From the back of the book:
SUITED FOR SEDUCTION
Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her perfectly manicured hands on the Clayworth family’s celebrated couture collection for her exhibit. So when she’s called in to make sure the gowns are the read deal, she’s ecstatic…until a dress she’s examining turns out to be loaded with toxins (talk about killer threads!) and Athena faints, only to wake up face-to-face with the One That Got Away, notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.
Drew still believes Athena betrayed him all those years ago, and he’s sure he can’t trust her. But when the priceless gowns go missing, she offers to help track them down. Reluctantly allied in the quest, Drew and Athena are soon stunned by the barely restrained passion still sizzling between them…and memories both bitter and sweet. Is their new partnership just a business arrangement? Or is this something more than…
A Black Tie Affair
This is a fun contemporary romance and it is obviously the first in a trilogy about the three Smith sisters. (At least I’m hoping so) I loved Athena’s can-do attitude. There wasn’t anything that was going to stop her from getting what she wants. Drew is too good to be true. He is the ultimate prince charming – sexy, rich, and kind (he helps underprivileged kids). They used to be best friends and now they hardly speak to each other. These two shoot sparks off each other from the beginning. The only complaint I have about the book is the story line involving Athena’s father. It isn’t resolved by the end of the book (which is why I’m hoping for more books) and I feel that it should have been since it was part of the issues between Drew and Athena. All in all, A BLACK TIE AFFAIR is a fun, light, romantic read!
the book girl gives A BLACK TIE AFFAIR a 4/5!