10 Best Office Romance Novels | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Office romance novels are a part of the romance genre that is a lot of fun for those searching for an exciting read. This thrilling genre has plenty to offer to those who are looking for something different, but exhilarating. The office romance genre is filled with secret affairs, competitive employees and a lot of high-stakes tensions. If you are looking for the best office romance novels, here are a few for you to choose from:


The Hating Game by Sally  

The Hating Game centres around the intense back-and-forth between Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. As executive assistants to the co-CEOs of a publishing company, they engage in a series of passive-aggressive tactics to display their disdain for each other. Lucy finds Joshua’s serious and meticulous demeanour perplexing, while Joshua is baffled by Lucy’s quirky personality and colourful attire.

However, when they find themselves competing for the same promotion, their rivalry escalates. As tensions continue to build between them, they start to question whether their little rivalry is really rooted in hate.


Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep A Secret follows the story of Emma Corrigan, a young woman who is full of secrets. She keeps secrets from her boyfriend, her mother, and the world. However, during a turbulent plane ride, Emma blurts out all of her secrets to a stranger who she thought would never see again.

But fate has other plans when Emma discovers that the stranger is actually Jack Harper, the elusive CEO of her company. Whoops, now she has to deal with her boss knowing all of her embarrassing secrets.


Circling Back to You By Julie Tieu

Meet Cadence Lim, who has successfully climbed the corporate ladder at Prism Realty. However, her strained relationship with her estranged father continues to weigh on her. Fortunately, Cadence finds solace in her close friend and co-worker, Matt Escanilla, who also struggles with finding love.

When a business trip brings them back to their hometown, Matt convinces Cadence to be his pretend girlfriend for a family event. Things go well, however, when a promotion becomes available pitting them against each other, they must navigate these new challenges, if they want to finally have the romance they both long for.


Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Practice Makes Perfect tells the story of Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson lawyers who have always kept a professional distance from each other. Payton, a feminist determined to succeed in a male-dominated field, clashes with J.D., who has always ignored her due to his privileged background.

However, when they’re forced to collaborate on a high-profile case, they start to appreciate each other’s dedication to the law. As their working relationship heats up, so does the undeniable attraction between them.


Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is filled with challenges in Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez. Her divorce is almost finalized, her brother urgently needs a kidney donor, and her dream promotion seems out of reach. To make matters worse, a new doctor, Dr. Jacob Maddox, ranks high on Briana’s annoyance scale.

But everything changes when Jacob surprises Briana by sending her a heartfelt letter. As they exchange more letters and spend time together, Briana discovers that Jacob is not the person she initially thought.


Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Janie Morris faces a series of unfortunate events, losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job all in one day. As if that isn’t enough, Quinn Sullivan, a handsome and mysterious man dubbed Sir McHotpants, witnesses her embarrassing moments and inexplicably keeps appearing in her life.

Unexpectedly, Quinn makes Janie an offer that she can’t resist. As their paths continue to intersect, Janie finds herself drawn to Quinn despite her reservations.


If I Never Met You by Mhairi Mcfarlane

Laurie finds her world shattered in, If I Never Met You, when her long-term partner abruptly ends their relationship. Not only does she have to see him every day at work, but she also faces the daunting prospect of dating in the digital age. When news spreads about her ex’s new pregnant girlfriend, Laurie refuses to be humiliated without a fight.

In a fortuitous encounter, she proposes a plan to Jamie, the office playboy: they pretend to be a couple for the sake of appearances. As they stage their fauxmance on social media, Laurie and Jamie find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other.


Double Standards by Judith McNaught

In this cheeky romance, Double Standards, Nick Sinclair, the charismatic president of Global Industries, is known for his success in business and with women. When he hires Lauren Danner, a proud and confident woman, he assumes she will be another conquest.

However, Lauren’s wit and spirit capture Nick’s attention, and against his will, he becomes intrigued and falls in love. Unbeknownst to Nick, Lauren is living a dangerous lie, and it could be the thing to break him.


The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

In this sassy and steamy enemies-to-lovers story, we follow Carolina Santos, a wedding planner who was left at the altar. Despite her past embarrassment, Carolina is presented with a life-changing opportunity, but there’s a catch: she has to work with Max Hartley, her ex-fiancé’s brother and her sworn enemy.

As they collaborate on a project, they must navigate their shared history and intense animosity. However, as sparks fly, they realize there might be something more between them. But with their complicated pasts and personal reservations, can they overcome their obstacles and find a lasting love?


Technically Yours by Denise Williams

In Technically Yours, Pearl Harris is a careful and capable woman who has learned to be wary of both love and work. When she becomes acting director of OurCode, she sees an opportunity to enact positive change for the nonprofit and inspire young students to code.

 However, a recent scandal has jeopardised the organisation’s reputation, and Pearl must navigate this challenge while also facing unexpected feelings for Cord Matthews, a man she hasn’t seen in seven years and who is now a member of her board of directors. Despite their history and the complications of a workplace romance, Pearl and Cord must consider whether to take a risk on love or risk losing each other forever.


There we have it! These are just a few romance novels in an office setting. Which is your favourite office romance novel? Do you have any you’d like to recommend? Comment below and let us know!


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