TAILORED FOR TROUBLE by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


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After a billionaire causes a human resources specialist to lose her job when she calls him out for being a jerk, he hires her as a consultant. She never expects to fall in love with him.

When Taylor Reed meets Bennett Wade, a billionaire CEO, he insults her boss, then her, and she tells him off, then quits her job before she can be fired, starting her own business which she hopes to use to teach upper management executives how to treat their people better. The venture is a complete failure, but right as she’s about to throw in the towel, Wade tracks her down and offers to hire her as a consultant, which she refuses, having no desire to work for a man who's shown himself to be such an abusive jerk. Not willing to take no for an answer, Wade keeps upping the price for her services, until she finally gives in, hatching a plan to take his money but to fake her coaching services, ultimately teaching him a lesson by teaching him lessons that will undermine his negotiations rather than support them. Yet as the two spend time together—and fly to Tokyo and then Bali—Taylor comes to see a completely different side of Wade and learns the deep dark secrets that prove he's damaged and trying to make amends, and she falls in love with him. Unfortunately, Wade has taken some of her lessons at face value and may have sabotaged the deal of his life, making him doubt he can ever trust her again. Good writing, some humorous scenarios, and an intriguing matchmaking back story can’t save two main (and several secondary) characters who come across as so annoying, inconsistent, and unlikable that we really don’t care how they eventually get over their relationship misfires.

An interesting concept and a strong start but ultimately disappointing.

Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-101-96722-5
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2016


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