|Image from Ruthie Knox’s website|
Ruthie Knox is a new to me author. About Last Night put her on my must buy list. The characters are realistic with flaws for both Cath and Nev that makes your heart ache for them on their journey for their HEA (happily ever after).
Cath comes from a hard life where she regrets choices she made. She doesn’t feel worthy of Nev.She puts limitations on their relationship to keep from making the same mistakes. Gradually, the limitations change as Cath changes.
Nev has his own struggles with family and career choice. He goes along with Cath’s limitations because he wants to breakdown the walls around her heart. However, for them to find their HEA, Nev also makes changes to merge together the two sides of his character (who he is and who his family wants him to be).
This combination of character struggles and development makes for a great read that had me turning the pages eager to see what would happen next and how they would overcome it all for HEA.
The book is set in England. Ms. Knox did a great job of writing Nevtrue to his background with English terms and sayings that added to the story and character.
I recommend this book to any reader looking for a great contemporary romance that will tug at your heart and make you smile.
Blurb from Ruthie Knox’s website:
Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicagogirl knows Londonis 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?