Just one more week until LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES by Laura Stampler comes out so there’s still time to pre-order a copy. This is a “must read” summer read for anyone who loves light, fun and adorable contemporary fiction and it’s one of my most favorite in the genre.

If you haven’t yet heard of this debut from Laura Stampler be sure to check out the book’s description and information on the author below. If you’d like to know what I think about this positively delightful story, my review is also below.

And if you’d like the chance to win a copy of the book, just enter in the Rafflecopter.

To hear what other bloggers have to say about LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES, and to read a few posts and interviews from the author and her character, Harper Anderson, just follow along with the tour which continues through July 22nd.


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Author: Laura Stampler
Release date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, eBook


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?


NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the author via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

The Review

LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES is everything you could want in a summer read and more. It’s clever and sweet and fun. It’s a little bit romantic. It’s totally hilarious. It will make you smile and laugh and cringe and sigh and snort. It’s addictive. It’s all too easy to devour in one sitting. It has an absolutely adorable main character, Harper Anderson, who you will love getting to know and want to both root for and chastise. It is filled with disastrous but laugh-out-loud funny dates, cute pugs, snarky blogs, and, as the title promises, a few white lies. If you are looking for the perfect summer read, this is it.

Harper shouldn’t have lied on her application for the summer internship in New York. But she never really thought she’d hear back from Shift magazine let alone be chosen to work there. Especially as a dating blogger. And while she has the ability to tell a story, when it comes to dating she doesn’t have many – or really any – stories to tell.

If she has any hope of keeping her internship, she’ll have to be more confident, take a few more risks, and tell a few more lies. She’ll need to do whatever is necessary to ensure that her posts are convincing enough and that everyone at Shift remains in the dark about her lack of experience. She is in over her head, but it doesn’t have to mean she’ll drown.

Laura Stampler has taken a familiar and well-loved concept – that of the cute, well-intentioned, and relatable but completely misguided heroine who makes some bad choices, colossal mistakes, and risks losing what’s most important to her – and created a story that is a standout. The writing is smart and sharp and witty. The main character’s escapades are just so much fun that you’ll never want them to end. There are many moments that are distinct and quirky and so very memorable.

For those who love their contemporary stories on the lighter side, LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES promises to be an unputdownable, re-readable, and insanely good read.

The Rating


Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.

About Laura Stampler

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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.


The 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.

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