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Publisher's Summary

2018 Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Finalist

2018 Tampa Area Romance Writers’ TARA Finalist

2018 Maine Romance Writers’ Strut Your Stuff Finalist - Second Place Contemporary Winner

2017 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest - Second Place Winner

’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 stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas. One night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out, it just might, when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less-than-professional relationship. 

Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build, unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet, his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized. 

For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line, he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.

Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?

©2019 Plus It Up (P)2019 Tara September

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Sweet office romance...

Mine to Five by Tara September was a cute office romance story. Mel breaks up with her boyfriend after finding out that he has been seeing other women behind her back. He was a dud anyways. She's at a restaurant/bar at the time that this occurs and she meets a super handsome, charming guy that she figures might just take her mind off of her miserable night and goes home with him. Cue to the following day, the start of her new job. Her new superior/partner is none other than the handsome guy she went home with the evening before. This starts off a fun, easy, romantic tale that revolves around Mel and Matthew. At a little under four and a half hours, the story doesn't go too deep into their relationship, but it was an enjoyable listen for a few hours. If you're looking for a nice, easy listen with a HEA, then I think you'll enjoy this one! Verla Bond did a great job narrating this story. She read with emotion that really brought the characters to life. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by her in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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A fun little romantic comedy

Mine to Five by Tara September was a fun little romantic comedy that was super quick to read. The narrator spoke clearly and portrayed Malanie perfectly with her attitude and spunk. This one was quite entertaining. Mine to Five by Tara September was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

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Good for each other personally & professionally

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 professional at all times becomes harder & harder as they both realise that they might be the best thing to happen to each other personally & professionally. The audiobook was good. Verla Bond's voice was clear & expressive. I definitely would listen to more narrations by her.

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office romance with a twist

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? Matthew Ryans was a man on the fast track to being completely burned out. Lost. Drifting. He thought all may be lost until he find that one encounter makes him look forward to the new day. The new excitement working though him. Mine to Five was not a new concept of romance, but it did give you some different ways to look at things. It allowed for a different outcome. This year the new one will start of with more in store for two souls that needed something different to their future. Verla Bond gave a distinct portrayal of both male and female. She carried the narration with clarity. ***** I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Tara September. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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A Lovely Holiday Quick Read!

Smart And Steamy With A Sweet Happy Ending! In Matthew & Melanie’s Slow Burn Romance, A Has-Been Marketing Genius Finds The Inspiration He Needs In His New Young Assistant Melanie Thomas, twenty-four, has worked tirelessly over the past months and it has finally paid off. With an MBA from NYU, she set her sights on marketing and has become an online marketing guru. She begins her dream job tomorrow at the McCain Marketing Agency as the Creative Assistant of Marketing for Mr. Ryans, Senior VP of Consumer Products and an award-winning marketing genius. As a grad student Melanie had done a case study on him and admires his brilliant campaigns. Mr. Ryans has always worked solo in the past, however. Mr. McCain himself hired Melanie, explaining that Ryans has been in a funk, and she is being assigned to team with him on a trial basis. Melanie agrees to meet her boyfriend at Surge, a hot upscale nightclub in Manhattan, in what she anticipates to be a celebration. Getting stood up is the last thing she saw coming. Professor Joseph Kinnear had been her first serious relationship. After over a year and a half together, she never thought it would end like this. All dolled up in her red dress and alone in the crowded club, she had thought he wanted to take things to the next step, not toss her away over a phone call. Matthew Ryans, thirty-eight, knows his job is in jeopardy. He has two big pitches coming up in December, and his career depends upon them. After a decade at McCain, he had anticipated being named CEO upon McCain’s retirement. He can hardly believe it might end like this, but marketing is a fickle field. Ryans had achieved success by doing everything his way, but in the end his devotion to work may have been the cause of his burnout. Tomorrow he will have to learn to work with his new assistant, but it is probably the beginning of the end for him. Matthew had lived a playboy lifestyle, schmoozing with the elite, which is almost a requirement for making it to the top in his field. He finally settled on Bianca, a Broadway dancer and choreographer, and they have an arrangement of sorts. She loves to be the center of attention and has many admirers, but that suits Matthew just fine. He is not the jealous type, never has been. He doesn’t understand what has overcome him and left him uninspired of late. He heads to Surge to drown his sorrows, and cannot believe his luck when the beauty in the red dress sits beside him. Matthew and Melanie meet as strangers at Surge, but hours later they meet again under very different circumstances. As mature adults, they both agree to keep things professional and forget about the night before. Melanie takes her career seriously. She doesn’t want to risk being accused of sleeping with the boss to get ahead. Matthew never crosses the line at work and knows he needs to keep it that, even if he had met Melanie before she became his assistant. Although things are awkward at first, they agree to begin anew. They build a working relationship, but their long hours and easy comfort with one another make friendship inevitable. When jealousy enters the pictures, though, it becomes harder to deny the true nature of their feelings. In Matthew and Melanie’s slow burn workplace romance, a has-been marketing genius finds the inspiration he needs in his new young assistant. They make a perfect team, but their story gets complicated once they mix business with pleasure. This is a lovely holiday quick read – smart and steamy with a sweet happy ending. It is nicely written and plot-driven. The characters are nicely developed given the length. The story is written in third person. The POV alternates between Matthew and Melanie. I rate this book 4.5 stars. As for the Audio: it is nicely performed and consistent with the book. I received an audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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A great office romance

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, no recollection of what happened and close to being late to her new job. I think you already know who her boss is, so I won’t mention it. I am a romance reader. I read mostly Romance and I read a lot of Romance. Having a one-night stand with a stranger and realizing the next day that said stranger is actually your boss is not something new. It was explored in many other novels. But the way the author created these two is so heartwarming. Both are mature enough to see past their first encounter and have the good sense to start a healthy working relationship. I love how they evolve, and I love how comfortable they feel together. But when work gets in the way, it’s difficult to keep the personal items at bay. An interesting plot, a little predictable, but with a good execution. The narration was good. Verla Bond added a great voice to our main characters’ personalities and I did enjoy listening to her. However, I would have wanted a better interpretation of the male characters. With Melanie, she did a great job pointing out her moments of despair, but with Matthew I wanted a more decisive pronunciation or something that could give me a more “male vibe”, somehow. All in all, I loved the book and I cannot wait to discover her other titles. I am giving 4 stars to the story mostly because of the predictability of the plot. But I had a lot of fun listening to the story and I would love to reread it. It was perfect for an evening of relaxation.

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Quick, spunky, and fun!

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 Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Tara September. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Great Read

Mine to Five was a great read by Tara September. Melanie plans on celebrating the upcoming holiday season and starting her dream marketing job with her boyfriend. Unfortunatley for her, he wants to be seeing other women. She decides to confide in a stranger at a bar and let go for one night. Unfortunately foor her that stranger happens to be her new boss, Matthew. His job is on the line and his new assistant, Melanie, is distracting him. I really enjoyed this book. I loved Verla Bond's narration and the life that she brought to the characters. I can't wait to read more by Tara September.

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Good book, amazing narrator!

Mine to Five by Tara September was a very well written novel. At times a bit predictable, but sometimes that is what you're looking for when you want to escape in a book! So many times its hard to get through an audio book or you decide not to listen at all to a book because of the narrator. Not a problem at all when it came to this audible book! Verla Bond is a joy to listen to and I would probably listen to her read from a phone book if given the opportunity! The story of the young gorgeous woman jilted by her cheating boyfriend is something many women can connect to! I really enjoyed the twists and turns the author took with the story and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to enjoy a lighthearted book! I recieved this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Short and sweet

This was a great cute listen. I really liked the storyline and characters. The back and forth and hotness of the H and h was cute and built up sweetly. The narrator did a great job as well.

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  • 07-02-20

Great True Romance

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.

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  • 06-28-20

Sweet, Holidya Office Romance

Title: Mine to Five Author: Tara September Format: Audio Narrator: Verla Bond Genre: Contemporary Romance, Office, holiday Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Melanie and Matthew Steam Level: Steamy but not too graphic 4/5 Mine to Five is a cute contemporary office romance. It's a fast listen - funny and sweet. Melanie's fiery temper was hilarious and I loved both Matthew and Melanie's moms. Taking place in a little over a month Mine to Five warms up the holidays with the chemistry between Matthew and Melanie. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • J. Allen is in reviewer jail
  • 05-26-20

sweet and spicy office romance

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 this voluntary review.

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  • 05-20-20

entertaining romance

A romantic and passionate office-based romance. This is an extremely enjoyable story, and the narration is perfect!

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  • CJ.wholovestolisten
  • 01-12-20

Truly wonderful

Sweet, funny and so wonderful! I so loveeeed this and can't help but to devour this in one sitting. Tara is so brilliant in writing this, same as Verla in narrating this book with a clear and amazing voice. So looking forward for their other works!

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  • Danii
  • 01-08-20

Great

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 eye. When her boyfriend misses their date she doesn't expect someone else to answer his phone. After confiding to a sexy stranger in a bar Melaine's night takes a heated turn. Little does she know the guy he went home with is her new boss. Mine to five is an office romance set at Christmas and new year time. It isn't overly Christmasy so it can be read all year. It's available on Kindle Unlimited. I highly recommend this author and will consider reading her books in the future. 5 out of 5. It's great. *Audiobook Tour read. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.