Book Review: About Last Night by Ruthie Knox

About Last Night by Ruthie KnoxTitle: About Last Night
Ruthie Knox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: NetGalley
Published: June 2012 by Loveswept

Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning.

Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.

Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.

When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?

Why I Read this Book: I hadn’t read anything by this author before but there’s been some buzz surrounding this book. I decided to read About Last Night for myself to see why a lot of people were raving about this book. And now I understand, and agree with, the hype.

What I Liked: I loved Cath and Nev, both individually and as a couple. Cath has an interesting past which prevents her from investing 100% of herself in the relationship. Because of her difficult past, Cath’s apprehensions were constantly holding her back.

At first, I just thought Cath as a relentless party girl. But as the layers are pulled back, there is a vulnerable side to Cath that is revealed. She’s come a long way.

I couldn’t help but fall in love with Nev. He’s perfect yet flawed at the same time. And I loved when Nev called Cath by her full name – Mary Catherine. There’s a honor to being able to call her that and that she lets him is sweet and endearing.

Both are in love with each other; one is wanting to scream it from the roof tops, the other is waiting for something wrong to happen. There is definitely a connection and chemistry between them. They were so candid, honest, and fun.

What I Didn’t Like: I think Cath won Evita (Nev’s mom) over a little too easily. Evita is a woman set in her ways and thinks she knows what’s best for everyone. So for Cath to win her over with a little ‘knit and purl’ talk seemed a bit too easily overcome.

Memorable Moment:

“I never though I’d be penetrated by a Neville.”

Overall Impression: About Last Night was a great story. I laughed, I swooned, I cried (not necessarily in that order) and I liked it!

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. This looks really good. I love the cover, plus I love that the heroine is relocating from Chicago to Europe - for me, there's always excitement when it comes to relocating and starting anew.

    This is going into my TBR!

  2. Nice review, glad you also enjoyed it. Her books are on my wishlist.

  3. I loved this book. I currently have Ride With Me on my Nook from Netgalley to read.


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