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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Black Tie Affair: Sherrill Bodine: Mini Book Review

A Black Tie Affair
by Sherrill Bodine
Hachette Book Group
ISBN: 978-0-446-61859-5

Description: As the curator of the costume collection at the Fashion Institute of Chicago, Athena Smith lives and breathes couture dresses. They're her entire life. And while she's in a vast underground bunker where the Insitute houses their private collection of vintage couture clothing, examining the dresses, she falls desperately ill and is rushed to the hospital. Word around town is that Athena has been poisoned. Dr. Drew Montgomery, a physician at Northwestern Hospital, knows all about Athena's gal-about-town reputation. He's seen her picture in the society rags and he can barely contain his disdain. But he's perplexed by her illness. As they together unravel the secrets behind her illness to figure out who might have poisoned her and why, an attraction blooms between this society gal and this no-nonsense doctor. But is love enough to keep them together

Mini-Review: This really wasn't my thing, as I am not much of a fan of contemporary romance books.  For those who enjoy contemporary romances, you will probably like this. It is a quick lite read, with an interesting storyline involving toxin laced gowns.  A good beach read. 2.5/5 Dewey's (Remember that the rating is based on MY enjoyment of the story, not on the ability of the author)


  1. I have to say, with the couture gowns and all that I didn't see that premise unfolding as it did. Who would have seen her getting poisoned and then falling in love with the doctor? I don't read a lot of contemporary romance, but how intriguing.

  2. Yup, I am not much of a fan of contemporary romance as well, but this one was a little different