Monday 7 January 2013

About Last Night Review

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?

I want to start by saying that About Last Night by Ruthie Knox has a FANTASTIC cover and it’s definitely one of my favourites ;)  I think you can probably guess that this is an adult novel and as such, contains mature content and sexual scenes of an explicit nature.

Cath has the same routine and sees the same people every morning on the way to work.  She enjoys people watching and gives names and imagines back stories for the familiar strangers she sees and I can totally relate to this.  Anyway, Cath dets drunk with a friend one night, takes it too far and ends up waking up in her underwear at “City’s” place – a guy she sees every day at the train station but they’ve never officially met.  Until now, that is.  There's definitely an attraction between them and what follows is a steamy relationship where she’s constantly pushing him away as she doesn’t want to be “Bad Cath” anymore.  She’s scared to get involved and MAN DOES IT SHOW. CONSTANTLY.  Besides that, one of the main things that put me off a bit was the fact that City's real name is Neville.  Um, no.  Just no.  Let's just call him City from now on. 

It does frustrate me with these kind of books that the newly met couple have sex, it’s super-amazing-blow-you-out-of-this-world sex and THAT is the sole reason the guy at least wants to, no NEEDS to see the girl again.  I’m hoping it’s more than that, after all City does say he wants to get to know her and I'm hoping it’s not just bullshit to get her back in bed.  I don’t know, it’s the old fashionedness in me that thinks they’re doing everything in the wrong order.

Having said all that, About Last Night is an entertaining story that I read in an evening and one that I would recommend to contemporary adult romance fans.

About Last Night was published on 29th June, 2012.  To find out more about Ruthie Knox and her books, please click here to visit her website.

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