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29 September 2016

BookShots: my first experience and review!

Can a little black dress change everything in her life?

Magazine editor Jane Avery spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos – until the Dress turns her loose. Suddenly she's surrendering to dark desires, and New York City has become her erotic playground. But what began as a fantasy will go too far... and her next conquest could be her last.

I've got something quite great to share with all of you today, if I may say so myself! Recently I was contacted by a publisher and introduced to 'BookShots', a new way of reading developed by world-famous author James Patterson. I hadn't heard of BookShots before, but they're basically small and light books you can finish in one sitting that will keep you on the edge of your seat; short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment (click here to read some more about it). I received 'Little Black Dress', which was first released in July, as an example to try out and I have to say I straight away warmed to the idea of BookShots!

'Little Black Dress' is a quick read by authors James Patterson and Emily Raymond that focuses on magazine editor Jane Avery. Jane is the type who enjoys staying at home, watching Netflix with a good choice of snacks, instead of going out to look for some excitement. However, after she buys a beautiful black dress, something inside of her wants to try something different for a change. One thing leads to another and before Jane knows it she's living out her darkest desires. The question is, will she be able to continue like this or will things simply get too dark...?

This was my first James Patterson read, so I don't really feel as if I am in a position where I can really say something specific about his writing, especially considering this is a quick read and one written together with another author, namely Emily Raymond. I can say I was immediately grabbed by the story and really understood what the idea is behind these BookShots; I finished the book in one sitting and was amazed by how much happened in only a limited number of pages and how I was really absorbed by the story, even though this is not usually the type of read I would pick up.

As an avid reader who travels a lot I really love the concept of BookShots; it's so easy to take one with you and to finish it in one or two sittings. I'm really curious to read some more of these, and also to try different genres and see whether that will also work in this format. 'Little Black Dress' is a dark and thrilling read without a boring moment that I surprisingly quite enjoyed, but I am most excited about this new book format and can definitely recommend it to other readers!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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