About Last Night – Giveaway

Posted Jun 12 2012, 8:30 am

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a Diamond Jubilee blog hop with Romance at Random. The purpose of the blog hop was to celebrate the upcoming release of Ruthie Knox’s new book, About Last Night. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that I would run into a WordPress/javascript problem that would prevent people from getting an extra raffle entry at my site.

Because of this glitch, I’m going to give away one digital copy of Ruthie’s book.

I’ve been waiting for this book since I read Ruthie’s debut (Ride With Me) months ago. The release date was Monday, so I stayed up late Sunday night waiting for it to be delivered to my Kindle, then I stayed up much too late reading.

I was less than 10% into the book and I found myself totally in love with the characters.

Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning.
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?

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Because of You, Ride with Me, and Doc Holiday.

I love the entire premise of this story because it’s all about perceptions and how wrong we sometimes are. Cath first only knows Nev as “City,” which is a name she gave him while people watching and waiting for the train. As someone who took Chicago public transportation from high school straight through college, I could relate to this. Cath makes up stories about her fellow riders to pass the time. She sees City and assumes he’s a nice guy. A couple of chapters in, though, and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s nowhere near as nice as Cath thinks.

He throws a wicked smile at Cath that has her melting, and I knew he wasn’t all nice. In my experience, nice guys can’t really do wicked.

I love that Cath is a bad girl doing her best to reform. I have a soft spot for bad girls. If you’ve ever read the About page here, you’d see that I’m a bad girl wannabe. I’m the good version of Cath — I don’t make huge mistakes, I don’t take risks, and I’ve never woken up in a strange man’s bed. But Cath has, and I’m a little bit jealous.

The book is more than just well-drawn characters. The dialogue is phenomenal and will keep you laughing. The morning after banter between Nev and Cath alone is worth the price.

Although I haven’t yet finished the book, I can’t imagine that I will be disappointed. I want to share my fondness for these characters with one lucky commenter.

If you’d like to win a digital copy of About Last Night (your choice of platform), leave a comment below with your email address.

What book have you most been looking forward to this year?

I won’t be responding to comments to make it easy to choose a winner, but I will be reading. I will choose a random winner on Thursday evening.



3 responses to “About Last Night – Giveaway”

  1. merry says:

    Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich. She makes me laugh every time.

  2. blondebetty says:

    too many to list! new Vicki Lewis Thompson, new Susan Mallery, new Alafair Burke, new Jayne Castle….

  3. rubyswan says:

    Hello Ms.Schroeder,
    First I ‘d like 2 thanQ 4 the giveaway..OOOOH MY WORD HOW COULD I POSSIBLE ONLY PICK 1 BK…???? I’m a lover of BOOKS!!
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