Get back to work with these office love books


This content contains affiliate links. If you shop through these links, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Bye bye holiday parties. Hello, work! It’s sad but it’s true and it’s happening to me right now. My days off definitely came as a breath of fresh air, but I went back to the office to work. Living in a work of fiction could mean seeing your work enemy or the guy you’ve had a crush on for a few years. For these characters, it’s definitely the start of their own sweet office romance. If you’re interested in reading their love stories, check out these next office novels that will become your new favorite books.

Not all jobs are in an office (especially now), so I extend the term “office romance” to include general workplace romance, because the whole thing about an office romance is the work environment, the enforced closeness, and the dynamism that that specific environment creates. Working side by side for long periods of time, “hating” colleagues because they are just as good at a task as you are, or even working on a project together – any of these aspects can lead to a beautiful love story.

Sometimes office novels are much more difficult to achieve. In what way? The power dynamic. If the main characters don’t work on the same position, one character may have a higher position rank than the other, which can cause problems. I’m glad more and more authors are writing good power balances in an office romance where the higher doesn’t use their position to get something from the lower, you know? I hope to see more of this in the future.

The Spanish love illusion by Elena Armas

Elena Armas took the book world by storm when it was published The Spanish love illusion. A few months later it went viral on TikTok and was picked up by Atria Books due to its size!

Think of the movie The application (2009), but in Spain. Catalina Martín is desperately looking for a date for her sister’s wedding in Spain. Her work enemy Aaron volunteers to go with her, but Catalina hates his courage. She finally agrees to take him as her fake date!

The favor by Susanne Wright

This book is perfect for personal assistant fans who fall in love with their boss dynamics. Vienna and Dane enter into a marriage of convenience with a term of 12 months. Vienna knows that Dane is reckless, grumpy and not a friendly guy. But once he helped her out and now he came to collect. In order for him to access his trust fund, he must be married. And who’s a better option than his longtime PA?

The unexpected fall by Anna Salcedo

Genesis did her best to prove herself as an assistant at Siren Music Records. She wants to make music but never got the chance to show her talent. Ready to throw in the towel, the company surprises everyone with an opportunity: a labor competition that would give two employees a chance to have their song on the label’s much-anticipated collaborative album. But everything falls apart when she teams up with the bane of her existence, Will.

If you’re looking for a slow-burn office romance novel, The unexpected fall should not be missing from your list!

The Trouble With Love cover

The problem with love by Lauren Layne

Fearful second chance romance you ask? Say no more! Lauren Layne is one of my favorites because her New York setting, characters and romance always grabs my attention.

Emma and Cassidy called off their engagement years ago. And now they don’t talk. Unfortunately, they have mutual best friends… so they see each other all the time, even though Emma tries to ice him at every opportunity.

Now they have to be closer than ever because of work. Maybe those unresolved feelings are coming to light? Who knows! You have to read and find out for yourself.

coffee boy by Austin Chant

coffee boy is a wonderful office romance between a new intern and his boss.

After graduating, Kieran has trouble finding work opportunities. Then he is offered an internship with a political campaign. But his joy quickly fades when the pressures of being an out-trans man surface. Though Seth, the dour campaign strategist, watches as he falls for his achingly straight boss, it brings light to his days.

draw double by Christina C Jones

How about a medicinal romance? Christina C Jones draw double lets us experience the life of doctors but also make us fall in love with your colleagues.

In this case, we meet Devyn, who only wants to finish her one-year internship at the university hospital, but the arrogant Dr. Joseph Wright ruins everything. The hatred between them is mutual…or so she thinks. Because Joseph doesn’t maintain relationships within the hospital, he’s not here to mix business with pleasure, but something about Nurse Devyn makes him think twice.

When love ignites cover

When love ignites by Rilzy Adams

If you’re in the mood for a romance between foes and lovers with a side of “I still want you even though I hate you so much” When love ignites is the perfect choice for reading.

Jasmine and Alec hate each other. And everyone knows it. As they band together to solve the murder of the year, they realize that maybe they didn’t hate each other… Perhaps the fine line between hate and love is a very easy one to walk.

Boss in the sheets by Kate Canterbary

Controlling workaholic Ash meets his counterpart in the Zelda sunshine, and their lives are never the same after their first encounter. You meet on the plane as seatmates. When the plane hits the ground, he hired her as his assistant. And she moved in with him. Kate Canterbary will take you on a journey of emotions and you will enjoy every second of it.

The mistletoe motif by Chloé Liese

Like I said before, I still think a workplace romance is an office romance…depending on the volume of your work. This time Chloe Liese introduces us to the world of bookshops where Gabby and Jonathan work together but they hate each other.

It’s Christmas time and Gabby comes up with a plan to get more sales for the bookstore she works at. When news arrives that either she or Jonathan will be fired at the end of the holiday season, she decides to turn it into a competition: whoever sells more books in those three weeks gets to keep the job. But when feelings get in the way of the goal, things get complicated.

better at weddings than you cover

Better at weddings than you by Mina V Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra has always captivated and fascinated me with her velvety smooth stories. Better at weddings than you follows Daphne Cardenas, the best wedding planner around. Her boyfriend Greg hires her as a contingency planner for his wedding because he fears his fiancé Helen will fall for her other planner. Brand new to the world of wedding planning, Aaron is a very amateur planner. Instead of getting fired, he teams up with Daphne to throw the best wedding ever.

Take a hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

More of a workplace romance than an office romance book, Take a hint, Dani Brown is about Dani and Zaf, two people who have had a crush on each other for a while. They work together on a college campus and long for the little moments when they meet.

Then one day, due to an unexpected fire drill, Zaf saves Dani. And as they hold her, they are filmed, unaware that the video will immediately go viral. After that, everyone starts thinking they are dating, and because of personal goals, they pretend they are.

Don’t get discouraged if you go back to work after a few days off and feel bad. Maybe it just means the world is putting you on the right path to finding your HEA soon. If you want to find love in other places, like the classroom or a coffee shop, we have lists for that too!


Comments are closed.