Office Mate by Katie Ashley

Office Mate

ThornFrom 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 compa...

Details Office Mate

TitleOffice Mate
Release DateJul 8th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Office Mate

  • Tapasya
    OfficeMate is a sweet and cute romance. But while it started off strong, it lost me halfway through. When the H and h started talking it was unending details after details. The beginning was awesome, I loved it and then I got bored and started skimming. In fact I Lost Interest.Thorn , the H who is not a Manwhore. I loved it. He is celibate for 9 months and that’s before meeting the h. So yep, he is awesome. But I didn’t understand why he trie...
  • Michelle
    *ARC provided by the author for an honest review*Thorn is just gorgeous luv a man in a suit! Isabel is a hard working woman. She comes from a little town in Georgia. She alway had big plans to get to where she is now in a big corporation. It hasn't been easy but it has been worth all the blood sweat and tears. Her parents and sister have been behind her all the way and support her no matter what. Isabel has been working so hard and it's finally ...
  • Literati Literature Lovers
    4 Stars!! Office Mate by Katie Ashley is a sexy, funny, fantastic story. I loved Thorn and Isabel. Their story is a perfect summer read. Thorn is your next book boyfriend. He is gorgeous, smart, sexy, and a hero veteran. Isabel is beautiful, smart, sexy and driven. Together they are smoking. Their banter is snarky, witty and sexy. Author Katie Ashley gives us a slow burn. This isn’t insta-love. The relationship builds and develops through the s...
  • Nance
    How do you feel when you think your getting a promotion in the company you’ve worked for seven years and they give to one of the owner’s son? Not only his son, but the President of the United States son. A distinguished military hero. Well, Isabel Flannery is pissed when she meets Thorn Callahan on this most horrifying day. Not only is she angry, but there’s some embarrassing moments that happen that just couldn’t make this day get any wo...
  • Becca - ★Wicked Quests of a BookNinja★
    Katie Ashley never ceases to enchant me! I really love her romance, her sense of humor is simply amazing. Office Mate is everything you want in the perfect summer read.
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlingerPR***I enjoyed this book. And I didn't. Really, in equal parts. Let me sum up,and then I will get into it more...I like enemies to lovers, possibly even more than friends to lovers. I like things set in the political arena, even on the periphery. What I don't like are books where there is an element of revenge or pranks played that could actually cause harm. That's a big no for me.As this is an enemies ...
  • Kim
    4.5+ starsIsabel Flannery was so close to achieving her dream job. After working diligently and planning to meet all of her work goals, she was next-in-line to be promoted to VP of the Callahan Corporation. Her hard-working perfectionism and control freak attitude made her stand out in her fast-paced, challenging work environment.And then he arrived...Thorn Callahan. The Callahan son forced to give up his career in the military for security reaso...
  • Michelle
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review Office Mate by Katie Ashley was a sexy, slow burn romance that had all feels to keep any reader entertained. If you are a fan of the enemies to lovers romance like myself then this book might be for you. With heated chemistry and sexual tension, Ashley woos her readers to be drawn to her characters as they go back and forth with banter as Isabel tries not to help Thorn with his new assigned ...
  • Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
    Katie Ashley mastered the slow burn romance with this book.Isabel is a force to be reckon with in the business world. Coming from a small town without money has made her determined to show the world she can make it on her own.Thorn is the President's son and a veteran. He doesn't want to be out of the military, but security reasons force him stateside. He is trying to acclimate himself to civilian life, but he is finding it harder than it seems. ...
  • Shayna
    “Don’t you know how very manly your scars are? A warrior’s body is marred and mangled. It wears the wounds of battle. You have a warrior’s body, and it’s the sexiest fucking thing I’ve ever seen.” Oh how I’ve missed Katie Ashley’s words! OFFICE MATE, her latest standalone contemporary romance stole my heart from page one. This sweet slow-burn of a romance had me on the edge of my seat, smiling and swooning until the very last pa...
  • Happily Mary After
    Office Mate is a fun and sexy slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers romance with a charming and heartwarming story. Isabel and Thorn won me over from the moment they appear on the page and find themselves in an adversarial working relationship that is spiked with their intense, combustible attraction. They attempt to ignore the heat simmering beneath every entertaining, hostile exchange, but their push and pull eventually reaches its snapping point and ig...
  • Robyn
    Isabel Flannery worked hard for everything she has ever achieved. Growing up in a small town in a double wide trailer taught her how important it was to fight for what you wanted in life. Isabel studied hard, got good grades, and finally her MBA. She landed her dream job at The Callahan Corporation after interning for them seven years ago. Now, all of her dreams and hard work were about to be paid off. She was about to get the promotion she so ri...
  • Patty
    ** 3.5 / 4 stars **Opening LineThere are some days that are destined to change your life. Ones when you’re old and grey, you’ll look back on as the day when everything became different-the day when your ship finally came in.It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by Katie Ashley. My first read by her was The Proposition series and although she’s released a couple of books since I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. However, w...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    ARC Received for an honest reviewI adored Barrett in Running Mate (and still do in this one), however I freaking LOVE Thorn in Office Mate. Isabel and Thorn's story is one fueled by lust, hate and sooo much sexual tension you can cut it with a knife.They don't meet in the best of circumstances, so along with all the UST there is so much resentment between them that at times you couldn't be sure if the would kiss or kill each other!Isabel gets her...
  • Jennifer Wolfel
    It's been a while since I read a Katie Ashley book and I have to say I'm so glad that I picked this one up! I absolutely adored this storyline, a kind of enemies to lovers story.Thorn was a strong hero. A war veteran returned to civilian life due to his fathers powerful position, forced to take a job in the family company till he can figure out a plan for his life. It's been a while since he's had the love of a woman, and even longer since he'd e...
  • Moon Love
    The romantic tension is off the charts and such a wonderful slow burn! I loved it! Office Mate is well written and so worth the wait! If you don't fall for Thorn and Isabel like I did, I will be super surprised!
  • Mandy
    One of the BEST hate to love, friends to lover books I’ve ever read. I enjoyed every single second of this book. I had forgotten just how much of a Katie Ashely fan I am.
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    This was a good book. I really enjoy the friends to lovers trope. This is a particularly good example. Thorn and Isabel have tons of chemistry, and there are some really great scenes. I also really liked the premise of the book as well. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.Reviewed by: Clare M.
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Looking for a fun, flirty enemies-to-lovers read? Check out Office Mate! Isabel and Thorn are a perfect match! They're smart, sexy and snarky AF and how they move from boss/employee to frienemies-to-lovers is smooth and fun. I loved the balance between their witty banter and their swoony sexy times.Isabel and Thorn ticked off all my boxes: Smart, well-developed, strong characters? Check. Quick moving, fun, engrossing story line? Check. Believable...
  • Claire Cronin
    This was a fab little read - an enemies to friends to lovers romance, a real slow burn but with sexual tension you could cut with a knife!Isabel is a small town girl and has worked hard to get to where she is, and is determined to make it in the business world, in fact she is up for a promotion to VP in the Callahan Corporation. Except her day doesn't go as planned, the VP job is given to Thorn Callahan, the son forced to give his military career...
  • Karen
    Really? Executive putting laxatives in someone's coffee?I stopped reading at chapter 9 when the author thought it was a fantastic idea to write about an executive putting laxatives in her vice president's coffee because he got the job she wanted. Very difficult to believe the author thought this would be funny!!
  • Rebecca
    I’m so glad that Ashley provides readers with chapters from both Thorn and Isabel’s point of view because if the story was told completely from Isabel’s perspective, readers’ attitude towards Thorn and the way he treats her would have been seen as reprehensible and it would have been difficult to sway readers’ feelings about him once it’s revealed that it’s all been an act on Thorn’s part to keep Isabel at a safe distance from him...
  • Chu
    Thorn was forced to give up his military uniform and his regimen to suit up in expensive clothes, and have his place inside the office of his family's business. Because of the imminent danger since his father's election - he had no choice but to grudgingly follow what his family wants for him. He expected to be bored and out of his wits - but then there was Isabel. The gorgeous brunette who likes to keep him in his place and reminds him constantl...
  • Jennifer
    * A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour * ~ 4 OfficeMate Stars ~ Office Mate was an enjoyable forbidden enemies to lovers story. If you are a fan of the push and pull of an office romance then this is the book for you.Katie Ashley always gives us fun and entertaining storylines and characters that we fall in love with. This book is no different. This isn’t my favorite Katie Ashley book but I would still recommend to all re...
  • Rachel
    Thorn Callahan never wanted to follow in the family business. As long as he could remember, the Army has been his dream. But now that his father is the President of the United States, he can’t serve in the way always dreamed. Isabel Flannery has been working at the Callahan Corporation. She has almost met her goal of reaching VP, and has been assured when a position opens it is hers. What she didn’t anticipate was Thorn arriving just before t...
  • Chantal
    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 hu...
  • Jessica
    This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.This office romance featured a slow burn romance between Thorn and Isabel. Thorn was a retired Army veteran who unknowingly took Isabel's position at his family's investment banking corporation. This set off a major feud between Isabel and Thorn. Isabel was quite childish in how she handled the situation in my opinion. Granted she deserved the promotion and more than earned the position...
  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    -Cassie, 4.5 starsOffice Mate is the second book about the Callahan family. You do not need to read Running Mate first, but I highly recommend it! This has the enemies with a slow burn vibe to it, and if that is your genre then this is the book for you.I loved everything about Isabel and Thorn. Isabel is a strong, independent and take charge kind of lady. I loved that she was unapologetic about how she was and would not change for anyone. She was...
  • Liz
    Office Mate by Katie Ashley gives us an enemies-to-lovers with a forbidden twist. Isabel has done everything to succeed. She is up for a big promotion for The Callahan Corporation. She is ready for this but imagine her surprise when the boss’s son swoops in and takes her position. And she is expected to help him during this transition. Thorn was born to be a military man and thrives at it. But once his father is elected president, he is too muc...