Monday, January 25, 2010

Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine


 
 My Review:

Rating: 3.5/5.0
I really like the concept behind this book - the look into vintage couture dresses and jewelry fascinates me.  I am a home sewer and love vintage wear and live for stories about couture.  I could envision the beautiful dresses and wanted to see them myself.  The story of how Athena runs into Drew again after all these years and the problem with the dresses from his family vault is great in concept.  Most of the book had me enthralled.  But overall I was left feeling kind of ho-hum about it.  I think the execution was hurried by the end - most of the book was spent developing a wonderful story, but not enough time was given to concluding it.  It was really hurried.

That said - I did enjoy this book and look forward to reading more by Ms. Bodine.  I am guessing there are more stories in this series coming since Athena has two more sisters.  I also want to read Talk of the Town.  The characters in A Black Tie Affair are great - I loved Athena, she is struggling with her feelings for Drew and her own self-confidence which is somewhat linked to Drew.  Drew truthfully hasn't forgotten Athena but he still feels betrayed by her actions from long ago.  The attraction starts right back up when they meet but they are both fighting it and each other.  There is great tension and mystery in the book and the romance is good.  It is a good book - I just wish it had been a little longer.

However I suggest you check it out for yourself as this is just my opinion. 


 About the Book:
Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her hands on the Clayworth family's couture collection for her exhibit. So she's thrilled when she's called in to authenticate the gowns...until she falls ill while examining them and wakes up face-to-face with notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.

Drew doesn't trust Athena one bit. He still believes she betrayed him years ago. So when his family's gowns go missing and Athena offers her help in exchange for the dresses, he reluctantly accepts. But they're both taken off guard by the barely restrained passion that's still between them...and the memories that are both bitter and sweet. As they work together to find the dresses, can they resist the sparks between them?


Find out more about the Author:  http://www.sherrillbodine.com/author.php
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 Giveaway:

I have three copies of A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine to giveaway.  To enter simply leave your email address in the comment.  Additional entries for being a follower (RSS/Blogger/email) or a Twitter follower and for tweets (1 per day).  Giveaway open to the US/Canada only and ends on 2/8/2010.

Blog Tour Participants:
http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Q&A 1/18/2010
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/ Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com Giveaway, Guest Post 1/18/2010
www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://jensbooktalk.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
www.mgpblog.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://frugalplus.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://www.stephthebookworm.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com Review, Giveaway, Q&A 1/19/2010
http://www.saveyspender.com Review, Giveaway 1/20/2010
www.bellasnovella.com Review 1/20/2010
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ Giveaway, Guest post 1/20/2010
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/21/2010
www.cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/21/2010
www.thebookgirl.net Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
my-book-views.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
http://therempels4.blogspot Review, Givewaway 1/22/2010
http://www.betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/23/2010
http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/25/2010
http://www.eclecticbooklover.com Review, Giveaway 1/25/2010
http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway, Guest post 1/26/2010
www.luxuryreading.com Review, Giveaway 1/27/2010
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/ Guest post and giveaway 1/27/2010
www.bibliophilicbookblog.com Review, Giveaway 1/27/2010
http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/28/2010
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010


28 comments:

Abi said...

Please include me in this giveaway Thanks.

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rubynreba said...

I'd love to be entered - thanks!
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I follow
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Abi said...

I'm a feed follower and subscriber by email. Thanks

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

fredamans said...

Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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fredamans said...

I am a follower.


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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
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Julie J. said...

I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time. I follow you through google reader.

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sherrillbodine@hotmail.com said...

Thanks so much for your support -- it means everything to me! Come visit me at www.sherrillbodine.com I'm really new at blogging but I'm loving it and connecting with all of you! xo Sherrill

Jess said...

Please enter me in this give away :)
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I also linked your contest on my sidebar at http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com

-Jess

debbiejackson said...

I'd love to read this book-please include me jacksond@nhr3.net

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WELCOME TO KAT'S BLOG! said...

I;m following your blog.

Please enter me into the contest for Black Tie Affair.

Thanks so much,
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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle



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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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cqueen2 said...

please count me in

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Scorpio M. said...

I would like to read this book, please count me in, thank you.

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Scorpio M. said...

I follow your blog.

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Karin said...

Would love to be entered-

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Julie! said...

Oooo looks great!!

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BillyJack said...

Please include me, I 'd love to read this one.

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