About Last Night: A Novel

About Last Night: A Novel

by Ruthie Knox

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ISBN-13: 9780345535160
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 140,402
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She followed it up with About Last Night, a London-based romance whose hero has the unlikely name of Neville, and then Room at the Inn, a Christmas novella—both of which were finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award. Her four-book series about the Clark family of Camelot, Ohio, has won accolades for its fresh, funny portrayal of small-town Midwestern life. Ruthie also writes New Adult romance as Robin York. She moonlights as a mother, Tweets incessantly, and bakes a mean focaccia. She’d love to hear from you, so visit her website and drop her a line.

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About Last Night: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 214 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.
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MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
ABOUT LAST NIGHT by Ruthie Knox is one of my all-time favorite books! I read it the first time back in 2012 and fell in love with Cath and City. I grabbed the audible copy up when I saw it on the discount list and fell in love all over again... maybe even more so when I listened to this wonderful story narrated with the delightful British accent of Coleen Marlo. Nev Chamberlain "City" is in my top five book boyfriend list. This sexy Brit is kind, thoughtful, a sexy artist wrapped up in a stylish business suit, and not afraid to go the extra mile to win the love of the woman who has stolen his heart. Mary Catherine "Cath" Talarico has worked hard to put her past mistakes completely behind her and is certain "City" is all wrong for her.... or that she is all wrong for him. But she can't make herself stay away (and I wouldn't even try) and finds herself wrapped in his arms night after night. This story is so good that even though I've read it twice before, I was up until the early hours of the morning to get to the end in one sitting... again. The writing is excellent, the dialogue witty and engaging, the main characters are both impossible not to love, the romance is as sigh-worthy as it gets, and the sex scenes are steamy and sensual acts of love. 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the book several times and it is one of my top 10 stories!
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.