Olivia Ramsey has made it her mission to get Coleman Grant III to listen to her when it comes to saving a species of bat that is endangered by one of his multi-million dollar projects. She’s been waiting for him every morning to go over her planet saving agenda as he makes his morning coffee stop on the way to his corporate world of meetings.
As opposite as Olivia and Cole are they find themselves running into one another in Vegas when they are both there to help friends celebrate their wedding. After Olivia let’s her hair down she finds herself waking up in Cole’s hotel room needing to do the walk of shame. But before she can leave Cole throws her for a loop with a wedding proposal.
Black Tie Optional is the first in the Wild Wedding series by Ann Marie Walker. While the idea behind the story involved here wasn’t a new one, a pair of opposites finding themselves together due to one needing to marry, the story was still a fun one for the most part.
For me as a reader I found Cole to be just what he should be as a corporate playboy billionaire so as we learned of his softer side he definitely grew on me. But Olivia did tend to irritate me with her better than you attitude for too long in the story, Cole didn’t seem to deserve it after she finds herself in the situation by partying a bit too hard herself.
In the end I’d give this first in the series 3.5 stars and would still be interested in seeing where the series goes from here. The idea of opposites attracting is always an appealing one but this pair just needed to admit their feelings a tad sooner in the story in my opinion.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.