Series: Happy Pants #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 9, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: eARC, 368 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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SHE WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
Taylor Reed is no stranger to selfish, uncaring CEOs. She was fired by one, which is why she has created her own executive training program—helping heartless bosses become more human. So Taylor shocks even herself when she agrees to coach Bennett Wade, the cutthroat exec who got her unceremoniously canned. She’d love to slam the door in his annoying but very handsome face, but the customers aren’t exactly lining up at her door. Plus, this extreme makeover will give Taylor the golden opportunity to prove that her program works like a charm.
HE WANTS TO BUY IT.
Bennett Wade is many things—arrogant, smug, brusque—but trusting isn’t one of them. Women just seem to be after his billions. So when he hires Taylor Reed, he has no desire to change. Bennett is trying to win over the feminist owner of a company he desperately wants to buy, but something about the fiery Taylor thaws the ice around his heart, making Bennett feel things he never quite planned on. And if there’s one thing Bennett can’t stand, it’s when things don’t go according to plan.
They are a match tailor-made for trouble.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Tailored for Trouble was a fun read! I mean, I couldn’t resist that cover with the hot guy, let’s be honest. The blurb sounded great. Taylor sounded like a wonderful, strong, determined heroine and I have a thing for grumpy CEO/workplace romances. All signs pointed to this being a book I’d really enjoy… and that’s exactly what I got! There were even a few surprises along the way.
I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Taylor was just who I thought she was from the blurb: strong, determined and even likable! I was on her side from the very start. I was a little iffy about Bennett in the beginning, but it didn’t take all that long for me to realize he really was one of the good ones. Yes, he was prickly. Sometimes I was appalled by his behavior in the moment… but it all became clearer later. He might’ve had thick skin and came off as a bit of a jerk at times, but he definitely had a good heart underneath it all.
The romance was great. It was the slow burn, “OMG ARE THEY EVER GONNA GET IT ON” type that I simultaneously love and hate. (But mostly love.) Their chemistry was crazy hot. I loved the bickering and the banter. I’m a big fan of workplace romances – in books and movies, not in real life 🙂 – and this one really worked for me.
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a new-to-me author. She’s one whose backlist I’ll definitely be perusing, too. I enjoyed the laughs and swoons her writing inspired. I’ll definitely be looking for more from the Happy Pants series. I want stories for ALL the characters I met in Tailored for Trouble.
She felt like she’d been shaken, not stirred, and then poured into a martini glass where she’d been simultaneously sipped on while having her olives chewed. And she goddamned liked it.
You will not swear. You will remove his testicles like a lady: with your bare hands and a smile on your face.
“Opening up doesn’t come easily to me, Taylor, But I promise, if you give me time, you’ll understand my actions. All of them. I’m not a bad guy. I just… do things my way. It’s the only way I know how.”
Have you read Tailored for Trouble?
If not, do you think it sounds like something you’d enjoy?