Book Review: Black Tie Optional by Anne Marie Walker

What’s the Story- From Goodreads:

Everything about Coleman Grant III oozes power and sex. And not the perfunctory kind either, but the sheet clawing, heart stopping, gasping for air after you’ve screamed so loud you can’t breathe kind. From his dark wavy hair that stands in an artfully rumpled mess, to the blue eyes that sear your skin, to his full, sensual lips – on the surface he’s pure perfection.

Too bad he’s an asshole. An arrogant, uptight corporate raider hell bent on destroying the environment one species at a time. 

Everything about Olivia Ramsey screams hippie humanitarian. From her blond hair tied in a sloppy bun, to her faded jeans with the Bonnaroo patch sewn on the thigh, to her combat boots still splattered with mud from the previous day’s site visit.

So it makes perfect sense that they would get married. In Vegas. Stone-cold sober.

Cole needs a wife. Olivia needs to save an endangered species. But what starts as a marriage of convenience soon turns into a battle of wills and sexual tension. Love is a game, and Olivia and Cole are ready to win.

Favorite Words: “Did they teach that in a class at one of your snooty boarding schools? ‘How to Woo a Woman While Still Being a Dick’?”

The book is described as The Proposal meets Two Weeks Notice. I completely agree. It’s the best of those films and a whole lot more.

I was laughing like a fool while reading this book. I also couldn’t keep the smile off my face. You knew that Cole and Olivia were going to find their groove, but it didn’t matter that you knew. What you wanted was to see how they got there.

I loved how I immediately related to Olivia. She is the type of girl I could see myself having drinks with after a long day. We could vent to each other and laugh with each other. She was a strong independent woman that had her beliefs, and wasn’t afraid to say them out loud.

Cole was the type of guy I wanted to slap one moment, then throw my panties at him the next. He is also a billionaire type, and I can always get behind a billionaire type.

This book is perfect for the summer or even a long weekend. I say crack open a bottle of bubbly or a crisp white wine. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Rating: 5 Stars

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