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Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe?

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  965 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews
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 Jeans – arrives at the agency. With his brooding good looks, trademark scowl and plans for change, he challenges Ellie to smart
Paperback, 490 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by Quercus Books (first published March 11th 2011)
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Nov 28, 2011 Chachic rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of chick lit with depth
Recommended to Chachic by: Sabrina
Originally posted here.

I never would have found out about Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolfe by Hazel Osmond if it wasn't for Sabrina of About Happy Books and her review of the book. It seemed like something that I'd enjoy reading so I ordered a copy from Book Depository since it's not locally available. I picked this up when I felt that I needed a light and fun book in between fantasy reads. Too bad I wasn't able to take a picture of the cover because it looks a lot nicer in person, all purple and spark
Jun 12, 2016 Feminista rated it did not like it
This is a book about a weak and pathetic woman who throws herself at a womanising man who is a complete bastard to her. He hurts her with words, he says nasty things and he sleeps around with other women even after he has been with her.

But don't worry, he as an excuse to treat women like shit, he has a tragic past. All that tortured hero and angst wrapped up in a nice masculine package. Who could resist?
Aug 31, 2011 Josette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads, keepers
Chick Lit isn't a genre that I usually read a lot of, as it's always struck me as being a little too predictable and fluffy. Well, how wrong can you be? I adored this book!

First off, the characters are wonderful. Granted, Jack and Ellie (our hero and heroine) have all the characteristics that you would expect them to have: she's open, funny, smart and genuinely likeable; he's tall, dark, mysterious and more than a little brooding (the author actually thanks, in her acknowledgements, Richard Armi
Dec 07, 2011 Emma rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-kindle, romance
When Jack Wolfe joins Ellie's advertising agency as the new boss everyone knows he is there to shake things up. He has a reputation for turning companies around, mainly by getting rid of all the excess baggage (i.e. useless staff). Despite this, everyone seems to be falling at his feet - men and women included. Ellie is on her guard though, and no amount of huffing and puffing or good looks is going to get her to drop it - or to revamp her image and cozy up to the 'pigs-in-suits' the way Mr Wolf ...more
Janice (Janicu)
Dec 18, 2011 Janice (Janicu) rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my book blog (wordpress / livejournal)

I’ve been dying to read Who’s Afraid of Mr. Wolfe ever since Sabrina reviewed it at About Happy Books and gave it a very positive review. I’ve been dipping my toes into British Chick Lit more lately after Sarra Manning’s Unsticky just bowled me over this year, and Sabrina is my go-to girl on all that is Chick Lit-y (without being too Chick Lit-y). The only thing holding me back from hitting that buy button was the Ol’ TBR pile, bu
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
A humorous British lit employer/employee romance that addresses the finer points of infidelity, death, and learning to let go of the past. I really enjoyed the first half. Ellie was a hoot with her unfiltered dialogue and punchy best friend. I loved the antagonism fueled banter between Jack and Ellie. The romance is where I began to have issues. Jack is womanizer whose deplorable actions are excused due to his tragic past. I was quite shocked by his vehemence towards love and the way he chose to ...more
May 09, 2016 Namratha rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
You hear that disturbing noise?
That noise is a combination of my nerves grating in despair and my gnashed teeth grinding away in exasperation.

What gets my goat and the rest of the farm is not a book that is uniformly bad. I can accept that. What I can't bear is a book that starts off with oodles of potential and goes unexpectedly downhill. I really liked the heroine of this book. Ellie the frustrated copywriter was scruffy, funny and filled with sass. She had an awesome ensemble cast dishing out
Love Fool
Dec 09, 2014 Love Fool rated it liked it
If Goodreads would let me I would have given it 3.5 stars.

Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolfe? The very funny and heart-warming story of a young woman trying to get her job and her life back on track after the arrival of a new boss - who has other ideas in mind.

This book was funny, romantic, and sexy... it kinda reminded me of Bridget Jones's Diary. I didn't really care for the ending. She basically became pathetic to win over the guy and sorry honey, but I don't do pathetic... anymore.

Also, it was a lit
Apr 08, 2016 Bond rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
3 Stars

I've been wanting to read this book for almost a year and now that I finally did, my high expectations are shot down.

It wasn't really that bad. Personally, I thought it was an okay read but since the summary sounded so promising I'm a little disappointed how it turned out to be.

I think the concept of Love and Lust got mixed up. Ellie's and Jack's feelings were based on lust and not love. They were both very attracted to each other and I believe that attraction is way different from lo
Nov 16, 2012 Marleen rated it liked it
Certainly deserves more than 3 stars, but not entirely 4.
Ah - It’s been ages since I’ve read a book set in London. Or a book by a British author for that matter. Hazel Osmond pleasantly surprised me with her first novel. I have to say I’m not sure what type of literature is pigeonholed “chick-lit”, or when a novel qualifies to be called “chick-lit”. Is it a term more used in the UK or in the US? Anyway, “Who’s Afraid of Mr. Wolfe?” is a very endearing, cute romantic comedy-type of novel that kep
Jun 07, 2011 Sonja rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit, favourites
4,95 stars, even though such a rating doesn't actually exist...

I liked Hazel Osmond's debut very much, the heroine is rather strong, smart, funny and witty. It was hyterically funny and I had a hard time not laughing out loud during my rides to the university. The story had me right there from the beginnig and I just couldn't put the book down!

The supporting characters were awesome, not to speak of Ellie's great-aunt Edith, who was hysterical! By far my favourite character. Though I *knew* whe
Jan 15, 2014 Aishwarya rated it did not like it

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
Samantha Young
Jul 07, 2011 Samantha Young rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
This was really a big surprise for me. I have to confess to walking the other way when someone waves chick lit at me but an adamant friend told me to download it on my kindle and since it was only 99p I thought what the hell.
I think I laughed out loud the whole way through the first half of the novel. Ellie, the main character isn't as bland as I think the book description makes her out to be. She's a hilarious London girl with no pretension and a quick wit. Seriously, this was laugh out loud f
Aug 25, 2016 Elusive rated it it was ok
Shelves: review
In 'Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolfe?', copywriter Ellie Somerset loves her job but the same cannot be said for her boss. However, everything's about to change with the arrival of heartthrob Jack Wolfe. The problem? He's her new boss. Things get complicated when Ellie's boyfriend spends more and more time at work while she starts falling for Jack who's popular with the ladies. Can the wolf be tamed or can Ellie only dream about a happy ending?

This book started off with so much promise only to quickly t
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It was okay. It started off as an interesting read but it was a let down at the end.

I hate when authors create such feisty female characters and they fall in love and they are pathetic. It happens all the time in this genre. Why even bother?! This pisses me, why take the half asses route.

The first half of the novel is smut. For such a long book i wish it was a bit different, for a while there it seemed like it was going to be, but then it was the usual route. The conflict in itself felt half-as
Anna La
Jun 08, 2014 Anna La rated it it was amazing
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Sameena Ibraimo
Apr 07, 2015 Sameena Ibraimo rated it liked it
Although I've rated this book '3 - Like it' I actually want to give it '3.5 - Enjoyed it but ended too soon'

Loved Ellie! She is exactly what I like to see in a chick lit. Although towards the end she lost her spark and did some things which made me want to shake her and make her snap out of it.

Jack Wolfe was typical hot shot women love kinda guy. Once you learn about his past it doesn't really make sense as to why he is the way he is. Maybe its just me!

I adored Aunt Edith and *Spoiler* was gu
Amanda Svensson
Mar 31, 2016 Amanda Svensson rated it liked it
I enjoyed this novel, I did. I liked the chemestry and I really liked Lesley.

How ever. The female main character was kind, caring and eager to evolve (if that makes sense?), while at other times she simply seemed childish and spoiled. She seemed to be upset about a lot of things that didn't make sense for me.

The male main character was sexy, he was also caring and he had a lot of internal struggles that was really interesting to read how it affected him as a person, but I didn't like how he wa
Tanita Francis
May 28, 2014 Tanita Francis rated it it was amazing
This book really earned it's stars.It's been a while since ive come across something that thoroughly deserved a five star rating.

Well written/structured and un-put-down-able!I was immensely hooked.

I loved the build up of the story and how it was just the norm chick-lit "quickie" drama. Their story was beautiful, sexy and hilarious at times! i loved the witty banter & built-up chemistry between Jack & Ellie.I loved everything about this book.I love the characters (special nod to Edith). l
Michelle Styles
Apr 10, 2011 Michelle Styles rated it really liked it
Masterful romantic comedy by a debut author. Set in an advertising agency, Jack Wolfe, the hero is to die for. Really well done.


It was absolutely amazing! The hot scenes were scorching hot! The emotional scenes had me crying into my pillow and leaving large wet circles. And the embarrassing scenes had me absolutely dying! I was sitting on the train and suddenly my hand was smacking my forehead cause I was so embarrassed for her.

It was so good.


EDIT: I reg
Jul 16, 2016 Julie rated it it was ok
The story itself was okay - but I just couldn't justify the awful way the male lead treated the female. He may have been sexy, and smart and interesting - but this does not change the simple fact: He was a bully. A spiteful, mean man who used a tragic past to explain away his awfulness. Unfortunately, the female lead was also not someone I could respect, chasing after and trying to get back with a man - who as she herself stated, treated her like nothing more than for a place for him to put his ...more
Jul 01, 2016 Charbear rated it really liked it
I liked it. She's a copywriter for an advertising agency in London. He's her boss. His wife died of a brain tumor so he's shut himself off from relationships. She has a funny great aunt Edith who wears crazy clothes and plays dirty scrabble. She's very witty and always has to have the last word. Her work partner is a Lesley the lesbian. He runs off to NY when they get too close but finally comes back when he can't get her out of his head. At the end they get married and he puts up a plaque for E ...more
Maureen Reil
Aug 13, 2011 Maureen Reil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first purchase on my brand-new Kindle for me, all right I lied, after buying my own three chick-lit titles (which I didn't bother to look at because I know how they end) well I opted to read this book because it had been recommended to me and having heard lots of great things about it, even the sex scenes were handled with care and no 'toe curling' required. Let's just say that I wasn't to be disappointed, from the easy reading style which made me want to continue on with 'just one ...more
Desiree reilly
Sep 06, 2012 Desiree reilly rated it it was amazing
HI i got a video of the book on u tube you can check it out at desitheblonde. Well the book is great book the cover the book has lady and guy dancing on the page with a tower in the back ground.
`The people in the book take you up and down and then through thick and thin.Y ou would think someone who love some one and want to get marry but flips. Well Ellie was the one she had great job and then her live in boyfriend now something are going off track she find stuff form Sam that not right.Here he
Dec 13, 2012 Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, chicklit
Sometimes when I really like a book it is harder for me to write a review. I become a giggly school girl gushing and stammering unable to form coherent thoughts and sentences. Books and authors are my celebrity crushes. I have never followed a Hollywood star but Darcy is and always will be the end all be all. I joked with the husband that all bets were off if Darcy every came to life, but that for that to happen the laws of man and nature would cease to exist and therefore God would have pre-ord ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Simmy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5, fiction
I've been meaning to get back and write a review for this wonderful book since I enjoyed it very much. My expectations for this book were blown out of proportion and the very first chapter had me intrigued. The characters were well written and developed, when I first applied for the giveaway I expected it to be a lot like 50 shades, boy was I wrong. This book had depth,meaning, it brought fourth emotions. I read it in one sitting which meant I stayed up till 3 in the morning reading! A book you ...more
Nov 09, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, romance, comedy
I just checked my letter box and found my free copy of 'Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe?' thanks to Goodreads First Reads. Thanks Goodreads!

Review to follow shortly.....(I'm not great at reviewing books, but I'll give it a shot...bear with me!)

Well it always comes back to the dancing knickers. That's the only spoiler I'll give away (but you'll figure that out in the first few pages).

Ms Hazel Osmand's debut novel "Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe?", is a wonderfully written, fresh and heart warming novel. Hazel
Nov 17, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
(I wanna thank the writer for making it possible to win this amazing book. It really has opened my eyes to British authors and lightened my week!)

I remember that not too long ago I told someone on this website that I wasn't really fond of British authors. Well, let me say that Ms Osmond put me and my prejudices back into our place. This book was such a delightful read that I'm wondering why I didn't start reading this sort of novel before!

The plot was, sometimes, very predictable but in a way th
Shaz Goodwin
Jun 08, 2012 Shaz Goodwin rated it it was amazing
The story opens with Ellie and work partner Lesley pitching an out-of-the-box idea to dull Account Excecutive Hugo. Their head of department Gavin is away and so Jack Wolfe will be choosing which pitch goes through to the client. The scene is set for the background of Ellie’s career.

The reader is then introduced to how life is at home with boyfriend Sam. Sam is busy with his German clients and their paths hardly ever seem to cross at home. We learn how they met and where they are now.

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I live in Northumberland; I'm married with two teenage daughters and for twenty years I've been an advertising copywriter. I have a clean driving licence, (apart from where I dripped nail varnish on it) and am not yet at that age where I've started to grow a moustache without realising it.

How did I get into writing stories and books? Partly because of a woman's magazine and partly because of a man
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“Jack shook his head. 'Books. What is it with women and books? My sisters were the same. They were always buying books for boys they fancied.'
Ellie bent down and picked up the stone and put it on the table. 'It's like sending a love letter without having to write it yourself,' she said softly.”
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