I’ve had a crush on my co-worker Declan since the day I started working at Rockline Studios. Trust me, if you could see this man, you’d have a crush on him too.
It’s been two years since my first day of work… two years since my head has been filled with fantasies and daydreams about the things I could do to him. Two years of…. SITTING BY AND DOING NOTHING because dating within the office is forbidden, frowned upon, something we’re not supposed to do.
The night of Rockline’s infamous New Year’s Eve party changes everything.
Will my new years wish finally come true?
|Title:||Kissing My Co-Worker|
|Series:||Fun for the Holidays (Book 1)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Point of View:||First Person, Past Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Release Date:||16th December, 2021|
Delightfully fun romance
J. Sterling is a new-to-me author but this new series of fun and flirty holiday themed stories sounded too delicious to pass up. This first story is an office romance based around New Year’s Eve and is a complete standalone with its own HEA.
Lily and Declan work together at Rockline Studios in Los Angeles – Declan as a manager and Lily as an Executive Assistant in the same office.
The book is written in first person, past tense and from both Lily and Declan’s viewpoint. This means we get to know both characters really well and what they’re thinking and feeling.
Our tale is actually quite a simple one – colleagues with a crush attend a New Year’s Eve party where everything changes. But, boy, does it ever pack a deliciously fun punch. I was sheer giddy with excitement while reading and I could not get enough of Lily and Declan’s romance.
While I loved Lily and thought her a likeable and relatable heroine, it was Declan that stole my heart. He was perfection. The way he talked about Lily in his head – and his thoughts about her was just adorable. But he was also a bit of alright and a little naughty which, of course, made me love him even more. I even revelled in the pair’s worry over how the other felt – especially since it was clear to everyone but them, how much they wanted each other. Happy sighs.
This book is quite short at only 134 pages but I honestly thought it was shorter with how quickly I devoured it. We do get some sex towards the end of the book and holy hell, if you’ve ever fantasised about getting dirty in your office then this is the book for you. It was ‘fan yourself’ hot and just added another check mark in the plus column for this story.
We get an epilogue – hooray – and it was just the cherry on the top of this delicious and joyously fantastic book. I enjoyed every second of it and while I was more than satisfied with the HEA, I really wish I could have spent more time with Lily and Declan, even if they were just doing mundane things. If this is the standard of J. Sterling and the future Fun for the Holidays books, then I can’t wait to snap them up. Hands down, 5 stars.
J. (jenn) Sterling is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of multiple contemporary romances. She lives in California with her only son, Blake. If you can’t find her sitting behind a computer screen writing new stories, then there’s a good chance she’s sitting in the bleachers of a baseball stadium watching him play.
Jenn enjoys traveling to new places, meeting her readers and spending time with the love of her life, the one & only, Jack F’n Carter! Oh yeah, it’s true. <3