So today is my turn to host the newly released The Last Dance by Aimee Brown (see previous blog posts for The Lucky Dress cover reveal and author interview) on her blog book tour- I feel privileged to be apart of it 🙂
Can you truly forgive and forget?
Ambri and Henry have been best friends forever. They’ve been through the highs and lows of life with each other by their sides. The worst? When Henry’s wife, and Ambri’s sister, died. Together, they can face it all. Until one night destroys everything.
Two years after he stepped out of it Henry walks back into Ambri’s life and she’s more than a little shocked. But as old friends fall into even older habits they need to decide whether they can forget the past and embrace their future.
Perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult and Anna Bell.
About the author
Aimee Brown is a writer of romantic comedies set in Portland, Oregon, and an avid reader. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal. Aimee grew up in Oregon, but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She is a lot older than she looks and yes, that is a tattoo across her chest. (In the Portlandia spirit, yes, I lived many years in PDX and I do indeed have a bird tattooed on me (2!)) Aimee is very active on social media. You can find her at any of the networks below. Stop by and say hello!
Writing The Last Dance
I lived in Portland Oregon for many years in my twenties. It’s a city so near and dear to my heart. It seemed as if there was always something to do whether it was a dreary, rainy day, or a sun–filled heatwave. I loved walking the streets with my family and stumbling upon new and exciting places that you can’t find when you’re speeding by in your car. That was a lot of my inspiration on heavily filling this book with the Portland setting. I wanted the reader to feel like they are there and when theyclose it at the end, I want them to have that memory of just spending some time in my favorite city ever.
This book is especially close to my heart as I’ve spent quite a lot of time at one of the main settings in the story, The Crystal Ballroom. I’ve been to many, many concerts there (& other places in town), as well as 80’s night a time or two. So, writing some of the bigger scenes there was so much fun and brought back so many amazing memories.
I guess with that said this book contains a lot of me and my love affair with the city. I even weaved in some of my own personal stories like when Ambri mentions her only claim to fame is her once touching Justin Furstenfield. That was me. I did that. And truly had I not been in my late twenties (or maybe even early thirties) I might have never washed my hand again. I may or may not crush on him still to this day.
Portland can be magical, yet a ridiculously weird city. I think that’s what makes it such fun. You just never know what you’re going to run into whether it be the naked bike ride or the Unipiper dressed as Darth Vader with flames coming from his bagpipes. Every day is different, exciting, and of course, weird.
If you’ve never been to Portland, I highly suggest it. Not only do they have one of the most popular bookstores in the world, Powell’s (which I’ve spent many an hour roaming through) but the atmosphere is just as fun as The Last Dance makes it seem. You definitely won’t be disappointed when you visit the city I consider one of my favorites.
Thankyou again for letting me on your tour and congratulations on publication 🙂 Can’t wait to read it