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A genuinely laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy, Working from Home is lads’ lit asking chick lit out for an adventurous date into the vibrant world of business networking. A place where it’s not who you know that really matters, but who knows you.

Lurking behind the garish facades of the multinational corporations are the small businesses that are the pulsing heart of every town. These entrepreneurs are meeting strangers for breakfast, infiltrating our Facebook accounts and working in their pyjamas.

When a huge multinational pharmaceutical company leaves the town of Overchurch there is an emergence of new freelancers intent on working from home. This includes Jonny and Cat who find themselves struggling to find enough work to pay for the necessities in life like beer and shoes.

Jonny is being squeezed out of his home by his flatmate’s gorgeous girlfriend and Cat can only truly depend on Ferrero, her nutty dog. Can they manage to mix business with pleasure? And is it possible to keep your bank manager happy by following the bohemian cornerstones of freedom, truth, beauty and love?

Full of the intriguing details that only comes when someone has lived the life they are writing about; this contemporary rom com is perfect for readers who like to explore a new lifestyle. Hardy entrepreneurs who walk into rooms of strangers on a regular basis will meet many similar situations and characters.

Warning: This book is not suitable for anyone who gets embarrassed when snorting and laughing out loud while reading in public.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 631 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957189907
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007LQD4HC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A feel-good read

 on 22 July 2013
By Hair Past a Freckle Book Reviews
Not the sort of book I’d usually go for but I’m glad I gave it a go. The characters are likeable, the plot whilst inevitably somewhat predictable given it’s a romance novel was engaging and written in a way that whilst there wasn’t much of an if, the when kept me turning pages. The networking tips were an unusual feature in a book of this sort and were written so as not to distract from the story – they’re useful too! In all a fun light read that I’d recommend.

fictional business rom-com about working from home and social networking

6 people found this helpful.
 on 16 April 2012
By kayh
A light hearted fictional business rom-com about working from home, social networking, and offline networking. Anyone who has ever worked from home on an internet based business (or tried to) will relate to the humour, the conversations and relationships that exist on and through social networks. The author clearly has first hand experience of this world and a good understanding of the ins and outs of this relatively new business phenomenon.

A fun read

4 people found this helpful.
 on 18 April 2012
By The_Blonde_Bibliophile
It really doesn’t seem to be Jonny’s week. Nor Cat’s. Two individuals who work at Sunshine Pharmaceuticals and have never met each other. Jonny, a copy-writer and web-designer, is the “gooseberry” in his home, as his flatmate Antonio’s girlfriend, Heather, seems to have all but moved in. As if that isn’t enough, he almost performs GBH on his “dream woman” accidentally, leaving her with a bruised face, and him with a red one. And, seeing as things happen in threes, he is made redundant as Sunshine Pharmaceuticals are taken over by another company. Could things get worse?

Chuckling From Home

One person found this helpful.
 on 2 August 2012
By C. Harper
I don’t have much time for reading fiction these days, as I am one of the growing mass of people ‘Working from Home’, but this book appealed due to its business networking advice woven through a tale of ‘will they, won’t they?’.

Witty and salutary!

One person found this helpful.
 on 14 August 2012
By SIMON LIPSON
Russ King has come up with a treat that straddles several genres without jarring. This is, principally (in my estimation, anyway) a romantic comedy without the slush. A healthy serving of ladslit, a hint of chicklit and a smattering of technical guidebook make this rather unique, in my reading experience. But, however you define it, it ticks all the boxes.

Stick with it, it gets better!

One person found this helpful.
 on 26 April 2012
By Mrs. Helen Stothard
I have to say this wasn’t the most appealing book to start with, found the beginning quite hard to get into, but once I persevered and got into it I found it amusing.

great rom com!

2 people found this helpful.
 on 18 April 2012
By olive
What can be more fun than a book that mixes business with pleasure, a dash of romance and lots of laughs? I thought this was a great relaxing read with engaging characters that I could easily identify in mates and even some relations! I really enjoyed this book, it had the feel good factor without being at all ‘cheesy’. Great writing style that moved it along at a good pace – yeah – liked it!

Ever wanted to work from home?

One person found this helpful.
 on 4 June 2012
By MommaBakes
I’d read the hype and all the ‘I laughed out loud’ comments about this book, and thought ‘yeh yeh, over-used cliche’ and expected to read a book that might, just about, make me smile. But, I have to say, cliche or not, I did indeed ‘laugh out loud’. You don’t have to be a writer or someone working from home to appreciate this comedic, romantic, tale. But, if you are either or both, then you’ll get an additional insight into the reality of the experiences of the characters and find yourself smiling and nodding knowingly to your kindle as you read. You will truly love some characters, and actively dislike others. The forked progression of two tales blending into one mirrors reality, and many of us can empathise with the situations imposed on the main characters along the way.

Brilliant, hilarious – can’t wait for the movie!

One person found this helpful.
 on 2 May 2012
By Mr. John Cogan
I read this book in one sitting on a flight to the US. I laughed out loud on many occassions, much to the amusement of the bloke next to me (who took the details to download his copy!!)

Something very different!

 on 30 May 2013
By Jess Sturman-Coombs
I found this book really entertaining and even though I had loads on I found it really easy to pick up after being forced to put it down on quite a few occasions. If it wasn’t half term I’d have been finished within a day or so.
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