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Who's Afraid of MR Wolfe? (edition 2011)

by Hazel Osmond

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Member:gogglemiss
Title:Who's Afraid of MR Wolfe?
Authors:Hazel Osmond
Info:Quercus Books (2011), Paperback, 400 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned, Favorites, Read 2012
Rating:****
Tags:modern romance, chic lit, ad. agency, lol, British authors

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Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe? by Hazel Osmond

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An old client of the advertising firm, is renewing their contract and they want a fresh, new take on the same old thing: panty liners. Because the Creative Director is off on a conference of some sort, the three Creative Teams put together briefs for the client, realizing this is their one and only chance for glory. Team One, incidentally consisting of two men, comes up with an ad that involves a woman confidently wearing white trousers and showing it off. Team Two's contribution is an ad where a mother and daughter discuss about how panty liners are God's gift to womankind. And Team Three: Singing knickers. Knickers singing about how happy and comfortable they will always be thanks to panty liners. The point is to emphasize the peace of mind this product gives women.

And Team Three is the heroine and her partner. This, in my opinion, is the best part of the book. It's different, it's fun and this is totally what I think about panty liners too.

But what would I know? I stopped reading it right after when Ellie shows up to Jack's apartment. Because once they fell into the familiar I-will-lust-after-you-but-ignore-you/make-your-life-miserable cycle, the book got downright annoying. Ellie's impertinence is also downright unbelievable. Jack is legendary for his temper and his refusal to take bullshit. That's a boss that I'd be really really careful around. Instead, Ellie enjoys mouthing off.

Also, I don't know how it's possible to go TWO WEEKS without running into your co-worker. No matter how big an office. Especially if the co-worker is a suit who's your boss' boss. This seems to happen a lot in books and movies. I keep trying to do this in my office but at a 150 employees and an open office plan, this fails miserably. I can't even seem to hide from the mailman who comes once a day to deliver our packages.

Also, one of the reviews mentions that Jack Wolfe is inspired by Richard Armitage in North and South. Um...really? Cos I can't see it.

Who's afraid of Mr. Wolfe? Not me.

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  ashpapoye | Jan 24, 2014 |
Sweet, funny and poignent. The build up between Ellie and Jack was better than the rest, but a feel-good book all the same. ( )
  gogglemiss | Nov 29, 2012 |
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Ellie Somerset loves her career-obsessed boyfriend Sam and she loves her job as an advertising copywriter. But Sam is always at work and her fresh ideas keep being overlooked. Her life gets more complicated when new boss Jack Wolfe - Heathcliff in a Suit - arrives at the agency. With his brooding good looks, trademark scowl and plans for change, he challenges Ellie to smarten up and prove herself. To Ellie's horror, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to the sexy and dangerous Jack. But this particular wolf has an awful lot to hide...
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Ellie likes flying under the radar. She knows she's good at her job, but she rarely gets a chance to just get on with things. But the arrival of Jack Wolfe throws a spanner into the works, and it's not long before her new boss reveals he has more than just deadlines and redundancies on his mind.… (more)

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