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Lexi Adams suffers from extreme job dissatisfaction. The only things she finds challenging are the sexy IT guy and the on-line erotic romance novel she discovers, starring her spitting image. Unfortunately, the man is insufferable, and the novel only accessible at work.

Aware Lexi’s workload doesn’t meet her potential, Ric Ackart, head of the IT department, decides to find
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Published March 11th 2013 by Smashwords
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Petra
My original Magic at Work audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.
Magic at Work was a very cute enemy to lovers, sexy office romance with a tiny dash of paranormal. The magical element worked well even for somebody who is not really into this genre.
Lexi has trust issues and feels insecure. After a failed relationship, she is working in her stepdad’s company. She has settled for mundane work. She has settled for sex rather than love. One day, she finds an erotic parano
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Jamie
Apr 18, 2013 added it
Not going to rate this one since I could'nt finish it. It started out good and seemed like it was going to be really interesting but after a while I was just bored and wasnt feeling the chemistry between Lexie and Ric and the paranormal twist was just not clicking. Oh well.. On to the next one!
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Update 13-Jul-2013: FREE (again) atm @ Amazon
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*** Review copy provided by the author. ***

THE SHORT: Definitely recommend this funny, light-hearted ROMcontemp with an unusual PNR twist. A welcomed change from the overly angst-ridden stories flooding the market of late, I think that “Magic at Work” will appeal to a wide range of romance lovers—so long as they can handle the smokin’ erotic moments. *wink*

ETA: Full review moved to BookLikes.
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Sheryl C. Nash
Gotta say i LOVED how Richard aka Ric aka Rex aka Richie (read the book, you'll GET why he has so many names :) ) could be such an alpha, dominant, dirty-talker and YET also be so devastated by Lexi's actions... a SMOKIN' HOT and UTTERLY SWEET read!

*SIGH* LOVE IT when an author does justice to the enemies-to-lovers trope (my FAVORITE trope in the world!!!)
Books By Ces
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: erotic romance readers
Recommended to Books By Ces by: author
Shelves: erotic
This was a joy to read!!! An erotic tail with a little paranormal twist and with lots of very funny moments that made me LOL in public... (yes!!! I saw people staring at me like... "is she crazy?").

The female lead as many had serious trust issues, but she was fun and witty and very inventive with her snarky comments and comebacks. Ric/Rex was just swoon worthy... the super-hot computer geek with a hidden personality, yet he was very sweet and total gentleman... actually he was just so darn cute
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Jacque
Magic at work was a really cute funny read. The two main characters, Lexi and Ric, are well written and completely likable. I found Lexi witty and funny, definitely a smart cookie. Ric is very sweet and cute. Almost a little too cute. I would like to seen a bit more of his bad boy persona come through. Their back and forth banter was snarky and full of snappy comebacks. The sex between Lexi and Ric is steamy hot without being over the top smutty. Best sex scene hands down was the broom closet bu ...more
Jessica
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

WOW. This was a 'can't put down' book for me. I mean, it was a reading while feeding the baby, lock yourself in the bathroom and read on the edge of the tub kind of read. It was witty, entertaining and oh so addictive.

I loved Ric, aka Rex. He was an amazing character with real depth and interest. I enjoyed his transformations throughout the book, finally being able to reconcile his dual personalities. Lexi was a well roun
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Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
Cute & funny CR with a hint of magic. Lexi is a woman who does not value herself and Ric is a man who has finally figured out who he is, what he wants and how to get it. This had a lot of the tried-and-true cliches of the modern world - with a twist!

For instance our heroine is the bosses daughter but she doesn't want to use that to move up in the company - in fact she actually feels unworthy of the small amount of responsibility she has been given. She struggles with this inner sense of inadequ
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Jean
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This story is light-hearted, flirty, and fun with a dash of paranormal.

The characters are well developed as well as the plot minus the drama that some of the stories have lately.

The chemistry and attraction between the two main characters, Lexi and Ric, is instantaneous and smoking hot which only leads to tension filled banter between the two.

Note:
"This book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
Absolutely loved this sweet, hot, and heartwarming contemporary romance.
Rosemary Hughes
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A mixture of modern office and magic. Normally office romance can be trashy and be all about the sexual satisfaction of the boss. This is NOT a story like that, but more a story of mutual attraction, by two people who have their own problems in their pasts, and had to find a way to put that past behind them. Then there is a small topic of a very explicit ebook, that have both people represented through it's story. It is a catalyst for some very amusing and non professional behavior in a work sit ...more
Amanda
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short review. Light-hearted, funny, steamy, enemies to lover office romance with a little bit of magic. Likable characters from the main characters to the secondary characters that had me wishing the book was longer.
Lynn Zagrod
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I found this story cute with a dream-like theme. Lexi's work environment isn't anything like I have experienced. Lucky girl. She and the IT guy have discovered magic in and out of the computer. Not a fan of the narrator.
Sydney
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sotia's book always have me thinking "sleep is for the weak." I just couldn't put the book down and when I dis it was only because my kindle died. A great paced romance. Lexie and be through some rough times and doesn't want to believe in love and its possibilities, but hey with a little magic anything is possible right, if you believe in that sort of thing (which Lexie doesn't of course). Ric is just a regular guy with a little bit of a bad boy past just going through the motions. Things change ...more
Isabelle MBTL
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
 
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Funny, hot, fast-paced read!!!
Only there were people at the office, and he'd earn himself a slap or worse if he tried to bend her over his desk and fuck her. by Ric

Lexi was bored with her job. It didn't let her explore her capabilities, so she ended up having too much time on her hands. Until she found this most erotic romance novel online and couldn't stop reading it, when she should be working. Better than reading her ebook, only doing it herself. But the problem was, she
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Megan (BookWifeReviews)
I wanted to like this book more than I did. The premise sounds so good! I just didn't think it was executed all that well. Lexi is kind of down on her luck and she's working for her stepdad. She randomly finds a sexy book on her computer and starts reading it. The IT guy at her work is kind of a jerk but also hot... we all know where this goes right? It's an office romance/enemies to lovers. And the more I think about it the more I am changing my mind and liking it. It was cute and I absolutely ...more
Seven Sinful
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really a 4.5. Damn the lack of half stars.

This book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Having read others of the author’s work, I at least knew I was going to get a good, hot story. Pleased to say, it was more than good.

Now we’ve all slacked at work, delved into fanfictions or ebooks on a minimised browser while pretending to work. Don’t deny it. Lexi is no different. She’s just a normal girl who is led into fantasies, stuck in a boring office with nothing to do bu
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Iza Brekilien
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf-horror
The cover wasn't really great, it was a kindle freebie, so I didn't place much hope at first in this book. Boy was I wrong ! It was delightful !
Come on, who can't empathize with Lexi at the start, reading smut at work because the job is boring ? And then getting hooked and wanting more ?
The story was original, it was funny, Ric was endearing and I liked him more than Lexi who was too protective of herself for my liking, even if she has reasons to be. Their attraction was hot and I liked the idea
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Erin
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do NOT Miss This One!!

Holy cow, what a totally fun, quirky, romance with comedic and paranormal elements. This was so fresh and different, with just a dash of paranormal influence that even those who aren't fans of PNR will love this book. (I DO very much love me my shifters, dragons, fae, vamps and demons, etc., but I also love romances without them.) This is a perfect melding of the two. Oh yeah, and it is HOT!! Damn hot. Sotia Lazu managed to create interesting, likable characters and gave th
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Ava
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was very skeptical with the title but it skept showing up on my browser for months and I decided to buy it but didn't read till yesterday. I saw good review. but what made me put a brake on this book was the title plus the paranormal thing.
but I'm wrong I really liked this book and took my time to read it because it was lovely cute. every single character in that one. cliffhanger nope. but ain't a boring book. it was all about feelings. belief and love.
anguish for the male character. male in p
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Lori
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Light, fun and entertaining .
Liked the concept of the story.

While the story was a fun and easy listen it took me a while to get into this book, didn’t really get interested until about an hour in. There was just something missing for me. This was not one of those books I rushed back to in order to find out what was going to happen next.

Steamy sex scenes. If you don't like a lot sex in your books this is not the book for you.

Loved Ric's character, Lexi was just likable.
Two stubborn people Lexi A
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Sue
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book on audio. It is a cute story, a nice easy listen. Although there was romantic drama, it was nothing too intense (except the sex); basically just a sweet love story with a couple of twists. However, I thought that the narration by Hollie Jackson was great and made the story so much more. Her characterization of Rex was great. I'm curious to see if there will be more in this series as I was intrigued by Angie and Sarah and would like to find out more of their witchy ways -- ...more
Delta
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of light, steamy PNR
Light paranormal romance set in a work cubicle environment...

Alexandra "Lexi" Adams surfs the net for an ebook to kill some time at work. She stumbles across an erotic paranormal romance with a heroine who looks like her and even has a similar name (Xandra). The hero in the story looks suspiciously like Ric, the snooty IT guy who works within view of her cubicle. The weird thing is that the book can only be accessed from her work computer. Lexi quickly gets addicted to reading the erotic onl
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SN the Viking
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-erotica
I usually love what this author writes, this book was very well written but not the authors best work IMO.
Lexi and Ric`s story is a very cute CR with a twist. I loved the story between them, maybe a bit sugary sweet at the end but that was ok.
The H/h was very nicely written and Ric was a total hunk. Lexi was a strong willed girl with some scars on her own. Some of the love/sex scenes in it were not my cup of tea, so therefore I cannot give it full score. But I do give this book 3,5-4 stars.
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Misty Walker
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't do paranormal, but I was offered this book in exchange for my unbiased review by Audiobook Boom and took a chance.

It was a delightfully sweet and flirty listen for me without being paranormal/fantasy enough to bother me, it was like a sexy, fun read with paranormal waved over the top. Just enough.

I really enjoyed it, I didn't hit pause at all and my day flew by!

The narrator... Really good until she does the British accent. Sounds like Mary Poppins (think, "top of the mornin' gov'na!")
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Flores, Chiena
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My BEST READ this year.... I've been looking for this book for ywars, wishing to the book Gods that maybe someone can lend me this or ill.find this in bookstores here, but no such luck. So I just went and bought the ebook, cause really reallly wanted to read this already.... AND BY FAR, DAMN, ALL MY PENT UP EXPECTATIONS WAS MET. I couldnt even stop myself from finishing this book in one setting, even thiugh I still had work to do in the morning... THANK YOU Sotia Lazu for this brilliant read, wo ...more
Veronica Bates
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful book. I was hooked from the first page. I know a book is good when I hurry through work to get home to read more. :)

Both leads were very well fleshed out. The only part I got caught on was I thought Lexi was a almost too bitchy. Too self centered.

But it all came together in the end.

A great story of two people with spark that ultimately end up together.

I loved the magic twist as well.

Thanks.
Elizabeth
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off...I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Secondly...Super-fast shipping! I received the book on the 3rd day after winning a copy!

And now for the review... What a fun read! I started reading it as soon as i opened the pkg and got so caught up in the story that I didn't put it down until i finished it! I really loved the characters and enjoyed the plot-line and the racy scenes! Very well written. I highly recommend this book! You wont be sorry you got it!
* Booksessed * Bec
Book provided by the author.

4.5 stars

A brilliant read, loved the characters. I had planned on going to bed earlier but I couldn't put it down so its now half 4 lol. It had a great plot and obviously kept me hooked. I would love to read more about some of these characters, I would definitely recommend it
Jenni
A interesting twist in a romance story that solely focus on how to overcome different commitment issues and pasts to be together. No exes, no love triangle, just how two people that are meant for each other work around their issues. Great reading!
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