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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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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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Janice (Janicu)
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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Josette
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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Emma
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
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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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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Sonja
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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Samantha Young
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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Anna La
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Sameena Ibraimo
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
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Aishwarya

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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Tanita Francis
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
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Michelle Styles
Masterful romantic comedy by a debut author. Set in an advertising agency, Jack Wolfe, the hero is to die for. Really well done.
Eva
OMG.

I DID NOT GO INTO THIS BOOK THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BLOW MY SOCKS OFF.

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.

And to top it all off, Jack is THE MOST PERFECT HERO. I FRICKIN LOVE THE HEATHCLIFF TYPES.

EDIT: I reg
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Maureen Reil
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
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
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Jo
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
Simmy
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
Jessica
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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Kelly
(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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Shaz Goodwin
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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Kulsuma
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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Kate
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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Anindita
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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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
Tânia
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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Claudia
this one started out quite good and was really funny - the first half was a real treat and although I had some troubles with Ellie at the beginning, she and Jack were great fun.

the second half was a real problem - not only was Jack a real A.. (I am not quite sure how it is possible to go further after some things he did) but at least he tried to explain it afterwards and was there for Ellie when she needed him.

but also developed Ellie from an independent woman to someone who was way to clingy an
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Nivedita Sankar
Coming off a chick flick bend, I appreciated that this book actually showed the main character spending time at work, not just spending all day skiving off while talking about a mid-level job. Sounds small, but adds a touch of realism when the main character has something in the way of realistic real-world stresses and limitations. More substantive than most, a decent read, although – andthis reaction may not be justified – it did seem that Ellie went a bit mad towards the end. ...more
Elephas
A lovely chick-lit..reading it is like a stroll in the park. I love the humorous and witty bits of this book even though some parts of the chapters, my eyes became teary...loving Ellie and Wolfe combo..guess the only portion im not so crazy about is the sex part...ah really...im just not into reading sex in a chick-lit..and also...when it comes to the end, it feels rather abrupt on how the plot turns the other way round...

Anyway, after taking a month to finish Great Gtasby and do some character
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Emma
I adored this story! It's so nice to have a main character that isn't your stereotypical heroine! I loved the fact that Ellie was not a girly-girl obsessed with shoes and make up, it makes a change from other "chick lit" characters. I loved how this story was told and how it played out, all characters were well developed and genuinely interesting! Definitely reading more from this author.
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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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