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Release Date: August 2, 2017
Genre: Chick Lit
Little Gray Dress by Aimee Brown is a wonderful debut that had me captivated from beginning to end! With witty dialogue and intriguing flashbacks that give readers a glimpse of the backstory that prompted this one, readers will certainly fall in love. One thing that really stands out to me with this novel is the characters. Obviously, characters can make or break a story, but in this one, they MADE IT. They are real, relatable, and have flaws that you would notice in a real live person. They essentially came to life because of it, and had the author not written them this way, the story wouldn't have sparkled as much. I truly loved it! I was engaged in the story- I wanted everything to come together in the end and was rooting for the couple from beginning to end. Overall, I was not disappointed- not in any part. I can't wait to see what Aimee writes next because I am going to jump on it as soon as she hits publish!
A highly recommended read! You're going to really enjoy this one!
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“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?”
“Uh, hello, have you not been listening? For lingerie ya weirdo. You do want to make him want you on your first time, right?”
“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.”
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.”
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