Monday, January 25, 2010

Review: A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine

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.

Rating: 3.75/5
Things You Might Want to Know: romance yes some sex
Source of Book: Provided by publicist for review
Publisher: Forever Romance (Hachette)



Sandy Nawrot said...

You want to hear something cool? My mom went to high school with Sheryl! I friended her on FB recently, and she was kind enough to offer to send me some signed books for my Adult Literacy League silent auction, as well as send me this book for review. I'm tickled that you read and enjoyed her book!

Meghan said...

Oh, I don't think I could ever read all weighty books. I've still been reading romances, they're just so much fun. This does sound very cute!

Beth F said...

THis sounds very fun. And I don't think of reading deliberately as meaning reading only serious book; more like reading what one wants to read.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Lovely review. This one sounds cute.

bermudaonion said...

I'm not sure this is for me, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Carol said...

This sounds like a fun little romance.

Vera said...

Thanks for the review! We are posting a review for this book tomorrow. We had similar feelings about it :)

Jenny Girl said...

Light hearted romances are the perfect treat to pick you up. No fuss, no muss, no thinking...just enjoyment. Glad you liked this.

sarah Pekkanen said...

Sounds like a fun beach read!

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