“She just wanted to kick him. Really, really hard. In his man parts.” – Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
**advance reader copy received**
Genre: Contemporary – Romantic Comedy
Release: 9 August 2016
Length: 368 pages
Price: $4.99 (Kindle) $16.00 (hard copy)
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.
Fans of this author know that she writes hilarious and slightly insane characters and stories, but those are often the best ones. I am not by any means a huge contemporary romance fan, but I never pass Mimi’s stories up. Her work is always set for pre-order. I feel like she consistently gets down into the grit of the characters and really works to put the reader in their skin, and Tailored for Trouble did not disappoint. As unrealistic as billionaires and flying around the world can be for so many of us, there are very human connections to be had within the story. It is a feel-good read with tantalizing ups, downs, and steamy hot goodness. While it is so easy to want to punt kick the male leading character in the junk from the get-go, nothing is as it seems in a Mimi book. By the end of the tale, I had been torn between doing harm to both the male and female lead enough times to be glad I had reserved judgement over the fate of his manly bits. No real character is 100 percent likeable. I think that character redemption or the revelation that all is not lost in mankind or humanity through these books encourages readers to keep hope alive when many of us tend to immediately assume the worst. Another great read and lots of good feelings from this book and author.