Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Tour and Giveaway: Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown


 Title: Little Gray Dress 
Author: Aimee Brown 
Release Date: August 2nd, 2017 
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books 
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit 

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 when she least expects it? 
 
AmazonUS: eBook – $2.99 | print – $9.99 AmazonUK: eBook – £1.99| print – £6.99
Barnes & Noble: print – $9.99

The Getaway

“He asked you to go away with him? Already?” Lily almost drops her fork into her lasagna when I say it. Like it’s such a shock that a man could ask me to go away with him. Even though it has never actually happened.

“Yeah. I guess his parents own a house in Malibu, California.”

“Out of state?”

“Yes, Malibu… Like where Barbie lives.” I wink at her.

“What did you say?”

“I said yes, duh.”

“I hope you’re planning on having sex with him, because guys don’t take girls to fancy Malibu beach houses for a long weekend and not expect to get laid. Not to mention that you’ve been dating six months and you still haven’t given it up.” She scrunches her face in confusion.

“I wanted to be sure!” I glance around the restaurant to see who now knows what a prude I am since she’s talking so loud about it. No one appears to be listening in, but who knows?

“Sure of what?”

“That he wasn’t just one of those guys who would screw me and then move onto the next.” I shrug my shoulders. “Apparently, he’s not.”

“I’ve told you the whole time, Ems, he’s a good guy. You should stop holding him at arm’s length like you’re scared of him. This is a big step in your relationship.”

“I know it is, and I’m so freaking nervous. I have no idea what this is going to be like.”

“Don’t even pack clothes, you won’t need them.” She takes a bite of her lasagna before nearly choking on it when she looks up at my horrified face. “I’m kidding! If I know Jack, and I think I do, it’ll be all romance and rainbows and he’ll set the tone for your entire relationship.”

“A good tone?”

“A rich, romantic tone, but yes, probably good too. Maybe we should go shopping?”

“For what?”

“Uh, hello, have you not been listening? For lingerie ya weirdo. You do want to make him want you on your first time, right?”

“Yeah.”

“Then you need good lingerie. Have any?”

I think about my underwear drawer for a minute. “I have a pair of bra and panties that match.”

“You’re so sad.”

“I know, seriously, you have to help me.”

“I know. Don’t worry, I will.” She grabs her phone and starts tapping away, planning goodness knows what, in order to get me ready to consummate my relationship.

When we walk into the shop I’m almost a little scared. This is no Victoria’s Secret. Lily’s friend Merri used this shop when she was shopping for her wedding night. They make private appointments and do fittings to suit your body type.

“I don’t know about this…” The room is filled with racks of swanky lingerie, expensive underwear, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. “I feel like I’m in a secret sex shop.”

“Ladies!” A middle-aged woman in a dress far too tight and far too short comes walking in from the back part of the shop, carrying an armload of what looks like hot pink lace string bikinis.

“Are you Esther?” Lily asks.

“I am!” Esther has a sing-song type voice. “You must be Lily! I’m thrilled to meet you!” When she speaks, every single sentence ends with either a question mark or an exclamation mark. Lingerie obviously excites her.

“And you must be Emi!” She looks at me with a huge smile on her face. “Lily told me a bit about you, and based on what she said I pulled out a few items for you to try on. They’re waiting in here…” She leads me to a giant dressing room with three-way mirrors and a plush velvet couch. “Try them on and come out for our opinions.”

“I have to model?”

“Well…” She glances over at Lily. “You don’t have to come out, but we’re here to help you make the best decision for this special occasion. You’re in a safe place and there is no one here with us.”

“No cameras?”

She bursts out a laugh then quickly stifles it away. “No! No. No cameras; that would make the news, dear. No, go, try and model.”

5 stars

Emi and Jack were the perfect couple, or so Emi thought until she caught Jack with his naked assistant. To make matters worse, she catches him later that night with yet another woman!

Now, her twin brother is marrying Jack's sister, and she has to face her ex once more. Can Emi survive a week with the love of her life who doesn't want her?

This book has a lot of ups and downs, as we relive Emi's heartbreak over Jack. I read this book all in one setting because I just had to know where it was going. Aimee Brown has crafted a wonderful tale of love lost and unresolved feelings! 

What a great debut novel! I adored this story. This definitely had some frustrating moments as well as hilarious and steamy.

Emi walked away from her fiance a few days before her wedding, two years ago. She has been going through life acting as though she is over Jack. But that is all about to change with her brother Evan getting married to Jack's sister Hannah.

We watch Emi struggle to act like she is over Jack with flashbacks of their relationship. To escape her embarrassment of something always going wrong in front of Jack she escapes to a bar and stumbles across Liam.

Liam definitely through a wrench in the mix for me. I couldn't figure it out and felt torn about wanting Emi to get back with Jack. And Jack's new fiance, and Emi's arch enemy didn't help matters any.

What happens? Definitely one click to find out.

This was an amazing read and an awesome debut novel from Aimee Brown. Little Gray Dress will make you groan in frustration and smile with giddiness. 

Emi walked away from her fiance, Jack, just before their wedding. She acts like she is over him and has been able to avoid him for two years, but her world is about to collide with his. Her brother is marrying his sister. She escapes to a bar and runs into Liam. He doesn't know her, she doesn't know him, which means he is perfect for the time being. What's going to happen? You have to read to find out. 

This book made me a little frustrated, but in a good way. I didn't know who I wanted Emi to end up with, and there is more than one issue with Emi and the men in her life. It definitely leaves you on the edge of your seat. One click this 5 star read today! 

I have the cutest Giveaway for the tour - pictured here <-- & opened worldwide.
Included is a 'create' coffee cup, some dark & handsome K-cup pods, a cute Life is Short, Eat Cake wall art, some tiny macaroons, a Little Gray Dress bookmark & postcard!
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Aimee Brown – author bio: Aimee Brown is a writer and an avid reader. Little Gray Dress is her first published novel. My second novel is in the works now. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing, 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 utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal. Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you’d like to chat with her she’s very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello! 
 

1 comment :

  1. Thank you!! I love all your reviews!! <3 So glad to have you on the Little Gray Dress tour!!

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