THE ORC FROM THE OFFICE
MATE-BONDING WITH A CO-WORKER IS AGAINST COMPANY POLICY…
The Orc from the Office by Kate Pierce is the second book in the author’s Claws & Cubicles series and features a nerdy IT Orc and a human from HR. The first book, Love, Laugh, Lich, featured an undead Necromancer Lord in a boss/secretary romance and released October of last year. If you haven’t read it yet and want to, you can find it on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited here.
In The Orc from the Office, readers are introduced to Janice in HR and Khent from IT. They work on two different floors in the company, but when an offer of help leads to accidental mate-bonding, they quickly find themselves both compelled and intrigued.
Janice is a serious, no-nonsense HR officer, but at the same time, she loves to joke—mostly at her own expense. And her sense of humor just flows from her personality so effortlessly it all but leaps off the page whenever it appears. Her only downside is her doubt and her fear of once again having to pick up the pieces of her life. She lets her fear control her to the point where she forgets there’s this whole other person involved in this with her, and that he has feelings she hasn’t fully taken into account.
Khent doesn’t get his own POV in this, but despite that, his personality shines in every interaction he has with Janice. Shy, thoughtful, and kind, Khent does everything he can to try to put Janice at ease while ignoring his own feelings about what is happening between them and with the mate-bond that is so important to his culture. And while that could make him a bit of a doormat in some instances, he somehow comes out every bit the supportive, protective hero he is meant to be in this. I really liked him and felt like he deserved to find the happiness he craved.
All in all, this book has everything I love about reading romance, particularly off-limits office romances. Fun, flirty, sexy. Killer characterization. An all-encompassing storytelling voice. A writing style that immediately pulls a reader in, keeping them thoroughly engaged and amusingly entertained.
If you haven’t picked up a monster romance or an orc romance before and have even the vaguest interest in it, I highly recommend giving this one a shot. It’s got so many things to love about it, and all kinds of universal fantasy butter to savor.
The Orc from the Office by Kate Prior
Series: Claws & Cubicles #2
Published by Self-Published on October 1, 2022
Genres: Monster Romance, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Format: eBook, Kindle Unlimited
Source: Amazon Purchase
Buy: Amazon | Goodreads
Mate-bonding with a co-worker is against company policy, accidentally or not.
Janice knows better than anyone that entanglements with co-workers are risky business. But when Janice accidentally breaks a co-workers nose, she finds herself unexpectedly mated to an orc, and under Monster Resources’ scrutiny.
Khent from the IT Department is quiet and nerdy, despite the tusks. His emails are overly wordy. He won’t stop apologizing even though she’s the one who broke his glasses.
Clearly, fate got this one wrong.
All Janice has to do is stay away from Khent until the bond dissipates. Easy enough, right? Except…
…Her company laptop chooses this week to need the orc from the IT Department, repeatedly.
…She accidentally clicks on orc porn at work and has to take remedial phishing training with Khent.
…Their bond will keep pulling them back together until it is completed.
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