The customer always comes first, but IT consultant Brady Jansen loves to hate Nash O’Hara. Except the fine line between hate and attraction means sometimes Brady can’t help it when he crosses the boundary between professional and personal.
Recently divorced, workaholic Nash knows he’s hard to please. When the smart-mouthed IT consultant he depends on to keep his office running offers a no-commitment hookup, it seems like exactly what he and Brady both need to get through a busy summer at work. No one has to know about their arrangement.
But the more time they spend together, the more secrets they have to keep from the people around them—and from each other. The lies are piling up, until it’s hard to tell who’s fooling whom. If Brady and Nash want to find the balance between work and love, a little honesty will go a long way.
Work-Love Balance is a 70k contemporary MM office romance. It’s hot enough you’ll want to make sure the air conditioning is on in your cubicle, and heartfelt enough you’ll want to smack both characters before the end. HEA guaranteed.
I’ve read a couple books from this author before, and enjoyed them, so I made sure to grab this one, because office romances are some of my favorites. They almost always lead to some hot fun in someone’s office, because we know it is never the lackeys that have these romances, always at least one of the bosses. J
This one didn’t disappoint in that aspect. Definitely some hotness happening in Nash’s office. That being said, he was kind of a douche to begin with. I wasn’t a big fan of him initially. He treated Brady like he wasn’t much more than his assistant…and actually treated his assistants better than Brady. But he grew on me once I understood him a bit more.
Brady meanwhile was quite the enigma. I wasn’t quite sure where he was coming from in his life at first, and still didn’t quite feel like we got to know him as well as we did Nash.
However, the two of them together, once Nash got over the “he’s too young for me, and I have two kids” stuff, were really well put together. The banter between them was good, once Nash wasn’t quite the douche. And sexy times, were definitely sexy. That being said, they were a bit clueless when it came to thinking that the walls in the office were sound proof. 😉
So, this is an enjoyable read, if not quite re-read material.
3.5 pieces of eye candy
Allison Temple has been a writer since the second grade, when she wrote a short story about a girl and her horse. Her grandmother typed it out for her and said she’s never seen so many quotation marks from a seven-year-old before. Allison took that as a challenge and has gone on to try to break her previous record in all her subsequent works.
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