Office Mate by Katie Ashley
Title: Office Mate
Author: Katie Ashley
Genres: Enemies to Lovers, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2018
From the first time I played army as a kid, the military has been my life. As an Airborne Major, I’d led my men through two tours in Afghanistan. But when my father was elected president, I became an even greater target for the enemy—a prize for someone to take out. To ensure not only the safety of myself, but of my men, I got stripped of my cammies, shoved into an Armani suit, and placed into a management position at my father’s company. After years of trekking through the desert with an assault rifle, I was way out of my area of expertise, which my transition coordinator was more than happy to let me know on a daily, if not hourly basis. The brunette bombshell would be the death of me in more ways than one, especially since I hadn’t been with a woman since my last deployment. She’s turning out to be one of the greatest foes I’ve ever done battle with.
In the backwoods Georgia town I was born in, you either married right out of high school or got the hell out of town. I chose the second and never looked back. After graduating top in my class, I started working for The Callahan Corporation. Fast forward five years and I was about to become the youngest female manager in the history of my department. And then all the blood, sweat, and tears I’d put into my career were for nothing when the boss’s billionaire son was handed my position on a silver platter. Not only that, I was expected to help transition him into the job that was supposed to be mine. Sure, he’s easy on the eyes with his chiseled good-looks and impossibly built physique, but I’m not going to let that distract me. I hope soldier boy is good at military strategy because sabotage is the name of the game I’ll be playing.
Office Mate by Katie Ashley
Chantal's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Katie Ashley has written the long awaited second book in this series! It was incredible and truly a page turner! I loved the quirky banter and romantic innuendos. She wrote it in a dual POV, which I believe helps tell their story, understanding both sides.
Isabel is an independent, hard working woman. She is up for a promotion in her department. Isabel is all work and very little play. She loves her job and being able to succeed at it. She is a huge ball buster, but she also has an incredibly huge heart, especially when it comes to the ones she loves.
Thorn is recently back stateside and trying to adjust to being a civilian. Being the son of sitting President, he had no choice but to accept a job at his family’s company. Thorn has some had a rough time with some PTSD. He is known for being a kind hearted military man and volunteering his time and money to help out soldiers and their families.
Isabel is expecting to get a promotion, when a wrench is thrown in her plans. His name is Thorn and he was given the job. To say Isabel was devastated, is putting it mildly. Thorn is instantly drawn to her, but her feelings are overrun by the fact she has to groom him for the job. After spending time together, they grown closer and closer. Thorn takes it upon himself to pour his heart out to her.
Can Isabel accept the life that comes with being with Thorn? Will Thorn be able to prove to Isabel that none of that matters? Do they take a chance on love or will job success win in the end?
I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down, I just had to know what was going to happen to Isabel and Thorn. I recommend reading the Running Mate prior to understand Thorn’s character a little better. This book deserves more than 5 ice cream cones! Great job Katie!
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.
With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job.
Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.