Office Mate by Rachel Van Dyken


Posted April 20, 2024 in review Tags: , ,

Office Mate by Rachel Van DykenOffice Mate by Rachel Van Dyken
Pages: 117
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Genres: Romantic Comedy
Source: ARC
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap, Dissolution, Exposing the Groom, The Unperfects
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a standalone office RomCom about what happens when the one you walked away from was now not only your boss but also your new partner in a high-stakes office game...

I liked to think things happened in threes:
1. My girlfriend ghosted me and changed her number.
2. I got promoted, but I worked for Satan.
3. Months later, said girlfriend was back in my life, working underneath me as an intern.

Ah, the universe had jokes, ha, ha, hilarious.

All I had to do was survive the fourth annual Emory Games, a ridiculous office bonding game that Max Emory, our CEO, put on every year to help boost company morale and encourage the new interns.
Yeah, just ask me if they felt encouraged after diving into shark-infested waters. Don't worry... only one person got hurt, and the accidental death paperwork was sound.
I had to work with her as my partner for a full week, and then I could bounce back to my department, pretend that she hadn't broken my heart, and run me over with my own truck for good measure.

I should have been focused on the games, except again, things happened in threes...
1. She's my partner.
2. She's hiding something.
3. I may have fallen on her and kissed her. It's a thing, it actually happens in real life—people just fall, and mouths meet, and what are you going to do?

Hi, my name is Ace Harley, and I am two point five seconds away from marching down to HR and begging for therapy.

Being an adult sucks balls.

Office Mate is an over the top RomCom that really will have you laughing out loud. Just ask my husband who gave me strange looks as I did so. But, there is some real heart here, too.

Bri totally ghosted Ace. He was caught off guard because she really was everything to him. Now, she is back, working for him and his new partner in the Emory Games. The games, as always, are ridiculous and over the top for sure, but what else do you expect from Max Emory?! However, between the ridiculousness, Bri and Ace begin to mend what was broken and realize they were totally meant to be. Honestly, who are they to fight the alchemy (PS-that song is everything).

Office Mate is a quick, light read that checks all the romcom boxes. It is very short, and so it seems kind of rushed, but honestly, this is just a pure fun book. Dive in this weekend and enjoy! The Consequence of Loving Colton is skill one of my all time favorite reads and it introduces you to Max, so I am always gonna recommend that as well.

 

  •   POV: dual 1st
  •   Tears: no
  •   Trope: second chance, office romance
  •   Series/Standalone: stand alone (there are references to other books in the world, but you don’t need to read them to enjoy Office Mate
  •   Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  •   HEA: View Spoiler »
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authors like Meghan Quinn, Pippa Grant, RL Mathewson…then you will probably like Office Mate!

Office Mate

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About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel's New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

Rachel's books, The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement have been given the Kindle in Motion treatment! Check it out!

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