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Office Date

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  231 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken delivers an over-the-top, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with this hilarious, standalone new adult romance.

I’ve known Jack my entire life.
We went from being high school enemies to making out one fateful night at college to him being a giant D and making me cry.
Now we’re both interns at the same company.
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Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published June 2nd 2022
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Celia {Semi-Hiatus}
First of all, introducing Max Emory AKA Evil Genius 😅

«I‘ve never actually met Max Emory, but I’ve heard he’s… extremely out there. As in, he has a pet gecko in his office rather than a fish. Keeps goats randomly on hotel property, actually has a foundation for them now called Hades and Persephone Farms, and well, the list goes on and on.
And on.
Some people say he even thinks of himself as a matchmaker of sorts in his spare time, but they also say in that same sentence that he nearly killed
Travelogged Blogs
This was giving me the same vibes as The Hating Game and the first four chapters had me invested but then it turned silly and kind of cringey. Although the book made me laugh at some parts, the last half was a total flop show tbh. Ivy and Jack had so much potential but neither the plot nor the characters were developed, they lacked depth and the ending wrapped up too quickly.
Sentranced Jem
Jun 03, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book came in right when I needed a funny romantic comedy contemporary romance.
Even as I say that I’m not really into office romances, I’ve realised that I have indeed read my share of them. Office Date was a quick read that was so much fun! I couldn’t stop smiling!

Ivy is sweet with just the right amount of sass and Jack is truly charming.

I adore RVD’s contemporary romance books and Office Date, a forced proximity, enemies to lovers with the right amount of “Chaos” was such a perfect weeken
PP's Bookshelf
Office Date by Rachel Van Dyken is a day on beach sipping fruity drinks. Or drinking hot chocolate in from of fire wrapped in blanket in a snowy day. In one word, whatever is the most relaxing of experience for you. Office Hate will erase all your stress from the first page. And by the time Jack and Ivy reach the end of their hilarious adventure, you will feel all light and fluffy. Witty. Laugh out loud. Swoony. Sweetly emotional.

When Ivy applied for internship at Emory enterprises, she didn't k
Randi (randi_reads)
Office Date is a fun, angst free novella-length story that, sometimes, romance readers just need to read! Though it is shorter in length, it doesn’t lack in the steam.

Like in the first book in this series, Office Hate, Max Emory is back with his competitive Emory office games. This time, Ivy and Jack are two of the interns competing. They are high school enemies (turned her college crush), but now have to work together to win this competition and a guaranteed job in management.

Max is a little o
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unedited copy provided to facilitate review on recommendedromance.com.

OFFICE DATE by Rachel Van Dyken is an over-the-top, laugh-out-loud crazy adventure. Awkward situations, romance, and add a dash of Max Emory. The office games have returned and a new group of interns are now fighting for their lives, er, jobs. OFFICE DATE will keep you entertained and have you laughing from start to finish. Ivy and Jack have some past issues to work out, but being forced to work together makes you see what’s i
So fun!
Childhood friends to enemies to coworkers to lovers, Office Date was a laugh out loud second chance romance. It definitely reminded me of the Consequence series, which I adore. And I loved seeing Max again, he is so completely wacky!
A great read if you need some silliness in your life!
May 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who can take a workplace romance and turn it on its head? Our girl, RVD, that's who! This premise is one of the most unique I’ve seen in a long, long time, and my romantic heart tripped in delight as I flew through the pages.

First, you need to know a little about the company. CEO Max Emory is, well, let's call him eccentric, with a penchant for matchmaking. For this year's Emory Games, where he has the interns compete for permanent jobs with tons of perks, he has his eye on Ivy and Jack.

Jack and
The Romantic Rush Blog
Well that was loads of fun! I’m digging the light-hearted fun version of the usually dark and angsty Rachel Van Dyken. This is a short, sweet little read that had me laughing out loud and grinning ear to ear. What a silly and swoony escape!

While this is an enemies to lovers to trope, this one stays pretty sugary overall. Heroine Ivy realizes that her new colleague at her exciting internship is none other than her longtime crush and frenemy, Jack- her childhood neighbor. But she soon finds hersel
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Van Dyken is one of those rare authors who can hop from writing a dark romance to a rom-com, like her talent has no bounds and I am here for it!!

Office Date is the second year of Emory Games, by the one and only Max Emory! If you haven't yet please go read the Consequences series! I've never in my life stayed up until 4am laughing so hard my stomach hurt. So trust me when I say that series is a must, and it is Max Emory that makes it what it is.

And now we get to have a dedicated series wh
Meryl Markowitz
May 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book, we enter the crazy, twisted world of Max Emory and his Office Games. These books bring a smile to my face, because you never know what to expect, just that it will be outrageous and have you holding your stomach from laughing so hard.
We meet Ivy, who is almost dead broke and out of desperation, an intern at Max's company. Also interning there is her nemesis, from childhood, Jack. He is currently driving her to the point of homicide, by stapler.
Max, in his evil genius way sets up hi
Meegz Reads
Jun 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
*4 Stars*

ARC kindly received for an honest review.

This was a quick and easy read. Whilst I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first book in this series, it was still filled with some funny moments and a good enemies to lovers story. Max's Emory Games sure are interesting and this is just the kind of deliberately silly over the top kind of story that will let you just have a bit of fun whilst reading and not get into your feels too much. It's light and easy and I read this really quickly.

Athena D.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

Jack and Ivy’s ‘office dating’ journey Is tenuous considering their history prior to it, but it is more than entertaining and just laugh-out-loud funny! Plus add in the fact that they’re interns for Max and you know it’ll clearly be stupendous. I just can’t get enough of the shenanigans that Max comes up with for The Emory Games. I’m eager for the Third Annual Emory Games… you know they’re gonna make it rain pain! All I can say is—bring it, I’m down for a participation trophy😜—
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Rachel VanDyken’s stories are always pure solid gold! She is a master of her craft! Her ability to write emotional gut wrenching stories and then turn around and write the most hilarious RomCom is true art!

Office Date is the most hilarious story that I have read this year! Max is definitely a mast matchmaker!! Jack and Ivy had me rolling with laughter! Their quick wit and sharp barbs had me hooked! I read this story in one sitting! It is a quick RomCom but RVD really highlighted the important p
Jun 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant to read another office romance story because after reading so many they all start to seem the same. After reading this story, I can 100% say that that's not the case when it comes to this one. This story is unlike any other office romance book I have ever read. Everything was completely unexpected in the best possible ways. This is the type of book that brightens your day and leaves you with happy feeling, and I absolutely loved it. I was laughing from the beginning to the very en ...more
Jun 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Fun and flirty new rom-com from Rachel Van Dyken!

I love steamy office romance books. This one hit the spot right when I needed it the most. It helped me escape on a day when I needed it, and I loved every second of this amazing world Rachel's built here. I love that she took a troupe that's been done a lot and made it her own in a way that made this particular book feel fresh and new.

Rachel is one of my top ten authors of all genres. Her ability to write amazing stories in multiple genres and t
Jun 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To say the least Max Emory is an unusual and eccentric CEO who just loves to play matchmaker. He puts on an annual Emory Games where his newest interns participate for the prize. This year he pairs Ivy and Jack together. They are 'enemies' from childhood and are not excited about being paired for the games. Growing up they had a secret crush on each other but thought the other one hated them. The games were intense and hilarious. The story line is a little wacky and will keep you laughing at the ...more
Jun 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this arc for my honest review. Rachel has seriously out done herself with this one. It was laughs galore. I devoured this book in one day, I just couldn’t put it down. I don’t want to give much away that could be considered a spoiler, but I will say to be prepared for all the laughs that will have you spitting out your drink. Jack and Ivy leave you with your stomach sore from all the laughs and your chest tight from the moments that you can’t help but swoon with them. Hands down an am ...more
Marina Skinner
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Office Date is a highly entertaining, comedic story with characters that make you laugh and antics that may be somewhat out there! Honestly this book is such a breath of fresh air.
Max Emory and his unique games, his quirks and the outrageous things that come out of his mouth could be turned into quite the tv show.
With an office game where interns compete for a job, they need to win. What do they have to do? Let me start by saying, its on like donkey kong….what Max has in store for them is quite
Natalia Bell
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Office Date is my first Rachel Van Dyken book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The chemistry between the characters along with the strangest situations made me stick to their pages until the end
Ivy and Jack are co-workers, enemies in the race for a permanent position and both work for an eccentric billionaire who puts them in strange competitions to win the permanent position and the best benefits
It's a fast read, an Enemies to Lovers loaded with slow burn and steamy scenes that are guaranteed to
This book is laugh out funny with hilarious games the interns must compete in to win a signing bonus, job, benefits and an apartment with Max Emory’s company. Max is so eccentric and funny. The interns pair up and the competition starts. Ivy and Jack have known each other for a long time but can’t stand each other. What starts out as enemies quickly turns to attraction and chemistry. When I say this book is funny, you can’t even imagine how hilarious it is! I HIGHLY recommend for a fun and light ...more
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Hilarious and great banter

KU read
Brittany LaMoreaux
Jun 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
ARC Review

I was so excited to receive this ARC from Rachel. I've read several of her books years ago and forgot how amazing her writing is. From the very beginning I was laughing and was so happy for this simple yet loving romance.

The banter and back and forth between Jack and Ivy right from the beginning helped with the image of this enemies to lovers story. Olympics but for a day to day office job? Sign me up! Not only did I fall in love with the main characters but the secondary characters
May 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Office Date is the perfect quick read! A book that is funny, messy with wtf moments were you say he didn't! OH he totally did! He really went there. 🤣 I loved everything about this! 5 🌟 read with Hea and lines leaving you wanting more! Well done RVD! 👏 ...more
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you’re having one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong and you kind of just want to cry, you really want to have this book by your side. Expect a perpetual smile, some laugh out loud moments and Max. Yes, Max from the Consequence series is back and I really didn’t know how much I needed him until I read this book. The consequence series was my first foray into Rachel Van Dyken and I have bought every book and audiobook in that series. And with good reason- because they mak ...more
May 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Max Emory is at it again! What a great read. If you haven’t read Office Hate you must. Office Date is technically books 2 but can be read alone. It was a laugh out loud read. Rachel never let me down with her books and this one did not disappoint at all.

This story is about Ivy and Jack. They were childhood neighbors, turned enemies, turned Emery Game partners. Both applied for an internship at Emory enterprises, not knowing the other has also applied and discovering that they both got the job o
Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
After a weekend of bingeing mafia this girl needed some light, sexy & kind of traumatic fun…thanks Jill & Rachel for making Memorial Day 22 a good one.

Y’all MAX is back! And he’s full of evil genius plans for this year’s batch of interns😈. Poor Ivy & Jack have no idea what all they are in for but trust when I say you will enjoy every minute of it. You will definitely laugh out loud & may even have a few OMG moments and you will definitely fall in love with Ivy & Jack…if they survive this year’s
May 30, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. This is another fun and crazy story in the world of Max Emory. If you have read the Consequence series or Office Hate, you have experienced the “evil genius” that is Max (don’t worry-this is a standalone if you haven’t met Max yet). In this book, he once again is having his interns play in The Emory Games. Jack and Ivy have known each other since middle school but have not really gotten along. When they become partners, going through the challenges of the game allows them to get to re ...more
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Enemies to lovers is not my favorite trope, not going to lie. However, goats, geckos, Emory Enterprise Games, and Max Emory himself, sold! This was a fast, laugh out loud funny read that I read in one sitting. I loved it. I loved how Ivy was the stronger, motivating character out of her and Jack. And despite this being a quick read both characters went through quit a bit of character development, especially Jack. With each standalone at Emory Enterprises I keep hoping we get a book that brings b ...more
Emily Utsch
May 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Childhood neighbors, enemies, once scorned, unrequited crushes, Max Emory, Legends of the Hidden Temple, competitions, and amazing spice!!! Did I confuse you yet? This book is so amazing. I cannot even get into all the awesomeness! But you need to read this. Like you need to read this now.

Max Emory. If you have read any other book that he has been in. You know this will be hilarious. And it holds up to the standard we set Max at :) Love it!!!! I am going back to read all the books he is in.

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