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A Workplace Affair

(Atlanta Affair #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  243 ratings  ·  57 reviews
There are those once in a lifetime opportunities that come along, that in your wildest dreams would never happen to you. When independent Victoria Bryant's opportunity comes, a climb up the corporate ladder turns into an affair with the owner. Now she must make decisions that will change her life forever. Will she choose to forgive the man she's grown to love, or watch him ...more
Kindle Edition, First, 182 pages
Published September 16th 2013 by Isabella Rae (first published September 15th 2013)
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Dawn Smith
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very impressive debut read from Isabella Rae. Having never read anything by her before I wasn’t sure how I would feel about her writing style. It was fantastic. She totally drew me into this story. Ms. Rae writes with the hand of a seasoned author.
A Workplace Affair is a book filled with illicit passion, sex, sizzle, drama, and yes,
Leland Ambrose is a hard-working, hard- loving alpha male who started his company when he was very young. He is now wealthy and dominant male who
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
A Workplace Affair is one of those rare gems of a read. I mean I loved the book cover and after reading the blurb I said man this is my kind of book and boy oh boy was I right. Isabella has crafted such a story that grabs you right from the start. I mean this is one of those stories that has you laughing, crying, and yelling at the characters all in one breathe.

Victoria has worked her way up the ladder in her profession but her one downfall was falling for her boss. Falling for the boss is never
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Bryant was different girl when she was in the sixth grade. Everything had changed. Until she met her best friend Sage McCarthy. They were inseparable until Sage moved away. Then when Sage needed her best friend the most she turned to Victoria. They both leaned on each other and lived their lives as young women pursuing careers. One day the owner of the Realty company Victoria worked for had come into town. Every female in the company wanted to get a look at him and have a chance to purs ...more
Feisty Girls
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
~~~Joni’s Review~~~

We meet Victoria and her best friend Sage in the prologue and really get a feel for how close these two women are. When Sage needs help she turns to Victoria, who is there with open arms.

One night while out with her closest friends, unbeknown to her she is spotted by Leland Ambrose. Instantly he is drawn to her and has to know who she is.

When Monday morning rolls around and Victoria is asked by her current boss to sit in on a meeting with the big boss she cannot figure out w
Miria Vanessa
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first saw the synopsis for this book, I expected one of those good-girl falls for CEO type of books. You know, the ones that are all the same, with different names and generally so-so writing. Man was I blown away!!! The synopsis does not do it justice!!! 

First of all, the story in itself was very refreshing, unique and well-paced. Never a dull moment, the balance between details, descriptions, dialogue, tension, characters and funny conversations made for a book that I really enjoyed. Vi
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars..doing a re read!
This was a wonderful debut from Isabella Rae. I felt a little disconnected at times, but really enjoyed Leland and Victorias story! It's not the typical forbidden office romance affair you think of when you hear 'workplace affair'! I feel like we could have gotten to know a little more of Leland's past, but hopefully we will get more of him in the next books to come!! Looking forward to the next installment of the Atlanta Affair series!
Submit & Devour
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was a perfect, sweet, sexy book. Looking forward to more from Ms. Rae.
Keriann Hoover
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good quick read! Full story, no cliffhanger.
Sep 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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It's another blog stop review! I am loving this, and if you click on over to the news page there's a giveaway! Woop, woop! So junkies, this is Isabella's first tour, so let's make it one to remember eh minions. This is the first book I've read by Isabella and I couldn't put it down, I kept saying to myself okay after this chapter I'll take a break, and then three chapters later I'm still going. I really enjoyed this book, it certain
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Victoria is in her mid-20s, has a good job, some great friends, and is generally pretty satisfied with her life. She’s not a college graduate, and she doesn’t have a whole lot of experience, but she does her best and loves her job working for United Real Estate Investments, even if she has only been there for five months. When the big boss comes to town, she finds herself instantly promoted to his assistant for the length of his stay. Does she recei
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I would like to Thanks Isabella Rae for giving me the opportunity to review "A workplace Affair (Atlanta Affair#1). It's a pleasure be able to review one of your books..

***** " A sweet affair (Atlanta Affair #2) Release date 12/20/13.****

********SPOILER FREE*******

★★★★★ "A Workplace Affair(Atlanta #1) by Isabella Rae

Betsy's Reviews..."One of my best reads 2013"

******Victoria Bryant had a hard childhood,but things started to change when she meets Sage McCarthy, they became BFF, Victoria one night
Angie's Reading Dungeon
Firstly I want to say if I had a boss like Leland I would so go back to work. I loved that there were no bullshit pasts to work get over, crazy exes coming out the woodwork and try to screw things up for the couple.

Victoria is loving, looks after her friends, feisty, loyal which are all characteristics I love in a person. She and her best friend Sage from school who came back into her life after her marriage breakup are awesome, the way she helped Sage after the downfall breakup I can only hope
Serena Pettus
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What a fantastic read! Yes, it is one of the many millionaire/billionaire books on the market, but I absolutely loved the story here.
Victoria is an independent woman, trying to work her way up in the realty company where she works as a secretary.
The owner, Leland, comes down from New York to oversee the buying of some property, and spots the lovely Victoria in a bar one night prior to making his appearance in the office. One look and he is snared. He wants nothing more than to meet this woman, b
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A Workplace Affair (Atlanta Affair) by Isabella Rae


Leland & Victoria

Peculiar, yet satisfying! I'm not sure how often things like this happen, but holy hell did I really really want this one to happen! The story pulls you in different directions and tugs on your heartstrings, but will have you pleasantly sated from cover to cover. I so can't wait to dive into the next installment, A Sweet Affair!

I found myself cheering on Victoria very early in the book. She ju
Donna ~
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable debut novel from Isabella Rae. It was a nice change of pace to read a story that does not focus on the troubled pasts or dark secrets looming over the couple. The biggest obstacle this couple faces is their working relationship and geography.

Victoria Bryant is a beautiful, strong willed and hard working woman who is loyal to her best friends Sage and Nick. Victoria has been making the arrangements for the arrival of the owner of United Real Estate Investments but she hasn’t paid muc
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Isabella Rae! I WANT LELAND AMBROSE!!! HOLY Crap!!! He knew he wanted Victoria from the time he saw her signing karaoke at the bar with her friends Nick, and Sage. LelandaBthought Victoria was beautiful from the moment he saw her."THE WOMAN WHO JOINED THEM ON STAGE MADE HIS GLASS PAUSE ON THE WAY TO HIS MOUTH. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL, HE CHEEKS WERE SLIGHTLY FLUSHED FROM ALCOHOL AND HER EYES SHONE BRIGHT IN CONTRAST TO HER DARK HAIR THAT FELL STRAIGHT AND LONG DOWN HER BACK." Victoria thinks she has ...more
Lindsey Melia
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading a Workplace Affair by Isabella Rae. This is the authors first book,and I really enjoyed it :) It all kicks off where we meet our main girl Victoria. Meeting a girl in school who will turn out to be a life long friend. Jump forward a decade or two,and we find Victoria working as a P.A. Working as hard as she can to show her ability's. One day her boss asks her to sit in on a meeting. Jumping at the chance to be more involved off she goes. Now enter the very sexy looking Le ...more

4 stars

This is one of those fun little reads that takes you away on a journey an makes you wonder if these things could ever happen to you.

Generally speaking, I have tried to steer clear of the millionaire books because they tend to be overdone and implausible. This one seemed to be well done and not over the top however.

I feel like the author perfectly captured the feelings of love at first sight and the physical reaction it causes.

Victoria is generally a strong character and is inseparable
Emma Edwards
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really good read I've enjoyed it and now plan to move straight on to the next in the series ,,,

This is Victoria and Leland's story

Victoria is a secretary/assistant ,,,, Leland is the big boss man

Victoria is out with friends having fun ,,, unbeknown to her this is the night her life changes ,,,, Leland is there that night ,,, she catches his eye ,,, but he never got a chance to actually meet her ,,,, until he arrives at the office ,,,, the same beauty is his own employee

These t
Crystal Booth
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where to start... A very goodread that was easy to get sucked into & not want to put it down.. Victoria is a character that a lot of women can see themselves in. Hard worker, trying to make it to the top, all the while dealing with dirty old men & sexual harassment. Leland, on the other hand is the type of boss you wouldn't mind if he showed you a little 'extra attention'!!! The way their relationship evolves is very believable & could happen in real life, once again sucking a girl reader Into f ...more
Michele McMullen
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story, Victoria is a beautiful hard working, loyal friend. She heads out on a well deserved Friday night with friends after preparing all week for the big bosses arrival on Monday. Leland is staying in town for a few months and decides to head out to a local pub for a drink. Victoria is singing all night long with friends and catches the eye of Leland, she never sees him. Monday comes and Victoria's boss asks her to sit in on the meeting to observe. She sees the very handsome ...more
Skye Turner
A Workplace Affair is Isabella Rae's debut novel and I have to applaud her.
I enjoyed the book.
There were a few instances that could have used a "bit" of tweaking, but overall I really enjoyed it.
Victoria is a typical hardworking, hell bent on success female.
Leland is a man who's worked his ass off to get where he is and wants to move his company into the next phase.
Victoria goes to work for Leland and the chemistry is off the charts.
They become involved and things happen.
Are they destined
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a short read but it worked for me because it covered all its bases. I didn't feel like I needed more and most importantly, it had a HEA.Leland Ambrose is hot, young, sexy and has his own business. Victoria has worked very hard to get where she's at and when he see's her for the first time he needs to have her so she ends up working for him. Unbeknownst to her he had seen her already at a bar but she never did see him, so it was a surprise to him when he see's she works for his company ( ...more
Sweets Books
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so much better than I first thought In all honesty I didn't think I would like it but I was wrong, I did!

Victoria ~ She was so down to earth and just normal! Does that make sense? She gets pissed at Leland every time he tries to buy things for her. Oh when she went off on him about the packet at work, that was too funny! Now as to why she broke it off with him, I didn't really get it! I mean he didn't do anything wrong, but yet she goes all off on him and breaks it off with him!

Leland ~
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Victoria Bryant works as an assistant to Mr. Marks at United Real Estate Investment. She worked hard to be where she is.

Leland Ambrose is drop dead gorgeous, successful man who has his own business.

When they saw each other one day at the meeting, there was an instant connection between them.

He knows one thing: he wants her. So she ends up working for him. And so their affair begins.

When secrets come to the surface and obstacles were put in their way, they both need to decide if the feelings the
Nov 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
I've made my feelings pretty clear in my progress updates, so this will be brief. This is the first time an author has managed to make me hate her heroine. Victoria's behavior for a 20-something young professional is totally immature and ridiculous. By the time she has her epiphany, I am way past caring and want it to be over.

I couldn't connect with the relationship between Victoria and Leland because I was too busy rolling my eyes. The author needs to spend less time on descriptions of things a
Lost in Romance Books
This was a short, easy read about a young woman who fell in lust, then love with her boss. I liked how the book gave us both perspectives (most of the book was told through Victoria’s perspective, we did get “inside” Leland’s head also! Even though the book is short, I was amazed at how much detail the author was able to pack into those pages (we get some of their backgrounds, friends, what they are thinking, etc). When their conflict came, I thought that Victoria overreacted but then that gave ...more
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Isabella Rae's debut novel and it's fantastic!!
Not many debut's grab and keep my attention but this one flowed smoothly, was well written and keeps you interested.

Victoria is strong, hard working and a loyal friend.
She's pulled from her regular secretarial position to work with the big boss.

He pulled her because shes capable and he's attracted to her, but she doesn't know he saw her the previous Friday singing karaoke and was drawn to her.

I don't do spoilers so I'll give you very little

When Leland Ambrose arrives to work out of his flagship office, he never expects to find himself falling head over heels for his employee Victoria Bryant. Victoria knows she shouldn't, but Leland is impossible to resist. One simple evening turns into a complicated affair between them and when Victoria realizes Leland has a hand in something that could destroy her best friend, she doesn't know if she can ever forgive him.

The chemistry between Leland and Victoria is sizzling from the first introdu
Josie Cara
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Victoria Bryant is a young girl working her way up the corporate ladder. She has a quiet life-style but enjoys her friends and their once-in-a-while karoake night at a local hangout. When her boss, Leland Ambrose, wanders in one Friday night and sees her performing, something clicks in his heart that he's never felt before. Finding out she works for his company makes the challenge of capturing her heart even more inviting.

This is a fast paced, upbeat story of what chance can bring to your life a
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Isabella Rae has been writing for over 10 years but never published because she was discouraged by the publishing process. Recently a friend of hers released a book through self-publishing and inspired Isabella to release her first book. When Isabella is not writing she is busy being a single mom to 2 beautiful girls, and works as a baker, and server at a local restaurant.

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