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Company Ink

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Office intrigue takes on a whole new meaning in this story of love, friendship, and the secrets hiding behind boardroom doors...

The Company has a rule about falling in love on the job.

I've never been one for rules. But I need this one. I need this rule to remind me why I can't be with Dani Wallace.

I need this smart little foul-mouthed fighter by my side more than I need he
ebook, 245 pages
Published December 7th 2017 by Kat Colburn
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳Angst, meet friends to lovers, meet office romances, meet two main characters that fight for the love that they grow to acquire and the present admiration that they have for each other...

➳As a big fan of office romances, this one was a 70% winner for me. The first time Dan and Dani meet (yes those are their names), they both encounter upon the chemistry that they both have. To me, I didn't it as an instant kind of chemistry, but it is a chemistry that throughout time started to grow more and
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
*3.5 stars*

This was a cute, friends to lovers, office romance. I really liked Dan and Dani and their slow burn relationship. Its nice to see 2 characters that know each other before they start a relationship, to me its makes it a little more realistic. This doesnt mean they don't feel attracted to each other from the start, because they do. They have great chemistry together and I was patently waiting for them to get together, so when they finally do I was so happy!

Overall this was a good conte
Dani Wallace is outwardly strong and confident with a smart mouth and an attitude, but she has been hurt and betrayed by a man she trusted with her heart and more. Dani learned the hard way to never mix business with romance, besides, she has responsibilities, so like her little cubicle or not, she is in for the long haul.

Dan is the new boss, confident, intelligent and completely off limits. Dan also is hiding secrets and he needs someone as intelligent and sharp as Dani working with him without
Amanda Bordner
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was everything I could have wanted and hoped for from a coworkers/friends to lovers story.

Dan and Dani were such well developed characters and their story seriously had me hooked from their first interaction. Dani works hard but feels stuck in a job she has no passion for. I really related to that on a personal level because I am going through a similar thing at work. Add in her new coworker that she has been specifically told to stay away from, and you’ve got a recipe for one great s
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
-Kacie, 5 stars

This story was captivating and bewitching. I already want to read it again to find little snippets I missed the first time.

At first, I was a little undecided about this book. I was intrigued because it’s different from the usual books I read and I couldn’t seem to figure it out. As I continued reading, the story and the characters sucked me in. I HAD to know what was going to happen.

I love Dani. I found her to be extremely relatable. She’s strong and confident, yet unsure of hers
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
*****4.5 Workplace Stars*****

This book was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

What a fantasy of falling in love on the job and sneaking around as to not get caught. I found myself completely wrapped up in the story and the romance/angst between Dan and Dani!

I absolutely LOVED Dani's character and her smart mouth...such a great fictional woman for me to want to be!

You will find yourself drawn into this story and not wanting to put your Kindle or book down, just to get more of Da
Actual Rating 3.5 Stars!

Company Ink is the debut novel from author Kat Colburn. Company Ink is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Dan and Dani. Dani is smart, outgoing, and has a total mind of her own. She is anything but ordinary. I loved her confidence and that she had insecurities just like everyone else. She’s had a bad run with love and is now focusing on her career. What she wasn’t planning on was her new boss Dan. He’s smart, confident and totally off-limits. Despite t
DG Book Blog - Daisy Gal
4.5 Stars!

One of my favorite things is stumbling upon new Indie Authors with debut books that really hit it out of the park, and Company Ink by Kat Colburn is definitely one of them!

I really enjoyed Dan and Dani’s characters in the story and really felt for Dani on many levels! She faced so many challenges in her life with not only her job but dealing with her mother’s health and the responsibility of keeping her family afloat with all of the medical bills. I really admired how Dani carried the
Tre Talbot
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a debut book I was rather impressed with this authors work. Company Ink is a slow building office romance with a friends to lovers twist added into it as well. I love the personality of Dani from the start, seeing that this woman follows the rules set before her but still finds a way to add her personal touches at all times even if it’s just earrings shows you that she is confident and self assured. Glen is an absolute ass and I cannot stand him from the moment his backstory is shared with u ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
I'm going to quietly step in here and leave my review, as everyone else seemed to love it, and I don't want to rock the boat too much. All I'll say is that apparently this book is 247 pages in print, but it felt much longer and slower. To the point that I reached page 74, got frustrated, and skipped to page 200. I wanted to love this book considering the main character is named Dani, is a techie, and doesn't like when people lie, but alas, I will just slip away in my black sheepiness.

P.S. On Ama
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Company Ink was a little different for me as I don’t normally read first person POV’s. Dani and Dan was not a bad read I rather liked the different point of views as you could see more into their characters.

Dani and Dan meet and the encounter was not like love or chemistry at first site. It grows between them. As they grow closer they are both starting to fall for each other but Dan has secrets that could blow the while thing up in their faces.

I liked Dani as she is a strong woman who speaks her
Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
This book was awesome; it had a touch of everything and was not what I was expecting for an office romance. I sometimes find books set in first person hard to read, but this one flowed smoothly and grabbed my attention from the start. The PoVs were well done; being both Dani’s and Dan’s which lent more depth to the story by adding each of their takes on situations. I loved Dan and Dani, each had their hidden depths and it took the other and time to reveal them. It was a slow burn romance that wa ...more
The Fae Louise
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Company Ink was a fun, romantic read about Dan and Dani who become best friends whilst working together and slowly realise they are falling in love. But Dan has secrets which could cost them both.
Dan is such a lovely guy, caring, loving and would do anything to make Dani happy. Dani is a strong minded woman, caring, intelligent and hard working and I enjoyed her sarcasm and wit.
I enjoyed the slow romance, the witty banter between them, the laugh out loud moments, the thrilling secrets and hear
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-dbo

★3.5 Stars★

This book was so much, it was awesome and so unexpected, for many reasons. I really like it and enjoyed reading it.

Dani is a shell, a shadow of the woman she once was. Once, she was a happy woman, she loved and she was loved, she created her job/company, (it was her baby), she had friends and she loved her life, only now...she hated everything.

Nina Dobrev, I love her she is perfect and flawless she knows how to act, playing like 3 different characters in different personalities in The Vampire Diaries. By the way, my favorite TV show.

Her fiancée cheated on her and when he sold their company, he kept the money for him, she didn't receive anything. She kept working for t
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored this book... it took me by surprise, cause I did not expect to love it as much as I did... *sighs happily* :) full review to come next week :)

edited to add my full review :)

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book :) this debut novel was such a lovely surprise for me... I definitely did not expect to fall in love with it as much as I did :) it's a standalone story, with no cliffhangers, and a beautiful ending :) don't worry, I won't spoil you anything about it ;) as a
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't you just love it when you discover a new book that you fall in love with? You eagerly go to Amazon to buy more of their books because it was so fantastic, but then you discover it is their only book!! This is my struggle today because I have fallen in love with Company Ink and the uber-talented author, Kat Colburn - only to remember after reading that this is her debut novel (which still seems unbelievable). 

Moving on, Company Ink is a funny, fresh, and unique friends-to-lovers romance abo
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Copy received from author for an honest review

Sweet, cute, sexy friends to lovers, office romance with some intrigue thrown in for fun.

Dani and Dan's relationship is a slow burn. There is instant spark, then so much UST between them, and how they didn't rip each other's clothes off is testament to their will power.

I love how close they become, their friendship is one to be envious of, and you just hope that they can become more.

I did enjoy the story, though there were some things towards the end
Tamara Harrington
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Kat's debut novel and I am thoroughly impressed.
She has done an amazing job at keeping me entertained and excited but not to the point where it doesn't seem normal. Dani is a shell of her former self but her true personality still glimmers through. She has a great personality that she feels she needs to suppress in order to "fit in" with the business world. These glimpses of that we do get to see, I absolutely love. My weakness in a good book is to have a kick-ass heroine who knows how
Onnica (I Love Romantic Fiction blog)
Why you should read it: This was an absorbing and very intriguing story. I was asked to review this book and went in with no expectations or preconceptions. What I got was an exciting, slow burn of a story which kept my interest and entertained me. The dialogue between Dan and Dani was sparky and funny and I loved the dynamic. Both characters had a lot to give but circumstances and past experiences made them hesitate. There are a lot of secrets so be patient as the story unfolds at a steady pace ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*

This is the story of Dani Wallace, trying to get through life in a job she has no passion for since all the changes were made, but when she meets Dan Kelly at a works conference the energy in the air sparks.
After going back to work after the conference she is called into the office and told that she has been asked to work on a project by Dan Kelly none other.
In this we see the friendship form between Dani and Dan while they are working toge
Angie McGuire
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, more than I ever thought I would. Dani and Dan (yes those are truly their names) had such a strong friendship that continued to build throughout this story. They'd never met before working together, but their kinship was unique and sincere.

Dani has had some bad breaks, tried to look on the positive side of every obstacle, and is loyal to a fault. Dan has so many secrets. and you have no idea what they are for a very long time, but they are valid secrets and must
Tracy- OMGReads
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, omgreads
Company Ink was an interesting story. Dan and Dani shave an undeniable spark between them. Dani is selfless and strong. I loved seeing them find their way to each other, each of them
holding things close.

Company Ink is a slow burning romance. It moves slowly, but it’s what these characters need. I became invested in the story quickly and couldn’t put it down. The plot is unique and the story is very well written. This was my first book by Kat Colbern, and I’m excited to read more

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Nicole Collins
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stress reduction

This was a very intense story. Office romance/spy/horrible boss mixed with family angst. I could not put it down. Kat did an amazing job.
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
This book was awesome; it had a touch of everything and was not what I was expecting for an office romance. I sometimes find books set in first person hard to read, but this one flowed smoothly and grabbed my attention from the start. The PoVs were well done; being both Dani’s and Dan’s which lent more depth to the story by adding each of their takes on situations. I loved Dan and Dani, each had their hidden depths and it took the other and time to reveal them. It was a slow burn romance that wa ...more
Fiorella Mauro
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kat Colburn’s Company Ink is a very funny, moving, sparky romance that deserves to be celebrated in fireworks and graffiti art. You could hardly do better if you need to escape from the family for a few hours during the holidays.

Computer geek and dinosaur slipper-socks aficionado Dani Wallace is being crushed to death by work in a soul-destroying tech company that feels straight out of bitter experience. Gorgeous and too-competent-to-work-in-such-a-train-wreck sales executive Dan Kelly handpicks
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am in a very dizzying, fuzzy, wonderfully glorious haze of a book hang over. Bewitching. That’s how Dan describes Dani. That’s how I describe this story.
We, or many of us, can relate, to being in a job that just sucks the very soul from our marrow. That's how Dani Wallace feels at a company that just seems to be doing whatever it can for the bottom line, pinching pennies, not investing in it's infrastructure or people. Dani is a smart, sassy, sarcastic, foul-mouthed woman. As a coder, and a w
Laurie Beemer
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dani and Dan find themselves looking for something new. When they end up working together sparks fly, so does snarky comments, romance, and entertainment. This was a book that kept me entertained for hours and made me think about my life, and job. When things don't always work out and rules and people stand in the way , is happiness possible? Thank you for allowing me to read this and write about it honestly.
Red Cheeks Reads
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dan may want more from Dani than just being colleagues, a lot more. But that doesn’t mean he can just give into his desires. Neither can she. The strict no fraternising policy in work has made sure of that. But when things start to heat up, it’s hard to resist. But Dan knows the secrets he is keeping close to his chest could be enough to extinguish the flame between quicker than any rule in work.

“I’m losing my best friend. I always knew that this was a possibility. That she would finally get fe
Books Laid Bare
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cleverly crafted this was a marvellous debut read for me from this author, I should also say that this was, in fact, the first book the author has written but from the quality of the work, that little snippet was hard to tell. I thought that the attention to detail spoke volumes, it gave a great indicator to the fact that this was an author that was quite rightly proud of her work and I for one will be following her future releases with great interest.
I thought the story was fresh, it had a stro
Terri Handschumacher
Dani Wallace was just there. She really wasn't living. She hides her true self on a daily basis, and there is a chance she doesn't been know if her old self still exists anymore. She does her job that she hates, buy only so she can pay her moms medical bills. Dan appears when Dani isn't even expecting to find someone. Working close together they find themselves forming a friendship. But Dan isn't being 100% truthful with Dani. And he knows of he wants anything with her he needs to be able to be ...more
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Kat Colburn has always made up stories, but she just recently started writing them down. She believes in the magic of a good book and the power of the right story to find you when you need it most.

When she’s not creating stories with strong kick-ass heroines she spends her time wrangling fuzzy rescue creatures to take their medicine, reading, and discovering new trails to hike.

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“I knew he was the type of man who had no idea how devastating his words, his touches, his looks could be. He could ruin me and not even know he was doing it.” 0 likes
“I couldn’t resist the chance to move closer to her than I could ever get as coworkers or friends; to feel her body pressed to mine, a chance to feel the softness of her skin, finally put my hands back around her waist. I regret nothing.” 0 likes
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