“Loved this book, even though I didn't love Mary Catherine so much. I think that's sort of the point. She's not so lovable, but Nev finds a way. Hot read, enjoyable.”TDLRoth wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this steamy romance because even though it had a common enough theme of a poor girl with a tragic past meets rich boy, the London setting and the characters having different cultures made the story quite interesting. After overindulging, Cath finds she was rescued by Ned, a stranger she frequently saw at the train stop.
“Cath, a reformed bad girl, meets Nev during a night of alcoholic overindulgence. I liked how strong Cath was, she was haunted by past mistakes and she worked hard to make herself into a better person. She wasn't ready for a relationship, but when she met Nev she couldn't help herself. Nev was perfect for Cath, generous, understanding, patient and a total gentleman. They had great chemistry and the progression of their relationship was natural and believable, even though there was a fake marriage thrown in.”SaturnNalia wrote this review Sunday, June 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely adored this book! Witty, smart, and entertaining. Nev & Mary Catherine suck you into their story so you never want it to end....I only wish this was a continuing series!”Lisa M wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'll be honest, I didn't get much work done yesterday because of this book. It was slow at work so I read while I should have been doing 'busy' work, you know the crap that normally doesn't get done during a regular week, you do when there is nothing left. Yeah I said screw that & stuck my nose to the phone screen so I could read this book.
I was totally engaged and engrossed I almost didn't get any sleep trying to finish this book. I knew I loved this book within the first chapter when Cath had me laughing out loud on a crowded bus. Cath is witty, sarcastic, funny and the kind of woman I could totally be friends with, so I loved her as a character. Plus she works with the arts, like knitting and the awesomeness of history and knitting, yeah I was all over that.
City, good gawd City, can I have one of him served up please??!!! What a guy, what a man. I just wow, He was everything awesome that scene with them after he blind date?? Especially when she said 'don't murder me" I was laughing and snorting so much on the bus, the guy next to me moved. You could feel the chemistry from them, they were great from the first. Especially when you realized City liked her as much as she liked him
I really wanted them to get together, I just knew that the crap was going to hit the fan when he took her home. I couldn't wait to read the fireworks between Cath & his mother, they were also awesome, especially when they went head to head, then Cath did what she does so well. If I was Nev I would have kicked my siblings' a**, you not pulling this crap round here. Nope not going to happen sir..
It's a good engaging read. I had quite a few laughs at Cath's expense, I totally get that she doesn't want anymore mistakes, and Nev's answer to that just floored me. I love them together, I really loved the ending, I personally loved that Cath had extensive tattoos and was such a buttoned up woman at work; & that Nev's job was so boring but he was such a passionate artist. Just goes to show you never know.
A definite must read, it was extremely fast and funny, & wasn't too outlandish like so many other romance scenarios now a days, which made it even more fun to read, because you could totally see this happening.
Have a fun time reading my loves.”
“About Last Night has lots of excellent reviews. I wish I had felt this book was as good as those reviewers did.
First, there's Mary Catherine. She has had a rough life for sure. However, I didn't like how she held back an emotional connection to Nev/City by refusing to share those traumatic events. Instead she trades that feeling of intimacy for just a physical relationship. Then she is hurt and angry when Nev doesn't defend her to his "wanker" brother. How was he supposed to do that when he was blindsided by all those horrible things she did or that happened to her?
Nev/City began as an unusual character who refused to buckle under to his mother and brother's manipulations. And then suddenly he changes. He persuades Cath to pose as his fiancée in order to get a promotion. That is a really old plot that in this case just felt wrong in so many ways.
I know I am supposed to suspend belief in romance novels, but I couldn't do that to the extent About Last Night expected me to. At the end, I am expected to believe that a museum refuses a multi thousand dollar donation on the whim of an assistant curator. I am also expected to believe that in 26 days, Nev quits his bank job, paints five huge paintings of Cath and her tattoos as a tribute, fills a gallery with his other paintings for a show and plans an opening for his work. Really??? I don't think so.
About Last Night began on a pretty good basis - the characters were funny, and the story engaging. Then it began to fall apart. In the end I think I was almost as angry and disappointed as Cath was at Nev for not standing up for her. ”
“4.5* I had a bit of a struggle with the heroine at first; she was so darn hard on herself, but once I got over that I just adored this book. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it was super steamy. Everything I want in a great contemporary romance.”Liz (Bugetta) wrote this review Wednesday, January 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“About Last Night was exactly what I was looking for during the hectic holiday season. The plot was engaging and I simply adored the characters. Ruthie Knox is great at writing loveable, smart, and sexy characters. I loved the chemistry between Nev and Mary Catherine and I know in the end, they are going to have a great future together. The only thing I would have liked to change was to make Nev's issues a bit more serious and up to par with Mary Catherine's. ”Cullengirl l wrote this review Wednesday, January 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazon said because I liked Sarah Mayberry, I would like this Random House Digital book. Skeptically, I decided to take Amazon up on its challenge, but since I haven’t had much luck with some of the music services that pick tunes for me, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope. I was pleasantly surprised to find I liked this book featuring a woman with a rough sordid past and the upper crust Englishman who peels away her layers.
American Cath is in London having wrangled her way to a job as an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Every day she stands on the Tube platform and studies her fellow passengers. One in particular is a cute late 20-something whom she has nicknamed City because he dresses in a three-piece suit and looks to her like the quintessential banker.
Nev Chamberlain has also noticed Cath, and one night when she’s drunk and coming home on the Tube late, he takes her back to his flat because she refuses to tell him her name or where she lives.
In the morning, hung over and hurting, Cath discovers that Nev is a gentleman when he lets her shower at his place and gives her a spare toothbrush. So begins the love affair of two incredibly different people.
Nev is the second son of a wealthy, influential couple who are grooming him to take his place in the family’s bank. Although his father is an arts patron, neither of his parents care about Nev’s love of painting and the fact that his art is gallery quality.
Cath, related to Chicago mobsters, has made horrible life choices and chronicled them on her back in a series of numbered tattoos. Dividing her life into Old Cath and New Cath, she is now an expert knitter and is helping her V&A boss pull together an exhibit of knitwear as art.
Read the rest of my review at AAR: http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl?BookReviewId=9059”