Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Review)

Adult, Romance, Comedy, Romcom
Publication.Date  August 9th 2016
Published By:  Balantine Books
AuthorMimi Jean Pamfiloff

Tailored for Trouble on Goodreads
My review copy:Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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A sassy, sexy, laugh-out-loud rom-com between the hottest man never to be tamed and the woman crazy enough to try


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.


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.
"Asshole. Hope he chokes on one of his designer ties." 
"Well, it's my life, not theirs, and you only live once."

     First, can we just take a moment to appreciate the handsome man on the cover? He is gorgeous. Gorgeous. OK, deep breaths. Now, that we've got this out of the way, let's talk about the book!

    I'm not really huge on romance (or romcoms for that matter), because I feel like it's really hard to find one that is unique and different from all of the others, and once you've read one, you've pretty much read them all. This is obviously just my point of view and quite possibly a misconception on my part, but I can't help being wary of most of the titles that promise to be both sexy and funny at the same time. That being said, I absolutely adored this book. I was completely blown away by the writing style, awesome character development (with layer-building you wouldn't normally expect from a romcom!), incredible chemistry and unexpected plot developments that made for an extremely readable story. I can honestly say, I fell in love with both of the lead characters and had a ton of fun following their crazy adventures.

     Tailored for Trouble is a book that, in my opinion, breaks the mold and truly stands out from the crowd. It's funny and sexy, but it's also smart and clever and full of witty dialogues. When Taylor lost her job because of the cocky and arrogant Bennett Wade, the last thing she ever expected was to find herself working for him again. She hates the guy, after all! Because of him, she is close to being bankrupt and homeless, or worse - jobless and back at home with her judgmental dad! After quitting her job at HRTech Solutions, she poured all of her money into starting a specialized executive training company, but now that the company isn't doing well at all, it is clear to Taylor that she's made a big mistake. So when Mr. Wade offers to hire her as his consultant, she wants nothing more than to tell him to shove it, but she's in no position to do that. And so the unpredictable, crazy, sexy adventure begins.

     This book was incredibly entertaining to read. I loved the no-BS writing style, the dialogues, the sassy remarks and uncensored thoughts. They felt so natural and were super fun to read. Taylor was a strong and opinionated character, who knew how to stand up for herself and wasn't taking any of Wade's shit. Wade, on the other hand, though seemingly uncaring and completely douchy, proved to be quite a complex, swoon-worthy guy with way more to his character than what you'd initially assume. I loved that. I mean, I kind of expected that, but I still loved the way Pamfiloff portrayed him and layered him up like a stinky onion with a golden nugget inside. It was brilliant (and really, really sexy).

     It's safe to say, I enjoyed this book more than I ever expected to. It was a light, quick read that made me snort and laugh out loud many times. It also made me swoon quite a lot, and I must say, I loved the conclusion of the story - it was very satisfying. This was my first book by Pamfiloff, but rest assured, it won't be the last one! I'm planning on catching up on all of her previous ones. They are the perfect hot-bath+glass-of-wine kinds of reads!

About the author:
S.F. Native, MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than 15yrs in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dreams.

Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.

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