Article first published as eBook Review: Office Hours by Sam Crescent on Blogcritics.
Office Hours was a much anticipated read for me, as it’s set in one of my favourite places, Buxton in Derbyshire. For that reason, I pounced on it when it was released.
I had no idea what to expect, as it’s Sam Crescent’s first release, but I’m happy to say I was not disappointed. I was enthralled by the characters and storyline from the very beginning and kept flipping those virtual pages, desperate to find out what happened next.
In brief, the story is about Anya King and her boss, Nathan Banks. He’s a somewhat arrogant man and Anya is his super-efficient, super-aloof PA. Their relationship has always been completely professional. Anya does her job, does it well and doesn’t take any crap from Nathan. He respects her and thinks she’s very good at her job. He also fancies her, and she him, but there’s never been so much as a hint of this between them before. That is, until now.
The fun begins when Anya discovers that Nathan has booked a team-building weekend for the two of them – without telling her until the last minute. She already had sexy weekend plans and isn’t happy about being forced to cancel them, especially when she finds out why. She does as she’s ordered, and goes along, but she makes her displeasure very clear.
Soon, though, the frosty atmosphere between them is melted away by their attraction to one another. They gradually get to know more about one another on a personal basis, rather than their usual office professionalism. And the more they discover, the more compatible they appear to be.
Eventually, they give into temptation and have some seriously hot sex. But is it just physical attraction between them – or does their compatibility spell something longer term? Will they risk having their fragile hearts broken again? And what happens at the office? Read the book to have all these questions and many more answered…
I really enjoyed this novella. It was a quick, easy read, but it sure was satisfying. A brilliant debut release and one that I’d recommend if you like a quickie m/f, romantic read.