Title: About Last Night
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Ruthie Knox
Publisher: Random House, Loveswept, 2012
Source: Kindle purchase
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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?
This is what I call an erotic contemporary romance. There is an abundance of sex but it is integral to the story and it doesn’t get just an “erotic” label because it does have a story. It is not about people demeaning one another it is about two people loving one another.
Cath is riddled with angst and a tortured past. So much went wrong for this 26 year old that she closes off Nev’s attempts to make her whole again. Nev is a too-good-to-be-true hunk of a pinstripe banker who sees Cath everyday at the train station. Late one night he brings a drunk Cath home with him from the station and puts her to sleep in his bed.
This is the erotic story of a lost soul not searching for redemption but finding it in the arms of a gorgeous man. It is sizzling chemistry; a steamy love story that will leave you breathless. I fell in love with Nev and if Cath didn’t want him I was ready to stake a claim.
This was the first time I have read a book by Ruthie Knox but it won’t be my last. The superbly written story vibrates with romantic intensity. I will add this book to my “Best Of 2013” list.
Note: About Last Night has been nominated for an award by Romance Writers of America.