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Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe?

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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 Jeans – arrives at the agency. With his brooding good looks, trademark scowl and plans for change, he challenges Ellie to smart
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Kindle Edition, 490 pages
Published March 11th 2011 by Quercus
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Chachic
Nov 28, 2011 Chachic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Josette
Aug 31, 2011 Josette rated it it was amazing
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
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Feminista
Jun 12, 2016 Feminista rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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?
Janice (Janicu)
Dec 18, 2011 Janice (Janicu) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Emma
Dec 07, 2011 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Salma
Oct 05, 2016 Salma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waw that was a very long journey that gladly I took ..
The first chapters were a little bit boring at some point I decided to stop reading BUT the book name was reason number 1 for me to complete it &&&& yup am so happy I did .
I laughed, grinned, cried , get a little bit angry at both Ellie & Jack and at a time I hated jack so much.
I learned something about forgiveness in this book i may not -like EVER-try hard as Ellie to apologies or gave up and simply forgive so what she di
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(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
Namratha
May 09, 2016 Namratha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Love Fool
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
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Sonja
Jun 07, 2011 Sonja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Marleen
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
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Samantha Young
Jul 07, 2011 Samantha Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Michelle Styles
Apr 10, 2011 Michelle Styles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Masterful romantic comedy by a debut author. Set in an advertising agency, Jack Wolfe, the hero is to die for. Really well done.
Shai
Nov 13, 2016 Shai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
3.5 stars.
Elusive
Aug 25, 2016 Elusive rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Shaz Goodwin
Jun 08, 2012 Shaz Goodwin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Ellie disco
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Harjas
Sep 20, 2016 Harjas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give the first 30% of this book 5 stars because it was hilariousss at the beginning!
But the rest of the book was very tedious to read and back with the cliché ending, and that's when I would give it 3 stars.
Rachel
Dec 05, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

So first all I have to mention that one of the things that draws me to this book time and again is the characters especially Jack. He is a complex and at times a very frustrating character. There are a few points in this book when I could happily throw something at him. However this is just the tip of the iceberg and when all is said and done he has an appeal that as the book progresses intensifies. He is at times brooding and wears a mask to cover his emotions but there is a hidden depth to him
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Faith
When I first started reading this book, it started off as a five. By the end it was a four, which is still great because I don't think I've given too many four/five star reviews this year. I like Ellie. She's a rather realistic character. She has confidence at times but she also deals with self doubt too. She dresses how she wants to. She's not too perfect or too flawed. In other words, it's extremely easy to empathize with her. Even when she does some rather questionable (maybe even unrealistic ...more
Natasha
Sep 22, 2016 Natasha marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-of-pile
Aw what the hell. This isn't available to buy anymore? D:
Aishwarya
Sep 06, 2016 Aishwarya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

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
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Kate
Jun 06, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this eBook from Amazon after receiving a recommendation from Sharon at Jera’s Jamboree. I’m so glad she brought it to my attention because it was a fantastic book, another one day read in fact!

Before the story began it says “To everyone who likes to have the last word …” and this made me smile because I’ve been told many times that I always have to have the last word, I felt like I was meant to read this book.

Mr Wolfe (Jack) is a wonderful character with so many good and bad points that
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Kulsuma
Sep 08, 2016 Kulsuma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admit that the title 'Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe?' put me off at first. It's cheesy. But the blurb was so good that I had to give it a go. Luckily, I didn't regret it. Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe? is a great chick-lit book. I adored the banter between Ellie and Jack. I loved the mystery surrounding Jack.

At first, Ellie doesn't have much confidence in herself and others take advantage of her. She doesn't even notice that things are going downhill with her idiot of a boyfriend. When Jack points out h
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Jessica
Nov 09, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Tânia
Oct 29, 2011 Tânia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

“Who’s Afraid of Mr. Wolfe?” is a great chick-lit read about Ellie, an advertising copywriter, and the tall, dark, and mysterious new boss Jack Wolfe. If inside work their relationship is like an explosive, on the outside it definitely explodes! At first they had a typical love-hate relationship, but as the storyline progressed, taking a serious tone, and I became more and more engrossed with the characters, I realized it wasn’t anythin
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Jo
Dec 13, 2012 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly
Nov 17, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(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
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This fish likes to read
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
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Anindita
Jun 21, 2011 Anindita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My liking for this book turned out to resemble one of those graphs that are on a steady incline, and then plateaus in the end. If you are used to reading romances written by American authors, it will take you a couple of chapters to get used to this book - because the book is set in London (mostly), and the expressions used are not commonly used in American English. But once you do, you will find it endearing. I did.

The author makes use her experience in the advertising world by creating a back
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Bond
Apr 08, 2016 Bond rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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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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