The Work Wife by Allison B. Hanson

Posted June 19, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Jamie Witmer recognizes a good thing when she sees it, whether it’s the elegant buildings she helps design, or her effortless working relationship with her partner, Weston Archer. But being the top team at their Boston firm doesn’t get Jamie and Wes invited to the couples-only bonding retreats and deluxe marital getaways. So Jamie has an idea—she and Wes will become married friends with (company) benefits…

Wes has been attracted to Jamie since she walked into his life five years ago, and her crazy plan has opened up all kinds of new possibilities. Fake marriage leads to even closer contact. Contact leads to temptation. And when they finally act on all that heat, the passion is more intense than even Wes could have imagined…

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But now that their friendship is irrevocably changed, it might be time for something even sweeter to begin…

Titles in the An On The Job Romance series include:  Help Wanted – Getting Down to Business – The Work Wife –

Title:  The Work Wife
Series:  An On The Job Romance #3
Author:  Allison B. Hanson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 12, 2018
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  4 stars

The Work Wife is a combination of story types with a delightful resulting romance.  Wes and Jamie have been friends at work for years.  They get along, their friendship has strengthened over the years and they never really thought to take it beyond the workplace.  That is until the perfect chance to move on to the exclusive couples retreats that so many of their clients, or would be clients, attend.  The solution?  A fake company related marriage that benefits this top team at their firm.  No one gets hurt, works moves along even better and should they decide to part ways if that “someone special” comes along, well, they’ll deal with that should it happen.  Neither really expected that “special someone” to be each other.

Wes and Jamie’s relationship moves slowly through the friendship stage to the “what if we” stage then on to a full romance that was totally unexpected.  You could call it a slow burn romance or simply a discovery of what was right in front of them all along.  The Work Wife is an engaging, fun and enjoyable story.  In this case I hadn’t read the two earlier books, but that made no difference to the entertainment value of this one.  Yet, I’ll go back and pick the others up to discover what came before.  I had fun with this one, and that’s why I devour Romance.  I’d recommend this one to any Contemporary Romance reader who enjoys seeing friends become so much more… to their surprise.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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