Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR by Sherrill Bodine REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Romance, fashion, intrigue, and mystery- that's the components of this book, completely. 

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR Summary:


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Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her perfectly manicured hands on the Clayworth family's celebrated couture collection for her exhibit. So when she's called in to make sure the gowns are the real deal, she's ecstatic...until a dress she's examining turns out to be loaded with toxins (talk about killer threads!) and Athena faints, only to wake up face-to-face with the One That Got Away, notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.

Drew still believes Athena betrayed him all those years ago, and he's sure he can't trust her. But when the priceless gowns go missing, she offers to help track them down. Reluctantly allied in the quest, Drew and Athena are soon stunned by the barely restrained passion still sizzling between them...and memories both bitter and sweet. Is their new partnership just a business arrangement? Or is this something more than...

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR

A little more mystery than love, (and a ton of sexual tension!), makes this book a great and easy read. This was the first book I've read by Sherrill Bodine, but I have definitely added her to my list of favorites. The way the author describes the vintage gowns down to the last thread makes you see them in your head as if you were examining them yourself. The storyline is very nicely developed, although at the end I feel that it was a little rushed.. perhaps an extra chapter to fill in the "quick-ness" of it all, or a couple of chapters to really tackle the mystery behind the theif-- but I digress. Overall, I was very pleased with A BLACK TIE AFFAIR, and can't wait to see if there will be a sequel to this novel, how Athena's sisters develop as characters, whether the theif is ever exposed, and of course what happens between Athena and Drew.

Book Specs:

Title: A BLACK TIE AFFAIR
Author: Sherrill Bodine
Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Forever (January 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446618594
ISBN-13: 978-0446618595
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4 x 0.8 inches

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Visit Amazon.com to purchase A BLACK TIE AFFAIR or any other books by Sherrill Bodine.

WIN IT!
Thanks to Forever and the Hatchette Book Group, 5 lucky readers have their chance to WIN a copy of their own!

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. This giveaway will end on February 9, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. The winners will be chosen using Random.org, and all winner information will be posted on our WINNERS PAGE. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn accordingly and at the discretion of 4BabyAndMom.  Disclaimer: I received this product to review at no cost from Hatchette Books. I received no monetary compensation for this review, and any opinions expressed are 100% my own.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS:
Angie, Terra H., SharpTeethOfLove, Rachel, Deb

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15 comments:

Angie February 04, 2010  

I need a good relaxing weekend read! It's been a hectic month!


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Emily February 04, 2010  

I need a new book to read once the baby's in bed.

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Terra H. February 05, 2010  

I've never read anything from this author. After reading the synopsis, this seems like a book I'd be interested in reading. Thanks.
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Anonymous,  February 06, 2010  

I could use a good book to curl up with on these long, cold winter evenings!
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why I want to win the book is because it sound like a very interesting read!

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