Book review: Little Black Dress ~ Sarah O’Rourke, Brynne Asher, Sarah Curtis and Layla Frost

Posted February 8, 2017 in Reviews by Marieke/ 1 Comment

Book review: Little Black Dress ~ Sarah O’Rourke, Brynne Asher, Sarah Curtis and Layla FrostTitle: Little Black Dress
Author: Brynne Asher, Layla Frost, Sarah Curtis, Sarah O'Rourke
Series: Standalone
Release date: January 30, 2017
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 265
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Rating: four-stars
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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Little Black Dress is an anthology containing four short stories by authors I like; Sarah O’Rourke, Brynne Asher, Sarah Curtis and Layla Frost. Each story stands on its own, but the women in the stories know each other. There is another common factor; the same little black dress all four women wear to get their men. If you enjoy books by these authors, you’re going to love these hot and sweet stories.

Four women, four stories, and four happily ever afters… And it all started with one little black dress.”

Abby’s Angels is the story of Abby and Whit, a couple that’s been married for ten years. They always had a very loving, passionate relation, but lately all seems off. Afraid her husband is having an affair, Abby thinks the worst and doesn’t know what to do. Whit has a good reason to be so secretive lately (in his own mind), but he senses his wife isn’t happy with him. When all is out in the open I wanted to smack Whit. I understand his thinking to a certain degree, but if I was Abby, I would have been a lot angrier.

“Abigail Layne, that little black dress rocks. And the woman inside the dress could rule the world if she ever chose to try. You’ve got to believe in Whit, but more importantly, you’ve got to believe in yourself. You got this.”

Lucy’s a Dreamer tells about Lucy and Vaughn, who have known each other for a long time. Vaughn is the best friend of Lucy’s older brother, and Lucy always had a big crush on him. When they meet after a decade at the wedding of Lucy’s brother, Vaughn is surprised the annoying girl is gone, and that Lucy changed into a beautiful woman. From that moment on he’s all in, but convincing Lucy is a wee bit more difficult he thought it would be.

“Last night when his eyes caught mine and didn’t let go, every nerve ending wrapped in my perfect dress went abuzz. I was a hummingbird in a beehive. Little did I know it was nothing compared to the way he would make me tingle later on.”

Kiss Me, Katie is about Katie and Ethan, two police officers who are partnered up for the last six months. They are attracted to each other, but both don’t do a thing about it since they’re colleagues. So, friends it is. When Katie needs a pretend boyfriend, of course she asks Ethan to help her out. But pretending to be in love while you actually are, both Ethan and Katie find it difficult…

“I’ll need to touch you.” His voice was a hoarse whisper. “Maybe even kiss you.” He deliberately let his lips graze her ear. “Do you think you can pretend to like it?” “I…I…”

Winnie Mae tells the story of Winnie and Max who meet at a company party and share one hot night together. Winnie is sure she won’t see Max again, but it doesn’t take long before he starts texting her. Max and Winnie text a lot (some is a bit naughty), and the couple finds out they actually like each other. All they have to do is meet each other again and talk to face to face…

MA7: Did it hit midnight, Cinderella? I didn’t recognize the name. WinnieM: Who is this? MA7: Max.

I was more than a little surprised, and not just because I’d never given him my contact info. Curious, too. Beyond that, though, I couldn’t deny how happy I was. He’d been in the back of my head all day.”

As already said, all four stories are short, sexy and funny. Yes, all are predictable too, but given the length of each story I don’t mind at all, I didn’t expect complicated storylines. I like the couples and their stories, they put a big smile on my face. I give Little Black Dress 4 stars.


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