Katie Ashley - Office Mate {Review}

Today's review is about Katie Ashley's new release!

'Office Mate' tells us the story about Isabel, a woman who's ready to take over a new and higher position in the company she works for, but sees all her plans going south when Thorn Callaghan, the President's soldier son, hijacks her dream job.

And now Isabel, who always played by the rules, is the one who will be plotting combat strategies...

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From 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 company. After years of trekking through the desert with an assault rifle, I was way out of my area of expertise, which my transition coordinator was more than happy to let me know on a daily, if not hourly basis. The brunette bombshell would be the death of me in more ways than one, especially since I hadn’t been with a woman since my last deployment. She’s turning out to be one of the greatest foes I’ve ever done battle with.
In the backwoods Georgia town I was born in, you either married right out of high school or got the hell out of town. I chose the second and never looked back. After graduating top in my class, I started working for The Callahan Corporation. Fast forward five years and I was about to become the youngest female manager in the history of my department. And then all the blood, sweat, and tears I’d put into my career were for nothing when the boss’s billionaire son was handed my position on a silver platter. Not only that, I was expected to help transition him into the job that was supposed to be mine. Sure, he’s easy on the eyes with his chiseled good-looks and impossibly built physique, but I’m not going to let that distract me. I hope soldier boy is good at military strategy because sabotage is the name of the game I’ll be playing.

Isabel had her entire day set and planned. After years of hard work and sacrifice, she'd finally be promoted to vice president of her department! But well, things kind of goes south right in that morning... First, she's showered with hot coffee by some jerk who didn't look where he's going, then she almost broke her hand punching that very same jerk in the nose because he started hovering over her breast area trying to 'help her get clean'.

Easy? Well, it gets worse. She finds out that that jerk is no one but the big boss' (not just from the company but also the country) son, who is landing on the position that Isabel fought so hard to get it. The icing on the cake? Isabel was the one who would be helping Thorn until he sets on his new position. Sometimes life is not very gentile...

Since his dad was elected President, Thorn had to leave his military career because now with a target on his back puts not just him in danger but also his men's security. Now that he has put away his uniform and suited up with an Armani, it's time to conquer new fields... But his adaptation wasn't going so smooth as he thought it would be.

Starting with the fact that after so long in open spaces, the desert heat and under extreme stress, Thorn is now stuck in an office and having to deal with his anxiety. Besides that there's Isabel's constant presence ... The woman from who he has hijacked the position in the company and who was determined to make his days unbearable with her intelligence, beuty and ironic mouth.

The hostility between them is so strong as the attraction, an although Isabel had always played by the rules, she'd use all her arsenal to sabotage Thorn... But the shot backfires when Isabel starts to see that Thorn is not that jerk he was so determinated to show in the beginning and she starts to wonder what he's hiding behind that façade...

'Office Mate' is a smooth reading and, between a lot of laughter, develops really well. So well, that when you notice, you're in the last page! I must confess that when I started reading the book I was expecting something kind of a cliche, but guess what?! Katie Ashley brings us something different and really fun!

And when I say fun, I mean by all the tricks Isabel plays on Thorn with her sabotages. Laughters are more than guaranteed! During the book the author shows us glimpses of why Isabel is the way she is and why she is so concentrated on her career. Isabel is a strong character that shows the reality of a lot of working women.

About Thorn... Well, I can say that this is probably the first time in history that we don't have a male character being a real life jerk, womanizer or worst. Did I hear an amen?! Ok, maybe a little bit jerk, but still... Thorn's life changes completely in little time, and for Thorn it was hard to adapt to his new reality.

I liked Thorn's character because he's different from all the others we have, not just because he's the Presindent's son, but for the fact that he shows the reality of so many soldiers who left the army and need to go back to life as a civil and the struggles they have to adapt.

A good read, for sure!
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