Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Little Black Dress by Scarlet Chastain

Title: Little Black Dress

Author: Scarlet Chastain

Series: Romance On The Go

Genre: Erotica F/F

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Release Date: Aug 13 2013

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook

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Blurb/Synopsis: Never underestimate the power of the little black dress...

Paris—the romance and fashion capital of the world. So what the hell makes Jamie Scotts, an IT geek from New York, think the city of lights holds the answers? Driven by need for change, she lies to her boss about her fluency in French and becomes the company’s first international sales person. Fluent? She can barely ask for directions to the ladies’ room.

Jamie’s a duck out of water with her low maintenance style and New York accent. Her unsuccessful sales pitch almost sends her home, until she meets the epitome of elegance—Giselle Bianchi. An unlikely relationship blossoms as the dress designer takes Jamie under her wing. Giselle’s guidance not only reveals Jamie’s missing je ne sais quoi, but also unlocks repressed passion with the help of a little black dress.

Excerpt:  “I’ll call a taxi for you and have my courier deliver the clothes to your hotel tomorrow. You should take that great blouse and pleated skirt with you for tomorrow’s appointment.
You look lovely in pink,” Giselle called as she headed down the hall without switching on the light. Jamie tried to follow Giselle’s rapid French as she listened to her call for a taxi. The piece of the conversation she made out was the address as Giselle returned to the front swinging two hangers from her index finger. Smiling, she held the blouse against Jamie’s body. Silky fabric slid across the backs of Jamie’s hands.

            “I can’t thank you enough. For everything.” Jamie looked into the woman’s eyes, remembering the story Giselle told her at the restaurant. Depth and generosity were exactly what looked back at her.
            “The pleasure is all mine.” She handed Jamie the hangers, grasped her shoulders and pulled her in. Jamie breathed deep and inhaled Giselle’s signature scent of orange and jasmine. Their bodies melded into one another as Giselle kissed Jamie on both cheeks. Her eyes locked with Giselle’s as they pulled away. Jamie wet her lips, lifted her head and closed the space between them. A horn sounded outside the door, startling the women.

            Giselle smiled. “That’s your taxi.”

            Jamie shook her head. Did she just make a move on Giselle? The effects of the wine made her woozy and she nodded as Giselle took her hand, leading her to the door. With a light squeeze of her hand she opened the door and a gust of wind hit Jamie’s face. She glanced back, craving the privacy of the dark shop and the warmth of Giselle’s embrace. 

My Rant:

This was a short and sweet story. The story line itself focused on two strong willed characters that used their ambition to chase after their dreams and while they were in the mist of making them come true, both characters found love within each other. Jamie was so innocent in many ways but it was good to see her develop and discover who she was in the process. Giselle was spit fire and i loved her attitude and outlook on life. Giselle was independent and head strong but a fashionista at heart and her character added so much personality to the story. Jamie and Giselle were perfect for each other, they just fit. So when that little mishap happened in the story,  the author leads you to think that they would not end up together which makes you a little sad. You never know who you are meant to love but when it happens you must follow your heart to find your own happiness regardless of what other might think. That is the main reason why I enjoyed this story. This is my first time reading any work from Scarlet Chastain but I can guarantee that it will not be the last.

My Recommendation:  

I rated this book 4 out of 5 Purple Rant Hearts. 

FTC Disclosure:  I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.


Author Info

Scarlet Chastain is the semi-secret pseudonym of a multi-published, best selling author of sensual erotic romance. Scarlet's focus is female-centric sizzling stories written about women, for women.

She lives in the suburban shadows of New York City but her heart belongs to the beaches of Key West. Scarlet can usually be found in her favorite chair of her newly acquired writing cave with her maltipoo, Coco.

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