Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown #Review @authoraimeeb @crookedcatbooks

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Emi Harrison is a hot mess, trying so hard to gracefully deal with seeing her ex-fiancé, Jack, again, but everything that can go wrong, does—usually in the most humiliating way. Her twin brother Evan is marrying Jack’s sister, Hannah—and he chose Jack to be his Best Man. Emi tries to settle her nerves over seeing Jack again with several drinks too many, and the first of many pre-wedding disasters strikes.

I was supposed to be reading another book, but LITTLE GRAY DRESS had been sitting on my Kindle’s carousel, neglected, for nearly a month. So I told myself I would take a peek at the first chapter, then set it aside until I finished the other book. Sounds like a solid plan, right? All I needed was a little self-discipline to see it through.

As you’ve already guessed, things didn’t go according to plan. Once I started, I simply could NOT stop reading until my eyes rebelled and insisted on sleep. The little traitors didn’t care that I wanted to read just one more chapter. (How rude! Maybe they knew I was lying about wanting to read just “one” more?) Which reminds me… this book should come with a warning label, because it’s guaranteed to keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning. (Or until your eyes turn traitor on you the way mine did—whichever comes first.)

I picked up where I left off the next morning, eager to see how it ended, and then my Kindle turned traitor on me, too! I was on the final stretch of the story when the stupid battery decided it was the perfect time to run out of juice. The text blurred and the screen went dark right in the middle of a crucial moment. Seriously?! My charger (who is not a traitor) did its job and I was finally able to finish reading.

All kidding aside… I simply adored this book. Chaos was Emi’s close companion through much of the book, and even during embarrassing moments that made me wince in empathy for her, I couldn’t help but laugh. Poor Emi goes through a lot of cringe-worthy mishaps that are rife with humor.

The events surrounding the wedding take place in the present, but readers are also given insight into Emi and Jack’s history through flashback chapters. The flashbacks don’t happen in exact chronological order, and it works very well at filling in the blanks of their relationship about some things, while leaving you in the dark (for a while) about others.

No story is complete without a villain, and Brown provides us with one that is truly terrible. I won’t give away who it is, but I can tell you that I absolutely despised this character. Emi went through a lot at the hands of this character, and I’m pretty sure I growled every time this person appeared in the book. Kudos to the author for creating an antagonist that I won’t soon forget.

The remaining cast of characters are as delightful as the villain is despicable. I especially loved Emi’s best friend, Lily. No matter what happened, she always had Emi’s back, but she didn’t shy away from setting her straight about things, either. We should all be so lucky as to have a friend like Lily!

All in all, LITTLE GRAY DRESS is a delightful story, filled with funny situations that will having you laughing out loud, touching moments that bring a tear to your eye, and a reminder that being in love with the right person can be truly magical.

You don’t want to miss out on this one, folks. This is a book worth reading!

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Author: Aimee Brown

Title: Little Gray Dress

Genre: Chick Lit, Humor

Publication Date: August 2nd, 2017 by Crooked Cat Books

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


About the Book

Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another grand appearance when she least expects it?


About the Author

Author Aimee Brown
Author Aimee Brown

Aimee Brown is a writer and avid reader, often blogging her thoughts on chick lit books. Little Gray Dress is her first novel published. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing her next book, doing homework, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to use far too many swear words.

Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and many, many pets.

She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you want to chat with her she’s very active on social media. Find her over at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or her author website. Continue checking her website for information on her next book release!

Author photo and bio via Goodreads.

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Book Tour | Review: That Girl by Leslie DJ

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That Girl – By Leslie DJ – Book Tour

I’m pleased to welcome you all to my stop on the book tour for That Girl by Leslie DJ. Today I’ll be sharing my review of this delightful book.

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That Girl
By Leslie DJ
Genre: Chick Lit
Release Date: Sept 20, 2016

Blurb:

Stacey Melendez doesn’t believe in marriage. It’s 2008 and she’s perfectly content being a single 28-year-old Latina living in Manhattan with her best friend and roommate Lin. She doesn’t mind dating handsome unreliable men. But when Lin suddenly announces she’s getting married Stacey is forced to reevaluate her love life and living situation. Stacey must learn to live on her own and find love within herself in order for anyone else to love her in return.


My Review:

28-year-old Stacey Melendez is single, not-so-lucky in love, and working as an unappreciated temp at a New York publishing house, Writer’s Wrights. When her best friend announces her engagement, Stacey is less than thrilled, but agrees to be in the wedding. Once Stacey’s mother hears about Lin’s upcoming wedding, she laments ever being able to plan her own daughter’s wedding festivities, which makes their already tense relationship even more strained.

A chance meeting sparks a new relationship, and Stacey is all caught up in the first blush of romance, but her life is far from rosy.  Stacey finds herself in conflict with her mother, her friends, and her co-workers just as she’s decided to go after what she wants most in life. Stacey is about to learn that things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes, not getting what you want is the best thing that could ever happen to you.

That Girl is a light-hearted read filled with memorable characters and no shortage of humorous moments. I love reading books that make me laugh, and this book tickled my funny bone regularly. It was a nice change from the more dramatic fare I usually tend to read.

The ending was written in such a way that it would easily be possible for another book continuing Stacey’s adventures. I have no idea if the author is planning to do so or not, but I, for one, would love to read more about Stacey!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Buy the Book:

Amazon US
Amazon UK


About the Author:

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Leslie DJ

Bio:

Leslie DJ is a Dominican-American writer and radio personality who resides in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She is the writer and founder of SinisterGirlz.com, an online publication that features written and audio music-related content. She hosts Sinister Girlz Live on WBMB Baruch College Radio 94.3 FM New York on Fridays at 4pm EST. In 2005 she was awarded the Dymphna Leonard Award for Fiction for her short story, “The Summer of Lost Innocence,” from her alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College. She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Playwriting and received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from The New School of General Studies.

Find her here:

Website  |  Twitter  |  SinisterGirlz


Book Tour Arranged by: HCL Author Services & Book Tours
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Visit ALL the stops on the Tour:

October 23rd

Sparkles at Midnight – Author Guest Post
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Excerpt

October 24th

Judging More Than Just The Cover – Author Q&A
Grass Monster – Amazon Book Review

October 25th

Bookish Regards – Book Review
Coffeeholic Bookworm – Book Excerpt

October 26th

ItsShelbyMariee – Book Review
Jena Books – Book Excerpt

October 27th

Novelgossip – Book Review
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt

October 28th

ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review

October 29th

My Comfy Reading Corner – Book Review

October 30th

Corinne’s Garden – Book Promo Post
DystopianCitzn – Book Review