Tuesday, May 22, 2012

[NetGalley + ARC Review]: "About Last Night"

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Loveswept (June 11, 2012)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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?


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Enjoy the first chapter below:
ABOUT LAST NIGHT by Ruthie Knox, Excerpt

My Review:

Cath Talarico's life has been one huge train-wreck, damaged and twisted. She's made mistake after mistake, and they've all cost her, emotionally and physically. She decides to turn her life around and start anew, never again to make such mistakes.

Until she met Nev.

Nev Chamberlain has lived the life expected of him. A respectable—and well-paying—job in the family business, the proper wardrobe, the right friends. But he doesn't want to live like this, never has. He's been trying to break out of the mold his family has placed him in for years. This point is driven home once he meets Cath. He realizes that he needs to find himself, change his ways, live his own life. But will Catch allow him to live out his new life with her?

About Last Night is one of the most emotionally charged books I have read in a while! I am not one to cry while reading, but watching Cath open up to Nev, and learn to put her past behind her—well, my eyes were a bit misty, I'll admit. And I loved every minute of it!

Cath makes for a great heroine, tortured, scarred (emotionally and physically), but strong, much stronger than she thinks. She's been through hell, but she's turned things around. And after Nev enters her life, she finally realizes that, yes, her past helped to make her who she is today, but it isn't who she is. I really enjoyed Catch, and I wouldn't turn down having her as a friend if given the chance. :)

And Nev...oh Nev! I never thought I'd fall for a stuffy, wealthy banker, English accent or not. But I fell for Nev—hard, just like Cath did. Not because of the character we were first introduced to (the stuffy, wealthy banker). Nope. It was the man he became for Cath that made my heart flutter and my pulse race. His creativity, his talent, his devotion and love for Cath—all these things and more made me love him. And his sexy, passionate side didn't hurt, either. :) Not to mention that accent... *sigh*

5 STARS! I really enjoyed Knox's writing style in her debut novel earlier this year. But I absolutely loved her second novel, About Last Night! Sexy, romantic, witty—this contemporary had it all! And the heart-wrenching emotional roller-coaster that made up Cath and Nev's story had me crying like a babe, sighing like a romantic, and cheering for their HEA until the very end. A terrific and extremely steamy romance, About Last Night is a must read for any fan of the genre! I will definitely be putting Ruthie Knox on my auto-buy list, and I cannot wait to see what story she spins for us next.

I received this e-ARC from the publisher to review, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.


Until Next Time,
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1 comment :

Wickedly Delicious said...

Have seen this before. Love your review. Will have to check ot out.