is a book that throws life at you. A book that brings you to making choices you don't easily want to make. To have to apologize when you don't want to. To make changes in yourself for yourself because you want to be a better person for those you LOVE. This book has a rocky romance that gives you something worth fighting for. This book has a relationship between family and friends that bring your outlook on those around you to the forefront. If you don't get anything from this post today...I hope you at least give this book a try. It's good. I give this book my thumbs up!

  • Crystal
    2019-04-19 04:23

    Ruthi, Ruthi, Ruthi.....I don't think I've cried so much over one book. Happy tears, mind you, because let's face it...I FLOVED Knotted Roots! *clears throat* OK..down to the nitty gritty. Why I FLOVED this book.(Bullet Style)- The Cover! I totally get it! To those that don't...pfft! Read the book!!!- The Dedication....made me cry. It is prolly one of the sweetest things I've ever read and because I know Ruthi as a fellow Bookie, made it even better!- The intensity of the situation. No one EVER wants to be in that situation...EVER!- The awesome attention to detail you added from the smelly airport in New York to the thick humid air in the South.- The diner situation...Roxie meets Chase and Brian for the first time! LOL'd hard!- Roxie, Grandma Betty, Chase, Brian, and Katy.....nuff said!- The jammie scene...giggled my butt off at that one. - "There was no knight in shining armor set on rescuing me, but there was a country boy in faded denim who loved me."- The banter between Grandma Betty and Roxie when Mom comes to visit. Classic conspiratory actions right there. LOVE IT!- The metamorphis that happens to Roxie...simply beautiful!- The fact that this could actually happen...brings tears to my eyes.- Your Special Thanks...even more happy tears because all of these people rock!I really hope that this review put a smile on your face because I had fun writing it. Every word I said is true: I really loved this debut novel. I know it took alot to write and publish it and just so you know, Ruthikins, it is fraken awesome! I'm not saying this because I know you, but because I really mean it!

  • Jess (the cozy reader)
    2019-03-31 04:34

    This was a cute story. I loved Grandma Betty, she had such a big, wonderful heart. The only thing that was annoying the hell out of me would be that Roxy kept pushing Chase away. I kept thinking, my god why the hell would you do that?the ending was a little bittersweet though.

  • Autumn
    2019-04-17 04:25

    No one warned me that I would need a box of tissue while reading Knotted Roots. Maybe it was in some of the reviews but I dont always read other reviews. I know im horrible. But you know sometimes you just want to develop your opinion on a book before everyone puts their two cents in. And knowing Ruthi a little bit just from the community I felt I should read the book before the reviews. Ive really never talked to Ruthi she seems like a very nice gal though!Roxie is a spoiled fucking brat you just want to punch in the throat. Yep I had many issues with her. She probably would fit in with the cast of Gossip Girl. Her parents surprise her by sending her to South Carolina for the summer. And well shes none to happy about that. Summer is a big deal to her and her friends and everyone who is anyone should be seen in the Hamptons. She slightly an angry teenager. Okay no shes a typical teenage snob lol. So after the news one day she stumbles upon her parents fighting. They make their intentions clear, they are sending her to her grandmother for the summer so they can keep her out for undoubtedly messy divorce. So off to South Carolina she goes to visit/stay the grandmother she hasnt seen since she was 1.So this city girl cant stand this hick town. However there is a bright spot in Chase, and in my humble opinion Chase should be knighted or nominated for sainthood. There’s an instant mutual attraction not intsa love mind you. Because given the way Roxie was raised and her parents current predicament shes quite guarded. She’s Constantly pushing Chase away, and the guy is a glutton for punishment. Their relationship/friendship is a like a yo-yo and why he keeps going back to her ill never understand!! I mean sure she does a lot of changing and growing up but still COME ON!!!! And while we are on the subject of those two their earth shattering kisses drove me up the wall!!!! And please take that criticism with a grain of salt remember im bitter. Im not an asshole I swear! I did just notice their kisses were pretty intense which left me wondering if Kight will perhaps venture into soemthing a little more spicy with those two or with out in the future.You know I really liked Katy the girl next door, she was a real sweetheart. And Grandma well I feel like I really didnt get to know her all that well. Like Roxie I just heard the stories and really didnt experience the generosity and kindness of her. I feel like I couldve really loved her. And in all honesty made me yearn for my grandmas.Ahh Im rambling, So let me just say knotted Roots was touching and amazing. Sure I had some issues with Roxie but that in no way effected my affection for the book. Congrats on this BRILLIANT debut Ruthi Kight!

  • Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
    2019-03-31 09:36

    “Our roots may be knotted and gnarled, but they belong to us alone”Roxie – uppity city gal, shopping, parties and gossip & “summers” in the Hamptons. Hmmmm – sometimes life does not go according to plan.This summer is just that for our dear spoiled and testy Roxie. Summer in the south you say, summer on a farm…with Grandma. Why yes that is exactly how this plan goes, regardless of what Roxie thinks. Her parents have made up their mind, it is set and this is the plan. Roxie will “summer” in the South with her Grandma Betty.Once Roxie arrives on the scene, she is scared and I think a bit judgmental, she has her ideas and she thinks she knows what life is all about. However, in the chapters, she grows and I did not want to strangle her as much. Haha! Actually I grew to love her and her quirks and enjoyed watching her blossom into a girl with the realization of what life is about, and what counts and matters most! The life she had verses the one she had has been opened up and experiencing seems to be what counts.Grandma Betty was one of my favorite characters, I adored her. She is full of love and knowledge – wants for nothing and gives all of herself to those she cares about. She was the best. Katy was a great find too, she is kind and a bit of a “Kick your ass” friend. We all need one, and she was perfect!Now to get to the boy, because yes we have one and he is just what Roxie needed…heck he is what most of us need. Honestly I do not want to spoil much about Chase, except to say that he was real and raw. I liked the truth of him and his character. He was genuine and I loved that about his character immensely.I am a gal from the south, I grew up on sweet tea and family values. This book has them in spades. You do not have to be blood to be family, it does not matter where you come from or who you are. It is what inside that speaks and your actions. Money does not buy happiness and it does not buy respect. All lessons that I left with after I hit the ending of this book.The story was sweet, it was honest, and it was touching. It made me swoon, shed a tear(S) and have a huge smile on my face. Ruthi wrote Chase and Roxie with good banter, and I enjoyed the story develop between the two of them. Wonderful debut novel, I am excited to see where we get to go next with this new up and coming author. Well done Ms. Kight.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-19 08:29

    This was just an awesome story about finding yourself. Roxie is a NYC teenager who had a plan of living the high life in the Hampton’s with her friends the summer before her final year of high school. Her parents had another plan for her, a summer at grandma Betty’s farm!! Ruthie has done an exceptional job with her debut novel! She has filled this book with just about everything from a spoiled brat ( Roxie) to a damaged farm hand ( chase). Roxie ventures on a journey throughout this book about finding her true self and true friends and maybe even about LOVE! During the process of finding herself she finds out what Grandma Betty is hiding from her, and makes a life changing decision. I couldn't put this book down I laughed, cried and wanted to scream at Roxie. Grandma Betty was a blast to get to know and Chase well what can I say he is just so SWOON worthy! I was drawn in from the start of this story and Ruthie did an excellent job making it all feel so real, I could just picture the house the farm and every place she brought us to. The story flowed smoothly, conversations between the characters was realistic and laced with emotion. The secondary characters pulled a very important part in the story and were a huge part of Roxie finding herself. I look forward to reading more from Ruthie in the future and I really recommend this book to everyone out there. What I took from this book was listen to your heart and run with it! Some things are more important than the materialistic aspects in life.

  • Jennifer Davis
    2019-03-25 03:19

    This was a wonderful book!! The entire time I was reading it, I kept thinking that this needs to be a movie! Knotted Roots not only gives you a budding romance story, but it explores the true meaning of home. I was hoping for a good read, what I found was a story that touches on issues so many people are forced to face. Knotted Roots exceeded all my expectations and I am truly humbled to have read this debut novel. I expect great things from this author--I know this is only the beginning for her!!!!

  • Nicole Tetrev
    2019-04-19 09:35

    Knotted Roots is more then a love story. It's a story about growing up, growing closer , LOVE and FAMILY. To me the romance was secondary to Roxie's growing relationship with her grandmother. Families are full of secrets and Roxie's is no different.Why has she only seen her grandmother once?Why are her parents getting divorced?Why are her friends so shallow?Why does she have to go away for the summer?Why does grandma say to stay away from Chase?Why why why? So many questions and some were answered some were not. Roxie is about to experience things she never has before hard work, satisfaction, so many feelings that she has cut off before now. Knotted roots to me was all about finding not only your own roots but your own path and trying to find out who you really are. Chase and Roxie go through a lot of ups and downs and right when things are starting to look up her grandmother gives her some horrible news and my only response wasthen I was all like this isBut in the end the story is perfect just how it is.

  • Kendall {Book Crazy}
    2019-04-02 09:32

    "Love is all about the screw ups. It's what makes it so sweet when things finally fall into place."I really enjoyed this book! I had known Ruthi for months before she released Knotted Roots and I was very excited when I first heard about it! I also honestly had no idea that Ruthi was writing a book until one day when I noticed her author page so I was looking forward to seeing what she brought into the book world! Knotted Roots was a fantastic book! It was pretty short and had short chapters which I didn't really like as when I was getting into a certain scene or chapter it would end and go onto a new scene or chapter! Maybe I was just reading it really fast though lol! This is the only thing I didn't like about this book though! The rest of the book was perfect! The plot was amazing! Rich girl goes to small town and falls in love basically sums it up but Ruthi added her own struggles for the characters to face in this book to make it even more emotional and to make you want to keep reading! I found the plot amazing and I couldn't read it fast enough! "He was broken, just like me, but together... together we were two halves of the same whole, made completely by the other."The characters were also amazing! Roxie was the party girl turned farm girl! It was fun to see her change throughout the book and to see how stubborn she was at the start of this book until the end! She changed so much and her opinion of herself changed a lot as well! She went through a lot in this book emotionally and I felt so sorry for her! She made huge changes to near enough every aspect of her life and she grew up so much! I definitely think that she made the right choice at the end! Chase was the love interest of Roxie and he was hot! He was so supportive of Roxie and he gave her a chance when she was acting like a spoiled rich girl which was so sweet! Most guys would have ignored her or not have admitted what they thought of her but I loved that Chase told Roxie when she was acting spoiled and he was one of the people that helped change Roxie into a better person and I really loved him for that! I thought that there might have been a love triangle in this book but I was so happy when Ruthi didn't put one in as Roxie and Chase were perfect together! I cried like a baby at the ending! It was bittersweet and absolutely perfect! I would honestly love another book to this one or with other characters from this one but I can understand why the book is a standalone! The cover of this book is stunning! It really suits the story! I am also really looking forward to more amazing books from Ruthi! Big thank you to Katy for letting me be on the Blog Tour and to Ruthi for an ARC of Knotted Roots!

  • Sara Bree High
    2019-04-01 04:35

    “Our roots may be knotted and gnarled, but they belong to us alone”Roxie – uppity city gal, shopping, parties and gossip & “summers” in the Hamptons. Hmmmm – sometimes life does not go according to plan.This summer is just that for our dear spoiled and testy Roxie. Summer in the south you say, summer on a farm…with Grandma. Why yes that is exactly how this plan goes, regardless of what Roxie thinks. Her parents have made up their mind, it is set and this is the plan. Roxie will “summer” in the South with her Grandma Betty.Once Roxie arrives on the scene, she is scared and I think a bit judgmental, she has her ideas and she thinks she knows what life is all about. However, in the chapters, she grows and I did not want to strangle her as much. Haha! Actually I grew to love her and her quirks and enjoyed watching her blossom into a girl with the realization of what life is about, and what counts and matters most! The life she had verses the one she had has been opened up and experiencing seems to be what counts.Grandma Betty was one of my favorite characters, I adored her. She is full of love and knowledge – wants for nothing and gives all of herself to those she cares about. She was the best. Katy was a great find too, she is kind and a bit of a “Kick your ass” friend. We all need one, and she was perfect!Now to get to the boy, because yes we have one and he is just what Roxie needed…heck he is what most of us need. Honestly I do not want to spoil much about Chase, except to say that he was real and raw. I liked the truth of him and his character. He was genuine and I loved that about his character immensely.I am a gal from the south, I grew up on sweet tea and family values. This book has them in spades. You do not have to be blood to be family, it does not matter where you come from or who you are. It is what inside that speaks and your actions. Money does not buy happiness and it does not buy respect. All lessons that I left with after I hit the ending of this book.The story was sweet, it was honest, and it was touching. It made me swoon, shed a tear(S) and have a huge smile on my face. Ruthi wrote Chase and Roxie with good banter, and I enjoyed the story develop between the two of them. Wonderful debut novel, I am excited to see where we get to go next with this new up and coming author. Well done Ms. Kight.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-04-09 04:23

    I'm telling you what this book is worse than a woman PMSing (in this case it's a good thing.) The book was such a damn rollercoaster, one minute everything is peachy keen and the next all hell break's loose. We all know Roxie has some issues, hell who doesn't but honestly I think her Granny went a little too far sometimes, "you're only here for three months Roxie. It's not fair to him for you to breeze in, steal his heart, and then shred it into a thousand pieces. He's already been through enough hell for the last year, so please don't make it worse." Shouldn't Granny be warning Chase off of Roxie? I'm telling you what. Now Chase, how to describe him, well I can't so we'll take a quote from the bookie, "he wore a pair of dark denim jeans that clung to his body, almost like a second skin. His plain white t-shirt was crisp and clean, free of smudges, as if it was fresh out of the package. I could tell, even from this vantage point, that he was stocky, but his body was all muscle." Sweet Lord in heaven I love me country me. This story isn't about Chase this story is about Roxy, reconnecting, finding her roots, and rediscovering family, and discovering new friends. It's a great coming of age novel, there were some steamy moments but it never went to far, Chase is the perfect gentleman. I think at some point the pressure got to Roxie or it could have been jealousy, "so that's how it is? You are quick to stick up for them, to protect them, but to hell with me? I'm your flesh and blood! Your one and only grandchild, but I guess that doesn't mean much when you have these two," I pointed my fingers between Chase and Brian. "here instead. Fine, I don't want any part of this." I think she feels left out, I mean at this point I would have left her be but Chase, being the sweet, caring country boy he is cares about her, "I just wanted to make sure you were okay. Betty can get a lil bit over protective of us sometimes." Chase has his priorities straight, "we have to stop. I refuse to 'make you a woman' out on the here on the beach." He's also waiting until marriage that's something that you don't find everyday, "I'm a simple kind of guy, with simple morals. I won't be taking anything like that from ya until we're married." Getting ahead of yourself aren't cha Chase lol. I can't wait for the second book in this series.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-25 04:23

    This is Ruthi Kight Debut novel and all i can say is Damn more please.I'm sat here with a tear rolling down my cheek shaking my head thinking how the hell am i going to put into words how i feel about this book.?? Well i'm going to give it ago..Well Written - Tick Great Story Plot-Tick Great Characters-Tick Plays with your Emotions-Tick Big fat Sigh at the end off Happiness-TickThis story totally surprised me when you start reading it you get the build up of the character Roxie and you think to yourself ok this is good then suddenly out of no where BAM you find yourself totally sucked in with the storyline not wanting to put it down till you have read the last page, and to me that is the making of a Awesome book,one that catches you totally unaware.Roxie has alot of anger inside her and well she shows it to about everyone really and i can't blame her with some of the lies that have been told. But her brattyness did make me want to slap her afew times and tell her to grow up.But this is what the story is about growing up, changing and building on relationships and just letting people in. I don't think Roxie knew just how lonely she really was.So when she comes to live with her Grandma Betty she meets Chase and yes Chase is very swoon worthy they become friends but both know they want more. Chase does have his own Demons and deals with alot of guilt but he is just so damn nice how he puts up with Roxie sometimes i do not know. And i found at times i just want to knock their heads together and say sort it out. I do have to say i admire a man who wont give up and sticks with you no matter what.When Betty reveals her secret to Roxie she does what she does best and runs and when Betty ends up in hospital this is where you see a change in Roxie she has to grow up and she finally sees all the mistakes she has made and comes up with a plan. Now the last chapter and the Epilogue had me in tears even if i still wanted to slap Roxie up side the head again but she makes up for it.So yes Ruthi made me feel every emotion and thats what a Great Author should do so well doneRuthi you certainly have a new fan and can we have more Chase please. :)

  • Ann-marie
    2019-04-16 07:21

    *I was provided a paperback copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author*Roxie is your typical high school junior- she wants to spend her summers partying and hanging out with her friends. She had everything she thought she ever needed in New York, parents who gave her whatever she wanted, friends she thought she would have forever, and the freedom to do as she pleased. To say she was not impressed with her parent’s decision to ship her off to South Carolina for the summer to a grandmother that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl is an understatement. No matter how much she begged and pleaded, they would not give into her tantrums. So what if they were going through a divorce? A lot of children have to deal with that. Besides, she planned on being at the beach all summer with her best friend, Amber, anyways. Grandma Betty was eager to have her granddaughter come stay with her on her farm, regardless of how hesitant and unreasonable Roxie was acting upon arrival. Roxie could never imagine how many ways her life was going to change that summer. All the resent she had for her grandmother who she thought never cared since she never saw nor heard from her, would soon be forgotten once the truth and secrets were revealed. Can Roxie forgive her for the years that have passed, for the relationship they never had, and learn to love the woman that was loved by so many in town?Roxie thought she was being shipped off to South Carolina so she wouldn’t have to suffer through her parent’s divorce; what she didn’t realize is where she would find love, and by whom. She also never realized that although she had everything she ever wanted growing up, she didn’t have all that she really needed, and that was to be loved.Read Roxie’s story, fall in love with Chase like I have. Do not be afraid to laugh, to cry, and to get upset, because this is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Kudos to the author, she captured my attention from the beginning, and I was unable to put this book down once I started ready (which was less than 24 hours ago). I am eagerly awaiting Book #2, and her Novella.

  • Autumn
    2019-04-15 09:31

    http://fallenoverbookreviews.blogspot...So I given this book to give an honest review.Though I am sad to say I dropped my book in the mud by accident and I had to cry!! Now I need to get me a new copy. :( First let me start off with this book is free on Amazon right now. Not sure if it is perma free or not but check it out. Second I love the cover, high heels and hay bales it has to be good.So we are introduced to Roxie who is your normal teenager, though her world goes upside down when she has to live with her Grandma. Roxie came across as a very rude and spoiled character. I mean when a guy bares his heart to you and yet you still cry and yell and run away something is wrong with you. I really did enjoy the whole story! I thought it was well written and the characters well developed. I really liked how this author did not over do the whole kissing scenes even though it would seem it could get a bit heavy it didn't. We see how Roxie gets to grow up and get a dose of how life is somewhere else she realizes the person she is, is not the person she wants to become so we get to see her grow later on. Chase oh poor Chase he has had it rough but yet Roxie's grandma has always been there for him. Which makes Grandma so sweet and kind. Chase is a stubborn guy because he kept letting Roxie hurt him with words and running away, though yet kept coming back.Now Grandma I really like how she was hard working and so kind and giving. It broke my heart to see Roxie treat her mean though she never gave up on Roxie.I did want more back story on why Roxie's mom never had her mom really be in her life. I felt there was a story there that just sat under the surface that needed to be opened. Overall a really good book.

  • Helena
    2019-04-02 08:19

    "I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and this time it slammed down with such a vengeance that I couldn't imagine coming back from it."It's very rare for me to read a book that affected me nearly as much as this book did. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to reach through the pages to smack people. This book contains a myriad of emotions and drama.There were so many times where I wanted to reach through the page and slap Roxie. There were times where she was just so frustrating! After more thought, I realized that the feeling I felt with Roxie was just about the exact same feeling I get when my neice of the same age does something stupid. The author did such a fantastic job adhering to common actions for this age group. Many books feel like you're reading about mini-adults, but here you get a true taste of a sixteen year old girl. Not only does this book have seemingly flawless character development, but it has something that many romance novels have to fake-character GROWTH. I can't think of a single book that I've read in the past year or so that can even come close to character growth in this story. There's so many mixed feelings about this book that I can't even begin to explain without giving something away. This is definitely a book that is worth reading. I can even see this as a fantastic gift for a young adult that's going through a hard transition in their life.What would I want next? Yes, I definitely want a sequel. I think that I would really enjoy reading more about Jenn and Brian. Jenn had a small role in this book, but I instantly thought there was a lot that needed to change in her life. I think these characters would be great for a second book! *hint hint!*

  • C.L.
    2019-03-30 08:20

    I admit that I judge books by their cover all the time. When I saw this, I was blown away because it's gorgeous and the fabulous Regina Wamba from Mae I Designs did it (she can do no wrong in my eyes, seriously LOL). I was like "I love the title, the colors are great, I will buy it!" Weird, I know. Then, last night, I couldn't sleep. I go to the homepage of my Kindle and there was Knotted Roots grinning at me, so I said "alrighty, let's give you a shot" and OMG am I EVER SO GLAD I did!!!! I read it without stopping (I couldn't stop!) and cried my eyes out, giggled, felt true heartache, and was just sucked into the book the entire time. Ruthi did a great job of painting a beautiful picture with her words. My lungs hurt with Roxie's in her new surroundings, my heart broke when hers did, it was just... a fantastic ride and I'm so glad to have taken it. Ruthi Kight's debut novel knocked my socks off! Only 3 books before this have made me cry. This one had me bawling. I loved it so much, I can't sing it's praises enough. Can't wait to see what she has next. She has me as an instant and steadfast fan for life now. AMAZING! Great job, Ruthi! You go girl! P.S. I ALMOST wish I could spoil so I could share some of my favorite lines from the book. Yeah, I loved it that much that I took notes... haha Wow.

  • Erika
    2019-03-26 07:38

    I just finished this book and it was like riding an emotional roller coaster : it was frustrating, happy and sad all at once. Roxi the main character is sent to live with a grandma she had only ever met once while her parents go through a divorce and Roxi is not thrilled about being shipped off to leave the glamorous pampered life she lives behind. I have to be honest at first I couldnt stand Roxi I totally just wanted to give up on her and just walk away she was so frustrating with how she was on her woo is me trip and how she treated everyone but I am so glad I didnt yes she was still frustrating throughout the book I wanted to slap her but she had her good and funny moments too. And then she had her moments that really tested her and her strength as a person. Now only one book has ever made me truely cry before when I read it but this book brought tears to my eyes it is so well written you feel as if you are one of the characters going through what Roxi is going through so thank you Ruthi Kight for bringing these characters to life and telling their story so beautifully I will be recommending this book to others.

  • Jeannie Christo
    2019-03-26 04:25

    Oh my goodness....I love love love this book. I almost cant even put it into words. Being from South Carolina and knowing the area and the accent does make me partial but still everyone will love this book.Roxie and Chase are fantastic and easy to relate to. Roxie is cold, spoiled, and extremely closed off. Fake would be a good description. Not knowing herself or how wonderful other people can be. Everything with Roxie is skin deep until she lets people change her.Chase is beautiful, inside and out. He puts forth the effort and really gets to know Roxie. I wont have any spoilers in the review so that's all y'all get to know until you read the book.I also have to say that I have had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Ruthi and getting to know her. She is amazing and just as sweet as she can be. Reading this was an emotional rollercoaster and I loved every minute of it. I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated, and I was relieved. Ruthi made all this happen and I cant wait to read what's coming next!!

  • Tanja Brewer
    2019-04-18 05:36

    First off I would like to say that I am honored to read such an amazing book wrote by such a lovely woman for her blog tour. Lately I have been reading more and more non para books and this book makes me want to stay on that path! I love how Ruthi pulled the title into the last couple sentences of the book it was perfect! Roxie is such a drama queen and had some serious issues with loving and trusting others I really despised her at first but soon grew to love the roller coaster that is her. And Chase OMG every woman has their Chase I don't care if you have or have not met him yet he is out there somewhere! Mine wasn't a stunning farm hand but oh lord I had my one summer of paradise. Roxie comes to be still hard to love but even harder to not love as you read I was happy I was sad... I cried! all in all Ms. Kight has something going for her and she needs to stick with it! I am exicited for her debut novel and I will be standing by to read the more hopefully to come. I reccomend this book to anyone looking to read a book with just enough southern twang. Well done Ruthi!

  • Nicole
    2019-04-08 01:45

    It was worth the price I paid - 99 cents. I thought Chase's and Roxie's relationship was not realistic. She comes from NYC and POOF he likes her. He doesn't even hear her speak one sentence and he's in love. Dude get real! I found Roxie to be immature and a tad bit annoying. She always runs away from EVERYTHING!! It's constantly mind boggling. I get she's scared, but you can't run away from your problems forever .I thought the novel had a chance for being a five star book. But I was wrong. I wished the author would include how Roxie's ex-boyfriend Kevin made her unstable or something. Kevin was only mentioned once and nothing more. I thought that would have be great mix in the story line.Another thing, why did her parents divorce? Did Roxie end up going to college in the South? What happens with Betty's farm? Questions remained unanswered!! I must say the cover was absolutely gorgeous!!! But, it is a rocky start to the New Year. I'm glad I only spend 99 cents, cause clearly it wasn't worth more in my opinion.

  • Cheree
    2019-04-12 03:20

    OMG, OMG, OMG….Let me first say I am not typically a reader of contemporary books. Though I have found a few that I liked, Knotted Roots by far is #1 on my list of Contemporary Reads as of 2013!Ruthi, WOMAN! I don’t know how you did it, but this book literally had me feeling like my heart was in a game of Tug o War! You can’t help but feel for Roxie and for me I guess there were a lot of things this story touched on that hit home for me. I can easily see anyone that reads this book falling in love with at least on character if not relating to a situation.There were a few times I was laughing, a couple hand over mouth moments, and plenty of “Tissues Please!” moments. I can honestly say I have not felt this much while reading a story in a long time!!Perfectly written! Could not find anything I didn’t like!***This is a Stand Alone book******I don't give out many 5 star reviews, just sayin!***

  • Christina Silcox
    2019-03-24 06:21

    Roxanne is a city girl through and through, ready to begin her summer attending all the right social events, until her parents turn her life upside down. Sending her to live with a grandmother she barely knows, and on a farm of all things! What she finds when she gets there, is a grandmother who loves her, people who really care, and a super sexy country boy named Chase. Throughout the summer, Roxie learns that real life is full of heartache and sadness, but it is also filled with love and support. The people around you are what's important, not the parties you attend, or the designer clothes you wear.There were times I wanted to slap her upside the head, and others when I wanted to give her a big hug. I loved the way Roxie grew as a person throughout the book, and the heart melting moments with Chase. Ruthi Kight has written a beautiful story of discovery, heartbreak, and growth.