Author: Ruthie Knox
Genre: Contemporary romance
Synopsis: 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?
Review: This was my first Ruthie Knox novel and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 😀
She had me LOL and empathising with Cath, or as Nev fondly calls her, Mary Catherine, as she battles wits in between bouts of hot sex with ‘City’ (Nev).
Cath is a smart, witty, honest woman trying to start over as a ‘good girl’ in England, so she tries to deny her attraction to City when he attempts to turn their one night stand into something more. I love that Cath was mature enough though, to realise she had something truly special with Nev and so she gradually opened up to him about her past.
Nev is a determined, witty, good-looking man who’s not vain. And he’s a painter! The latter seals the deal for Cath, who has a fondness for the artsy type, the bad boy. Nev’s cold, upper-crust British family were a ‘trip’ and I loved how he handled them, marriage on a deadline and all.
While Cath had begun to open up to Nev in a major way about halfway through About Last Night, he still had not told her about his family’s threat to ‘get married or you’re out of the bank and cut off’.
How Mary Catherine and Nev navigate their way through the fallout, and how Nev blossoms as a known portrait painter, is something I’ll leave you to find out.
This is a must-read eBook for sure!