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Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from RITA finalist and bestselling authorRuthie 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 L...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published June 11th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 1/2 Wonderful Stars!

I just fell in love with Ruthie Knox! I can't believe it's taken me so long to read one of her full-length books. Shame on me!

About Last Night is contemporary romance at its best! It's a character driven story that features an opposites-attract plot-line with a perfect balance of wit, angst, depth, and steamy romance.

I had a lot of fun getting to know the two main leads, Nev and Cath. They had incredible chemistry and very endearing...more
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
Well, all of my bookmarks just vanished. Poof! For that reason I'm gonna make this short.

The premise of About Last Night was very promising. Former US Goth girl who's into knitting meets posh and buttoned-up English banker. Yay! Unfortunately the execution fell flat. In all honesty I can say that I am not disappointed because I never had high expectations in the first place.

I think my main problem was the fact that I finished reading an outstanding book and came down to average level. About Last...more
Jill

Mary Catherine Talarico, former Goth girl has turned over a new leaf. Cath is done with her bad ways, her dyed black hair, and men. Now she's got a great job she loves at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, working on the history of hand-knitting exhibit. Nev Chamberlain is tall, blonde, conservative and all British. Since first seeing Nev at the train station, Cath has nicknamed him 'City'. With his expensive suits she knows straight away that Nev is a straight-laced city businessman.

Aft...more
♡Karlyn P♡
3.5 - 4 stars.
Talk about opposites! Wealthy British banker Neville Chamberlain (named after a past Prime Minister), comes from a family steeped in money and is related to royalty. He has a solid career working in the family’s bank, which is currently ran by his dear old mum and his oldest brother, and now he has a chance for a huge promotion – if only he would marry and take the role of ‘family man’ more seriously.

In contrast, there is Mary Catherine, aka Cath. She is an American working odd job...more
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! About last night is a sexy, sweet, witty & feel good story about self exploration & growth, forgiveness & letting go, taking risks & daring to love.

“You brought me here with impure motives?” The idea gave her a stupid thrill.
He shook his head. “No. I developed them after you arrived.”

My sincerest thanks to my dear GR friend Ingela for reading this book with me! What made our buddy-read extra special was that we synced our reading and chatted every few chapters. Thank...more
Ana
Cath Talarico spends the time waiting for the train to show up to watch people.

She has some little stories about them, simply to pass the time. One of them is City, a well-dressed, handsome as sin, banker, in her own words:
...he was a Prince Charming in suit.



He probably had no idea that she existed, and the one night, after she got really drunk she ran into him, and things changed. She found out that beneath the slick image he presented to the world there's a sensitive artist in there.

For h...more
Jae
This was just one of those books. The one that saddened you with each flick of a page. Because with each flick you knew that you were getting closer and closer to the end page. And I simply didn't want the book to end.

I had so much fun with Mary Catherine and Nev. They were explosive, witty, crazy and very sexy together. I especially loved the dialogues because the posh English accent that Nev had was totally swoon worthy. And Cath was an absolute gem. Her inner thoughts were hilarious and very...more
Dee
I thoroughly enjoyed RK's debut book Ride with Me and was looking forward to getting my sticky little fingers on this book too.

For various reasons I have been struggling to find the time to read but I did manage to finish this last night (or should I say the early hours of this morning!), and it was just what I needed....It was light and easy to read and didn't have a complex story line. For a light and easy read it had all the hallmarks I look for - a hot man, a strong woman and a good amount o...more
Ingela
4 Cozy Stars - Nice, romantic and very hot - a good and entertaining CR novel

Last weekend (7-9 June), me and my lovely, and so well organized, friend SueBee, had a really nice buddy read together. We are both Swedes but SueBee live in U.S. and I am home here in Sweden. It distinguishes 10 hours, but with a neat and tidy, we got a great chapter for chapter reading experience together.

Thanks SueBee! - I really like to do it again some day. It was so much fun. And many thanks for the fine art pict...more
Karla

4 Stars!! Neville Chamberlain...you sexy Englishman...RAWRRRR!!

Such a fun book, with 2 awesome lead characters and a story to sink your teeth into. Witty banter, steamy sex, some anxious moments, all which flowed and blended nicely from page to page...right up until the end...where it sort of fizzled out. It wasn't a bad ending, actually it was very emotional, and quite lovely, but somehow it didn't feel complete and there were some unresolved issues, at least in my eyes. Maybe I just expect too...more
Saly
Rating 4.25
Mary "Cath" Catherine is a reformed bad girl and for the past two years her life has been all about no alcohol, no men and no self-destruction, just trying to make something of herself and her current low paying job is a step to what she hopes is a curator position at the museum and in pursuit of her job she finds herself agreeing to a blind date in exchange for getting something for the exhibit. Things don't go as planned and memories of her mother engulf her so she drinks and when s...more
Crista
****4 1/2 stars****

After the fun-filled, light, and humor-laced debut Ride with Me, About Last Night takes on a completely different vibe. Darker, more sensual, with a heavier subject matter, About Last Night is a story about one woman's redemption and her tumble into love.

How refreshing it was to read a romance where the heroine had the emotional baggage! Mary Catherine has had a rough life. She is currently trying to "turn over a new leaf" by leaving her old self-destructive behavior behind. T...more
Shawna
2 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance

This is one of those reads that most of my GR friends loved but was a big disappointment for me. The heroine was seriously annoying, the hero didn't really do much for me, and I didn't feel much of a connection between them other than opposites attract sexual chemistry, which even that wasn't very convincing.

Maybe my expectations were too high, but sadly, this didn't work for me. I loved the premise, but it just didn't develop or deliver the way I'd hoped.
willaful
4.5 stars. I wanted to read this because I've loved Ruthie Knox's posts at "Wonk-O-Mance," a blog about addictively offbeat romance novels. I wouldn't call About Last Night wonky, though it does break a number of unwritten romance rules; I actually felt a tad... disappointed isn't exactly the right word, but just a touch let down at first because the story seemed fairly conventional. But I was sucked in by the terrific characterizations and by the end, my mind was fairly well blown.

Cath, a peopl...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jun 15, 2012 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance
Grade: B - or weak 4 stars

A reformed bad girl meets a supposedly uptight, repressed, and privileged man. They have instant chemistry, sparks fly, and bodies ignite. The heroine has a rucksack filled with issues while the hero carries his little hobo bag.

Mary Catherine Talarico doesn't want to fall back to her old destructive ways (sleeping around, partying, drinking). Then, she doesn't feel good enough. Neville Chamberlain is less conflicted and didn't feel entirely revealed. His characterizati...more
Elizabeth (Liz)
3.5 stars

Witty, charming, sexy. This story was all of these things, and yet it somehow took me a very long time to become invested in About Last Night. Admittedly, I appear to be in the minority on this one. So, likely, this is just my opinion and an anomaly.

If you enjoyed the author's debut, Ride With Me, give this one a try! Ruthie Knox is a top-notch writer!!


***With much appreciation, I thank Ruthie Knox, her publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an early copy of this book!
Amy

“It had been a million years since she belonged anywhere, or to anyone.”

American born Mary Catherine (Cath) Talarico currently lives in London as an assistant curator at a local museum. Independent and self-sufficient, Cath has set her life in a new direction but she still bears the emotional and physical scars of bad decisions from her past. Experiencing a long-term hiatus from men, Cath reluctantly agrees to a blind date arranged by her boss. After the extremely boring blind date and too much...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
3 Stars

I liked this book, but had a few issues. Cath had multiple issues for somewhat valid reasons, but was trying to remake herself. Nev is trying to become his own person. So, you'd think this would work well and it does until about 50% through the book then it takes a turn that puzzled me. Up to this point, the romance dance Nev and Cath are on is a good one. They are beginning to know and trust each other. Then, Cath needs a donation for her exhibit and Nev needs a wife to secure his positi...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Apr 15, 2014 Heather K (dentist in my spare time) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Heather K (dentist in my spare time) by: Jill
**Audible edition"

Don't you hate it when you let a book linger without reviewing right away then you forget all of the brilliant things you weresure to say?

Well, this book was really, REALLY good M/F contemporary romance, made even better by a killer narration. Audiobook fans, give this one a go. It was an inexpensive audiobook (bought the ebook then the audiobook through Amazon for cheap) and it was SO worth it. The story was light, sexy, and funny and just overall easy listening.
Erin
I don't even know where to begin with this book!! My heart is still racing and my iPad is still steaming, this story was smoking HOT!!! And it's not just that, I actually really loved the characters, the way the story flowed, and pretty much everything about this book! I can honestly say that I've read enough romance novels to know when I've found one that really stands out above the rest, and About Last Night does just that!!!

When we first meet Cath, she's shut-off from her emotions and makes...more
Stella
I loooved Ruthie Knox’s debut novel Ride with Me, I seriously fell in love with her characters, her writing style and most of all her humour. So when after much stalking err.. I mean research I saw that her second novel About Last Night will be released just a couple of months later I was ecstatic! I’m telling you this because maybe due to my boundless enthusiasm for Ride with Me my expectations of About Last Night might have been a teeny tiny bit high.

After I was able to tear my eyes away from...more
Kathleen

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Content: Explicit sex, various cuss words and profanity
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Just barely 3 stars. Sorry to say, I liked Ruthie Knox's first book MUCH better. See Ride with Me. About Last Night started off really great and I thought I was in for a similar superb ride, but in the end I found it melodramatic, with shifting character portrayals, concluding with improbable plot contortions.

But it's still okay. Knox writes well, with sexy love scenes, tender moments and flowing dialogue. I really liked...more
Tellulah Darling
Apparently, I had been living under a rock and totally failed to know of the existence of this book. But yesterday all that changed and I met the amazingness that is Nev.

My. God. He may be the one guy giving Barrons a run for his money as my top book boyfriend. And that's saying a lot.

I loved this book. It hit my romance trifecta of hot, swoony, and funny. Both Cath and Nev were fabulous and fabulous together. Happy bliss and a read that I know I will come back to again.
Mandi Schreiner
Earlier this year I read Ruthie Knox’s debut, Ride with Me, which is a cute contemporary that I enjoyed. Do you know what the wonderful thing is about her new release,About Last Night? It is even better.

Cath Talarico is from Chicago, but after a series of events, she finds herself working in London at a museum. Her passion is knitting, especially vintage knitting, and she is very happy working at the V&A museum helping to create and write the hand-knitting exhibit. It doesn’t pay a lot, but...more
Susan
Jul 06, 2013 Susan added it
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Reread July 7, 2013

Re-read, buddy-read, back-to-M/F-read, Ruthie-Knox-is-the-shit-read with Alexis...

Ahhhh...yes, I REMEMBER how much I loved Nev aka "City". God, that guy just DOES IT for me.

If I'm gonna spend time reading M/F during my clearly entrenched M/M days, the book better have a female MC I can get behind and that I don't want to tackle & pull her hair out. Cath is the sh*t. I love her...hurt, broken, walls up, but finds the tenderness.

New Observation:
I want Nev. (<-oh, did I...more
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
So I finally got a Ruthie Knox after hearing so much about her everywhere.

I was not disappointed, it was funny, sexy and very well written! Oh and how gorgeous is this cover!!

I salute Ruthie for making a 'Neville' SEXY and I love that this time, for once, the girl is the one with the tattoos and the majority of emotional hang ups!! A refreshing change.

I loved both Cath and City. Their romance was HOT'n sexy, different, surprising but felt very real.

Cath has been dealt a pretty tough hand in li...more
Sarah
Jul 19, 2012 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance Skeptics
Recommended to Sarah by: Rebeca
Rebeca reviewed this on the blog recently and while I would normally avoid About Last Night on principle due to the icky waxed chest cover, I know Rebeca has really great taste, so I gave it a shot. About Last Night is a really excellent romance that is surprisingly unputdownable. While you know that it's supposed to have a happy ending, I got completely wrapped up in the story of these two opposites who have to come up with finding a new path forward for themselves before they can have a real...more
Melanie
'About Last Night' was a sweet story about a woman who's lived a difficult life and is now desperately trying to live "right" and a buttoned-up banker who's not as stuffy as he first appears. While I did enjoy this story for the most part, it didn't resonate with me as much as Knox's debut story 'Ride With Me'.

This isn't an overly long story by any stretch, but it dragged in places and I found myself repeatedly checking to see what percentage of the story was left and skimming through passages,...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

In the second book penned by Ruthie Knox, Knox gives readers a story that is light in tone but filled with heat and just the right amount of angst. With an interesting hero in Nev and a hilarious heroine in Cath, ABOUT LAST NIGHT has some steamy love scenes that will warm up your nights!

After one particularly hot night, Cath is ready to leave things be with City aka Nev. However, Ned knows what they have is good and isn’t quite ready to let things go between them. As Ne...more
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