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Mine to Five

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  60 reviews
'Tis the season for an office romance!

Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans—like seeing other women.

Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy strange
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Plus it Up (first published October 30th 2019)
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Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mine to five has everything I look for in a book. Melaine and Matthew have great chemistry. The romance started with a bang and the love grew. Plus the ended was totally swoon-worthy. Sigh. I listened to this via audible and the narrator is great.

Melanie has been given her big break at last. Her dream job is only a day away. Unfortnelty her love life is about to take a dive. The professor she's dating has a thing about dating his students. Unknown to Melanie she isn't the only one catching his
Dash fan
5☆ A Juicy Contemporary Romance filled with Lust, Stolen Moments, Drama & holiday spirit.

Mine to Five is a steamy Contemporary Romance that was short, sweet and definitely a lil bit Saucy.

Melanie finds herself alone and celebrating, when she should of been there celebrating with her so called boyfriend.....but she's about to discover he's A No Good Lying Love Rat and she's well shot of him!

Over hearing her dilemma and also drowning out his sorrows is Matthew the sexy, brooding stranger!
As the tw
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
Sometimes you just need a quick, spunky, fun audiobook to keep your reading mojo going. Mine to Five was that book for me!

Have a road trip coming up? Have rush hour commuter woes? Have no fear...your next audiobook is near! (I'm such a dork! ha)

The only thing I will say is, as a HR professional in my real life...this book would be my worst nightmare! Good thing it's fiction and I don't work for Matthew Ryans.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A festive little gem! Four hours on audio and packed with Romance, humor, steam, and holiday cheer. Melanie is looking hot and feeling good. Her spirits are high and she’s ready to have the time of her life the night before she starts her new dream job, and then... another woman answers her boyfriend’s phone. Melanie is devastated and decides to drown her sorrows in tequila. One shot leads to another... the man next to her is buying her drinks... next thing she knows she wakes up the next morni ...more
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am so thankful that I got a chance to read and review this one! Tara September is a new-to-me author and it’s one of my favorite experiences to read a book like this and want to start reading through an author’s other books!

Mine to Five is a shorter book, a novella, but it doesn’t fall short in quality. It is exactly the book you need in your life if you’re looking for a care-free romance featuring a couple with excellent chemistry!

This book is steamy and satisfying in so many ways! When a wom
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Great story and a fun rom-com. Melanie and Matthew were such a great couple and loved them so much. So cute together. They may have met in an unconventional way but watching them realize that they were actually meant to be was so good to watch. Their chemistry was really good and the storyline was good. You won’t be disappointed in reading this book. It was a quick read with great characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Tara September & Booksprout!
Mine to Five by Tara September Mine to Five By: Tara September
Can They Make It "Mine to Five," & Still Make A Living...
She's ExXxpecting a congratulatory Celebration...
But She arrives to find NO BoyFriend at the Venue of Her NOW Humiliation!
Sooo She commiserates with Her Drunken StoolMate...
Only to indulge in a ONE-NIGHT-STAND,
At least THAT'S the assumption when She wakes IN the Morning!
Well She's got NO Time for a Meet-&-Greet...
Sooo She's Outta there... Quickly beat'n Her Feet!
But She's IN for quite the Surprise,
As She
Carla Johnson-Hicks
When Melanie finds out her boyfriend is fooling around on her, she heads to a local bar to drown her sorrow with tequila. She meets a gorgeous man with chocolate brown eyes and they hit it off pretty well. They both get so drunk, neither one of them remembers what happened the night before, which is good as it turns out that he is Melanie's new boss.

I loved the chemistry between Melanie and Matthew. Even though things start off a bit awkward, they move beyond it to save Matthew's career and jump
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a fun read! The characters are loveable and fast paced. The characters, Melanie and Matthew, meet at a bar and the next day they find out Matthew is her boss. There's chemistry and funny dialogue, you won't be disappointed! I received this ARC in exchange for my review. ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mine to Five is a steamy, sweet and quick romance. I enjoyed this author's previous book, Jesse's Girl. I am happy to say that I enjoyed this one as well. While Jesse's Girl is a slow burn, Mine to FIve is a much faster time table. Melanie and Matthew were cute together. They had an attraction that was hard to ignore. Even though they had a one night stand initially, I liked that they took their time to get to know each other before hooking up again. I listened to this on audio and enjoyed exper ...more
This was one of those “you might like” suggestions from Kindle Unlimited and I’m thankful for the recommendation. At less than two hours this was a quick, sexy, easy to read yet well written story.

My first time reading Tara September, but I will definitely check out more of her work. Matthew & Melanie have an anonymous one-night-stand and find themselves new work mates the next day. I really like the way September pulled off this trope - not only with allowing Matthew & Mel the opportunity to ge
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a short book and a quick read. I won a kindle edition of this book for a goodreads giveaway, but this review is 100% my own opinion.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
office romance with a twist
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed: 02-09-20

Melanie Thomas was a woman with something to celebrate. She had finally made that transition and it was a time to be happy, excited, and preparing for the future. Not that her current boyfriend was supportive. She should have known sooner that things were not right. There were signs. She just chose to ignore them. Then it all comes to a head. Do she go back or move forward?

Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Thomas is dressed to kill and ready to celebrate with her boyfriend. She’s landed the job of her dreams, working at the marketing firm she’s set as her career goal. She arrives at the bar and finds—strangely, because it’s usually just the opposite—that she’s arrived first. When her phone rings she should have had a feeling of foreboding but she doesn’t. Until she answers and is told that she’ll be celebrating alone, tonight and every other night. Seems she and the boyfriend are not on th ...more
Jane Hunt
A well-paced sexy romance set in the workplace. With believable and relatable characters and a storyline perfect for an audiobook listen. This is the second of this author's books I've listened to by this narrator, who makes it easy to engage with the characters and the story.

Melanie and Mathew's meeting at a bar leads to complications in their work lives, even though neither can remember the details of the encounter. This is a sensual romance with passion and forbidden love which explores the
Lynn Zagrod
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I thought this was a great, almost simple, romance story with the boss. However, not knowing the man she went home with after a drunken breakup was going to be her boss, was dreamy. Melanie's creativity in the office speaks for herself, so this was no sleeping to get to the top scenario. The mother's touch was very cute. The narrator did an excellent job with the differing characters, their personalities and the story. ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read and enjoyed books by Tara September in the past and Mine to Five is no different. I loved Matthew and Melanie’s story. Their chemistry was undeniable. It was another plus for me when it was set during the Holiday season, making the romance extra magical. It was pure delightful to read. I adored it!
I am giving Mine to Five a very well deserved five plus stars. I recommend the quick read for readers who enjoy a great romance.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100%
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Plus it Up. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Oh my gosh I’m so angry for Melanie! It sucks that the first time we meet her, she’s hearing that her current boyfriend was sleeping with another woman. Like, wow shitty deals man. But I think that everything after that was great, and I think that she was a character that I fell for
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A well written and well narrated office romance. Sweet with heat - I loved the characters and their dynamic. I enjoyed the mom's as well as the ex's involvement too. Overall it was a really good read / listen. Melaine and Matthew are both career driven characters that both have character growth within this read. Melanie is able to take a firmer stand with the relationships and Matthew realizes that some relationships are worth more.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided
Sydney Winward
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
After a drunken night with a stranger, Melanie Thomas starts her first day at her new job the following day…only to find out the stranger is her new boss.

Mine to Five is a fun office romance with flirty banter and great chemistry between the hero and heroine. It was a short but enjoyable read, one with good romantic tension and fun quips. I would have liked to see more sweet than spicy, but I liked the book overall. If you enjoy office romances and secret relationships, you’ll want to check out
Lilly Charysma
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such an enjoyable read! Two people, one looking to move forward in his career and the other looking to begin working with the pros, meet and form an incredible team, not only during working hours.

When Melanie finds out her boyfriend (much older boyfriend) does not view their relationship as exclusive, she happens to be in the right place at the right time to meet an handsome stranger. Their connection is instant, and the attraction is mutual. The next morning, she wakes up at his place,
Sofie Sehested
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really really liked this novella and Tara September yet again wrote a beautiful lovestory about a very swoon worthy hero, Matthew Ryans and a strong, smart woman, Melanie Thomas who in the midst of a very difficult time in their lives find friendship and love in each other.

“Two strangers clinging to each other’s company and comfort—one of those New York moments.”

After a bad breakup with her boyfriend of two years and the day before she starts her dream job Melanie has a sexy hook-up with a str
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
An intelligent, hard-working young woman on the cusp of the job of her dreams, Melanie is stunned when she is the last to know that her boyfriend has decided to make their relationship more open than she would like. A handsome stranger overhears, and an alcohol-infused commiseration turns into a night neither one really remembers. Mortification settles into full-blown panic when both Melanie & Matthew realise the next day at work that they were each other's one-night stands. Remaining profession ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and witty office romance story. You’ll fall in love with Melanie and Matthew! A page turner that will go by too fast!
Karen Andrew
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Melanie is newly graduated. She has just found out her boyfriend of two years, Joe, has been seeing someone else and she is devastated.

The same night she found out about Joe she went to a bar, got very drunk and ended up under a hunk with chocolate eyes. It was just what she needed. She moaned about Joe, he moaned about work - perfect match.

The next day she starts her new job on a trial basis working with a new partner. When she meets said partner... its him, its chocolate eyes.

What builds betw
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After a really devastating day all Melanie wants to do is have a few drinks and have a little pity party for one, so she can wake up the next day and kick some butt during her first day of work. Then she happens upon a sexy stranger that shakes her out of her bad mood, and treats her to a night she'll never forget... one she will just tuck away as a secret night of fun!

That is until she shows up for her first day of work the next day, and realizes her new boss is none other than her partner fro
KL Cassanello
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melanie is looking forward to the holidays with her boyfriend. Him, not so much. His new interest in life - other women. She's so upset when he stands her up that she spills her story to a complete stranger in a bar, where she consumes mass quantities of tequila. The next morning, she does the walk of shame, and has to really hustle to be at work on time. it's the first day of her new job, and guess who her new boss is? Yep, the complete stranger in a bar. When they recover from the shock, they ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After learning that her boyfriend has been keeping company with other women, Melanie drowns her sorrows at a bar and starts a conversation with Matthew, a hot hunk who, unbeknownst to her, just happens to be her new boss at a successful advertising agency, the kind of job she has worked very hard to land. To say that “sparks fly” is the understatement of the year! Their biggest challenge is to keep cool at work and not let their enormous attraction for each other interfere with their jobs. This ...more
Megan | Bookstacks 'n Golden Moms
Any book with a well-written office romance is a win for me! ⠀

Oh my gosh, I loved this book! Everything about it. It starts with a cheating a**hole, a drunken one-night stand who turns out to be her boss, and the cutest romance ever! Honestly, I was surprised the romance took as long as it did (I mean, the book's only just over 4 hours long). ⠀
I loved the working relationship between Matt and Melanie, as well as the chemistry between them. ⠀
The narration, voiced by Verla Bond, fit the story perf
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
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What would happen if your one night stand turns out to be your new boss!? I cant imagine walking into a new job and seeing the guy you hooked up with but that is exactly what happened between Melanie and Matthew! 
The chemistry between them was undeniable and  despite the initial one night together I loved how they put that to the wayside and actually took the time to get to know each other before they took that next step....again.

I listened to this and found it a fun, cozy ro
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