Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ruthie Knox - About Last Night

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?

Comment: I've read about this story somewhere and I thought it would be something I'd try some day. Well, the day has arrived and I can say I only regret not having read it sooner!

This is the story of Cath Talarico, she's an American living in England and working at a museum. She makes a mistake one night and ends up with Nev in his apartment. Although nothing happens during the night, in the morning when they talk things heat up between them and then it starts a romance between them and from then to more serious feelings is a very small step...

I liked this story a lot! It was very well done, I really loved the pace, not too fast where we could savor every feeling and thought while each main character was having it. I don't thin this romance boring at all, it's quite easy to follow and appreciate.
I thin this romance is about how everyone, even those who made mistakes in the past and think they're not good enough to overcome them or deserving of a happy ending, can actually live the dream and the reality of a relationship with the right person when apparently they shouldn't have anything in common. Above all, I thought this story to be romantic and beautiful. We all know the same book can be seen and talked about in countless ways by people but I really thin no one can't say it's not romantic.

Cath has done some things in her life she's not proud of. She hasn't got the best opportunities either and she regrets many things. She believes she's destined to be alone and no one would be happy with her. I tend to enjoy seeing heroines who don't have a good self esteem having a good story not because they could be easy, but because it's so interesting to see someone not so confident reacting to how others think of her. And Nev has a very different opinion of her from her own.
Nev on the other hand has more personal confidence but also some challenges to get by. He has a more reliable life but not the one he wanted or dreams about. Still, his relationship with Cath will make him see some things are so much better to live than to wonder about.

I really liked the tome of the story, how each one had to understand and reach some kind of goal to be happy. And they realized it was better to do it with the other, someone they could love and find strength in. Of course many things happened before this, both in terms f plot and personal development. Still, I as very glad by the way the author dealt with everything and how often we can see little clues to both their personalities. This is a very rich story about two different people, personal thoughts and wished and regrets and a common love that is so much more important than surroundings.
The end was very romantic and it had the exact amount of angst to make it perfect in the emotional level.

I recommend this to everyone who likes a good story, who liked romance and a talented writing style. I'll definitely read more by her in the future!
Grade: 9/10

1 comment:

  1. God, I loved this contemporary romance by Ruthie Knox! I loved how fresh and different it felt to me. I'm SO glad you loved it too!