Ready to discover another great book for this 2021? Take a look…

Hot Desk by Zara Stoneley

Genre: Romace, Fiction
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Rating: 3’5/5
Publisher: One More Chapter
AmazonHive

About The Book

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?


My Thoughts

There are so many things that changed with the Covid-19, that returning to the boring routine seems like a dream. Or at least that’s what Alice thought, until the changes start at her work and she sees her favorite space is threatened by here enemy-coworker Jamie.
I think we all missed something during the lockdown; friends, space, freedom… but what Alice have at her desk is her me space. A place where no one could take or move things without her knowledge, because Alice is a really good person, a friend from everyone and the one always says No. And that’s what Alice will have to learn in this story, to share the space but at the same time having the right to say no to anyone without fear of the consequences.
I’ll admit that I struggled a little in the beginning while the story was mixed with some memories from the past, but once I understood the situation the reading was easy. I had another problem, I really hated Alice boyfriend; I think this is the purpose of the author, but also didn’t feel like Alice was seeing the big picture in the end. Because he was a stalker, didn’t respect any of her boundaries and every time she said no, he totally ignored it. When you have to tell you flat mates that a person is not allowed at your house, it’s not something to minimize but to start taking steps to ask for help.
Don’t get me wrong, the story is sweet and uplifting, there’s always a bad character in every book, I simply hated this one too much! 😉
Are you ready for the “Hot Desk”?


About The Author

USA Today bestselling author Zara Stoneley was born in a small village in the UK. She wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up.After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true, and more than half a million copies of her books have now been sold worldwide.She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo, a cocker spaniel puppy and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat.