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Office Hate

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  707 ratings  ·  208 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken delivers a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with this hilarious, standalone new adult romance.

Have you ever hated someone so much that you actually wondered if prison would be worth it?
I have.
And I had to bear witness to Mark's cocky smile for four miserable years watching girl after girl tumble in and out of his bed wh
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published May 13th 2021
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ren ♡ [semi-hiatus]
The one word that basically sums up this book: chaotic 🤡

Sorry, I just wasn't a huge fan of this one. And judging by the high praise and positive reviews, it looks like a classic case of 'It's not the book, it's me'. I'm normally a big fan of RVD's style of humour but for some reason, this one missed its mark.

I didn't really understand the chemistry between the main characters. Their love/hate relationship just seemed sort of bizarre. Their first sex scene was weird to say the least. (view spoil
Lauren ♡
1.5 STARS ☆

- Hate to express their feelings about each other: 36
- Hot to describe each other: 21
- Eccentric to describe Max: 15


Office Hate is a standalone RomCom just shy of 160 pages. It is mainly told from a dual perspective — Mark and Olivia. It also includes two confessionals told from Max Emory POV. I wanted to like this book but bottom line this book was not for me.


🐍 Olivia = main heroine, competitive, afraid of heights
🐍 Mark = main hero, afraid of snakes, cock
The Romantic Rush Blog
Clearly I’ve been sleeping on the hilarious side of Rachel Van Dyken. My RVD experience has always been in the broody, steamy, bloody mafia world, so it was fun to see her stretch some muscles I personally hadn’t experienced before. At this point, what can’t she do?

This is fast paced, quirky, at times ridiculous and often hilarious and always fun enemies to lovers office romance read. While I personally haven’t met them, fans also seem to be excited to revisit some characters from the Consequen
May 20, 2021 rated it did not like it
i dont know what to even make of this?
Jenn Amy
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-com, 21-arc
Oh how I have missed RVD’s rom-coms!! and Max Emory! OMG that man is so ridiculous and so outrageous he had me rolling my eyes one minute and snorting in laughter the next and I absolutely loved it.

Olivia and Mark are up for an internship at Emory Enterprises. These two have been rivals since their freshman year in college but deep down the sexual tension just radiates off of them. But with a new job on the line neither can afford to give into their attraction until they are forced into living t
Sentranced Jem
Jun 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Those that know me know that office romances books aren’t really something I read much about EXCEPT when it’s written by an author I love.
Office Hate was hilarious! This enemies to lovers office romance was ridiculous in the best possible way.
I really enjoyed reading it.
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Readers, if you are looking for an quick, easy but laugh out loud funny romance then I highly recommend Office Hate. This is kind of the perfect sit out on your deck on a beautiful day and enjoy a quirky love story that will have you giggling.

This will put a guaranteed smile on your face and let's be honest we could all use a little light hearted funny in our lives right about now.

An enemies to lovers romance, Office Hate has some pretty insane moments that will legit make you think I've enter
Jul 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Office Hate is perfect for a quick, fun escape read! Olivia and Mark will delight readers with their crazy antics and sizzling chemistry.

Olivia and Mark are competing for the same job at Emory Enterprise (Max's company from the Consequence series). These 2 competed through college as well and Olivia thought she was done with Mark. As with all enemies to lovers stories, there is scorching sexual tension. If you read the Consequence series (not necessary, but it is seriously so good), you kn
Sofia Lazaridou
May 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
Office Hate is a stand-alone novel written by Rachel Van Dyken. Max from The Consequence of Revenge has a nice guest spot so if you are a fan of his you have a good reason to read this book.

I have so many conflicting emotions to the point where I don't know how to begin writing this review.

You see, I was actually liking the plot despite the fact that is over the top. Maybe I liked it because of that. I honestly cannot tell. What matters is that for quite some time I considered this book to be a
Becky Wise
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Office Hate is one you will not want to miss out on. This is a fabulous laugh out loud read that will have you glued to the pages. Olivia and Mark have this enemies type relationship and oh how those lovely hate sparks fly. The banter is fantastic and you will love ever moment of those two together as Max his interns through the trails. You will love how eccentric Max is and giggle along with his evil genius self. I love Olivia and Mark together. They have that something about them that you cann ...more
Meryl Markowitz
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Max Emory is back, so hold onto your hats!!!

Olivia and Mark know each other from college and have this rivalry going on since Freshman year.
They can barely stand one one another and now they are interns at Max Emory's company vying for the same job.

Max has a very , shall we say, interesting way of testing out his interns. He calls it the "Emory Games. Will either one of them survive it?

Along the way, of being in such close proximity, of course feelings start to develop. There will be a choice..
Athena D.
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

This book was hilarious, I couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed the banter in this enemies to lovers romance. All the characters were wonderful from Olivia to Mark, Little G and even ME... not me but I do mean the eccentric billionaire boss Max Emory—I can’t even imagine him as my boss! I couldn’t get enough of the Emory Games... so clever! Office Hate by Rachel Van Dyken is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog
An hilariously funny, laugh out loud read that keeps you thoroughly entertained from cover to cover!!

I'm not going to lie, when I knew another book with the infamous Max was coming I squealed rather loudly 🤣, in all my years of reading he is one of my favourite and most memorable characters ever, and I couldn't wait to read Office Hate!!

I absolutely loved this book it was exactly what I needed right now, I laugh so hard , I swooned and yeah I had to fan myself down a few times 😉 its a perfect bl
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There's not a single genre that Rachel cannot make me love or devour with such ease.

If you're looking for a romantic comedy that can be binged in one sitting. Has a visit from the lovable, annoying Max Emory from the Consequences Series, then this my friends is the book for you!

Mind you it can be read without knowledge of Max Emory but be warned you may want to see more of his antics later so be sure to grab Consequences Series after.

Now Olivia and Mark have been hating each other since college,
Jen Isherwood
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Just.... I don’t even know how to put into words how much I loved it! I read this as soon as it came onto my Kindle and didn’t put it down until there were no more words left!

Max puts his interns through hell for the opportunity to win their dream job with Emory Enterprise. Or what he’s calling it.... The Emory Games! Mark and Olivia have been enemies all through school as they tried to be the best. Now they’re fighting for that dream job.... only, as the games go on, an
Meegz Reads
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

I voluntarily received an early copy for an honest review.

This was the weirdest most fun book I've read in a while! If you've read RVD's Consequences series, you'll be familiar with Max Emory. (I've unfortunately only read the first and fourth books in that series so far, so have missed out on Max's personal book, but have met him in one of the ones I did read). Even if you haven't, this book will still make complete sense, you just won't have experienced Max's quirks before.

But, this
Meghan Cavalier
May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Max is back! You know I really missed Max. But then I remember how crazy he is and remember why I can only take him in small doses. He is completely crazy and an evil genius. This story is completely wack and if I had a boss like him I am not sure if I would survive. Then again life would more more interesting. Mark and Olivia are the perfect couple. The hate and the love goes together seamlessly and we all kind of want a relationship just like it. They have chemistry and passion for both the go ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Van Dyken has done it again and created another laugh-out-loud romantic comedy! If you’ve read the Consequence series, you will love that Max Emory is back with his scheming and crazy ideas! (If you haven’t, you are missing out on some hilarious and swoon-worthy reading, my friend!) Max Emory is absolutely one of my favorite characters and he doesn’t disappoint in this great book that features his latest ‘victims’, Mark and Olivia. These two have had chemistry for as long as they’ve known ...more
Ola Adamska
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2021
Soo... Time for another surprise, as I know this author from completely different ones - mafia, bloody, full of family dynamics. Yet here Ms. Van Dyken showed her other face, and you know what - it worked
In this somehow sad time we need laugh-out-loud books, so if you need one - grab Office Hate! From the very beginning, we have a relationship made of hate. And we know what sometimes this hate can blow into something else - hate is sometimes a great relationship indicator, you know what I mean r
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I was kindly provided the ARC for Office Hate! I truly adore this story about Max Emory’s interns, Olivia and Mark! It’s witty, cutest banters, and Max Emory’s silly shenanigans with these 2, watch out! If you are a fan of Max Emory, in this book - he is a little older, more successful, CEO of his company, in fact and he will pop out every now and then in the story for you. Soon enough, you will get to know more about his interns & his version of hunger games to get the job spot are totall ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, kindle-book
Fantastic! Max Emory may not be the main character here but he still shines through. The return of Little-G was nothing short of spectacular.
Olivia and Mark are competitive and that may be putting it lightly. Sparks fly immediately when they are near each other. The quick ignite of their chemistry paired with hilarious antics brought on by the one and only Max Emory, will set a course for either complete destruction or a forever after.
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Office Hate is a quick, amazingly fun read. It was just what I needed!

With a job competition unlike any other, Mark and Olivia’s hate for each other gears up! However their hate is continually clouded by their sizzling attraction.

The witty banter, the eccentric boss, and the crazy antics are so damn funny, I found myself laughing, giggling, and smiling big throughout.

A must read, steamy and highly entertaining feel good story!
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Super fast enemies to lovers rom com!!
You can never go wrong with a Rachel Van Dyken romance book!

You’ll definitely fall in love with Mark and Olivia’s hate banter, I know I did!! Their moments together were electric!They were hilarious together and I loved it.
DNF @ 60%

I couldn't do it. I know I pushed through up to 60%, but I couldn't take anymore of this absurdity. I mean, it started out as funny and promising, but soon I found myself absolutely irritated by the events of the book.

My main issues with this book are:

1 Who in the ever loving f*ck challenges their interns to live together as part of a mentorship program? And to top it all off they have to look after a gecko for 24 hours, who winks, needs to be leashed when taken for a walk and only cal
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate:  4/ 5 stars

I’m not entirely sure what I just read! I loved the enemies to lovers storyline, the insane attraction and chemistry, the can’t keep my hands off you energy, the fighting for the same position competition vibe. It was all so so fun and steamy!

But the whole hunger games internship was so bizarre, at times funny yes but I just found it and Max so weird omg.

Mark and Olivia were great though! And I did really like their romance story. But I think their ending was a bit rushed to
Resch Reads
May 17, 2021 rated it liked it
*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*

I have a love-hate relationship with this book. There were things I absolutely loved and things that had me seeing red in my anger. The cover and synopsis are an easy selling point, they promise shenanigans and hilarity. And there were definitely those things, but Mark and Olivia's relationship is plagued with problems and pet-peeves I can't get over.

So I'll start with what I loved about this story, Max Emory. Max is unhinged, crazy, unconvent
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"But how do you stop hating someone from afar when the only thing you want is to love her up close?"

GAHHHHH Rachel just slays me sometimes. You're just reading along, minding your own business, and then she jumps out of nowhere with a line that punches you right in the f'king feels. Every time I read one of her books she does this to me.

This is funny, flirty, and very very sexy. I've never wanted to hate/love someone so much in my life. They do say it's a thin line between love and hate, an
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Office Hate was a quick, fun, entertaining read from RVD! While Max Emory might not have been the main character in this book, he definitely made it what it was!

This office competition like most has never seen definitely brings out the competitive sides of Mark and Olivia, who are interns. They have a love/hate relationship, but the amount of sparks that fly between them could start an inferno that likely couldn't be stopped!

With eccentric boss, Max, overseeing the competition Mark and Olivia ar
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ku
*scratches head*

What in the world did I just read?

Not a rom-com of the RVD kind that I've read before.

In fact I didn't find anything romantic or comedic about it at all.

Every one and everything about it was immature and annoying.

Neither Mark nor Olivia were particularly likable, they just came across as childish and entitled, and certainly didn't deserve any of the opportunities they were afforded.

And WTF is with Max? I loved him in his own HEA book, but when recently relistening to another of
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

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