Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

by James Patterson, Emily Raymond

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Can a little black dress help a New York magazine editor live out her wildest fantasies . . . or will it be her downfall?
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.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316276405
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: BookShots
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 82,516
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.

Emily Raymond worked with James Patterson on First Love and The Lost, and is the ghostwriter of six young adult novels, one of which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Little Black Dress 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rates 3.5 stars. Easy to read and has some genuine merit as a romance "short story" but invariably leaves reader somewhat unsatisfied. Worth the time? Yes. Worth the money? Not really.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best book i have ever read. All thete was was a woman haveimg sex with everyone she met
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the story? All I read was page after page of a woman having sex with strangers. That's it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where was the plot? Just a woman having sex with strangers. Not worthy of being a James Patterson book shot
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars: Overall 1 Narration 4 Story 1 Firstly, I’m not sure just what this book hoped to become – erotic, romance, suspense or thriller. It didn’t work for any, really. The main character, Jane, is an editor and spends most of her off-time watching films and snacking on oreos. Who am I to judge, when I spend every free moment reading? Then she finds a dress, THE dress – a little black dress that gives her the guts to change her life. So, there’s a bit of magical thinking, and I’m happily rolling along (if tiring of clichés already) when… WHAM… man one. Handsome, well-built, rich, self-confident and interested in her. OK – perhaps there is some growth in a relationship, maybe I’ll find the tension or a twist…. Nope. Man two, then three…and well, I’m frustrated, tired of the lack of purpose or development, the wooden cut outs posing as new characters and the utter lack of development for Jane. Still I soldier on through most (at least 75% of the story) with endless repeated scenes where only the names stand a chance of evolving and oops, we need a twist – or something has to happen. Suffice it to say that this first foray into the BookShots was less than satisfactory. Narration for this was provided by Helen Wick, and I actually want to congratulate her on her determination to stick it out. With not much notable character development, or even action that didn’t first qualify as clichéd, her presentation was clear, her delivery successful. By far the highlight of this title until the end. I received an audiobook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions and expectations are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. I kept waiting for something thrilling to happen. Thank goodness it wasn't a long book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I connected with the character thru the great visuals emoted in the writing. I don't like books that drone on and on. This was just right.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Jane believes that the little black dress she bought has caused her to open herself up sexually. She has trysts with men she has just met or picked up on the street. I did not like Jane. I liked the secondary characters better. She did not listen to her instincts and ended up putting herself in harm's way. I was scared for her. Once she has put herself in danger she then thinks. Not something I would do. I had a hard time relating to her.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Little Black Dress is a very adult short-story written by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. This adult contemporary romance/borderline erotica is written under James Patterson's BOOKSHOTS imprint (fast reads for fast times). I am somewhat surprised to see so many low ratings for this title because I absolutely loved it! Different strokes for different folks, right? Little Black Dress features just that...a little black dress that emboldens a divorcee to take control of her sexuality. She says who, when, where, and what (well except for one scene), and she finds this process surprisingly therapeutic. Many reviews refer to this story as "trashy" but I don't think so. Not when you know just how empowering and liberating being the aggressor can be. At 144 pages/2 hours, 25 minutes via audio, this is a quick and easy read, as the BOOKSHOTS selections are intended to be. Check it out! My favorite quote: "If life hands you a compliment, take it."
jmcgarry More than 1 year ago
This is one of the Bookshots series by James Patterson. Short books of less than 150 pages, priced at less than $5 each. In another world, they would be called novellas. They're designed for quick reading. You can finish it quickly. This was the story of Jane Avery, a magazine editor who usually spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos. One day, she buys a little black dress. Suddenly, she releases her inner sexual desires. At first, she is somewhat reluctant, but that soon passes. This leads her in to some dangerous situations. Obviously, this is designed for a quick read. There's not much character development, except for Jane. It seems a little unrealistic. A woman gets a black dress, and suddenly she's a nymphomaniac. I didn't buy that. Granted, an outfit can give you a different attitude. I feel different in a suit than I do in a t-shirt and shorts, but it's not that dramatic. I picked this edition up at Target. The Target edition had an epilogue just for this edition. It felt tacked on, like it wasn't part of the story. This may be so that non-Target readers wouldn't feel too left out. I think this is a good concept for a series. Shorter books might encourage more people to read. You also have to tighten up the plotline. I just think this book had some shortcomings to it.
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Linsclass More than 1 year ago
A complete waste of time and money!
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texangal_1 More than 1 year ago
Total waste of time! Save your money
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I glanced down at the selection entry form. I couldn't come to sign the bottom of the thick, expencive paper. But then i remembered how much it would mean to my family. Also, the more I said it, Princess Kayley did have a nice ring to it.