Blog Tour & Review: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies

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Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the utterly amazing Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies. I’m so excited to be included on this tour, and for you all to read the book when it comes out on the 19th!

Check out my review, and make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! 😀

About Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies:

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies

Title: LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES
Author: Laura Stampler
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Description:

The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume . .

Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?

Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.

There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job…right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?

Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Indiebound | Simon & Schuster | Goodreads

My review:

Thank you to Rockstar Book Tours and Simon and Schuster for sending an ARC of Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies my way!

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies was such a fun, cute read with a hilarious plot line infused with the perfect amount of drama, romance and friendship that is sure to keep you hooked. It is the perfect book for the summer!

I loved Harper, especially towards the beginning of the book, when she’s thrown into this new world, completely unprepared. She was so relatable and awkward as she tried to navigate life in New York and writing a dating blog for which she has no experience.She soon realises that she needs to get out and find a date to write about. Cue some hilarious attempts at talking to boys in bookshops and quite a few embarrassing mishaps, and you there you have something to write about. But McKayla, Harper’s boss, wants more edgier stories, something juicy, out there. You can imagine how this goes. And although some of her actions were questionable at times, Harper’s fun, smart, sarcastic and witty nature continued to amuse throughout the novel, and she was such a great character to read about.

There were so many more amazing characters in this book – Kristina, Ben, Gigi, Aunt Vee, Princess the pug – who were all so different and quirky in their own ways and were all so much fun. I loved that there was quite a bit of focus on friendships in this book, and their importance, instead of just focusing on the romance.

I really felt like Harper developed as a character quite a bit throughout the novel. She learns a lot, and realises that she doesn’t need to change herself for people to like her, and that she should be true to herself and her writing.

Stampler’s writing style in this book was fun, engaging, and completely addicting. I felt compelled to keep reading, to find out what happens next. And I was not disappointed!

There are also a lot of dogs in this book – so, you know, that’s also a great reason to read it.

Rating: ★★★★☆

About Laura Stampler:

Laura Stampler

Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.

Find her: Twitter | Tumblr| Instagram | Goodreads

Giveaway:

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

* A hardcover copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES to TWO (2) winners – US only

Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is US only. Giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific. Book will be ordered from Amazon. Prizing courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours.

Click HERE to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

The Tour Schedule:

Make sure you check out the rest of the stops for the blog tour!

July 11th – Fictional Fox – Review
July 11th – Curling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview
July 12th – Fiktshun – Review
July 12th – The Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review
July 13th – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
July 13th – Whatever You Can Still Betray – Guest Post
July 14th – Creatyvebooks – Review
July 14th – Latte Nights Reviews – Review
July 15th – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
July 15th – Books & Beauti – Guest Post

Click HERE to see the full schedule!

 

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