About Last Night

About Last Night

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by Ruthie Knox, Coleen Marlo
     
 

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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

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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?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Audio
01/01/2014
Knox's steamy contemporary tale pairs a bedeviled, edgy American and an aristocratic, buttoned-up London banker, "Prince Charming in a suit." Cath Talarico has logged two years of abstinence and not just because she's busy pursuing a staff position at the Victoria and Albert Museum. "Bad Cath," her calamity-strewn past documented in tattoos, is judged undeserving of love by the "New Cath" she aspires to be. However, her nonparticipation pact is no match for Nev Chamberlain's magnetism. Nev soon contemplates ring-shopping and is mystified by Cath's reluctance to commit. His mission: discover the roots of Cath's isolation and engineer the perfect demonstration of his esteem. Coleen Marlo skillfully executes alternating American and British accents, crisply delivering entertaining repartee. VERDICT A winning couple and the tenderness underlying their torrid encounters recommend this story to both readers preferring erotic romances and those curious to try one. ["A terrifically warm and funny contemporary romance using the classic "sex into love" theme with excellent results…. Highly recommended for lovers of contemporary romance and chick lit," read the starred review of the Loveswept: Random e-original, LJ Xpress Reviews, 4/2/12.—Ed.]—Linda Sappenfield, Round Rock P.L., TX
From the Publisher
"[Listeners] will cheer for the cautious Cath and wish that they had their own Nev!" —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452617084
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Sales rank:
995,858
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award-winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011. She has won numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

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About Last Night: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 213 reviews.
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
What I am finding about Ruthie Knox is her characters are real. They are not what you would expect. Even when you know the synopsis, they still are not at all what you are thinking. I thought maybe Nev fell just a bit too hard just a bit too fast. After all, it wasnt love at first sight. But I like a character that knows what he/she feels and sticks with it. No matter what. No fear. Mary Catherine is tough as nails. Determined. Smart. Clever. And uses so much of her strength to stay afraid of so much. Much of the dialogue is magnificent. Smart. Unexpected. This was a great read. Clever distinct story, great writing style. I will continue to read Ruthie. Cant wait to see where she goes next.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
What a great read! really enjoyed it. It was very easy for me to connect to the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've bought a lot of nook books and this one has got to be my favorite! I loved it so much I just have to leave my very first comment. It was sexy, sweet, and had a great story to it. Definitely deserves all five stars! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruthie has an innate ability to create the most perfectly flawed characters you can't help but love. Her writing is so clever--so intelligent--I often find myself shaking my head in awe and mumbling "Brilliant" as I read. Cath is a very unique heroine with a tendency to make huge mistakes, and Nev is a wonderful contradiction to himself. I love the instant spark these two are helpless to fight and the way Nev refuses to let Cath thwart him. Knox writes some of the best contemporary romance I've read; steamy, heartfelt, and always with plenty of humor. Mark her as a "must buy" author!
Lisarenee123 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes in life you pass certain people regularly. It can be on the street, in the store or while you wait for the train, and while you see them frequently and feel as if you know them, you really don't. You know them by face alone and while you'd notice if they suddenly disappeared, you wouldn't necessarily mourn them. 'City', as Cath referred to him, was one such person in her life. She'd devised her own ideas about him--what his education was, what he did for a living, what his financial standing was, etc. They'd politely nod to each other in acknowledgement but that was about the extent of their acquaintance. She saw him practically every day between the train and her jogs through the park, but truly knew nothing about the man. That is until the morning when she woke up in an unfamiliar bed wearing a man's shirt which prompted her to ask a question that began, "About last night..." Her two year hiatus from men seemingly over thanks to a series of events that included a straitjacket, a blind date, allergy medicine, a cross-dressing Patsy Cline and a few drinks. _______________________________________________ I totally adored this book. Ruthie Knox is now one of my favorite romance authors. Her books contain an enjoyable mixture of humor, romance and emotion that create a feast for the senses. Whereas some romances create their own perfect world for their romances, Ruthie creates, in my humble opinion, the perfect romance in an imperfect world and, thereby, keeps the characters and story line seemingly real. The combination creates a deliciously lifelike story that I'd liken to eating an entire giant sized bar of decadent chocolate--totally yummy, but without the guilt or calories. While I loved Nev, aka City, Cath was my favorite character in this book. She'd been through a lot and was attempting to create a 'new' and 'improved' Cath that didn't rely on men and lived by a self imposed set of rules. She hadn't meant to start a relationship with Nev and had attempted to distance herself from his advances. She'd been in a relationship that hadn't ended well and was not looking for a repeat. Plus, a part of her still hadn't fully healed from the emotional baggage she'd obtained from her last relationship. She doesn't truly see what she has to offer someone. She only sees the mistakes she's made. That is part of the reason why for the past two years she's concentrated on herself and her career and hasn't dared to have a relationship. In some ways, Cath reminds me a bit of Lisbeth Sanders of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame. While definitely not the same story, there are some similarities. Cath uses her tattoos, as did Lisbeth, to represent things from her life she doesn't want to forget and, in a way tells her story without words. She's a bit tough on the outside, yet soft on the inside. She is also more critical of herself than those who take the time to really get to know her. Additionally, she'll never again let someone push her around. Nev, on the other hand, has been living in his family's shadow for years. In many ways, as Cath declares, he is her polar opposite. He's led a privileged life, is well educated, rich and is expected to follow in his family's footsteps--get married and work in the family business of banking. Nev detests his career and has slowly been taking steps toward removing himself from the family business. One of the more recent things he's done is to acquire an apartment away from the family holdings. Something his mother wasn't very happy about. Nev's also an artist which is not a profession his parents, particularly his mother, see as a true career. None of Nev's art has ever been displayed or sold, but according to Cath, they are definitely of a high enough quality that they should. One of the things I love about this book is that Nev ends up growing as a person and as a man in this story. Cath brings out the best in him and gives him the confidence and push he so desperately needed to go out on his own and take a chance with his art. Overall, this one gets 5 out of 5 roses. I loved how the tattoos, and what they represented, acted as a barrier between Nev and Cath at one point, but ultimately gave Nev the means by which to convince Cath to take a chance on him and them. The ending was brilliant and had me falling a bit in love with Ned myself. I could definitely see this one being made into a movie. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gets a SHOWER rating--a cold shower may be necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning and this is one of them--make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to keep checking in disbelief that this was a loveswept. Knox wrote a wonderful story about two flawed people who together find redemption. Her characters are believable and the story kept me reading. Being English, I had to get used to the knitting storyline, but the author made it an important part of who Cath was and how it made her powerful. Weird but true. City, her love interest sounds dreamy and a woman's fond hope. I was happy to watch these two find each other and look forward to more from Ms. Knox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story with unique characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely recommend this to anyone - Very Hot! Very interesting plot. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great love story! Easy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best written book I have read in a long time. Ruthie Knox is a very talented author able to tell a story with such feeling you feel like you are watching a live performance. I couldn't stop reading once I started and couldn't help getting caught up in Cath's and Nev's life hoping they would make it work as a couple in spite of troubled pasts. I think a great story makes one feel as if they are experiencing what is happening along with the characters. This book does just that, makes you want to cry, feel passion, betrayal and joy.
Wicked14817BB More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I wasn't too sure in the beginning, but as the story developed I fell in love with the characters and the story and everything about last night. So, get passed the first few chapter and you too will fall in love. The only thing I can complain about, as some others here have already said, was the ending. It felt rushed and after having invested in the two people you wanted more, you felt as though you'd earned the right to expect more, that they were entitled to more. Still, I am giving it 5 stars because the writing is exquisite and it's so British in so many ways it just melts your heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know how I stumbled onto this author so glad I did. This book was wicked sweet and in some spots oh so hot. Great read well worth it:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Very impressed with the writing, how relevant and realistic the characters, setting, storyline and best of all, great ending! One of the best books I've read in a long time
BlueBrat24 More than 1 year ago
Great, Great, Great! So much depth and chain pulling moments. Even days later, I am still stuck in this story. I wasn't a fan of Knox's RIDE WITH ME, but this blew me away. One of my favorites for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story great book couldn't put it down... definitely a recommend if you want to read a grate story....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not exactly what I wanted, I cried more than laughed but I appreciate the struggles and can relate to the characters as a past Army wife from Ft. Hood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovein it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I quit reading contemporary Adult Romance books because they just seemed to be all alike!!!!!! But this one just caught my attention and I'm glad I purchased it, I really liked Cath and Nev's story, I just felt all the emotions between them. Highly Recommend!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The story and characters kept me glued from start to finish. I need to read another one of Ruthie Knox books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every page of this book. I really didn't want it to end. Fantastic all the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!  LOVED the writing style, and the banter between Nev and Cath!  Their story was so much more than I expected, and I cannot recommend this book highly ENOUGH!!  You simply MUST read it for yourself - you will be SO GLAD you did!
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