After a heavy thought provoking read like Battle Royale, sometimes I need nothing more than something that will make me smile. I quickly read Black Tie Affair By Sherrill Bodine, which is a cute romance set in Chicago.
Athena Smith is going to check out some vintage dresses her museum wants to add to their collection but while examining them strange things being to happen and she hallucinates that she's actually talking to the designer of the dresses herself! After being rushed to the hospital, it's discovered the dresses are covered in a kind of truth serum. While there, Athena sees her old flame Drew again. They broke up for a series of reasons a long time ago, but of course once they see each other again they are reminded anew of their love...but they have a lot to work through. And when the vintage dresses end up stolen, it's the perfect opportunity.
I really enjoyed this lighthearted book. It was quite short, didn't take long to read, and was the perfect read right after something heavy. I thought the concept and premise were unique and fun and I wouldn't have minded if they'd been explored a bit more. When I started reading this book, I was enjoying it so much--it reminded me that I like to read romances. Basically, in a time when everyone is talking about reading heavy weighty things and reading deliberately, I was reminded that I pretty much find value and enjoyment in reading all kinds of things, each in their own place.
Things You Might Want to Know: romance novel..so yes some sex
Source of Book: Provided by publicist for review
Publisher: Forever Romance (Hachette)