HEY GUYS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU ANOTHER BOOK IN THE SUMMER BIGGER THAN OTHERS ANTHOLOGY! TODAY I HAVE RIBBONS AND FRILLS; BY CLAIRE DAVIS AND AL STEWART, I LOVE THIS STORY AND YOU WILL TOO! I HAVE MY REVIEW, LINKS, AND EVEN A SMALL EXCERPT FOR YA, SO HERE GOES:
I LOVE THIS QUOTE FOR GARY! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Ribbons and Frills by: Claire Davis and Al Stewart
(Summer Bigger Than Others Anthology)
reviewed by: Becky
Ribbons and Frills costume sewing factory has always been about creating dreams, but when the owner asks his very upper-class son to take over, sparks fly, and not just from the sewing machines. The last time manager Gary Shaw saw Ashley Turner-Hoff was a year ago, when he left Gary standing on the beach with a broken heart and sand in his underwear.
Ashley Turner-Hoff has a plan to save the factory which involves one famous mannequin and a fashion show in London.
Can Gary forgive Ashley and give him a second chance? Can Ribbons and Frills really compete against top fashion designers, and do Gary's dreams of being on stage finally come true?
Find out in this summer story of sequins, sand, and surprises!
I love this book so much, and Gary, oh how I love Gary! Claire and AL have a way of making their characters come to life, down to the cat that lives in the factory :)!
Gary was heartbroken when his fling ended last year with his boss's son, Ashley Turner- Hoff, now that the costume design factory is failing, how will he endure having Ashley come in and try to save the day?
Gary and Ashley have mad chemistry, and they can't keep their hands ( and other parts) off each other, but is it just sex, or is there more than either men is willing to admit?
Can these two pull together to save the factory, with Gary conquering his fears in the process? You gotta get this one friends, it is an awesome addition to a killer anthology!! Thanks Claire and Al, for a great little story I will read again and again!!
the 5 Tarzan King of the Jungle rating :)
I DID THIS RATING IN HONOR OF GARY, YOU WILL SEE WHY! HERE ARE THE LINKS: THE BEATEN TRACK LINK HAS ALL OF THE BUY LINKS YOU NEED :)
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It was hot, steamy and quiet, the atmosphere heavy with the smell of resignation and unemployment. Ashley had them all sitting in a circle, but Gary would not look at their faces because he couldn’t.
He was going to lose the factory.
Instead, he looked at their shoes, and Clive’s odd socks, and waited for the eruption. It was indeed Clive who exploded first.
“A cat walk in London? You want us to make a load of poncy artsy clothes for some big London show? We can’t fucking do it, Ashley. I won’t do it. We make leotards and swimming costumes, for teenagers. We can’t make no cowhide dresses.”
And then they all joined in, angry and upset, because everyone had welcomed Ashley as their salvation from the unemployment line. Lilly actually threw her hat on the floor in rage, and Cindy burst into tears.
Gary caught Ashley’s eye for a second, and it was seeing the sheer fright on that drained, white face that made him snap out of it. Ashley was going to let them all down, but this time, Gary would be ready for it.
GRAB IT FRIENDS, YOU WILL LOVE IT TOO!! THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY REVIEW OF RIBBONS AND FRILLS, SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT BOOK IN THE ANTHOLOGY!