Published by Self-published on February 1, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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There’s something about the little black dress. The go-to wisp of material that’s perfect for any occasion. The quintessential LBD hugs, stretches, and moves with the female form. Every woman needs one at some point, and sometimes that means borrowing from a friend.
Starting with Abby, this lucky LBD makes its way into the stories of Lucy, Katie, and Winnie right when they need it most.
Four women, four stories, and four happily ever afters…
And it all started with one little black dress.
Warning: Keep your hands off our Little Black Dress if you're not 18.
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The Little Black Dress anthology reminded me a bit of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Though instead of one magical pair of jeans that fit them all, Abby, Lucy, Katie and Winnie all get the men of their dreams thanks to a perfect little black dress.
Overall this book is filled with fun and light stories, some sexiness and a lot of dreamy guys. The first story, Abby’s Angels though, while uplifting in the end, does have a heavier note to it making it stick out from the others.
Abby’s Angels by Sarah O’Rourke
Abby and Whit have been married for a decade but after some issues View Spoiler » three miscarriages and a failed adoption « Hide Spoiler they’ve been falling apart. When Abby begins to feel her husband distance himself further and further away from her, she dreads the worst. Her sister Lucy, convinces her to give her husband one more chance and makes her wear her lucky black dress.
While a rewarding story with a lovely romance, Abby’s Angels was a bit angsty. I’m not sure I can say I liked how Abby approached her marital problems, but I can understand. Whit was one sweet husband, sexy and alpha if in an understated kind of way. Their lack of open communication, again while understandable, did end up getting on my nerves, no matter how cute the epilogue was.
Rating: 3.5 “I’m yours, baby girl” Stars
Lucy’s a Dreamer by Brynne Asher
There’s nothing like an “I’m in love with my older brother’s best friend” story when the “little sister” shows up looking like a million bucks and stealing the up-to-that-moment out of reach hot guy.
Lucy has crushed on Vaughn for years and years. One wedding rehearsal and one magical dress later and she’s hooked him. But what Lucy believes to be a one and only type of dream come true, for Vaughn is nothing but the beginning. Now he just has to catch Lucy for long enough to convince her, that is if he survives his best friend’s fury.
I loved Lucy, she was a quirky, charming and upbeat girl in constant search of her dreams. Vaughn was one sexy hot guy with alpha and bossy tendencies I very much appreciated. Ms. Asher sure knows how to write my kind of hunk.
Rating: 4 “The shui it’s all wrong from the feng” Stars
Kiss Me, Katie by Sarah Curtis
When you’re partnered up with the perfect guy, what can you do but fall in love? Katie had no choice, with hunky police officer Ethan as her partner. Now pushed by her parent’s antics to provide a boyfriend to the family dinner or risk another set up to get her married and off the force for good, she asks Ethan to pretend to be dating her for just one night.
Ethan now has the perfect opportunity to put his feelings for Katie out there. If he has to pretend to date her which entails touching and kissing her…well, who’s he to complain? Now that he’s seen her in that little black dress, he only needs to make her realize that he wants much more than just make-believe with her.
I loved how Katie was true to herself and her calling in spite of her whole family being mildly against it. She was lovely and caring, but also tough. Ms. Curtis also really knows how to write a bossy alpha, so Ethan was a super-hot law-man.
Rating: 4 “I got this, baby” Stars
Winnie Mae by Layla Frost
Winnie’s best friend and roommate asks her to go with her to her work’s Christmas Party. Being the awesome friend that she is, she accepts… after some bargaining. With nothing to wear to a corporate party in a swanky hotel, she asks her neighbor Katie for help with a dress.
The dress she wears to the party catches Max’s attention, but Winnie being the loon that she is, plays a Winifred on him. This means she lies her ass off unashamedly about everything about herself. Their chemistry is too hot, though, and they end up tangling limbs in a hotel room.
Having made up every aspect of her life story she told the guy she spent a magical night with, she has no choice but to run the next morning. Max won’t give up that easily, though, and soon Winnie is having some hot phone encounters with him.
I loved Winnie, she was completely crazy, unconventional and fun. Her comics were hilarious too.
Max was a sexy hunk, but Winnie was so fantastic that he paled a little in comparison. He still was funny and relentless in his pursuit of Winnie and I really enjoyed both of them.
Winnie Mae was definitely the funniest of these stories and it was the perfect ending to this Anthology.
Rating: 4 “Winnie Mae be crazy, but I love her” Stars
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