Hot Desk by Zara Stoneley

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?


Full of twists and turns
Alice and Jamie kissed at Reading Festival and now years later they work at the same firm, Alice recognises Jamie and still really likes him but he doesn’t seem to remember her. Covid has caused issues at the company they work for and now they have to do a desk share…
I liked Alice, this book focuses a lot on her development as a character who needs to be more assertive and allows her to become the person she wants to be but there are a lot of road blocks that make her question the way things are. She is however incredibly creative, smart and fun as well as having collections of things that bring back memories and helped me as a reader to better understand her and start to love her
My main issue with this book was that it was totally set from Alice’s point of view and I would have loved to hear from Jamie, maybe a second book that looks at things from his side? That would work really well as I struggled a lot with Jamie, I didn’t “get” him that well and it took me a while to see what Alice saw in him and for me to start to adore him
I loved reading Alice and Jamie’s story, right from the very first page, and the twists, turns and drama both bought them together and pushed them apart whilst keeping me as a reader on my toes. There is also a brilliant cast of supporting characters, without whom the book wouldn’t have worked nearly as well and who made both Alice and Jamie come alive for me
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance full of drama with twists that will keep you on your toes and a story that will draw you in right from the first page 
AM 🐾 x

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Hot Desk

Author Bio

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.

Social Media Links


Twitter: @ZaraStoneley


Instagram: zarastoneley



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