After focusing on enemies-to-lovers romances in the last post, it’s time to explore another popular trope: workplace romance novels.
In a workplace/office romance novel, the two main characters work together, so they are either boss/employee, co-workers, or client/customer. Sometimes, that introduces an element of “forbidden love” into the story.
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15 GREAT LESBIAN OFFICE ROMANCE NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 f/f office romance novels I hope you’ll enjoy.
Too close to Touch by Georgia Beers
Gretchen Kaiser is a workaholic corporate honcho with issues — she’s got daddy issues, she’s got female-executive-in-a-man’s-world issues, and she’s got one night stand issues. Kylie O’Brien is the kind of girl who believes in true love and is willing to wait until it shows up at her door.
Flinging It by G Benson
Midwife Frazer and social worker Cora have always grated on each other’s nerves, but they have to work together to start up a programme for at-risk parents. Soon, the unexpected happens: they tumble into an affair. However, Cora is married to their boss, and both know it needs to end. But what they have might turn out to be much more than just a little distraction.
The Muse by Suzie Carr
Jane Knoll is a shy, never-been-kissed woman who meets Eva, a gorgeous executive at her company. Too shy to get to know her in real life, Jane joins Twitter to talk to Eva, creating an alter-ego that draws Eva in. Sparks begin to fly. But, is she brave enough to reveal her true identity and risk ruining all she’s gained by it?
Uncommon Emotions by Lynn Galli
When someone spends her days ripping apart corporations, compartmentalization is key. Love doesn’t factor in for Joslyn Simonini. Meeting Raven Malvolio ruins the harmony that Joslyn has always felt, introducing her to passion for the first time in her life.
Susanne Wolff isn’t thrilled when she’s sent to save her uncle’s stationery store from bankruptcy. Paper Love’s employee Anja instantly dislikes the digital-loving snob who’s her fill-in boss.
But thanks to a meddling cat, a stationery road trip, and an armada of origami boats, Susanne discovers how sexy pens, notebooks, and certain stubborn employees can be.
The Music & the Mirror by Lola Keeley
Anna is the newest member of an elite ballet company. Her first class with her gifted idol, Victoria, almost ruins her career before it begins. Now Anna must face down jealousy, sabotage, and injury to pour everything into opening night and prove she has what it takes to Victoria, her colleagues, and herself. In the process, Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than ballet in common and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.
Ambereye (Garoul Series book 2) by Gill McKnight
The thing with the Garouls is you never get quite what you think you will. They really are something else. Hope Glassy loves her job at Ambereye, Inc., despite having Jolie Garoul as her new boss. Jolie is a moody workaholic. She is awkward, contrary, and on occasion just plain mean. Hope is hardworking, popular, and in recovery from a serious illness. She doesn’t need a bizarre boss. She doesn’t need office politics. And she doesn’t need to work over Thanksgiving either. Nevertheless, that’s what she and Jolie end up doing…in Little Dip, home of the Garoul clan.
Turbulence by EJ Noyes
Stockbroker Isabelle Rhodes is no longer a one-night stand virgin, which should be something to celebrate, right? Not when the woman turns out to be your newly hired company pilot, Audrey Graham, and workplace relationships come with contracts and conditions. An insistent libido and a persistent Audrey break Isabelle’s resolve, and she agrees to a casual, sex-only relationship. But what happens to casual when feelings start to get involved?
Unlikely Match by Fiona Riley
When ambitious PR exec Claire and her super-rich coding geek-girl client Shelly start spending more time together than necessary, they have to decide if mixing business and pleasure can result in a perfect match. But when passions and ambitions overlap in more ways than one, both women have to decide if they are willing to give something up for a chance to have everything.
Courtship by Carsen Taite
In a stunning twist of events, Addison Riley is launched from the halls of academia to the spotlight of Supreme Court nomination. She’s determined not to let her attraction to a beautiful woman or the threats on her life deter her from becoming the first female Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Julia Scott is in charge of making sure the president’s first Supreme Court appointment sails through the Senate. She’s faced tough challenges before, but nothing like those posed by the infuriatingly focused Addison Riley, a woman who challenges her mind and awakens her heart.
Beauty and the Boss by Ali Vali
Ellis Renois is at the top of the fashion world and has built the Renois Company into a success that dominates the runways of the world. Ellis loves creating clothes, and she loves the beautiful women who wear them. Charlotte Hamner has worked her way through school and is ready to make a better life for herself and her daughter, but she’s not about to fall victim to Ellis’s easy charm. A summer job presents Charlotte with the chance to learn from Ellis, but it might also land her the position of head designer for Renois. But her promotion will come only through betrayal and perhaps at the cost of her heart.
Falling for You by Noelle Winters
After a past betrayal, attorney Isi Addison is determined to never fall in love again.
Dr. Taylor Wallace has locked her heart away since her tragic past could mean she’s a ticking time bomb endangering anyone she loves. But then she meets Isi and gets close to her once, twice…well, who’s counting? It’s not like it means anything.
But when the hospital assigns Taylor to be a consultant on Isi’s malpractice cases, keeping emotions separate from sex isn’t as easy as it seems.
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “workplace romance” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another f/f office romance novel.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the office romance square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley
- Courtship by Carsen Taite
- The Muse by Suzie Carr
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “workplace romance” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Entries close on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
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