How do you feel about office romances?

by Maya Blake, author of What the Greek’s Money Can’t Buy

When I toyed with the idea of writing a trilogy, two things immediately jumped to mind – a steaming office romance…and an equally red-hot Greek hero. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love all Presents heroes but there’s something about the words Greek Shipping Magnate that just gets my romance addict heart racing!

Throw in a PA/Executive assistant with a HUGE secret past which you just know is going to blow up in her face and well, I was so excited I pitched it to my then editor very quickly after I sold to Harlequin Presents almost, gosh, 2 years ago tomorrow!

Happily, she said yes and the idea of Sakis, Arion and Theo Pantelides – three superhot brothers, championship-winning ex-rowers and my “Untameable Greeks”, was born. Untameable Greeks…doesn’t that just send a delicious shiver down your spine? It certainly does mine, lol.

What The Greek’s Money Can’t Buy is Sakis and Brianna’s story. It starts with a bang when one of Sakis’s oil tankers runs aground off the Coast of Africa (and I had so much fun researching this location, which was a fabulous bonus!). But it was the explosions within their own personal relationship that made this story one of my favourite to write.

Here’s a little bit about What The Greek’s Money Can’t Buy:

whatthegreeksmoneycantbuyThe forbidden tastes all the sweeter…

Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants – after all, he’s drop-dead gorgeous, powerful, and wealthy beyond words. But the one thing he can’t have is his stunning assistant, Brianna Moneypenny – because she’s the only woman this cynical Greek can trust.

When an international crisis throws them together twenty-four-seven, intriguingly buttoned-up Brianna reveals a sensual hunger that rivals his own, and he realises just what he’s been denying himself for so long. But when his perfect PA’s secret is discovered will he pay the price for taking what he wants?

What’s your personal view on office romances?

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Comments ( 4 )
  1. AmyL
    April 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Considering my own romance started as an office romance…I feel pretty good about them! 🙂 Luckily, he wasn’t my boss and I didn’t work in that office for very long.

  2. jcp
    April 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I like them in books or movies:)

  3. Hana
    April 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Well Amy provides a great example as to why office romances happen: it’s a great place to meet your partner.

    But, personally I think eventually it needs to leave the workplace.

    I’m currently reading Andrea Laurence’s “A Very Exclusive Engagement”. A desire title but it has a workplace romance and I’m loving it!

    So, yeah, I do like them in books! I think it provides for both humorous and sexy scenarios. 🙂

    Thanks for the post, Maya!

    It’s like avoiding dating in high school. Pretty difficult…

  4. Zarah
    November 1, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Office romances are one of my favorite themes!