Review: Black Tie Optional by Ann Marie Walker

Publication Date: May 30, 2017 
Series: Wild Wedding #1
Rating: 4 Stars 

Official Blurb: 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.

Review: This is my first book by this author and I adored it. It’s super sweet, full of humor, and the chemistry is amazing. Cole and Olivia are complete opposites in every way, but they are perfect together. Who doesn’t love enemies to lovers?!

Olivia is a loving, caring, and passionate person who will do anything to get what she wants. For months, she has tried to break down the walls of Cole Grant, but he is stubborn, hard headed, and a real pain in Olivia’s side. But a weekend trip to Vegas changes everything. Now Olivia finds herself married to the very man who drives her crazy. It’s only for a short time right… how hard can it really be?

Cole is the total opposite of Olivia. He is rich, powerful, and sometimes a bit full of himself. Cole isn’t looking to settle down, but there is one problem that has come up that he can’t conquer alone. Now it’s time to find a wife so why not the nagging, crazy girl who has been harassing him for months? It will be a quick arrangement. In then out no feelings attached seems pretty simple right? Is anything in life really that simple?

I adored the relationship between Cole and Olivia. I have always heard there is a fine line between love and hate and they both prove that throughout the book. I only wish there would have been a bit more about them in the end. I felt it was a bit rushed and would have loved to see a follow up. Fingers crossed it’s in the next book because I am ready for book 2. 


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