What Do You Think of Office Romances?
by Abby Green, author of The Bride Fonseca Needs
The whole premise for this book came out of a desire to do an office romance. I’ve only really done one other office romance—Ruthless Greek Boss, Secretary Mistress, so I felt it was about time.
The boss/secretary dynamic is a very well-worn trope in romance. There’s so much potential in that environment for love to grow and flourish, especially when it’s not really allowed. I mean, who hasn’t ever fancied someone at work?!
There’s something so delicious, yet torturous, about knowing that you’re going to see someone every day. It’s the illicit looks; passing one another in the corridors; covetous glances when the other isn’t looking. The after work drinks. The cringy office party!
I think the work environment also gives such a good indication of what a person is really like—how do they treat subordinates? How do they behave under pressure?
Well, sometimes, not very well! When my hero, Max Roselli, is under pressure, he takes Darcy, his PA, with him, all the way into a fake engagement.
Darcy knows Max from school days, so even though she sees his ruthless side at work, she’s also seen him when he was most vulnerable and that’s stuck with her.
Of course it doesn’t help that he’s half Italian, half Argentinian, totally ripped, with piercing green eyes and disheveled dirty blond hair. And a bad-boy streak a mile wide.
When Darcy is forced into even closer proximity with Max, her determination to resist him at all costs is severely challenged…
What do you think of office romances? Do you hate them? Love them? Are they too close to reality? And would you like to see the tables turned and the heroine lording it over the hero?!
About The Bride Fonseca Needs:
Secretary Darcy Lennox knows how demanding her billionaire boss, Maximiliano Fonseca Roselli, can be. His fierce ambition is legendary. But marrying him to secure the deal of the century is beyond the call of duty!
Except Max is not a man to say no to. He’s undaunted by Darcy’s reluctance to enter a fake marriage. In his world, everyone has a price, and he will entice Darcy to reveal hers. But after only one searing—and very public—kiss he realizes the stakes are far higher than either of them imagined…
This blog post originally appeared on I Heart Presents.