Hot Desk is the latest novel from Zara Stoneley which while offering the reader pure escapism, also gives a glance into working arrangements many post-covid are facing.
Zara writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’. She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo, a cocker spaniel puppy and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat.
Same desk, different days.
A post-it note is just the beginning…
Alice loves her job and wants to keep it – whatever the price. But then she’s told the company is switching to flexible working and hot-desking…Alice’s desk might look like a mess, but she knows exactly where everything is. Or she did. Until she found out she’s going to share it with the most annoying guy in the office.
Jamie can work from anywhere. He’s quite happy to sweep his work life into a box at the end of the working day. But can sharing a desk with Alice be as much fun as teasing her in person?
With no option but to try it and see, will their relationship turn into open warfare or will it ever progress beyond a post-it note?
We fell in love with Zara Stoneley’s work when we read The Dog Sitter and have now read everything she’s released. And we have to conclude that Hot Desk is her best release to date.
It’s funny, quirky and original and doesn’t shy away from looking at issues that adults face, work worries, financial concerns and owning property. It’s humorous and lighthearted in its delivery. It’s pure escapism, perfect for curling up on the sofa with or reading on the way to work.
You can get a copy here!