Title: Hot Desk
Author: Zara Stoneley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Same desk, different days. A post-it note is just the beginning…
Alice loves her job and wants to keep it – whatever the price. But then she’s told the company is switching to flexible working and hot desking…Alice’s desk might look a mess, but she knows exactly where everything is. Or she did. Until she found out she’s going to share it with the most annoying guy in the office.
Jamie can work from anywhere. He’s quite happy to sweep his work life into a box at the end of the working day. But can sharing a desk with Alice be as much fun as teasing her in person?
With no option but to try it and see, will their relationship turn into open warfare or will it ever progress beyond a post-it note?
I am such a huge fan of Zara Stonely, having already read and loved The First Date and The Dog Sitter, I was really excited to start reading Hot Desk. Set in a world post-lockdown, we follow the main character, Alice, as she settles back in to working at the office again, after just about managing to work from home during the lockdowns. Alice loves being back at the office, and more importantly, having her old desk (and its contents) back again! To others, her desk in messy and chaotic, to Alice, everything on her desk means something and helps her to focus on work.
When her company announces they are implementing a hot desk policy, with some days in the office and some working from home, Alice starts worrying. Not only about sharing her beloved desk space, but how she will manage working from home again with her crazy housemates, and sister who think she can just drop in any time to borrow yet another item of clothing from Alice’s wardrobe. Alice worries even more, when she discovers her desk share partner is Jamie – the guy she really likes at the office.
Getting more into the routine of home working again, and finally starting to stand up for herself with her noisy housemates and sister, Alice and Jamie start getting to know each other more via funny and cute post-it notes left for each other on their shared desk. Without giving anything away, the chemistry between the two of them becomes incredible . . . but you will have to read the book to find out if things work out with them both, or do they just stay post-it friends? only.
Hot Desk is another incredible story by Zara Stoneley. Full of fun, laughs, friends, love and post-it notes! An absolute must read for everyone!
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