Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: Black Tie Optional (Wild Wedding #1) by Ann Marie Walker

"If I didn't hate you, I might actually want to fuck you." - Cole Grant III

Black Tie Optional
Series: Wild Wedding #1
Author: Ann Marie Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: May 30, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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The Proposal meets Two Weeks Notice in Ann Marie Walker's new standalone romantic comedy, Black Tie Optional, which New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst calls, "a fun, sexy romp that will keep every reader entertained!"

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.

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Oh. My. God. It has been a while since I've devoured a book. Once I started Black Tie Optional, I could not put it down. We're talking "Kindle whacking my face several times before I finally went to bed" kind of devour. I regret nothing! Except maybe the 4 cups of iced coffee I had today. Or not...

One element that I friggin' love in a romance book is banter between the hero and heroine. When that banter turns into verbal foreplay, all the better. I'm always waiting for the spark that'll ignite the sexual tension. With Cole and Olivia, it wasn't a spark. It was a freaking firecracker that ignited. Holy shit, hold onto that fan ladies because you're going to need it! Black Tie Optional was a blast to read. From the characters to Ann's writing style, I loved everything about this book. She made me giggle and swoon at all hours in the night. This was my first time reading one of Ann's books and I'm damn sure it will not be my last. I already have the 2nd book marked and I know who I want to get the 3rd book, mainly because it'll drive Cole completely insane and that'll be fun to watch. Can we make that happen, Ann?

Ann Marie Walker writes steamy books about sexy boys. She's a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and 80s rom-coms. Her super power is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl. If it's December she can be found watching Love Actually but the rest of the year you can find her at where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, lemon drop martinis or supermodel David Gandy. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago.


  1. OMG This sounds awesome - totally my kind of book. Thanks for the review. The cover is what caught my eye, but I'll be adding it to my TBR. Greetings! I'm new to your blog, visiting with #getsocial17

    1. It was so good. If you're a fan of Lauren Layne, then you'll like this book. Same kind of banter and verbal foreplay. Thanks for visiting!!