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Tailored for Trouble (Happy Pants #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Tailored for Trouble Book Cover Tailored for Trouble
Happy Pants #1
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Ballantine Books
August 9th 2016

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.

Maria’s Review

“I’m not a bad guy. I just…do things my way. It’s the only way I know how.”

➦This is book one in the Happy Pants series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. I’ve never read anything by this author so I was pleasantly surprised right from the start at how much I liked the writing style. The story flows effortlessly and I was glued to it pretty much from start to finish.

Bennett is a hot billionaire bachelor who first comes off as a giant douche bag but later on redeems himself. Taylor has her own business to help coach billionaire CEOs on how to be better bosses. Unfortunately, her business is on the brink of bankruptcy, until she gets hired by Bennett.

❤The sexual tension between these two is off the charts. Bennett makes a point to never date his employees but keeping his hands off Taylor is very… hard, if you know what I mean. I loved the anticipation, how they “danced” around each other until they finally gave in.

I really loved Bennett’s character. I remember the book referring to him as an “onion that doesn’t stink”. Onions have layers, right? Throughout the story we peel layers off of him and find out who he really is. And once the suit comes off… well, be prepared to wipe some drool off your face. It’s pretty rare for me to get worked up over M/F novels these days but this book totally had me feeling all kinds of wonderful.

“…this man was like biting into a goddamned jalapeno. The first few seconds were a piece of cake; but the more you chewed, the hotter it got.”

The heroine was funny and had constant inner monologue going, which I found to be entertaining but at times too repetitive. She was feisty and stood her ground though, so she’s totally okay in my book.

The ending left me a bit disappointed. It used one of my pet peeves as a plot twist and I found it to be absolutely unnecessary. There was so much going on at the end and I felt like the main characters needed to overcome their difficulties by helping each other without any influence. I ended up loving the book anyway.

➦On the side note, I really wish authors would stop with the “giant dick phenomenon” for which the condoms aren’t a match. I think it helps to know that the hero is hung but not to the point of a horse. I find it completely nonessential and, frankly, it makes me roll my eyes.

➦I would recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romances with arrogant billionaire heroes and feisty heroines. This read is steamy and is sure to leave you panting.