Let’s face it, working at an office can be monotonous. And when work becomes too dull, it may be time to spice things up with some exciting office romance books.
From rivals working to win a coveted promotion to personal assistants trying to keep up with the demanding tasks the boss throws their way, this list is full of workplace romance must-reads that you need to add to your bookshelves.
Featuring the best office and boss/employee romance books, this list is bound to have your next favorite workplace romance.
Best Office Romances Books
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
According to the old adage, opposites attract. That is unless you’re executive assistants, Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. The moment the two nemeses walk through those office doors, they go to war, slinging passive-aggressive comments and scorned-filled glances at one another. And when the rivals learn of the upcoming promotion, their office becomes a warzone. But there’s a thin line between love and hate.
If you’re in the mood to read one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books, this is it. The Hating Game is perfect for anyone interested in an enemies-to-lovers office romance with plenty of sexual tension.
Bossman by Vi Keeland
Suffering through yet another disastrous date, Reese Annesley sneaks over to the bathroom hallway to call her friend only to be overheard by a stranger, Chase Parker, who not only insults her but goes as far as to offer some dating advice. After that, Reese’s mind-numbing date turns into a night she will never forget.
Several hilarious encounters later, Reese lands a job at his company, prompting Chase to begin wooing her. But Reese has reasons for not wanting to jump into an office romance, and Chase has reasons of his own for avoiding commitment.
Vi Keeland concocted a hilarious, banter-filled, slow-burn office romance that will make you laugh, swoon and fall in love with Chase Parker. Not only does Vi Keeland give us one of the best book boyfriends out there, she also gives us a standout workplace romance in the wide sea of office romance books.
Tangled by Emma Chase
Meet Drew Evans: a devilishly handsome businessman with a penchant for sarcasm and enough charm to charm the pants off any woman who catches his eye. Well, until Katherine Brooks.
Driven, smart and assertive, Kate refuses to allow anything to derail her road to success. Including her co-worker Drew Evans.
When they’re pitted against each other to secure a business deal, Drew soon realizes that his feelings for the beautiful college grad go much deeper than he could have ever imagined.
Tangled tells the story of a lovable asshole and an ambitious grad who have met their match in one another in this hilarious, laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers romance. If you have been looking for some hilarious office romance books, look no further than this must-read from Emma Chase.
Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Charlotte is a twenty-something-year-old, unemployed gal with a cheating ex in New York. When she drops off her wedding dress at a thrift shop, she discovers a beautiful dress with a note sewn into the tulle signed by Reed Eastwood. That night, Charlotte gets drunk on wine and ends up doing some light Facebook stalking on Reed. Turns out he’s a smoldering young lad who may or may not still have a fiancé.
In a moment of drunken spontaneity, Charlotte finds out he’s showing a loft priced around $6 million and sends in a request form. To say their initial impressions were disastrous would be an understatement. In an ironic twist of fate, Charlotte unknowingly lands a job as a secretary/personal assistant… for Reed.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver a binge-worthy romance where a bad liar and an insensitive jerk clash in an epic battle of wills. Hate Notes is a smoldering enemies-to-lovers romance that will keep you up to the wee hours of the morning.
Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen
Jude Humphry is struggling. Between her father’s mounting medical bills, her boyfriend’s adulterous extracurriculars, and trying to find a job, Jude can’t seem to catch a break. So when she meets a charismatic stranger while drowning her sorrows at a bar, she decides to let loose for an unforgettable night of debauchery.
Jude never expected to see the elusive playboy again. Imagine her surprise when she learns her one-night-stand is none other than Célian Laurent, the heir to a media empire and Manhattan’s resident bachelor.
The cherry on top? He’s her new boss.
Sexy, funny, and sweet, Dirty Headlines is a laugh-out-loud office romance that you won’t be able to put down.
These Vile Secrets by C.E. Ricci
Murder. Conspiracy. Deception.
Heir to a secret society known as the Enclave, Roman Mitchell is no stranger to secrets, lies, and betrayals. Determined to unveil his brotherhood’s many sins, Roman sets out to unearth every vile secret that his father has buried. Everything would be running smoothly if not for the striking six-foot asshole in Armani who verbally eviscerates Roman at every turn.
Training a spoiled trust-fund baby to become CEO of Key Enterprise Holdings is the last thing Hale Calloway wants to do, especially when that baby happens to be his almost one-night-stand from the night before. But does something that no man has ever done before: climb his walls and break them down, brick-by-brick.
Dark, steamy, and emotional, These Vile Secrets is an unputdownable enemies-to-lovers, MM office romance filled with sizzling chemistry, dangerous lies, and twists that will leave you desperate for more. As one of the best MM office romance books on the market, you need to add this to your TBR list.
Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey
When Bailey Jennings’ boss trades in his scalpel for a pina colada, the surgical assistant is faced with a difficult choice: spend months learning a new specialty or take an open position as Dr. Russel’s assistant.
Known to send his assistants running, Bailey is unsure whether she’ll be able to handle the intimidating surgeon with high expectations. But when it comes to her younger sister, she’ll do whatever it takes to keep them afloat. Even if that means dealing with Dr. Russel’s belligerent ass.
Hotshot Doc is a steamy, slow-burn medical romance between a hotshot doc and a brilliant surgical assistant who is probably the only assistant that can handle the brutal doc.
Rule Breaker by Lily Morton
After two years of insults, snipes, and sarcastic comments, Dylan Mitchell is one step away from sending his boss to an early grave. Nothing could have ever prepared him for the moment that Gabe Foster looked at him with something other than irritation. But while Dylan is looking to settle down with his forever guy, that is the last thing on Gabe’s mind.
Sweet, funny, and angsty, Rule Breaker is an unputdownable enemies-to-lovers MM romance that will win you over with its hilarious British humor. And as one of the best office romance books on the market, you cannot go wrong with this must-read.
Never Again by Lilliana Anderson
Cora is on the cusp of 30 when she files for a divorce, gets slammed with an intervention order, is demoted to a “glorified babysitter” for lawyer trainees, and accidentally has a one night stand with her boss’s son who just so happens to be one of Cora’s interns. Of course, at the time she thought he was just some smokin’ hot young lad who she’d never see again. Yeah. Imagine her surprise.
Never Again is perfect for anyone who loves their office romance books mixed with a splash of humor and a dash of lust-filled glances between colleagues. After all, the office serves as an excellent place to meet one’s soulmate.
Scandalous by L.J. Shen
Thirty-three-year-old business mogul Trent Rexroth, aka The Mute, has no time for distractions, especially in the form of eighteen-year-old high school senior Edie Van Der Zee.
Blackmailed by her father, Edie is tasked with finding dirt on Trent. But, along the way, she finds something completely different and incredibly priceless.
If you’re hungry for a taboo enemies-to-lovers romance with an age gap, Scandalous is bound to send your ovaries into overdrive. As one of the best office romance books, you should absolutely add this to your TBR list.
Egomaniac by Vi Keeland
Marriage counselor Emerie Rose is in the middle of admiring her new Park Avenue office when some strange dude breaks in. After spending hours at the police station, Emerie finds herself down on her luck.
Not only is divorce attorney Drew Jagger the rightful owner of the office, but she’s also been swindled out of her life savings. The only silver lining is Drew’s offer to share the office space until she finds a new place. All Emerie has to do, in return, is answer calls while Drew’s secretary is out. Opposites in every way, the two find themselves unable to deny their growing attraction.
Egomaniac is a funny office romance between a dirty talking lawyer and a sweet marriage counselor, perfect for fans of slow-burn romances with tons of steam.
Managed by Kristen Callihan
In a stroke of luck, Sophie Darling lands herself a seat in first class next to one of the most striking guys she has ever seen. Unfortunately for her, Gabriel Scott sees her as nothing more than a pest invading his space. But when Sophie learns of Gabriel’s aversion to flying, she manages to take his mind off that little tidbit in the funniest of ways.
All too quickly, the plane lands, marking what should be the end of Sophie and Gabriel’s short, yet memorable friendship. However, fate has other plans.
Witty, steamy and funny-as-hell, Managed is an enchanting read perfect for anyone in the mood for a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance between a broody hero and a hilarious heroine who level each other out perfectly. As one of the best office romance books, I recommend dropping everything and cracking open this page-turner.
Best Boss & Employee Workplace Romance Books
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Vanessa Mazur is a glorified mother to the famous football legend nicknamed The Wall of Winnipeg. What was supposed to be a temporary position turned into a two-year game of running around like a chicken with its head cut off for a man who never even had the time to acknowledge her birthday.
Knowing it’s time she moves on, Van hands in her letter of resignation. Imagine her surprise when Aiden Graves shows up on her doorstep, asking that she come back.
As one of the best slow-burn boss/employee romance books, The Wall of Winnipeg needs to be on your TBR bookshelf. Plus, if you love enemies-to-lovers romances, you’ll fall in love with this hidden gem. After all, Mariana Zapata puts the “slow” in slow burn.
Love to Hate Her by J. Saman and Julie Saman
The night 19-year-old Viola Starr broke up with her high school sweetheart and Wild Minds guitarist Gus Diamond, not only did she walk out of his life, she left everyone.
Seven years later, Viola is struggling to make ends meet when she gets an offer that seems too good to be true: a hundred and twenty-five grand for five months on the road as a nanny for a rockstar’s three-year-old daughter. The only catch? She will be working for her ex’s twin, Jasper Diamond, the elusive singer who wreaked havoc on her mind after divulging a monumental secret that changed everything.
Wonderfully written, insanely memorable, and exceptionally sexy, Love to Hate Her is a mesmerizingly beautiful emotional rollercoaster that will have you feeling a host of emotions. As one of the best enemies-to-lovers, boss/employee, rockstar romance books, I recommend adding it to your must-read pile.
Deal Maker by Lily Morton
Jude Bailey may be living the high life as a highly successful underwear model, but if he had it his way, he would give up the glamorous lifestyle and never-ending string of hookups in an instant.
When an accident leaves his flat in shambles and him temporarily homeless and desperate for money, he accepts an offer from an unlikely source, leading to an unforgettable summer spent with well-known actor Asa Jacobs and his precocious 5-year-old son Billy.
Hilarious, cute, and sexy, Deal Maker is an unforgettable MM boss/employee, slow-burn romance filled with laugh-out-loud pranks, witty banter that will etch a permanent smile onto your face, and heartwarming moments that will tug at your heartstrings.
Eleanor & Grey by Brittainy Cherry
Greyson East had all of Eleanor’s firsts: her first kiss, first boyfriend, first love and first heartbreak. When Eleanor interviews for a nanny gig, she is shocked to find out that the dad is none other than Greyson East, except this man is no longer the boy she fondly remembers.
When dealt a bad hand in life, some boats sink and others float. In Greyson’s case, his boat lays in ruins in the deepest trench of the ocean. Cold and detached, Grey has shut everyone out and refuses to shed the armored skin he now gleans. When his high school flame reappears as the new nanny, he makes her promise to keep their past in the past, but the past rarely stays buried.
For a slow-burn, second-chance romance between high school sweethearts who were taken down separate paths only to meet up years later, read Eleanor & Grey. As one of the best boss/employee romance books on the market, it’s a must-read.
Mr. President by Katy Evans
Matt Hamilton has been Charlotte Well’s crush since she first met him at her home along with his father, the President of the United States, when she was only 11-years-old. While there, Charlotte jokingly states that she’ll help the President’s son on his campaign if he ever decides to run for office. Flash forward ten years and Matt takes Charlotte up on her offer…and sparks fly.
Read Mr. President if you’re on the market for a political romance between the future president and a girl who will stop at nothing to get him the votes.
Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen
British rock god Alex Winslow is an addict stuck on lockdown after spiraling down a rabbit hole of self-destruction upon learning of his girlfriend and best friend’s betrayal. Set to go on tour, his agent hires a sobriety companion “babysitter” to help keep him from on the road to recovery while on the road.
Enter Indigo Bellamy. Indie needs this job and if that means dealing with Alex’s cantankerous ass, so be it. Nothing will dissuade Indie from a job that could be the key to helping her family. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy when it comes to the serial heartbreaker.
L.J. Shen is a master at crafting slow burn, enemies-to-lovers rockstar romances and Midnight Blue is a shining example. Indie and Alex’s story is one of healing, forgiveness and love. Trust me when I say this boss/employee romance will make your heart race.